my new orleans

March 30, 2015

 

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I’m thinking about New Orleans.   My favorite “New Awleen” heels, suede high heels that were purple and green and gold suede parrot shoes that everyone knew were my Mardis Gras shoes.

About skies that have partial clouds passing overhead and you are in sunlight and then in rain and then in hot sunlight again.

About a place where a California girl can’t lie out in the sun because the New Orleans sun is hotter and harsher than anywhere else on earth and will eat you.

 


“Hey Mister, Throw me some beads!”

 


Dancing in the streets, parades, a pounding drum beat.

 


A hand grabbing me by the back of the neck and pulling me backwards three feet in a Mardis Gras crowd, just far enough back a roiling fight passes by in front of me instead of over me.

 


A guy getting arrested for punching a horse. [Who punches a horse?] A horse a policeman is sitting on.

 


A restaurant with the best steak sandwich in town between cobblestone walls that used to house a prison, etched with centuries.

 


Dancing at Tipitina’s. Men with washboards they play better than most musicians play guitars.

 


Everyone dances. Men. Women. Children. EVERYONE dances.

 


And the kindness. I showed up in Louisiana a child of the road, a refugee, and everyone was kind.

 


My New Orleans will always be that place. The place where a beat up battered child of the road could show up and everyone would just say, Those are pretty shoes, let’s dance.

 

pretty hair

March 29, 2015

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I love this hair color. I’m wondering if I love it enough to do it.

:::see more at elite daily:::

 

 

shoes!

March 9, 2015

birthday shoes

new hair ahoy!

February 23, 2015

So for a while I haven’t been able to do anything with my hair because of an injury — which sucked taking the new DL photo, also they don’t let you wear a baseball caps in DL photos, ahhh!

But, I’m almost back again. And now with all this crazy hair that has been growing and growing, I have to figure out what to do with it. So I am all aflutter hair window shopping. Yay!

I really like this, it's pretty close to my old hair cut, but much longer and you can style it a lot of ways.  I love the choppy ends too.

I really like this, it’s pretty close to my old hair cut, but much longer and you can style it a lot of ways. I love the choppy ends too.

This is really pretty.  The hair isn't that long yet.  Also the contrast there is really important for its impact and I'm not sure I'm ready to be brunette but it's interesting.

This is really pretty. The hair isn’t that long yet but will be damn soon. Also the contrast there is really important for its impact and I’m not sure I’m ready to be brunette but it’s interesting and really arresting.

This is pretty much what I'm doing now, when I don't have a baseball cap on.  I am growing fond of it.

This is pretty much what I’m doing now, when I don’t have a baseball cap on. I am growing fond of it and could just skip cutting anything and just fix the roots and it would there.

This is totally adorable and is really a similar cut to the long bob with choppy ends, it's just pulled up in back.  Which is giving the long bob with choppy ends extra clout.

This is totally adorable and is really a similar cut to the long bob with choppy ends, it’s just pulled up in back. Which is giving the long bob with choppy ends extra clout.

This is my new doppelganger which is annoying to me except she's hot so I guess I can work with it -- that hair cut is really sleek and arresting so thinking about it.

This is my new doppelganger which is annoying to me except she’s hot so I can live with it — that hair cut is really sleek and arresting so thinking about it.

pretty dresses yay!

February 23, 2015

Because I love pretty dresses, some of my Oscar faves —

 

Cate Blanchett

Cate Blanchett

Rita Ora

Rita Ora

Scarlett Johansson

Scarlett Johansson

Sienna Miller

Sienna Miller

Zendaya

Zendaya

Margot Robbie

Margot Robbie

 

 

 

 

seriously?

January 29, 2015

 

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Why is it any time I mention women wearing clothing or grooming themselves, everyone starts talking about women “trying to attract men”? Women groom themselves and put on clothing for other reasons. We have jobs. We go to church. We go to the supermarket. We travel on airplanes and go to the library and drive cars and pump our own gas and, you know, do stuff that requires grooming and clothing, we don’t just lie naked and ungroomed on the kitchen floor till it’s time to go find a man. What century is this?

 

 

bootsTaking my own advice, I bought the boots.

Yay yay yay!

 


*They are mail order and a brand I do not. This could go comedy or tragedy but let’s live life on the edge. Yay!

 

rapunzel

January 25, 2015

 

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It’s been so long since I had anything resembling long hair, I forgot it gets tangles in it that have to be brushed out. Where do these tangles come from? What causes them? Does the hair just go on a tangling spree on its own? Does it have its own brain?

[Okay wait I know hair has its own brain, that is clear even with short hair. Maybe the hair is stealing my brain. Ahhhh!]

 


PS: It has not escaped my attention my second father on FB renamed that photo “BratPunzel.” I am pretty sure he was not referring to the photo either. :::grrr:::

 

turning back the clock

November 1, 2014

 

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Most people turn the clock back one hour.  Oh you whimsical fools.  If you get to turn the clock back, why one hour?  This is not Galaxy Quest.  Turn the clock back years.

 

YEARS!  YAY!

 

See you at prom.

    

wednesday kilt day

April 30, 2014

 

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Wednesdays are traditionally my day off.

You know what that means right?

New men in kilts photos yay!

 


:::men in kilts:::

 

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