Lovers & Rags

Jean-Charles de Castelbajac F/W 2011

Posted in Fashion, Uncategorized by Michelle on July 7, 2011

crazy, scary, kinky.

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Transfer Ownership

Posted in Uncategorized by Michelle on September 18, 2010

If anyone is at all interested in taking this wordpress domain, http://thenorthwind.wordpress.com/, please contact me. Deleting a blog is permanent on WordPress and I would hate to just throw it away. Someone save it!!

Pretentious Poetry

Posted in Uncategorized by Michelle on September 15, 2009

I was re-reading Lewis Carroll’s poem Jabberwocky from through Through the Looking Glass because I still don’t understand it. Apparently it uses “portmanteau” or the combination of different words to create one word in spelling. That one word also carries, in combination, the meanings of those words.

“Jabberwocky” starts off like this:

Twas brillig, and the slithy toves
Did gyre and gimble in the wabe;
All mimsy were the borogoves,
And the mome raths outgrabe.

Wabe as a portmanteau means:

Wabe – The grass plot around a sundial. It is called a “wabe” because it goes a long wabefore it, and a long wabehind it, and a long wabeyond it on each side. (Wikipedia)

I couldn’t understand much of what was meant by “Jabberwocky,” so I researched it on Wikipedia. Interestingly enough, they say that,

“Jabberwocky” was meant by Carroll as a parody designed to show how not to write a [pretentious] poem…. The original purpose of “Jabberwocky” was to satirize pretentious poetry and ignorant literary critics.

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After reading this… I ask, what is pretentious poetry, exactly? I googled “pretentious poetry” and found this article from Poe War – Writer’s Resource Center:

7 Easy Steps to a More Pretentious Poem by J.C. Hewitt

Need help annoying the hell out of your writer’s group? The best way is to learn how to write a pretentious poem. This lesson works best with an example, so let’s start with one of the simplest and most well known poems of all time.

Roses are red,
Violets are blue,
Sugar is sweet,
And so are you.

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Ellen at Alvin Ailey

Posted in Uncategorized by Michelle on September 4, 2009

Ellen teaches the Alvin Ailey Dance Company how to dance.

Part I:

Part II:

Greek: Season 3, Premieres Tonight

Posted in Uncategorized by Michelle on August 31, 2009

ABC Family’s show Greek, apparently is starting up again on its 3rd season. I love this show, absolutly. Its all about the college Greek system, focusing on a few essential characters.

The show follows love in the times of college, the parties, frenemies, and the pitfalls. It’s one big campus party in which anything can happen, and the result is probably hilarious.

Cast of Greek

Cast of Greek

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one blank post

Posted in Uncategorized by Michelle on August 29, 2009

blinkity – blankity – blop .