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· Green Checker Pictures of You
· I'm too hot (hot damn), Call the police and a fire...
· Welcome to Berkeley
· Take me to heaven and back in a second
· It’s not the time that matters, it’s the person.
· Your winter-garment of repentance fling...
· Sometimes notions get reversed / Centre of the uni...
· The music is good, but the video sucks balls!*
· Petal Pusher Fancies Live Enzyme Deodorant review ...
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Green Checker Pictures of You
posted by Colleen Shirazi on Thursday, June 29, 2017 at 8:00 AM (Pacific)


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Shirt: Brooks Brothers
Skirt: Tiffany Bean
Shoes: SAS
Hat: old

I don't wear sneakers in the office, but it's great to be able to change into them and walk around. My daughter took this pic with her usual good eye.

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I'm too hot (hot damn), Call the police and a fireman
posted by Colleen Shirazi on Tuesday, June 27, 2017 at 2:33 AM (Pacific)


uc davis fountain

Snapped this while at UC Davis. It was 104F when I left the other day--dry heat so a bit difficult to b!tch about--and they did have this enchanting fountain, within a small park. If you sat there and ate your lunch, the breeze would traverse the threads of water with a nifty air conditioning effect.

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Welcome to Berkeley
posted by Colleen Shirazi on Sunday, June 25, 2017 at 9:57 AM (Pacific)


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Dress: modaspia
Cardigan: J. Crew
Hat: old
Shoes: Cydwoq

Due to the gargantuan Oski Bear, the shoes did not make the picture, but you can see them here (with the same cardigan!)

They installed Oski outside the School of Law in late 2013 to increase school spirit and enrollment. (Okay, this is actually from our 2017 Staff Appreciation Week.)

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Take me to heaven and back in a second
posted by Colleen Shirazi on Wednesday, August 3, 2016 at 12:39 PM (Pacific)


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Me:
Hoodie: American Giant
Dress: Modaspia
Sandals: Arche

My daughter:
Jacket: US Army
Jeans: gifted
Shoes: Arche

Hey, we get to be tourists! You can also see why hoodies are endemic to the Bay Area: the winds felt as if to bluster us off the Headlands.

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This was pretty cool (yes, I posted it on our work Slack):

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How meticulously this has been preserved over, say, the past 530 years give or take. (Jacopo del Sellaio)

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A bit tempting to speculate, how ladies of the era would consider our routine to "get out the door" these days. But how much has really changed?
Her: I can't take it, this hair is a fright.
Her friend: Not a problem, borrow my wig!

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It's been real...
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It’s not the time that matters, it’s the person.
posted by Colleen Shirazi on Saturday, November 28, 2015 at 4:34 PM (Pacific)


thanksgiving ootd
L to R: mom, my daughter, me

Shirt: J.Crew tissue turtleneck in a random army green
Necklace: Iran (it's a real coin, apparently quite old, in which someone punched a hole and made a pendant)
Rest of outfit: sorry, had to sit, been cooking all day! (jeans, black booties)

Mmmmm...hope you all did something cool for Thanksgiving.

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Your winter-garment of repentance fling...
posted by Colleen Shirazi on Sunday, March 29, 2015 at 4:59 PM (Pacific)


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Hoodie: C & C California
Shirt: UC Berkeley
Pendant: Iran
Jeans: gifted
Shoes: Prada
Bag: Dean Accessories

The Berkeley Pier, on an atypically balmy evening. Normally I'd be hunkered down within a leather jacket.

When it's still sunny, post-workday, I will resume taking work-wardrobe pics.

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Sometimes notions get reversed / Centre of the universe
posted by Colleen Shirazi on Saturday, October 11, 2014 at 10:33 PM (Pacific)


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Hoodie and top: C & C California
Earrings: very old!
Jeans: gifted
random belt
Shoes: Arche
Bag: Dean Accessories

The art in the bottom pic is a sort of hexagonal rotating mix-and-match of heads, middles and bottoms. I recall an overweight Spiderman, a robot with a clear head, something involving a giant frog, a guy in an old scuba-diving suit, a dragon, and, I want to say a giraffe, though I'm not 100% sure.

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The music is good, but the video sucks balls!*
posted by Colleen Shirazi on Sunday, August 17, 2014 at 8:59 AM (Pacific)



The Pixies, "Here Comes Your Man" (1989)

This anti-lip-synching video (at least that's what I think it is) is magnificently bad, in fact, but I love the guitar in it.

* MrSolarGames 2.0

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Petal Pusher Fancies Live Enzyme Deodorant review - Sandalwood
posted by Colleen Shirazi on Saturday, July 5, 2014 at 11:36 PM (Pacific)




Hermmmmm...perhaps I have found thee...after randomly searching for a non-aluminum-containing deodorant for years. I mean I haven't been all-out searching—not allergic to conventional deodorants, and my Nivea Black and White stick deo, layered over one of those ubiquitous deo crystals, has been working quite well.

So why the deodorant curiosity? well, Nivea still does contain aluminum, and a parcel of other rather chemical-sounding ingredients. If someone were to come along with a more natural alternative, and in the convenient form of a stick (Soapwalla's deodorant cream works pretty well, but takes dedication to apply—I'm not a morning person), I'd be up to try it.
 
Today my Sandalwood Petal Pusher arrived (from Smallflower, which has also video-reviewed this product), and hey, it is the weekend. Who cares if it fails? go home, put something else on? and so, steady the Buffs!

First impressions: dry sandalwood, a tad sharp. Smooth and easy to apply (was fearing a stiff chalky granola-esque experience, but no). Smells good, unisex enough. Slightly tacky, in positive way—folks who've endeavored finding a non-aluminum-containing deodorant which does anything about wetness know what I mean—tacky? could it mean...?

Test drive: inland road trip, into the gorgeous desert heat without air-conditioning. Hm. No evil smell and minimal wetness, easily comparable to Right Guard. I still love the brown hills of California btw...amazing....

Random shopping, longish drive home, and then a one-mile hike uphill. I'll have to say this did commence to degrade after all that abuse, but subtly and reasonably so. I smell okay now, in fact, closing in on midnight.

So far a total thumbs-up. I will be trying out the Neroli version as well (not tempted by Steam River Rum or Cavendish).


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posted by Colleen Shirazi on Saturday, March 1, 2014 at 10:27 PM (Pacific)


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Top: J.Crew boatneck painter tee (reviewed here)
Hoodie: American Apparel
Jeans: gifted
Boots: La Canadienne
Bag: Dean Accessories

I've owned this shirt for, ah, four years, apparently. It's held up remarkably well.

Was working with someone the other day, and realized he got the IBM Op Codes. It's a massive list, so I tend to pick a few at random:

BBD Branch on Bastille Day
DWIT Do What I'm Thinking
MAZ Multiply Answer by Zero
CAF Convert ASCII to Farsii
TRA Te Rdls Arvs [type ridiculous abbreviations]
TYF Trust Your Feelings

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