1) I thought about daily blogging this month for National Blog Posting Month. The idea is to... you guessed it: blog daily for an entire month. It's what originally attracted Rashan and I to each other. We turned it into a hilarious competition. I was going to be devastated if he didn't do it this year. He did last year but you know he hasn't blogged in months. I decided not to do it because I'm already crazy and he's not posting either (because he hates me). If you've never done it before or if you have, give it a shot!
2) Here's a little tip for you: If you can't attend an event, don't put an overly explanatory note about why not on the event's page. Your surgery? You can keep it to yourself or tell them later.
3) I don't like when people shorten my name. "Mel" is not attractive... at all for a female. I (sometimes) like that you feel comfortable with me but that's not the way to show it.
4) I don't appreciate it when people give up blogging, tweeting and facebook for purely selfish reasons. It's like you've forgotten your purpose in life: to entertain me!
5) I was so energetic and crazy when I lived in Pittsburgh. My old blog posts are absolutely HI-LARRY-US to me! Sometimes it's really weird having so detailed an accounting of your life. Especially because I write exactly how I speak.
6) The write-speech connect is why Rashan told me I couldn't do the anonymous professor blog about the crazy things that happen with my students because my voice is so distinctive. BOLLOCKS!! This distinctive voice better pay off for me OR ELSE!
7) I hate the silver insoles in Nine West shoes. They rub off if you don't wear stockings which I most decidedly do not most of the time. WHY???
8) If fonts all look the same to you and you're trying to look professional or impress people, please let me vet your presentation! PLEASE!! Comic sans is not okay!!
9) People who use their first initial intrigue/distract me. What does that first letter stand for? I can't focus. Oh look! A nickel!
10) Can you make people stop talking about facebook like it's a new method of communication? Please?
11) THIS JUST IN!!!! THE 30 FOR 30 REMIX STARTS NEXT MONDAY!!! I can't wait to start! I'll be posting outfits on The Record Dish. Don't get it? Here are the rules! Email fashion blogger extraordinaire Kendi if you want to get on her list!
The 30 for 30 Fall Challenge, starting next Monday, November 8th.
Get your engine running -- or at least your closet organized because the fall remix is here. If you'd like to participate in the remix, EMAIL Kendi your name and blog address with the subject line 30 for 30 and She'll put you on a link list that I'll publish later this week. You have from now until Friday, November 5th to sign up to be on the link list for the challenge.
The 30 for 30 is something I came up with in April to help me learn my way through my closet by remixing my clothes. So here is the basic premise, I take 30 items from my closet (shoes included) and mix them into 30 different outfits over about a month period.
So you want to try it out? Good for you. Here is how to do it.
1. Pick out 30 items from your closet. Shoes are included in the count, coats and accessories are not. (I won't use a coat yet here in Texas, but you might in say Chicago so I don't want to penalize you for Mother Nature's wily ways.)
2. Remix the 30 items into 30 or more outfits.
And that's it! Ok -- not totally.
3. No shopping for 30 days.
Eek! Why in the world would I add insult to injury? Well so that you'll learn to work with what you've got and you'll learn to appreciate it. Learning to shop your own closet will in turn help you learn to shop outside of your closet. When you have to get creative with your wardrobe you discover other ways to wear a shirt or skirt, that you might not have thought of. Or you might just discover that you really like a certain type of skirt or that you gravitate towards a certain type of jacket, etc.