Jim Lehrer’s MacNeil / Lehrer Editorial Guidelines.
They are as follows:
Do nothing I cannot defend.
Cover, write, and present every story with the care I would want if the story were about me.
Assume there is at least one other side or version to every story.
Assume the viewer is as smart and as caring and as good a person as I am.
Assume the same about all people on whom I report.
Assume personal lives are a private matter until a legitimate turn in the story absolutely mandates otherwise.
Carefully separate opinion and analysis from straight news stories, and clearly label everything.
Do not use anonymous sources or blind quotes except on rare and monumental occasions.
No one should ever be allowed to attack another anonymously.
And finally, I am not in the entertainment business.
Does anyone else watch too much What Not to Wear? I’ve probably seen every episode. I’m totally addicted to their transformations. Though I miss Nick Arrojo — Ted Gibson is too quiet and smarmy for my tastes. Anyway, I love Stacy & Clinton’s “mom on the go” looks for SAHMs, and sometimes I think of them when I’m getting dressed to run errands or go Christmas shopping (what I did today).
I attempted a “blogger bun” today, made famous by Sydney & Kendi. Though mine is a bit unstable and gigantic. My hair got really thick during pregnancy, and even though I went through the predicable crazy post-partum hair loss, it still seems to be over-the-top thick. Not that I’m complaining really, it’s just different from what I’m used to. And heavy. Particularly when set atop my head in a bun. And I bonked it several times getting Zeke in and out of the carseat, so it’s not as pretty now as it was this morning when I took photos. Oh well.
I’m trying some pink lipstick I found in my old make-up bins - I had completely forgotten about it, but it’s a decent and much cheaper approximation of NARS Funny Face which I’ve been kind of coveting (I’m in love with my recent purchase of their Jungle Red).
ed: it’s a good thing I love my husband. He saw the last pic and said I looked like a crazed circus performer with no eyes. Thanks dear. And here I thought it was a cute pic of me laughing with my son.
I wanted to break out some hand knits for this rainy day (it started coming down a the end of my photo shoot).
I may have mentioned here and there that I’m a knitter… but kind of a lapsed one. Since having the baby I haven’t been good about finishing projects. I have a pair of socks I’ve been knitting for months (I finally turned the heel!). Other than that I’m not really working on anything.
The scarf I’m wearing is the first thing that I ever knit. It’s VERY long - I just knit and knit and knit until I ran out of yarn. It’s a little ridiculous, but I kind of love it.
My “socks” are actually pedicure socks — I’m wearing them like legwarmers with my pants tucked in. My friend Trina made them for me, and you could knit them too. Here’s a link to her Ravelry pattern (Ravelry memberships are free - if you knit or crochet, you should join! It’s so awesome.)
I can’t believe I only have three outfits left! I’m trying to re-wear everything that has only been worn once - these shirts have been worn here and here.
Sorry for the bad flash photos. I didn’t end up getting dressed until after dark today. We went to Jerm’s company holiday party this evening and I wanted to try to stay within the remix for the event. I wore my silk skirt (seen here) but this time I dressed it up with a black turtleneck and fancy stockings.
The big cheat here are my shoes. I didn’t include a pair of black pumps in the remix, mostly because I wear them so rarely. But I didn’t really like the way this looked with my black flats or my black boots, and the brown heels just didn’t work, so I cheated and pulled out my peep-toes.
I wish this skirt fit a teensy bit better. It’s just the slightest bit too big (it’s a 4 - Banana Republic, can your vanity sizing get any more ridiculous?) and hits a bit below my natural waist. The upside is that I’m more comfortable with the length. The downside is that my waistline isn’t as well defined as it could be.
It’s raining today, the baby has a cold, and I’m feeling lazy, so I didn’t want to trek the whole 5 steps outside to take my pictures. Well, mostly I didn’t want to spend the whole time baby wrangling. At least if we’re inside I can put him down and let him go (see outtakes to see how fast he is!).
I’ve had the idea of this outfit in my head for ages, but I kept not having a good day to wear it. Today is an inside day so I can run around in my overly long jeans and socks and it’s no big deal. And if I have to go out, I’m already cute, right?
Today feels like a true remix since I’ve worn all of the pieces already, here, here & here. I’ve been meaning to wear these items for a while now, except the shoes they’ve only been worn once each.
I’m not that good a red. I think this skirt may be the first red item of clothing I’ve bought in a long time. I almost got the gray version, but my wardrobe is a little gray-heavy lately, so I went for the red. I kind of like it. But I have a hard time wearing it - hence it being one of the last things I got around to remixing (along with the black turtleneck I’m wearing).
This skirt is super fun and festive, but it’s kind of short for me. So I’m wearing leggings underneath - I feel like I can get away with much shorter skirts & dresses so long as I have leggings on. And I’ve been dying to remix these cable knit leggings since I wore them on day 3 of the remix.
How do you like our sad porch Christmas tree? We got the tree on Saturday, but we still have to put it up. And I have no idea what we’re going to do about the almost-toddler in our midst. What do I do? Get an elaborate gate? It’s times like these I wish we had a formal living room instead of the casual living room/dining room we have. Then I could just keep him out of the Christmas room and it’d be no problem.
Any moms have advice for tree protection? Should we just put it up on the back porch and look at it through the window?