Okay, I’ve had a good cry.
Didn’t let Mama or hubby see me, of course. It was helpful, though it didn’t remove the worry completely.
I turned, as I always do, to pop culture for some distractionary relief.
Look! They did a costume show based on the look of the old Marlo Thomas series, “That Girl”! If you click, you’ll see MY PEOPLE. My mother and my aunts and all my baby-sitters who were old enough dressed JUST LIKE THIS. As I said in an earlier entry, this was my fashion template on which I imprinted at an early age. My grandmother sewed minidresses and maxidresses out of polyester and cotton for my mother and aunts, and often made me a smaller version. By the time I was in fourth or fifth grade, this was the accepted look for girls and I had tons of dresses similar to these–and fishnets! We wore fishnets. The ones I remember were soft (not tough on the soles of the feet) and lime green to match my dress. Fishnets weren’t considered a super-sexy item then, just sold in the supermarkets. THIS is what I default to when I think of “fashionable females.” Good thing it’s kind of back in style! Along with those WONDERFUL cropped jackets like the ones on Doris Day’s 1940s-1950s Day Suits.
And who doesn’t love old boarding-school novels? This blog has a great discussion of boarding school novels and their appeal to girls who would be appalled to find out just how it really IS at boarding school. Part of the appeal of Harry Potter, I am convinced, is that it’s the old English boarding school stuff, like the stuff in Roald Dahl. (Though Dahl’s work is far more charming, to me.)
Davy Jones just released a Christmas single! It’s on iTunes, for those of you who want to spend $1.99.
Have some LOLcats.
There. Feel better?