it was a long time coming, but winter is finally here with a vengeance - stinging winds, numb extremities, and all that jazz - and i can't say i'm pleased. i'm writing from underneath piles of blankets, waiting to regain feeling in my fingers, and though they're functional enough to flip the light switch, i simply can't believe that it's already so dark outside. i've never spent a winter further south than new york, and yet i've always suffered from a profound sense of bewilderment and unpreparedness when the cold weather rolls in. i just can never wrap my head around the concept of bundling up, when all i ever want to do is frolic cutoff-clad in the sunshine. but i figure now's as good a time as any to start stockpiling winter gear, especially since as if it weren't bad enough here, the roommates and i are talking about heading up to montreal for our winter break at the end of january.
notice a pattern? the other day while badgering cameron about what he wants for christmas, he answered (in true cameron form) techie-type gadgets, to which i replied that i wanted to give him something.. warmer. for clarification, i tried to explain that cold weather and the christmas season make me think of warm, cozy fires (a completely idyllic projection since i've never had a fireplace), hot chocolate, and fuzzy fabrics. call me old-fashioned, but a very small part of me actually wants to experiment with winter florals (unless it's those earwarmers on the left) and lacy details when the winter winds come a-howling. deep down, all i want to do is burrow into wooly knits, supple leather, plaids and flannels. i actually told cameron that i wanted to get him a "wool-and-leather-type gift," though i'm sure he had no clue what i was talking about. and since i can't readily conjure up a knitting whiz in my circle of close friends, i'm taking my search to the marketplace. yokoo's etsy shop is an absolute dream, but with scarves priced upwards of $50, i'll probably search for a cheaper alternative until i have some christmas money in hand - too busy trying to stretch my cash out as long as my gift list. on the other hand, that minnie bow at right, is probably going to be bought within the next couple of days. i'm in love. oh, and under armour - so necessary.
and now i begin to pick up my major slack in the commenting back arena.. i'm coming to your blog, kids, and i'm reading posts and leaving comments, too.