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Omnivores are people too dang it

31 Jul

I have a confession to make.

Those of you who know me know that I have been an environmentalist from the time I was a small child. Spending my early years in California with the huge influence of the Sierra Club and witnessing the effects of gross air pollution first hand had a profound effect on me. Those of you who know me also know not to get me started on the subject because I won’t stop until you agree with me and become an environmentalist too. (That or you just curl up into a ball with your fingers in your ears, crying for respite. In which case I will take pity on you and change the subject to feminism. Mwahaha.) I can even get staunch republicans who don’t believe in global warming to agree that pollution is bad and cap and trade could actually be good for our economy. Maybe I really should be a lawyer.

Anyway, back to my confession. My big secret is that as much as I love the environment I am not super concerned about animals. That’s not to say that I don’t believe in protecting endangered species. (Except prairie dogs. Prairie dogs can suck on antifreeze and whither away for all I care. But that’s a Cedarian thing.) I like polar bears and dolphins and I recognize the necessity for Amazonian tree frogs to stay alive because eco systems are fragile and bla dee blee bloo. But as far as poor little cows having souls and deserving to not be eaten and PETA’s recent campaign to anthropomorphize fish so that people won’t eat them either, I say – screw you, man! I’m an omnivore! And guess what? So are you! (okay, anthropomorphize is the wrong word but there isn’t a better one. Click the link, you’ll see what I mean. It’s pretty hilarious.)

Seriously, don’t feed me garbage about soy replacing meat because it also replaces my healthy cells with cancerous ones and don’t tell me that egg plant can taste like steak because unless you’re Harry Potter it never will.

The reason I’m going into all this is because I’ve recently become a tad obsessed with leather boots and I don’t care that cows had to die to make people’s feet look good. So what if cows have big brown eyes with crazy long eye lashes and cute little ears that look so soft. No, okay, seriously. I’m not switching sides. Goooo Meat! (But the cute baby cows! *whimper*)

Yes, back to my love of boots. Especially boots that are inspired by the early twentieth century and modern military. (Sorry but no construction or hiking boots for me.) The boots I love the mostest, though, are the ones I can find in second hand stores that are beat up and worn and gloriously distressed. The thing about shopping vintage is that it’s hard. It’s rare to find something you really love and even more rare to find something you love that fits. This got me thinking, why not find a way to distress your own boots? What if you could buy new boots and then make them look vintage, taking all stress out of the equation? Thank goodness for websites like eHow and about, because I actually found several guides on how to distress your own leather. Hoodihoooo!

Here’s my favorite oneĀ http://www.ehow.co.uk/how_5935431_distress-leather-boots.html and make sure you read down where she talks about tips and warnings. They seem important. If I ever manage to save enough money to get some awesome boots I will definitely try this out and post pictures.

On to this week’s outfit. It’s a guy’s outfit (Brady – :P) inspired by my favorite show So You Think You Can Dance. Twitch and Kent did a stepping routine and their outfits were so incredibly cool. Who would have thought that preppy and military can go so well together? Here’s a pic.

Cat, Kent and Twitch

They just look so masculine yet still stylish that I had to replicate it. Also, it has boots! Yay!

Outfit total cost = $103

AE Letterman's Cardigan

Old Navy Tee

Dickies Original 874 work pants

Army Surplus Boots



21 Jun

Gall bladders are evil. In fact, I think it isn’t a gall bladder so much as a devil living inside of me who decides once a year to entertain himself by twisting my intestines around his pitchfork. I’m in so much pain that I can’t even bring myself to go to the hospital because the idea of putting on clothes and driving and parking and going to the waiting room and filling out paper work and sitting on horrible plastic chairs just so a doctor can decide whether or not I deserve perkiset is too overwhelming.

And that’s as far as I got before the pain became too much for me to even look at the computer screen anymore. That day was among the worst of my life. Eleven hours of torturous pain so intense that my muscles are still sore three days later from all the writhing in agony and fervent praying that I did. If it happens again I’m getting surgery. I don’t care if I go for eighteen months without having an attack like I did last time. I almost went to the hospital. Miraculously I managed to put on clothes even though the feeling of fabric on my skin was like a thousand needles brushing up against me every time I moved. After taking five steps out of my bedroom my legs stopped working and I collapsed in a ball on the floor for an hour, unable to cry because the only thing my brain was capable of processing was pain. And yeah, I’m being a little dramatic but not by much. Gall bladders are evil.

Honestly I wouldn’t be publishing this post at all because I don’t love to talk about the bad things in my life unless I can give them a humorous slant and thereby (hopefully) help people look at their own lives with some humor but I’m weird and I’m fascinated by the symmetrical balance of the title that I came up with while being tortured by my own body. Seriously, look at it. Is that visually captivating to anyone else but me? Also, this whole experience gave me inspiration for some plot points in the book I’m working on so something good did come out of this unimaginable experience. Optimism wins again.

Anywho, the other day my brother in law pretended to pout because I never do outfits for guys. I decided to give into his pouting because he’s funny and I like him and also because I really do love men’s fashion too. But I ended up doing far too much research and came up with far too many awesome sale items so instead of just doing an outfit I am featuring an entire winter wardrobe. Right now is a great time to get jackets and pants and shoes. So here you go Brady. I hope this makes you happy.

Urban Outfitters BDG Block Striped Cardigan

Urban Outfitters Standard Cloth Saxon Shawl Sweater

Urban Outfitters Comune Luke Denim Bomber

Swell Fox Dilemma Flannel

Matix Arlington Flannel

Swell O'Neill Ironsight Sweatshirt

Urban Outfitters Levis 511 Breaker Grey Jean

AE slim straight jean

KR3W Slim Cords Mens Pants

AE Chino

Steve Madden Igorr

Urban Outfitters Zuriick Eugene Strap Shoe

Urban Outfitters Bed Stu Maneuver Boot