Thursday, February 21, 2013

Basket Case

No, the title of this post is not referencing my state of mind, but is instead in reference to the Green Day song, specifically the opening lyric "do you have the time, to listen to me whine, about nothing and everything all at once." Because I'm a little whiny today, I'm not going to lie.  Yesterday was a DAY my friends.  You know those kind of days that every time you turn around you want to scream?  Yeah.  Most of it centered around getting a new PC at work.  This was supposed to be a very good and exciting thing since my old one was really getting slow, going through cycles where it wouldn't load anything, etc.  But, nothing ever goes smoothly with these kinds of things!

The problem is, I run a program on my computer that allows me to print the employee security name badges.  And this program is not super cut and dry.  Oh no.  So, my IT guy spent all afternoon trying to get it to work and then we called the outside vendor that supports the program, who wasn't available until the last half hour of my day.  We got it all solved just under the wire.  But while this was going on it was next to impossible to do my job, which ok, wouldn't normally be so bad, but my boss is on vacation right now so things are a little busier than usual, so it was mildly frustrating.

I got home and was all thumbs with stuff there it seemed, I needed to boil potatoes so we could make pierogis last night (I married a good Polish boy after all) and I kept dropping them everywhere, but fortunately they seemed no worse for the wear.  Then we made the pierogis which led to a delicious dinner, but we made a double batch, so it took a couple of hours.  My back was killing me by the time we were done. (Side note - if you're on Vine, I made a video of what all goes into them)  So we crashed on the couch for a bit and then more or less went to bed.  So I felt like I didn't get much downtime after my crazy day.

Sweater - LOFT, thrifted
Plaid button shirt - Vintage Lee, Hill Valley Vintage
Shorts - Old Navy 
Tights and boots -Target
Bag - Vintage Coach, Rewind NE
Necklace - S&D

Today I hope is better, but I'm not going to lie, I'm not feeling great in the lady department and I am missing out on a super cool event at the Minnesota Institute of Arts tonight that is all about fashion - specifically vintage - so I'm sad panda about that, but I had other plans I couldn't miss unfortunately.  So I wore a cute outfit that includes some vintage in the spirit of the event and I'll live vicariously through my other blogger friends that I know will be attending (looking at you Miss Cambria - I expect a full report!)

So there you have it.  Told you I was whiny today!  It's all so trivial, first world problem stuff, but I gotta say, I feel better getting that off my chest!  Here's to a better day today!


  1. I am sorry to hear about your crazy day - but on the bright side you got to eat delicious perogies (by far my favorite food) with your hubs. :) And, this outfit is so cute and unexpected! Love it! I hope today goes by quickly and you have a great night! Big hug! xo

  2. Today is a new day and you look great! It can only be better!!

  3. Aw, I hope you have a much better day today! I hear about computer problems all the time as my husband works in IT haha. That's so frustrating! At any rate you look completely adorable. The plaid with your cute shorts is such a great combination-you look cozy but professional and it's awesome! Blessings to you today Beth :)

  4. This is so cute Beth! I Love your shorts/tights combo and that bag is amazing! :) Is that the event Two Birds is helping with?! I wish I could go too... I've just had a such a long week I feel like I have zero energy. Sounds like fun though!

  5. hope you have a better day, sorry about you missing that cool event!!

  6. I hope today is a better day for you, Beth! I LOVE those cute grey booties!

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  7. Man, I can definitely relate to those crappy days. Those are the days when you just go home, go to bed and start fresh the next day. I love your shorts and tights combo though! I have yet to try that. Heather

  8. Ugh, I know those kind of days all too well!

    Love that you're pushing your boundaries with this outfit!

  9. I hope today is a great day for you! I was kind of whiny myself yesterday. I guess we all have those every now and again :) This outfit is so, so cute! I love that you're wearing shorts with the tights and boots. This outfit really works for you and I love it!


  10. P.S. We totally need to have a ladies night! I am so down!

  11. Sorry you had a rough day yesterday! I hope today is better. :)

  12. Oh Bethie! Sorry your day had all that yukky stress. That is precisely why I DON'T have an 8-5r any longer. Too much stress is a bad thing for lil' ol' moi.

    Hoping your today is the best EVER! Thank you for your nice compliment on my Outfit today. I have another one planned but I am sick today. I have an earache. :( I am sleeping soon. I guess I Par-Tay-ed too much on my birthday. It is catching up to me.

    I love this Outfit of yours today. I.WANT.YOUR.GRAY.BOOTS.NOW! Hand them over, please!!!!!!!!!! (hug)

  13. Oh noes! Sorry yesterday was so rough, but it is almost Friday and you look really cute! You are motivating me to workout right now, I miss my shorts!

  14. Love the winterized shorts. I know what you mean. I'm sorry about the bad day, especially with the electronic difficulties. I never have less patience than when dealing with wonky computers.

    I've been sleeping off this sudden cold. Trying to get myself put back into shape so I can go to class tomorrow.

  15. You MAKE pirogis? I'm impressed! I just but the bags of frozen ones at Walmart!

  16. It's ok to be whiney :) But today is Friday, so yeah!!!! I love tights and shorts - and seriously aren't computer issues the worst! I'm surprised I haven't punched my screen yet!

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  17. Sorry about your bad day :( Now I totally have that song in my head!!!

  18. This outfit is so cute. I love how you put the gray color with the khaki/tan of your shorts. And that purse!


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