Sunday, June 26, 2011

a look at gov school through pictures...

This is a completely un-fashion related post, but I have to share some of my favorite governors school photos with my audience and talk about it. I'm sorry I haven't posted any outfits in a while; it's hard to really get in the zone when I'm too busy being ridiculous.
Above is me and Jessie; we are laughing (and crying) at the Hellfire Commentaries reading on Youtube of "My Immortal." If you don't know it, listen to it. It's an absolute MUST.
Working on my first art project, a Noh mask, from Japanese Noh theater. It was messy, but I love the result. It's going to be in the Governors School art show!
Once again, listening to "My Immortal." I'm telling you, you need to listen to it. 
And then there was National Man Day...
we decided to dress like guys and act manly all day. We farted, made gross jokes, then held doors open for girls. It was wonderful.
I was working on my man-slouch (you know what I'm talking about, ladies). I have to say, I love myself as a guy. I totally want to cut my hair like this now and look dress androgynous all the time.
The third week of Governors School, they decided to have wacky dress up days. Monday was "M" day for Martin. I dressed up as a marionette! I loved it. I had little strings that people could play with, and I stayed in the lifeless, creepy character. My art teacher laughed her head off.
Nicole, as Mario. The cutiepie.
Logan couldn't decide if he was Moses or Mary, mother of God. Or a wizard, apparently.
Later that week, we had "Dress like another person on campus day." We've had a lot of construction work going on, and so I dressed like a construction worker! Surprisingly, I was the only one. All day, I kept getting weird looks from the real construction workers, like they were trying to figure out if I was one of them or not. I just gave them the man nod.
My motivational poster.
 Another fun thing we did was film a movie trailer. Every group chose something, and our group chose to do our rendition of Snow White. I played a milf/evil stepmother. It was a kind of plan/improv thing. I had fun with the cape most of all. Mwahahaha.
And now... more random photos with no real point to them!
"Fake An Injury" Day AND what's with that date? that's totally wrong :/
I go home on Saturday; it's going to feel so weird. I couldn't imagine being here a month ago, and now I can't imagine NOT being here. I'll miss these guys so much. I hate to go back to my regular school with people who don't know who Freud is.
Something else I hate? Doing badly in a class; I have a major paper due tomorrow morning that I need to finish, so good night! I'll get back to posting outfits regularly, I promise!

Sunday, June 12, 2011

ballin'

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I have a serious dream of someday going to a ball. I want to dress up in pretty gowns and see the men in their nice coats and ties-- I want to sparkle and shine and smile and be lovely. What little girl doesn't want to have her hair pulled and braided and combed into some work of art, and play with makeup like a painter to his canvas?
(I went to a laundry room rave tonight. I wore nothing special: soft ball t-shirt and shorts. I straightened my hair. I guess I didn't realize there was no real dancing at a rave, just bouncing and awkward grinding. BIG FAIL. We went outside of the laundry room and played Ninja and Little Sally Walker. Much better.)

Today, we had no classes, so we ran a few errands and walked around downtown Martin a little. I fell completely in love with their little coffee shop and its iced coffee. Splendid. I'm definitely going to get a souvenir there at a later date.
We also went into a sweet little art shop that was displaying various interesting pieces. Two little old men were running it, and they asked us about Governors School and told us a bit about the local art pieces. It was simple magic, I loved it.
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credit: Naomi Ballard
 credit: Naomi Ballard
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 credit: David Frazier
 credit: David Frazier
credit: David Frazier
This one was one of my favorites. It's so eerie and primitive; I could sit and stare at it and think up a whole folktale to explain it. Beautiful.

Tomorrow, I'm writing a few papers and finishing an art project (a Japanese Noh Mask). Hopefully I'll post some photos of it? Maybe I'll excavate a few pictures of my weekend to share; I wasn't using my camera much, but some of the girls were.

good night!

Thursday, June 9, 2011

i'm so glad we found each other...

I'm having a blast now at Governors School. I've really connected to my roommate, Eileen, and our suite mates Forrest and Sumner. I've also met the lovely ladies Erika and Jessie; we all spent most of the evening watching movies on the internet over popcorn, jokes, and chocolate. I even had (almost) all my homework done before we started-- the ideal hangout.
My routine is essentially as follows: wake up around 7:15-7:30, breakfast at 8:00, then class at 9:15. Second class at 11ish?, and lunch at 12:30. I start my day with Art History (the only place where "it looks like a vagina" is a valid answer), and then I have US History. At 1:30, I have an Ethics seminar, which is pretty mind-blowing, if I do say so myself.
Classy. I love grilled cheese.
So, despite our rigorous class schedule, we found time to goof around and make mockeries of our brilliant selves. After lunch, we decided to spend some time outside, of course, taking pictures! I find that I'm coming more and more out of my camera-shy phase. We all decided to climb trees, something I haven't done in years, and frankly, I was wary to stick my hand somewhere that I couldn't see. And I'm pretty sure that in the process of scrambling up there, I showed the entire world under my dress. Whoops.
As is typical of us Humanities scholars, we adjourned our photoshoot with readings of poetry and myths. We kind of decided to do it on the fly, and took them from excerpts in our Art History book. Logan is planning to bring some poetry from the library tomorrow. It was peaceful, restorative. 

Lovely day! Tomorrow is Eileen's birthday, whoo! Happy birthday, sweetie!
How are you? I feel a little removed from the fashion community these days.
adieu, adieu