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Slip On, Into Any Disguise

Saturday, March 15, 2008

Today's cheesefest video is brought to you by the fact that I tried on my trenchcoat last night, and it's about 2 (or more) inches too big around the waist and stomach, after buttoning.

I need new clothes!

But I try to be frugal so right now it's discount land for me. Today I ordered a few tops and a blazer, ostensibly for autumn though I may be wearing them earlier than that. They are 3 sizes smaller than the clothes I am wearing today.

PS I'm a sucker for a cheesy video, particularly from the '80s. There will be more. ...

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JESPAH 3/16/2008 10:43AM

    Ha, that's too funny -- I tend to clap while driving. I should stop doing that. :)

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SPARKNMOM 3/15/2008 9:29PM

    HA! Apparently I'm a sucker also. I went to the link and when they got to the part when they clap, I also clapped, but my laptop fell off my lap onto the floor. I have to control my clapping or get a better grip on my computer! LOL Hubby just looked at me like I'm nuts...which I am. He also said he remembers this song done by the muppets on Sesame Street...huh...

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Little Darling

Friday, March 14, 2008

It's been a long, cold, lonely (well, not really, but it's in the lyrics) Winter.

And I'm freakin' sick and tired of it!

But it's getting better. Today started off sunny and not too bone-chillingly cold. Then while I was on the bus, the cloud cover started to turn from slate to sky to a color kind of like persimmon. There were horizontal striations; the whole thing looked a little like what it might look like when you look at the sky from the surface of Jupiter. When you're looking at the Jovian sky, that is.

I'm very sick of Winter, and so is everyone around me, and it doesn't help when, week in and week out, at least half of the nights go down to below freezing. Per the Weather Channel, it's colder than the norm so this isn't all in my head.

But -- and I risk jinxing things by saying this -- it hasn't snowed in quite a while. Perhaps next week I can finally shed my glove liners, and maybe my scarf if I'm really feeling ambitious.

I feel like ice is slowly melting.

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JESPAH 3/14/2008 5:35PM

    Ah, I'm glad you like it. I love that song, and loved George the most of the four. Paul was never really "the cute one" for me. I think I like "Across the Universe" the most of all of their tunes.

At home, though, we're big Who fans. I think we own everything they ever recorded, even as solo artists. This means even stuff by John Entwhistle.

And -- grey skies -- oof --- so far so good right now and it's still light! W00p!

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BEKAH082 3/14/2008 12:20PM

    It's been a long winter in Seattle as well! Last summer we really didn't have a summer - it was cold and cloudy most of the time and then we got lots of rain and gray skies over the winter. Your YouTube link made me smile. Here comes the sun!

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SISNAMIL 3/14/2008 11:47AM

    I know what you mean, we were affected by the ice storm in December that had over 1/2 million people without power. I am just now starting to really thaw out.

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Kiss it good-bye

Thursday, March 13, 2008

Another cheesy hit.

And another round of stuff that's going to be gone from my life for good. Soon.

Right now I'm holding out until the weather is consistently good. Since this is New England, that could be never, but I'm counting on mid-April. And then -- man -- Goodwill is going to have a happy day. About all I'll hold onto are two jackets (because I need to have a jacket for next Winter, when I'll still be a transitional size, and I really don't want to spend serious money on in-between sizes), the long navy coat, some long underwear and a few sweaters. Other than that, it'll be gone.


Na na na na, na na na na, hey hey hey, good-bye.

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SPARKNMOM 3/13/2008 10:04PM

    Woohoo, GOOD FOR YOU!!

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JESPAH 3/13/2008 3:49PM

    Thank you -- ack Bekah I deleted your comment by mistake. ....!

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Late breaking news story

Wednesday, March 12, 2008

I got home tonight and got into a trying on mood. You know, check the closet, cross your fingers, and see what fits.

And -- lo and behold -- I was able to not only get into but actually button and have room in -- a long coat that I haven't worn since two jobs ago! That is, since a job I left in mid-October.

Of 2000.

No more wearing a jacket if I'm wearing a skirt or dress and need something else to keep me warm. I'll look professional. And cute. ;)

This has been a late breaking news story. We now return you to your regularly scheduled life, already in progress.

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JESPAH 3/13/2008 5:36AM

    Thank you -- some lovely comments to wake up to this morning!

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SPARKNMOM 3/12/2008 9:54PM

    Wow...that's great! I find these little successes so motivational!! You're doing super!

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BEKAH082 3/12/2008 7:52PM

    Cheers to you! Congratulations!

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JESPAH 3/12/2008 7:37PM

    Thank you! {blush}

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ANNETTEMARIE63 3/12/2008 7:37PM

    WHOO HOO great job. keep up the great work. that is fantastic

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MSRO1976 3/12/2008 7:09PM

  That is phenomenal! There is no better surprise or feeling than that. Congratulations and keep up the good work!

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Yeah, Baby, She's Got it

Wednesday, March 12, 2008

Or you could look here:

Both are equally cheesy but the song spoke to me last week in a way that didn't really hit me until this morning. I was walking to the bus stop and just really striding. And fast, too!

Now, I always seem to have shin splints or ankle issues or some sort of weird nagging foot pain or whatever -- all of those dumb things that keep one from enjoying just walking. But today I was really on fire.

I don't want to jinx it but it really felt fabulous. Now if I could only bottle that.

Oh and another thing -- when the Monday weigh-in comes around, I suspect I'll be at 25 lbs. off. Yay me! :)


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