I had to get the girls out, and glam them up, as I'm quite pumped about these legs my Mama blessed me with. I've always been pretty confident about them, and now even more so!!
Frock-made out of a vintage skirt quite a few years ago
We had G's Mama and her boarder, Waveney (who is really another family member now,and as eccentric as the rest of us) over for lunch. G's Mama has been a bit under the weather lately, unfortunately. I just love her-she has more than stepped in for me since my Mama passed, and is just an exemplary human being!
It made for a lovely Labour Day afternoon!
After they left, we watched a movie, "Sweetie", directed by Jane Campion. It's an Aussie film, and I can't figure how I didn't see it when it came out in 1989. It's got all the elements I like-quirky characters, black humour, odd little directional tricks. And just general weirdness!! Jane Campion is a Kiwi, and I've always loved her style. The Piano" and "Portrait of a Lady" are just 2 of my faves, and I really liked "In the Cut", despite it being panned. (oo,Meg Ryan boobies!)
I also like the lead actress, Genevieve Lemon, a lot. She's incredibly brave (nude! not a size 10!),and has the sweetest face, with the cutest slightly crooked grin. I haven't seen her in an awful lot, unfortunately. There really is something a little different about Aussie & Kiwi films, and it really works for me.
Just to completely change the subject, I have been eyeing with some interest some posts on Oranges and Apples re, basically, how to write a good blog, what makes a good blog, what, if I am understanding correctly, amounts to this person's rules for blogging. I mention this, as I see lovely Reva talking about re-vamping her blog, and I hope it is for herself, because I wonder why, when we live by so many rules day to day, is there some idea that a blog has to be a certain way when to me it amounts to a personal diary, and if I can't be myself-erratic as that may be, then I feel sad!!! No offense to anybody, but if you don't like what you are reading/viewing, then perhaps this isn't the blog for you! I assume that if you are reading, you are just as warped as me! YOU have the power!! We ALL have the power! If you don't like whatever you are looking at, just have a look for something you do like!! I'm all for creative criticism, and have taken a little on myself. I enjoy blogging as a place for self expression, for creativity, to meet (so to speak) other fabulous people with similar sensibilities!!
Sure, my blog is a bit all over the place-but so am I.
Sure, my blog is a little crass-but so am I.
Sure, my blog is largely about hedonism and fanciful frocking up-but that's who I am.
I don't like rules.
Certainly, if you need some help and ideas on how to write a blog, then this is good advice. And besides, the lass who writes this blog is pretty styley and seems lovely, and clearly is intelligent and articulate. Perfect blogging just isn't my style!!!
Sorry if I sound angsty, but I simply had to verbalise.....
Ha-my blogger tip is:
And have a HOOT!!!