Success! Winning! Tiger blood I has it? - Tactical Ninja
Nov. 8th, 2013
09:59 am - Success! Winning! Tiger blood I has it?
One of the things about hand sewing leather that is Not So Fun is when you stick the needle in your finger. This happens more often with leather than with fabric, for obvious reasons. And the thing is that because you're working with waxed thread and animal skin and a needle that's designed to slice as it pierces, those wee cuts tend to get infected.
I can tell you exactly how many times I've stabbed myself with the awl by the number of tiny infections that are happening in my fingers right now. I'm sure shearing tomorrow will help with this..
Boots! In a last ditch attempt to find boots before giving up and paying $300 for a pair, I went on a tiki tour around the shoe shops of Wellington. I ended up in Overland, which was having a sale. And lo! they had a boot that I liked. But because I'm like that, I just noted the name and went back to do more research on the internet. And it turned out they had another pair that was on special, down from $260 to $170.
At this point folks in other countries are probably going "Oh man, shoes in NZ are expensive!" Yes, yes they are. I don't know why, it's not as if we're short of leather here or anything. And you can get $60 boots but don't expect them to be waterproof or to last more than about 3 months.
Anyway, here they are. Or at least, here it is:
I fully expect these boots to be at least a little bit waterproof and to last more than three months. I had to resign myself to the fact that flat heeled ankle boots, while looking nice with floaty dresses and things, do not go well with clothes that match the dress code in my workplace. Boo. But that heel is only about an inch high, so even I should be able to cope with that without wanting to throw my shoes out a window.
Things still on my list to purchase for Tats Work Wardrobe Rehash Version 3.5:
Black fitted shirt (these are harder to find than I expected)
Blue tailored dress
Top that goes with a particular skirt. This is hard, and somewhat frivolous, but it's an awesome skirt and deserves to be worn more often.
Nearly there. This list is boring, but once it's done I shouldn't have to think about work clothes for a while. Also, grey pants? Hard to bloody find. WUT.
Thank you to everyone who gave shoe advice. I'm very appreciative because with all the suggestions I was able to pin down exactly what I want, then use a process of elimination to circle around till it was pinned. It takes a village to buy Tats shoes? Or something equally trite.
Anyway, I'll finish this foray into WTF Tats Why Are You Posting About Shoes now. Have something more meaty...
Regarding the spoof of What Does The Fox Say?, cunningly entitled What Does My Girl Say?, fengi had this to say. I can't phrase it any better than that. Except to add - people, you are supposed to love your partner. Publicly implying really negative stereotypes about them, even as a joke, is not an act of love. Check yourself. Jesus.