13.2.09

the many moods of anabela

Hooray! I took the day off from the bookdealer's. Instead of going in to catalogue ancient literary criticism texts, I went to see my jetsetting parents off to the airport for their all-inclusive resort trip to Aruba. Then I went to the mall. Oh the mall, how I love the mall. Instead of making a little bit of money, I decided to spend a whole bunch of it! It is these irresponsible decisions that ensure that I will stay firmly rooted in adolescence, even if I am 30 years old (I keep reminding you of this -- it still fills me with wonder that I am 30!).

I bought Geoff this green gingham shirt at the mall. A slim fit, extra small. Oh my little darling. I hope he likes it because I can't return it. Yikes!

The lovely young man in large glasses and a bowtie who helped me dig out the one extra small from amongst the many larges and extra larges asked me if I was a university or college student, because I would get a discount. I said that I wasn't, and he said I looked like one. I wanted to hug him.

Then I went to H&M where I bought these ridiculous lavender (lavender again!) sunnies. This is the trashiest photo I will ever post -- I am feeling brave today! Me in my underwear showing you the tattoo I got when I was a teenager. I know, I know, 'tis a beaut! In any case, there is a certain young lady arriving in Toronto soon; when you arrive I promise to spirit you away for the occasional ridiculous accessory binge at H&M. Sometimes a pair of $4.90 lavender tights does wonders for the poor soul who is writing papers on metadata retrieval & whatnot.

I can testify! Here are my new lavender tights, worn with my Frye t-straps. Oh, you noticed my mismatched ankles? Yes! One of the perils of living in the hinterland is ice. Sometimes one falls and breaks one's ankles and they never heal in a pretty way again.

Now I am at home, Geoff has come through the door, I have fresh coffee, and Belle & Sebastian playing. I am also admiring the recipe cards I got for my friend Kate for her birthday. They arrived today: custom letterpress cards from The Petite Press. I am in awe of these cards! Inexpensive ($18 for 20), beautiful, and the packaging was so lovely! I know Kate will like them. She has the prettiest name!


I hope you are all enjoying this glorious day wherever you are. xo

13 comments:

  1. sounds like such a lovely day! the recipe cards are such a great idea, and i can't believe how affordable they are.

    now i feel like going to target or h&m and living it up, too!

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  2. glad you are living life! :)

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  3. Oh, you make me smile. :)
    I cannot wait for accessory binges with you.

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  4. anabela, i lvoe this picture of you, it ties with the one of you in 3d glasses & teh cat sweater one too actually (i think cat)...
    oh teenager tattoos, i got my first tattoo in a biker shop when i was 13, its flowers,which i then got covered with tribal-ish work when i was 17 in a basement by a friend...oh dear, thankfully i never had the $ to get all the tattoos i wanted like celtic arm band, nautical stars, who knows what else i woulda gotten...
    now i'm trying to get money to cover my embaressing earlier ink

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  5. Sounds like a wonderful day! The weather was gorgeous this afternoon. And! You do NOT look 30. In fact, I thought you were younger then me!

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  6. You are adorable with your adventures. & I agree that April is a comedic genius--I wish I was half as clever.

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  7. oh anabela...
    i love your many moods!

    today sounds like the perfect day...

    oh, how i love those tights! i think i need some... yes. i do.

    your tattoo... those glasses... and in your skivvies! what an awesome photo!
    (i'm glad i waited to get a tattoo... who knows what the high school me would have wanted... i cringe just thinking about it!)

    have a lovely weekend lady! (and to geoff too!)

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  8. that photo is awesome! and i love the purple tights.

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  9. I think geoff would look great in that shirt! Only few people can pull off a shirt like that.
    Hehe!
    Great picture!
    I was curious about your tattoo!

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  10. sounds like a perfect day. i should take days off like that more often!

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  11. wheee! how awesome for you to share that cute moment when you were having fun with yourself. it made my night.

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  12. Adorable! I love that photo of you!

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  13. you look so cute! And, that tattoo isn't bad! From the way you described it, I thought it must have been a tattoo of Hello Kitty or something....now, THAT could be bad, but this...not so embarrassing. Sorry you hate it though. At least it's not in a conspicuous spot!

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