Sunday, December 21, 2014

Sunday Funnies ~ Adam @ Home

This strip used to be called Adam.  A few years back Rob Harrell added @ Home to the strip name.  Either way, it's enjoyable and sometimes I think I'm reading a parody of my life.  It's a good thing I can laugh at myself.  The first and last are bookends to a sequence about the classic messy desk (guilty).  Click or zoom in to enjoy.

And it looks like my next post will be Wednesday.  Thanks for reading, and thanks for being patient.

Saturday, December 20, 2014

Friday, December 19, 2014

Another Quick, Enjoyable Day Out

Back in October, I went to the cardmodel convention again.  I had gone yearly (in drab) for several years and then stopped for a while.  I went as Meg in 2013 (posts here and here) and again this year.  Charity came along this year.

The convention is always very casual, the kind of place where you put on whatever happens to be in
The pictures ALL stunk that day!
your closet (or lying on the floor) and that's about it.  It's also almost all guys.

I dressed down, but, being Meg, it was dressier than anyone else there.  Again, that's a low bar.

The day was... ordinary.  I have a love-hate relationship with days like that.  I love the drama- and confrontation-free environment, so ordinary is good.  But then I hate that I don't have a lot to write about.  That's not going to stop me though.

I saw several people I had seen last year and in years past when I was in drab.  Other than one guy, no-one remembered Meg from last year.  I have mentioned before that I consider this a plus: it means people aren't looking for the t-girl, or even taking particular note that one was there.  In this environment, I do find it a bit odd....  You'd think a (mildly overdressed) woman where 98% of the visitors are men would stand out.  Maybe if I was 20.

As I did in previous years, I spoke to a number of the vendors and displayers about their models and purchased a couple of kits from different people, including one I've bought from when both in drab and dressed.

I also take part in the list and talked about being there but still I was wallpaper.

Because of other commitments, it was a one-event day.  I had to head back and change instead of dine or shop.  But I had a good time and I always enjoy civilian events, like this and the game group.

And I leave you with a little more Chanukah deadhead art.  A friend of mine puts these together.

I know.  Two candles short.  Shhhh....

Thursday, December 18, 2014

Well This Is Embarrassing

I have Things To Say, but not right now.

I haven't written about the cardmodel convention yet, but that's a one-day thing and I still haven't gotten around to looking at the pictures yet.

I have my mani-pedi and dinner from a few days ago but I need to organise that a bit more first.

I still haven't done the Renaissance festival from October (!) but I have to embargo that for another couple of weeks.

I bought a dress from a new vendor and want to write that experience up (spoiler alert: it was wonderful and I'd recommend them to anyone) but that's embargoed too.

I'll try to have something to write about tomorrow, but for tonight....

Wednesday, December 17, 2014

Simple Pleasure: A Quick, Enjoyable, Trip Out

Casual Meg, out to get a mani-pedi (and a takeaway dinner).  A corduroy midi skirt, no foundation or eye liner or eye colour.  Flip-flops, no bracelet (because I would have had to remove it for my hand massage).  I should have adjusted my wig a bit or coloured my brows though.

I really like the flower she painted on each large toe, but the colour was so pretty that I was torn between getting art and covering the canvas. The finished product is below.

Tuesday, December 16, 2014

So It's Civilians Too!

Click on the headline below for the whole story....

Study proves high heels do have power over men

An excerpt:

From the article
The allure of high-heeled shoes is no secret among women, who have used them to entice men from the streets of Ancient Rome to the New York City sidewalks of Carrie Bradshaw. Heels have also been a controversial symbol in the battleground of sexual politics.

Now a scientific study in France has measured their power.


The study found if a woman drops a glove on the street while wearing heels, she's almost 50 percent more likely to have a man fetch it for her than if she's wearing flats.

Another finding: A woman wearing heels is twice as likely to persuade men to stop and answer survey questions on the street. And a high-heeled woman in a bar waits half the time to get picked up by a man, compared to when her heel is nearer to the ground.

"Women's shoe heel size exerts a powerful effect on men's behavior," says the study's author, Nicolas Gueguen, a behavioral science researcher. "Simply put, they make women more beautiful."

Please read the whole article ~ it's interesting and it has some beautiful shoe pictures thrown in! :)

Monday, December 15, 2014

A Solution Exists!

About a month ago, I wrote about back zips, how much I liked them.  Comments and e-mail confirmed that I'm not alone in that enjoyment.

In comments, Alana mentioned that she liked back zips but had trouble sometimes.  I do too.  I used
from Prima Productions
to be quite flexible and I could easily zip up then grab the tab from the top and pull it up the rest of the way.

I suggested to Alana:

If the problem with the dress is you can't reach (not that it needs squeezing) you can tie a piece of string to a safety pin. Put the pin through the zipper head (there's always a hole, right?) and CLOSE THE PIN. Then pull the string over your shoulder. When it's all the way up, remove the pin. Voila!

But I idly googled zipper helper and found sites like PrimaProductions and  ZipMeUp and a do-it-yourself solution and other products sold on Amazon and other merchants.

I like the idea of home-made, but for style and a more femme solution look at the products.  Then pick up that LBD.