Monday, November 30, 2009

Lily Lemontree is a Darling

Yesterday, after I lost a follower, I figured I'd sure better clean up my blogging act and get around to posting something once in a bloody while. Undeniably, you people don't get a whole lot to read from this blog. (Which is maybe a good thing? Huh. ) The interesting part is I have no excuse for neglecting everyone. I've been on holiday all this past week, with absolutely nothing to do, and instead of doing something fun like blogging, I've been reading about the origins of the Abrahamic religions. Actually, it's absolutely fascinating, as well as having a great deal of personal significance, but it isn't exactly the same as spending my time away from the Hell that is School doing something un-scholarly. However, for those of us wishing above of all else we lived in the past, I can now say that there is a very positive aspect to the present, which is that the internet has made all sorts of information available to us that average people don't know and wouldn't want to tell us if they did. It makes me shudder to think of the things people could have told me fifty years ago that I would be unable to prove right or wrong.

Okay, enough with that.

The real point of this post is to say thank you very, very much to Lily Lemontree (who happens to run a delightful blog) for giving me an award.

Here are the rules:

1. Link to who gave you the award.
2. Give the award to 7 blogs you love.
3. Let the people you have awarded know.

I give this award to:
  1. Millie of Classic Forever. She runs a great blog, with plenty of style related posts. This was an obvious choice for me.
  2. Harley of Dreaming in Black and White. The same goes for Harley. In fact, she writes more about classic style than classic movies, which I think is great. And I absolutely trust fashion advice from people who admire Grace Kelly.
  3. All the lovely ladies of Spiffy. It is an excellent guide to modernized vintage style, and it introduced me to a fabulous site, ModCloth.
  4. Baroness Von Vintage of Tea with the Vintage Baroness. This blog is pure vintage fashion. It has awesome pictures.
  5. Magaly of Modern Starlet. More great pictures plus a wider range of style related posts. I get a strong feeling of the atmosphere of the past from this blog, not just the clothes.
  6. Sarah of Glamor a-go-go. Her blog is a strong dose of sixties style!
  7. Nicole of Classic Hollywood Nerd. Supposedly nerds don't have much style sense. That is either not true, or Nicole has named her blog wrong.
Congratulations to everyone!

Tuesday, November 17, 2009

If Life Were a Classic Movie...

  1. You would magically wake up looking better than you did when you went to sleep.
  2. You would lose jewelry all the time because it would never take more than a tug to undo the catch.
  3. You would perfect the art of looking beautiful while drunk, ill, or both.
  4. No matter how much you'd swish your hair around, it would never get messed up. As a matter of fact, everyone would talk about how sexy you were because of it.
  5. People would be perfectly divided into "nice" and "bad." Nice boys would quickly get tired of girls who liked kissing all the time, particularly if they looked like Lana Turner.
  6. All it would take were three kisses and one fade out to get you pregnant.
  7. Your average soldier would look either like Frank Sinatra, Montgomery Clift, or Burt Lancaster.
  8. People would randomly burst into song, particularly over dinner or on the street in the rain.
  9. Kissing would result in lipstick getting on the man, but not actually getting smeared off the woman.
  10. You would be able to spot rebels a mile away by their hair.
  11. There would be no such thing as someone badly dressed...only someone dressed in a perfectly bad way.

There should so be a tag for this if there isn't already. If there really isn't, everyone who reads this is tagged.

Thursday, November 5, 2009

Quotes and Such for November

What with school and work in full swing, everyone could do with some cheering up around this time of year. Here is a collection of quotes, pictures, videos, etc. that are intended to make people feel better. Please excuse the disorganization.
Elizabeth Taylor:
"I am a very committed wife. And I should be committed too - for being married so many times."

"You find out who your real friends are when you're involved in a scandal. "

"The problem with people who have no vices is that generally you can be pretty sure they're going to have some pretty annoying virtues. "

Bob Hope:
"A bank is a place that will lend you money if you can prove that you don't need it."

"A James Cagney love scene is one where he lets the other guy live. "

"I do benefits for all religions - I'd hate to blow the hereafter on a technicality."

I have a wonderful make-up crew. They're the same people restoring the Statue of Liberty. "

"You know you are getting old when the candles cost more than the cake. "

Cary Grant:
"I improve on misquotation."

"I pretended to be somebody I wanted to be until finally I became that person. Or he became me."

"Do your job and demand your compensation - but in that order. "

Lucille Ball:
"It's a helluva start, being able to recognize what makes you happy."

Once in his life, every man is entitled to fall madly in love with a gorgeous redhead. "

"I'd rather regret the things I've done than regret the things I haven't done. "

Warren Beatty:
"My notion of a wife at 40 is that a man should be able to change her, like a bank note, for two 20s." (!)

"Marriage requires a special talent, like acting. Monogamy requires genius. " (!!)

Bette Davis:
"A sure way to lose happiness, I found, is to want it at the expense of everything else."

"Brought up to respect the conventions, love had to end in marriage. I'm afraid it did."

"I am just too much."

With the newspaper strike on, I wouldn't consider dying."

A Streetcar Named Desire