Tuesday, September 30, 2008
Monday, September 29, 2008
Liz documents her outfits and meals on draw draw draw. This is outfit #35.
Sunday, September 28, 2008
Saturday, September 27, 2008
I didn't realize how badass he was until I read his obit in The New York Times this morning. This is what Newman told Newsweek a month before his 70th birthday:
"I'm not mellower, I'm not less angry, I'm not less self-critical, I'm not less tenacious,'' he said. ''Maybe the best part is that your liver can't handle those beers at noon anymore,'' he said.
Friday, September 26, 2008
"Every single Twitter post you write should be something that could get you laid, ruin a marriage, or bring a tear to a fat little kid's eye." - Joshua Allen
"Don't answer, 'What are you doing?' Be funny. Be brief (duh). Leave your lunch unpublished. Ditto your late plane. Incomplete sentences." - Jason Kottke
"Don't try to impress - just be yourself. But go a little beyond your comfort zone; share something you're hesitant about sharing." - Evan Williams
Too much pressure? But I just looked at Jason Kottke's feed, and he twittered about his deep fried Oreo lunch on September 12. Maybe I'm ready to play with the big boys after all.
(Image: "The neighborhood" by Rudat)
The kick-ass desert bride snuck me more polaroids from her much-anticipated (by me) Joshua Tree wedding.
Let's hear it for the dress. And the groom. And the dress. Don't make me choose.
Let's also hear it for Michelle Pullman, the killer non-wedding-photographer photographer.
I must admit, this is the shooting style I prefer. I'm curious to see what my own wedding photos look like. Someday.
Thursday, September 25, 2008
The old subway tile is so fabulous and gritty against the lace...
Photo by Butter Media.
Wednesday, September 24, 2008
But then these thoughts start churning through my head.**
1. What the f*ck will I do with my hair? This is not a great look with my dress.
2. Um, will I get approval on the photos shot by the however many photographers running around the air force base before they are posted on however many websites? Don't answer that.
3. Where the f*ck can I get a vintage flying helmet, and could this solve (1)?
4. Will I damage my dress? I really don't want to damage my dress. And does that mean I'm violating the spirit of trash-the-dress?
5. Would goggles wreck my makeup?
6. Do I care?
7. Am I deluding myself to think that any of the photographers running around the air force base would even want to shoot me? (My dress is not poofy, after all. It is not quintessentially bridal.)
8. Who will sew me into the dress? Do I put it on at home? Do I try to sew myself in?
9. Will putting it on again ruin the magic, or will H-town be so excited that we get super-fabulous photos?
Please weigh in, you guys. I'm totally lost.
*DISCLAIMER: I would never actually trash my dress. I love my dress. I plan to wear it again when I'm nominated for an academy award (you think I'm joking).
**I have to give some credit to Suite B for this inspiring list.
(Photo by Jaques Henri Lartigue via Hollister Hovey)
Tuesday, September 23, 2008
Love. the. mustaches. Also love the groom's tie. When did men get so wussy about ties?
But mostly I love that this couple hung out with their friends and had a good time.
Photos from here. (Yes there are more.) Via StumbleUpon, my new favorite thing. Maybe.
Monday, September 22, 2008
I just came across this wedding on Darling Dexter.
The groom, photographer Tec Petaja, has got it going on. And the bride, Chelsea of oh my deer, is pretty fabulous herself.
(Photos by Jose Villa)
Sunday, September 21, 2008
Saturday, September 20, 2008
H-town loves to save things and I love to get rid of them. I think because my stepfather loved to save things. Like keys to god-knows-what and rusty washers and gross earplugs and pennies pennies pennies. In bowls all over the house. (And that's just the small stuff.)
Anyhoo, it makes for an interesting dynamic around the bungalow.
(lifting a bottle filled with soapy water)
Did you want to save this soy sauce bottle?
Yes. It won't take up any space.
(gazing at the sea of other dirty
dishes I don't feel like washing)
Okay.... It's just, I'm trying to reduce clutter.
(motioning towards the stack of wedding
gifts I'm pondering returning)
Why don't you deal with that?
I won't try to reproduce our conversation about whether or not rags should be washed and reused. I like to think I'm pretty green, but.... Eew.
Friday, September 19, 2008
Available in tan, brown and black at Minnetonka.
Via The Moment.
Thursday, September 18, 2008
I'm amazed, I have to say. Bright orange is my favorite color. I feel lucky when I wear it. And now Colorstrology tells me wearing orange "reminds you to take action and not get caught up in the world of ideas."
Gotcha. I'll put on an orange t-shirt and turn off the internet.
Via the one I am stalking.
Ordinarily I am "eh" about a J. Crew suit, but with sideburns and a fedora? Why not.
Check out the details of this vintage-inspired Northern California wedding on Snippet & Ink.
(Photos by Lisa Dick)
Wednesday, September 17, 2008
A friend who just moved from LA to NYC and is very concerned about the cold asked me if it would be okay if she bought a pair of Uggs this winter. This is a cool girl, mind you, who never would have rocked Uggs in Southern California, where they are reserved for sorority girls who like to dress for "winter" when the temperatures drop into the seventies.
I explained to my friend very firmly that a) No self-respecting New Yorker would be caught dead in Uggs and b) They wouldn't keep her feet dry anyway.
But I had trouble describing the kind of boots she needed. They have to keep her feet dry and warm, and she has to be able to walk for blocks in them. But they also have to be stylish, in a timeless kind of way. She shouldn't have to replace them in year.*
These just might be the boots.**
Via the catbird blog. You can't buy them online, but you can buy them at the Brooklyn store.
*I do believe shoes are worth investing money in. I broke my rule with these, and they turned out to be sh*t.
**It is not lost on me that these boots are pictured with skinny jeans. Skinny jeans have their place. But they would work equally well (better!) with a pair of boot-cut (duh) or wide-leg jeans. In my opinion.
I’m finding it hard to concentrate, as my eyes are killing me, due to I have not blinked since I started writing this. And, me being Regular, it takes a long time for me to write something this long.
Where was I? Ah, yes: I hate Élites. Which is why, whenever I am having brain surgery, or eye surgery, which is sometimes necessary due to all my non-blinking, I always hire some random Regular guy, with shaking hands if possible, who is also a drunk, scared of the sight of blood, and harbors a secret dislike for me.
Tuesday, September 16, 2008
While we're on the topic, What Possessed Me has shared her insight about going to a Colorado wedding where the bride (a former model) and the groom (stylish and domesticated) attempted to dictate the dress code...
P: (Overreacting) What the fuck is mountain casual? I live in New York! I don't do casual!
F: I have no fucking idea.
P: Fuck! What the fuck?
F: Whatever. Just bring a bathing suit. They have a hot tub.
P: (Pacing) Are you fucking kidding me? A hot tub? With a bunch of models in Mountain Casual bikinis? You have just described my worst nightmare.
Read the rest here
(Image from here)
Monday, September 15, 2008
Sunday, September 14, 2008
Saturday, September 13, 2008
Don't tell me if leanimal won. I'm steering clear of the Cut and staying away from her old etsy shop. (She seems to have posted some kind of message...)
But if you didn't snatch up the avant-garde dress when I told you to (silly bridey!) you can still order this sweet one from her website.
I'm all about the anti-wedding-dress wedding dress.