a confession, of sorts

Posted on Tuesday 18 July 2006

sense :: sight // the weather channel

I have a confession to make.

My pants are kinda comfy.

Seriously, they are. Okay, let me back up, I suppose. I normally absolutely hate getting dressed in the morning. I always feel like my clothes are either too big or too small, and never fit quite right, and I have such a hard time finding clothes in my closet that are both professional looking and comfortable. I generally make do, but with the sweltering heat of the past couple of days, I’ve been struggling to drag out all of the old short-sleeved shirts but some of them are either too small or threadbare or I haven’t worn them in ages or what-have-you. Even as much as I say that my pants are comfy, I had just complained to Raevyn this morning that I didn’t quite like the way my pants fit; since I put on a pair this morning that I normally don’t wear quite so often. Ah well. I could just go out and buy more clothes, but that would be kind of silly. Especially considering that once you get a couple of hours into the day and settled into yourself and your own clothing, everything is suddenly more comfortable.

I suppose I’m just annoyed that mornings are so traumatic; they’re always such go-go-go times in the morning, being wrenched from sleep first thing and from there on having to rush to do this and that and the other thing in order to hop in the car and get to wherever you’re going in enough time to get there, in the meantime cramming something down your throat namely because you feel like you have to. I don’t think I’ll ever really be a morning person, I’m afraid. The only times I can remember enjoying mornings were those mornings when I got up on my own and had time to do my own thing and enjoy the morning with a cup of coffee or tea and get the day started slowly and at my own chosen pace.

But seriously. Pants are kinda comfy.

So I found out that you can post remotely, or in my case, from my phone, to my blog over at Vox, and that’s really cool. I do tend to take quite a few random photos with my cameraphone, and it’ll be nice to be able to send them somewhere where the rest of the world can see them. I was thinking about sending them to Aeria Gloris, but I didn’t want to clutter it up. Since I really dig vox but don’t totally know what to do with it, I figure that’s as good a place as any, and a way to make good use of it.

In other news, Money Magazine published its Best Places to Live list, and to my great astonishment, I essentially grew up in number three. I mean, don’t get me wrong, great community, lots of shops and stores and amenities very close by, clean and safe neighborhoods, great schools, but damn if it wasn’t a boring place to be a teenager. Before you get a car, there are essentially two places to hang out: the mall and the movie theatre. And after you get a car, the first thing you do is make a beeline for a city with a pulse, so either Baltimore or Washington DC. Still, nice place. Maybe I should move back there, even though I like the city I live in now. (also on the list, albeit a little farther down…but not too far, which makes me happy)

At the same time, Forbes Magazine released its 150 Cheap Places to Live list, which thrills me. Someday, if I ever wind up working from home or doing consulting or being a freelancer like I’d love to do, I think it’s a pretty cool idea to make big city bucks but live somewhere where your dollar goes a bit farther. We’ll see though. Maybe someday.

In the meantime, this thread on rules to live by over at Lifehacker makes me happy.


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