tonight, slipped them on
right after my shower,
hair still wet and dripping
you know I hate blow drying.
You’ll like them, I promise,
lacy and black, in the front,
To be honest I really have no idea what is in store for me for St. Patty’s this year. This tradition typically lasts for at least three days, and not all in a row. New Haven is having their parade this March on the 11th, which is a Sunday — so if you have one of those nine-to-five jobs you may want to plan ahead and call out, or plan to not get drunk. However, I will not get caught up in all the booze-ahol and drinking that will be done… No, this article is about fashion, and here I am to give you some ideas on St. Patty’s make-up. This concept of wearing green eye-shadow and liner is not to be feared; it’s not as if we’re planning on going out looking like 80s hookers, so hear me out or just check out the pictures!
Dictionary.com defines ‘eccentric’ as “deviating from the recognized or customary character, practice, etc.; irregular; erratic; peculiar; odd: eccentric conduct; an eccentric person.” My favorite word and concept, I use this a lot when describing myself. “I’m not weird, I’m eccentric! Ha!” This is the very reason for my love of Halloween; give me any cause to decorate myself majestically and I will have the bling and sparkly eyes all aglow. These looks are great, though mostly not too out there, but I do love the cat-eyes!
There are many things that have changed in time and society since the good ol’ First Amendment was written so many moons ago. What I always think of is the freedom of expression. As Americans, under the First Amendment we have the right to express our opinions. We have the right to represent our expressions in verbal or artistic ways. Tattoos, for example, are a representation of artistic expression and a modern concept in terms of the First Amendment, which states that
Congress shall make no law respecting an establishment of religion; or restricting the free exercise thereof; or abridge the freedom of speech, or of the press; or the right of the people peaceably to assemble; and to petition the government for a redress of grievances.
I know there is nothing within those words even hinting at the thought of tattoos, as our forefathers were certainly not concerned with tattoos in the 18th century. However, in 2012 we do have the right to the artistic expressions of tattoos. We have the right to get one and the right to receive one. The reason for my mentioning tattoos with the First Amendment is that there have been attempts to ban artists from opening up businesses to offer their services. Since there is a high demand for tattoos, there are people whose artistic abilities cannot be dissuaded by state laws prohibiting them to open tattoo parlors.
It’s getting colder out now! Yeah, I know: “Thank you, Captain Obvious.” The night has slipped its way across the border of summer’s days, creeping in with lower temperatures over the evening hours. Leaves change into colorful attire, as if they are dressing up for a special occasion, readying themselves for their fall journeys. Time to get out the winter clothing, put the suede shoes away and hunt down coats that will fit our swollen bodies stuffed with holiday feasts. This is the time for scarves and long-sleeved shirts, snow boots, and head-gear to cover easily frost-bitten ears; these are all the familiar things to anyone used to New England life.