Wednesday, July 08, 2009

Saw an unusual sight this evening, as I was leaving church after our small (three of us) midweek service: an older man in Bermuda shorts, carrying a small white dog across a field. The dog was sitting upright in his arms, and they both looked calm and relaxed in the twilight.
No, I don't think it means anything. But I wish I could draw it.
Carry on.

Friday, July 03, 2009

It's All About the Look--Friday Five

In the throes of cleaning closets, Sally pauses to ask:

1. Are you a hoarder, or are you good at sorting and clearing?
I'm not really a hoarder, but it takes me a long time to get around to sorting and clearing. I usually wait until I get a semi-annual phone call from Purple Heart, since they will pick up right at your door. It's easier to put stuff on the doorstep than to find time to put it in the car and haul it somewhere else.

2. What is the oddest garment you possess and why?
I don't think I have anything really odd. How about a threadbare pair of brown corduroy bellbottoms, circa 1972? I can barely get my leg into them now, but they remind me of all the good things about my high school years (very few of which had to do with high school itself).

3. Do you have a favourite look/ colour?
Nearly everything in my closet (and in my house) is some shade of purple, blue, rose, mauve, or gray. That makes coordinating easy.

4. Thrift/ Charity shops, love them or hate them?
I'm happy to donate, but don't like to shop there.

5. Money is no object, what one item would you buy?
A gorgeous cocktail dress suitable for dinner or the ballet, that fits perfectly on the figure I have right now.

I still have three different sizes in my closet, but I did purge the closet recently. The things that are there now are things I actually wear--along with some favorites that I hope to wear again someday soon!

Thursday, July 02, 2009

RIP Sky Saxon

I just found out that Sky Saxon, the lead singer of the Seeds, died on the same day as Farrah Fawcett and Michael Jackson. The Seeds were the type of mid-60's glorified garage band that made my mother yell, 'TURN OFF THAT HONKY-TONK!!" Their biggest hit was "Pushin' Too Hard", and I also remember a song called "The Wind Blows Your Hair". After the 60's, Sky joined a cult called The Source Family and moved to Hawaii. He kept making music, though, and oddly, he died in Austin.

I'm sure there are better videos of "Pushin' Too Hard" available, but I'm posting this one because it made me laugh (which I needed to do today), and because this is my blog, and I can. :) Enjoy it! It's gassy!!