#nowplaying Minus the Bear Highly Refined Pirates
Ideas, articles, and photos swirling in my head and documented here have been connecting in a weird & wonderful way lately. Case in point, the “Downtown Girl” post about my love for the ease and shopping in that area of PDX and then reeding the flourishing West End the very next day on Oregon Live, an article highlighting many of the shops and reasons that shape my positive views. Yet again this morning, I was catching up on Tavi’s Style Rookie since, ya know, I just wrote “Princess Tavi” about how much I like her, and I found a post of hers, “a hodgepodge, if you will” from January 15, 2012 where she mentions MissRepresentation, the documentary I also just saw and wrote about. CRAZY! I was very happy to reed that her school [somewhere in Chicago] screened the film and I’m glad that it’s getting seen by teenagers; hopefully it got through to some of her classmates.
Earlier this weekend, another connection in the form of open idea sharing with a dear-yet-far-away friend. She felt a creative spark and sought input, as we have always had a deep understanding of each other. We are very different, but appreciate and notice the unique aesthetic sensibilities of our respective minds. Encouragement and advice from a friend who “gets you” is so valuable, as he/she is able to give a perspective that you are usually too deep invested in an idea or plan to notice. I am excited to see how she channels this energy!
No Earth-shattering realizations going on here, but it is fun to be reminded of connections across the vast sharing avenue of the Interwebz. Finding common ground in whatever form is so rewarding and helps to quell those moments where loneliness & isolation creep in. Document copiously and share often; we’re all in this together!
PS: “Mad Men” TONIGHT!!!! I enjoyed this article from The Atlantic “The ‘Mad Men’ Double-Standard: Why do Fans Hate Betty but Love Don?”
#nowplaying Nothin’ but keyboard pecks and falling rain.
Hope this finds you well; not much to report from #6 other than my Gratitude Box project is on day 9 and going strong. I’ll have to pack sheets Jan. 13-16th as I will be out of town this MLK Jr. weekend. Am predicting one line per day will not be enough space to contain all my thanks! I’m also still on my “smile more kick“, although I confess I haven’t been as toothy the past few days. We’re all a work in progress.
Here are a few images that have made my day delightful. All linked to source…enjoy!
Season 5 of Mad Men premieres March 25th: how long until it streams on Netflix?! Le sigh….
Happiness is a warm [toy] gun [held by Saucy Red Riding Hood].
I love this dress.
Carole Lombard: beautiful profile, awesome neckline.
Desiiiiiiire [Bono voice].
Can’t get enough of Richard Prince’s Nurses: Nurse Barclay’s Dilemma, 2002
Runaway Nurse, 2006
Who wouldn’t want to receive one of these?! via This/ or / That ? / my Tumblr diversion of the day
Amazing! via Kitten Covers
“Those who seek beauty will find it.” -Bill Cunningham