Angry envy

Aug. 24th, 2017 09:36 pm
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I keep seeing female-presenting people in wide-legged, cropped trousers and envying them so much I am mad at the strangers because I don't have any. They're perfect for me! Why don't I have clothes like that?

Then I remember It's because you haven't been clothes shopping in years, Holly. Because you hate it.

Oh. Yeah. There is that. Not fair. I'll have to tell myself I can justify new clothes soon, before the ones I like go out of style and everything is skintight again.
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Andrew must think WI committee meetings are four hours long; I always stay for "just a quick drink" after...
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Had a dream last night where I could crochet, read Irish, and was going to be a policeman.

I would like to crochet and read (and speak) Irish. I would not like to be a policeman.
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Used it for the first time this evening. Amazing soft bristles, felt like little pixies were massaging my gums.
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I really miss executive function. I hope mine comes back soon.
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Well, I suppose if I'm going to be walked in on while I'm naked and busy, wrapping Christmas presents is probably one of the better things I could have been busy doing.

I KNOW.

Oct. 25th, 2013 04:56 pm
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This year I finally got around to signing up for their frequent flyer program, so now KLM keeps sending me e-mails with subject lines that are minor variations on "Fly away somewhere! It's so cheap!"

Man. Stop fucking taunting me, KLM.
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All the trees here turn yellow in the fall. It's pretty -- in the sunshine -- but I miss the blazing red maple trees and the ones that turn purple (ash?).
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Already bored with having to wear tights every day for (what feels like) forever.
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I love my friends. Shit happens, we don't write angry letters; we write angry policy motions.

This will not do. Things must change.
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"There's no need for a hyphen in reschedule. This isn't the nineteenth century!" said the man who puts apostrophes at the beginning of words like bus and phone.

Aww

Aug. 6th, 2013 09:37 pm
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[livejournal.com profile] greyeyedeve has said one of the nicer things anyone's said about me.

She introduced me to someone as her "platonic wife."
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I just realized this morning that England get to keep the Ashes just because it rains a lot in Manchester.*

It is an infuriating game, sometimes.


* And because Australia fell apart in the first two Tests, yes, okay...but what's the point of having a long Russian-novel of a series if it still hinges on such a little thing?
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I've just realized it's now the part of the day* where I can take my clothes off and have a beer.

I like this part.

* The "yes there's still lots to do because I haven't really started packing for tomorrow but it's all stuff I can do in the house rather than walking around Levenshulme like I have been all afternoon" part of the day.

Pluto

Jul. 9th, 2013 11:42 am
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Andrew's trying to tell me I'm racist against planets of restrictive growth.

"I don't hate Pluto!" I protested. "I just said that even in the best pictures we have of it, it's so pixilated it looks like a disco ball."
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Lately I think I'm doing fine, as long as I'm busy. Whenever I stop, things look ugly.
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I find it so much easier to tolerate Paul Gambaccini now that I get to remember [personal profile] magister once calling him "a less good [twitter.com profile] stealthmunchkin."
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Drinking something called North Star Porter. It seems appropriate when I'm getting made fun of for sounding Minnesotan.
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No, Mr. Thought for the Day Man, it's not the Bradford Media Museum, it's the National Media Museum. That's part of the fucking point: it's not a quirky local thing, it's for everybody in the nation.

(Context)
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It's nice that my first meeting as an officer of my local party included my husband, one of my best friends, and sitting in a park on a gloriously sunny day.

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