What I Wore to Work Today: March 4, 2015
I’m listening to the Arms Full of Love Songza playlist and right now it’s playing I’m Kissing You (Love Theme from “Romeo + Juliet”) by Des’Ree. This movie was released the weekend of November 1, 1996, the same weekend I turned 15. I was a freshman in high school. I was part of the target market for this movie and we even studied Romeo & Juliet in English class that year. This movie is now 18 years old. It can vote, it can sign contracts, it is legally an adult. My god we’re all old.
Spoiler alert on the video: it totally shows the end of Romeo & Juliet.
What I Wore to Work Today: May 2, 2013
Pants: $1 Goodwill, refashioned
This was my half-birthday! 31 1/2! Yee-ha! Six months from then, and several weeks from now, I turn 32. Yep. If I’ve learned anything from the internet, it’s a special, special age.
What I Wore to Work Today: Wednesday, October 3, 2012
Dress: Forever 21
Belt: Xi, came with in blouse
I bought this dress in summer 2003. To put that in perspective, the top songs from that summer included Clay Aiken’s “This is the Night”, Beyonce & Jay-Z “Crazy in Love, Lil’ Kim & 50 Cent “Magic Stick”, and Black-Eyed Peas with Justin Timberlake “Where is the Love?” I believe this dress can be considered vintage now.
A few friends came over to hang out in our pool on Saturday. A couple tried to recreate the lift from “Dirty Dancing” but he wasn’t able to lift her all the way and when he mentioned the max weight he has pressed overhead at the gym it was a few pounds more than my body weight. She suggested that he try it with me instead, adding “But don’t enjoy touching her. I’ve got my eye on you both…” We promised that neither of us would enjoy the required minimal physical contact. We succeeded at the first try, and after moment feeling self-congratulatory at his own strength, he let go and stepped out of the way as I fell straight at the water in a full-body belly flop. The others got water up their nose during the ensuing hysterical laughter.
“Uh, sorry about that,” he said. “I didn’t think it would work so well, and I hadn’t thought what I would do if I was actually able to get you up there. I didn’t have an exit strategy.” We decided to try again and I’d work on keeping better form this time, and if things felt off he’d either let me back down gently or tip me forward so I could at least avoid the belly flop. Somebody thought to get a camera this time and the results are above. I still ended up face first in the water, but it didn’t hurt this time. Expect more — and hopefully better — pool videos to come throughout the summer!