the ugly earring

ug‧ly [uhg-lee] offensive to the sense of beauty; displeasing in appearance

Category: geek chic

a version of the younger self


I am twenty,
drifting in la chalupa,
the blue boat painted with roses,
white lilies

image: tatum, dear,
where do you find these?
poem: la clalupa, the boat – jean valentine

skeleton dancing (with glasses)

River gonna take me, sing me sweet and sleepy
Sing me sweet and sleepy all the way back home
It’s a far gone lullaby sung many years ago
Mama, Mama, many worlds I’ve come since I first left home

Going home, going home
By the waterside I will rest my bones
Listen to the river sing sweet songs
To rock my soul

Going to plant a weeping willow
On the bank’s green edge it will grow, grow, grow

photo: woodstock from here
singing: a ditty from the dead
get your customized tie-dye here: here


photo: string-theory
which reminds me of those junior high days.


the spectacles

1. “My poor sight gives me an advantage. I can’t see the people in the audience who are scratching their heads while I am lost in my role and giving everything I have to the drama.” ~Maria Callas

2. Callas also had very poor eyesight which required her to wear very thick spectacles in order to see at all, a thing she refused to do onstage with the result that she was virtually blind during performances. In fact, during a performance of Tosca at Covent Garden she leaned too far over a candle and her hair caught fire. Improvising magnificently, Tito Gobbi, as the loathsome Scarpia, extinguished the fire by throwing water at her before the audience had noticed. Although they weren’t much use for seeing with, her eyes were a great asset for her acting, in turns flashing like a demon then shining like an angel.

(photo: facehunter)

(no. 2 here)

natural selection

In societies with very little education and very little close work there’s very little myopia. It might be that this is an unintended consequence of modern life.

(the end of nerdom?)

(tiger’s eye heart pendant)

(photo: my mom, the style icon)


“I was in a queer mood, thinking myself very old; but now I am a woman again – as I always am when I write.”
~Virginia Woolf

(not bad for finding my other half wouldn’t you say?)

Discarded, thrown away


today as i was driving down mcdowell road a woman pushing a shopping cart wore a turban and cardigan.
the homeless in phoenix are quite chic.

right up this alley

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buns, gray cardigans, and a dose of nerdiness.

nerd alert


A.P.C.’s madras collection inspires thoughts of shopping for school clothes at JC Penney’s with my parents (circa junior high 1988).