I got a call from Master today on his spiffy new mobile phone from his spiffy new office (I don’t actually know whether his office is spiffy or not, but I always like to imagine him working in a spiffy office with a secretary in a white cardigan and pearls…) He sounded chirpy and filled me in on his first day, saying things were generally good, but that boot-slut prospects for autumn were low because there was only one ‘trendy slut chick’ in the office. Fortunately, the summer sun is still blazing outside and the leaves are turning brown not because of an autumn chill in the air, but because it’s so damn hot they’re shriveling up so he won’t have to accept boot-lessness for a while longer yet.
Over the past few days I’ve made a few purchases for our Japan trip – which is next week!!! *does a little happy dance*
Terrorist regulations compliant toiletries bag:
(Resealable bag no larger than 20cm x 20cm and bottles with a capacity of no more than 80ml)
Additional terrorist regulations compliant toiletries to go in said terrorist regulations compliant toiletries bag:
(Contact solution is 120ml but exempt from 80ml limit due to being a ‘medicinal requirement’. I realised afterwards that the hairspray is 100ml so I’ll have to go in search of one 20ml smaller…)
I didn’t actually realise that the terrorist bullshit regulations were still in effect and I originally only bought small versions of everything because I was intending to save space in my itty-bitty carry-on suitcase that I have to fit everything for two weeks into:
(Obviously there ain’t many pairs of boots going into this suitcase. I’ll be wearing the only pair of boots I’m taking with me on the plane…)
After looking at my pathetically small suitcase, I came to the conclusion that I will need to live in jeans for two weeks so I purchased some new jeans that actually fit! It only took trying on 15 pairs in two different stores to find these babies:
(Bootleg on the left and skinny on the right.)
I liked the sparkles on the botty:
And it’s official…I’m officially short:
(I thought at 165cm or 5′ 5″ I was a little on the tall-side, but apparently not…)
It’s not that we’re going on a cheap airline where you have to pay to check in luggage or anything like it, the reality of travelling all over Japan in a very short space of time means we can’t be lugging luggage around. It’s just not practical and since we’re going on trains and buses and things, there just isn’t space to put a big suitcase. We are planning on buying two larger suitcases while we’re there and stuffing them full with goodies to bring back though 🙂
I also made an additional purchase while I was at the el cheapo shop. I’ve been lusting after a ped-egg ever since I first saw it on late night tv, but somehow I couldn’t justify spending $80 on a fancy pumice stone and I couldn’t live with the stigma of buying something in an infomercial. Then I saw this for $4.99 on the clearance table and I just had to have it:
(Yes, people, it’s the full 18 piece set!!!)
I also felt a little bit better about my impulse buy after I noticed this:
I somehow felt relieved that I had bought something that was *similar* to a ped-egg, but not quite one.
I’d avoided the infomercial stigma and at least it wasn’t a snuggie…
I’ve also done a couple of Japan quirks to add to my growing list – I’ve nearly got fifty! Yeah, I know I have too much time on my hands.