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posted by [personal profile] gashin at 11:07pm on 21/03/2009
... I spent my first day at the new branch. I will be spending the next few Saturdays there, in anticipation of the closure of my "branch" at the end of the day of 6 April. Thereafter, I will be at the new branch every day. In light of the fact that only one bus goes that far south, and comes every hour, and would take two hours if I include the connections, I will be "carpooling" (read: be ferried about) by one of two possible coworkers (one lives 3 blocks away, the other lives just west of the area I live in). Le boulot, c'est le boulot, but my goodness it felt good to work in an environment that wasn't radiating dust and thick with the screaming of children.

... I found, in my copy of the Aeneid (translated), two perfectly 4-ply folded papers, crisp and new. They were letters I wrote to myself back... well, I guess it would have been the autumn of 2006. That was not a good time in my life. These letters spooked me out, a bit. They were very coherent, but they felt completely... not of my mind, or my person. Like someone else entirely wrote them. I went through the other books I had for my two part-time courses at Concordia that fall, but I did not find any more letters. This disappointed me.

... I modelled for myself (in the mirror) the shirts I bought at lululemon. I went shopping "on business" there, since I discovered that sports tanks at Running Room, etc., were all just as expensive as lulu, and roughly 800% more hideous. (I joined a BOSU boot camp at a nearby ladies' gym. I needed cardio, and a reason to get my butt out of the house.) I ended up buying one "strictly for exercising" cross-back tank, and one white-and-pale-grey wide-striped tank-thing that I can scarcely explain except to say that it's about the most flattering thing I've ever owned. My shoulders look pretty elegant in it. On a whim, I decided to also don my jean shorts. They felt amazing on. I was really happy for a moment. I can't wait for weather warm enough to bust out the not-pants and not-sweaters.
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posted by [identity profile] peacheth.livejournal.com at 06:19am on 22/03/2009
i worked at lulu for awhile. i dont know what kind of drugs they put in their fabric though..
 

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posted by [identity profile] gashin.livejournal.com at 04:59pm on 22/03/2009
Yeah, it's a lovely lovely fabric. The exercise one is the "extreme luon" or whatever its real name is, and the wearing-around one is just regular luon. Not cheap, but I've never had any quality issues with lulu, so in my head it evens out.

I know a surprising amount of people here who've worked for lulu at some point. I guess because it originated in Vancouver, it made it here early and thoroughly...
 

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posted by [identity profile] misskitty-79.livejournal.com at 09:53am on 22/03/2009
I can't wait for weather warm enough to bust out the not-pants and not-sweaters.
I have been wearing skirts & dresses lately. Tonight, I almost wore a pair of shorts in to work, but then, I chickened out. Having not shaved recently & being unwilling to wear tights didn't help, but in the end, I decided it just wasn't quite warm enough yet.
 

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posted by [identity profile] gashin.livejournal.com at 04:57pm on 22/03/2009
There are still about... 1.5 feet of ice/snow on the ground here, and the low temperatures range between -10˚ and -18˚... oh, and apparently there is a winter storm warning on for us today, including heavy snow, freezing rain and blowing snow. How lovely! I hadn't even looked out the window. ... .... Ah, yep. Snowing like a mother.

Spring now pls.
 

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posted by [identity profile] misskitty-79.livejournal.com at 08:17pm on 22/03/2009
Uh. This is yet another of the multitude of reasons for which there's no way in Hel, I'm ever moving to Edmonton. We haven't had snow on the ground for nearly a month now (well, it snowed overnight once last week, but it was gone by noon) & temperatures have been hovering around 5˚C the past couple of days.

*hugs*
 

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posted by [identity profile] gashin.livejournal.com at 08:59pm on 22/03/2009
Yeah, we can expect to achieve no-more-snow-on-ground... by... maybe mid-April? Let's say end of April, to err on the side of caution.

*hugs*

It's ok, I am by now immune to weather-disappointment.

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