I recently got my Stargate DVDs back from the lovely and talented affabletoaster
which is really awesome. I knew they were in good hands and I didn't have a huge need to watch them, but it's really nice to have them back. It's my first fandom and my first true TV love - except maybe Star Trek and Sesame Street, which were shows I grew up watching. So it's just good to have them around. They're like my teddy bear Frob - not necessary, but I feel better when he's where I can see him.
She also brought back one of my favourite hats which I'd left at her place by mistake the last time I saw her. So very win! I mean it was also great to see her - she is lovely and talented after all. :) And it was a very long time. I hadn't seen
my Stargate DVDs my hat
her at all since May. And since we used to be roommates (in the Room of the Lack of Not Coolness - lo these many moons ago) that is a very long time indeed.
I also ordered some clothes on the internet and they arrived yesterday! I don't particularly dislike shopping - and in fact I kinda love going shopping with C and E because they make everything fun! - but I often find it frustrating because I can never seem to find anything that fits. I've been on an informal quest for skinny jeans for ages because most places with jeans seem to think that because I have a 40 waist I want elephant pants to make me look huge instead of a slimmer cut of pants to make me look like a normal, fashionable person. Le Sigh. So hobbitbabe
pointed me to this site in the states which does plus sized skinny jeans. Awesome says me. I dicked around the site a bunch and found a pair that look good, checked the size chart to make sure I was getting the right one, and found a bunch of other things while I was there because I might as well get a few more bits while I'm having something shipped. So I ordered a pair of jeans, a pair of sandals (I have size 12 feet, my life is difficult in the ladies footwear department), and 3 bras. I was leery about the bras because they're bras, they never seem to fit right.
I'm sure you're waiting for the kick in the pants. I mostly was too. The first hit was from customs (thanks guys). I had to pay $69 worth of duty (only $20 short of half the price of my items) because these goods were made in China. I bought them from the States! I hate duty. Then both the shoes and the pants are too big. Too BIG! (Says my Dad re: the shoes "I thought that was impossible." Thanks Dad, very nice.) Mum says that we can alter the pants since the legs fit really well and we can just take in the sides around the hips and waist. I'm not sure if I care enough (although I'm seriously thinking about it). But I don't want to send them back and then have to pay even more duty on an exchange. We'll see. I have a lead on some skinny jeans at the Gap which might fit so I'm going to go and check them out today and if I can get them from Gap I'm definitely sending these back instead of trying to fix them.
On the up side the bras are awesome. One of them needs an extender, but it's strapless anyway so that's really not a problem at all. They're really comfy and they make my boobs look great - definitely a win.
Now all I need is some gold-pressed latinum (and some skinny jeans) and I'll be set.