Tina Boomerina’s Newsletter: Fashion for Real Women
by Tina Boomerina (Christina Gregoire)
I've decided to make this my signup page for my Boomerinas.com Newsletter. Yes, I've lost my freakin' mind again and I've decided to add something else to my to-do list... a NEWSLETTER !
If you want to keep in touch or you want to get links to some of the cool clothing on my website, leave a comment at the bottom of the page.
*** Right now I'm living in a motel with my husband and dog. I won't be sending out the newsletter until we get into our new home. Be patient.
How to Sign Up?
Leave a comment on any of my articles and tell me you want to sign up.
I am having a problem with my newsletter service, so I may need to put a new list together. Hopefully not.
If you've signed up for my newsletter, but you don't see anything in your inbox, check your junk mail folder. I think this will be the best way to tell people where to find the items in my photos.
And, if you have a question about a dress or a top or a swimsuit or a pair of leggings or a necklace in a photo, just leave a comment and I'll try to find it or try to find something similar.
Some of my photos are date back to spring 2012 (when I started Boomerinas), but I'll do my best. And, I'm always interested in finding out what my readers like to wear. So... don't be shy about asking me where a photo is from.
Tina Boomerina's Newsletter:
Have I lost my mind? Why wouldn't I want to add something else to my to-do list?
I have all the time in the world. I have nothing else on my plate. Why wouldn't I want to add a new and wonderful venture to my life? Oh no, this is starting to feel like the day Wanda signed me up to be a Girl Scout leader... without consulting me first.
I think I can. I think I can.
Tell Me What You Want to Read About in This Newsletter?
Just tell me what you want. Your wish is my command. I'm a doormat.
And... I'm Writing an eBook
Someone asked me to write an article about what to wear so that we don't look old and stupid. Well, she worded it a little better than that, but you get the idea. Anyway, that woman's idea blossomed and grew and blew up in my mind until I decided I couldn't fit all my great ideas into one little article... so it's going to have to be an eBook.
Now, in addition to starting a newsletter, I'm trying to write an eBook. Just shoot me.
Yes, I'm biting off more than I can chew. Yes, I've really lost it. Well... if you knew all the stupid things I've done in my life, you wouldn't be surprised that I'm going to try to write an eBook. It may take a year to get it done, but just putting my goal in writing is making me feel more committed to doing it.
I NEVER Wanted to be a Writer
I can't believe I'm a writer.
My father was a writer. I have a theory that my father was the locus, the focus, the role model, the muse, the wacky example that was used to create the writer in The Shining.
I told my sister about my theory (that our dad was the idea for the psycho-writer in The Shining) and my sister freaked out and agreed. Well, I'm not sure that my father, Richard Kent Hall, was actually the person Steven King used for his book, but I'm not sure that my father wasn't the person Steven King used for his book.
(Mr. King, you will help me sleep better at night if you would clarify this.)
My dad is dead now, but I do remember my dad spending an awful lot of time sharpening pencils and lining them up in a row on his desk. It's not a huge leap to imagine him writing "All work and no play makes Dick a dull boy" over and over on a thousand pages. My dad could type very fast. It wouldn't be super time consuming for my dad to type a thousand pages of "All work and no play makes Dick a dull boy" just like Jack Nicholson did in the movie.
Well, lining up the words to create Christmas trees and diamond shapes and inverted triangles using margin spacing (before word processors were invented) might have been time consuming, but who knows what my dad did in his office, behind those closed doors, for all those many hours and hours and hours of my childhood?
My Dad Was a Bit Impulsive
I remember my dad burning an 800 page manuscript for a book when I was about nine years old. It was the only copy, of course. And, he had to give back the advance to the publishers. That was as scary as anything I can remember from my childhood.
So you can understand why I wanted to be a painter (and possibly cut off my ear) rather than be a writer (and possibly burn my manuscript).
(I'm exaggerating about my dad being the inspiration for The Shining, but you should have seen my little sister freak out when I mentioned it. And, my dad WAS around a lot of Hollywood types, so it's not beyond the realm of possibility.)
It's All in the Family
Actually, my dad was good at what he did. He was a writer for television: Gunsmoke, All in the Family, Marcus Welby... and other shows I can't think of right now... because I'm freaking out about all the things I want to do that I don't have time to do.
So, because I never wanted to be a writer, G-d is punishing me in some strange way... and he's made me a writer. It must be karma for something I did in my past life.
Hey, selling my paintings wasn't going anywhere. Galleries loved my work. Art professors said I would be famous someday. But, art wasn't paying the bills... not that writing does. However, writing pays a bit more AND it doesn't require a constant replenishment of expensive art supplies and equipment.
And... that's why I'm a writer.
Have I rambled enough for you? Are you ready to sign up for my newsletter? Do I need to ramble more?
If you're interested in reading what I have to say about fashion and how current fashion sucks most of the time... or whatever else I feel like writing about... sign up for my newsletter by leaving a comment below at the bottom of the page. And please...
- Use your REAL EMAIL ADDRESS
If you use a made up email address, I won't be able to add you to the list. You can always unsubscribe later. I promise my newsletter will be good for a laugh.
Now... if only I could type 150 wpm like my dad.
Photo Credits: Prshots.com.
- Main Photo: New Look UK, 2012.
- Sign Up for Newsletter: Isme.
- Other pics... who knows.
- I had to take most of the clothing links off my site. They were causing problems with my fun little project, my Boomerinas.com website.
- If you want to know where an item is from, just leave a message at the bottom of the page. I promise not to bite. I'm not a multinational corporation. I'm just me.
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That's what I need... a vacay. Leave a comment at the bottom of the page if you're just hanging around.