I’m rocking 4 inch cuffs on my sleeves…
…inspired by Talia’s post about her double rolled 4 inch sleeves.
life and work has been a bit hectic lately. during the week, i decided to take a day off to get some things done after a very busy two weeks, but on my day off, i unexpectedly had to accompany a friend to the ER for some throat issue she was having. thankfully she’s doing all right. that morning it was cold out and i needed something that would be warm, easy, and comfortable, so i went for this outfit. i had a lot to juggle that day so i’m really glad i had these lounger shoes for the occasion. i don’t really understand how i survived so long without lounge-y slip on type shoes.
sometimes i’m shocked at how little i know about dressing myself. i guess it’s a learning process. the arch support on the loungers are non existent which can make them feel unwieldy and floppy, but inserting leather pedag arch supports makes a huge difference in it’s all-day wearability. i’m not too ashamed to admit that i pretty much wore this outfit 3 days straight. it’s been one of those weeks. at this point, i should really wash this ATM sweatshirt, lol, it’s getting dirty, but i don’t want to take it off! lately, i’ve been so in love with the clothes that i’ve bought recently. more so than in past years. i think i’ve gotten better at recognizing things that i’ll actually want to wear. all the repeat outfits might make for a boring style blog though? i’m so amazed and grateful that anyone has any interest in what i post here.
on a side note: you might notice that i’m still typing in all lower case. the shift key on my macbook is still stuck and i’ve been in a battle with apple to get it fixed at no cost given it is clearly due to a design flaw in the new butterfly mechanism keyboards that are now standard on all new mac laptops. apple won’t admit that this is a design flaw, but it seems that their employees all know it is a problem given the over the top efforts they take to prevent their personal keyboards from getting stuck.
the genius bar tech told me that she uses an air gun to clear dust from her keyboard each and every time she closes her macbook. wtf?! and the apple care representative told me he covers his macbook keyboard with a rubber skin at all times. who does that?! but they won’t admit that their keyboards are sensitive to jamming with any dust or debris, yet everything they do says otherwise.
i got so frustrated with the apple care tech that the words “steve jobs would roll over in his grave if he heard you say that!” actually came out of my mouth, when the rep suggested that i should pay for a new keyboard and next time take better care of such a premium product by covering it with a rubber keyboard cover at all times. please! and what’s more ridiculous: if one key gets stuck, the entire keyboard needs to be replaced for over 300 dollars!
i’ve had this macbook for only two years, and its keyboard has given me nothing but problems from day one. the trackpad also skips and is sometimes unresponsive. My iphone is only about 2 years old, and it freezes all the time too. and lately the keyboard on my iphone has been very glitchy. i mean yes, aesthetically they make beautifully designed products, but if their keyboards keep failing right out of the box, and i can’t use it unless i cover the entire damn thing in rubber, then i’m sorry, what is the point? i am so done.
today i went ahead and purchased a google pixel phone and a thinkpad x270 laptop. after 15 years of buying only apple computers and phones, i am finally making the switch to PCs and android.
what about you? have you had any problems with apple products? do you have any recommendations for a good cell phone and/or laptop?
[outfit: atm sweatshirt, old everlane street fleece pants, allbirds loungers, *cluse watch]