So for some reason I thought this dress was longer than it actually is. Since it is in fact, above the knee, I had to quickly (badly) shave my legs a bit this morning in order to make wearing a dress acceptable. I long for the day when hairy legs on women are no longer an issue. Will that day ever come? Or am I doomed to shave everyday for the rest of my life? On Friday, I had thought about wearing this dress, but decided on a different one. And it was a good decision too, since I found myself sitting beside a girl who was wearing this very dress on the way to work. I’m glad we managed to avoid a “who wore it better?” competition on the bus. I figured if that girl were on the bus again this morning, she wouldn’t be wearing the same outfit again so soon. And I hoped that no one else would either. I got the dress at H&M at Pacific Centre a couple months ago. The matching green sweater is from Old Navy at Richmond Centre. My necklace and ring are from UBC, my earrings are from a kiosk at Lansdowne Centre, and my bracelet is from Dollarama at Landosowne Centre. After seven days, I finally washed my hair on Saturday. As you can see, it is no longer straight. I’m fine with my natural waves, I just wish there wasn’t so much frizz.
Maybe the reason why I thought this dress was longer is because it was longer on that other woman who wore it. I should know by now that any dress is a short dress when I wear it.
I decided to wear another dress on Friday, despite the fact that my leg hair was growing back. It’s a slightly longer dress, and I figure most people aren’t looking closely at the bottom half of my legs, so it’s fine. I got this dress at Suzy Shier at Capilano Mall a couple years ago. Normally, pleated skirts make me think of old lady outfits or my kilt from my high school uniform, but I like it on this dress. Floral patterns on black dresses are my favourite. I got this green cardigan at Ross Dress For Less in the States. I pretty much like to wear my blue flower necklace from UBC whenever I have similar flowers in my outfit. This ring is also from UBC, and has unfortunately lost a stone. But you can’t tell unless you look at it really closely. I guess that’s what happens when you buy a cheap $15 ring in a student union building. But as long as the main stone in the middle stays intact, I will continue to wear it and get my money’s worth. My earrings are either from a mall kiosk or a hair product store, and my bracelet is from Dollarama. Can chipped nail polish please become a new trend? Because I would love that so much. I had gone seven days at this point without washing my hair. I know that may seem unacceptable to some of you, but look how good it looks. I mean, it’s not stunning, but it’s so neat and smooth. I knew I would be sad upon washing it again and succumbing to the inevitable frizz.
*Note: I originally posted this on my What are we watching? blog. But I figure it’s random enough that I should post it here as well.*
That probably makes you think of Rebecca Black doesn’t it? And now you hate me for getting that song stuck in your head? Well, that was actually not my intention. If I wanted to make you think of Rebecca Black, I would have called this post “Friday” or “It’s Friday” or “Gotta Get Down on Friday”. Or something like that. Everyone associates Friday with Rebecca Black. But am I the only one who remembers the song Today is Friday by Nuclear Donkey? Don’t have a clue what I’m talking about? Here…
Now do you remember? Or am I the only one? Sadly I couldn’t find an actual video of them singing it. But at least I was able to find the song. I used to love watching YTV. It was great when I was a kid. YTV provided classic after school entertainment for kids. I remember watching it when they had Treehouse with PJ Phil. And PJ Katie’s farm. And the Hit List. I remember watching Camp Cariboo and Rupert and Wishbone and Reboot. And Pinky and the Brain and Sailor Moon and Dexter’s Laboratory. I think YTV had much better taste back in the 90s.
Nuclear Donkey was a band formed by Jenny and Pat on the Zone on YTV. I specifically remember watching it when they sang the song Today Is Friday (Donkey Sneakers). I remember thinking how completely random it was. “Today is Friday, I hope you put your shoes on” and “Today is Friday, I hope you got your pants on” were random but also brilliant lyrics in my mind. Thinking about it kind of makes me want to go out and buy the YTV Big Fun Party Mix CD. So I can remember the awesomeness once again.
If you still don’t know what I’m talking about, then I feel bad for you. It would be upsetting to know that Rebecca Black’s song is the only Friday song that you’re familiar with. I’m so glad I was exposed to one long before it. I mean technically there’s also Friday I’m in Love by the Cure and Just Got Paid (Friday Night) by Johnny Kemp (yes, the N’sync version was a cover). And now there’s Katy Perry’s Last Friday Night as well. But I’ll always remember the one by Nuclear Donkey because it makes me feel nostalgic and reminds me of my YTV watching days as a kid.
I just thought I would share that since today is Friday. And I’m tired of people quoting and singing Rebecca Black when this day rolls around. I mean sure people love “partying” and I know that “everybody’s looking forward to the weekend”. But more importantly, I do “hope you got your pants on”. Please, for the sake of those around you. And “I hope you put your shoes on” if you’re going outside. Pat and Jenny really knew what they were talking about. “Today is Friday, thanks for putting your clothes on.”