Saturday, August 30, 2014

It's Not Nice To Fool Mother Nature

Margarine? No, no, you must be mistaken.
Don't even try fooling Mother Nature.
 You can't head off on holiday without an adequate supply of comic books, so we stopped at Krypton Comics to see what they had.
Danny scored a couple Woody Woodpecker comics from the 50's.
He was happier than this photo would lead you to believe. Really!

Would you look at the stuff they sell at the import store these days? Geez.
 Photo-bombed by the youngster pulling faces.
I bought this dress a year ago, but first got around to wearing it today. Cotton Candy pink isn't the easiest shade to wear, but between my favourite pink earrings and Marvella necklace, I think I managed it. Goodness, I suddenly have a craving for mincemeat...
I seriously thought about wearing pink hair flowers, but capturing the look of Fanny Cradock isn't really something to aspire to. I still don't know how she managed to avoid setting herself alight cooking in ball gowns. Today, you wouldn't be pulled off the air for insulting someone's cooking, but in the 70's, that was enough to get you cancelled.
Outfit Particulars:

1970's maxi dress-Thrift World, Millard
Marvella Necklace-Hand-Me-Ups
Rings-thrifted various places
Floral Hat-Goodwill, Council Bluffs, Iowa
Shoes-K mart
Beaded handbag (reversible)-Ruby Begonia's, Lincoln, Nebraska

As I was leaving the hardware store a dad with two young girls (maybe 8 and 10) were getting in their car. The younger one kept staring at me, so as they pulled away, I stopped dead in my tracks, looked directly at her, and stuck out my tongue in the most dramatic manner I could. She'll have a good story to tell when she gets back to school.  I don't really mind the stares, I mean if you go to a hardware store in Omaha wearing a full length, pink polyester evening gown, and a floral hat, it is understood that there will be a few stares. I don't think it is hostile-you can tell the difference between the looks.
 Sort of an up-do. Thank goodness for hats, as my hair isn't tolerating the 95% humidity very well.
 Am I wrong in wishing the sash were just a wee bit longer?
That's my rented-ride for the trip to Grand Island. I have it through Tuesday, so in theory I could go all sorts of places. I went to the comic book store. For a big car, it isn't all that comfortable of a ride. That surprised me. I suppose our old cars are heavier, and have better suspensions. I'm sure it will be just fine on the Interstate. I should go thrifting for furniture before I leave, as it has a larger trunk than the Tempo. It has (gasp) Illinois plates on it. I'm horrified, and having some sort of 80's flashback. I hope no one starts shouting, "Flatlander" or, "FIB*" at me.
*That's, Fucking Illinois Bastard. Ahem. Have a lovely weekend.



Sue said...

You are flipping the bird at that kid in the car park that you poked your tongue out at!! Cheeky little shit for staring, probably in awe of your awesomeness and wishing her mum looked half as good. Your hat is spectacular, oh and I love it when Danny photo bombs, do tell him.

Asparagus Pea said...

Meant to put this on the last post but didn't do it in time. Well done Danny for his jammy triumphs! That's soooo fantastic and proud making. Have a great time on your trip xxx

Bibi Maizoon said...

Oh dear.
I recall that tenuous time in the 70's when the more butter a recipe had in it meant the more sophisticated it was (Crepes Suzette, anyone?) to butter being the most heinous & evil thing you could possibly eat (other than eggs perhaps?)- but any form of margarine or vegetable shortening was ok.
Then in the 80's ALL. FATS. WERE. EVIL. & the cause everything from heart disease to cellulite.
Now the USDA's food pyramid's quietly being completely revamped. Sugar/simple carbs are the new abomination!!! Geez, how ever did I stand working in the US healthcare system for so long.
Anyhow I think you look simply divine in that perky pink number. My mom was quite fond of such frocks although she would have clipped on one of her numerous faux chignons, beehives, or a full on fall. geez I believe she even had a turban or 2, take that Grace Kelly!

Helga said...

My fecking GAWD, you are an EXQUISITE DREAM in this divoon frock!!!!! SWOON! XXX