i don't know why i decided to get in front of my camera. maybe, because my hair is finally growing out again and i feel, uh, girlier. reese's quote in legally blonde of "like senior year, but funner!" could be stretched around this feeling. so this came out of my selfportrait, maybe, this will be my rest-of-my-life-filter. if it doesn't scare you, you can chill with me.
i am smelling august which means... the september issue of seventeen magazine! okay, i am dating myself but i remember whitney houston when she hadn't gone all crackho on us yet, when she was a young pure seventeen model. i cannot wait to get this year's issue. growing up in texas, i marveled at the wearing of plaid, woolens and layers in september each year while i was sweating behind my knees. if we wore that in september, we would probably be deemed crackhoesque or on the brink. you could literally (or ear-ily) hear the crunching of the leaves in those delicious photospreads.
this summer was a really good summer. sad in some ways, but happy in so many others. a rebirth, if you will...and the restorative rain couldn't have been placed in a better summer. okay, so my tomatoes sucked, but hell, my roses rocked the casbah. they were whispering 'someone pinch us. we have landed in joisey!'
okay, my sink is still not installed, but greg the tile guy did pour the cement foundation & he did call the other day to say that he hadn't forgotten about me. this summer made me really patient and more fly for a white girl. i officially don't care if i am missing a bathroom sink.
newsflash/confirmation: i have already called 'front seat!' on james mcavoy. just so you know before becoming jane, penelope or atonement come out. his filter might have been those little goat legs in the lion, the witch & the wardrobe or his rory o'sheaness... but i have had my eye on him for awhile.
i have held on to this mantra all summer:
He will bring you through it.
cheers to a nonworking weekend! i had to work all last weekend & met yesterday's deadline but will pick up another one on monday. we will spend the day with sage tomorrow, so we are all excited about that.
go shake what He gave you, baby.