Wednesday, October 28, 2009

plastic letters

Most of the display cases at the Farragut Folklife Museum are currently loaded with Barbies. I stopped by for my annual visit on Monday when I went to pay my auto registration at the Knox County offices upstairs. I was amused by the juxtaposition of the doll collection with the axes and other cutting tools on the walls. One of the Barbies was decked out in a real mink coat.

When I got home that day, I found a press release from in my email. It directed me to an online gallery of new Barbies dressed as pop icons Joan Jett, Cyndi Lauper and Deborah Harry. I was curious since Blondie was my favorite band of the '80s. I remember going to see them at Merriweather Post Pavilion. Their opening act might have been Duran Duran. Thanks to the remarkable Internet, I was able to find out that my memory was correct and that the concert was August 16, 1982.

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Friday, December 30, 2005

she must know what I like

All my daughter wanted for her birthday was a digital camera. We sent one to her while she was away at college this past semester. After a month or so, I emailed her and asked why she hadn't sent any photos yet. Of all the things she could have sent, she responded by sending me a picture that she took during a recent trip to the Smithsonian Institution.

I think it's funny that my daughter's snapshot looks better than the photo of the Puffy Shirt on the Smithsonian website.

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