disheveled \dih-SHEV-uhld\, adjective;
In loose disorder; disarranged; unkempt; as, "disheveled hair."
This was the "word of the day" on my Dictionary.com feed. It kind of describes my life at the moment...
In other news, I was reading about sweatshop labor in the garment industry on a Ravelry forum and one woman wrote that said items should have labels which read, "handmade in a Korean sweatshop." I know that sweatshops are bad, but I actually chortled (out loud) when I read this... the context is irrelevant, just know that if you receive anything handcrafted by me, it will have a sweatshop label attached.
What else? I finally went to Le Chocolatier -- the chocolate shop on 32nd today. It's usually closed... or I'm on a chocolate fast or whatever. I thought that they sold hand-crafted chocolates made I don't know, in the kitchen there but they're imported Belgian chocolates. Read: expensive, imported chocolate. Eh, I broke down and bought a 4-pack... one for me, one for my pen-pal who is going in for a stressful doctor's appointment and really needs some joy.
AND I met my neighbor -- the one in #7. Mr. Neighbor is going for a job which requires some sort of clearance and he needed to get his neighbors names and phone numbers. Mrs. Neighbor just had a baby apparently. I never answer my door when I'm not expecting someone, but seeing as I've been sitting on the couch doing online retail therapy for the last two weeks, I was hoping that the doorbell was announcing the arrival of a package. It was still a pleasant surprise.
On that note, I'm off to bake some cupcakes. I don't know where my hand mixer is, so I went and bought a cheapie one from Target (pronounced Tar-zhay). Fingers crossed that it'll do the job -- eh, the beaters look sufficiently lickable anyway, so it's all good.