Tuesday, August 9, 2011

In the circumstances

I really upsets me when clients lie to me to get what they want. And I understand that it is a survival skill for some or just normal practice to get things done in different cultures. But on days when I haven't slept the night before I do not like spending 10 minutes explaining why I can't do what they want me to and asking questions only to discover that "out of the house shopping" really means "not actually arrived in Canada yet".

aug 9 2011

There is absolutely nothing interesting about this outfit. Except perhaps that the whole thing including  hair and makeup (such as they are) took 15 mins to throw together... Then I went back to bed for a 1/2 hour!
dress: Joe Fresh
sash: Gap
scarf: ??
necklace: one of those stores that carries lovely things from countries like Bangladesh and similar
broach: from a Ricki's top
glasses: Prada
shoes: Teva



Today I'm thankful for potatoes. I mean, they are perfect vessels for any topping. Tonight is new garden potatoes with a garam masala basil cream sauce! (I made it up because I'm trying to use up my spices. It may be terrible.)

EDIT: The potatoes are not bad, a little strange, but not bad at all!

Also has anyone ever watched Coupling? The original English version? Absolutely brilliant...
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13 comments:

Katie, Interrobangs Anonymous said...

Ahh - Coupling!!!

Ahem:

"That’s the sock gap. Miss it, and suddenly you’re a naked man in socks. No self-respecting woman will ever let a naked man in socks do the squelchy with her."

"I need breasts with brains. I don’t mean individual brains, obviously... I mean, not a brain each. You know, I like intelligent women, but you’ve got to draw the line somewhere."

"I never use my tongue on people! It's just for stamps and emergencies!"

Chelsie and I watched the entire first season in one go, and I don't think I ever laughed so hard.

kristin said...

I love the colors and those shoes are super cute:)

Cara said...

It's not boring, it's inspiring! A black dress is one of the few practical pieces I grabbed for the month, so now I know it's possible to make a black dress exciting!

We're not trying to finish our spices (we have 25 different containers - that would just be a bit too intense for us!), but we're working on other items. Could be an interesting few weeks - we ran out of olive oil today, a staple we tend to always use!

Cara said...

Also - love Coupling... but now I forget how it all ends. Sigh - guess I'll have to watch the whole thing over again!

Sarah Lou said...

I remember having coupling marathons in my student house when I was at Uni, one of the guys I lived with had the box sets - so funny :-) Hope you're well xx

Vanessa, Take only Memories said...

What a cute scarf!

Allison said...

I haven't watched coupling but maybe I should!
Any outfit that can be thrown on in 15 minutes and result in an extra 30 minutes of sleep in awesome in my book.
Potatoes are good vessels, aren't they? I like 'em with sour cream, cheese and bacon. Mmmm bacon.

Chelsie said...

YES!! Coupling = awesome! I think Katie and watched it in a cold cold house with no heat and when we would finish a season I would hop on my bike to go to a friend's house and get the next one. I have all four seasons and we re-watch the dvd's all the time.

laura said...

Yum, potatoes. You are so right about them being vessels for everything. Even if they're mashed, they still can be used as bowls for meat and soupy veggies! Yum, yum, yum!

I've tried watching Coupling a couple of times, and though I think it's hilarious, my husband isn't a fan. He's the same with other BBC shows that I lurve :(
♥ laura
the blog of worldly delights

geetabix said...

That is such a great outfit! It's amazing how you make a black dress summery.

Coupling is going to be my show for 2011 since it's on Netflix.

Sorry about the clients who lie. Some people just do. When I worked in a doctor's office a lady insisted that I bump another patient and squeeze in her "very sick baby." She showed up and it turned out to be her 19-year-old son who'd thrown up the day before.

Tia said...

Oh god, Coupling is effing brilliant. So many ridiculous quotes.

I like how the hot pink rose picks up on the warmer colors in the scarf. It's just so pretty.

Bella said...

I love the touches of color that just make this outfit pop! You wear the most amazing scarves!

Mrs. J said...

Never heard of "Coupling", but the first comment has me wondering. The outfit is interesting and cool because your wearing it! Plus I love your scarf and silk sash. Accessories rule!! :)