Selfie, thoughts about silk
I've got mixed feelings about silk – wearing animal products sounds awful to a lot of people (shades of Cruella De Ville?) even ones who eat meat. Silk goes that extra step above wool in that an animal dies, and there isn't the sort of "but we eat that animal too!" handwaving people do with leather. But silk has a lower environmental impact than a lot of other fabrics. But which side matters more when purchasing used anyway? (This skirt is light and comfortable, btw.)
Tea, winter holidays
I make an exception for Christmas stuff in November when it comes to all the peppermint flavoured things coming out and I just had to go for this over the top more sugar than tea tea. The one petty beef I have is that all of the snowflake motif stuff ends at Christmas, which is hardly into winter at all and it doesn't even snow here usually until January, and then there's nothing to decorate for until Valentine's Day (meh). Keep the lights and snowflakes a little longer!
Got a tiny tattoo while I was on vacation, because it felt good to have the time available to make and follow through on a spontaneous choice. Felt drawn to a poppy because it had been a long time since I'd had a dream while sleeping (and longer since I could remember one on waking), and in the last few weeks I've been sleeping well enough that the ability has come back.
Festive selfies (spider adjacent)
I don't have a proper costume this year (though I do have a giant spider hat to wear trick or treating later) but I just realized that by holding a phone for these photos, that basically makes this a "Spiderwebs" by No Doubt costume. (Which is 25 next year, and "Leave a message and I'll call you back" has become even more sarcastic in that time.)
I had to stop and take a closer look at these pansies, because the blue seemed almost unreal. #florespondence
The Telematic House, 1983. Ugo La Pietra, Gianfranco Bettetini, Aldo Grasso; Milan Fair. Exploring electronic memory in the domestic space. (More: https://ugolapietra.com/en/the-1980s/the-telematic-house/)
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