It looked like a goner after an afternoon in an enclosed car in full sun on a warm day, but I cut the stem very short and plunked it in water, and check it out now, hydrated and gorgeous:
Let's talk about The Fashion Show, shall we? I watched the first two epis this weekend. Thoughts:
- Isaac Mizrahi is no Tim Gunn. I miss you, Tim.
- The font for the screen captions is the same as Project Runway
- The shots of NYC could be taken directly out of PR
- Telling the "just barely missed elimination" contestant that s/he is "hanging by a thread" caused me to giggle
- They have a quickfire-style Top Chef challenge at the start of the show. I liked the first mini-challenge, which was to make a little black dress out of a plain black t-shirt. Very Antoinette.
- Isaac emphasizes how "they" (the hosts? the judges?) are there to provide "constructive criticism". However, Isaac and Kelly don't provide any criticism at all during the construction phase--unlike Tim.
- Isaac also emphasizes how they are supposed to make real clothes for "real people". That sounds like a better concept compared to many of PR's challenges (i.e. making clothes out of car parts). Yet the main challenge in the second week was making clothes for a socialite I've never heard of before. I guess the "real people" part was using less than $40 or $50 in materials.
I'm in full-on spring-cleaning mode again. I spent a good portion of today just going through the stuff in a small portion of my house. Although I think I did pretty well reducing my consumption since the April 2008 cleanout, I think I could do a lot better.
This makes me want to compost:
This has me itching to do "a year without plastic bags":
A good reminder why paper should always be recycled:
Baby shower present (yes, wrapped in plastic):
And the very cute blue M&M's-in-a-heart-shaped-box shower favor: