We'll See...

Hi!  So, I said there'd be a post on Friday.  Unfortunately, my computer decided to kick the bucket last week.  It's fixable, but requires an external hard drive, and so fixing it is going to be my focus this week.  If I'm lucky, it'll go quickly, but there is a possibility I'll have to completely erase everything on my hard drive, and that means I won't have a lot of the files I'd be using for some upcoming posts.  (Not that it's likely I'll get anything up for a little while anyways).

Also, the moral of this story is, buy an external hard drive, and ask a hardware person advice on it too before you buy if you're not a hardware person yourself, and then back your files up regularly.  That is my new plan in life because being unable to access anything with my computer is crazy stressful and terrifying.

Hopefully I'll be able to come back soon!


(Note, apologies this is later than I said it would be...  I forgot to schedule it, and spent the entirety of Sunday on other things, and didn't realize this hadn't gone up until it was Monday night.  Sorry!)

I'm a big fan of fashion sneakers.  And no, I don't mean sneaker wedges.  In fact, I have a very precise and coordinated loathing for sneaker wedges.  Sorry to any people who do like them, they're just very much not my thing.  My thing in shoes, especially right now, living on a campus where I walk about five miles a day, is that they have to be comfortable and cute and easy to work into things.  Basically, I live in flat anything.

The thing I like about sneakers even more than flats is that they never dig into the well-established cuts on the back of my feet.  It's really nice.  Plus, I can wear socks with them and it doesn't look weird.  The best thing ever is wearing sneakers with something fancy and getting told you look fantastic.

My favorite owned/dream fashion sneakers...

I own two pairs of these in two different colors, and they're absolutely fantastic.  Also, washable, which is wonderful when you live somewhere that has mud even when it hasn't rained in a week...  I love these like crazy.


So I obviously have a thing for low-cut sneakers that aren't flashy colors...but I like the studs on these, and I also can say I've never had an issue with F21 shoes being comfortable or not lasting for a while.  We're going on several years with some of my shoes from there, and they're still holding up well.  (It does always depend on the shoes from them, I know, but I'm generally pretty good at finding the good ones).

Now for something a little different...

Why yes, this is just a differently colored version of the shoes Wendy Davis wore for her extremely lengthy filibuster this summer.  I don't think I need to say why I'm pretty sure these are excellent shoes, though I will admit to preferring this to the bright pink ones she wore (though those were definitely awesome).

What do you think of fashion sneakers?  (Or just sneakers in general...tell me I'm not the only one who had a weird phase where I thought I needed to shun them when I first got into fashion...)

Now, to actually getting my next post up this Friday, and not trying to put it up on the same day as the next elections chapter...

Post(poned) till Sunday

So I have a pretty big event today, therefore, my post for the week will go up this Sunday.  I'll be talking about fashion sneakers and ~opinions~.  (I'll also probably get all my commenting on other people's posts/responding to y'all's comments done over the weekend too.


While I had three Halloween costumes, only one of them is making it here.  I don't have the pictures of one costume, the other was worn to the shadow cast of Rocky Horror, so let's just say it doesn't need to be seen anywhere but that event (because that event requires a certain level of pure ridiculousness that nothing else needs), and the final one is..........UMBRIDGE.  That's right, I dressed up as Dolores Umbridge from Harry Potter.

Top - thrifted | Skirt/belt-as-bow - ASOS | Shoes - PayLess

Obviously I don't have the mousy brown hair or a particularly toad-like appearance, as she is described to, but I apparently pulled the personality off quite well when I wasn't dying laughing about something. Also, there's now a funny story attached to this costume!  The party this was taken at was for a club, and I came straight from PE for the exec meeting.  After that, the president and I went to change.  I had forgotten that she was going to be Miley Cyrus, so I was a little confused when I heard 'Wrecking Ball' start blasting while I was still changing, but just figured 'maybe she really likes the song'.  Nope.  When I emerged from the bathroom, she stepped out into the archway separating the bathrooms from the main room of the area we were in, lip-synching into her sledgehammer and swaying her hips.  It was an experience.

(She also made a point of licking her sledgehammer and making awkward eye-contact every time someone new walked into one of the rooms we had reserved for this party.  Which mostly involved watching this video of someone playing Slender in "$20 Dollar Mode" and teasing this one couple for accidentally being Orange is the New Black without even planning it.  Oh, and in case you're wondering, Miley won a pumpkin for having the scariest costume, by a unanimous vote).

Did y'all dress up for Halloween?  Any funny stories?

Seven Deadly Sins

Last week, on Treasure Tromp, I was introduced to a pretty cool Halloween-y linkup that the author posted.  Naturally, I felt the need to join it.  It comes from Shane on Whispering Sweet Nothings, who apparently does lots of cool linkups (I'm working on stalking through her blog in my free time...good life decisions).

