Mighty Life List
Jul 31 2010

Mila’s Daydreams

In Mila’s Daydreams, Adele Enersen creates dreamscapes for her baby daughter.

via Matt Haughey

Jul 30 2010

Friday Mixtape!

I’ve always wished I knew more about music, and this is part of my Life List project to listen to 1,000 new songs. Right now I’m up to 400, and on Fridays I share some of my new favorites. If you’d like to share some music with me, please send your picks to maggie at mighty girl dot com, and I will listen to them.

“Samson” by Regina Spector
Via Kat Sanford

“Le Moulin” by Yann Tiersen
Via Kat Sanford

“Cigarettes and Chocolate Milk” by Rufus Wainwright
Via Kat Sanford

“Hand Me Down” by Visqueen

Still looking for more music? Here you go: Mixtape 1, Mixtape 2, Mixtape 3, Mixtape 4, Mixtape 5, Mixtape 6, Mixtape 7, Mixtape 8, Mixtape 9, Mixtape 10, Mixtape 11, Mixtape 12, Mixtape 13, Mixtape 14

Jul 30 2010

The Bell Jar

I’m just now reading this. Favorite parts of The Bell Jar by Sylvia Plath.

“She stared at her reflection in the glossed shop windows as if to make sure, moment by moment, that she continued to exist.”

“I saw my life branching out before me like the green fig tree in the story. From the tip of every branch, like a fat purple fig, a wonderful future beckoned and winked. One fig was a husband and a happy home and children, and another fig was a famous poet and another fig was a brilliant professor, and another fig was Ee Gee, the amazing editor, and another fig was Europe and Africa and South America, and another fig was Constantin and Socrates and Attila and a pack of other lovers with queer names and offbeat professions, and another fig was an Olympic lady crew champion, and beyond and above these figs were many more figs I couldn’t quite make out. I saw myself sitting in the crotch of this fig tree, starving to death, just because I couldn’t make up my mind which of the figs I would choose. I wanted each and every one of them, but choosing one meant losing all the rest, and, as I sat there, unable to decide, the figs began to wrinkle and go black, and, one by one, they plopped to the ground at my feet.”

Jul 29 2010

This Old Thing?

1960’s Vintage Silk Teal Mini Chiffon Cocktail Dress
One of us should own this. And since it won’t fit me, I think it should be you.

Jul 29 2010

Sparklers with Hank? Check.

Say! I forgot to tell you that I checked another item off my Mighty Life List.

It was a good day. How are you doing on your lists?

Jul 29 2010

Hold Please

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Jul 28 2010

Champagne and Chocolate Wednesday!

Here’s to ice cream cones and sundresses, freeing up space for new projects, and the smell of new shoes.

What are you toasting today?