Wednesday, June 27, 2012

My Metal Pony

Upon seeing the photos you are about to see, one of my friends dubbed the girl's band with the name "My Metal Pony."
I love it!

Anyway, on with the show!


Lily gives us her rock-n-roll face!

That guitar was heavy!



Well that sure was fun! With the exception of Lily's leggings, all of the clothing the girls were wearing came from my closet. To make them fit, I had to pull them tight in tight in the back and secure them with hair ties. I told Dale, "See, all of theses clothes I have collected come in handy eventually...even if I never wear them" (I'm looking at you, belly dancing belt from New Orleans).

Tuesday, June 26, 2012

Glam Rock to the Bone!

Two of my nieces came to visit Dale and I for 4 days and we had a wonderful time! They wanted to do a lot during their stay. One of the things they kept asking for was to play dress up. Oh, you knew I was all over that! At first, I thought I would dress them like fairies or aliens or something equally strange. But that all changed as I watched them become obsessed with the guitars, piano, drum kit, and maracas that were at their disposal (in our living room). They loved playing music so I decided to make them my little glam rock princesses.

Meet Zoe, age 7

And Lily, age 5

What they wore:

This one cracks me up:

Next post, photos from the jam session.

We out.

Wednesday, June 06, 2012

Pleased to Meet You

Just the other night, at a hometown football wife and I ran into, my old high school flame.
-Garth B. Ummm....forgot the name of this song.

Do you remember that song? Super cheese. I was reminded of it because just the other night, while my husband and I were drinking cocktails and eating BBQ at Stubb's, we ran into his old high school flame.

He has not seen her since high school.

All I know is, he was eating his pork rib (or whatever) and then he made this face:

"What's wrong?" I asked. Husband continued with the "I just saw a ghost" face but did not answer me.
"Are you having a stroke?" I inquired. Husband said, "My ex-girlfriend, "J", is here. Naturally, I turned around to see who he was looking at and I saw her. She was a pretty girl wearing a nice black and white dress. Something you could pick up from Old Navy. Nothing crazy.

I was wearing this dress:
But with black wedge sandals and a cool necklace. The above photo is from a few years ago. I wore that outfit to the Lady GaGa show. I did not have a full body picture from "just the other night."

The first photo in the post and the last one are from "just the other night."

Any-hoo, "J" approached the table with the dude she was with and She and Dale started talking about this and that. Basically, people and situations I know nothing about.

I sat there, in my crazy 1940's hat and 1980's dress looking like a gothic prom queen. It was the look I was going for, that night, because Dale and I were on our way to see our friends' band. LIVERDOG! Anyway, it's not necessarily what I would have planned on wearing if I knew I was about to meet Dale's conservative ex-girlfriend.

After chatting for a few minutes with "J", Dale introduced me to her and I introduced myself to her dude. They took off right after that and I told Dale that the next time he runs into an ex from the past, he is to introduce me first and talk second. He apologized and said he was just thrown off by seeing her. It was not expected and he was a little shocked.

I felt a litte odd for meeting "J" while in my Tim Burton gear. I mean, I want to make Dale look good. I want his old girlfriends to see him with me and think, "oh gee, Dale married a nice lady." not, "Oh gee, Dale is taking care of a mental patient."

I excused myself and went to the restroom where a random stranger told me, "you look amazing!"

And just like that, I felt back to my old self.
"I have always depended on the kindness of strangers."
Tennessee Williams- A Streetcar Named Desire (1947)

Sunday, June 03, 2012

Aqua and Plum

Sometimes, when I get bored with my clothes and I don't want to spend money and time shopping, I like to go shopping in my closet. I go in there with the purpose of putting two or more items together that I have never worn together before. Every time I do this I think, "I should do this more often." It forces you to be a little more creative with your wardrobe.

Here is what I came up with today:
I have never put these colors together before and was pretty proud of myself for doing so. I thought, "hey look at you! Utilizing the color wheel in your mind like that! How friggen' creative!"

And then, I saw my phone on my bathroom counter and it took the pride and bravado away from me quicker than you can say "Otterbox."


Oh well...I still like the outfit. I just can't say I came up with the color combo uninspired.

No biggie.

In other news:
Summer has begun, fool!

I plan on doing a bunch of grown up things, like getting a passport, creating a living will and advanced directive, granting husband power of attorney, and making sure husband and I know all of the passwords to everything. You know, in case the unthinkable happens.
Car wreck-traumatic brain injury-don't want to stay alive by a breathing machine and feeding tube- Weeeeeeeeee!

Also going to hit physical therapy hard, throw in some cranial sacral therapy, some gym time, and possibly start yoga.

Oh, and I want to catch up on True Blood, rent the first season of Game of Thrones and Boardwalk Empire.

Aaaaaaand, play some music. On my stereo and on my guitar.