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Thursday, February 02, 2006

Some Random Notes to Myself

For future reference and in no particular order.

1. The black suit that was a little on the warm side for a funeral in Indiana in June is NOT appropriate for a funeral in Germany in January. It is COLD in Germany in the winter. For the love of Pete, wear the navy blue suit with pants. Sure, it's not black, but at least you won't be freezing your tushie off. Alternately, buy a new black suit - with pants.

2. Similarly, as cute as those black interview shoes are - also not German winter friendly. Nor are they intended for walking long distances, or for long periods of time. For example, on days when you'll be out and about DC and then staying at school until 9 P.M. Buy some freaking boots to go with the pants suit, and something less about form and more about function for those days you'll be trekking around the city.*

3. Get your bangs trimmed. Not only will it look nicer, but it'll prevent pieces of hair from actually spearing you in the eye(s) whenever the wind blows.

4. Stop schlepping books back in forth when you KNOW you have no actual intent to read them. It only makes your back hurt. Plus, the 80 pound backpack totally doesn't go with your suit.

* A note to shoe makers everywhere - if you could somehow morph my Adidas tennis shoes into a smoking hot pair of black pumps, I would totally buy those. Please also consider making them in a size 10 1/2. Because, despite your salesman's claims to the contrary, the 1/8 inch difference between a 10 1/2 and an 11 really DOES matter. To me, it is the difference between wearing a shoe that fits and wearing one that will 1) give me blisters and 2) go flying if I happen to, say, slip down the stairs of a bus while disembarking, requiring a quick-reflexed gentleman in mess dress to reach out and catch my shoe before it buries itself into a nearby snow bank. Not that anything like that has ever happened to me.

ROFL! While you're at it, oh shoe making gods, make me a pair just like them -- in an 11. :)
Gargh! Shoes...Don't like them. Apparently one of my foot is bigger than the other, so they never fit right. That plus I have extra wide feet (but small size). *sigh* You wear size 10-1/2? You must be tall!
I always avoid shoe shopping until I absolutely, positively can't avoid buying them. It's a painful experience every single time. Largely because of stupid salesmen.

My favorite? I come in asking for a 10 1/2 and they say, ", we don't have that, but we have a 9 1/2." On what planet is that going to do me any freaking good? Like I'm going to say, "Oh! In that case, I'd better ignore the fact that they're a FULL SIZE TOO SMALL and buy them. Who knows when I'll get another chance to buy ill-fitting shoes!"

I don't know if I'd consider myself tall, Shell. I'm somewhere between 5'8" and 5'9". I guess that's above average. The strange thing is that I don't generally pay much attention to height and tend to think that everyone is about my height, unless they are very short or very tall.
I used to think a lot about my height, LQ. But, as time has passed, I've thought less about it. I went in to the doctor's office a few weeks ago and they measured me at 5'8". I was shocked. I used to think I was nearly 5'10", then I began to say I was 5'9". So, now, I'm probably somewhere betweek 5'8" and 5'9". :)

And, you're absolutely right. Shoe shopping is *always* a painful experience (well, ok, EXCEPT at Nordstrom's).
Denise -

It's not painful at Nordstrom until it comes time to pay.

I just hate the idea of having to pay $100+ every time I want a pair of shoes that fits.
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