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I, Consumerist

Hello Internet! This is what I look like today:

and if you are bored/would like to please me you too ought to take a picture of yourself in your work loo/other handy reflective surface and post it in the comments here.

Today we had various BigWigs coming to visit the office where I work, including various members of the W.H.O. (my favourite was a lady from Bolivia who came in national dress and gave me the opportunity to exercise my pidgin Spanish) so this morning I was making an unusual effort with my appearance (which included, but was not limited to application of facecream and the brushing of the hair).

Cue:
[Z: You look very pretty. There, see, I do say it. If I was a bigwig I would decide to give your organisation moneys immediately. Also, to sex you.
N: Then I could sue you for sexual harassment, and sell my story to the papers, and get a book deal, and get myself invited to the next Celebrity Big Brother]

And speaking of books, I read one which struck me as marvellous - In the Company of the Courtesan by Sarah Durant. I'm not a big fan of the historical novel, generally speaking - it's quite a hard genre to carry off in a way that holds my interest without getting bogged down in too much period detail but still using language which strikes me as period-appropriate. Also, as a bonus, to sprinkle the thing with sex. Sarah Durant's novel not only manages to do that, but it also includes the sack of Rome, and a narrator who is a dwarf. Lushly written, it absorbed me from the first and kept me going with its intrigue and suspense and rise and fall of its plucky courtesan.

And before that, here are some of the other things I have been up to:

1) Making an effort to be nicer to my relatives.

2) Going to my course seminars, so that I could expand my braine.

3) Getting fitted for a bra, and discovering that like all the other women in the world I have apparently been wearing the wrong bra size my whole life. There was me thinking I was 36C but the somewhat-stern-looking lady who groped me pronounced it to be 34D and that the bit about the bra straps digging into the flesh of my back was all for the good cause of hoisting my rack as near to my face as possible. I did break down and buy matching underwear she reccomended (I'm really not very good at being assertive when faced by stern-looking people who call me madam) and will wear it at some point I'm sure when I feel like having my bosoms hoisted in their lacy, lacy prisons.

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verlaine
Mar. 14th, 2007 05:11 pm (UTC)
I posted a picture of myself at work in my LJ only yesterday!
rainsinger
Mar. 14th, 2007 06:39 pm (UTC)
You are so lucky! I wish my work let me make one-handed baking!
class_worrier
Mar. 15th, 2007 02:19 am (UTC)
I could sue you for sexual harassment, and sell my story to the papers, and get a book deal

Ah, so that is yiskah's secret.

I wish the rest of my friends list were considerate enough to post about bra fittings.
But no, Iraq this, Tony Blair that. Pfft.
mzdt
Mar. 15th, 2007 11:34 am (UTC)
yesterday's friends list brought three posts about breasts in quick succession. The worst bit was that two of them were about an event I was at, and hardly noticed any breasts. Well, no more than I normally do, anyway.
rainsinger
Mar. 15th, 2007 12:23 pm (UTC)
and hardly noticed any breasts.

Perchance they too are wearing the wrong bras.
rainsinger
Mar. 15th, 2007 12:27 pm (UTC)
Ah, so that is yiskah's secret.

The writers. They stop at nothing.

I wish the rest of my friends list were considerate enough to post about bra fittings.
But no, Iraq this, Tony Blair that. Pfft.


Maybe you need to need to make a post featuring badges with subliminal messages like 'More Shallow... Post More Shallowness'
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rainsinger
Mar. 15th, 2007 12:27 pm (UTC)
If you have H&M over the pond it can be yours too. I generally think Wrap dresses are teh seks.
jenny26red
Mar. 21st, 2007 06:01 am (UTC)
Hello. You don't know m. I just happened to come across your entry and I think your dress is really cute. Where did you get it? Who made it? I'm Jen, by the way... :-)
jenny26red
Mar. 21st, 2007 06:02 am (UTC)
hmm... I see you've already told someone else where you got it. At any rate, I'm still Jen. :-)
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