Monday, May 20, 2013

Day 140: So Ordinary It Hurts

Almost needed to have a day of absolute plainness after the last little effort this weekend. I have Eurovision Drain. People at work are slightly disappointed that Candy didn't come in this evening. I think they like her more than me. But it is the classic 'plain' friend thing—all the work, all the stress and worries, all the brains, but no-one really notices you. It is rom-com staple fodder. Oh well. Just have to run with it. In the end the plain one usually wins, unless it's a French film.

On the 25 F(or) 25 front, didn't have to wiggle too much on the scales for another kilo off this week. That's five since Vietnam, and three from the goal loss—twenty-two to go. I didn't really do anything to get there this week except feel unwell and eat only small amounts of comforting carbs. But I got my grass fed butter and meats this week and am back on the bandwagon with minimal carbs and as little as possible sugar. The boy bought me a beautiful little teaspoon (I have an OCD requirement to have a special spoon in my coffee cup at all times), which is smaller than normal and so I have less sugar as a result. Good move V——.

Irene               List_Addict

I have been a reading dynamite this week. Well, not really. When you are reading a ridiculous twenty books at the same time (I am trying to chisel that down to something a little more manageable), there comes a time when you suddenly seem to have finished a large number in a short time. Two in the last two days and a couple more may fall prey to my ravaging appetite in the next few days. The two were Lee Child's Die Trying, the second Jack Reacher novel, and Mockingjay by Suzanne Collins, the last of the Hunger Games trilogy. No rocket science, but the latter is a really interesting series which does raise some provoking questions about media-centric societies and the price of freedom, if it is purchaseable. I wouldn't be surprised if there aren't already some eager-beaver literary students studying these texts via theorists and having some interesting things to say. I would myself, but I am still waiting for someone to please do my PhD applicaton for me. I mean, people, how long will you keep me waiting. Go with something like: 'If there had been a TV in every living room sixty years ago, this country does not elect a man in a wheelchair: Reality Television and Celebrity as political power in Big Brother, the Hunger Games Trilogy and Chuck Palahnuik's Invisible Monsters'. Make it up, throw in some references. I'll work it out when I get there. The Jack Reacher novel was slightly unrealistic. Okay. Quite significantly unrealistic. But most crime fiction is to a degree. I started reading it after seeing the Jack Reacher movie as an experiment: I passed, I have, thankfully, been able to retain a non-Tom-Cruise-esque picture of the protagonist at this stage. Must beware of this if they happen to bring out more movies.


The Outfit
T-shirt: Threadless, gifted
Cardigan: Op-shopped
Skirt: Op-shopped
Belt: Factory Outlet Store in Las Vegas (ping, oops, sorry, I dropped a name)
Shoes: Irregular Choice


Photographer de Jour: Moi


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7 comments:

  1. I love that your Tee says, "Middle Earth". I'm also crazy about your sandals. Nice outfit on you - bit "blah" on your non-curvaceous mannequin ;-)

    Spashionista (Alicia)

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  2. I agree with Alicia, a Middle Earth shirt is anything but ordinary! I used to love Jack Reacher novels until TC got the part, but you've shown me I can get past that! Thanks for linking up.

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  3. Sometimes simplicity is truly beautiful!

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  4. That t-shirt looks like fun! Poor Irene, she just can't get a break. I love the sandals too.

    Sue xo

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  5. I think that a blank canvas is plain your outfit was just understated... Dieting I am having a hard time with it too. In my mind getting the weight off should be simple just follow the plan. My emotional self-sabotaging self has another and so far that part of myself is winning.
    I just watched that Tom Cruise movie playing that character. What was most annoying is that the setting of the movie was in Pittsburgh PA. HA not one actor in the movie had a Pittsburgh accent and they have very distinct accents. Not only did they not have one they showed streets that don't really connect to one another. My husband had to keep telling me to be quiet so he could enjoy that movie...
    I like the sandals you chose by the way hope to see them again. My mannequin has a name too. She is Esmeralda, I will have to put a post up on my blog about her.

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    1. It is sort of fun when you know a place and you can pick it's depiction apart in a film - although significant others don't always seem to think so. I loved the part of the film where he walked into that bar and they somehow managed to make him seem taller than everyone in there. That is creative shooting. I cannot wait to see Esmeralda!!!! Irene is very excited :)

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