Wednesday, October 14, 2009

Ms. Frizzle is uplifting

 I'm about to present the best post ever.
This post will be an ode to the really fantastic outfits worn by Ms. Frizzle.

Because she is not only intelligent, personable, and adventurous, but she also has a stylish flair that reflects her love of science in every bold ensemble.

And because she has apparently inspired my especially bad Duggartastic get-up today.

So here we go:

Insects!


Experiments?


Creepy crawly safari time!


Space!
Check out the shoes.
We all need a pair.

I can't tell what this is,
but I did notice the shoes again.


Oh, and Liz!


She's so awesome, her reptilian sidekick wears great outfits!

I stole these from all over the Internet. I had a blast doing so.

I also found some great photographs of people dressed as Ms. Frizzle for costume parties.

And I found several blogs where she was listed as a fashion inspiration.

I totally get it.


She has really great style.

And I don't care if she's fictional, I need these shoes!

Friday, October 2, 2009

September Book List

Hey there.

I was so busy posting pictures that I forgot about the book list for September. I thought about it.

It was even on my to-do list.

But then real work came in, and I had to ...... work..... on it. Yeah.

So here I am, posting this on my lunch break.

Chanin, Natalie, with Stacie Stukin. Alabama Stitch Book: Projects and Stories Celebrating Hand-Sewing, Quilting, & Embroidery for Contemporary Sustainable Style. New York: Stewart, Tabori, & Channing, 2008.*

In short, this was about sewing with old t-shirts. I've been in a sewing mood lately, and there were some lovely patterns in here. And lovely pictures. And I copied down a biscuit recipe.

Doyle, Sir Arthur Conan. The Complete Sherlock Holmes, Volume II. New York: Barnes & Noble Classics, 2003.

I thoroughly enjoyed reading all 709 pages of this before bed since I bought it back in July. Man, I love Sherlock Holmes. And Watson.

L'Engle, Madeleine. Dragons in the Waters. New York: Fararr, Straus and Giroux, 1976.

I'd read this before. But it was nice to read again.

L'Engle, Madeleine. The Love Letters. 1966. New York: Ballantine Books, 1983.

I had not read this before and brought it along on my beach trip. It was disappointing. I hate to say that about Madeleine L'Engle, but I must. I'm sticking with her juvenile fiction from now on. And even then....I can't believe she did this to me.

Thomis, Malcolm. The Luddites: Machine-Breaking in Regency England. New York: Schocken Books, 1970.

Loved it!