29 June 2010

6 Items or Less

So as usual I am a late in signing up officially, but I decided to do this little experiment on my own.  To see how the "officials" are doing you can check in with them here.  The idea is to wear only six items of clothing for one month.  Exceptions are made for workout clothes, underwear, outerwear like raincoats, and accessories.  I am also adding jammies to my exception list.
Why am I doing this?
I need to simplify the activities I expect my pea brain to handle.  I spend so much time looking for clothes, thrift store shopping for clothes, washing clothes, obsessing over clothes, throwing out clothes, getting new clothes- all accompanied by my daily whine, "I can't leave the house, I have nothing to wear."  Frankly I'm bloody sick of it all.  I am going cold turkey.
Yesterday I packed up all the colorful and useless clothes in my closet into duffle bags and wheeled them into the garage.  I panicked a little when I had to get dressed to go see friends, but I rallied and pulled on two of the uniform pieces.  Felt ugly.  Didn't matter.
So, the month of July on 6 items, plus jammies, swimsuit, jacket.  Here's my uniform:

Black t shirt
brown skirt
black and white dress
peacock shirt
denim skirt

Embarking on day 3 today.  Panicked when I got peanut noodles all over my black tshirt yesterday, but calmed down.  Other than that, plus warning people at work, I hardly thought about what I was wearing at all.  Which is a minor miracle.

09 June 2010

Lacey's Top 4- #2!

I'm on a roll!  Watch out world!

1.  lentils with vinegar and tomatoes, cheap and perfectly, yummily sweet.
2.  my Pilot G4 pen
3.  natural oatmeal soap
4.  classic soul queen Bettye Lavette on Wait Wait Don't Tell Me. Total class act- and I am totally buying her album, Interpretations: The British Songbook.  Helllooo deep and sexy cover of "Don't Let the Sun Go Down On Me"...

08 June 2010

Inaugural Lacey Top 4

I have to get into the habit of writing everyday, so lucky you.  These are my top 4 things of the day.  Things I love.  Things I found.  Things I want you to know.

today's top 4

1.  Johnny Cash leg tattoo- spotted on the 66 bus to work in the morning.  Youngish Johnny Cash, with a pompadour.   Like this:
Awesome.  I want one.  Right on the calf.

2.  Matty Ballgame from the Filmspotting podcast.   Huge audio crush of mine.  Charming, ridiculous, hilarious, melodramatic...have no idea what he looks like; frankly, I don't want to know.   (I actually hope he doesn't look too much like the one on the right cuz that's kind of like my ex-husband.)  I like Adam a lot, too, but as he's married I won't allow myself to crush too hard.  I have been listening long enough now I feel like I know the guys.  Like Ray Suarez back in the day.
3.  changing your cursor in Windows.  Until my buddy Joe at work showed me how I had no clue I could do this.  And it's already through work's firewall!

4.  jungletribe on etsy.  Self proclaimed "steam punk militia" artists.  LOVE this ring:
Or this:

That's right, a steam punk militia holster.  How have I lived without this?