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Career, car and clothes.

It's all about the C's today. It was career-day at the university, and since I haven't actually bought any clothes for about two years, I needed to start out the day buying something a little more... professional than was in my closet. And considering I'm plus-sized, that's a whole lot harder than I think it ought to be. Apparently plus-sized women don't have jobs where they need to look smart.

Then on to the career-day. Too many people for my tastes, by far. And since my education is both tiny and mostly unknown, nobody are really interested. Plus... I can smalltalk with the best of them, but low self-esteem and anxiety-issues means that making contact with complete strangers is a huge deal for me. Also... I'm very uncomfortable just hanging around, waiting for someone to have time. And given the number of people, that was pretty much all there was to do.

Lastly; car. My car is from '92, and I've had a lot of issues with it. It's cost me more in repairs over the past six years than I bought it for, 6 years ago. And now it's time for the bi-annual checkup, required by the state, and I'm not going to go through with that. What I am going to do... is try to make up my mind to buy my first-ever new car. I'm kind of keen on the new VW up!, but it's a big decision...

This entry was originally posted at http://dhae-knight-1.dreamwidth.org/100505.html.


Mar. 6th, 2012 04:34 pm (UTC)
Hey, you described me in that post...
Especially on the clothes. And 14/42 isn't even that plus sized...

I'd not buy a new car. Buy a good used car, maybe two years old. We've had a Lupo for 13 years, the Ups predecessor. Good car, too small for me.
Mar. 6th, 2012 04:46 pm (UTC)
I... Really, really want a new car. Really. I'm 35 years old. I think it's time... ;-)

At any rate, I'm single with no plans to get either boyfriend or kids, so a small car sounds heavenly. My current car is a big sedan, and it's comfortable and all, but dang annoying to park. Also, I would love one a little more energy-effective. Add to that the fact that there isn't a lively market for newer used cars due to the tax-structure on cars (we pay upwards of an additional 180% of the car's price in taxes), well... I just want a new car. :-D

I'm a 46-48, and that's *very* plus-sized. Specialty-shops all the way. :-/
Mar. 6th, 2012 06:45 pm (UTC)
Yeah, I'm lucky, I usually can get something in regular stores... at least, as long as it's not shoes. I have ridicolously big feet...

Hey, if you want a new car, go for it... I was just saying ;-)
I got neither bf nor kids, but two big dogs - so when I get a car (probably within the next year or so) I'll have to look at something not that small - looking at Skoda Octavia, Fabia and Opel Meriva - all very efficient. 5-6l Diesel / 100 km.

But the Up! is nice. There's also a really efficient 4,4l Polo on the market.
Mar. 6th, 2012 06:58 pm (UTC)
LOL - well, there's a difference between two big dogs and one medium-sized cat... ;-)

I need to get my over-eating conquered before I can lose weight again, and that's probably not going to happen while I'm up in the air about so many things. I need a job, a home and a therapist. Once those three things are in place, I think it'll get better. Slowly, but surely. :-)