Gorgeous blogger Annie Wilson of Poetic & Chic recently launched a business called Sourdough, which sells beautiful accessories handmade from vintage barkcloth through an Etsy shop. Annie sent me a Sleepytime Eye Mask in Scarlet Scroll. The mask is filled with lavender to help banish insomnia.
It really does help when I commit to using it. The only problem is that I find it hard to give up my usual nighttime routine in order to sleep. A New York Times interview with cartoonist Roz Chast on Sunday made me realize that Chast is one of my proliferating soulmates. Chast said:
“I kind of tend to stay up late just about every night, anywhere from 12:30 a.m. to 3 a.m. I putter. I nurse old grudges. I fold origami while nursing old grudges. I think about the past. I wonder if there’s any grudges I should start.”
Yep, that pretty much sums what I’m up to when I’m not commenting on your blogs during the wee hours.
I was going to take a picture of myself wearing the mask, but I couldn’t resist the urge to photograph a barkcloth product on the dogs. I hope Annie forgives me eventually. Frankly, the photography session didn’t go very well. Every time I placed the mask on Henry, he got up and strolled off. I managed to pose the mask near Gigi.
Unfortunately, when I tried to put the mask over Gigi’s eyes, she growled … very quietly. What is the world coming to when dogs don’t appreciate a fragrant barkcloth product? Jebus. Usually Gigi only growls at my mother. But thanks again to Annie for sending me her gorgeous work. I recommend that you all check out her shop and refrain from putting any of her pieces on easily irritated animals.
I’d also like to thank Annie for vowing not to blog about last night’s CFDA awards. As I was reading the CFDA real-time tweets yesterday, I was thinking how much I dreaded reading about the event on, oh, three million blogs today. It’s not that I don’t want to know about the awards. It’s just that I hate post-event blogging overload, where you can’t escape the coverage and after the first 1,000 posts on the topic it starts to seem like no one has anything new to say. So thanks to anyone who is not writing about it, including:
- Solo Lisa
- Oh Lady E
- Sal of Already Pretty
- The Shoe Girl’s Blog
- Winona of Daddy Likey
- Anne of the City Sage
- Fashion Herald
- Miss Cavendish
Of course, now that I am saying this, I am a little embarrassed that I will be mentioning a past CFDA award on my Francis blog later this week. Stay tuned for that.
While I’m handing out all the appreciation, I should thank the bloggers who mentioned me yesterday. Three in one day! I was so proud.
- The Swelle Life, who was inspired to dig up some wonderful Rossy de Palma photos.
- Daddy Likey, who always makes my day when she includes me in Blogback Mountain.
- 7×7, who enjoyed my recent rant.
I think there was someone else, too, who reminded me of my love for clown collars. Identify yourself, woman!