Year of the Snake

So last Chinese New Year I posted this image documenting the move from the year of the rabbit into the year of the dragon. Even though this year’s holiday is long past and we are well on our way, slithering through the year, I figured it wasn’t too late to share the image I drew hearkening in the year of the snake.

Year of snake

On a side note I was born in the year of the rat. Now apparently Chinese astrology says we are more or less compatible with the snake. I don’t see how that can possibly be true; considering we are more or less snake food.

The Weekend 4/19/13

Well as you can tell it has been a short week here on the blog.

As the world outside spun into chaos, so to it seems did my personal life. In the midst of the ever final push of tax season and quarterly statement production at my 9-5, I awoke Wednesday morning unable to move my neck at all. After nearly passing out from the pain I made my way to the ER (for the first time in my life) only to be informed it is quite common. I suffered from torticollis or “wry” neck.

I asked the Doc if this was because I was getting old. He said “no” it was quite common with teenagers who are startled awake from their alarm clock and turn their head too quickly, or when you sleep too long in an odd position or with a bad pillow. Well none of these were me. Just lucky I guess.

This was not an ER worthy visit. At least not in my upbringing. I felt like a fool. The ER was reserved for bleeding, broken bones, basically much more than simply a stuck neck. But I was sure I had slipped a disk due to the pain. I had been there before.

Nonetheless, a prescription for pain pills, instructions to take it easy, apply heat or ice whichever provides more relief and then wait for it to resolve itself. Wait a good 5-7 days.

Torticollis…….sounds like I should have kept my head under the covers, buried in my shell. I suspect there is a much more personal, emotional message in here for me to surmise.

Well hopefully next week will be better and I will be posting more. Til’ then.

Blast from This Blogs Past


The Weekend Reading List

Storyboard-NYFA Student Fashion Show

NYFA 2013 storyboard

Between visiting, critiquing and the fact that my camera was in video mode in my lap, unbeknownst to me, for long periods of time I only ended up with a few shots from the show. So I decided the best thing to do was make a storyboard. Hopefully some of the students will share their photos going forward. There is so much more to see. It was a great show.

The Weekend 4/12/13

the vapors

I imagine this is what the students at NYFA wish they could be doing. Unfortunately with the show only a day away all caught in a bundle of nerves and anticipation I suspect they look like this …

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They’re in the final push before their designs hit the runway in the 9th Annual NYFA Student Fashion Show. So if your free on Saturday come see the creations of :

Cory Ellen Boberg

Rachel Farquharson

Melody Hirsch

Marcella Kelly

Joe Madsen

Tom Ordino

Marisa Rockett

Janis Sanders

Jen Tominaga

Erin Weathers

Til’ then here is another

Blast for This Blogs Past

And in honor of the students and their endeavors this weeks reading list is dedicated to the Business of Fashion. So many, so little time. Good luck!

The Weekend Reading List

Here & Here & Edvard Munch The Scream