It may not exactly be spring yet, but it sure feels like it sometimes.
Like yesterday (apparently the warmest February day in 22 years) and today, when it was so nice out, it made me wanna put away my winter coat and boots for at least a good 6 months or so.
I'm not gonna do that just yet, but it's nice with these little breaks from the cold.
And speaking of breaks, i'm taking a day off from Japan posting. Not cause i don't like doing the Japan posts, i like them best actually, it's just that i don't want the blog to be too much of the same.
And i'm here now, in Copenhagen, back home, so i feel like i should be posting about that too.
Only, everyday life isn't that exciting, now is it?
The last few days we've been working crazy late, long hours, and since we spent Sunday here too, i feel like it should be weekend already. And that it ain't.
But it's still good being at work. With the lab being done, i now have two crafty places to hang when i'm done with the tattoo shop work (or in between, usually, which is the awesome thing about owning a shop) and i'm really enjoying that.
Another thing i'm enjoying these days is experimenting with my sorry-looking hair (having a middle part after years and years of various bangs is SO weird) and my wardrobe. My urge to dress up more is partially caused by the warmer weather, but it also has to do with just getting back from Japan. In Japan people just dress better, more fun. Not all people, obviously, but generally they just go a little more nuts. Like me. And Copenhagen can be sooo... grey? Just today i was walking by the lakes and i passed these two late-twenties moms with giant baby-tanks. They were dressed exactly the same; basic black and grey, same practical black boots, same hairdo. I must have looked like a Christmas tree next to them. Hell, even my dog was looking more interesting! I actually caught myself whispering :"i'll never be like you" after they'd walked by, and i wasn't just referring to the baby-tank.
Getting caught up in playing it boring and safe is too easy when you live here, and i need Tokyo, at least once a year, to snap me out of it, and get me back to my roots. Which is dressing for fun (and comfort), not for blending in.
Seriously, no wonder 2011 was such a crappy year.
I'll never go that long without visiting Japan, ever again.
Hey, this turned into a Japan post after all!
I'll be back to fun analog posting shortly.
And i even have a Copenhagen film that needs to be developed tomorrow, so it doesn't look like the fun is gonna stop anytime soon.
Yesterday i wore a sweater vest i got at an antique store down the street right before we left for Japan... and plaid trousers that i got in Tokyo years ago
I was wearing this too, a malakit necklace i inherited from my aunt, but it's so heavy i could only wear it for a few hours before i got a headache... i'm so weak!
Today is all about layers, isn't it... i'm wearing a skirt i once made out of a vintage bed sheet!
I've been in my mini studio today, working on something crazy that will hopefully be done tomorrow!
Today Allan is finishing early and we're celebrating by having Thai food.
It's ridiculous how excited i can get about food sometimes!