Wednesday, March 30, 2011

Tuesday, March 22, 2011

On the great bayou where they saw it fall

avenue shirt, old navy tank top, dots pants, target watch, threadless water bottle, airwalk shoes
Button down shirt: Avenue
Layering tank: Old Navy
Bootcut trousers: Dots
Hi-top sneakers: Airwalk via Payless
Watch: Target
Water bottle: Threadless for Target

I just came off of spring break (a whole lot of doing nothing), but this two job thing is really starting to wear me down.

I'm sure one day I'll look back on all of this and laugh.

♫:Sufjan Stevens - Lord God Bird

Saturday, March 12, 2011

But I will hold on hope

Avenue shirt, Lane Bryant skirt, Forever 21 necklace, Target sweater, urban outfitters shoes
Sweater: Target (clearance)
Shirt: Avenue (40% off clearance)
Skirt: Lane Bryant (70% off)
Tights: Walmart
Oxfords: Urban Outfitters (clearance)
Necklace: Forever 21

Took this picture sometime last week.

I hope everyone's friends and loved ones in Japan are okay. I have two friends who are over there right now, and they are both all right, thank goodness.

♫: Mumford & Sons - Cave

Friday, March 11, 2011

8 track Friday - hanging out with lydia deetz

Lydia was definitely one of my style icons when I was fourteen or so!

Sunday, March 6, 2011

Sunday Derby Sunday - Whip It vs. Reality

Ellen Page, Drew Barrymore and Kristen Wiig star in Whip It

From the DNN FAQ

Q: How well did the movie Whip It capture the sport of modern roller derby?

Pretty well! While there are a handful of Hollywoodisms -- for example, a coordinated everyone-stop-dead-and-throw-an-elbow is not a viable tactic in today's derby -- on the whole, the action is represented fairly accurately.

Perhaps more importantly, the film does a pretty good job of demonstrating how meaningful the derby community can be for its members. Modern roller derby provides a unique opportunity for the thousands of people who've become involved as skaters, referees, stats, and support crew to live without labels and do something bold.

So many little details ring true: derby names, comparing giant bruises, the terror/excitement of tryouts, the newfound family of the derby team, the mild lunacy of the after party, the not-about-winning/actually-no-it's-about-winning progression, the toll derby can exact on existing friendships, the newfound confidence, Bliss's "I... am in LOVE with this" moment -- all are completely familiar to modern derby participants.

If there's anything not quite on the mark about the film, it's the age of the protagonist. While the camaraderie of the derby community often spurs its members along the journey of self-discovery experienced by 17-year-old Bliss in Whip It, the real-life protagonists are most often women in their 20s, 30s, and even 40s.

One other key difference: with a handful of local exceptions, physical fights are essentially extinct in modern roller derby. Today's audiences are just too savvy to be taken in by an old-school scuffle, wherein hits to delicate areas are carefully avoided. Fake fights are obvious, but real fights are dangerous -- and don't win bouts.

Learn more at the Derby News Network website,

Saturday, March 5, 2011

February book list

books for tall people
image from we♥it

1. The Pluto Files - Neil DeGrasse Tyson
2. The Passage - Justin Cronin
3. St. Lucy's Home for Girls Raised by Wolves - Karen Russell

In Progress:
Fingersmith - Sarah Waters

Books read in February: 3

Books read in 2011: 5
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