Friday, October 24, 2008

Pink

I am obsessed with the color pink right now. That’s not to say that I haven’t always liked and appreciated the color, but I’ve never been one to go out of my way to buy something pink. I don’t want to appear too girlie, ya know?

Now all of that has changed and I don’t know why. I decided recently that I needed a new Nalgene so I went to REI just to pick out some blue-tinted Nalgene bottle but was so blown away by the beauty of this Camelback bottle (in pink of course) that I had to buy it.

I also recenlty changed our Intranets site at work to "Black Cherry." Now instead of a blue and grey scheme, we have sort of a redish-pink, grey/black thing going on. Whenever you scroll over a link it turns pink and this makes me happy. This is what happens when my boss gives me administrative rights to some site or database. I like to change the settings. :) He did get a couple of calls from some peeps at the Fed wondering what had happened, and although I told him I was the culprit, he just told the concerned parties that Intranets must automatically update their settings from time to time. They should just be happy that I did not choose the "Cotten Candy" color scheme.

And then there’s the camera. My camera has been acting up lately so I decided I needed to get a new one. I took one look at a pink Canon camera online and knew I had to have it. But, I went to Target last weekend and they were having a sale on this pink Sony camera, so I bought that one instead. I loved my Canon and it took some lovely pics, but since it did basically die, I decided maybe I should switch things up a bit. So far I’ve taken only a few pics with the Sony and this is what I have to show for it:

Do you think I like these shoes? Don’t worry – I also have them in brown which means I really have 4 pairs. I wear down the heals of shoes so badly that when I find some shoes that I like, I buy multiple pairs of them. Yes I’m crazy, but my shoe trouble is another post for another time. So back to pink.

I had a random camera flashback (haha) last night and remembered that my first camera was pink. I guess my parents started something when they bought me this pink camera back in the day. I found a picture of if online. Check out the “Le Clic” - the hottest camera of 1988.

Oh my gosh, I loved this camera!! I remember I took a lot of pictures of my Legos with this camera. I always knew how to entertain myself. Good times.

Now back to the 21st century. There is one pink item that has been in my life for many, many years and has traveled the world with me and has never let me down. I found it on a sale rack at the Gap on Wilson Blvd (now closed, sadness) for only $9.99. For those of you who see me on a regular basis, you probably know that I am talking about my wonderful pink hooded sweatshirt (dib, dib, dib). I wear it allllll the time! If I ever lose it or spill bleach on it or do something to harm it beyond repair, I will cry and cry and cry and then cry some more. My wardrobe would not be the same without it. So I’d like to give a little shout out on the blog to my favorite item that hangs in my closet (except not so much because I wear it all the time):

You’ve climbed the ceiling with me at our hotel in France:
You’ve participated in wedding rehearsals with me:
You look lovely when paired with a white bow in the hair:
You like to visit state capitals with Liz and I: (who knows what capitol building this is??)
You helped me say goodbye to my little red car:
You still fit when I was looking a little bit chubby on a visit to Switzerland in 2004:
You walked on the moon with me (Craters of the Moon in Idaho, that is):
You served as my pink for the Apple Blossom festival a couple of years ago:
And you like me better with long hair. I do too. Don’t know why I always cut it.
To continue in my quest to fill my life with all things pink, I think my next move will be to buy some booty shorts that say “PINK” on the bum, and pair them with my white sequined tube top and swing by the Drafthouse to watch House Bunny. Anyone want to come with?? :)

1 comment:

Michael said...

I'm never allowing you anywhere near the default setting on my computer. :)