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Steamy [Sep. 19th, 2011|10:17 pm]
Yes, it's been a really long time since I've posted. I keep meaning to write, but every time I sit down to the computer I get distracted.

With what? You ask. Or perhaps, What with?

Mostly, with wishing I were 30 years younger. Because if I were, I would totally be dressed like this. Or possibly this.  

I am obsessed, yall. Obsessed. Notsomuch with the whole lifestyle thingy, but with the clothes. The gears! The dials! The jackets! The buckles! Oh, my...the buckles! How is a nerdy girl supposed to breathe with a world of little brassy bits winking at her? I have spent days drooling over corsets and goggles and gauntlets.

Here comes the part where being the matriarch of a family of nerds is not helpful. Because if I had a normal family, my children would be horrified. The mere suggestion that I might be thinking of trading in my mom jeans for a bustle skirt would give the average teenage daughter the vapors. My daughter? Goes online and finds cool stuff for me to buy.

Of course, I am much too old to consider incorporating any of this into my everyday wardrobe. Thankfully, that's what Halloween is for. You want to know how obsessed I am? I actually have most of my Halloween costume done this year, and it's not even October 28th yet.

In the end, I managed to resist these boots. But only barely. I think I will console myself with a top hat. And some goggles.

[User Picture]From: sweet3mich
2011-09-20 03:28 am (UTC)
OMG. I say go for the boots. Seriously.
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[User Picture]From: spinthemoon
2011-09-20 03:49 am (UTC)
Don't encourage me!! I am thisclose to ordering them.
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[User Picture]From: marshmelococoa
2011-09-20 10:46 am (UTC)

Hannah totally loves that style too - she draws some anime versions too. It doesn't appeal to me but it is intriguing. I say go for the boots. Indulge a little bit. Spoil yourself for a change.

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[User Picture]From: spinthemoon
2011-09-20 11:51 am (UTC)
Maybe I should make a poll! But I'm afraid "buy the boots" would win.
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[User Picture]From: madamemama
2011-09-20 11:40 am (UTC)
a) C'mon...the boots! I mean....you could actually WEAR the boots. Like with Mom Jeans. When are you going to wear a top hat again?

B) What, exactly, is the lifestyle that goes with steampunk?
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[User Picture]From: spinthemoon
2011-09-20 11:55 am (UTC)
I'm starting to actually believe I could wear the boots to work, with a conservative tweed skirt. Or am I delusional?

Near as I can tell, the steampunk lifestyle involves being snobbily dismissive of the general public and anyone who doesn't do steampunk "right".
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From: (Anonymous)
2011-09-20 03:49 pm (UTC)
Get. The. Boots. Now. If. You. Don't. I. Will.

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[User Picture]From: spinthemoon
2011-09-21 01:20 am (UTC)
Well, we could BOTH get the boots. Seeing as how we're the same person and all.
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