Saturday, January 23, 2010

A smile! The first on record in a while!

Ok, so it is hard for me to smile in pictures I take of myself. I am not sure why. Maybe it is because I just feel like an ass smiling at nothing. It is easier when Jeremy is behind the camera so I actually have someone to smile at. So when I try to it just really becomes a grimace.

What I do like about this pic is the sweater in that I bought with some of my Christmas money. Such a good price and it came with the scarf (I love Target). It was like $6.89 or one of those strange prices. And it is grey. Which is a color that I do not normally wear, as it makes me think of sloppy sweats and jogging suits, which unless you are working out, are just glorified pajamas. But some how even though it has the rounded neck, I think that the snazzy scarf dresses it up quite a bit.

Scarves are also something that I have recently worn alot more of. People keep mentioning that they like the look on me (even people that i dont know very well). I never thought that I was much of a scarf person, but maybe I am after all and it is not just a guise to hide my rapidly aging neck, which I didnt worry about until recently when a friend of mine and I were having a discussion about necks. Well maybe mine has a few good years left. but i should moisturize more. The days of wine and roses and mistreating my skin without too many consequences, are behind me. Oh well. Humph.

Thursday, January 21, 2010

Let's Face it, nobody is reading this.

If anyone reads this I would be very surprised. Well, I am hoping to get in the swing of things again though. I will write for me. I actually am hoping to take more pics of me and clothing and I will post those again. As soon as I get my camera back from my man. Also, it is a little difficult to post with no interweb at home, and I am too cheap right now. Sigh.

Perhaps some time soon I will have something interesting to say and some interesting pics to say it with. Until then I think I will add some recent pictures. I have been disallussioned with my wardrobe of late. I think I need some new clothes and or makeup. The first pic is of my baby and my cat (or our cat) Oya. Sorry that they are blurry. But he has my camera. And the second is of me. Note the way the light hits the disappointed look on my face. Try not to note the way that it hits the blemish on my chin though. i think that this face can aptly describe my day today. Although it was taken a month ago. Sigh. and alas, that is all I have to say. I hope to see you all soon, and remember me to the little women.

Thursday, January 14, 2010

And so it begins again...

Classes started today, or they would have but my class was canceled or we are actually to go and read the first 3 acts of Ben Jonson's play Bartholomew Fair. I have honestly been in the business of English, for about 27 years, if you count grade school and that I started reading when I was four. I have been in higher education for about ten years, that does not include the 2 years I took off between undergrad and graduate school, "for good behavior," and I can honestly say I have never heard of this play. I, of course have heard of Ben Jonson, one of the more famous contemporaries of Shakespeare but not this title. Needless to say, I am intrigued. I have always thought, that if I could live in any century other than my own, if would be in the 19th century, however, I have to say that after last semester's Shakespeare class with an excellent professor, I have to say that the 17th century is gaining rapidly. In my class this semester with same excellent professor we will read eclectic pieces such as Pilgrim's Progress, which I havent read since my homeschool days, but I think I still have a copy, Something called The Man in the Moon, and some Francis Bacon. I think this should be cool. I will keep you posted. I will also let you know of my other class, which is creative nonfiction workshop, once it starts. Now tomorrow to go look for a copy of Bartholomew Fair online, once I get monies. Ah well, have a pleasant evening. Talk to you soon.

Saturday, January 2, 2010


I like that word. I think that it is important to steal words occasionally and use them for ones own devices. This one was stolen from BBC pride and prejudice movie that I have been savouring again over the holidays.

My love and I tried to savour the BBC version of EMMA 1972(not the one with Gwyneth), and we found that to be unsupportable. We did however have lots of fun discussing the lead character's widening of the eyes and the various schools of acting included in the film or the lack thereof. we didnt know. I found the movie at spin street (our local movie-buying haunt) and my love promptly bought it for me. again, we didnt know. Jane Austen does not always mean milky goodness, which I would normally attest. But this isnt her fault. she couldnt help it that it was bastardized. In this case, though it somewhat pains me to admit it, I would say that CLUELESS was a more apt rendering of the book than this was.

Ah well. I hope you are all having a glorious new year. I promise this year to not be as much of a stranger, and to blog as much as I can. Real blogs. Not just ones where I try to be a style princess. Most of those I worry do not come off as well as I would like. Anywho, if you have suggestions for me or if you like my style blogs too speak up and let me know, then I will continue when I get the chance, and not feel so much like a sad-bastard old woman trying to be a teenie bopper when I post them because they do not tend to come off as lovely as the ones I read and follow. Until next time. :)
P.S. While I was searching for my image on the interweb, happily I found a 2009 BBC version, which from the looks of it, will be much better. I think I will look for that one next time I go shopping.