August 4, 2010

Quickie

Posted in Quickie at 10:36 PM by TKWatson

Today’s Quickie Topic: Poetry

This is my favorite poem, by Emily Dickinson, who is one of my very favorite poets.  I honestly can’t tell you why this poem strikes me to the degree that it does, but from the moment I first read it, I loved it.

This is my letter to the World
That never wrote to Me —
The simple News that Nature told —
With tender Majesty

Her Message is committed
To Hands I cannot see —
For love of Her — Sweet — countrymen —
Judge tenderly — of Me

Emily Dickinson led a rather extraordinary, but still boring life.  Her biography is littered with the deaths of people she loved.  This is often thought to be a partial cause of her eventual seclusion.  In the latter years of her life, she was rarely seen in public.  She never married and kept close friends primarily through letter correspondence.  Very few of her writings her published during her lifetime and it wasn’t until decades after her death that unedited versions were published.

Here is another of my favorites…

I started Early — Took my Dog —
And visited the Sea —
The Mermaids in the Basement
Came out to look at me —

And Frigates — in the Upper Floor
Extended Hempen Hands —
Presuming Me to be a Mouse —
Aground — upon the Sands —

But no Man moved Me — till the Tide
Went past my simple Shoe —
And past my Apron — and my Belt
And past my Bodice — too —

And made as He would eat me up —
As wholly as a Dew
Upon a Dandelion’s Sleeve —
And then — I started — too

And He — He followed — close behind —
I felt His Silver Heel
Upon my Ankle — Then my Shoes
Would overflow with Pearl —

Until We met the Solid Town —
No One seemed to know —
And bowing — with a Mighty look —
At me — The Sea withdrew —

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July 21, 2010

Quickie

Posted in Quickie at 11:45 PM by TKWatson

Today’s Quickie Topic: Excellent Quote-age

I love to laugh.  Even on my worst of days, I still always find something to laugh at.  I truly believe that laughter is the best medicine.  And that you must be able to laugh at yourself above all. What is life if not one long comedic film?

Some of my favorite things to laugh at… (in no particular order)

  • G, when he’s being a big goober…
  • Sarcasm in general
  • Eddie Izzard
  • My self
  • Other people’s funny blogs
  • Funny movies
  • Texts From Last Night
  • MSN’s “Undressed” Feature (Where they rip on celebrities’ poor fashion choices.)
  • The absurdity of Life

Your Turn Dear Reader –

How do you keep yourself laughing?

July 14, 2010

Quickies (no vulgarity was used in the writing of this post… pinky promise)

Posted in Fashion, Quickie at 10:49 PM by TKWatson

For days when I feel like getting down with my bloggy self, but don’t have enough energy inspiration to write something with actual content… introducing, the “Quickie”.

Quickie: a short post where I comment briefly on a very specific item such as a quote I like, a picture, fashion, etc.

Today’s quickie topic: FASHION

(WARNING:  I make NO claims to be a fashion expert.  The only thing I really know about fashion, is what I like, and what I don’t like.)

(Source: Neiman Marcus.com)

(Source: Neiman Marcus.com)

My tastes in fashion are pretty simple.  I don’t like avant garde fashion.  I’m often not big into “hip” fashion.  I like classic styles with just a little twist and just a little edge.  Some might call that boring.  I call it… “I won’t look like an idiot when someone whips out a picture of me in that outfit in twenty years.”  This dress fits my tastes perfectly.  OH.MY.GOSH.  The designer is Bianca Nero.  I love this designer because the clothes are (at least from what I’ve seen…) a lot like this — Classy and timeless with a little bit of (subtle) detail that makes it interesting.  I can totally imagine myself in this dress.  (If I completely remove myself from reality, that is… cuz uh… the price tag on this baby is a wee bit out of my current budget.)  Anyway…   It definitely fits the timeless and classy quota, but it also hints of vintage style just a little bit.  I love the clean lines, the sequin bust (obvs), the seem detail (that you can’t see in these pictures)  and the racerback.  I’m often of the opinion that racerbacks on evening-type dresses just don’t really… work.  It makes them look too sporty.  But this dress totally pulls it off and even adds a little something, in my opinion.  The whole she-bang is just fantastic.

And that’s all I have to say about that.