Last night I was horrified to discover that our cable and Internet were not working. Now granted this isn't completely devastating news: I mean there are other things to do with my time besides watch TV and surf the Internet. I could read, clean the house, play Rock Band, talk to Husband. But, as I've discussed before, the way my brain works, the minute I can't have something, I want it...in fact, I need it...immediately.
Luckily we did have a few Netflix DVDs to watch so while I waited for Husband to come home, I popped in Queen: Greatest Video Hits, Volume I. I've seen all the Queen music videos, but I really wanted to watch the audio commentary which I had heard was rather amusing.
I'm a big dork and love audio commentary. I know it's weird. And it's not just a Queen thing either: I watched the commentary for the entire Mr. Show with Bob and David series. I just think it's interesting to hear about the creative process: how something was written, where an idea came from, how others got involved in a project. Husband thinks it's a waste of time and refuses to watch commentary with me, but yesterday I had nearly an hour before he was set to come home from work so I got right to it!
The commentary itself is interesting: Queen is recognized as pioneers in the "music video genre". They recorded the video for Bohemian Rhapsody as a means to evade having to perform on Top of the Pops. Each week, the band with the number one song of the week was invited to play on Top of the Pops. Queen played the show when Killer Queen hit number one and, during that music video commentary, talk about what a bad experience it was: dreadfully boring sitting around all day, miming rather than really playing, and, worst of all, RT complains, having to stay sober all day. The horror! The band came up with the idea of creating a video to play in lieu of having to perform "live" on the show each week that Bohemian Rhapsody topped the charts.
I've called RT out before for rewearing clothing on a multitude of conspicuous occasions (click here), but at least here he's realized that wearing the same jacket (especially when it's a completely recognizable and obnoxious bright green jacket) to more than one music video shoot is probably not a good thing. Although in RT's defence, this video was shot in 1978. This morning I saw another attorney wearing a near-identical bright green jacket...to court...in 2010. *shudders*
Of course, I'm frequently guilty of the same sin. Take my new black skirt from Ann Taylor Loft: I've owned it for three weeks and I've worn it three times! If RT can do it, so can I!
Origami Tank, Ann Taylor Loft
Skirt, Ann Taylor Loft
Ambrosial Cardigan, Anthropologie (on sale in stores)
Shoes, Franco Sarto
Necklace, Banana Republic
Bright Bulb Posts, Anthropologie (available here)
Bracelets, Inch of Gold cruise ship purchases
A fellow princess owns this same Origami Tank from Ann Taylor Loft. Actually she owns it in two colors so whenever I know I'm going to see her, I always go out of my way to not wear this tank since the odds are pretty high that we'll both show up in it! It's a nice piece for layering although it's a total pain that I have to iron the origami detailing every time I wash it! Annoying! Oh and because I'm really a closet-90 year old, how cute would my Ambrosial Cardigan look with a little brooch or pin holding it closed right at my bustline? I was really upset this morning when I realized that I couldn't even improvise that look with anything (and don't think I didn't consider everything, including earrings!)
Husband decided to take the day off today which turned out to be a good thing for several reasons: first, he was home to take my picture (most importantly) and second, he'll be there to let the cable guy in later. Hopefully they'll fix whatever the problem is before I get home because a weekend without cable and Internet might make me cry. I was actually excited to get to work today so I could check my email!
I hope everyone has some lovely plans for the weekend! We have our California Closets appointment first thing tomorrow morning (yay!) and then I'm planning on hitting up Anthropologie to do some fitting room reviews. I still have a whole batch from last week, but they're all still mystery items and haven't shown up online yet. Very odd. So I'll have quite a backlog of reviews if I go this weekend!