October 13th, 2003

leaves

ooohhh shechsay....

so, yeah, clothing. sometimes it can be simple rags to cover yourself and protect you from the elements. Sometimes it can be so much more, though, for the person viewing you.

Some things I find extremely sexy and *love* to see:

-) short(ish) pleated skirts. particularly if they are a slightly heavy material and end just-above-the-knees. Yaknow, something like a firm cotton or a light wool kinda material. Not some flowy light stuff, but a more substanstial garment. I think I like these to be a flat gray in colour, plaid is nice, but plain gray gives so many more options for the top.
-) baggy sweats. Yes, I'm weird. One of the outfits I like the most (quite possibly *the* outfit I like the most) is big baggy sweatpants and sweatshirts. I'm not entirely sure why, but seeing a cutie bundled up like that just "does it" for me like nothing else. :)
-) Ivory silk blouses. partiularly if they are oversized and billow-y. (happilly, I managed to talk ktbee into wearing my ivory silk shirt one day, and I snagged a piccie of her dressed up like that. It's one of my fav. pics of her -- yum.. still trying to get her permission to show the pic to others, but you know how women are about their picture. hehe.. ) Other colours are okay, but I preferr the ivory.
-) hats. Damn near any hat will do it, even a cap -- if worn properly. Seeing a grrl confident in the way she's wearing a hat will definately make me pause.
-) Ties. If she's weaing a real tie (not bow-tie, or a clip-on) the proper way (not overly loose) it's a huge plus. I'm partial to the thinner ties for this, the wide old-man ties kinda kill the effect. Sorry, but I don't want to be thinking of my grandfather when I'm looking at an attractive lady. :)
-) And I realize it makes me a huge pervert, but I do like the complete 'schoolgirl' outfit. White button-up shirt, dark-blue tie, pleated heavy shortish skirt. Right there you've got 3 of the above. Toss on the cute little beret that can go along and you're up to 4! So, yeah, on the rare occasion I see someone dressed that way I have no recourse but to stop and appreciate it.

Granted, all of this is assuming that the person wearing the clothes is at least *somewhat* attractive to start with. I've seen some people trying this when they aren't at all attractive in the first place and it almost made me cry in pain. Physicial cringing certainly occured.

how about y'all? What are some clothes that "do it" for you?
sp by streetlamp

it takes all kinds of people..

So, yesterday as I was cleaning the bathroom (with ktbee's help), at one point she was sitting in the doorway to my room (it being right across the hall from the potty (*very* convienant when you've had a touch too much to drink (though I've never actually used it for that purpose yet, but I try to plan for the future when it's convienant to do so (actually, not much planning went into the room choice, the room I took just felt better for me, potty placement was a secondary bonus (damn, I really need to work on weaning myself off the parenthesis!) (shit, now I'm trying to properly close them off and I can't figure out how many there are (fuckit, I'll just put a lot and hope I covered them all )))))))))))))))).

so, yeah, that sentance just kinda disolved into a parenthetical mess.. Let's try this again.

So, yesterday, during the potty-cleaning, ktbee was sitting reading this month's "Bulletin" (the 'letters' section in particular -- my favorite part of it also) and one guy had written in on a topic he saw as being related to the "why join in the first place" question. His view was that it's mostly an ego-trip kinda thing. He cited various reasons that all boiled down to egotism. I must admit, I've seen a lot of that in the other members, but it's not all I've seen. Some people join (or, more appropriately, renew membership) for the activities -- the monthly gatherings, the AGs (and RGs), and other thangs. Some do it for the correspondance -- the SIGs and other resouces. There are all sorts of reasons and each attracts a different group of people.

And then there's me. I often ask myself why I continue. Why I joined is simple enough: I was bored (yes yes, I know -- I do weird things when I get bored). Why I renew, though, is something a little harder to grasp. I like reading the "Bulletin", but I tear up the monthly rag from my local group (long story, let's just say they and I don't get along well and leave it at that). I don't go to *any* events (again, I don't get along with a lot of the active members of the local group). I don't partake of any of the correspondance opportunities. Sure, I might work with the travel corrdinators when I go touring -- but that's a kinda silly reason to maintain a membership from year to year. Thing is, I really don't know *why* I continue my membership, other than I like it. The cost is not so prohibitive that it causes me trouble, and it's not even overly much more than I normally spend on some other magazines.

I don't think I use it for the ego-trip. I almost never even mention it, unless someone outright asks me. I don't think about it all that much at all -- just for a week or so once a month when the next issue of the "Bulletin" arrives. I have used it once as a defence in a debate when someone tried to pull the "well, I'm right because I'm smart" bullshit on me, but that was a while ago. I really don't see much of a reason for it, yet for some reason I do enjoy having the membership.

Perhaps it is an ego boost? It's not a concious one, at least. I trust my friends will tell me if I start getting overly egotistical.

edit: sorry, forgot to mention it's Mensa.