Sunday, July 7, 2013

Red, White, and Bow

I've always had mixed feelings about 4th of July.  Sure, I love the summer, I love fireworks, and I love having my freedom.  But being such an Anglophile, sometimes I think if we hadn't gained our independence from England, we might all still have British accents.  And THAT would be awesome.

One thing I don't have mixed feelings about is red, white, and blue.  I mean, COME ON, how good are they as a color story??  Thank goodness our forefathers didn't stray too far from their  homeland when choosing our nation's pallet.  And since I can't resist a good theme, I like to celebrate America's birthday the whole week.  Also, I like to get the most wear our of these American flag shoes and bow that I get to wear once a year (twice if there's an election).

The bow
The shoes
This is totally a Halloween costume that I took from my sister

Like I mentioned above, I also like to theme for election day.  And so do some of my coworkers

And of course we can't forget the actual 4th of July.  Every year a group of friends and I go to Disneyland for the 4th in our most patriotic attire.  

Sometimes I let our group pose in front of my house ;)
Mickey was equally patriotic

Attempted Minnie patriotic ears

 Happy birthday America!  Thanks for inviting me to the party!

Wednesday, July 3, 2013


 Living in LA and saying you drive a lot, is kind of like saying you eat food a lot.  Okay, it's actually not like saying that because your mouth forms different shapes and there's no direct object involved in the first statement and food is way more fun to talk about...but I think you get the idea.  It's just a given.  So when I say I drive a lot, there is no shock value.  However, there is sometimes shock value involved in what I drive.

When I was 16 I got a yellow bug (new Volkswagon Beetle).  I loved that car.  I mean I truly loved that car.  It was always reliable, catered to my needs and looked good; treated me much better than any guy ever did...until it broke down on me on the 405 a year ago.  Hmmm, come to think of it, I still think it treated me better.  Oops, left turn.  Anyway, I still do miss my baby car.

But I didn't have time to mourn its loss because I live in LA (enter goes without saying statement about driving here), so the next day I was at the dealership putting a down payment on a new, adult car.  I mean, I'm not 16 anymore, I needed something more mature.  Okay, really I just don't like the new New Bug.  But what else is cute?  What else is girly?  What else is ME?  Oh yes!  A Mini Cooper.  But half of Los Angeles owns a Mini.  How could I make sure when I was in the Whole Foods parking lot, that it was my Mini?  

And then it hit me.  Mini.  That sounds like Minnie, as in Mouse.  I love Minnie Mouse.  I love polka dots.  I LOVE bows.  I'd obviously have to make my Mini look like Minnie.  And so, the results are as follows.

 Move over Angelyne