Category Archives: clothes

The Death of My Bib Shorts

Despite my best efforts, some days I have to write about today’s terrible moment (lower case letters purposefully chosen) rather than Today’s Perfect Moment. By the end of the day, I am sure I will have decided upon and concentrated … Continue reading

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Why I Couldn’t Talk To The Woman With Purple Hair

Sometimes I feel like I am living the movie “They Live.” Sometimes, when I glance at things, I see things that just can’t be real.  I see things that force me to look again, and even after that second look … Continue reading

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Duh!

So, in preparation Pho my trip, I went out in search of sandals. I did my research, made a plan of action, and came up empty.  The salesperson looked at me (and though he didn’t say it, probably uttered a … Continue reading

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Getting Ready Pho My Trip

I have only ever had to apply for a visa once before a trip. In actual fact, that wasn’t a vacation but rather the start of my working time in Japan.  Since then, I have always gotten a visa at … Continue reading

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C is for Cookie

I’m not really into fashion…..okay, I am not into fashion at all on me, but can respect it on others (Loved Project Runway Junior for example).  Yesterday, upon entering class I saw my student so happily clad in what I … Continue reading

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Routes Seldom Taken

Feeling like I should really get out on the bike sooner rather than later I set out on a quest to get some warmer leg coverings. This quest, though incredibly linear by bus, took me down a route that was … Continue reading

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The Coffee Incident

As is now documented, I fall asleep on the bus on my way home from work. Today’s story is not about me sleeping, though.  It is about one of my fellow passengers who displayed some fantastic skills. First some background … Continue reading

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The Great T-shirt Debacle

If I am to believe every sitcom I have ever seen, showing up in the same outfit is among the more mortifying things that can ever happen to a woman. I don’t know whether this is true or not, but … Continue reading

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Getting Comfortable

Depending on who you talk to, the weather in my part of the world is either “quite warm for this time of year” to “where’s the snow already.” Whether you are hoping for frigid temperatures or enjoying what is happening, … Continue reading

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