Friday, September 29, 2006
A WIP, A Fashion Infraction, and a Nomination
My bathroom has been taken down to the studs. I am NOT a shower girl.I like to soak in the tub. I must trust that it will soon be shiny, new, and amazing. Until that time,I am a shower girl.
The fashion infraction.
Crooked Halo wears a uniform to school. It is a somewhat simple equasion,white collared shirt paired with black,khaki,or, navy pants or skirt.So naturally my tragically hip one likes to push the envelope.She decided to pair black leggings with her skirt and purple converse.It seems the purple Chucks were just fine,it was the leggings that were questionable. She also had a lanyard (for her ID badge) that was covered in wee skellies. This combo proved too subversive for the establishment. She was asked to remove both items. Now I will certainly and firmly, steer my daughter in the direction of following the rules.However, I must note here that it warms the cockles of my heart that she's already bucking the system and marching to the beat of her own drummer. She's quite dramatic about how this uniform is squashing her creative spirit. Its interesting how she is adding her own flourishes of style even WHILE following the rules. So she keeps pushing the boundaries and I keep pushing back . Its a beautiful dance!
This week I was nominated for a Leon Rabin Award(the Dallas equivilant of the Tonys) for best actress in a musical. I played Mrs Walker in the Pete Townsend rock opera ,"The Whos Tommy".As you can see I followed the path set out by Charlize,Halle,and Nicole ,go dowdy and they'll love ya.Oh,and its true, its just an honor to be nominated.photo by Mark Oristano