Wednesday, May 13, 2009

Having a bad day

Wow. Once again, I am amazed at how many people get so upset over politics. I know that you can have an opinion and I think you have the right to share it - I also think when you exercise that right you have to expect that not everyone is going to agree with you.

We had our provincial election last night. I did not vote. I was planning on it, but in the end (at the last minute), I didn't. I felt ill, for one (more on that waaaay down this post). For two, I was torn on who to vote for. I wanted our local MLA (rep) from one party but I wanted the premier of our Province from another party. I couldn't vote knowing I wanted both.

Luckily (for me), it turned out that my local MLA got in (fighting my right as an apartment building leaseholder) and the premier got in so it worked out good enough.

But there is SO much animosity out there, on Facebook of all places, with so many people bashing others for not voting the same or not voting at all. I think people should vote but I think it's their perogative to do so. There are many factors at work - some don't care, some don't want to vote for any party (but would otherwise), some, like I, were torn. Whatever, people have their reasons. Luckily we live in a democratic society which gives people the RIGHT to vote, and also the right not to vote.

Yes, it's sad when people get more worked up about hockey than politics but a lot of people are disenchanted with politics and fed up with the whole system. Same can be said about our hockey team. Such is life, live with it.

I don't know what the answer is to make young people more interested in voting - I do believe a lot of it has to do with what is at stake. Take the recent US election - lots of young people went to the polls because for once it was (to them) a BIG deal. There was a lot at stake and a chance for real change. Regardless, I still think people will want their say when they find a reason to.

It just makes me feel ill how mean and petty people get over politics. I made one joke and a bunch of people were jumping down my throat, just because they assumed I voted not for the party THEY wanted - then I admited I didn't vote and they came after me for not voting. You can't win. Too be fair though, there was one person with an agenda against bf's ex-girlfriend whom on all accounts is a major bitch (just trust me on this one...what she did to him was NOT nice). People should be free to share their opinion - regardless of whether they voted or not - and have healthy political discussions without crucifying someone for not thinking the way you do. You can even learn a lot that way.

My only thing about not voting is that I do think that if you DIDN'T vote, you don't have a right to complain down the line.

Enough of that, let's get on to FASHION (ooh how being frivolous is so much easier and offends so many less people).


Three weeks ago, an eBay order arrived and I never bothered to pick it up from the post office. Finally I did and boy was I glad! In it was this GORGEOUS leather jacket, from my favourite seller no less (same one I got THIS bargain jacket at). It's light blush pink, Piazza Sempione (which, judging from their ads, is pricey) and the softest leather ever. No, I mean, THE softest. As in, I didn't know if it was leather or velvet at first. It's like a baby's bum, melt in your fingers kind of soft. I didn't even know it was possible to have leather like this. Yuuuuuuum, like rose gelato!




Dress: St. Jillian by Kay Unger; Leather jacket: Piazza Sempione; Tights with tatoo print rose: Emilio Cavilini; Scarf: F21; Necklace + belt: ASOS; Flats: Tory Burch; Bag: Mango

Another thing that my seller did though, was send me a purse. Not just any purse, a red Prada bag with a certificate of authenticity (and price tag of $660 attached) that is absolutely lovely. Now, I would love to pretend that she sent me the purse as a gift for being a good customer (or for shipping my "rush delivery" dress late)...but I'm quite sure that someone else bought this purse and it was sent to me by mistake. I rather like the purse though, so I will contact the seller and maybe I can buy it from her (depending on the price) otherwise I will just send it back.

Really wish I wasn't such an honest person sometimes (oh God, must you always watch me???!) but I couldn't keep the purse without feeling like a criminal everytime I looked at it. C'est La Vie.

In other news, I have been extremely tired this week. My shoulders, back and neck are aching something awful, my temple is getting sharp stabbing pains, I feel like I can't stretch enough, my face this morning was SO puffy and my undereye circles SO pronounced that I was only able to salvage a few shots for my outfit posting - even photoshop couldn't help them! I am exhausted and tired despite getting 8 hours of sleep. I don't get it. The only thing I can think of is that during the week I try and not eat as many carbs (though I've been bad on weekends).

