Meet Grandma Marie

Excuse the iPhone mixed with bad lighting photos. If you can get past it, I know it’s hard, fix your eyes on this one-of-a-kind dress worn by the beautiful Joanie. It was the perfect dress for the pre-wedding festivities. But get this, the dress is over 30 years old!

Thankfully, the woman behind it was in the room. I’ll never forget Grandma. Marie. A stylish 80-something cross country RV-er and full of life. She was most approachable and full of delightful stories about her life including her outings with her husband, also present. She’d made this dress for a work party she attended with him. We laughed and exchanged jokes about our husbands, the irony of sitting so close to the sweets, and how we both really wanted to stop eating the homemade turtles but couldn’t muster up the self-control.

My life? Stale toast in comparison to hers. Even on the dance floor she and her man out-shined the 20-somethings. I fell in love with her, and hope to leave an impression on others as she has on me. And to believe it all started with a dress…

What will you pass on?


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Boogie Oogie Oogie

Boogie Oogie Oogie

“You Should Be Dancing” (Bee Gees – 1976)

“Jungle Boogie” (Kool & the Gang – 1973)

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zKJzRNwe5dg

Every now and then I watch Soul Train lines from the 70’s to remind myself of what I’ve missed. Yeah I know, it’s not the best therapy. But really, am I the only one drooling while I watch these videos? There’s this nagging feeling like I missed out on one of the most colorful times in history. Where creative expression was the norm. UH!

To add to my sorrows, haha, I put together a little idea board of what I would wear, if I were to be on the show. These dancers embody cool and OH my goodness, I need to get some of that.

Watch, dance, and enjoy.


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Inspiration | Give a .Gif

Do you remember the old school choppy animated .gifs? I bet you remember and strongly dislike them all in the same thought. Sure enough, software and ingenious minds have once again revived the dead. Jamie Beck & Kevin Burg, a visual graphics artist and photographer, respectively, have created the most beautiful .gif images I’ve ever seen. As a computer science major turned front-end visual and craft nerd, I appreciate these in a special way. You can judge for yourself… Cinemagraphs at their best.

View more at Cinemagraphs.com


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