ragtags studio central: sarah's random this & that

random means "having no definite aim or purpose," (1655), taken from "at random" (1565), "at great speed" (thus, "carelessly, haphazardly"). In 1980s college student slang, it somehow, and sadly, acquired a distinct sense of "inferior, undesirable." (Online Etymology Dictionary, Douglas Harper) Well, okay, fine, Mr. Online Etymology Dictionary person, but THIS is the 21st Century. It's a whole new ball of wax.

Friday, July 04, 2008


Back in the 1960s, there were small fabric dolls on a wire armatures, with fairly large heads but skinny little arms and legs, dressed fashionably, wandering the world. Because of the wire, they were poseable. I think they might have been Japanese. My mum would occasionally bring one home for me. Does anyone know what I'm talking about? Anyway, something similar is around now --- Gina dolls. Kawaii!

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