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Summer Abundance: Writing Notes

Things to Love About Summer

Find Mary here : the fresh notes
Find the photos here: Country Living

Burlesque Thursdays

The Woman Underneath

On reflection, it all came down to nylon -
stockings, bras, pants.
Of course, there were the other things -
swing of buttocks, flap of breasts, a whole shape of arc and indent.
But somehow, it was the synthetics,
hitched by nylon, an erotic mechanics,
that set us light years apart. What did we have when we undressed?
Socks. Jockeys. A string vest.
But when they stepped out
of shoes, blouse, and skirt - voila! The French maid: that circumflex
of taut stocking-band; knickers
sheeny as a courtesan's; the stripper's unhooking acrobatics; and the Lautrec
girl stooping as puckered hose slithers.
They held us in a man-made scissors.Robert Maitre (1944- )

Wednesday : Pour le corps

I reached into my closet today took hold of the brown and white polka dot dress, ready to put on comfort & glamour. However I've had too many of these days and both of the shoulders are complete worn out. I know that I can make this repair easily, but it's fun to dream of new ones (along with new accessories I can't possibly afford.) This seems to be the trend with most of my clothes these days, as I have a really large bag filled with, "fix it" items. Will I ever?

Tuesday: Design {Boudoir & Closet}

I find that when I dream about my boudoir I, romanticism takes over my brain. It's as if I'm Madame Bovary and I desire violet cotton handkerchiefs, soft pink silks that look like ballet slippers, breezy lace curtains, wooden hand-painted fans, bolts of red toille, glamorous glass bottles of flowery perfumes, grandiose mirrors with gold leaf frames, and delicate gloves with buttons on the side. What is it about romantic items like these that make a gal's heart flutter? Is it the care we imagine we will take to dress ourselves in a boudoir? It is that we imagine we will emerge flawless and more elegant? Will picking out clothing be easier? Or will we continue, in the rush of the morning, find our clothes on the closet floor or hastily slug on wooden hangers? Will our shoes be gleaming on the organized shelves? Or scattered across the carpet with dirt stuck to the stiletto heels?

Yes Please Sundays

Black and white musicians jived between each other. All were artists, playing foolish, having fights and making love." Chuck Berry

As a girl in Texas, I used to love to run back to the chicken coop and watch the hens meander about. There was something about the one that was black and white that I liked best. She was the biggest, so we named her Big Mama Dot, a name she carried well. I loved to go visit her on hot summer afternoons, to open the latch, and walk into their little wooden haven. It was cooler in there and smelled of crispy hay. Big Mama Dot would always greet me at the door eager for the days kitchen scraps. In exchange for carrot tops, egg shells, lettuce, onion peels, and other vegetable scraps, I would get to reach in the wine boxes that held the nests and grab a warm freshly laid brown egg. I think I got the best part of the deal.
I came across these sweaters via From Betsey with Love and my heart skipped a beat. And then I glanced at the price tag. No can do heart. Can't you just imagine the outfits you'd put together with these darling cardigans?

My Photoshoot with Chris Allison for Sickgirl Creations

Let's never stop falling in love

A sunbonnet blue and a yellow straw hat Decided to say, "I do" So they rode to June and glory On a bicycle built for two

Tickled pink

Found ABC

My photoshoot for Sickgirl Creations!

I'll add more once I have a disk of them. Christopher is a color genius!
DSC07044-2, originally uploaded by rockabillyboy72.

Life handed me lemons

Breast Cancer Benefit and Burlesque Beauties

If you live in the San Diego area, or anywhere near it like LA, you should attend this;


STARRING: Legendary burlesque headliner CATHERINE D’LISH!
* Mynx d’Meanor * Lady Borgia * Hell on Heels * Sabrina Belly Dancer * Bobbie Burlesque (LA’s king of BOYlesque) * Sophia Sirena (LA’s newest burlesque starlet) *Miss Jolie Goodnight*

I can't wait to do this benefit! To prepare for it I've been working like a beast on my costume. I'll post photos once I have some. Meanwhile, feast your eyes on these beautiful burlesque images!

"A man's got to believe in something. I believe I’ll have another drink."-W.C. Fields

If you haven't had the pleasure of watching W.C. Fields, watch the video above. "It's a gift," has been part of my life since the very moment I was birthed into this odd world. Strange as it may sound, when life is giving me a hard time, or rather people are irritating me, I think of W.C. Fields and suddenly the world becomes much funnier. This movie makes me laugh so hard that my nose sniffles and tears stream. W.C. Fields is my coping mechanism.
With my dad's cancer surgery tomorrow looming over my head, I thought it a good idea to post images of people my dad loves. He really has the best, worst, and the silliest taste in comedy. Dad's taste in comedians and writers has shaped me into the kind of woman who enjoys impossibly awkward moments, sharp wit hidden inside of quiet mumbles, crankiness, and people who surpass the limits of silly toward the boundaries of absurdity. He's the best. You can and should read his blog Letters from Graceyland because he…

To-Do List Tuesday, March 24, 2009

1. Study for Logic Exam (even though it makes me absurdly cranky to do so)

2. Read; La Biographie d'Emile Zola
; La Bonheure des Dames by Emile Zola to page 156

3. Cook Dinner

4. Drift into a lovely sleep

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Sunday

"I've been on a calendar, but I've never been on time. " -Marilyn Monroe


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Nobody minds having what is too good for them -Jane Austen

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