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Retrorama was a blast!

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Retrorama was advertised as "A Celebration of 50's Style"; a chance to indulge in a night of music, martinis and '50s-inspired fashion by local designers. And it did not disappoint. My girlfriend and I arrived at the event just a few minutes before it was scheduled to begin. We noticed a few 50s cars in the parking lot, but mostly we observed all the wonderful vintage clothing being worn by the people arriving for the event. As we made our way to the check in table we came across this display case with a few vintage hats, shoes and a wonderful old mink coat. It never even occurred to me that I could wear one of my vintage minks! Ah well, next time. We registered and picked up a souvenir set of matches - oh so fifties. When we opened the matchbook we found, not matches, but a tiny notepad. What a cute idea - fifties with a modern day twist. There were so many people and so much going on that it was hard to decide where to begin. On the main level a bartender was de

Vogue 2401 progress or Why I don't sew under pressure

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When you were a child, did your mother feed you words of wisdom? You know, "a penny saved is a penny earned", "don't cross your eyes or they'll stay that way", or my favorite "I can tell you're lying because its written on your forehead"! My mother did. She was filled with wise sayings. Some she heard from my grandparents and others she made up. At least I'm pretty sure she made them up because no one else seems to have ever heard of them (like the lie written on your forehead saying). One of her favorites was "The hurrier I go, the behinder I get". I heard that one often as I was always in a hurry. In a hurry to go somewhere, in a hurry to start a new project, in a hurry to finish a project, etc. When she would see me struggling to complete a task in a hurry and watch me beco me frustrated when things didn't go smoothly invariably I would hear "tsk, tsk, the hurrier I go, the behinder I get." And then she would