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I found a hat I REALLY, REALLY like! *fistpump* It's a brown pageboy/conductor style hat, with little tarnished brass buttons on the sides.  I feel so instantly at home wearing it. <3 It was on sale, too, so I may have to go back and buy the black version for backup, because this kind of serendipity rarely happens to me when it comes to fashion. :D

Aaand, I found a cool black coat, too. At least I think its cool, though it does, admittedly, make me look a bit like a Russian spy, 'specially with the hat. *shifty eyes* But it's got a cool, tall collar, that's actually really very 18th century. (Doesn't come with a cravat, but it keeps your neck amazingly warm, nonetheless!)

*preens and finally haz warmfs*

Now all I need is calf-high boots. (Do any of you guys know where to get dressy women's boots without high-heels on them, or really pointy, uncomfortable toes? 'Cause I sure can't find them. I wouldn't mind a little heel so much, except it would do a number on my back to wear it for long. Meh.)

In other news, I've been writing more steadily lately. Not tons, but at least around 1k most days--and even when its less, it still feels wonderful to see it adding up. :) (Speaking of which, I keep meaning to post that last part of the Temeraire/HH crossover, and I keep forgetting. But I'll get there. :3)

Oh...and the laptop I was using to do graphic art on is dying. Well, technically (ohHAI pun!), it's working fine--it's the power cord that won't stay firmly plugged in. My other (middle-aged) laptop doesn't have the screen quality to design anything on. And...I just can't believe Behemoth is giving up on me, when we've only just found each other! *clings* (Yes, I name laptops things like "Behemoth." And, why no, I don't personify inanimate objects--whatcha looking at me like that for?  ^^) Granted, it is a behemoth of a monstrosity, and a hand-me-down that's got to be at least four years old--and, that being the case, I shouldn't have gone and gotten on such good terms with it--but it's been so nice for graphics. Wah

But, I have a hat. Life is good. ^^

Date: 2011-02-11 12:30 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] cirtholien.livejournal.com
Eee, I love pageboy hats! Yup, and I would get the black one for backup--you can never have too many. *g* And looking like a Russian spy is very cool indeed. *nods* (Just don't go around asking where the nuclear wessels are or anything.)

As for boots...argh, if you lived here, now, I could tell you a perfect place to go. I don't guess you have anything like Zappos (http://www.zappos.com/) up there, do you? They are boot heaven--I got my current pair there (flat and fur-lined and SO cozy...I'm wearing them right now, actually). But anyway, this time of the year, I'd really look for some kind of discount shoe warehouse, because things tend to be HUGELY on sale.

LOL! Is this Cami's old laptop you're using? Behemoth...that's too funny. When I gifted Abi with my old laptop (which I'd named Wheelock), she immediately renamed it "Dino." Poor thing.... :D Anyway, sounds like you're about due for a new one, I'd say!

Date: 2011-02-11 06:57 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] nefhiriel.livejournal.com
(Just don't go around asking where the nuclear wessels are or anything.

LOL! I'm so totally going to be doing Checkov impersonations every time I put on the coat, now... *giggles* (He's so Hobbity adorable in Reboot! Hee!)

I don't think we do have Zappos nearby... St. Cloud is pretty limited for shoe stores. :/ But I did visit Zappos online, and I already like the way they have things categorized by boot height. So maybe I'll find something on there. :D

Is this Cami's old laptop you're using?

Actually, it's our pastor's, which he gave to Eric to experiment upon--and, Eric, sweet brother that he is, got Linux Mint working on it, and then let me steal it. ^^ I've been considering buying a Mac desktop for a number of months, but they're just so expensive! On the plus side, it would last a long time, be perfect for graphics, and come with a lot of good software. But, definitely not a decision to make lightly, at all. :s So, yeah, I'm weighing my options right now, trying not to do anything impulsive. *pines for teh shiney and new*

Date: 2011-02-11 01:27 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] silivren-tinu.livejournal.com
Congrats on getting that hat and coat! They both sound like a great find! And yay for writing more steadily! :D You and Cami seem to have a very good time writing- and clothes-wise. *g*

Poor laptop, though. *tries to resuscitate it* I hope you'll be able to get a new and even better one!

Date: 2011-02-11 07:01 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] nefhiriel.livejournal.com
"You and Cami seem to have a very good time writing- and clothes-wise. *g*"

Hee. We generally don't enjoy the clothing stuff so much...but we've both really been in need of new winter gear--and it's so nice to finally find some. :D

I really want a new computer... But there are so many things to consider before buying one. :P

Date: 2011-02-11 05:35 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] cairistiona7.livejournal.com
Hats = Good (although I can't seem to pull off that cute-with-a-hat look. I just look dumb. And then I have hat hair.)
Dying laptops = Bad :(

And hmm, where to buy cute yet comfy boots... do you have a Shoe Carnival in your city? They've got, or at least had, a lot of boots this winter and they usually start putting them on clearance about now. Penney's had a good selection, too.

I name stuff too... my black sort of spy-ish looking car is named Nikolai. *g*

Date: 2011-02-11 08:33 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] nefhiriel.livejournal.com
I can't seem to pull off that cute-with-a-hat look. I just look dumb. And then I have hat hair.

Awww! You sound just like Cami. And I know you're both dead wrong. ;D It makes me want to tackle the two of you, and stick cute hats on you, and not let you take them off until you see how much fun they are. *bg*

It looks like we do have Shoe Carnival in MN, though it'd be a bit of a drive. Still, their site looks pretty extensive, so I'll have to see what they have. Thanks! :D

Nikolai, the car! I love it! XD Dad's green Dodge truck is "The Big Mean Green Machine," and our silver van is "Shadowfax." ^^

Date: 2011-02-11 11:21 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] cairistiona7.livejournal.com
It makes me want to tackle the two of you, and stick cute hats on you, and not let you take them off until you see how much fun they are. *bg*


Just you try, woman!

*beats you back with my one cute hat*

LOL... I do actually have a cute winter hat. It's one of those fleece bucket hats that were all the rage a couple years ago, and it's nice and cozy warm. But in general, I tend to feel too conspicuous wearing a hat, unless it's a baseball cap. *g* Yes, hopeless, thy name is cairistiona. *g*

Nikolai, the car! I love it! XD Dad's green Dodge truck is "The Big Mean Green Machine," and our silver van is "Shadowfax." ^^

Shadowfax! *squee* Love that. :)

Date: 2011-02-12 04:09 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] nefhiriel.livejournal.com
"Just you try, woman!

*beats you back with my one cute hat*"


Hee! Well, so long as you have your cute hat to beat me back with... It does sound like a nice one. ^^

Date: 2011-02-12 09:33 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] cairistiona7.livejournal.com
It is a nice one, yes... but I'm ready to retire it for the winter. *g*

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