It's officially Fall, and it's to be in the high 80's today! What is up with that? Global Warming perhaps? Or just a nice extended Indian Summer?
SO much is going on ta home at the moment. I am less than 6 days away from my pilgrimage to London and am in a full flurry of preparations. My concert tickets finally arrived last week, as did my travel companions passport. We now have all the required documents to make the trip! This week we have been trying to hash out an acceptable itinerary for the two of us. My buddy is taking a side trip to visit friends in Brighton, whilst I stay and immerse myself in all that is London. Plus I have a friend from Italy who is also flying into London for the concert, so we are attempting to find time for lunches and adventures and shopping!
Speaking of shopping: Imp has done a whole lot of shopping in the last week. You know the feeling... You pull open dresser drawers, only to be disgusted with what you find; so you travel to the closet, only to discover you don't want to wear anything that's hanging up either. I went through the quicken report and the last time I bought any clothes (and it was ONE shirt) was in Sarasota last February. So Imp pranced right out and started laying in a few new articles of clothing. I now have new things to wear, and it's amazing the change in outlook... It's not a change of style, but it's nice to have something new to go with the drastic haircut that happened to me last Friday.
When I say shopping, I should also note that said shopping occurred outside of my 15 block safety radius from the apartment. Alas, I also need to send out a RIP to Dome Boutique, which has closed it's doors here in NYC, sometime in the last 4 years. Yes folks, I was down in the village shopping. Why? When one has a mohawk, one needs different clothes; so one should head to the edgier side of the tracks. (Which by the way, most of the private designer shops are now GONE, but one can shop at Gap, Old Navy, H&M, American Apparel) to your hearts content. SIGH... what are they doing to my city? We become more Disneyfied by the day... You know what I mean.
The search for a specific hoody (hooded sweatshirt) left me in a bind. I couldn't find one of the two that I was looking for. Heaven help me when I head out KNOWING what I want. I couldn't find it, anywhere. Not the Specific color/style that I wanted. (And PEOPLE, who is paying $70 for a basic hooded sweatshirt?) NOT I! Not even $50!! Anyhow, I found myself in Armani, trying on the cutest (and most frivolous) white knit sweater/jacket. It called to me, demanding to be unzipped and tried on. So I amused it, and myself by doing so; knowing full well that I don't wear White in any form in this filthy city. You KNOW I had to buy it. A huge Thank You goes out to Mom for the great Christmas Present!! It was on sale, and I just looked too good in it to leave it behind for someone else to enjoy. Hopefully I'll be able to wear it more than once before I spill something on it! ;-)
Irony: I purchase long sleeve shirts and a white sweater and it's in the mid-80's.
Even More Ironic: The concert tickets arrived in the post along with the Lease renewal for the apartment.
Readers Alert: Mindy Klasky's new book, Sorcery and the Single Girl
is now available. (Mine arrived from Amazon yesterday). This is the second book in her series, the follow up to Girl's Guide to Witchcraft
. I highly recommend these books to you people. She's a gifted and hilarious writer. Neko is one of my favorite characters, and strangely reminds me of someone... hehehe
Also, a Thank You goes out (again) to Devon over at Ink in my Coffee
. She loaned me 2 books by author Yasmine Galenorn (Witchling,
) which are very good reads. Continuing stories of 3 sisters, half Fae-half human, from Otherworld who manage to save the world despite oddities of being half breeds.
I have more to share, but I should post this before my internet connection fails (again). They are doing work on the street/intersection, and my internet has been intermittent at best the last few days. I have an appointment with the service tech on Friday to solve this issue. Don't worry D, things should be running PROPERLY while you are here next week. If not, you have my full permission to unleash Roo...
Must hop into the shower and prepare myself (and my hair) for a two show day.
Love and Light to you all!