Day 165: Time to Change the Bad Guys

What are Michael's reaction and facial expressions all about? I am talking ads again; it is difficult to come up with topics everyday, and usually, as I am pondering the universe and all things worthy of discussion in it, ads come on the TV. And like I said a few days ago, ads are interesting. For the most part. Is it really so surprising that Anita* would buy a Jeep. It is like Michael suddenly has a new respect for his wife who, prior to this, is only the spawner of his progeny and the tidier of his house (while also trying to hold down her own corporate job). You can see his mind is ticking over. Such a surprising move from someone he had had pigeon-holed may lead to all sorts of other ideas about what else in their relationship is changeable. Give him time though. Once he starts to question such a radical move, he will suspect there is something behind it. He will probably come to the conclusion, right or not, that she is having an affair. Why else would people do things so unlike themselves? This Jeep is the end of a perfectly dull marriage. All that from thirty seconds.

* We don't get to know her name. I gave her one.

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Eek! I just remembered I am supposed to be doing a book club thing again this month and I haven't read the book. Why do I do this? We are supposed to be reading The Silver Linings Playbook. Good news is I have actually started. It is quite different from the movie in many ways. They changed his dad a lot (so far) to give Robert De Niro a much better role to play. It is interesting that the book club have looked at two books about mental illness for their last two choices. Topical, open and bright texts about mental illness can only be a good thing for illuminating a huge problem that lots of people don't want to talk about. In the time I was supposed to read that though, I finished Kathy Reich's Bones are Forever, and with that caught completely up to date with all her books and have to wait for the next one to be released (and then a little longer so it isn't so expensive). It means I can move onto another mystery writer and their protagonist. I am staying in the 'R's' and heading over to Peter Robinson's Inspector Banks. Banks is far more sensible and down to earth, from what I have read so far, than our Temperance Brennan is becoming. Temperance really should reconsider changing careers. She seems to be the only person on the planet able to do what she does. It necessitates her jetting off thousands of miles out of her jurisdiction to solve crimes no-one else can. And she inevitably ends up captured and narrowly escaping death. Surely there is a limit to how much the cleverest little forensic anthropologist in the world needs to risk.

The Outfit
Dress: Op-shopped
Top: Op-shopped
Gloves: Cannot recall where from
Flowered Necklace: CCJJSS, worn as a headband
Bracelets: Op-shopped and cheap and cheerful junk jewellery stores somewhere
Shoes: Irregular Choice

Photographer de Jour: Moi

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  1. Interesting. I don't see them as married, if they were they would have decided on a car together or she would have at least told him in advance that she was thinking of buying a jeep. Also interesting has his expression displays both a sense of how impressed he is with her choice and how little respect he had for her prior to learning she bought a jeep. Another reason I see them as not yet married. I say 'yet' but I think she could do better.

    1. I think it's more that his look seems to say he underestimated her. Interesting that you think they aren't married. I have started polling people for their take on that. So far, with a sample of one, I have married but that may change. I suppose he must have some faith if he has let her make that decision all on her own. Mmmmmm. It's a mine field.

  2. I love how you mixed the patterns! That skirt is absolutely gorgeous and you look gorgeous in it.
    Thanks for linking up for Favorite Fashion Friday. Hope to see you back this week!
    Penniless Socialite

  3. I just found you via the Literary Junkies link-up and I LOVE what you're doing with your fashion/outfit posts. Love!!!!


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