1) As I posted in a comment, the same person who unfollowed Ashley's blog (click here to visit) must have decided to renounce all material possessions and live the rest of her life as a Quaker. In preparation for her new lifestyle, she unfollowed all her blogs. This makes sense to me because why on earth would anybody ever unfollow Ashley? She's adorable!
2) Something was wrong with blogger yesterday. In the morning, I lost a follower. Then I gained two. Then I lost another one. I've decided it's much more likely that blogger was eating followers than it was that I was simultaneous charming and infuriating people to the point of following or unfollowing me, respectively.
So thanks again - I'm slowly working through all the comments and emails I received. I'll definitely get to everyone's but it might take me a little while! But rest assured, I read everything and am so so grateful and appreciative of all your kind words!
Good Times Are Now was written by RT and appeared on his 1981 solo CD Fun in Space. I purchased three of RT's four solo CDs at the same time. For some reason (I really can't remember why), I held out on buying Fun in Space. When I finally did, I wasn't anticipating loving it. This album is a real departure for RT from the Queen sound. He's always been one to experiment in the studio and this album is a great example of that. RT acknowledged that his first solo album might not be to everyone's liking and wrote in the liner notes, "All influences - conscious, subconscious and unconscious. P.S. Hello listeners. I hope you enjoy and have fun with this, my very own album. I like it. If you don't, sod you! P.P.S. 157 synthesizers."
My first impression of Fun in Space was rather lukewarm, but since this is often the case with RT's work, I gave it a second listen. That's when this song jumped out at me and now it's one of my favorites (recently being included on my newly burned "Best of Roger Taylor/The Cross" CD as one of the three songs from Fun in Space: the others being No Violins and My Country I & II).
This morning was the nicest day to run in weeks. My run was still tough because sadly this humidity has got me rather out of shape, but it was so nice to not be sweating buckets three minutes into it. I even wore a shirt with sleeves rather than a tank top because there was a bit of chill in the air! Husband claims that the weather report is forecasting similar conditions for tomorrow morning. I'm hoping that's true because I'm supposed to attempt my first long run of my training program and my first long run in...eeek, well before vacation at least!
So tomorrow is the last day of Kendi's Challenge. I'm so excited to be done. In retrospect, I kind of wish I had done 30 for 30 because I feel like I would have had more fun remixing more pieces. I'm still really proud of myself for sticking with it, although we did have our second rule infraction this morning.
This is what I wanted to wear today.
Free Flow Tank, Anthropologie
White Pants, Banana Republic
Artist's Palette Necklace, Anthropologie (available here)
Grand Slam Bracelet, Anthropologie
Ah, but what's that slung over my shoulder? It's my Blue Gingham Jacket from Ann Taylor Loft. I said at the beginning of this challenge, that if I needed to wear something court appropriate, I was allowed to go outside of my 18 pieces (click here). Well, late yesterday afternoon, I took a new case. I totally could have just thrown over my Beribboned Buds Cardi and this outfit would have been fine, but that cardi was already on the dry cleaning pile. Now, for me, the dry cleaning pile is non-negotiable: once something is in that pile, it is not to be worn until it comes back from the cleaners on a wire hanger and in a plastic bag. So what was a girl to do? I threw on my Blue Gingham Jacket, wore it to court, and removed it as soon as I got back to my office (which I would have done anyway since it's still about 80 degrees here!)
Tomorrow we're going to a Red Sox game and then on Sunday I'm going shopping with a fellow princess! I'm so excited for the weekend!