Now, I am tremendously pleased that the bulk of the construction seems to be over. Yesterday was positively terrifying - the building they tore down was actually connected to our building so my office was actually shaking for a good part of the day. Thankfully I was in court, but for the hour I was back in my office for lunch, I was actually getting a little sick from all the movement!
Here's the not so great news about the building finally being demolished: this building had been my escape route in case of an emergency! I've asked my boss on numerous occasions for a rope ladder. This is because our office is, in my opinion at least, in violation of a fire code because it only has one entrance. Once we're inside, there's only one way out so if there's a fire or an axe murderer or a wild bear, we're out of luck. When I initially requested the rope ladder, my boss told me to price some. I found a few that cost between $400-$500.
My boss' response?
Um...seems like we shouldn't really be bargain shopping when it comes to something like a rope ladder.
In any event, I didn't get my rope ladder and was told that in case of an emergency, our official office protocol would be to leap from my boss's window to the roof of the adjacent building.
The adjacent building which now no longer exists.
We're moving offices in September, but this means there's going to be one solid month of absolutely no second means of leaving our office. I might have to take an extended leave of absence until this is remedied!
As promised, I have two outfits to post today: yesterday's and today's.
Optimist Dress, Anthropologie
Sofft Fiorella Pump in Purple, Nordstrom (available here)
Necklace, Banana Republic
Bracelets, Inch of Gold cruise ship purchases
I was so excited to wear my new Sofft pumps yesterday. The weather forecast was rain and they are suede, but I brought an umbrella and had back-up flip flops so I went ahead and wore them anyway! Unfortunately, I got a blister on my toe - I think the leather was just bending funny against my foot. Otherwise they were totally comfortable to walk in and once I had a band-aid on my toe, I was totally fine for the rest of the day.
One of the male attorneys at the courthouse commented that he has a tie the exact opposite pattern as my Optimist Dress: orange with cream polka dots. He asked if I wanted him to bring me the tie so I could wear it around my waist with the dress. Hm - good thought, but I don't think so. He's a pretty snappy dresser though so I bet it's a nice tie just not as a sash for my dress!
And here's today's outfit:
Ludi V-neck, Anthropologie
Skirt, Banana Republic
Merona for Target wedges
Arg - why didn't Husband tell me that my necklace was all askew when he took this picture? Not cool, Husband!
I thought that I was going to have court today, but earlier in the week my case was rescheduled. Then yesterday afternoon, for a minute it looked like our hearing was going to extend into today, but then we finished. Obviously the court gods really didn't want me to have court today so I decided to take advantage and dress for the weather. Yesterday was completely awful: 85 degrees and 85% humidity. Today is slightly less hot and humid, but still really warm. I'm used to summer days in the 70s and occasional 80s. This business of 80s with occasional 90s is killing me!
Lori over at Lori's Looks tagged me to answer 8 more questions! Even though I already answered 8 when Ashley tagged me earlier in the week, it was so much fun that I'm going to answer 8 more!
1. If money were no object, what is the one thing you would buy right now?
I'd buy plane tickets to London and tickets to the Prince's Trust Rock Gala. My saddest moment is that I didn't go see Queen + Paul Rodgers perform in 2005 when they were only an hour away from my house. Now it's looking less and less likely that they'll ever tour in the U.S. again so I'll just have to go to them! This isn't even a full Roger/Brian show, but at this point, I'll take what I can get!
2. What is the last book you read or are reading right now?
I'm about halfway through The Thirteenth Tale by Diane Setterfield. I started it on vacation and am really trying to finish it in a respectable amount of time. It's supposedly a novel for real lovers of reading, which unfortunately I am not. I bet my mom would like this book though.
3. If you could choose any time period to live in, what would you choose?
This is a tough one. I used to always say the 1800s because I absolutely adore things like Little House on the Prairie and Anne of Green Gables/Avonlea. Then I remember that those people had to deal with outhouses and bathing only a few times a year. My second choice would probably be to grow up in the 1960s/1970s: awesome music, political change, and I'd probably be on the Supreme Court now since so few women went to law school back then!
4. What is your favorite clothing item in closet right now?
Secret Treasure Dress - I love it.
5. If you had the chance to meet anyone you wanted, dead or alive, who would that be?
Well the obvious answer is Roger Taylor...and that's probably the truthful answer, but I hate being so transparent and predictable so I'm going to think of somebody else...
Now all my answers seem forced and artificial because everyone knows they aren't true. Fine, are you happy Roger? Do you see what you've done to me? Roger Taylor. Final answer.
6. If you had to describe yourself in one word, what word would that be?
Ridiculous (see above).
7. What is the funniest movie you've ever seen?
The first one that popped into my head was The Hangover. I was shocked at how much I laughed.
8. Do you consider the cup half empty or half full?
I would say that I consider the cup half empty so I won't be too disappointed but then in my mind I'm considering the cup half full, but then I do end up disappointed anyway.
I'm not going to tag anyone because I seriously have no more questions after thinking of 8 earlier in the week, but all my readers can consider themselves tagged if they'd like to answer this one question: If you could be anyone else (living or dead) for one day, who would you pick?
This weekend for the first time in a few weeks we don't have any plans. I have to get in my long run, but other than that it's going to be lazy lazy. I can't wait! And I just may have an Anthropologie package for me when I get home today! *squee!*