I totally thought it would help speed up my non-existent weight loss but so far I feel like shit. Sigh, I just can't win. I've been eating better than ever and working out more than ever since JANUARY and have not lost a single pound. Very, very frustrating. Turns out stopping Birth Control only resulted in a 5 pound water loss that I assume came back (I dunno, I stopped weighing myself), I've been tested for everything under the sun. I seriously don't know what to do.

The last two weeks I have been spinning almost everyday and eating just meats, veggies and fruit and some dairy, but NADDA! Sorry to complain...I try not to but it makes me so mad that nothing has happened for 5 months despite my best efforts. I know some will say "oh you don't need to lose weight" but I want to and should be able to. I just want to show off my muscles (I strength-train 3x a week) that are hidden under my pounds of fat (yes FAT - you can't see it in any photos because I crop precisely and choose only photos that are flattering but believe me, I have a good 10 pounds of excessive fat on me) and want to feel good about being in a bikini this summer. Makes me so mad, to think back to January where I thought I would be smoking hot come March. Now it's May and I am still the same as I was in January.




Brittney said...

I love your new jacket. That color scheme looks so good on you. :)

You wouldn't by chance like to share this seller with me would you? I am in love with the leather jackets you have found there.

Kass said...

I absolutely loathe conversation about politics. Shouldn't that shit just be left alone? It's like religion - your choice. Gah, so frustrating! I do agree with you on the "if you don't vote, shut ya face" part lol. I voted for the first time last year, but only because I knew who I wanted and didn't want. Otherwise I wouldn't have. And then again, you can not vote for other reasons, that's the point, it's totally your choice what you do and don't do. People that don't see that, and moan about it, should just STFU. Goes the same for those that moan about who you voted/didn't vote for. How is it their business? JOG ON KNOBHEADS!

That jacket is absolutely gorgeous. I love how the button stitch is a brighter pink. So pretty :) And those flats, how I will always love thee. I so want some of those bad boys, so so pretty :)

I hope you're feeling better soooooon!

The Budget Babe said...

writing is not my forte, so i stick to fashion for my blog but i love talking politics in person :)

the leather jacket looks fabulous, i know what you mean about touching something so soft you cant quite believe what's beneath your fingertips. its like petting a chinchilla or something.

however you lost me with the leopard flats, they're a nice neutral that i expected would match but for some reason they look a little too dark for the rest of the outfit? maybe its just me, you look lovely!!

Wanderlusting said...

Oh yay, critical reviews! My first ever, lol.

Yeah, I had second thoughts about the shoes later but my main reason for wearing them was I thought A) looked a bit punk with the rose tatoo and B) I treat animal prints (especially leopard) as a neutral, so I figured it would go with a "blank" outfit.

But it's an outfit miss, that's cool! You did pick up on the one thing I was a bit unsure about.

Wanderlusting said...

(and I am having a BAD day after all :S)

Amber said...

I really love that outfit! It's one of my favourites that you've posted lately!

I forgot about the election until after I'd had 2.5 glasses of wine, so I was slightly tipsy when I voted, though I did vote! I did a huge rant on my blog back in October during the federal election about how people should exercise their right to vote so I would have felt kind of like a hypocrite if I hadn't!

Eyeliah SS said...

I agree that if you don't vote you can't complain - lol. but you are still entitled to an opinion. :-) Love that outfit, the soft colors are really pretty together.

The Clothes Horse said...

This is a fun, and yet elegant look. Politics can be such a wedge between people.

Erica said...

I would have done the same thing with the purse! Just think how upset someone would be if they thought they got ripped off.

And I think politics is dangerous when people start judging other people for their views...its discrimination and its cruel.

Odette said...

Oh I totally feel this post on so many levels.

First - The politics thing. I fully agree with you in that people have the right to feel they way they feel and exercise their right NOT to vote if they so choose. I know that I am not necessarily one to talk seeing as politics are kind of my thing, but I always try to voice my opinions about peoples' views not them personally (not that I always succeed!) I really do believe that you can be passionate about something without being a jerk about it.

