What with one thing and another, mostly another, I found I was without a blog post for today. I mean, sure, I wrote things. A feeble response to an online article I read, the beginnings of a short story that went nowhere, and a silly thing about the Biblical character Job calling Heaven’s customer complaint… Read More Thoughts on Squashed Snakes, Self-Publishing, and the End of the World as We Know It
We have an interesting development in our mysterious M.A.’s diary (first discussed here): it looks like she gave considerable thought into how she presented herself, clothing-wise. How many philosophers can you name spent time thinking of such things? Yeah, same here. And yet, it can be argued, it is hardly a trivial pursuit. How you dress… Read More Thoughts from a Noble Woman: On Clothing and Fashion Mishaps
I’ve been on a mission to clean out my closet and change up the old wardrobe. My goal is to eliminate morning angst. I want to be able to pop into the closet, grab a shirt, pants & blazer — and by that I mean any shirt, pants & blazer – and boom, I’m out… Read More She’s Come Undone: Crisis Looms in Women’s Office Wear
At work last week, one of the Attendance clerks was wearing the prettiest blue top you ever did see. But when I was in the Break room with her, before the school bell rang, she admitted something. The top was brand-new; she bought it at Ross. Brought it home, was cutting the tags off and…… Read More Girl Talk in the Break Room
Bent over, dress over my head, I question all my life choices.… Read More Meltdown in the Dressing Room
Here’s something you may not know about me: I love thrift stores. If I see one, I gotta stop. This includes on vacations. Which is why I now know Oregon has some mighty nice thrift stores. Even their Goodwill stores border on classy. At one, the outside sign said, “Goodwill Boutique.” You think I’m kidding, but… Read More Say What?
Does anyone else remember the days when shoe salespeople would hover over you, ask what you wanted, measure your feet, go to the back of the store to retrieve the box, and then actually put the shoes on your feet? Actually touching your feet?! Wow. Sure glad those hellish days are over. Aren’t you? No… Read More Shoe Shopping for the Stylish Ninja Wannabe
Today marks the beginning of a new feature at Feeding on Folly — Saturday Smile — where I’ll share with you something that made me smile during the week, be it a site or blog I found, something I read, or an experience I had. I’ll share it with the hope of making you smile too.… Read More Unexpected Compliments