Sixty-second day of work selfie

It’s usually cold in the morning, but I thought it would get too hot later in the day for a jean jacket.  But then I decided that I didn’t care because I really wanted to wear it.  I love my denim jackets.  I got this one from Old Navy.  I usually like my denim in the darkest wash possible, but I like this one too.  I shaved my legs a bit better this morning so I could wear a shorter dress.  I made the mistake of shaving my underarms and then putting on deodorant.  It burned.  I won’t be making that mistake again.  Except that I most likely, probably, definitely will.  This black dress is from Stitches.  I used to wear it a lot when I worked at Jacob Lingerie, because of our all black dress code.  I had to wear a tank top under it today since I don’t quite fill it out enough.  I think I made it work without one at Jacob Lingerie, since I invested in a lot of good pushup bras during my time there.  And when you work at a lingerie store, plunging necklines aren’t a problem.  This red necklace was a gift from my grandma.  My bracelet is from Suzy Shier and my ring is from UBC.  I don’t know if you can see my metal earrings, but one is the shape of a toothbrush, and the other is the shape of a tube of toothpaste.  Because why not?  I bought them at a Christmas craft fair at South Arm Community Centre last year.  I wore them to my last dentist appointment because I could.  That was a horrible appointment though, because I had to get a wisdom tooth removed, and I was awake, T3s don’t work for me so I had no painkillers, they had to cut away a lot of gums, and it was painful.  I hate dentists.  So I don’t know why I’d want a reminder of them in the form of jewellery.  It seemed like a good idea at the time.  

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Forty-ninth day of work selfie

So I wore a dress with no leggings on Tuesday, not realizing how cold it actually was.  What a fail.  If there was ever a day when I should have worn pants, that was probably it.  But my leg hair was growing back fast, and I wanted to go bare legged while I still could without having to shave again.  I’m stubborn that way.  I don’t dress based on the weather.  I dress based on whether or not I’ve shaved, and based on what clean clothes I can find that sort of match.  I knew it might be cold and rainy that day, but I didn’t care.

This dress is slightly longer than my other dresses, so somehow I thought that would make it more weather appropriate.  I got it at an Orb warehouse sale at the River Rock Casino.  I feel like I should be wearing a cowboy hat or something, just because I’m wearing denim.  When I was in high school, at an all girls school, they had an idea one year that they would make Valentine’s Day fun by making it a “couples day”, where you could find a partner and dress as some sort of famous couple.  My friend and I did Brokeback Mountain.  I was Heath Ledger.  And I was amazing.  But we unfortunately didn’t win a prize for our awesome efforts.  Probably because it was also a Catholic school and they weren’t ready to accept our same sex love story.

Anyway, I love jean jackets.  I got this one at Old Navy on Robson Street downtown when I had leftover super cash to spend.  I didn’t want to wear an actual rain jacket or anything even though it was cold, because it’s June and I’ve set aside the boots and the jackets.  But this jean jacket seemed acceptable.  It looks as though I haven’t quite set aside the scarves just as yet.  At least not for cold days.  I got this one from a vendor at the UBC Sub.  I got the red necklace as a Christmas gift from my grandma.  The Supernatural wing earrings are from Fan Expo Vancouver, my ring is from UBC, and my bracelet is from Suzy Shier.  I thought about touching up my nails, but I think they’re too far gone now so I’ll just let them keep chipping away until there’s nothing left to see.

Forty-second day of work selfie

Yes, I own two of the same blazer in different colours.  After finding that green Vero Moda blazer at Winners, I discovered that The Bay had it in red.  Red is just so bold and bright and wanted to add more of it to my wardrobe.  But that mint green blazer was such a lovely colour too.  I debated briefly and then decided to purchase the red one as well.  One can never have too many Vero Moda blazers.  I just feel ready to take on the world when I wear it.  I got this black top from H&M.  I think it was at the one at West Edmonton Mall actually.  I’ve only been there once.  I was there for my brother’s and sister’s youth bowling tournament when they made it to the Nationals.  My dad was a coach and so they needed another adult to stay with them while he went to meetings.  So I got to spend 3 days standing in a bowling alley.  But on the first day, we had free time to briefly visit the mall.  I remember I almost bought this top in green, but I’m glad I decided on the black.  I remember there was no PST because it was Alberta so I was pleasantly surprised.  My video game heart necklace is from Fan Expo Expo Vancouver and my red earrings are from a kiosk at Lansdowne Centre.

