Jolie Laide

Jolie Laide

Have you ever met someone or something for the first time only to wonder where that thing has been your entire life? That’s jolie laide to me.

I was only recently introduced to the phrase at work by J who was blown away by my rather questionable fashion choice of Birkenstock sandals with boot socks – the kind of boot socks that remind you of an old school Sock Monkey. I always called it my 90s Lesbian Dad Chic look, especially when paired with jorts, but that description is a little hit or miss here in the Midwest. Or maybe it’s my delivery that’s hit or miss?

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The First Is The Worst

I have conflicted emotions about posting online… well, outside of IG and certain communities on reddit. I mean, I’ve written this first post in my head more than a dozen times before I bit the bullet and just went for it. And even now I’m typing, then deleting my own words because who am I to think I have anything interesting to add to an already saturated form of personal media? On the other hand, who’s really going to stumble across this? So what do I have to lose?

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The Journey Begins

Thanks for joining me!

Good company in a journey makes the way seem shorter. — Izaak Walton

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