June 06, 2011

New in the shop today! This shirt has a  matching cut out pattern in the front and in the back, I haven't ever really seen anything like it before.

I have a new story, it's about finding someone on the internet. I was reminded of my cousin the other day, she is about 10 years older than me and when I was little I thought she was the coolest person ever. She used to live in Rhode Island, when we would visit there I remember being mesmerized by all her cool stuff. The furniture in her bedroom was all white wicker, she had a white wicker vanity with photos of her boyfriend stuck into the edges of the mirror. She had a faux bear skin rug and lots of make up and clothes. This was the 1980s so she had a perm and would wear bows in her hair. I wasn't allowed to get a perm but I would try to mimic her with the bows. After high school she went on to become a hairdresser. The last time I saw her I was 14 and she and her family were about to move to Florida, afterwards I heard stories about her getting into trouble but I haven't seen or spoken to her since. It occurred to me the other day that she could be on facebook and that I should find her, I don't know why I didn't think of it sooner. I got carried away in my mind thinking about how we would catch up on things, it's been so long. I could not find her on facebook so then I googled her mom's name and from there I found my cousin's married last name. She still wasn't on facebook so I did a google image search, the first photo that came up was her, I could tell even though she looks a lot older and pretty different. I clicked on it and realized it was a mug shot. I kept looking, basically a google image search of her name is a gallery of different mugshots, she seems to have been arrested a lot. In one of them she is laughing. I was so amazed that I had found her that I couldn't believe it but then then the realization sunk in that I don't think we will be catching up anytime soon. 

1 comment: