After months of drought we finally got one stormy day of rain. Good chance to wear my seafoam Workshop jersey. (Friends, apparently I can't use the word jumper, has rude connotations here.)
I must really like light blue, look at our deck after the rain.
Heres a pic at Mum and Dad's place after I bought the sweater. Look, it matches their seafoam tiles. Mum says she would never use colored tiles again. You tire of them, opt for white tiles and paint the walls a colour, she reckons. I do like stripes. Please feel free to weigh in on the colored tile debate.
|Me matching the tiles in Mum's bathroom in Ohope Beach. She regrets choosing seafoam colored tiles.|
Speaking of light blue and also raising the spectre of middle class problems (Tabitha of Badinage talks about a really funny one on her blog today) our backyard fountain has been a nightmare. The tiles fell off a couple of months ago. We re-tiled the whole thing with different tiles that we thought were more suitable. Yesterday we woke to find nine of those new tiles have fallen off and the rest are about to drop.
|Our fountain last week|
|Our poor fountain this week|
Lovely morning watching the annual Black Cowboy Parade in Oakland. It's great to remember that African Americans made up one quarter of all cowboys in the old West.
Wheeled out the ancient Louis Verdad skirt and top at Harley's Senior Mass.
|Me and Harley, 17, at Lake Chalet afterwards|
In the US, high schools have Spirit Week this time of year and I love seeing them go off in costume. Despite the fun, kids have it hard these days I reckon, so much pressure, college, social, sports everything. I would not have done well if I was a teen now. I was content to read all day in my room and make cinnamon toast on Saturday night. Not exactly a Queen Bee.
|Harley (left ) on Nerd Day at school during Spirit Week|
|Harley (far right) with friends on Eighties Day|
|Jackson (right) and friends on Seventies Day|
Remember I told you about the Superwoman Stance, how standing open and wide immediately gives you confidence. In my disorganised melee of photos I found pictures of two people with super open body language. One was Angelina Jolie, I snapped this pic at the Berlin Film Festival. The other person was also at Berlin: Kiwi director-actor-writer Taika Waititi His film Boy is one of my all-time favourites. Have you seen his movie about Vampires flatting together in Wellington? Can't wait.
|A snap I took of Angie at Berlin Film Festival three years ago. She's leaning against the stage - look how relaxed she is in front of hundreds of people.|
|Also very relaxed stance: Taika Waititi (centre). Also at the Berlin Film Festival with my sister Pietra (right) and Nga, subject of her documentary, Maori Boy Genius.|
I think Renee Zellweger has a botoxathon rather than plastic surgery don't you? Her bee-stung eyes and lips were adorable but she was obviously ready for a change (and the work is not Meg Ryan bad) Love her - that train scene of her in Bridget Jones was a revelation, you could see every thought on her face without any over-emoting.
|Hmmm....What has she done?|
Good-oh, now we're all caught up. Tomorrow - three great and easy Halloween costume ideas I've just seen. I know. My posts are like the Number 28 bus in London. Nothing, and then three come along at once.
Hope you're doing well?