I like riding the sky train on weekends – when you can find a seat and its not so crowded. I had a whole day planned. From Waterfront to Edmonds – to accompany my grandpa to the bank – he was opening a TFSA and wanted moral support. After lunch and things, I was going to take the train from Edmonds to Metrotown (I was considering not paying for those two stops – I’m a bad person) for a little shopping because I desperately needed some more shoes. Then I was going to go from Metrotown back to Waterfront.
The first segment of my trip worked out perfectly – I managed to reduce my unread emails on m phone from 189 to 77 during the ride. Then I got a bit of exercise walking from the station to my grandpa’s place. Off to the bank – where the gentleman helping us was great and spoke to my grandpa, not to me. Then Emile decided to join us for lunch.
This is where things went off the rails. I was going to take the train back to Metrotown, but instead decided to get Emile to drop me there. So, as I bent into our car – our low car – I felt loose and breeze.
April 6th, 2013 Extra-Ordinary: My nice tight skinny jeans split right up the back!
I was in Yorkdale mall about 6 1/2 years ago with my best friend Lisa (www.screaminglisa.com). She had come east to Ontario for my wedding shower – she was my maid of honour – and we were doing a bit of shopping. Neither of us – and I hope she’ll forgive me saying so – are fashion mavens nor do either of us fit into size 4 jeans or size 8 for that matter.
We spend some of our time mocking those who are fashion forward types and worried about being cool for the sake of being cool. So when she saw someone who was wearing these absolutely brand new trend of “skinny jeans”, she pointed them out and said “I think they make even super skinny people look fat”. I agreed with her because frankly, I was busy walking around in my mid 2000s jeans with a low rise waist with boot cut. I mean, she was right, they didn’t look particularly flattering. We wanted to hide the body – not show it off.
But here I am nowadays with probably about 6 pairs of skinny jeans/pants AND a pair of GLO-E-US riding boots. I don’t know, perhaps there people in malls saying my skinny pants make me look fat. Hmmm.
Regardless, I am not 20 any more, I don’t really care about what some yahoos might think, but I do like the trend of skinny pants. Why? Because skinny pants show your shape – from your wide hips to your thin calves – and I like that. There are a pant that just tell it like it is. They call a spade a spade. So by pushing them on us, the fashion world is saying “Bring us your hips people! We want to see some curves. Or no curves. We don’t care! Just show us what you’ve got!”
That’s good. Because “not fashion” bodies is what most of us have.
November 20th, 2012 Extra-Ordinary: Yep, I’ve got hips, and a waist and that is just fine with me.