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“If you were all alone in the universe with no one to talk to, no one with which to share the beauty of the stars, to laugh with, to touch, what would be your purpose in life? It is other life, it is love, which gives your life meaning. This is harmony. We must discover the joy of each other, the joy of challenge, the joy of growth.” — Mitsugi Saotome

Wednesday, September 03, 2008


when Bulldog and i were teenagers, you couldn't tell us apart from the back view. it wasn't JUST that we both had light brown/blondie curly hair - well it WAS back in the *eighties perm* days - and i'd trimmed BD's gorgeous curlylocks, resulting in the hilarious nickname "Bob" (oops)!!! - it WAS COS i wore his clothes. duh, not the whole shebang - just the homeknitted aran jumpers - BD had TWO jumpers that i *loved* - one was oatmeal, and one was *sunshine yellow*. (oh alright then, i wore his boardies too.) but ya think *i'm* the hippie? BD's fave stylish outfit included a stripey poncho...

gosh i am so cheeky - cos that poncho was rather stylish bohemian.

a week ago, BD grabbed an outfit from the local chuck-out shop...
which was gifted to me post-party. am really not sure what i'm gonna do with the size 48 tangerine blossoms top (any takers? i'm even offering free postage within NZ lol. email me. cos orange is just *not* my fave colour - in clothes - i'd give - um - two inches of my hair - and no more - i'm still trying to grow it to my jeans before i'm forty - for a retro orange VW bug though.)

i knew exactly what to do with the hippie-pants:

they're oh so flared now, and oh so long, and oh so cheerful, and oh so *hippie hippie joy joy*
and nope, i ain't sharing them with Bulldog.

(PS anyone need a hyphen or a dash? please help yourself to two or three of mine...)


Blogger Barb the Evil Genius said...

It's so nice that you enjoy sewing. And check out that rick-rack! :) I want to sew but I haven't been able to find my groove lately.

7:21 AM  
Blogger katydidnot said...

stripey poncho. double snort.

4:27 PM  
Blogger Steve said...


6:25 PM  
Blogger Laura/CenterDownHome said...

Must get myself down to the local chuck-out shop! Girl, is this just your creative language, or do all NZers really talk like this? I would LOVE to hear you and katydidnot conversing! She'd be all: Yeah-huh! Then you'd be all:Fave this, and whang that and SPESHUL CAPS all around!

You katy/katies make me dizzy. Good dizzy. :)

12:27 AM  
Blogger Little Miss Flossy said...

Too cool, love the toes peeping out. I'm supposed to be sewing beachy stuff for the holidays but getting side tracked by a new fleecy hat pattern. Hope you're having a beautiful weekend.

11:39 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Heehee, you and Hay are my Hippy inspiration. Love thrifted clothes!

8:21 PM  

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