Tuesday, September 22, 2009
Friday, September 18, 2009
Wednesday, September 16, 2009
i finished dot's halloween costume. sherlock holmes. i will take a pic of her when she gets home and post it. post haste. i got the idea from the martha stewart halloween issue.
any ideas for my hair? remember: victorian vampire.
Saturday, September 12, 2009
then i watched it today. yes, i came in about 45 minutes into it and missed 2 key relationships of the story. but you know what? he was actually the most miserable person in the whole movie. that in conjunction with what we know has happened in jude law's real life since this movie...
alfie is always looking for the next best thing that will walk into his life. when things seem to be getting too committal - he bolts. when he finally realizes that the one he wants is - wait for it - old susan sarandon, he finds her with another.
'what does he have that i don't!?!?' alfie screams.
'he's younger.' she replies. this destroys him.
in the end he is alone and unhappy. and i think, 'what a depressing movie.'
finally someone lets us in on what might actually be going on in the head of the confirmed bachelor. he eventually finds fault in all the women he's been with, yet finds himself alone and unfulfilled.
i've seen him in this sort of character before. in a.i., he was gigolo joe. in the holiday, he's the swinging bachelor with the secret life of single, widower dad who doesn't bring anyone home to meet his daughters. in real life, his marriage gets broken up by his inability to resist the dowdy nanny. his wife was sienna miller! if she can't keep him, no one can. what is his problem? he's been led to believe that his looks, fame, looks, money, and his looks make it okay to do whatever (or whomever) he wants. he deserves it. why should he be held to the standards of ordinary mortals? he's bigger than that. he's a superstar.
looks aren't everything. alfie even says this in the movie. if i were married to a guy with movie star good looks, i would be nervous that he knew it, and might feel he could do better than me.
a man's ego and a woman's insecurity. it's a deadly cocktail that tastes of bitter regret.
this claritin really clarifies the brain.
Wednesday, September 9, 2009
on the up side of things, i did win a trip to boise, idaho. another concert. and i ordered my costume elements for my halloween party, figured out what to do for my kids' costumes, and my hubby's. he always gets the last minute planning with his non-costumes.
my party theme this year is vampyrs through the ages. any and all forms of vampires are welcome.
on monday, i started a somewhat extreme 'diet' and i've lost 3 pounds already. that's cool.
Saturday, September 5, 2009
Friday, September 4, 2009
so halloween and the new moon premier have been sneaking up on me. i haven't done a lick of planning. weird for me since i usually start planning and sewing in july. i felt so burned after last year's over-planned, under-attended debacle.
never fear, i've been talked into it by me best mate, shannon. apparently our twilight group is dressing as vampires through the ages. pick an iconic (or less than traditional) vampire style and go with it. i usually make my costumes from scratch, but this year i think i'm going to take the $$ and buy the perfect outfit.
if you don't sew, you might not realize how expensive it is to actually make something. and even then, my workmanship for costumes is good for costume wear only. it may be a little tight, or a tad uncomfortable. so i want to buy something beautiful and comfortable. preferably with a crinoline petticoat.
i'm going with victorian vampire. midge [whose new name is zoey] guessed before i could even tell her. so here it is...
elizabeth bought fangs for the three of us and i'll be ordering amber colored contacts for new moon. which reminds me, i need to get new glasses.
so what do you think?