[Valid Atom 1.0] BarbaraEllen: September 2012

Sunday, September 30, 2012

Local. #GoBills ! ... Even When Announcers Hate. (And You Lose.)

I won't pretend to be a sports officiando, because I'm not. That is why, throughout this post, you will never hear me refer to the announcers by name. I don't know their names. I don't know their announcing styles. And I only know announcing etiquette based upon the various football--college & pro--golf, soccer, & Olympics that I've picked up on at home, in college (PITT), at bars, & over the years. Second, I'm not a sports officiando ... & I still know that the announcers were hating on The Bills. Are you kidding me???

Girls' Seats at Bills v. Pats Game.
Pic taken & game day organized by Katia.

We were up 14-7 after 2 consec TD runs before the 1st half when previously down. 
B please...

Saturday, September 29, 2012

Looks. Laughs. Local. Friday 'Fessional: Fashion Week of Rochester ... And I'm Still a Vintage School Marm.

Boutique Crawl. I've no clue how I missed signing up for Thursday's romp 'round Rochester to tons of our incredibly unique, fashionably fab, on-trend chic, luxuriously local boutiques ... but I did. Yet, between 4:30pm, when I exited work, and 6:30pm, when I arrived in West Irondequoit for some volunteer work, I managed to sneak-a-peek at what will become one of my most favorite fashion boutiques ever.

Roc Biz at its Best.
Peppermint Grab Bag: Cute Bag. Tribal Bracelets. Subculture Mag.

Fresh woman's apparel. Local artisans'/designers' goods.

Saturday, September 22, 2012

Looks. Fall Fashion Favorites 2012.

Fall Fashion Favorites 2012.
(Inspired by this post from Fashion Style Advice.)

Alright fashionistas. It's all about texture. Leather. Wool. Silk. Chains. And it's all about shape. Boxy. Skinny. Structured. Sleek. So heat up some cider. Snuggle into that blanky. Pretend like it's raining (unless it is). Visualize a few multi-colored pumpkins: coral, white, gray, & navy. (Why not.) And let's fall into some fashion.

Fall Fashion Favorites.
Fall into the Mix.

Friday, September 21, 2012

Looks. Laughs. Local. Friday 'Fessionals. Dress I Wore Backwards.

Know when you see it on the rack & it's love. You suddenly become someone who can afford things, slightly crazed; you rage it off the rack, & then try it on ... backward? ... Love is blind, no. So when you're that taken by something that enthralling, & the zipper's facing the way that you deem to be the forward-facing part of the rack ...

Mustache Face.
I like to think this is especially confusing for men,
who want to be attracted by it. But then get distracted by the undeniable Mario piece.
Archimage . Vote for Best Gift Shop & Best Clothing Store & Best Geek-Friendly Business.
 #BestOfRochester #ROC #CityNews #37 #45 #56 .

Wednesday, September 19, 2012

Micro CNF. College is Hard. This is Real Life. Probably Won't Feel Like This Forever.

(and how it compares to real life)

"This," his voice sonorous, made of leather & the color of antique books. "This," eyes spanned our tiny, wooden room, the vast majority absolutely engaged and never mind hungover. It was Thursday morning, probably 11AM, and the first { possibly last } class for almost all of us. Sophomores. Juniors. Seniors. When Professor S. Carr, of the most intelligent and eloquent men I know { perhaps on par with the beloved Mr. Currie }, laughed to himself naturally & probably accidentally, I finally lifted my head.

Cathedral of Learning.
University of Pittsburgh. (Not take in February. Or in 2005.)

Monday, September 17, 2012

Life. ...At Least I'm Not As Sad: Ode to FUN.

Isn't music and aren't lyrics something all of us--even boys--use to feel, think,  & cry grow? Here are some that have helped me to process (work toward forgiveness, let go of shame, yaddayadda) over the past 5 months. And will probably help me to do more over the next 5 to come.

Aim & Ignite

Some Nights

Sunday, September 16, 2012

Love. Bobs & Jars: Reuse, Recycle, Reclaim, Refurbish, Relove, Refabulous.

Sometimes you buy the lotion because it comes in a really nice glass jar. Or because it's housed in this huge tub that feels luxurious when you dip your fingers in and looks snug while sitting in your cabinet. I mean, when so many of the same products make the same promises with negligible differences, why not go off packaging? That's what you're paying for. ...

So why not reuse the packaging.

Silver bells & Cockleshells.
Promise you won't feel contrary toward these 8 ideas.

In this post, I show you 8 ways to use 2 different everyday packaging products to make your life simpler &, well, more creativeAnd, of course, to make our Earth healthier.

Friday, September 14, 2012

Laughs. Friday 'Fessionals: Philosophical Problems.

Friday Fessionals is a new series where, every Friday, I confess.
Something about sleeping better at night?? And the cute alliteration.
Too fun to pass up.
& now


 It's time to fess-up.

Thursday, September 6, 2012

Life. Thyroid. Love. Katia's Birthday.

Tomorrow I start thyroid medication. 

.Good Luck.
Rochester,  NY

Tonight, I dream about all the cheese burgers & fries I will eat, guilt-free, while loosing weight & having more energy. 
...Because that's how thyroid medication works, right...

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Here's something else to be wistful about ...