October is mostly over and I'm surrounded by notebooks and planners, trying to figure things out for the future of this blog. I mentioned something about it in my pre-vacation note, and the responses were incredible and overwhelming in the best possible way. I'm going to write a full reply post to address it all and make heads, tails, and everything in between. In the meantime, here's where I a currently.
Crosstalk by Connie Willis. I've only started, but it has a similar feel to Bellwether, which I love dearly. Maybe I should reread Doomsday Book this coming Christmas.
Heather Woods Broaderick- Up in the Pine
Tired of current TV, current events, and current people, the Husband and I have resorted to comfort watching: Star Trek TNG. Years ago I've said that I'd watch Patrick Stewart recite the NY phone book. The first couple of seasons are pretty much that, but eventually the writing and some of the actors (Brent Spiner!) catch up. Yes, the whole thing is dated, ethnocentric, and at times quaint, but Sir Patrick makes everything better. And have you forgotten that Data is a cat person?
I've been alternating a lot between Goutal Gardenia Passion (vintage) and Parfumerie Generale Indian Wood. The latter makes more sense, but I'm finding a lot of enjoyment marinating myself in gardenia.
I've been experimenting a lot, including with colors so far out of my comfort zone they could be from Mars (the reddish coppery eye shadows probably are). Do you know what's funny? I've come across many people who are much more adventurous with their hair than with their makeup. They always say "it's just hair, it grows", but are reluctant to try a blue eyeliner or a purple blush. For me, the worst makeup day can be wiped cleaned right away, but my hair is a huge part of my identity. Don't come near it with color or scissors if you know what's good for you.
Frequently Worn Item/Outfit
Remember the booties I wished for two months ago? They were the best purchase ever.
Brie. Ripe, soft brie on toast, on apple slices, or just in chunks, like chocolate.
Handbags & Kitten Heels: How Not to Write About Prime Ministers. Or Presidents.
So many antiques and interesting art pieces, so little floor and wall space.
Georgie has become a wonderful and cuddly bedmate. He reports for sleeping duty as soon as he sees us turning off the lights and plops in the middle of the bed in all his cuteness.
As long as my birthday is still something to anticipate, it's all good.
This Akris Punto Long Sleeve Polka Dot Trompe L'Oeil Dress ($995). There's also a set of a cardigan with the polka dots in the back($795) and a matching tank ($395) that might be much more practical. When do they go on clearance?
I wish Project Runway would replace Mary Kay with Colourpop or another edgy indie brand. I can't with the tackiness of the makeup lately.
How are you? What's on your list of loves and banes? Any wishes and recommendations?
Art: Kawano Kauro, Girl with Red Mask, c. 1950.