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4th of July

This is why I don’t care for the 4th of July…at all.

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Phone Your Blog (via WordPress.com News)

Phone Your Blog It's happened to all of us. The night starts off innocently enough with a little gin and tonic, maybe a mojito, then next thing you know you're doing tequila shots with the bartender and the girl from Brazil and you find yourself thinking it would be a treMENdous idea to call up your ex and see how they're doin … Read More

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Audio Post

I think this is a really good idea; I even made a whole new account so I can leave notes for my self. We’ll see what comes of it!

Secret Stash Objects (via The Compost Pile)

Secret Stash Objects For Father's Day this year, my dad announced he wanted a Kindle.  Now, this is actually a bit unusual for him.  Usually he asks for things like "more time with you kids" or "my car needs vacuuming."  So to have him actually want something specific was remarkable.  Which also meant, of course he was going to get it.  We all chipped in for it, but we still felt like he should have a few more things to unwrap.  My brother got him a really nice leath … Read More

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Blissful Uniformity?

For most public school kids, the idea of having to wear a uniform seem a cruel and unusual punishment. What they don’t understand is how it feels to ear one your whole “school” life.

The might argue that it robs you of your identity or it’s just “the man’s way of getting you down.”

I’ve worn a uniform to school for an entire decade and although it’s changed me, it’s not really for the worse.

In the morning I can literally get myself ready in the dark. I know exactly where I threw my uniform the night before and no one in my all girls high school cares if my skirt is a bit askew when I walk through the door. As a uniform is introduced to a student body the necessity in the minds of the students to look “pretty” decreases. This in turn produces humility and from there charity and truth.

Now this makes it sound like I wear a paper sack to school. While the colors are conservative (blue and gray) the actual pieces of clothing aren’t all that bad. In the morning I can choose between the typical blue, gray, and yellow plaid skirt or a pair of navy blue shorts or pants. Then the choice of a navy or gray polo provides a little less freedom, but what can be worn over that is extensive. *Takes deep breath and prepares to rattle off list* Students can wear a gray button up sweater with the navy polo, the navy button up sweater with the gray polo, a gray V-neck pull over sweater with the navy polo, the navy V-neck pull over sweater with the gray polo, a navy sweatshirt with the gray polo, OR the gray sweatshirt with the navy polo. Or of course you could just not wear one.

All those rules just make the idea of a uniform quite dreary but if your school is willing to let you accessorize it’s not at all horrible. Every day to school I wear something extra along the lines of an oversized vintage pink bow, a bracelet made of nine pennies welded together, a pearl ring, and a necklace with five different pendants, and a pair of pink and black Chuck Taylors. It’s the absence of complete freedom that intensifies personal style for all the students. I’ve learned more about what I like this past year in particular than I have in nine years of wearing a uniform. Being able to identify what one likes in a single item is far less intimidating than in an entire outfit.

Therefore, though wearing the same gray and blue “bland” outfit everyday can seem an absolute bore, there’s much more to it than that, but not to someone that’s lived with it for so long. So bugger off, I like my uniform.

Love, DFTBA, Pickles, and All That Jazz,

     Ella

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