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.

Saturday, April 24, 2010

January 18, 2006, Redux

Only fifty of "My Favorite Things" in absolutely no special order, first posted Jan. 18, 2006, mostly still totally true (at least I'm consistent!):

1. retro & vintage snapshots of girls with braids, or wearing plaid
2. "Paris" perfume (no longer available?)
3. things which smell like peaches
4. dusk
5. my kids
6. the color pink
7. taking hot bubble baths without the phone ringing
8. road trips
9. the movies
10. all of my friends
11. surprising someone with a gift
12. music from the '60s & the '80s
13. the original Oh! de London perfume by Yardley
14. black boots
15. funky scarves
16. bookstores
17. my grandchildren
18. Chicago
19. long flowery skirts
20. cozy cardigans
21. The New York Times
22. a sunny day at the beach
23. a cloudy day at the beach
24. Fiestaware
25. frames made of weathered wood, with a hint of color still there, or added on
26. mobiles made from seashells & driftwood
27. thinking about my grandparents
28. Urban decay make-up, including the names, like "Gash"
29. train stations
30. dangly earrings
31. capri pants
32. a long leisurely massage
33. the art of Marc Chagall
34. black 3/4 sleeve v-neck leotards
35. yogurt
36. vintage ribbons, esp. plaid
37. graffiti
38. finishing a project
39. cut flowers in things not intended to be vases
40. making art in a well-appointed cabin in the mountains
41. spray paint
42. Champagne
43. the Internet
44. zines
45. Irish Coffee made with Scotch whiskey!
46. daisies
47. vintage glitter
48. the art of Peter Max
49. being surprised with a gift
50. walking down a city street