Being back here, I remembered how gorgeous Indian women are and Deepika in particular. (I find her mesmerizingly beautiful and I don't feel weird about that) AND how much I loved this song in Om Shanti Om and how we are still going to perform this for K on is special day. We haven't forgotten friend. Isn't it wonderful?
Tonight the family I am staying with was watching Cars and I mentioned Paul Newman when his, as the voice of Doc Hudson, and we chatted a bit about how much we love him and how I actually had pictures of him up in my room when I was a teenager (he would have been in his 70's then of course the pictures were of him much earlier but he aged VERY well) and his incredible clear blue eyes. He actually said once somethng like "If my eyes should ever turn brown, my career is shot to hell." Not 5 minutes later, I was checking cnn and there the cover story announcing his death. It gave me shivers.He was absolutely one of my favorites and I have a total respect for his long time marriage with Joanne Woodward, something we rarely see these days in Hollywood. Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid tops my list (Newman and Redford at their primes) and Cool Hand Luke will always be a family favorite. "What we got here is... failure to communicate." Actors pass away all the time and I rarely give notice but this one I will miss.
We spent the whole day planning and talking about the Inn and fabrics so that I can best take advantage of my 10 days here. M & D are in serious transition mode so I am very very greatful for their welcoming me into their home even though they are extrememly busy. I learned more about printing today than I have in the past year of research. Tomorrow we are going to visit a wholesale fabric market and then to a printer so I can see it in action and there seems to be a very good chance of getting a custom fabric made. It is all very exciting.
I am sitting at JFK airport waiting to board my Emirates flight 204 to Dubai. Now that I am checked in and through security A OK, the excitement of this adventure is setting in. I have the right mix of magazines, People, The Economist, Entertainment Weekly, and Domino all ready to go. I arranged departure from JFK (not the closest airport to Windsor) when I found a flight on Emirates (which Mike and I had flown to Turkey in 2005) for a good price. If the opportunity ever arises to fly this beauty of an airline, DO IT! The food is almost really good, hundreds of movies and tv shows, you get to hear everything in English and then Arabic (just cool) and they wear kind of odd, but chic, uniforms. I really enjoy the traveling part of traveling (once I get out of security and customs) and find airports such an interesting liminal space of transition and energy. I think this is going to be best the business trip ever, not that I have every taken a business trip but I am starting off right! I have no idea what the internet will be like in India with our friends but I hope to stay up to date with what I do and find. Who knows maybe I can update on what I watched and ate on the plane?
Note: I am going to be posting India insights at our Inn Site as well since I will mainly be working on designs, etc for that project. So if you don't see something here, there might be something there.
get to wrestle with Mike after.
the action as possible but looking very cute.
Ha. I know this is funny but I think it is ONE: great documentation for me so I can check out how my hair was since I am going to be up keeping this baby and TWO: in case anyone else out there is wanting to go platinum blond, this will be a great tool. It was COLD this morning; I could see my breath hence the arm warmers (thank you Lucy) and i got some nice pink lipstick. I think I could darker but I have no money to get anything but the Wet n' Wild stuff and we know how well that works, but it's cheap; the story of my life. So Liz and Pete are back and we are off around noon to head to New Jersey where we are going to be for 3 days before heading to NYC where I leave from on Tuesday for India. More non-hair related pictures to come.
I woke up and this is what I had. Still looks kind of cool which is AWESOME. I blew it yesterday and put a lot of product in it so until I wash it again (next week) it is going to be pretty wild and up. I tamed it a little and then I was off. Humor me with all the enjoyment I am getting out of this new change. Man, I needed this! I feel like things have lifted; a new beginning.
BEFORE: (I actually quite liked this cut)