Tuesday, May 24, 2011

I don't want to be an ant, you know?

It was eighty-six degrees today. EIGHTY-SIX. And humid as hell. This obviously required a light, comfortable outfit for work.

(ModCloth top and skirt, TJ Maxx heels)

When I got home I took these photos and then threw on a tee and shorts (see below). I sat outside and watched the wrens bop and flit and hop around before going in to make myself a drink (Gin and tonic today. I'm not a huge fan of gin but it can be refreshing at times).

Tomorrow's weather looks like more of the same, and I have one question... Why am I not going to the beach?! Ugh. Responsibilities.

(Shirt from Etsy, F21 shorts)

Yep, more birds!

The title of this post is from my favourite part of the movie Waking Life. I haven't seen this movie in a few years, and it's on the television right now (...with commercials. This is NOT a movie that should be cut up with commercials). The scene with this particular quote is pretty much how I feel about my life. I never want to be an ant. I don't want to look like every one else, act like every one else, have a mindless job, or have a life where my interaction with people is superficial at best. That scares the hell out of me. I think going back to school is going to help remedy the mindless job bit. Otherwise, I'd say I'm doing all right in my own way. There are things I would have done differently, would not have done at all, and should have done that I didn't but at least I can learn from those things. Anyway, I think I'm just happy to be reminded of my own ideals now and then. It's so incredibly easy to get bogged down by the rubbish that it's necessary to take a minute and remember who you are and what's important to you... I feel like I should thank Waking Life for being on at the precise moment I needed it. Good timing.

If you read all of that or even if you didn't, here, have a photo of me being a weirdo.



  1. that. shirt. is. amazing. oh my goodness. the color is perfect, and the detailing around the buttons is so vintagey and cute! also, really, I don't think I could be more jealous of your hair color/texture/length.

  2. You look so cute and elegant in that first outfit.

  3. Aw, Alex! But you have the amazingly perfect short hair I've always wanted!

    Tereza, thank you so much! That's so sweet :)


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