Thursday, June 02, 2005

Green eyed girl, Sha na na na na na na na na na

When I was little I wanted red hair, freckles, and green eyes. My blonde hair, fair skin, and blue/green eyes were fine but I wanted to be exceptionally different. I did not want brown hair. In fact I once told my mother (who has brown to light brown hair, not dirty blond mother) that I didn’t want to grow up and have black hair like her. Suffice it to say that my mother still reminds me of this sweet proclamation I made as a child.

Back to me. So I wanted red hair, freckles, and green eyes which were exactly like a Precious Moments doll that I saw when I was young. I guess I wanted to be Anne (with an E thank you very much) Shirley or at least a precocious young stand out. Alas as much as I wished, my hair did not change color, nor did freckles miraculously appear on my cheeks.

In high school I did get one of my wishes. I had contacts (people I might as well be blind for what I can see without assistance from some curved glass or little pieces of flexible plastic). I got GREEN contacts. Bright GREEN. Demonic GREEN (at least that is what my friends called it when I was in direct sunlight and the green of my eyes caused others to be drawn into a deep trance like state of staring).
I loved my green contacts. It made me different, special, individual. I got all kinds of compliments on my green contacts. People would stare at my eyes and mention how beautiful my eyes were. I miss my green contacts. Unfortunately I got too blind to wear colored contacts. Stupid astigmatism. Now I have my blue/green eyes which change color depending on what I’m wearing. I like to wear bright green now and then, so that I can reminisce about my green eyes


Blogger Amstaff Mom said...

When I first read the "red hair, freckles, and green eyes" line, I IMMEDIATELY thought of Anne Shirley (Blythe). I've always wanted blue eyes, but I'm destined to look more like Diana Barry (while we're on the Anne of Green Gables topic). Due to my poor, poor eyesight, I have never been able to wear colored soft lenses-only the not-able-to-be-tinted gas perms. My hubby has blue eyes though, so I guess I did get blue eyes after all!

6/02/2005 3:14 PM  
Blogger Katie said...

Amstaff: Oh if I could marry Gilbert Blythe. He is one of my literary crushes, as is Mr. Darcy and Mr. Knightly. Where can I find a man that jumps from the pages of great books?

6/02/2005 3:25 PM  
Blogger Amstaff Mom said...

K-Pinion, don't even get me started on the literary crushes you speak of.
Watch me swoon at the sound of Gilbert's name. I wouldn't have been mean to him if he called ME "Carrots". I wish I had a dollar for everytime I watched that series. I LOVE those movies. And at the end of the last one in the series-when they are on the bridge and he touches her face and calls her "Carrots"...sigh. And Knightly from the movie Emma, or Colonel Brandon from Sense and Sensability, or Darcy. sigh.

We need to have a cookie-fest and all the local blog girls get together and eat cookies and watch one of these movies!

6/02/2005 4:02 PM  
Blogger Katie said...

Amstaff we may be kindred spirits. Watch just one that's like asking a mother to pick which child she likes best (even though I KNOW my mom likes me best). We should watch them all. We could have an Anne (with an E) marathon and watch Anne of Green Gables, Anne of Avonlea, and Anne the continuing story. And then we could have a Jane Austen marathon, Emma, Sense and Sensibility, Persuasion, and my favorite (ok so I do pick favs) Pride and Prejudice. I will put that movie on anytime and just let it run in the background as I go about my chores or other things.

6/02/2005 4:08 PM  
Blogger Katie said...

For all you guys out there I also have DUDE FLICKS marathons with myself. Braveheart, Gladiator, The Patriot, Saving Private Ryan (wait are these dude flicks or war flicks, or both? hmmmmm). Either way I am up for a good chick flick or some blood, guts, war and dude stuff. See I am the perfect woman, or at least perfect woman movie watcher.

6/02/2005 4:10 PM  
Blogger Amstaff Mom said...

Kindred One, do you have plans for the weekend, b/c I don't!!! All my movies are packed though while I am waiting for my house to be finished (praying it will be ready by Tuesday). I know not of this "Persuasion". I guess I have been missing out. I DID watch Pride and Prejudice last week! Is there a new version to that one? I've only seen the old one. I too would have a hard time picking my favorite "Anne" movie. Maybe the last one b/c of the sweet ending. But I also like the ones w/ Matthew Cuthbert in them. He was so sweet. Name the time and the place, I will be there!

6/02/2005 4:25 PM  
Blogger Amanda Sue said...

swooning over gilbert! lol...

i would join you, if it were a book-reading marathon, since i own everything written by LM Montgomery, but somehow this does not seem to be the sort of marathon you would enjoy with friends.

in fact, it would probably be annoying:

"hey! did you get to the part yet where..."

"hahahhaha this is so funny, whenever you catch up with me, we can talk about it."


6/02/2005 5:19 PM  
Blogger The Blog Patrol said...

Hmmm, me thinks that this post smacks of too much talk of green.

1 citation for redundant green usage.

6/02/2005 6:37 PM  
Blogger The Blog Patrol said...

Okay, I totally said that so I could see our new logo appear.

6/02/2005 6:37 PM  
Anonymous od said...

Hmmm, I don't know about the dude flicks. You may have to prove to your future beau that:
A-- during said dude flicks, only grunts and short bursts of profanity will be uttered; no chick comments about how he or his family feels about being disemboweled;
B-- once he commits to you, there will not be a sudden return to the chick flicks or other pink-jacketed movies;
and C-- he won't be compared to half-men named "Gilbert".

6/02/2005 7:30 PM  
Blogger Katie said...

OD - don't worry I will not have to convince any future men that I am committed to the DUDE FLICKS. I may think about the familial ramifications but i know enough not to TALK during a movie. That is a pet peeve of mine, TALKING during movies. Talking is allowed after the movie but never, NEVER during. I also do not avert my eyes during big battle scenes. This chick can take the gore.

6/03/2005 8:04 AM  
Blogger Katie said...

BP - why oh why did you use me as the test run for the inspector gadget guy? I'm a nice rule abiding blogitizen. Back off BP or I'll wallop on you. :)

6/03/2005 8:05 AM  
Blogger jes said...

as we discovered saturday night, though, neither the bright green shirt nor the random green thing you picked up and held next to your eyeball caused your eyes to turn demonic green.

still, we love you for your blonde hair and blue eyes. :)

6/06/2005 10:46 AM  
Anonymous Lindsay said...

Well, Katie, the eyes are always greener on the other side. er... Point is, I've got green eyes, but no one ever notices. I try by mostly wearing green. After all these years, have you ever noticed? I always wanted my dad's blue eyes - very light and bright. I'll try to be content if you will, deal? PS: Gilbert is a sissy pants (though I like those movies), and movies like Braveheart and Gladiator are romantic (my Lpinion) - think about it now.

6/16/2005 12:32 AM  

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