Tuesday, November 04, 2008

Nov 4 Gear

Blouse: emerald green, sheer with ruffles from Banana Republic worn with black short sleeve gathered top from the Gap. Black wide leg pants and white trench from BR. Purple and gold necklace from Forever 21. Earrings by Darlybird. Yellow croc purse from my friends! All the colors work together because they are the same level of saturation. Oh, and the crop on the photo is due to bad hair day. Editorial decision. No quibbling.

And now...

I have remained relatively politically neutral on this blog (for me anyway.) One of my personal, lifetime goals is to foster the civil discourse of our nation and the world. I respect the right of all thoughtful, discerning people to express their views, no matter how they do or do not coincide with my views. So I hope you'll forgive my deliberate expression:

Four years ago I cried tears of sorrow.

Today I cried tears of joy.


Anonymous said...

This outfit falls into the "appropriate for occasion" category. GAH. I want that bag. It even looks good next to galloping ponies.

Sue said...

Me too. :>

lj said...

Amen, sister. Amen!

Rachel said...

i'm thrilled beyond belief. historic!

i i eee said...


word verification: trous

Emily said...

Fantastic outfit, amazing night. Regardless of the man's politics, a truly thrilling thing has happened. It's bigger than us. And I cried, too.

Emily said...

Might I add, I feel sorry for George and Laura. It's just what I do. And I think John McCain lost but he really won, because now he doesn't have to be POTUS. Really, who would want that job?

sarah k. said...

I'm still choked up.

compulsive writer said...

I thought of you and am truly happy for you. Involved as I am in local politics, I have great empathy for what it must feel like to long for change and be disappointed time and time again. I hope someday I can feel your same joy. (But I've about given up hope.)

Fig said...

One of the best days of my life.

Also - the color-matching-because-of-saturation revelation may have changed my whole world. Thanks for that.

Anonymous said...


Annette Lyon said...

I can't get over how stylish you are. Seriously. Nothing's boring. You always have OUTFITS. Cool stuff.

Michelle said...

cried,cried,cried- happy tears.

martha corinna said...

Love darlybird, love your outfits, and love the tears. I am blessed to be a part of this day!

Britty said...

I'm happy for you, Azucar. I really hope this is a good change for everyone. Wouldn't it be wonderful if one person had all of the right answers? I'm open-minded to anything that will make life better.

Love the outfits. Oh, BR. It's been a while since I've shopped at my favorite store. It will always remind me of my fun ah-ha days.

Natalie said...

v. stylish! getting dressed on election day is tricky. and i second your joy! yesss!

Azúcar said...

Fig- since purple and yellow/gold are complimentary, they work as well. The green is a third color (I love a third color.) .

Em said...

You rock.

fijiangirl said...

love, love the outfit. Seriously when are you coming out here to be my stylist. You are in the wrong profession.

As for the election... happy you are happy. I wasnt happy last night, but wasn't depressed either as far as POTUS goes. I am apathetic and have been since these two invidituals one the nominations. However, I have to honestly admit that it did feel good to be a part of history and what his election will mean for my bi-racial children.

redlaw said...

i could not agree more. i too cried in angst 4 years ago and last night, i felt so good about america for the first time in almost 8 years.

*MARY* said...

I cried too, tears of envy for your stylish clothes.

Anonymous said...

Read this and then weep.....

"Make no mistake about it, brothers and sisters, in the months and years
ahead, events are likely to require each member to decide whether or not he will
follow the First Presidency. Members will find it more difficult to halt longer
between two opinions. President Marion G. Romney said, many years ago, that he
had 'never hesitated to follow the counsel of the Authorities of the Church
even though it crossed my social, professional or political life.'

This is hard doctrine, but it is particularly vital doctrine in a society which
is becoming more wicked. In short, brothers and sisters, not being ashamed of
the gospel of Jesus Christ includes not being ashamed of the prophets of Jesus
Christ. . . . Your discipleship may see the time when such religious convictions
are discounted. . . . This new irreligious imperialism seeks to disallow certain
opinions simply because those opinions grow out of religious convictions.

Resistance to abortion will be seen as primitive. Concern over the institution
of the family will be viewed as untrendy and unenlightened.... Before the
ultimate victory of the forces of righteousness, some skirmishes will be lost.
Even in these, however, let us leave a record so that the choices are clear,
letting others do as they will in the face of prophetic counsel. There will also
be times, happily, when a minor defeat seems probable, but others will step
forward, having been rallied to rightness by what we do.

