Borrowed Time, a short film that Pixar animators Lou Hamou-Lhadj and Andrew Coats made as a side project. The piece, which has toured film festivals and is now available on Vimeo for a limited time, is expressly about loss and mourning. source: The Verge
I just turned two score and six years a few weeks back and lemme tell you, I'm not as upset as most Hollywood-types would have had me believe. In fact, I'm not bothered by it at all. Maybe it's because I was already braced for it, but I think that bein' closer to the Big Five-Oh… Continue reading The Fabulousness of Forty-something
I just spent the afternoon watching episodes of the 1970s television series Wonder Woman, starring the radiant Lynda Carter. What an adorable heroine she was. She was a sweet, but sober, visitor to America, whose naiveté made her all the more charming. I noticed that she smiled and laughed. A lot. She was cheerful and happy. It was a joy… Continue reading Whatever Happened to the Sweet & Happy Heroine?
"As I saw more beauty in others' uniqueness, I began to appreciate my own." ~Sarah Winifred Searle I'm so pleased to have been recommended to this wonderful woman by my talented friend Kat. Check out Sarah Winifred Searle's pithy comic titled Fatness, Femininity, and the Media We Deserve.
Yay! It's the Oneth of September and I'm happier than the average bear. September is the month that brings us the beautiful Autumnal Equinox which falls officially on September 22nd, my birthday. Is it any wonder that I love Autumn? I was born for it. Autumn signifies order and routine as the kidlens head off to school. Autumn leaves blow… Continue reading Autumn is Coming
For as long as I can remember, daisies have always been my favorite flowers. Symbols of love, purity, and innocence, they're such sweet, homey, and cheerful flowers. Daisies always bring me sweet memories of my childhood. They remind me of the whimsical little effeuiller la marguerite [pluck the daisy] game that I used to play -- only my translation… Continue reading You’re a Daisy if You Do
Following Jackie's lead, I finally decided to take a go at La Duchesse's TGBOL prompt for the week* because, hey, quirkiness is something this chick can totally get behind. I like quirk. And, if you like quirk, I'm happy to share mine. I hope you will too. 1/Music: Is it possible to get any quirkier than Disco?… Continue reading Quoth the Quirky
I'll tell you what. Some days just aren't worth getting outta bed for, ya' know? As positive and optimistic as this peppy chick strives to be, some days just do their d*mndest to prove my Silver Lining theory W-R-O-N-G. These are the days when I hafta put on my Scarlet O'Hara bonnet and remind myself that the… Continue reading Ever Have One of Those Days?
As International Women's Month draws to a close, I thought I'd share a glimpse at a few of my favorite fine, fierce and fabulous women from Texas -- where we grow 'em beautiful, bright, and brave. Joan Crawford, San Antonio, Texas. Sissy Spacek, Quitman, Texas. Farrah Fawcett, Corpus Christi, Texas. Robin Wright, Dallas, Texas… Continue reading Fierce Texan Women