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Mooi geel is niet lelijk!

I'd been eyeing these bright yellow, green and cream Quick lace-up boots for a week or two...Yesterday, they finally came home with me. My Dad nearly choked on his ice tea when I showed them to him, they're that bright; and this morning, some of my co-workers shaded their eyes before commenting on my latest acquisition. In other words: they're a huge success. I think I might take them with me to Moonlight Rising, see what JM thinks! Maybe they'll inspire him to finally ditch those awful white trainers he seems so fond of wearing all the time.

Suzanna came in with a new do this morning, which has inspired me to scrape together all my courage and put myself back in the hands of my hairdresser again, because at the moment it just looks horrible. And if I can make an appointment with Juan, I'm sure he can salvage some of what his assistant ruined last time I went in. I know that sleek is all the rage these days, but my hair never wants to stay that way, and I'm too effin' lazy to bother with styling...plus I hate all those sticky gels and stuff.

As usual, my weekend was far too short to fit in all the things I'd like to do, but at least I managed to watch and discuss Winding Roads with db2305 on Saturday. We got so caught up in the discussion, of WR, of JM, of AtS's recent cancellation, and of fanfic, that I never got around to inspecting her fashion purchases. Luckily, she remembered at the very last minute, and doubled back to show me her new pinkish/tan flat-soled sandals, which I'm sure will look marvelous on her this summer.

Kraftwerk are playing Amsterdam tonight. Unfortunately, I found out about it too late to get a ticket...and besides, I've got an elsewhere to be. Pity; I'll just have to make do with my CD-Rom drive today.

Comments

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bogwitch
Mar. 29th, 2004 01:23 am (UTC)
Do you think JM would like ladies boots? They'd delightful with the kilt.
gamiila
Mar. 29th, 2004 01:44 am (UTC)
Do you think JM would like ladies' boots?

Why ever not, what's not to like about ladies' boots?

But I actually meant to inspire him into a more colourful choice of footwear. If he wants to ruin his feet by wearing trainers all the time, that's his look-out; but he could stand to be a bit more adventurous at least in his choice of colour. White is just so bleuuggghhhh...
bogwitch
Mar. 29th, 2004 01:49 am (UTC)
His whole wardrobe (pile of clothes?) is bleuuggghhhh, why should his feet be any different. Men don't have a lot of choice though, but I like the black boots on them best.
gamiila
Mar. 29th, 2004 03:00 am (UTC)
Men don't have a lot of choice though

I beg to differ: granted, they don't have as broad a range to choose from as we do, but if they're willing to look and windowshop, they should be able to find something a little more shall we say, distinctive?

And trainers come in all shapes and colours. Going for white running shoes just says 'I've got no imagination whatsoever, and I hate shopping for shoes anyways'.
bogwitch
Mar. 29th, 2004 03:03 am (UTC)
I hate shopping for shoes anyways'

I think that hits the nail on the head.
gamiila
Mar. 29th, 2004 03:12 am (UTC)
Sad, but true...why can't men take more care with their appearance? Why's it always us that have to find the time to dress them? I have yet to find a boyfriend that I don't have to make over fashion sense-wise...
bogwitch
Mar. 29th, 2004 04:03 am (UTC)
::sigh::

Yeah. Mine refused to be made over, although I did get him in some better T-Shirts. I was just trying to make him a little more punk. He has so far refused to put on my old, long black coat. Git.
gamiila
Mar. 29th, 2004 05:15 am (UTC)
He has so far refused to put on my old, long black coat.

