pardon me for not exactly being coherent, i just walked 8 miles in a skirt and 2" heeled boots. but it was well worth the vitamin D and meditative time. i went and walked south on the lake shore path to mcCormick place and back. i didn't wear any tights and probably about 3" of skin was showing between the tops of my boots and the hem of my skirt, but you would have thought i was wearing fuck me heels and a leather miniskirt the way that i was getting whistled at. chad's been saying at school that people are so used to long sleeves and high necklines that even a little bit of skin seems so risque that its pornographic. i went to walgreens on my way home and picked up some of that lotion that has the sunless tanner in it so by the time its shorts weather, i won't look awkward when i try to go outside
so on my walk to the red line, which i then discovered was rerouted to the elevated tracks for god knows why (i heard a red line caught on fire in the subway a few weeks ago), i discovered this at the southwest corner of van buren and plymouth court. there was an obvious seam on the underside which isn't as entertaining as the people who knit these things with dpns but still to actually find one gave me a bit of a kick.
i went up to the vogue in evanston, which is by far my favorite fabric store in the city. there was a big sale so it was a home crafty clusterfuck in there. i was the only person under 35 in there i think. everyone else was moms and grandmas making easter outfits for their kids or mother of the bride outfits or bad vogue "designer" patterns from 1998. having been looking at all the fall 08 collections coming up online and knowing that i'm in for six months of straight black clothing (seriously, black is the new black, and the new every other color in the spectrum, although black technically isn't a color, its a shade, just like white, but no white this winter) come octoberish, i kinda went nuts in the oposite direction
so i ended up buying just a whole big range of stuff, which i'm off to go drape right now