And the Song Birds Keep Singing

11 Responses

  1. Loved your evaluation of the state of fashion in your adopted country! Especially the pants that could double as a disco ball! So glad to see your sense of fashion is still basically alive and well. I’m no fashionesta, for sure, but even when I’m dressing to do really grungy stuff inside or outside the house, I still can’t bring myself to combine plaids with prints and colors chosen still have to have at least a little ability to go together somewhat -no clashy-clashy, ya know. Never could get a good feeling about things like that. The scarf/shawl though -probably it’s the purple color and the fact I like yarny things -does have a certain appeal to me. Maybe it’s because we’re out of oil for the furnace at the moment and the house has a lot of chill to it and I’m spoiled rotten cause I like heat, warmth for my old bones.

  2. lime says:

    ya know, knitty thing brought out the stevie knicks in you but the purple, the comment about being dove-like, and your minnesotan self made me want to channel prince and sing “when doves cry.”

    besides, i’m thinking his particular propensity toward “the sparkly” might really be enjoyed by the turkish set. 😉

  3. Green Girl in Wisconsin says:

    Great minds–the first thought in my head when I saw the photo was Stevie Nicks–and there you were! That made me laugh EVEN HARDER!

  4. Next to Hyperbole and a Half I think this is the funniest thing I’ve ever read. And she just got a book contract!

    ” Like someone had given to me his leather, taken from me my lace.” May I say LOL if I truly am laughing out loud?!

  5. Choochoo says:

    Hehe. I haven’t shopped for ages, either. And I don’t even have a good excuse, other than brokedom. At this point, even buying turkish clothes would probably be thrilling in a strange sorta way.

  6. Monica says:

    purple uh ? sort of finish-knitting-it-yourself kind of garment…

  7. Deborah says:

    I’m just sitting here with my mouth hanging open. Your might clothe yourself in Patagonia and Teva et al, but you sure as hell don’t write that way. No damn fun? I don’t think so.

  8. Wow, that sweater is, um, interesting.

  9. kmkat says:

    Yarny thing? Next thing you know, you’ll be taking up knitting sparkly garments yourself!

  10. Jazz says:

    That is a weird weird piece of clothing. But…

    it’s our intention to wear the clothes we brought from the States until they hang from our bodies in rags, thereby allowing the guilt-free option of leaving them behind when we head home.… means you’ll be raiding TJ Maxx, right?

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