Friday, January 22, 2010

Admit it, Katie has a naughty streak

Wow. I can't believe it has been 6 months since I've posted the last blog entry. During this time, I almost forgot that this blog even exists. I suppose this is to be expected, since for the past few months, work had been hectic at best. It is the curse of being an over-ambitious researcher. I had to live with that for the rest of my life. Last week, a friend asked me how my "holiday" had gone. I replied to her that I have yet to get my holiday.

I did fly to Hong Kong to visit my family and relatives for a couple of weeks in December. I personally would have perferred if my parents had stayed in Canada. Hong Kong is, in a way, great for t-girls in need of replacing their wardrobes; high fashion is cheap and very accessible, and you can easily find interesting pieces of clothing that you won't find in Canada for another year. But in my case, between all the breakfast, brunch, lunch, afternoon tea, dinner and late-night drink appointments, (there was one day when I had all of the above!) there was hardly any time to browse the mall, let alone have any quiet "Kate time". I did manage to pick up some very sexy and comfortable lingerie pieces at a shop near the famed Ladies Market.

And then, as soon as I get back to Toronto, I was right back at work. I even had a 4-hour-long job interview on January 2nd...a Saturday! I can't recall why I even agreed to it. Anyway, I managed to finish everything (journal papers, funding proposals, internal reports, and some massive coding) ahead of the deadlines.

And then bam! I came down with a cold.

Being much less serious than coming down with the swine flu, I took full advantage of this forced vacation, namely catching up on all the TV shows that I have missed over the past month. And of course, spending some quality time as Kate. One of the things I ended up doing, albeit unplanned, was getting myself photographed in some of my newer dresses. A friend came over, and we spent an entire afternoon with the camera (lots of giggles). We took hundreds of pictures in total, but since my friend was a bit clumsy with DSLR cameras, only a few turned out. So, after some cropping and editing with Picasa, I decided that 3 of them are nice enough that I'll show them to people. (Exactly how I used Google Picasa to get these final pictures should be quite apparent to some of you, but for those who are still guessing, my lips are sealed.) My pictures are also posted on my Flickr and Facebook accounts. No doubt you have never seen me wearing just a bra before. Well, neither have I. In the other more conservative picture, I wore a little black dress that I bought during a sale at Fairweather a couple of years ago for $35 CAD.

My friend wouldn't stop talking about that LBD, or at least wouldn't stop making off-colour jokes about how revealing the dress was. Then it struck me: there is no such thing as a piece of clothing that leaves nothing to the imagination. If the dress is revealing in the right places, the more the dress reveals, the more imaginative people get. Judging from the responses (both kudos and creepy comments) I got on Flickr, I think I'm right. The funniest is the one that mentioned how "well-developed" I am.

Well, that's it for now!

With hugs and kisses, Kate