Having continued my usual habits of eating a lot and moving much less, I have gained weight in the last month and a half.Technically, I shouldn't be surprised. But I am disappointed that my actions have resulted in the expected consequences. . . . (More)
I got a haircut and I'm feeling a little poorly about it. Much of it was maintenance: I had it shortened by a few inches, and thinned so it wasn't so much of the thick mat it had grown into. But the drastic change is that I got rid of the long bangs I've been growing out for about a thousand year . . . (More)
When viewing photographs of myself, my assessment is commonly as follows: "Surprisingly okay."The boyfriend despairs.
I was on my way to the library. Binder and books pinned to my side by one arm, I pawed at my cheek as the wind blew my hair across my face. I was trying to pick strands out of my mouth, as I passed three young men. Out of the corner of my eye (as I spat hair), I saw one of . . . (More)
A dress of warm, light comfort: pale grey knit, a fine silken wool that invites appreciative fingers. An attractive gathering at the bust (that is to say, gathering attraction). Little puffed sleeves that insist on slipping off the shoulders. Textured banding along a deep neckline in the fr . . . (More)
I am very tired, so very tired, with the exclusive description of girlfriends as "beautiful." This custom seems to promote the idea that the singular quality of beauty can be an appropriate summary of a woman's merit ... even though it may be little more than a lucky boon of nature. God forbid . . . (More)
There's this dress.It's very pretty, and made from some deliciously cool, liquid, flowing material ideal for hot summer days. The print is an oversized take on Burberry check -- warm trench, white, black, and turquoise -- enlarged until the colours become like Benday dots, and only a fracti . . . (More)
Hey there, boys and girls. It's that time again -- time for another instalment of: Hippocrates Sez ... regarding Hysteria in Virgins! According to the Greek doctor, when a virgin does not take up a husband at the suitable moment of marriage, her female "egress" remains unopened, and thus graduall . . . (More)
Jude: [Sexuality is] about relating to, appreciating and responding to beauty, to mystery...none of which are confined to one gender or another. I'm reminded of a comment my sister made about a magnificent silverback gorilla she'd seen at a zoo. She said he was so magnificently virile, so p . . . (More)
It is inevitable that when one is fixing the ties of one's halter-top, one bends one's head down and in, forcing the eyes to one's bosom. It is in this situation, fiddling with a pair of black strings against the nape of my neck, that I contemplate the low arc of my neckline. Hugging soft, f . . . (More)
2. As "Americana" defines itself as artefacts of American culture, "Gloriana" consists of the artefacts of my culture.
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