29 September 2007
21 September 2007
Catching a movie?
Going to a club?
Checking out the newest and hippest restaurant in the Capital City?
Going to a friend's house for some laughs and maybe a DVD or two?
If you thought it was one of those, you haven't caught up with Maya recently, have you? No, tonight she is excited about inventorying her cosmetics. Yes. Inventory.
20 September 2007
But this week I started watching that spin-off. In some ways, I still feel that it lacks some of what I loved about the preceding seasons: that perfect blend of color-drained melancholy and droll humor. And the absence of Andre Braugher is tough on me, even to this day. But this week I have been developing a new appreciation for this least-loved season.
Last night I watched "The Twenty Percent Solution," directed by Clark Johnson. I had dismissed this light-hearted (well, as light-hearted as a show called Homicide gets) episode. But last night I laughed openly and gleefully at many points. The episode begins with my one of my favorite Homicide scenes ever: the making of the definitive list of hip Jews. When Sammy Davis, Jr. comes up, he's rejected because, as Sheppard and Mike Giardello argue, black is hip. Falsone protests:
Falsone: So you're saying all black people are hip?
Lewis: Name one who ain't.
Falsone: George Washington Carver.
Mike Giardello: Please. How many things can a white man do with a peanut?
Munch: Shelled or unshelled?
Falsone: I got one. Meldrick Lewis.
Munch: Well, he is black.
Mike Giardello: But not particularly hip.
Lewis: What you talkin' about Willis?
Sheppard: Point taken.
17 September 2007
I have been combing through mags (namely O, Marie Claire, Lucky, Vogue, and Harper's Bazaar) for Fall 2007 looks. And this is my favorite one. I just love love love the wide leg pants that I'm seeing everywhere, and the casually loose shirt and sweater paradoxically make everything very chic, very I-just-threw-this-on-but-that's-okay-because-every-piece-I-own-is-fabulous. Plus, I love the colors because they are very fall but not at all reminiscent of 1990s soccer mom seasonal theme dressing.
Pants are varied this season. And, while some skinny fits are still about, I prefer wide, straight legs this year (and pretty much every year). Here are some of the slimmer fits in that category:
There are flared legs:
And then there are the fancifully wide legged ones:
Unfortunately, I have not been as inspired by the skirt looks I've seen. But here are a few that gave me hope.
I love a good coat, and here are a couple for which I would love to find affordable alternatives.
16 September 2007
But what about later tonight? And tomorrow? What if I don't feel better? How do make myself feel better?
Earlier this week, I was feeling good. I went to a friend's birthday celebration and for the first time since I left DC, I felt like an absolutely free human being, like I could be myself and be happy at the same time. The problem is that I don't know how to create that feeling when I want to. So I'm just at the will of brain chemicals, apparently.
There is thin silver lining, though. I got some cosmetics day before yesterday. Yayyyyyy! From MAC: another Moonbathe lipglass (mine from the summer is just about gone, and it was just perfect perfect perfect) and Smut eyeshadow. From Ulta: L'Oreal Voluminous eyeliner, HIP Shocking Shadow Pigment in Intrepid (looks like the result of a mating between MAC's Club eyeshadow and Blue Brown pigment), HIP Brilliant Shine Lipgloss in Enticing, NYX lip pencil in Auburn, and Sally Hansen Salon Nail Lacquer in Baroque Bronze.