I feel like I’m reaching a point where I’ll start repeating parts of outfits if not whole outfits completely. When it comes to cold weather, I only have so much creativity. This picture was taken from the vantage point of one very sleepy (and very cute) boyfriend. Definitely one of those days I wish I could stay home and wrapped up in blankets. Don’t mind my huge pile of laundry.
This is the first time these jeans have been brought out into the world in many months. Sometime last fall or summer the zipper broke at the base, becoming disconnected and lost a few prongs, or whatever you call them. Since I spent some time working on my robe project last night, it made sense to finally attempt to fix these jeans. They’re my relatively expensive “nice” jeans, and I want to keep them in rotation. Long term plan will probably require replacing the whole zipper, but for now I used some fabric glue (best fixer ever) and stitches to create a new zipper end. Maybe it’ll last, maybe not. We’ll see.
I declare Tuesday to be grump day, the appropriate predecessor to Wednesday’s hump day. Right? Erm. Or just gump day, for more gumption in life and Bubba Gump shrimp. I’m already over the return of cold temps and I’m slowly losing my mind as you can tell. I’m trying to hold on to hope for spring with my (fleece-lined) festive tights and a dress, topped in my chunky wool sweater.
“Your cartoons are monuments to joylessness, nervously assembled jokes based on nothing from your life, or anyone’s life. You’re furious at me for being creative because you want to be able to create. You have all this rage and shame and loneliness — which I don’t even know how to feel, much less understand — and you decide to put what on paper? A duck.”
Look, we can argue all day long about whether or not Community “really bad” or just different when run by not-Dan-Harmon, but the above to me explains all you need to know. Danny Pudi is an excellent actor how can rise to the level of showing a complex character like Abed react with other people or with places that don’t get what he’s all about. He’s not just a self-aware pop-reference machine. He has to live honestly to himself and, more frequently, he has to face unsavory reactions to that. Especially now that Donald Glover’s Troy is gone. I was floored by this interaction. First the fake praise to the continued punishment and then to the truely punishing yelling. It led to resolution that isn’t perfect but explains human flaws.
Last week’s episode didn’t jump out as OMG the best. Honestly, the set up premise felt weak and silly. But the execution was great. The actors were great. These pairings, the feelings, those attacks, the low points… it’s all real. It’s not a play on character stereotypes or easy laughs.
I made the mistake last night of updating my phone right before bed, which led to waiting around for my phone/alarm to be ready to take to bed. (Romantic, I know) I passed the time by following updates on the Oscars and watching videos of segments, including Pharrell’s “Happy.” I’d heard this on the radio but didn’t realize it was him, as I’m used to his much different collaborations and N.E.R.D stuff. Anyway, I love it, and it’s impossible not to feel lifted a bit by watching and listening.
As a result of said late-night waiting around, I was not feeling waking up early this morning. Threw together a simple outfit that felt classy and got me through a morning buried in Excel and reports. Whoop!
One final note: if you build it, the cat will hang out in it. I just did this to make myself laugh, and without hesitation Sabrina had to check it out for herself.