Wednesday, August 19, 2009

I've had a particularly social week this week. After an entire summer of everyone I know being out of town doing summerstock, it's been lovely.

Monday I got off work early (after pouring coffee of a film director up from LA working on postproduction of a film that's made it into the Toronto Film Festival, and is using the composer from Little Miss Sunshine) and decided to spend the afternoon bumming around downtown. I walked from Pike's Place to Chinatown, stopping at a thrift store for a pair of nude fishnets and a few tank tops. Then I walked to the Goodwill Outlet for some more materials for Lachellybelly's next batch of items. I found a couple of things for myself, and a vintage pillowcase (for a skirt), some bohemian multi-fabric curtains (soon to be a peasant blouse), an eyelet tablerunner (possibly the frontpiece of a tux shirt), and the innards of a Bucilla Embroidery kit (when I pulled that out of my bag, Miles looked at me like I'd purchased garbage, but this morning I separated the colors and put them on spools - and I have a completely full embroidery kit now).

On my way home I took the bus through Greenwood instead of up Aurora, and on my way, Zandi called and wanted to know if I wanted to meet her for shopping. I was three stops from where she was standing. We met at the Library, then ran to Vietnamese for some pork fried noodles and root beer floats. Then we ran into a Vintage jeans store, and found Zandi two pairs that fit, and a pair of old Levi's button ups for me. No lycra (thank heavens). Then off to Labels where Zandi found a new sweater for headshots, and I got a headband and a string of pink pearls that goes to my waist even after I've looped it around my neck once. Fab.

Tuesday I worked. On my way out I heard from Julian (my high school prom date, in town from Germany for our ten year reunion) and agreed to meet him for coffee in Pioneer Square before he headed back to Ellensburg. I visited Diva Dolls on my way, after eating a salad in the park, and found that my favorite hat had sold. Sad day. Vintage purple cloche hat with polka dotted tulle. But they've started carrying a line of garters and seamed stockings. I'll be going back for a purchase once I find the perfect pencil skirt to wear with seamed stockings.

Coffee in Pioneer Square was perfect, and we got a picture of the two of us holding our prom picture. That should make it's way to facebook soon. I made my way home after stopping to check my email at the library, and Becky and I worked on our projects on the back porch until the sun went down. Gewurztraminer and hand embroidery don't mix well, but I did my best.

Today is my day off. I'm researching Hedda Gabler for the play I'm costuming (1890's costume - hurrah!), finishing my current dress and starting on the peasant blouse, then going with Becky to Louise's lakehouse for Thai takeout. Should be working on my monologues for an audition on Sunday.

Tomorrow night is the new season of Project Runway.

And my new wig came in the mail. Hopefully this one will last the duration of the show.