|As the temperatures are supposed to go down a tiny bit around here and it is (or rather, “was”) a bit colder in Denver, I decided it was time to invest in a warmer coat. My train of thought for choosing one was about the same as for the one I currently use – “is it waterproof? can I cycle in it? can I wear it “in town” without it looking too much like a sports-oriented jacket?” I could have very easily just gone for two warm jackets, one fancy for going out and one specifically made for outdoors activities but those town jackets just seem so impractical! They feel heavier, they seem a lot less water- and wind-proof.
Yep. Alas I could not really find any kinds of walking boots that possibly could pass as fancy boots that one could wear with a skirt at a conference. Such a shame. Well, I did see some but I cannot possibly imagine trying to wear those indoors also, they were so toasty and warm that one would probably have baked feet after thirty seconds at room temperature. Perfect for going places but not so much for staying there. Kind of like umbrellas.
What has my life become? Seriously? I used to think that I hard-core because I embraced whole-heartedly the reflectors-on-everything culture! Now I’m all about things being waterproof because of the fog/drizzle days and wind-proof for the bike. Actually yesterday I saw this amazing cycling overcoat with front anti-wind plates and a lighter back side and I was in awe. Absolutely getting one of those for next autumn if I’m cycling around a cold-ish and wind-ish place. It was just amazing, one of those things I fully understand why it’s worth the 150+ bucks it was selling for! Extra wind-proof front plates! Whenever I cycle along the shore and especially between the islands, which is basically every day, I always think “I wish I had an extra newspaper to tuck into the front of my coat!” when the wind increases and the temperatures automatically drop… and this overcoat does the newspaper trick for you! Waaaahhh!
Right… back to normal life and herring! That sounds like something out of Monty Python right there. Anywho, the Baltic Herring Fair! The one and only!
Fazer going into herring now?