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Life changes, New Boots! Not to mention a suit...

Well I finally went clothes shopping, a rare occurrence for me. Mainly I was looking for new boots, my old ones have holes worn right through them in the soles, which are detaching from the rest of them slowly, the metal spines fell out long ago via the holes...

My new boots are 14 eyelet NPS, they're great, though breaking them in is a little rough on it, along with that they're the most expensive boots I've ever had, £105! the last ones were around £30 and so were most of my previous ones, though I did once make a pair of £10 boots last two years, by stapling the soles back on with a high power staple gun eventually.

The suit's a good thing too! we were in TK Maxx, a cheapish store full of loads of stuff, I've gotten some interesting shoes from their random buckets before, so they were first port of call while returning jeans I'd been given that wouldn't fit me... I came off with a two piece suit instead, despite owning many vintage jackets and a couple of pairs of trousers I've never owned a suit, or a new suit jacket for that matter, which is cool... Last one, on sale perfect fit on me, well the jacket's only a 38" chest so it makes it a tight fit but not uncomfortable since it has a little play in it.

The boots are good and very solid but I'm having to get used to the big soles on them since most of mine have been smaller than that, they look taller than they are on the outside though so it's not too bad.

I'm proud of myself for making a decision on things in a day, it's not likely me to buy clothes unless they're impractical or over the top, well the boots may be a little...

Also I've decided to quit smoking, went to doctors office on friday having set that date and the fool told me to go on through the weekend and wait until monday, saying that can be my date... I wasn't amused, however I have one left and it shall be my last...

Along with this I've got a few job interviews lined up, it's hard getting a chance at jobs in these times but it's a start...

My quitting smoking is directly related to 'ibles - I want money to fund projects, and I want money to socialize etc. Next week I shall have a project that's been long awaited by many if I get the metal working done in tech...

Speaking of tech all is well there too, course is brilliant and I've been doing loads of interesting stuff.

It's seems a bit odd to be posting all this stuff but many an 'ibler has given me abuse about smoking, though it was far beyond their rights to criticize me personally or make irrelevant comments I do think it's about time I quit, 5 years wasting money.

Anybody else any life changes?

Notable lack of lovelife rubbish, it's too topsy turvy to get in to without a ten thousand word essay...

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You mean TJ Maxx?
No, TK Maxx...
Hahaha. Apparently you british have an TJ Maxx knockoff! :D
Who are you calling British? Cónaím in Éire, go raibh maith agat!
Kiteman8 years ago
If the boots and suit are so good, where's the picture?

I bought a new suit for work as well - nineteen quid from Asda. I also bought a new shirt for a tenner - bright red, it's to wear in my role as Head of House (my house's colour is red).
House?? Like Griffondor and whatnot in Harry Potter?
Exactly. Just call me Filius Flitwick.
Yes Professor!
Isn't that pronounced Perfessor ? i.e. of Gilligan's Island fame....
Perhaps... maybe its Proe-fessuh!
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