Second - That jacket is awesome! I would totally do the same thing about the purse too. I can't cheat or be dishonest not matter how much I want to.

Third - I was having the same freaking problem diet wise. I was eating so well and feeling like crap and not losing any weight. So I gave up and lost 5 lbs. WTF? I hate this I need to loose weight by the summer, but I am not going to kill myself dieting and working out if it's not going to do anything for me!

Sarah said...

In Australia we have to vote - it's the law. However, if you really dont want to, you just dont sign up when you turn 18. I actually really like that everyone has to vote - it means that everyone has a right to their opinion on the government because the people elected them in, and that the government that gets in is voted in by everyone - young and old - not just those that want to vote.

I think Australia can be quite different politically though to the rest of the world, and the compulsory voting isnt something that anyone wants to get out of... if you dont want your vote to count - you do what they call a "DONKEY" and vote wrong... or you know, write abusive messages on them. I worked the last election and it was funny to see some of the things people wrote... they do realise that no elected official will ever see that complaint right?

BTW - Loved the outfit! You always find such great bargains on EBAY! Jealous!

chicforcheap said...

I want a purse that's made out of that same leather from your jacket!

Underfunded Heiress said...

What do you mean- you look gorgeous! Love the outfit!

I can understand your position about the voting. I was very passionate this time only b.c of the state our country was in and downward spiral we were moving on. For our US pres though it was a HUGE deal as you know. I think emotion rises b/c the person others vote for affects your life and future. Thank goodnes americans got it right this time. Yay Obama! Anyway if you have two good candidates its another story but when you don't it's dissapointing and scarey to see others be fooled by propaganda not too mention facts. Anyway, you have the right to vote or not to so that's your business!

Your skin's beautiful btw.

Kimberlie said...

Love the jacket, it looks great on you!

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OmnisLucis said...

I love how you made that pretty dress work for a casual look.


Wanderlusting said...

I love how everytime I feel tired people assume I am pregnant and it never ever turns out to be the case. Sorry to disappoint you, I know for a fact I am not.

In fact, since I started eating more carbs yesterday I've been feeling a lot better.

So thanks for the well wishes!

Couture Carrie said...

Darling, you look amazing! I see NO fat, and you do NOT need to lose weight. But if you want to crash diet for bikini season, just cut out carbs altogether and vary the intensity in your workouts ~ I promise you'll see results!

Love the tattoo tights and that scrumptious yellow bag!


Cup of Coffee said...

Thank you for wish me good luck! I think I need it.. The exams seem to be very difficult, but I can! Hold on! lol

I hope you come again sweetie.
Much love,

M a z p e said...

YES do it, it would look amazing!!!
Thank you for visiting :-)

WendyB said...

I refuse to believe you have any fat. That leather jacket is AMAZING!

FJ said...

Love the dress. I feel you on the exhaustion. I have been so tired for the past few weeks. I've been taking a vitamin B complex for the past few months and while it has improved my moods, I'm finding myself very tired these days.

Anonymous said...

Love the colours in the outfit - absolutely gorgeous and that dress is so flattering on you.

As for the weight loss thing I totally relate. I get sick and tired of busting my arse with exercise every day and watching what I eat but it just doesn't budge. Sometimes I think I should just give it all up, eat what I want, get fat and deal with it. Although I know that if I let myself go like that I would only feel worse. I think you just have to tell yourself that you're nourishing your body by putting good foods into it and exercising. But, that's cold comfort isn't it.

As for politics, don't even get me started on that. I work with politicians and let me tell you that it's the dirtiest game you could ever imagine - they're pretty much all backstabbers and not very nice people at all. It makes me laugh when people get so worked up about politics - if only they knew what arseholes some of these politicians are!! As you say, everyone has a right to their opinion but talking fashion is sooooo much more interesting than political dribble!

Savvy Mode SG said...

what a lovely beige outfit. hope you have a better day.

Vegas Princess said...

I can't get over someone accidentally sending you a Prada purse. One would think you would be more careful with exquisite handbags.