Firstly, thanks for the kind words and advice etc. on yesterday's post. I'm okay. We all get weird sometimes, right? Right. Then we take a couple breaths and move on.
The weather has been weird recently. There was that snowstorm last week, then it rained and everything melted, then New York City had a couple beautiful days on which I even ate lunch outside, and these last few days it's been freezing again.
Before the snowstorm, I ordered a pair of black vegan Carrini boots though Groupon. I have two pairs of boots - a pair of Doc Martens that my friend gave me about 6 years ago that I LOVE but are finally falling apart and the tread is completely worn away, and a pair of brown heeled boots that I got at a thrift store that aren't exactly my size and hurt my feet a lot. So, even though I hate buying things new, I thought I'd support some vegan shoes and give my feet a break.
I like them. They're really comfortable which is a nice change, and they zip up in the back which means easy on/off access and no fiddling with all the hooks and holes every time I wear them. The boots are kinda fancier than my usual style (as in, busted up and ripped everything) but I'll wear them in pretty quickly. There isn't too much of a tread on these either but luckily the snow isn't really around anymore. Maybe there'll be another chance to test that out - as well as seeing how waterproof they are. (A snippet of Brooklyn, as an aside: a co-worker from upstate NY said he witnessed a hipster completely unprepared for the snow last week wearing wingtips and a monocle trying to jump over a snowbank.)
Anyway, like I said, the snow is melted by now but I took a walk last Monday through a cemetery near my apartment on the Queens/Brooklyn border. It was an amazing, hazy, kinda depressing day - as well as the anniversary of Sylvia Plath's death and I was just feeling super goth, what can I say? Here are some photos that I took in my non-vegan boots.
And, finally, this is my preferred cold winter weekend morning scene:
Breakfast in bed with Batman. Yes, I finally bought cereal after seeing all you guys enjoy it! This was Nature's Path Organic Blueberry Cinnamon Flax (on sale $3.89). With almond milk and banana.
Do you guys use Groupons often? Observe poets' deathdays and listen to Joy Division? Enjoy traipsing in snow to return and drink lotsa tea? Read any comic books?!?!