We will know the joy, on occasion, of having awakened a slumbering majority of
the decent people of all races and creeds which was, till then, unconscious of
itself. Jesus said that when the fig trees put forth their leaves, 'summer
is nigh.' Thus warned that summer is upon us, let us not then complain of
the heat."

Elder Neal A. Maxwell, "Meeting the Challenges of Today," BYU Devotional, October 10, 1978

You'll probably end up deleting this...but whatever. It's ok to agree to disagree. Unless you're dealing with what the Prophets have asked of us.

Katie said...

Wow! And is this talk suppossed to represent Obama... I am not getting it... I too cried tears of joy... I am so excited about what is to come... and I am ready and waiting to do my part! Bring it on!

~j. said...

anon - riiiiiight. Prophetic counsel. To vote for John McCain. Good one. Bless your heart.

Foo said...

Dear anon,

I know that I weep for the your lack of reading comprehension skills. I'll make sure to punch an English teacher in the face tomorrow at work as payback for their failure to educate you.

Other half

dalene said...

Anon--Did I miss the memo where they told us over the pulpit who we were supposed to vote for? Maybe I was late to church that day. The letter I got (you know, the one signed by the first pres.) said something about the church not endorsing candidates or parties and maintaining a sense of political neutrality.

And I think that one was dated 2008.

La Yen said...

Wait, Anonymous. I am confused. The brethren said that we needed to support Prop 8, which won.

So are you mad about Obama? Because the brethren didn't say anything about him. The first "brethren" of this dispenation did say that we follow kings, rulers, magistrates, etc. so maybe you should show some respect when speaking of your future president. Because no matter who you voted for (which is your right, and Azucar's right), then you need to remember who we will be supporting (as best we can)for the next four years.

Also, FYI--if you don't want people to jump down your throat at the drop of a hat, don't leave crabby comments without your name. Because Azucar is not a deleter, as much as a destoyer.

Azúcar said...
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Azúcar said...

Of course I'm not deleting your comment; I don’t play like that--although I will call you a coward for posting anonymously.

If you really wanted to stand up, you'd do it proudly with your name. As it is, you're hiding behind your cursor.

There's nothing I love more than having my very own religion, the one I believe with my whole heart, being used by someone with a skewed perspective as a weapon.
By saying that I my beliefs contradict the prophets is hubris of the highest degree. You also call into question my friends and my closest family. You, madame, are not my judge in Israel.

I will put my compassion, my love for fellow man, my belief that we are all children of God and therefore have a claim against each as his brother, and put that against whatever subset of our religion that you pretend to espouse.

And how dare you presume that my vote contradicts this statement? In my view, and in the view of other faithful members, it does not.

In fact, not once did I hear the first presidency endorse any one person or political party. Rather, we got the same letter we do every year saying that the church is neutral and does not endorse candidate or party. Are you one of the members who bizarrely think that that statement is merely a wink and a nod?

Sorry, you can count me with Marlin K. Jensen who stated “I think I could safely say that one of the things that prompted this discussion [by the First Presidency] in the first place was the regret that’s felt about the decline of the Democratic Party and the notion that may prevail in some areas that you can’t be a good Mormon and a good Democrat at the same time. There have been some awfully good men and women who have, I think, been both and are both today. So I think it would be a very healthy thing for the church—particularly the Utah church—if that notion could be obliterated.”

There are many reasons I voted the way I did, and accusing me of ignoring the prophets as a result is rather a cheap and narrow-minded—not to mention false—interpretation of my ballot.

Stephanie said...

if the democratic party was good enough for James E. Faust, then it was good enough for me, anon.

honestly, sometimes i want to eat anonymous for dinner. because i'm a socialist AND a cannibal.

you go azucar, you go

Marge Bjork said...

hubris was a word of the day last week.

I love God, I love Obama, and I love dressing up.

And I love outdoor bluegrass festivals.

Geo said...

I need you to style me. Do you hire out?

Emily said...

I love that quote by Elder Maxwell. Pretty sure it doesn't apply here in any way, shape, or form.

Delightful quote by Elder Jensen. Amen and hallelujah!

I'm intrigued by the new blog by one OH.

b. said...

I soooo soooo hate being late to the party. Damn.