2.10.2005

Oh No -- Please Don't Make Me

Okay, I promised myself when I started this blog that it would only be about my observations of the natural world around me, no personal stuff. But I have to have someone with whom to share this inner pain -- I have to go clothes shopping today! Holy horrors, say it ain't so. I've tried everything I can think of to get out of going, but there is no other recourse. All of my clothes are either too "outdoors", too funeral/wedding, or too worn-out (those from my teaching days) to be appropriate for the luncheon I am attending tomorrow. It's "dressy casual," whatever the hell that means. To make matters worse, a prospective employer will be there and this is a job I REALLY want so I need to at least appear to be well put together. Guess I will just suck it up and head for the mall - it's 40 miles away so I will have plenty of time to try to figure out that "dressy casual" thing...

Oh, and one note to SquirrleyMojo - It really surprised the person I was working with yesterday when I all of a sudden yelled, "Squirrely's gotta see this!" We were out in the middle of the woods clearing and raking fire lines and came upon a 'possum skeleton. So, if you aren't squeamy about seeing a skull (with just a little meat still stuck to it) then scroll down and check out the ghastly grin.

6 comments:

Mr. Bloggerific Himself said...

Opossum, MY 'possum!

Did we survive clothes shopping hell?

swamp4me said...

Why yes, surprisingly, we did survive our shopping hell. I was able to find something without too much hassle and got Chinese take-out to boot!

SquirrleyMojo said...

I am so with you on the clothes shopping! It's because the "new" designs look terrible on me and/or I can't picture myself wearing those shapes & colors--how awful. glad you survived.

The possum. I think I must do a post. My husband took a picture of RazorBack in the trash can. Dead ones don't bother me much. It's the live ones & a chain of unfortunate possum events in my life . . .

username said...

I detest the fashions of today. I was warped due to being forced into wearing polyester plaid as a child. *shudders*

If it will be at all possible, I will be slowly converting my entire wardrobe to all black because it's a flattering color.

I also hate shopping.

Glad you survived. Congrats!

citygurl said...

wait. the mall is 40 miles away???

I hate shopping more than I hate anchovies on my pizza. it's awful. awful awful awful. but chinese take-out, mmmmmmmmm

swamp4me said...

Yes, citygurl, the mall is 40 miles away! And that is plenty close for us. Oh, I checked your profile -- I love Shaolin Soccer (just cause I live in the sticks doesn't mean I don't appreciate fine cinema)