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Tuesday, November 22, 2005

Total Frivolity

You can tell we didn't get any work done this weekend because I didn't post yesterday. Saturday was the Iron Bowl, the longstanding, high-stakes rivalry game between the University of Alabama and Auburn University.

I grew up an Auburn fan but attended UA, so I'm one of the few people in the state who confesses to riding the fence. One of my favorite stories about my freshman year of college was the time I wore my dad's old Auburn sweater, and the boys in the dorm wrote "Alabama" on a piece of masking tape and covered up the Auburn logo.

Alabama lost the game Saturday, marking a depressing end to a promising season. Oh well.

Sunday morning, Darwin made me cut his hair. He's been growing it out for a while, just to see what it would do. I like how curly and unruly it gets on the weekend when he doesn't comb it after we wake up. But it was starting to create problems for him, since it made his welding hat slip around on his head. So he went "skint" again.

Witness the transformation:



That afternoon Darwin had a singing engagement, and I joined him. Then we went to see Walk the Line afterward. Last fall I did a story on movie sets for the magazine where I work, and Darwin accompanied me to the set of Walk the Line in Tunica, Miss. So we both had a special interest in seeing this flick.

It was fun watching the places and people we saw up on the big screen. And the movie was awesome. Joaquin Phoenix and Reese Witherspoon sang all the songs themselves, and Joaquin in particular sounded incredibly like Johnny Cash. It was like being there and watching Johnny Cash perform.

Also, I wore my new shoes, which are the best shoes in the world. Really, this whole post has just been an excuse to post this picture:

7 Comments:

halloweenlover said...

Love the shoes!

And Darwin's curls are really pretty! But short hair is cute too.

1:58 PM  
Anonymous said...

Those are some fabulous shoes! Where did you get them, if I may ask? Glad to hear good things about the movie, too. We'll probably go on Thanksgiving since we have no family around.

Heidi
http://statelyenglishmanor.typepad.com

1:58 PM  
Kristin said...

I got the shoes from oldnavy.com.

2:18 PM  
Lenise said...

I have juvenile rheumatoid arthritis (at least there's still SOMEthing young about me ;) ), which wrought havoc on my feet. I have to admit being envious of women who can wear cute shoes. I have to wear big clunky things which my dad never fails to make fun of (thanks a lot, Dad!). Those are cute shoes, and I'll try not to hold it against you ;)

3:17 PM  
Kristin said...

I have foot issues myself, so I'm enjoying all the cute shoes I can before I get older and can't wear them anymore.

9:08 AM  
Coffee and a Muffin said...

What adorable shoes!!

5:04 PM  
Lenise said...

Ah, yes, you're still a whippersnapper. I think I used to wear different shoes before, say, age 28 or so. I have no right to be jealous!!

10:07 AM  

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