Johnny Marr

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HEY, it’s Johnny Marr’s birthday! Still a young man at 51, still totally rockin’.
Johnny Marr is my guitar hero and a total musical genius. It seems that some people are under the misapprehension that The Smiths could’ve done fine without him. That it was all Morrissey.  If someone ever says that to you, please slap or stab them.

A couple years ago I would’ve said he needs more recognition but he’s gotten that in spades lately.

Johnny Marr also shares a birthday with my sister Emily. Alan’s sister shares a birthday with Morrissey. Isn’t that WACKY? I think it’s wacky. Anybody else? No? Ok.

I Meet You at the Cemetry Gates

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There’s this cemetery near our house and despite having lived here for 3 years I’ve never been inside — just once, when I biked through it. Minnesota is having pretty damn near perfect weather this fall so today I suggested we take the short walk over Saturday to meander through the gravestones. Y’know, because October.CRW_6499 CRW_6501 CRW_6502 CRW_6507 CRW_6514 CRW_6511 CRW_6510 CRW_6508 CRW_6522 CRW_6518 CRW_6515
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So we go inside and we gravely read the stones
All those people all those lives
Where are they now?
With the loves and hates
And passions just like mine
They were born
And then they lived and then they died
Seems so unfair
And I want to cry

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e sauntered back home and sat in the yard a bit, and I began showing Alan how to use the camera (which, I have mentioned more than once on here, I’ve been meaning to do for some time). He has a ways to go. In the meantime I snapped some pics around the back yard.
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It’s been a miraculously golden fall. Pictures can hardly do it justice.

Monday Wardrobe: Varsity Blues

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Breaking my blogging dry spell by talking about clothes. Namely, what the heck I’ve been wearing lately, and what I’m wearing today. Back in the summertime, right before the cabin, I got a t-shirt which embodied my casual minimalism. I wore it every single day that week. When I got home, I bought 6 more (I have 5 white and 2 black). For a curvy lady, a square t-shirt is *perfect* and it looks good with jeans and jean shorts. Every day I go home from work now and I put one on. In short: I love this t-shirt.
But I’m like, a working lady, and I can’t just wear the same t-shirt to work every day. I mean, I can do that. My job is so lax on dress code I literally could wear the same plain outfit every day. But I can’t so that. I won’t! I decided this week it was time to up my wardrobe game. I have plenty of good clothes, but when I’m faced with what I should wear every morning. It’s so tempting to just throw on a t-shirt and jeans and wear converse! But I’m still trying for a “promotion” here so I thought it was time I started dressing like it.
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This sweatshirt is from Target, and the shirt I got at a vintage store years and years ago and I’ve worn it maybe once before. I like the pullover because it’s got the mesh part on the shoulders and across the back, which dresses it up a bit.
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The polka dots on the shirt are blue, so I thought I’d wear my dark blue corduroys. I LOVE these pants. I never wear color, but when I found this last fall they became my instant everyday pant. They fell to the wayside over the summer though because you can’t wear cords in the summertime *allegedly*. The shoes are also Target. {Usually everything is from Target.}
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Overall this outfit seemed very preppy. And I’ve been watching Gilmore Girls a ton lately and it’s like, dude, I could totally wear this outfit to Yale.  The colors and preppiness seem fitting.

So you got your basic business casual outfit here, with a twist! I get it, this is exceedingly vain of me, but my original plan was to stage a scene at home that would capture this outfit, and that would’ve been too much.

Amazon purchases. 10-2-14.

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I’ve been thinking a little bit lately about myself, as you do. And how I as a person am not so easily defined. I love design-y things and minimalism and music and decorating my house, but I also obsess over medieval history and swords and costume epics. Today’s amazon purchases I feel reflect the dichotomy in me. I bought this helmet because I’m going to make a Viking costume for halloween, and I bought Lena Dunham’s autobiography because I relate to her a ton and she’s an inspired young voice for third wave feminism. I find these two to be a bizarre yet charming juxtaposition, and I kind of look at myself, and think “Hey, you’re just your own gal, doing what you do to be you.”

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