(shush, I know I could have used the one she made, but I wanted an excuse to play in photoshop/actually use some of the hundreds of fonts on my computer)

seven great things in your life

1. Awesome people being awesome!
2. The next four weeks have major events for my sorority coming up, and I'm excited to be part of them!
3. We're halfway through the semester!
4. One of my close friends has an interview with a really super awesome place.
5. I'm more or less over being embarrassed for getting excited over "silly" or "small" things.  These things are WONDERFUL and I will enjoy life if I damn well want to.
6. I will soon have a pair of cargo pants to try to make fashion (and to mess with all the people on campus who think hating people for wearing them is an okay thing to do and who love my style)
7. I will get my student loans money before the next government freak-out in February.

seven things you lack and covet

1. Time.
2. Energy.
3. Better self-discipline.
4. Motivation.  I burn myself up so quickly.
5. The ability to have a cat in the dorms.
6. Sleep.
7. A fast metabolism.

seven things that make you angry

1. Discrimination.  Of any kind - sexual orientation, race, gender, gender identity, ageism, ableism, sizeism, even whether or not you wear crocs.  (Seriously, internet people?  No one deserves to die for caring about comfort over fashion, sorry not sorry).  Obviously, clothing is a little less of a super serious one, but it still really pisses me off.
2. Abuse, be it domestic, physical, sexual, mental, emotional, whatever.  This includes people and animals.  I cannot comprehend the fact that people can willingly harm others who have done nothing to harm them, and I especially cannot even fathom how you can hurt an animal.
3. Slut-shaming.  Also, victim blaming.  Same logic allows both of them.
4. Dog-fighting/rooster-fighting/etc.  This makes me angry on a slightly separate angle from animal abuse - forcing animals to harm each other so you can make a profit and "enjoy" yourself.
5. Street harassment.  I get this shit every damn day, and believe me, I'm sick of it.
6. Breast cancer awareness.  It's a good thing, but it completely ignores that guys get breast cancer too (my guy friend with a family history of it was refused a screening).  Plus it's not about saving lives, it's been made about saving tits.  My friend saw a shirt on Monday that said "Don't just stare, save a pair!" like the fact you can stare at boobs makes them worthwhile, not the fact that people can die from this stuff.  I heard someone complaining that breast cancer awareness groups can be more inappropriate at other campuses and got really upset, because we don't need more inappropriate, we need more respectful.
7. The fact that it feels like a lot of people do not seem to bother with respecting anyone ever.

seven things that you neglect to do

1. Taking studying seriously.  Still fighting off the high school idea that I could just slide through everything.  Yay growing up?
2. Exercise.  I mean, I walk a few miles every day just on campus, that's enough, right?  (Not really...)
3. Spend time informing myself of things that aren't world news, fashion, or social justice things.  I can tell you a lot about Syria, the history of corsets, and trans* rights, but I can't really tell you anything about bands or big cultural occurrences (it's rather trivial that I'm upset about the fact I've never watched any show that's not an anime, given that the only thing I even want to watch is Game of Thrones, but I regret that I lack any real commonalities with a lot of my peers, because I grew up on very different things from them).
4. Update coding on my sites...  I need to tone down my social life a little bit for a tad, cuz I need to do that.
5. Actually spend time learning things instead of half-learning them from the depths of Google.  It's effective and I remember it, but I still have to turn to Google the next time I need to find out how to do something different with whatever I'm doing.
6. Going to bed on time... Oops.
7. Discuss my feelings with people.

seven material desires

1. These booties.  I have a similar F21 pair that are slowly dying because I've abused them by wearing them during the winter (ie when the salt destroys everything ever). :(
2. Cats count, right?  They should.
3. A larger bed than the one my dorm room has.
4. A new purse that can be a purse/backpack and last FOREVER and that is orange.
5. An iPhone or Android.  I just GOT a new phone, and yeah, it's a smartphone, but it's not a very good one, alas.
6. A horse mask.  There is a reason, but I can't reveal it to anyone who doesn't already know until I have acquired one.  I must have this by senior year so I can complete a task.  (Which I accidentally set for myself and now just want to do because it's hilarious).
7. A really warm winter coat that is also cute.  I have some less warm ones and some not-cute ones and I just want them both to fuse why is this so hard.

seven guilty pleasures
(I don't believe pleasures should be guilty but w/e)

1. Nicki Minaj and Ke$ha.  I'm sorry, I know they may come off as ditzy crazy idiots to a lot of people, but they are actually super-interesting and badass ladies, and I appreciate them greatly.  (Also Ke$ha's songs are fun to scream out of a car while passing cornfields at midnight in Indiana, just saying).
2. Swearing.  I censor myself a LOT when I'm writing on here, because in casual situations, I have a sailor mouth.  I am pretty much always at my most formal level of behavior when I'm working just because I know it's generally considered unacceptable, but swearing is just so vividly expressive...and expresses things much more succinctly than more verbose forms of expressing displeasure.  Also, they're just fun to say, unfortunately (or fortunately).
3. Dressing up.  Clothes make me happy, and anyone that thinks I'm less intelligent or interesting for this can stuff it, because I like what I like.
4. Magical girl anime.  I love these so much, pink and sparkles and all.
5. Downloading fonts.  I don't even USE most of them, but FONTS.
6. Dancing to "Gangam Style" and singing along to "What Does the Fox Say?".  I'm sorry, I'm not getting over these.
7. Making weird and/or creepy faces at people instead of talking like a normal person.

seven things you love about love

1. Turning over half-asleep and kissing someone and being warm.
2. Hugs.
3. Spending late nights talking about serious things as easily as you can spend late nights talking about silly things.
4. Being able to help with someone's problems and having them trust you enough to let you.
5. Listening.
6. Trust.
7. Having the opportunity to try to make someone's day better.