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16 September 2010 @ 06:05 pm
daily life!  

I just looked at the APotD for the first time in four and a half months. It was a good day to go back to it, but given that I’ve looked at that site every day for ten years, it’s pretty goddamned weird that I haven’t looked at it at all since April. I’ve barely looked at the NGPotD, either, nevermind the news sites, and I’m four and a half months behind on Digger. For some reason I’ve kept up on Questionable Content, but that’s the only daily comic I’m still reading. My habits, they are shattered. OTOH, I’m walking 30+ miles a week and socializing, so ya wins some, ya loses some, and I think I’m winning some. :)

I have a vision. The vision is me with mid-back-length, Rogue-striped, flat-ironed hair (or flat-dried, since I don’t require flat-ironing, my hair being naturally stick-straight), a corset, skinny jeans, and great boots at SDCC.

Of course, my hair has *never* been that long, and it would take either hair extensions or until I’m 40 to get it that long, and I don’t own a corset and almost any boots that would go with that costume (like my knee-high suede stilettos) would be *crap* for walking around SDCC in, but it’s a nice vision anyway, isn’t it? :)

I just found an Irish shoemaker. Anybody care to guess how much bespoke shoes are? (I’ve no idea. I’ve emailed to ask.)

Lucy in the sky is diamonds: astronomers determine a collapsed star’s final state is a diamond…and it sings! Seriously, science is cooler than fiction. :)

The Road Home: miles to Isengard: 532.3

(x-posted from the essential kit)
 
 
 
irishkateirishkate on September 16th, 2010 05:39 pm (UTC)
Shades of Killashandra!
Geek of Weird Shit: sensualgows on September 16th, 2010 06:33 pm (UTC)
Wow . . . no kidding!
martianmooncrabmartianmooncrab on September 16th, 2010 07:03 pm (UTC)
that is cool about diamond stars...
SaffronRosesaffronrose on September 16th, 2010 07:21 pm (UTC)
Love the vision!
Too bad practical issues get in the way!
My hair grows 1" a *year*, so I know about that wait for the hair length. Then while I was in menopause, or due to psoriasis, my hair started to fall out and stopped growing. It seems to have resumed growing:only time will tell if I get ANY thickness back. Seems to run in my family.

Except for the fact that I'm rounder than you, and a G cup, I'd lend you one of mine. Most of mine were made by Anharad of Xcentricities http://www.corset.net/ If you were to order from them, and want a different fabric, you could a) supply the fabric or b) find, if you want a silk or a (Chinese silk) brocade, like that of the dress your mom made for you to resemble the House Of Cards cover, and if you can't locate it locally, go to http://www.thaisilks.com/ (it's in Los Altos, near Stanford Uni) and look around. The thumbnails are inadequate to give you an idea of the whole pattern, alas, but it's better than nothing. You can order from them, or you can print a swatch you like and take it to a good yardage shop.

Bespoke shoes usually start with a custom last, taken from your foot measurements. I *think* in Hong Kong that'll cost you at least $300. IF you have a hard to fit foot, it may be worth it to you. I have always dreamed of custom-made shoes and bras, as I have THE hardest time getting either item to fit me properly. I do have a high arch & thus a high instep, heels that are straight and don't work with most walking shoes with high backs or the "tendon pinch", and narrow heels, but a wide toebox, and I want PADDING on the sole. Picky me, I know.

I get APOD on my LJ, and I adore looking at many of the photographs. I wonder if Lucy features a particular cut...