Thursday, July 3, 2014
Still Good in the World
______Hi hi, butterbeans.
______So something awfully tragic happened upon taking these photos. No, I wasn't assassinated. No, nobody tried to cut my braids off and use them as nunchucks to battle a skilled team of rollerblading nuns. No, my name wasn't anonymously dropped into the Goblet of Fire, but yes, Cedric Diggory is actually still dead, so sorry about that bit.
______You see, halfway through the photo-taking process I plopped my zebra clutch on the ground to snap a few pictures without it. You can even see it in a few of these pictures way off to the right. Inevitably, when mother and I were done taking photos, I never picked it back up. It done sat there like a sad little blob with no legs to trail after it's dearest master. And what was stuffed inside this clutch?
______(holds back tears)
______I am a horrible father.
______I went to transfer photos from camera to computer as soon as I got home. A Book of Faces notification popped up like a raunchy dating ad on my screen. However, rather than instinctively x-ing out of it, I glimpsed attentively at its words in my peripheral vision: "farmer's market" and "left your phone" sent a strange signal to my brain. Curious, I clicked it. A friend was telling me that someone had found my phone and left it at the information center until I could come by to reclaim it.
______I was befuddled. I was unsure how my friend garnered such precious information about my apparently lost phone. Was she there and did she see me taking pictures? Was she not in North Carolina now that she'd graduated the college? Did she actually graduate from wizard college, and was a telepathic badass or my secret fairy godmother? Did--ohhhhhhh wait. Someone called her and ohshootIleftmyphonebackthere.
______I immediately bounced up from my exercise ball chair and propelled myself toward my car like a beard-loving woman toward a bearded man. I drove as quickly as I could without exceeding the speed limit, which was a daring 42mph on a 40mph road, "because it's very difficult to maintain your speed all the time, officer."
______Needless to say, as soon as I was reunited with my phone, I cradled it protectively as if it were a newborn or a precious carton of Reese's Pieces that still had two months left until its expiration.
______It's nice to know there are still good eggs in this world who will go great lengths to return lost things or IOUs, whether that be a wallet plump with greenbacks or a buck for that one time you wanted a Snickers bar from the vending machine. There may be bad eggs in the world, but I believe most Homo sapiens have good intentions and know when they need to pay back their dues.
______Tip of the week: keep an eye on your things, friends!
Dress: Urban Outfitters (similar)
Necklace, snogging zebra bracelet: Charming Charlie
Zebra clutch: giveaway via Walk the Sun
Red booties: Charlotte Russe (similar)
Lips: Hourglass (exact)
Hair: styled by my lovely momma