11 February 2008


Just had to get that out.

Some of you know how difficult it is for me to buy pants ("trousers" for REAL English speakers). They're never long enough, even the "talls."

Well, last fall I bought FIVE PAIRS at one store, an outlet store at that (not expensive!). The nicest, dressy pair (which are the hardest to find!) were a tad short but had a huge hem, so I decided to let it out. Almost did it myself, but thought, "Hey, I know this amazing tailor, why don't I just have her do it."

So, yeah, it only cost about $1.25. And, she SHORTENED them, rather than LENGTHENING them. Cut off the excess.

Yeah, it made me cry.

Then I pulled myself together, decided to use this pair as a pattern, and will eventually buy some material and have her make me some that really fit.


07 February 2008

Happy New Year -- #2 of 3 in Thailand

Year of the Rat.
See this cute display at the mall:

The THIRD New Year for Thailand is Buddhist New Year, April 13-15. The party never ends!

01 February 2008

Questions, Questions

I have some burning questions i don't know who to ask. I'd appreciate any direction.
Here are two of them:

1. Why are airplane seats soooo opposite of ergonomic correctness? Pushes your head forward and caves in at your lower back, rather that SUPPORTING the lower back and allowing you to REST your head at a comfortable angle. It can't be more expensive to change the SHAPE. One theory is that it encourages passengers to consider paying more for first class...

2. Why do women's pants increase in length with increasing size? Don't they know there are stocky, short people and skinny, tall people? I've been searching online for fleece pants, and some sizing charts have my LENGTH but only if I buy XL. What gives?