30 April 2008

Fish, Fash

Fish Inspection class, very interesting if cold and pongey but it reminded me of when I used to work at the big aquarium so I didn't even mind the smell too much, it wears off after a while. A colleague mildly complained abt our lab coats' smell when we returned to the hospital but her scrubs bore proof of bloody vomit, and yet she couldn't understand why we were laughing. Spring is pissing me off in that it's still behaving like early Autumn, but everyone has managed to get a tan even with no sun and rain mostly, what am I, an incompetent hybrid? Another colleague complained to me that all she needs to do is step out into the sun for a while and she instantly becomes too tanned. I asked her Are you seriously having this conversation with me?? and she said What, it's awful, we look like peasants! I'd much rather be pale like you. And then I locked her in the biohazard container with a Júlio Dinis book* and the earth righted itself. We have a bank holiday tomorrow [STAYING UP FAR TOO LATE!! SLEEPING IN!!] and I feel like I should be celebrating, the guillotine is fast approaching with exams around the corner, but I don't know how bcs I don't feel like doing anything other than lying around, listening to music and watching series, which is how I have been feeling for a while anyway so not much of a difference really and I actually don't know what to do with my afternoon, should be studying but don't want to so, girls, have decided to institute Spring Fashion Time here bcs clothes make me happy and I have been rocking my tops, even if they're always covered by a lab coat. [Plus, I think I may be running out of things to say but I will never run out of clothes.] I truly don't care for simple t-shirts much, I prefer them with a little something - and naff can be gorgeous bcs kitch adds that special touch that makes it fun to wear for me. Today's choice was a new find:

Spring top #1
Camera not cooperating so this was the only picture I could take and it doesn't show the whole of it, angle was off, but see how loud? There's even some glitter on it! Love it to bits.

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PS - If I were a bloke I'd dress like the Shawn Spencer character from Psych. I don't even care for the show but I'll sometimes watch it bcs his t-shirts are often that fabulous.

* Júlio Dinis is a writer I love who was born in the XIX century and wrote abt the bourgeoisie et al in what could be considered romances, if one were to both stretch it a bit and simplify it, but in one of the books the hero is a doctor who needs to help an actually very pretty girl cope with the fact that she is very dark at a time when paleness was so revered so he writes her a poem [trigueira blablabla] and presto, she's all better. Then he's in trouble but dude, you can't walk round writing women poems and not expect whiplash, who doesn't love a romantic?? Now I want to re-read it.
** Bugger it, had to go and re-read the man. Allow me rephrase: Júlio Dinis is a writer I do not love at all. Meh.


9 furballs:

José said...

A Morgadinha dos Canaviais????!!!!
Lol... o que a Primavera lhe faz...

Lioness said...

Sim sim, gosto dos livrinhos dele sim senhor!

JoeinVegas said...

Ah well, you'd probably be one of those lobster red tourists here in our Vegas sun.

José said...

Bolas!
Julgava que eu é que era omnívoro em termos de leitura...
Douglas Adams e Júlio Diniz...

Nancy said...

Sigh, I walk outside in the sun and become a crispy critter in no time at all... and never never never turn brown.

Dexter Colt said...

I have the complexion of the undead. And, one can never have enough t-shirts. That's pretty much all I wear. One of the few benefits of my job is that I don't have to "dress up."

Lioness said...

Joe, I wouldn't, I'm always very careful anyway but the right Portie genes ensure that I do tan, just more slowly than darker people. I don't think I could even become lobster red, that's a tourist alert sign here as well.

José, it gets weirder. ;)

Nancy, that must be horrible. My Brazilian colleague has loads of freckles and reddish hair and she is constantly peeling and always becomes red no matter what.

Dexter, agreed on the t-shirts. On the undead as well, sadly, but I will do somethign abt it now, it's winter that kills me. I too somehow ensured yet another job where I don't have to dress up unless I want to. I'll wear pretty t-shirts and accessories but properly dressing up on a daily basis would be too much for me.

Diana said...

So YOU'RE the person who not only buys those tops but can actually make them look good! They have them over here and I always wonder. Charles tans wonderfully but is a shade of green (truly) in the winter. Me? Pasty winter, slightly less so in the summer but rarely a lobster. Just not tan.

Lioness said...

Oh yes,I'm the one! I couldn't believe they had a pretty pink t-shirt with "Barbie is a slut" in my size when I was in Canada, that's just my cup of tea. And the kitsch touch, of course.

I'm a shade of yellow. Know those blondes who look good in orange, brown, pastels? Yeah, not me.