Wednesday, June 30, 2010
Sunday, June 27, 2010
"HAUNTED TREES AND SKELETON KEYS, REGARDED AS AN ELEMENT SITUATED WITHIN THE INTERSTELLAR SPACE OF A GALAXY. NOT TO BE CONFUSED WITH NAZARETH. REALISM, IMPRESSION-ISM, CUBISM, ANALYTICAL-CUBISM (1907-1908), SYNTHETIC CUBISM, THE CUBE WAS A REACTION AGAINST OPTICAL REALISM. THE MOVEMENT ENDED, AS DID THE CUBISTS - (ONLY TO BE FOLLOWED BY THE CUBOID)."
Thursday, June 24, 2010
As a field biologist, you find yourself in a lot of hot, dirty, steamy situations. And that’s just during mating season. All kidding aside, field work requires working in a lot of unfavorable conditions. You may be required to work in heavy rains, intense heat, waist-deep water, or until the wee hours of the morning. Nevertheless, this doesn’t mean you have to forfeit style.
Today I’ll cover one of my favorite basic field outfits. Unless you are working on land where hunting takes place, flashy colors are generally regarded as “no-no.” Inconspicuous earthy tones are the way to go. Beginning with the shirt:
Just your plain ol’ standard safari shirt. If I have to go out in public prior to entering the field, I like to accent it with a brightly colored necklace (preferred: turquoise). Giving you the air of sophistication, until they look down:
Your convertible shopants will probably be dirty from a whole week’s (month’s?!) worth of field work that you refuse to wash because you’re trying to make the most of the 100% DEET you sprayed on at the beginning of the field season. And to finish it all off:
A nice tall pair of rubber boots by LaCrosse. Fashionable and functional. Keeps your feet dry and also easily decontaminated with a bleach solution for when (in my case) working with a potentially fungal-infected species.
Next time you’re headed into the field, now you know you can still look good with some basic clothing items. Stayed tuned for more field fashionista tips dealing with hip-waders, Tyvek suits, all sorts or protective masks, and more!
GF really doesn't need another shoe post, but it's been a while and beggars can't be choosers!
These little buddies have been on my mind lately. I know I just bought shoes, but come onnnnn look at this beautiful blue!
Wednesday, June 9, 2010
Not only did he GET a Juggalo tattoo, but he MISSPELLED said Juggalo tattoo. All I'm saying is, before u go and put something on you for life, I mean I can understand not knowing how to spell Juggalo, but...eh whatever...more of this PLEASE!
From the fabulous TMZ: "The "Angsta's Paradise" rapper isn't losing any sleep -- telling TMZ the typo was done on purpose and he doesn't plan to fix it."
NICE SAVE my man!
"Jugalo" Cool 4 Life!
Tuesday, June 8, 2010
Saturday, June 5, 2010
I’m a sucker for clothes that remind me of a movie or TV show. It is only natural then that I would gravitate toward clothing that reminds me of Elaine Benes. It all started at Target when I found what is now my favorite dress. Flowing and flowery, I resisted it on that shopping trip. On another trip to Target, I happily found it on a discount rack. Get out!
I once wore it to Buffalo Exchange, which is sometimes the best, sometimes the worst clothing store. I went into the dressing room to try on a few things. As I tried on a denim shirt over the dress, I kind of freaked out. It was like the episode where Elaine realizes she has become George and says, “I’m George! I’m George!” My reaction was something like that, except I whispered, “I’m Elaine Benes! I’m Elaine Benes!” at the mirror. So I purchased the denim shirt, which I have never once worn, and a leather backpack.
Ah, the leather backpack. Hold the loafers. Hold the workout clothes. Hold the urban sombrero. Of all of Elaine’s fashion items, this might be my favorite. My roommate once said, “Every time I see the backpack, I think of Elaine.” I was flattered, and just to be sure, I responded with “Elaine Benes?” Rich leather exterior and polyester lining. Two straps to clutch to your chest or hang from your back. Endless zipper compartments for an endless number of items. The perfect accessory for running alongside a train, waving last goodbyes, and posing on a veranda. You’re the queen of the castle. You’re bizarro Elaine.
Wednesday, June 2, 2010
I have a fashion question and I think this might be the place to ask it. This morning, I put on a boring outfit, topped only by yesterday's boring outfit, and the day before, and probably tomorrow will be as boring and dreadful. Pretty much every day, I wear some variation of this outfit, sans the large beaded necklace. Tucked-in shirt, A-line skirt, sandals, maybe a cardigan. BO-RING!