new finds

I had an orthodontist appointment yesterday morning in an attempt to fix the problems they had made the week before in tightening my plate. Well they managed to adjust it so that it doesn’t hurt to wear it but it does not sit at all properly in my mouth. Going back again this Friday in an attempt to fix the error again as they don’t want to have to make a new plate as they only made the last one six months ago.

My orthodontist treatment is the story of my life and will come some time in another post but in short, I have been going to the UQ Dental School since late 1995, yep almost half my life. I once saw a sticker advertising the UQ Vet Clinic, saying “My dog goes to Uni” well in my case I need a sticker that says “My teeth go to Uni”. I have seen the professors and students come and go. I have told students info that they didn’t yet know much to the satisfaction of the professors. Treatment may be slow but hey costs are nil πŸ™‚

So back to the story, my appointment was at 9am and I had an exam (reading comprehension) at uni at noon. Since I was in the city with time to kill and the shops were open. I headed down to Queens Plaza, where I wanted to check out the belts at Fossil, as many, many months ago Tracy Kyle on her defunct blog had linked to these uber cool belts. Well they didn’t have the belts I was looking for and looking at the Fossil website seems like they were discontinued, however I did find this uber cool belt and then I also found this gorgeous new purse.

Floral CollageFlower coin purse

How cool are they πŸ™‚ πŸ™‚ and now I no longer have to steal Matthew’s belts when I need one πŸ™‚

Popped my head into Ewan Gardams and came out with some gorgeous 2.5″ wide lace, wandered past a shop window and found what Matthew, Pabbi and I are going to give Mum for Christmas (I’d tell you but Mum reads this so can’t do).

Went to Uni, had the exam, came back into the city, just missed my bus so stopped into Borders who for the first time I have ever seen were having a 3 for 2 magazine sale! Yehaw! But oh the trouble of finding 3 magazines, I rarely buy or look at scrapbooking magazines so none of them really pulled my interest.

I looked for Real Simple but they were sold out, then I browsed the craft section and found my Holy Grail. A magazine aimed at my generation for both Guys and Chicks, in a style I had not seen before sort of Wired crossed with a DIY mag. It is Ready Made and with a by-line “instructions for everyday life”, how could one go wrong? This mag rocks!

Then finding two other magazine, silly Borders does not carry any British Photo magazines and frankly I have not found a US magazine that compares to the British Mags. So no photo magazines. Looked at the cooking mags and none really grabbed me then in the Women’s Interest section stumbled on a magazine called Budget Living again Real Simple in style but no where near as crafty as Ready Made. Score two great new magazine finds.

Then I browsed aimlessly over the shelves trying to find the third of “free” magazine. Easy Living was my eventual find. Sort of a more classic “women’s magazine” but it does have some gorgeous photos πŸ™‚

Well I am off to bed for an early start in the morning as Mum and I are heading out to Lamington to do the Dave’s Creek Circuit with her bushwalking buddies, I’m just going along for the promise of new things to photograph πŸ™‚

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