Thursday, January 07, 2010

Theme Thursday: Polka (dots)

A new year, and I aim to be more of a blogger; I've been reading that this is opposite to the trend. Although I had to maneuver through two blogs to get to the link. Meaning?

Now, polka or polka dots or both. Remember dotted swiss ? That's what first came to mind, after polka music. I had a Sunday/Easter dress made from it, and I can still remember the nubby feel of the little flocked circles. White circles on blue background. full skirt and black patent leather shoes.

ah, more footwear.

Polka music? scratchy AM station on the car radio out of Chicopee in the white car with the shifter on the steering column. and no seat belts. it's always foggy or dusk or raining. i'm 14 or 10 or 16. it never varies.

16 comments:

Brian Miller said...

i remember seeing quite a few polka dotted dresses on easter as a child. and polka music to keep us awake on the way home. smiles. happy tt!

subby said...

GAAAH! I never did like coulmn shifting! Tho' it's like riding a bike, innit? And I need to find a good Polka station!

mouse (aka kimy) said...

I forgot all about that fabric....I must have had a dress in it as I remember the feel more than anything else....but as I mentioned, I couldn't find or couldn't recall a single picture (from a shutterbug family) of any of us wearing polka dots....although there is s faint recollection of a pic of my nana with a polka dotted apron that I saw somewhere!

polka music a ubiquitous feature of family weddings. probably explains why we went off the family grid when we got married - ha ha

Simpson/Lynch Studios said...

Dotted Swiss? Sounds familiar, but since I never wore any -- being a boy -- I have no idea why.

willow said...

Oh, dotted swiss. I haven't thought of it in years! My bridesmaids' dresses were made of blue dotted swiss. Very '70's, huh?

Kurt said...

99% of all blogs are inactive, they say.

Reya Mellicker said...

Had to laugh at the article. Journalists are always trying to diss blogging and other forms of the "citizen media." It boils their butts to know that everyone can now publish. Hee hee.

Alan Burnett said...

Polka music always makes me think of school dances for some reason. And as for web burnout. No chance. Happy TT

VE said...

Inactive blogs will eventually clog up the entire internet and it'll run out of space...

Roy said...

Web burnout? What's that guy talking about? I'm having all kinds of fun with my blog and reading my friends' blogs, and most people I know feel the same. I think the guy who put that thing together is reading too many news blogs!

As for polka dots, the only polka-dotted material I ever wore was a red shirt with yellow polka dots, big puffy sleeves, and a high collar. It was one of my uncles' band shirts (in a rock band in the '60s you wore stuff like that, until us hippies came along and played in jeans and t-shirts) and I borrowed it to be a pirate one year for our jr. high school dress-up days. My costume was a big hit.

The Mistress said...

Maybe I should reconsider my reluctance to wear polka dots, and vow to wear a dotted dress this Easter!

~Angela

JeffScape said...

I believe in web burnout. But polka dot burnout? NEVER!

Gary said...

Folks getting offline? We'll see how that plays out.

Forget dots and bring on the black patent leather shoes! Gotta love those.

Megan said...

I'm trying to think if I ever had a dotted swiss anything. I'm thinking not...

I know someone who has a lot of abandoned blogs. I keep expecting them to disappear entirely, but they don't.

lettuce said...

yes! the texture of polka dots...

Mrsupole said...

I haven't thought about that material in years, but it seems like I just felt it yesterday. I cannot think if I ever had a dress made from it but I remember that I liked the feel of it. Thank you for bringing up that memory.

I remember when I finally got a car where the shifter was not on the steering column, oh how cool we thought that was.

God bless.