Friday, February 15, 2008

Chopin Liszt

If you've ever read The Agony of Alice you'll appreciate that title, I hope...

In all actuality, I might go shopping today. It's been over a month without my buying any clothes! I want to continue not to consume as much but there has been a moth infestation in my room and all my sheesh has holes in it! Also, I really want:

1. a pair of high-waisted shorts
2. a flowerdy dress (if you grew up in the South like me you'll realize that "floral" is just fancy for "flowerdy")
3. t-shirts. (see moth infestation.)
4. Ohohoh and a button-up skirt!

I'll BBL with pictures! And after that I have to write a paper about gender roles in the Cold War, and read a whole book about Mary Queen of Scots, and write a paper on it, and read a bunch of short stories for my Fiction Writing class, and Howl by Alan Ginsberg, and five chapters about Henry VIII, and finish The Color of Magic by Terry Pratchett... (I'm on page eight.) Will you not agree that maybe a leetle bit of retail therapy is totally deserved?

53 comments:

nicole said...

you must be an english major. i am, and i can sympathize with the amount of work you have to do.

and yes, i love the title. i was a big alice reader when i was younger. i've always wanted to work in a music store, partially because of those books.

enc said...

I think a little retail therapy is a great idea. WendyB did a great post about various Tudors yesterday, check it out if you haven't already!

Good luck with all your reading.

Miss White said...

Congratulations on a month without buying clothes, very good indeed. I've never heard the word flowerdy before, it's wonderful!

Stephanie said...

The new blog:

http://thefashbot@blogspot.com

Sister Libby said...

Wowzers. College is going to suck. Except for the hot shoes, no parents, gratification, etc.
And high waisted shorts are on my list too.

Jessica said...

I once owned a notepad that said Chopin Liszt on it. :>

Retail therapy is amazing.

(Hello. I'm a regular reader here, but have never commented.)

copperoranges said...

flowerdy!!!!

love love love it.

Wendy said...

Wow, a month without shopping would be mighty difficult for someone like me. I want a pair of high-waisted shorts.

Poppycock Thoughts Blogger said...

If you have a forever 21 nearby, it might stock high waisted shorts. I saw them about a month ago.

Good luck!

Bouncing Evil Ginner said...

Always deserved. Even sans argent, shopping is great, just more controlled ;) You have a list!! Good work.

LINDA said...

Ah, I don't get the Chopin Liszt thing, and that bums me out. D:

"Flowerdy" made me smile on the inside. :]

Cee-Cee said...

im so digging your number 1)

Marie-Kristine said...

oooh good luck with all that worK!
you definitely deserve some retail therapy :)

AlicePleasance said...

You need a little shopping, definitely!
And yes, I liked the Agony of Alice...

The Clothes Horse said...

Retail therapy is completely deserved.
I never would have pictured you from your blog as the "relater," but maybe now I can see it. I have a friend who is like that, I always wonder if she ever feels under-appreciated, because she is always cheering someone else on/helping someone or listening, but rarely tells us her own problems. I hope your friends appreciate you!

Lynn said...

Way to go on the month of no clothes buying. :] I only spent a little on clothes because I have no money...

molly said...

HA!! i so read all the alice books, so i LOVE the title

Isabel said...

That is a shitload of reading, my friend. You'd better do a shitload of shopping to compensate!

Secretista said...

Good luck with your paper girlie. PAPERS SUCK!--I have to write one on what Literature is and analyze a poem what nottt.

-S said...

retail therapy always works! at least for me, hehe.

Joan said...

please splurge on something great. is this for midterms, or just the usual amount of work you get??

Adele said...

lol cannot wait to see what you buy lol! & have fun reading :)

Dahl said...

Good to see you're sticking to your consuming-less lifestyle! Since I stopped buying clothes (outside of a little raid of Urban Outfitters when they dropped prices from €100 to €10) I've been rediscovering lots of lovely old clothes, as well as the stuff my mum wore when she was my age.

I can empathise with the ridiculous amounts of reading and essays, and with the need to procrastinate like a mofo... Good luck with it all, enjoy your retail therapy!

Jill said...

Can't wait to see the stuff you get, and great job, on the whole month with no purchases.

bronwyn said...

OMG yes, it sounds like retail therapy is exactly what you need. I also majored in English, and I remember having to lug heavy books and files around..... a stiff drink might also be in order ;)

the iron chic said...

Yes!
Reward your month of anti-consumerism with a great big ol' shopping spree!
That's what being human is all about!
Word.

Jelenie said...

Congrats on lasting on a shopping ban! I'm on my second one this year (until end of Feb) as I overspent last week. We want to see your loot! :)

Mash said...

ohhhh i have to buy so many things ...poor me :( lol

CountryGirl_CityLife said...

way too go on your shopping ban! I can't imagine. I want to go shopping today!

thelonelylondoner said...

Howl is my absolute favourite poem. Allen Ginsberg is totally boss!
U haven't shopped in a month and I CAN'T shop for the next month. I banned myself from shopping for lent. :s

Joanna Goddard said...

yes! a pair of high-waisted shorts.

In God We Trust has some amazing ones
http://www.refinery29shops.com/product.php?productid=17238&cat=335&page=1

also urban outfitters!

good luck :) xoxo

Squirrel said...

try to hold out until easter. our northern moths do not eat t shirts unless they are cashmere t shirts from bergdorfs.

Carolina Lange said...

One month without shopping! Congrats! That's not so easy!

WendyB said...

Reading about Mary should be a lot of fun!:-)

sierra said...

Flowerdy! what a lovely word..

judging your wishlist you will love my post on Lou Doillon I think.

:)awesome blog

Nicola's Vintage Boutique said...

that sounds almost identical to my list of things to get this spring

Lauren said...

I freaking loved those Alice books. My elementary school library had every single one of them.

soph n terr said...

I loove howl and high waisted shorts and warmer weather and all that. go buy something! i can't believe you went an entire month.

Debbie Shiamay said...

Ive been looking for a pair of the perfect high waisted shorts for AGES.

Kira Fashion said...

good luck in your shopping!
i have a great post about flowered dresses, check it out ;)

a kiss

mushroommeadows said...

A whole month w/o shopping! That's impressive!:)

Elle said...

Hey Heath-hon! This post totally took me back to college...oy!

Secretista said...

I've been trying to not buy clothes either. All your items are so spring filled. Sigh, it just snowed here. I wish spring would come!

blazedanielle said...

ohh! I can't wait for pictures!! :) How exciting!
There is only a short period where one can go without purchasing new clothes, and then the break must END!! Have fun!

Blue Floppy Hat said...

The Colour of Magic should be fun...and I'm wondering where I've misplaced my own button-down skirt..

Good luck with your papers!

LML said...

haha i use the word floral too, being from the south :)

Unrealized Fish said...

Nice blog :-)

Jello on Springs said...

where are ya? schoolwork overload? Hope you get some time to spare soon because I miss your entries. But argh I totally understand. I have two papers to write this weekend plus I have to read some E.B White and try to decipher the very humorous but challenging Canterbury tales.

Bianca said...

I definitely need to get some tees as well

alexgirl said...

Retail therapy is a MUST.
So... where's the loot?

Linda said...

like your list of goods to get!

Mash said...

WHERE ARE YOU ???????

Bee said...

Good luck with your paper!

Frikin bugs, thats why ive always got cedar hanging in my closet.