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17 June 2005 @ 05:14 pm
I'm not sure if it's a sign of impending doom respectability or advancing age, but I've started to feel a trifle self-conscious in shorts when I'm out of the house. There just seems to be such a lot of leg on view as my favourite shorts don't quite come down to mid-thigh and are only really a little longer than a normal t-shirt. Didn't stop me going grocery shopping in t-shirt and shorts though - it's too hot here to wear jeans and I'm certainly not changing into a skirt just to go shopping, all my skirts (all 3 of them) are too dressy for that.

But it started me looking at what other people were wearing. Every time I pay attention I'm reminded that I don't seem to dress like other women. Or maybe they all dress up to go out the house or something. I didn't see a single other adult in town in shorts, and it's one of the hottest days this year. And no other women in what I think of as a normal t-shirt, which is probably more accurately refered to as a man's t-shirt. I guess I just forgot to grow out of student type dress sense, that's what academia does for you I suppose ;)

On a different note another sign of the apocalypse, or something, is that I voluntarily did some gardening today: picked up litter in the front garden, gave the ivy a haircut, weedkillered the stuff by the garden wall, weedkillered the stuff up the path to the back garden, weedkillered bits of the patio, watered the clematis, and a couple of things in the beds (flowering stuff, mostly). And the sky promptly clouded over, that'll teach me to water stuff. The looming rainstorm appears to have passed by though, which is good as the weedkiller I got said its effectiveness is reduced if it rains within 6 hours.
Current Mood: cheerfulcheerful
Current Music: Voice of the Beehive "Honey Lingers"
Ruheruhe on June 17th, 2005 09:02 pm (UTC)
Are capris in style there? That's my happy medium...
Margaretpling on June 17th, 2005 09:08 pm (UTC)
Yeah, they're fashionable. I've never really liked them on me though - they look awfully like trousers I've grown out of ... but I'll probably end up with some sometime, I eventually gave in and got pre-faded jeans which once upon a time I said I'd never do ;)
Meriver_of_ on June 20th, 2005 11:07 am (UTC)
Never say never, right? :)
Mrs. Christie: venusshineyquarter on June 18th, 2005 12:54 am (UTC)
I just bought two full rather ruffled cotton summer skirts because I have found I feel a bit bare in shorts. They are long and light so they should be cool enough and they aren't very dressy when paired with a plain tanktop. Though I am more girly than I'd like to admit so maybe skirts are secretly something I adore. Plus they are kinda like my belly dance skirt of which I am very fond. :)

I can never get into gardening. Too much like work to me. I know some actually enjoy it. :)
Margaretpling on June 18th, 2005 10:35 am (UTC)
Yeah, I've got a skirt that's like those sound like ... but it still feels 'dressy' to me, probably because it's a skirt, and I only own three I wear (I have another, but it's my suit skirt, so that doesn't count).
Mrs. Christie: jump ropeshineyquarter on June 18th, 2005 01:04 pm (UTC)
I think I was cured of thinking skirts like these were dressy because of belly dance. I was wearing a skirt to exercise in all the time so it seemed less dressy. ;)