Sunday, February 16, 2020

Sunday, February 09, 2020

selfie Sunday............


impressive...

this kid at 16 won the Jimmy award in 2018 which is like a national high school musical performance competition. He was spotted by a casting director for Dear Evan Hansen and a year later singing on Broadway in the show. Anyway, the clip below speaks for itself.

Friday, February 07, 2020

Thursday, February 06, 2020

Saturday, January 18, 2020

Dan's Christmas....


the shelf above are all the little things I put out each year.  some of the ceramic trees in the first pic on the left were souvenirs from my trip. also the little troll guy in that photo.  below shows my souvenir ornaments I brought home. 5 of the little mirrored glass ornaments from a shop on Columbia Road in London, 5 little red wooden stars from a Christmas market in Copenhagen, and then 3 snowmen from a Christmas market in Trafalgar square (although they are made in India ha).

Below shows a photo of my couch and tree.  This year I chose mustard yellow to incorporate into my Christmas. Perhaps I had some sort of Scandinavian motivation, ha.  I crocheted the blanket to cover this old vinyl hide-a-bed couch that I've had forever. I was trying to tie all the colors together. the wood in the room, the grey walls, some Christmas red and then the yellow.  I painted some ornaments yellow also for the tree.  You might notice I settled for my red winter hat for the top of the tree just for kicks.  While at a gift shop at Hampton Court, I noticed some mustard yellow tea towels marked down to .50 each, so I brought home a few of them to make a sort of skirt for the tree.  Anyway, that was Christmas 2019!  my winter break is officially over this weekend. I get back to the normal semester on Tuesday. I'm so glad to have off Monday though. :)  enjoy your weekend.

winter break shopping haul............


above shows a zip up "overshirt" from A Day's March. It's so comfortable.  I blogged about this how I had to take one back because it didn't zip up right. It was also promptly on sale just after Christmas, but I loved wearing it around on my trip.  The plaid shirt is a soft brushed cotton from Folk Clothing.  the mustard colored hat I got at Liberty London store and the little black hat I got as a souvenir from Hampton Court.  The scarf, I LOVE IT SO MUCH! I wore it during my trip and have worn it since coming home. It's from a Scottish wool shop just south of Russel Square.  I bought the same scarf in multi colors last time in London at the same shop and was looking forward to going back. I was not disappointed to find this. :)  the next scarf was something I picked up at a quick shop for 20 pounds, it is wool and goes with some blue and green things in my closet.

above is a pair of jean-pants I got at Rodd and Gunn my first night on my trip. they are super duper comfortable and perfect charcoal grey to go with a lot of stuff I wear. they are GREAT!  the black sweatshirt has a textured geometric knit on it if you can tell. I picked that up in Copenhagen for about $20 I think?  below I tried to kind of show the new outfit I wore on my trip and a few times while back home. the last photo is the Gandy's London shirt jacket I bought near Coven Garden.  I blogged about this store giving back to chilren refugee centers because the owners were rescued refugee kids.  ANyway I've been wearing it like the dickens since back home.

oh I just remembered I bought a 66 North coat also on the trip but failed to get a photo. thanks for checking it all out. here are some photos below of me on the trip although they are bit strange with my face blocked out, but you get the idea. :)

dude, where's my shirt?.....