Twenty-ninth day of work selfie

Day 2 of wearing pants.  Crazy.  But black pants don’t have to be boring when paired with colourful tops.  I got this one at Bootlegger at Lougheed Town Centre when I was shopping with my grandma one day.  In fact, she may have bought it for me.  I remember I wore it to an interview at Jacob and when I got hired I was informed of the all black dress code.  Which would have been fine, if I hadn’t been informed about it by the male assistant manager who was wearing a pair of jeans and an orange sweater.  Yes, I get that he couldn’t be expected to buy clothes from Jacob, but if we had to wear black, then why didn’t he?  We weren’t even allowed to wear jeans if they were from Jacob.  But I’m glad my current job allows me a lot more variety.  This blue cardigan from Ross is a repeat.  But the colour is so nice, I just had to wear it again.  The weather’s getting warmer, so I didn’t feel the need for a scarf.  Which is a shame, since I have so many.  But I’ll always have room for jewellery, in this case, earrings and necklace from Claire’s, and a bracelet from Suzy Shier.

Stay tuned for many more patterned tops paired with plain black pants.

Hot water costs 25 cents

I’ve been avoiding fast food lately.  A friend of mine gave it up for Lent and that made me think about how often I opt for fast food choices myself.  I’m not cutting it out entirely, but I think it would be healthier for me in general if I were to consume less of it.  Today, however, I went to McDonald’s.  Why?  Because my grandma, of all people, wanted to go. Why?  Because she had coupons.  You can’t argue with that logic.

We went to the one on No. 2 & Blundell in Richmond.  I’m not a big fan of this location.  Yes, I do consider myself to be somewhat of an expert regarding the various McDonald’s locations that exist in my area and the surrounding areas in which I travel.  I can’t remember why I didn’t like it but I think I had a bad experience there in the past.  I think the bathroom was dirty and the service was bad.

Anyway, the service was alright this time.  Except for one thing.  I went and ordered my McChicken sandwiches, fries, and drinks (no, they weren’t all for me, my brother and sister were there as well).  And I asked if I could also get a small cup of hot water.  My grandma also wanted hot water because that’s what she drinks.  It was bad enough that she was in a McDonald’s where they’ve apparently discontinued the grilled chicken sandwich that they used to have there and she used to order in the past.  She had to opt for one of their new bistro sandwiches, while eliminating the sauce, tomatoes, and ingredients that she cannot have in her diet.  Then again, she was the one who wanted to go there.

As for the water, I apparently could not have a small cup of hot water as I had so nicely asked for.  Apparently, hot water costs 25 cents.  Even if you’ve already bought stuff.  If I spend over $10 at McDonald’s, the least they could do is give me a small cup of hot water for free.  Hell, if I buy one item off the $1.39 menu, I expect that they’d let me have free water.  In other McDonald’s locations I’ve been to, they don’t charge you for water if you’ve bought something.  Even if you go to Starbucks or Tim Hortons, you can get hot water if you buy something.  So why does McDonald’s suddenly think that they’re water is such a precious commodity all of a sudden?

I don’t understand what the 25 cents is for.  Are they charging you for the cup?  No, because they’re more than willing to give you a cup to go get cold water.  And they’re willing to give you cold water for free.  So I guess they’re charging you for having boiled it?  The process of boiling it deserves a fee I guess?  But they boil water anyway, to make tea for the customers who order tea.  And those people aren’t being charged for the hot water, they’re being charged for the tea bag.  I guess it’s pretty much just a way for them to make a bit of an extra profit.  But I doubt that many people are asking for hot water.

I’d already paid, and I didn’t want to have to take out my Visa to pay for hot water.  Also I didn’t think I should have to.  So I asked for a cold water instead.  Which you do not have to pay for.  Usually they just give you tap water or something.  But here, they give you a small cup, so you can go fill it with water yourself where you fill your cups at the pop machines.  But there’s nothing to stop you from filling that cup meant for water with pop instead.  I find it interesting how they’re so overprotective of their hot water, but there are no regulations whatsoever put on their soft drinks.  Way to go, McDonald’s, way to go.