That’s my gorgeous mom circa 1970-something. Note the long flowing hair, grass grazing cotton dress and leather pocket book. The VW beetle in the background is her’s too.
By the time Cath and I were old enough to go scavenging through our mom’s closet, shoulder pads were in (sadly that was roughly twenty years ago and we didn’t have the prescience to hold on to those pre-Balmain geometric shoulders). Gone were the days of Frye boots and suede vests of her hippie years, but a few things sneaked through her closet, and then my closet, in the decades that followed.
Exhibit A: teeny Moroccan-looking coin purse:
I think it coexists beautifully with my UO embroidered vest, but looks a little more Eastern European than George Harrison.
I’m not sure if my mom hung out with any AsianCajun hippies in her day (doubtful to be sure), but I hope I have some of her Howie’s Happy Hippie House (honest to goodness name of a house she lived in) je ne sais quoi. True to recessionista form, everything I’m wearing is not new: Blank jeans from Rockit, A&E boots (4+ years old), UO top and vest, purse via Jacquelyn’s closet.
Oh and a huge thank you to the beautiful Sher at Beneath The Crystal Stars for this lovely award! Let the 10 random facts commence:
1. I’ve had a crush on Hugh Laurie since his Jeeves and Wooster days.
2. Before our communal ballerina dream, Catherine wanted to be an astronaut and I wanted to… wear glasses (I punched out the lenses of magenta sunglasses and wore them around the house). Shortly after the magenta frames DIY, I did have to get actual glasses and now can’t see a thing without contacts- oh the irony!
3. I consider watching Sister Wendy talk about art a spiritual experience. Watch the Bill Moyer’s interview here.
4. I read three to four books at one time and finish one of those four 50% of the time: I am a promiscuous reader.
6. I rarely finish nonfiction books, so it looks like this round Water for Elephants will triumph- possibly.
7. I’m a little book-centric at the moment because I’m excited about this weekend’s Decatur Book Festival (the largest book festival in the South East. Book worms unite! Huzzah!).
8. Cath and I can’t tell each other apart in pictures where we are five years old or younger. I’m guessing I’m sporting the uneven socks- intentional of course, and Cath has her eyes closed. Cath, any guesses?
9. In 2010 I will travel to at least two new continents.
10. Hillary Clinton was the speaker at my graduation from college. I shook her hand before I received my diploma!
I’m supposed to pass this award a long to 10 other bloggers, but I hate having to choose amongst so many wonderful blogs. Whoever hasn’t yet given 10 random facts about themselves, please feel free to leave at least one in the comments section. We love reading those!