Saturday, October 1, 2011

Random Photo Update

For the first time in my life, I've been busy with my very own activities instead of child-related activities.  I'm actually living, y'all!  On top of going back to college, I have some more major life events coming up soon which shall remain nameless for now.  Aren't I the woman of mystery?  A few places my feet have taken me lately:

Lover's Point, Monterrey, CA

Carmel, CA

Trying not to perish from hypothermia, nor blow off of the Golden Gate Bridge, Oakland side

Me, Banksy, and some mystery feet.  Hiking.

May I just mention how much my studded Converse All-Stars saved my feet?  I walked miles in these shoes for an entire week without one blister or complaint.  Also, I looked hella bad ass!

I have a question, though.  Since I can't just walk around school in a pencil skirt and blazer without looking like a teacher, and my fellow students often look like they just rolled out of bed and did the sniff test on the clothes from the floor in order to get dressed...  What the HECK do I wear to school?  I'm having a hard time.  Suggestions?

That's all,

Thursday, August 4, 2011


Anyone notice that I'm taking a break? The three people that read this? Lol. My laptop died and this borrowed Mac from my sister has no card reader, for one. It's summer and I really just don't want to get dressed right now. I'm getting ready to go to college and I'm slightly freaked right out about it and MY BABY is going to start school for the first time ever. Only every other day but enough to make me sad when I think about it. I might actually get to take a vacation soon! A real one, though with roller derby involved. Which obviously for me is the BEST KIND of vacation ever. I didn't realise I liked sweating and straining muscles until I actually tried it. Fancy that.

Are those enough excuses? I could think of more but I do go on, so.

That's all,

Friday, July 29, 2011

What I Should Have Worn

I did learn from my lack of preparedness the last time I refereed in a last minute fill-in situation, and I put together this little number for the next time I have a bout which will be in August. I'm still tweaking it, I'm not supposed to wear any colours at all but I always cheat with my tights and my skates are red. My belt is actually black and white woven straw but it didn't show up in pictures very well. A good excuse to wear it again soon.



Ref Shirt: eBay

Belt: Costa Blanca

Skirt: Decypher Clothing

Tights: Zellers

Socks: Point Zero

Shoes: Iron Fist "Dia de los Muertos"

I hope to test drive a few more looks between now and the bout to determine which is the cutest/most comfortable. Perhaps you all would like to help me determine that as well. As you know, choosing an outfit when you're going to be on display is a major life decision! Okay, not really, but close.

That's all,



Thursday, July 28, 2011

Today I Don't Feel Like Doing Anything...

You know sometimes you just need to unwind and spend the day in yoga pants, right? It's one of those days. I just want to not get dressed at all, and this is as close as it comes. The heatwave is over, thank heavens!


Cami: Gifted

Yoga pants: Lululemon

Polish: Sally Hansen "Sonic Bloom"

Lips: Joe "Poppy"

Whoa, weird face! I'm not even going to apologise for being a goofball, because I'm not sorry at all!

That's all,



Wednesday, July 27, 2011

New Hair!

I was fooling around last night and cut my bangs extra short on a whim. I'm kind of liking it so far, it's a little bit of a Cleopatra vibe I've got going. I'll see how it holds up and if I feel like constantly having to flat iron the front so that my mini-afro doesn't arise. For now though, it's a nice change for me I think. I also dyed my hair a new shade of black, but of course no one can notice it unless I'm in the sunlight. Black-but-red-in-the-sun is what I call this shade.


In an effort to disguise the fact that I look hard as nails in this photo, I've played around with Picnic so I could soften it and round the corners. I'm really a softie, not as tough as I look! Rofl!

That's all,



Tuesday, July 26, 2011

Lesson Learned

My sister (who is also in my roller derby league) and I decided to go rollerskating on Saturday. We worked out hardcore for three straight hours, and were drenched in sweat by the time we were done. Only to find out that three of our girls were playing with another team at the same venue we were at, so we stayed to watch them. Except that the two teams didn't have enough refs, so in comes Cherry Choca Chola to save the day!

Except that I had just skated my butt off for three hours, my equipment and clothing was soaking wet with sweat, and it stank! I am in my street clothes and borrowed socks, and you can tell that this is at the end of the fourth hour of hard skating because I look half dead in this picture. Lesson 1) Always carry extra clothes and your referee shirt in your derby bag; 2) Don't skate for four hours on a Saturday when you have a two hour practice on a Sunday and then again on a Monday! 3) This is still pretty much the most fun activity ever. Period.


Tank: Calvin Klein

Linen Shorts: Old Navy

Socks: Borrowed

Helmet and safety gear: Triple 8

Whistle: Fox 40

Skates: Riedell Diablo with Poison Alloy Slim Wheels and Bones Red Bearings and Sourpuss cherry laces (I'm such a nerd for skates)

Ankle Gaskets: From Neon Skates in Montreal

I was half dead but it was so worth the pain. I'm getting stronger every day and I'm feeling all badass about it. ;) A big thank you to Coachlite Gardens for hosting the event and for being the only roller rink left within a two hour radius of the town in which I live. Big love for that!

That's all,



Photo by Mike Finn Photography, Oshawa, Ontario, Canada

Monday, July 25, 2011

One Definite Bra Solution

For some reason this never did occur to me, but this post has just given me an answer for a problem I've had for years. I've always thought I couldn't buy strapless dresses because of my linebacker shoulders and the fact that I've never found a strapless bra that actually worked for me. For years I've passed on beautiful strapless dresses and wonderful deals on said dresses because I thought I'd never be able to wear them. A t-shirt. Dammit, all I needed was to wear a t-shirt underneath for bra strap/linebacker shoulder coverage. So simple, yet so elusive. Why didn't I think of that? I'm like early man discovering fire.

That's all,