Friday, February 11, 2011
The Dude(ette) Abides
Well, i'm taking a little break from the blog. Now that i've received a comment from Wendy B. herself, what else is left to strive for?
hee hee, well, as thrilling as that moment indeed was, it's more down to my leg bothering the living mm mmm hmmmm out of me the last month, and the amount of time i've spent fighting colds this winter. Plus, there's some new information that i'd like to present on this blog, and i need to put some hard thinkin' into the best way to format it. As became oh-too-apparent with my notorious camping series, i can literally write a respectably long book about any topic which catches my interest. However, reading books on a blog? I just don't think it 'scans'.
From the time i started blogging, i've intended to present the ideas, systems, etc. which have been the most help to me in terms of finding and honing my personal style and in creating a wardrobe that works for me. The more time i've spent reading various style blogs and interacting with members of this community, the more i've become committed to this enterprise - the bulk of the information which has been the most help to me is just not available on the internet. And my philosophy is 'the more the merrier'! You never know which particular viewpoint or tidbit will unlock the door to your perfect wardrobe.....
But as i said, i need to put some time and thought into how to get this info onto a blog in a way that works for most readers. On the whole i've never spent huge gulps of time on posting, though the extra time will be nice for this project. I more want to free up the space in my head that day-to-day posting takes up. And as fate would have it, certain family matters will likely require my attention soon as well.
That said, what's with the pictures? A while back Terri showed us all the glory of her new necklace rack, along with the spectacle of all her wonderful necklaces. She asked if anyone had any good ideas for organizing other jewelry items. This got me motivated to organize my pierced-ear earrings. I've always like to keep them on cards, but so many of the ones they come on are just tacky and gross. In the past i've gotten energized and pasted magazine pictures onto cardboard and used those. But happily, these days so many artists and craftspeople have wonderful, vibrant business cards. I collected quite a few at the KPFA Holiday Crafts Fair, and after cutting them to size and piercing them with a darning needle or safety pin they make perfect earring cards.
So, what to do with all your time spent not reading The Dashing Eccentric? For starters, Elsita's popped up again (it seems she responds to pressure via e-mail, so go to it, gals!) The Beckerman sisters are always up to something fun. Sara at Orchids in Buttonholes has completed an excellent series on making her shopping experience and decisions more conscious - be sure to read the excellent comments as well! Here's a resource which will help you to renew your conviction to avoid any concealers containing 'light reflecting properties'. Check out the blogs on my blog list, & drop me a line if i'm missing someone fabulous (especially 40+ers!)
Believe it or not, there is an internet beyond fashion......if you think you're up on 'the UFO gossip' because you know about Area 51, you're just deluding yourself. The real deal is buried in - Area 52. You can practice the Lost Sport of Olympia (so inflammatory it was banned in ancient Greece) when you're offline. George Hansen spins a web of liminality, anti-structure and Tricksterism over at this classic Paratopia podcast. Brush up on your on and off line networking skills. Dig into the Secret History of Rock 'n Roll, Aleister Crowley, Sirius, Isis, Agent Mulder and (obviously) more. Send me an e-mail (i'll gab about anything - as should be apparent by now!). Follow Dr. Beachcombing as he sifts through ancient archives. Keep your eyes on the skies. Take notes on how to argue with anyone and win. Set up a new home page for your web browser. Wallow in pootie-fest!
I do reserve the right to pop in at anytime to post any noteworthy looks. I'll leave you with this one for now, which broke no new ground and was a little dressy for grocery shopping. But i received excellent, very attentive service from the butchers at Lunardi's.
(Mom - if you click on only one link, make it the last one!)
Take care all! i never thought anyone would read what i wrote, and *wow* have you proved me wrong! You'll always have a primo place in my heart. See you soon! steph