Crocs and Socks

I thought I’d heard it all… Earlier today, a colleague and I were debating whether we could wear shorts to work. Since we were attending a customer’s premises, we agreed it might not be a good idea. We decided to hold off until the end of the day. The end of the day arrived, we…

The Weatherman

Rain you think? All week I’ve been thinking of going for a bike ride this weekend, haven’t been in a couple weeks, work has interfered. Right now it’s dry but the forecast doesn’t look good. I like riding my bike, a lot, but not in the rain. Can be very uncomfortable and you get that…

My Second Dress

Well, the critics have spoken… I’m showing too much chest (and all the hair that comes with it), not flashy enough, it’s too short, too long, too black, whatever. Back to the second-hand stores to have another look. Picked up an equally short, equally black party dress. This one however, hides my chest and has…

$18 Shoes

Bear with me as I tell this story, I promise to bring it all together by the time you finish… While on my way to work yesterday, there was an advertisement from one of the local men’s fashion outlets; Moores. The ad went on and on about all the shoes being 40% off. I didn’t…

My First Dress

Eventually, you get to a certain stage in life where you throw caution to the wind, scoff at the embarrassment you’re sure to suffer and do something… unusual. I went out and bought my first dress. Actually, two dresses. A long, green, Charleston style dress and a short, black, party dress. Total cost… $20. We’ve…

Planning a Saturday

This is really the best day of the week, the whole day lies ahead screaming for a really good plan. The day will be long and satisfying as only a Saturday can be because no matter what, there’s always Sunday. The plan… The day will start with a good book – I hope. You see,…

Orange

I can’t quite put my finger on when I started taking a fancy to the colour orange. My only clue, believe it or not, is my clothing. They tell a story… a story of orange. I grew up liking the darker colours, blues and blacks. Something changed… Some of my oldest items are jackets and…

My Watches

I was looking in my night stand last night when I came across one of my watches. I admired it, then carefully placed it back in the drawer. I love watches but hate wearing them… I’m not into the really expensive watches but I do like a good watch, one that works well usually meets…

I Hate Belts

Every once in a while I have no choice but to wear a belt. Usually because I’m dressed casually for a business meeting, or slightly nicer for a funeral or wedding. Ties, completely useless in my opinion, are slowly falling out of favour with the casual business crowd. But not belts. I’ll pre-empt any comments…

Downtown TO

Last week I was downtown Toronto for some company provided training.  The training was great, but even better was the extra curricular activities… Stayed at the “Downtown Hilton”, highly reccomended, especially the pool that is half indoors and half outdoors!  It was very cold when I was there and there was quite a bit of…