Guess who’s sitting in the airport with her flight grounded?
Thaaaat’s right, it’s Mia! I’m writing this at just before 8pm Chicago time, and we probably won’t be getting off the ground before midnight due to bad winds here and fog in SFO. By the time this publishes, I’ll probably have staggered into work a couple of hours late, but for now, I’ve got some time to kill and some blog posts to write. Right on! Right?
In case you didn’t notice, we dyed Tia’s hair again! And her fingernails are only marginally purple, so I’d consider it a success. The top dye looks way more indigo in photos than in real life, but either way it looks pretty dang good.
Goes well with her thrifted-new shirt, as a matter of fact. We never did get around to a haul photo like we intended, so you’ll just have to see our new stuff as it unveils. I know that when I get new clothing, be it retail or thrifted, I get super excited and want to wear it right away, so everything I got will probably make an appearance on this blog sooner rather than later. I’m pretty impressed by Tia’s fly purple button-front here–the epaulets seem so Tia, despite the fact that she owns maybe two other articles of clothing with any kind of shoulder detail.
What makes a fly purple button-front even more fly? A sparkly belt, of course. I bought this belt months and months ago for Tia because of the sparkly stripes before realizing that it might be too large for her, but she’s working it well as a looser waist detail. Which, hooray! Sometimes I get paranoid about buying clothes for other people because of the possible significant connotations of buying something too large or too small that might end in hurt feelings, embarrassment, and body image issues–but I figured if anybody’s likely to be laid back about that sort of thing, it would be Tia.
Oh yeah, I’m in this post too. Since packing space was rather limited for the trip, I chose to bring along only one scarf. I did, however, make sure it was the widest, longest, warmest scarf I own. This picture is a not-at-all exaggerated approximation of what I looked like the past couple mornings when we went out in extra-chilly weather.
D’aww. I’m going to miss Tia for the two whole weeks I don’t see her until she comes out to California for Christmas and we then embark on a trip to Mexico, but we had good times. We watched weird and funny movies (The Cook, the Thief, His Wife, and Her Lover, and I Love You, Phillip Morris), saw the sights (The Art Institute, Millennium Park), and ate ALL the food (Lou Malnati’s, the Bongo Room). It was a great trip and I’m glad we were able to do it–who knows, maybe the Thanksgiving trip to Chicago will become a tradition (at least until Tia and Braden move to Iceland, or wherever they’re going to end up). At least I have a lot to reminisce on while we’re sitting here at the airport for the next three or four hours…