I often notice things that I want to remember to tell you all, but much of the time, no single thing is worth a full blog post. So today, you get a whole bunch of relatively random factoids in one place. ( can you believe that Spell-check did NOT reject the word factoid?)First up, the weather in Chicago has been uniformly dreadful – bitterly cold. But my feet has NOT been cold when I was out, and that’s because I wear Bogs boots. I wear them with nothing but tights on my feet, and my feet don’t get cold. Ever. It’s amazing.
They’re not sleek,and they’re not elegant, but when you’re dressed in 14 layers of clothing and you look like a walking boudin noir, warmth is all you care about, really.
And I wanted to talk about mail-order catalogs. We all get waaaaay too many of them, and we need to quit getting them. There enters catalogchoice.org, a service which will get you OFF of mailing lists. Think of it this way: if you receive a catalog, and you spend 2 minutes looking through it, that’s 2 minutes of your life you can never get back. You might find something you’ve always desperately needed, but more likely you either don’t see a thing that you need/want, or you suddenly develop a desire for something that you didn’t even know EXISTED 5 minutes ago. Either way, if you don’t get the catalog, you’ve saved the time, the trees, and the temptation. Register and get off those mailing lists.
It will help you shop less, and to control your wardrobe for a long time to come. A very quick read, and highly recommended.I’ve stumbled upon a new internet site where one can sell or purchased clothes: thredup.com. They send you a bag in which you can send them clothes, and then they sell them and give you a bit of a share of the proceeds. You’re not going to get rich from this, but it’s a pretty effortless way to clean out your closets. I’m curious to see how it all turns out – I’m sending them some thing… I’ll let you know. And I see some things for sale there that look really inexpensive – it might be a very sensible place to purchase something that you don’t need to wear more than once or twice. If you have any experiences with thredup, be sure to share!
One final update – don’t ever let Google automatically create your hyperlinks, or your every misspelling will be immortalized forever…