Fluffy Ann

Thursday, August 18, 2005

Number Eighty-nine

I haven't posted in forever, and feel like I owe it to my blog to post. This will not be long, though. I am sitting down in the basement with my white kitten, who gets more huge and fluffy every day. I love it. I've started calling him "fatty." I like big kitties. I'm about to go upstairs to do some things before I leave. I want to get the base of Claire Hart's purse finished so I can take it to her when Glen and I go t0 Red Star this weekend. She has a white formal for Chi Omega coming up. She looks just gorgeous in her dress, which is an off-the-shoulder wedding gown with a short train and beaded with pearls and sequins at the waist. I think I'm going to do some hand beading on her purse. I've never really done that before. Anyway, after working on the purse, I plan to pack a few things and then take a shower. I'm going to see my boyfriend today. :D I'm going to take him the movie Sarah Plain and Tall (with Christopher Walken and Glenn Close) because I know he will love it.

Before leaving Dothan I will stop by the mall. I'm dying to get a certain purse over which I am lusting. I have debated it for a while, but I have now decided that this trend is brilliant and I want to be part of it. I told Glen the other day that there are two types of trends. The first are those that catch on merely because everybody agrees to give in. These are the kind that occur because a star wears something and people want to imitate her/him (the trickle-down theory) or because a bunch of inner-city kids think it's cool (the trickle-up theory). Think neon and biker pants in the '8os. Or "grunge" in the '90s. Was that really great fashion? I don't think so. The second type of trends are those that catch on because the designers were truly onto something brilliant. The latter are the types of trends that last and that recycle themselves in one form or another over and over again throughout the years. Some great examples are the Chanel suit, the tea-length skirt, and the kitten heel (didn't Louis XIV wear the first one?). Don't get me wrong: great fashion can also "trickle down" or "trickle up." And great designers can also royally screw up. But more commonly, trends follow these lines.

Glen wanted me to get sushi and bring it up to Troy, but the sushi places don't open until dinnertime. Bruno's sells sushi in some towns, but not in Dothan (surprise!).

Anyway, I will go now. All this talk of fashion has gotten me excited, and I need to design. Au revoir.

Wednesday, August 17, 2005

Number Eighty-eight

"I drove all night to get to you
Is that alright?
I drove all night,
Crept in your room,
Woke you from your sleep
To make love to you
Is that alright?
I drove all night..."

(Celine Dion, "I Drove All Night")

"Come up to meet you, tell you I'm sorry
You don't know how lovely you are

I had to find you
Tell you I need you
Tell you I set you apart

Tell me your secrets
Ask me your questions
Oh, let's go back to the start
Running in circles
Coming up tales
Heads on a science apart

I was just guessing
At numbers and figures
Pulling your puzzles apart
Questions of science
Science and progress
Do not speak as loud as my heart

Tell me you love me
Come back and haunt me
Oh, and I rush to the start
Running in circles
Chasing tales
Coming back as we are

I'm going back to the start..."

(Coldplay, "The Scientist")