Monday, December 21, 2009

Not a test.

Hey everybody, just needed to pop in and let you all know that I've been working 10-12 hour days every day these last few weeks, and so finding zero time to get anything done, much less blogging or being able to fly around on the Internet seeking new and exciting things.

And so-- I might not get any good, bloggy respite until well after the holidays, but that means-!! Dunh dunh dunh... missing my blog's 2 year anniversary at the end of this month. 2 years ago, I got a Mac from my Sweets, and decided that its superior computing abilities leant itself well to creating a little digital soapbox for myself.

I love reading your comments and visiting your blogs, but it's going to have to be on the back burner, at least for a little while. Take care, everyone, and enjoy the holidays!

PS-- It's the Solstice today, so it's only going to get lighter from here.



Friday, December 11, 2009

Playing dress-up.

So, a decline in my personal health led to my week-long blogging respite, but now I'm back. I felt a bit like this flaccid woman, below.

Apparently, you can't just stop taking your thyroid supplements because you have decided that you're cured.

This picture comes as part of a perverse little series by fashion-photographer Giorgio Z Gatti. I found it on a site called "You Might Like This" and frankly I'd be scared to know anyone who "might like" this editorial consisting of a child dressing a woman, in one scene pulling up her underwear. Like, GROSS!

Seriously, I hate it when people twist kids' heads around like this just to make some kind of artistic impression. You can't tell me that the climate of this shoot was totally sanitary and they all had snacks and listened to Raffi.

Reminds me of this scene in Bruno where he interviews kids' parents to see what they're willing to do with their children to get them into movies.


Til Later,


Thursday, December 3, 2009


There comes a time, when a girl has freshly painted the dining room, and she's too exhausted to blog much, but she still wants to put something out there. That time is now.

Oh. Meow. Shirt: Thrifted. Pencil Skirt: NY&Co. Tights: We Love Colors. Shoes: Thrifted.

We've painted our dining room before, a light gray color, but it just wasn't too impressive. It was an antiques store in San Fran that spurred us onto this color (Valspar's "Rainwater", if ya'd like to know)-- a wall was painted a similar color as a backdrop to all kinds of gold, silver and crystal things. Yum.

Blue isn't usually among my favorite colors, but I'm certainly having a period of it. After seeing this picture on Lucky's site, I immediately decided that my office/crafts room had to have the exact color scheme above. And as for style? I've always loved bright colors and Rococo-fussy findings and furnishings, so I've been hitting up both books and Internet to fully hone my Hollywood Regency leanings...

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And now, I retire. I swear. Painting. This, and my epic bathroom-cleaning episode. I'm out!