Tuesday, March 29, 2011

it's getting hot in here (i.e. the greater Phoenix metropolitan area)

Today was one of those days where I could NOT leave my bed. Everything was EXTRA comfy, as though my blankies and pillows knew I would be leaving them and made sure to pull out all the stops in an attempt to get me to stay.

In my defense my 8:30 a.m. meeting with my grad advisor was cancelled...

and my 12:00 p.m. inorganic membranes class was cancelled...

so it only follows that my 10:30-11:45 a.m. kinetics class, which was very much NOT cancelled, did not happen.

Look at that smug, self-satisfied grin. I know I was a little shit today...

It took me literally like three hours to rouse myself and put on pants (ew) and closed-toe shoes and go to school for a grand total of 38 seconds so I could remove my sample from the oven and place it in a desiccator.

I park a good 1/2 mile away from where the lab is, and wearing that lab appropriate attire made me super hot and fussy. As soon as I got home I ripped off those clothes and put on this breezy, happy little outfit that I will wear the remainder of my day.

When I was little my mom used to make me wear white tights to church on Sunday and I vividly recall ripping them off just as soon as we would get home or to the car, or hell, sometimes I only made it out to the parking lot before I would hastily remove them. I HATED wearing those damn tights, and I would relish feeling the sun and the wind and the grass on my legs for the rest of the day. No hyperbole here, wearing tights as a child was torture.

And today was not unlike that.

Top: Free People
Skirt: Urban Outfitters (Cooperative)
Shoes: Urban Outfitters (Kimchi Blue)
Sunglasses: Betsey Johnson
Bangle and Bolo: the Goodwill by my house

I know this is two days in a row of tummy showin' but I swear I don't usually expose muh midriff! It's just the first days hovering around 90, and my body has completely forgotten how to deal with this. It will be 97 on Thursday... 97. Degrees. Fahrenheit. The Phoenix area has exactly two weeks of perfect weather a year. And it never lasts long enough! Oh well, I'm just bitching because it came on so suddenly... I usually accept my weather fate with dignity and shut the hell up around April/May.

I am making stuffed green peppers tonight... on accounta I can't cook ANYTHING, and want to learn. The incomparable Stephanie has valiantly and selflessly offered to eat them with me. And then we might just hafta watch some Lifetime Movie Network.

Also, I think this marks a week of blahging! In two more this might just take.

Have wonderful days any and all who may encounter these thingies I post.


  1. You look great. I love the red top!

  2. To be fair if my stomach was as flat as yours I would be showing it off too! You look lovely. I love that red top on you!

  3. I agree with Winnie...if my stomach looked like yours I would ROCK the midriff eryday!!! You look fantastic. That skirt is perfect.

    Just wanted to tell you I awarded you the "Stylish Blogger Award." It's on today's post.

  4. You're so cute! And I agree with the others, if my stomach looked that good I'd be willing to bare it on occasion too.

    That stinks about your classes. I'd be pretty ticked if I had to go all the way there for nothing!

    I really, really love that skirt and the color of your top is gorgeous on you!

    And last but not least, as a fellow non-cooker, I totally commend your desire to learn and to make something! My ex-husband used to do the cooking; now that my daughter and I are staying with my parents for the time being, my mom does the cooking. Eventually I'm going to have to learn!

    Come take a look inside A Working Mom's Closet

  5. loove the skirt!!xx

  6. Beautiful! I love the combination! You have a really great style :)

  7. i read about your strylish sward, but before i read that, i can obviously tell your working out big time, you had such gorgeous shape I would die to have.


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