[Valid Atom 1.0] BarbaraEllen: May 2012

Sunday, May 27, 2012

Essay. The Difference Between Story Telling & Writing.

There's Story Telling.
And there's Writing.
And there's a Difference.

All words, punctuation, implication, spaces--all literary breath--matter. You see, as an undergrad at Pitt, in the 3 years that I officially declared my major, I spent probably every single Saturday morning writing. 

Thursday, May 24, 2012

Laughs. When Words Go All High School.

Words.
One-liners.
Some of them become popular.
& then cliche.
& then never ever ever seem to go away.

Lots of this: #.
It's like high school

Wednesday, May 23, 2012

Looks. Save v. Spend: (curly) hair.

.(curly) hair.
In the Humidity, Nonetheless
Clockwise from Left: Freshly styled (L'Oreal s&c, Elixir
Serum, Garnier Gel Cream); Fresh out of Bed Crown;
Fresh out of Bed Fall.

We've had a tumultuous past. And we've come a long way. When I was younger, I used to sob myself to sleep with damp-enough hair so that when I used my back to tug it, I actually thought that it would be straight when I awoke the next morning. In high school,

Tuesday, May 22, 2012

Looks. Sunk & Sank.

.Anchor means Hope.
(Learned while taking Twilight Walking Tour of
Mount Hope Cemetery.
I know.)
I have been planning & scheming & thinking about doing a "Save v. Spend" for hair. All mapped out. Sadly, all my energy has all and run-out. Sunk. Sank. Your pick.

Friday, May 18, 2012

Tattoo Kamikaze. I Got Inked.

.After.
I don't really know you that well, and you don't know me. So I won't get all details on ya'. But I've been through some life in my lifetime. Dirty, gritty, nasty, ugly, 

Monday, May 14, 2012

Love. Momsly!

.And a Belated
Happy Mothers' Day
to All.



.Fresh outta' the oven. Cheesy delish.

This Mothers' Day we enjoyed a scrumptious dinner 'round the table &, most of all, enjoyed making it for Momsly. She didn't even have to lift a finger.

Friday, May 11, 2012

Love. Friday with the Fam.

 
1. Da' Moe. Took me golfing at Ozzie's in Hamlin. Straight down The Parkway, my faaaaaav road in all of Rochester. New York State, really. You can take that baby, lake side, almost straight to Canada. But back to golfing ...

Thursday, May 10, 2012

Looks. If a Yetti Mated with Big Bird. Or: Spring Cleaning.

From Boots to Flats, Pashies to Scarves: Spring Cleaning has Sprung. (And is Done.)


.Spring Clean.
(Except I need another shoe rack.)


Ironically, I'm wearing L.L. Bean wool slippers, H&M cable-knit

Wednesday, May 9, 2012

Shop Local. I Bought a Fannie Pack.

.Gold Chain.
.Tassle.
.Hip Satchel.
 Why buy retail when you can buy recycled?
.Quilted Black.
.Amanda Smith.
(Vera Bradley black quilted, elbow bag not shown: $15.)

Seriously. No one wants to wear what everyone else already has or furnish his or her personal space with good-looking pieces that leave an insipid taste. As noted here: 

Tuesday, May 8, 2012

Laughs. Calming Manatees.

.Me Sarah Beth Cassie.
.Philadelphia. 2009.
Sometimes
life
wrecks you.
Like
a manatee
to the
dome.

.Betmas. '06.
.The Wash. Cork. Ireland.

These ladies, the ones with this montage, they are like my soul-manatees.

Saturday, May 5, 2012

Shop Local. Blessed Buys from Blessed Sacrament Next-to-New Sale.

.Look What I Bought.

Not even so much bought, as dug out a few pennies (checkbook ... they accept checks!) and practically walked (drove) away.

Today, Saturday May, 5, is the last day of the sale. Ends at noon. Everything you

Friday, May 4, 2012

Shop Local. Blessed Sacrament Next-To-New Sale.

.From 9AM-8PM Thursday and Friday.
.& 9AM-Noon on Saturday.

Everything. From electronic & kitchen appliances, to purses, shoes & clothing, to furniture, books, plants and home decor: this sale has ev-er-ything. I cannot wait to show you what I bought yesterday, while perusing with my mom. But there
aree so many cool things I didn't buy, that I wanted to share these first.