Me-Made-May ’13: Day 23

Oops–totally forgot to post last night. It was sort of a crazy evening. But it’s okay. This is why all the sensible people do round-up posts.

I must have found my camera’s flattering angle because these pictures are terribly deceptive.

And sorry about the terrible framing. You'd think I'd be better at this by now. . .

And sorry about the terrible framing. You’d think I’d be better at this by now. . .

So, when I tell you that I felt like a manatee in this outfit, you might think I’m just being hard on myself.

But seriously–me=manatee (minus the making people think I’m a mermaid).


So much so that I had to change for comfort’s sake.

Into another skirt that I’m not fond of…


But which I felt so much better in.

MMM ’13 Lesson #1: Make myself skirts I like to wear for Pete’s sake.


Skirt #1: Colette Beignet (still not blogged yet)
Skirt #2: Simplicity 2564

Today’s book is The Count of Monte Cristo by Alexandre Dumas.


I’ve read both the abridged and unabridged versions of this book and let me tell you, the unabridged is soooo much better.

I do understand the need for an abridged version though. The story tends to wander off down these long, long rabbit trails. They’re not strictly necessary, I suppose, but they give such a rich history of what Dantes (our hero) has been up to since his escape from prison.

I can’t say that I like Dumas altogether. I’ve read The Three Musketeers and The Black Tulip and didn’t really enjoy either of them. I don’t know why–they just didn’t interest me all that much.

But Monte Cristo is amazing. You should read it (if you haven’t already). And I won’t even judge you for choosing the abridged version if you don’t feel like dealing with all the sub-plots.

 “And now, farewell to kindness, humanity and gratitude. I have substituted myself for Providence in rewarding the good; may the God of vengeance now yield me His place to punish the wicked.”


2 thoughts on “Me-Made-May ’13: Day 23

  1. I would’ve liked to see the Beignet with a shorter top- maybe that would have helped you feel less “manatee-like”? The top looks great with the pink skirt! I think they’re both winners, but if you don’t feel good in them, you definitely need to try a different pattern.
    Did you see the movie version of Monte Cristo with Jim Caviezel? That ending was a total cop-out, feel-good schmutz. I much prefer the book ending.

    • The problem with the Beignet is my fabric choice–it was way too thick. I may try again in a poplin or sateen. But you’re right, the shirt was too long for the skirt. Someday I’ll learn how to dress myself 🙂

      Ugh–that movie. . . Haydee (I might be off on the name there) was obviously a much better choice than Mercedes. I wish the BBC would do a proper mini-series of it. Wouldn’t that be amazing?

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