Hindsight being what it is, I sometimes think wistfully of the career I missed. Because when I was a teenager I was dumb. If I could do it over I would have gotten a library degree! What’s not to love? I adore books. I’d be surrounded by books! Win-win! Plus, if I were a school librarian, I’d be surrounded by books AND I’d get the whole summer off! Of course I wouldn’t make much money but hey – THE. WHOLE. SUMMER. OFF! Win-win-win!!
I’d like to think that if I had become a librarian I’d have thought to do this:
I wonder how long it took for them to come up with that?
Happy Hump Day everyone!
It started slowly; so slowly I thought it was just the fabric stretching out as it aged. But it kept going or growing, I guess I should say. For several weeks now I’ve noticed that my work slacks (the two go-to pair I love best) growing! At first it was just kind of interesting. They seemed to go back to “normal” after being laundered, sort of like the newer blue jeans with stretch? You wear them once, maybe twice and the waistband stretches out so they’re baggy around your waist? That’s kind of how my work slacks were behaving.
Then came the day when they didn’t return to what I consider normal. The waist bands on these babies always sag and bag now dang it. The black pair is my favorite but I spent most of yesterday hiking them up! I’m wearing the gray pair today. Last time I wore them I tried wearing a belt with them. Bleeping belt loops are worthless! Hubs says they were designed for fashion not function, and he is so right.
Rounder women need belt loops that keep the belt in place Designers! [Warning! Tangent alert: There was one line of jeans that had functional belt loops, I think it was Lee’s women’s jeans but don’t quote me on that. I haven’t bought new jeans in over a year so I haven’t been following design trends.]
Back to function over fashion. I have a waistline. A real waistline, with hips that are bigger than my waist. When I wear a belt that is improperly supported by dysfunctional belt loops, the belt rides up and cuts into me. This is not acceptable Designers!
So, I’m wearing the gray slacks today sans belt, plus safety-pin. I folded over about two inches of fabric at the waistline, fastened it with a safety-pin and wah-la, my pants don’t fall down! It looks a little funny under my blouse; kind of bumpy and bulky, but that’s a small price to pay for keeping my pants on!
Now…if we could just get all those young men out there to use safety-pins!
Seriously, I have a new addiction: The Meta Picture.
OMG people, how have I gone this long on the web and never seen this before!? Some folks adore Pinterest; others Facebook abso-freakin-lutely everywhere. And I think Youtube is still extremely huge, isn’t it? I never had much interest in Pinterest (see what I did there?) and I cancelled my Facebook account some time ago. I do occasionally visit Youtube, but it’s usually via a link from another site.
Now I’ve found my go-to website and I’m not even sure how I originally landed onit. I think it was linked to on a blog I follow, but since I follow a LOT of blogs who knows which one? THANK YOU whoever you are! Now I spend all day (okay, parts of the day) checking to see what new posts are up there. This is one of my favorites:
Then there’s this cool shi…uh, stuff:
Amazing paper art by Peter Callesen…
Not to mention this page:
One of the coolest fountains I’ve ever seen…
Unfortunately, this awesomeness causes me all sorts of grief. I have the page saved to my desktop so I can pop over there to grab a smile when I have a moment between tasks. The problem begins when I get to the bottom of the first page. There are NINE more pages! I can’t just ignore those pages can I? What if some cool new post is in there somewhere? So I end up hitting Next over and over and over. Then an email will pop up and one of my attorneys will ask where that report is they needed half an hour ago. Wait…what? I’ve been hitting Next for an hour and a half?!
You see my problem. It’s just like crack!
But I can stop. No really, I can stop whenever I want.
Maybe after one more page…
Disclaimer: Like all interactive sites there are some idiots who post garbage I wouldn’t waste my time on, but mostly that type of post is infrequent. Just be forewarned.