Well, that's just stupid. I'm sure he'd look fantastic in an old, long black coat (is it leather?).
bogwitch
Mar. 29th, 2004 05:25 am (UTC)
Yes. It's very 70's with big lapels. I got it for 2 pounds fifty when I worked for Oxfam. Doesn't fit me anymore, alas.
gamiila
Mar. 29th, 2004 05:37 am (UTC)
Sounds divine. Keep trying!
bogwitch
Mar. 29th, 2004 01:26 am (UTC)
Just noticed the 'pocket calculator'. Bob is always going on about that song. It's funny I've got 'Cracked LCD' by Ladytron stuck in my head right now and it's like a modern version of that Kraftwerk idea.
gamiila
Mar. 29th, 2004 01:55 am (UTC)
According to one of the Kraftwerk line-up, Ralf Hütter, Kylie Minogue's 'Can't Get You Out Of My Head' is pure Kraftwerk, so I suppose it's not entirely impossible that any other artist or band, in this case Ladytron, weren't influenced by them...
bogwitch
Mar. 29th, 2004 02:34 am (UTC)
You should hear Ladytron. There's no question they were influenced by Kraftwerk and Depeche Mode, just with a girl singer and the occasionally more modern beat. Their album could fool you in places that it was recorded in the early eighties.
gamiila
Mar. 29th, 2004 02:45 am (UTC)
You should hear Ladytron. There's no question they were influenced by Kraftwerk and Depeche Mode

I think I will, now. It sounds like just the sort of thing I might enjoy! Are they on Internet, I wonder? I'll just go look!
bogwitch
Mar. 29th, 2004 02:49 am (UTC)
There is a Ladytron.com
gamiila
Mar. 29th, 2004 03:02 am (UTC)
Yep. I'm there now (or I would be if work would let me)...
bogwitch
Mar. 29th, 2004 03:05 am (UTC)
Tell you what, I'll burn you a copy.
gamiila
Mar. 29th, 2004 03:15 am (UTC)
Ooooooh, lovely! You are so good to me!
bogwitch
Mar. 29th, 2004 04:17 am (UTC)
I know.
viciouswishes
Mar. 29th, 2004 01:50 am (UTC)
Maybe they'll inspire him to finally ditch those awful white trainers he seems so fond of wearing all the time.

They are horrible. But as a friend of mine pointed out, they are proof of his heterosexuality, which was important if said female wanted to date him.
gamiila
Mar. 29th, 2004 02:43 am (UTC)
they are proof of his heterosexuality

Are they? Hmmm...must be an American distinction. I know enough gay men that go for white, too!
viciouswishes
Mar. 30th, 2004 12:11 am (UTC)
Lol. All the gay men I know stay away from the bright white trainers.
calove
Mar. 29th, 2004 10:56 pm (UTC)
The boots sound... umm... interesting. God, you are going to be so unimpressed with my choice of footwear at MR. *note to self: don't pack white trainers*

Good luck with the hairdresser - although if it's sleek you want, get yourself some ceramic straightening irons. I love mine with a passion. In minutes they transform my frizzy mass into something resembling sleek without the need for anything sticky. So clever.
gamiila
Mar. 29th, 2004 11:11 pm (UTC)
God, you are going to be so unimpressed with my choice of footwear at MR. *note to self: don't pack white trainers*

I thought you were going to get those shoes you'd lusted over at L K Bennet's? They sounded like they might ust be the thing.

But if white trainers are what you have and you feel comfortable in, bring them! Who cares what I think? You'll need a pair of trainers to go traipsing round New York with, anyway. Which reminds me, must talk to Fran about us staying at her place. You'll like the Upper Eastside. And if she can't have us, I've already been informed we can stay at the House of Redemption (a church property, used to belong to the Vanderbilts but is primarily used as a retreat for overworked vicars these days).
calove
Mar. 29th, 2004 11:23 pm (UTC)
In truth, I only wear the white trainers at the gym. And they aren't so much white as silver-ish and turquoise... Can't bring myself to part with £135 for a pair of shoes, sweet as the little shoes are, but I did buy myself a pair of Roberto Vianni ankle boots in the sale last week. But they are a very staid and very dull chocolate brown.

I was just thinking we should start to sort out some accommodation in NYC. I was thinking along the lines of a run-of-the-mill hotel but, blimey! You know the most interesting people! A retreat for shagged out vicars - coo!
gamiila
Mar. 29th, 2004 11:29 pm (UTC)
You know the most interesting people!

I suppose I do: I know you, don't I? ;-)
calove
Mar. 30th, 2004 03:03 am (UTC)
Oh, bloody hell.

*note to self: get interesting by June*
gamiila
Mar. 30th, 2004 03:29 am (UTC)
Bags o' time!
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