Monday, December 11, 2006

That Girl


Guess what I found this weekend on TV Land..... a "That Girl" marathon. I was in heaven. Before Mary Richards, there was Ann Marie.

Darned if she isn't just the cutest thing. I LOVED this show when I was a kid. I SOOOO wanted to be able to wear my hair in a flip. And those eyelashes! I wanted to be That Girl.

For some reason, no one else in the family wanted to join me in my That-Girl-A-Thon, and every time I left the room the channel would mysteriously be changed.... but every chance I got, I plopped down on the couch with my knitting and watched That Girl.

That Girl could pull off a hat. In super cute, massive eyelashes, squeaky voice, "ohhh Donald" style.

Me.... not so much with the hat. And this hair is NEVER gonna do a flip.

Really - doesn't this look like one of those surveillance photos when someone robs a bank? You do not want to run across this woman in a dark alley, do ya?

So.... the only place you'll run across This Girl is if you're out walking early in the morning and see her with her walking buddy (who, wouldn't you know it, could seriously pull off a good Ann Marie imitation - down to the black hair and bubbly personality.... AND she looks good in a hat. If I was her, I would TOTALLY be Ann Marie next Halloween. I'm mentioning that to her tomorrow. Wait - another reality check here.... she's a bit, ok, quite a bit, younger than me and I'll bet ya dollars for donuts she doesn't even know who That Girl is. Now - that's just sad. Not only that she doesn't know who That Girl is, but that I still look like a thug in a hat AND I'm old.)

Ok - sorry, back to the hat bit. It's cold walking in the morning and I need a hat. Or one of these - like that's gonna look any better on me, but hey, I'm on a mission here - to find a hat that not only doesn't make me look like a dork or, worse yet, a thug.... and maybe even makes me look cute. Ok... we'll just start with one that doesn't make people laugh at me.

The Fake Fair Isle hat up top there is for Lilly's boyfriend for Christmas. Tomorrow, in the beginning of my search for a decent hat, I'm gonna buy me some totally girly-cute Noro and make me one. If that doesn't work, I'm trying the Knitty ear-warmer thingy.

The search for the acceptable, dare I hope even "perfect," hat. Stop laughing - it could happen. And, lucky you... you get to watch the process.

Oh.... I will be That Girl.

18 Comments:

At 11:46 AM, Blogger Stephanie said...

I watched several episodes of "That Girl" this weekend too. I don't remember watching it when I was a kid. She sure is perky and she doesn't walk much, always at a near run. I thought the shows were great fun.

 
At 12:09 PM, Blogger Susie said...

That Girl! Oh maaaaan, what a blast from the past. I too thought that That Girl was the epitome of Cool Style when I was a tyke...

Great blog - I forgot how I linked over here and from where but I am loving your posts :)

 
At 12:31 PM, Anonymous LC said...

Meh. I can't be Ann Marie either. But I'd love a double breasted pea coat!!

I see your little marker moving! Good work...

 
At 2:58 PM, Blogger amylovie said...

How about a sassy beret? There is a darling one in the most recent Interweave Knits.

Amy

 
At 3:10 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

1st of all... I'm all over the Calorimetry at Knitty. Love it.

2nd - I got the remote control for just a few moments over the weekend and quickly stumbled onto That Girl. When my DH and visiting dad walked in the room they both (at different times) looked slightly panicked at the lack of football on the big screen but both rebounded with a quick That Girl?! I got to watch one episode.

 
At 3:54 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

I always look like a thug when I wear knitted hats, too. It must be the curly hair. If you find a pattern that works, I will most definitely be knitting it!

 
At 5:26 PM, Anonymous Beth said...

I got to watch a bit of That Girl this weekend, too. I used to love watching that show!

And I have yet to find any kind of hat that looks good on me. I will anxiously await the results of your search!

 
At 5:30 PM, Blogger Gone Knitting said...

Hi Lynda, I love the faux fair isle you knit for you daughter's boyfriend. Great idea to make one for yourself. I wish I ran across the "That Girl" marathon I would have been thrilled to watch it! The surveillance video shot! LOL!

 
At 6:15 PM, Anonymous JessaLu said...

You know, it might be amusing to tell her that she looks like That Girl and have her ask you, "what girl?" which might lead to a five minute Laurel & Hardy "Who's on First" kind of thing...but then, I'm easily amused ;o)

 
At 6:44 PM, Blogger Jennifer said...

A tam maybe?

 
At 3:56 AM, Blogger Mercy's Mama said...

The fake fair isle hat is looking great! And you are That Girl! That Knitting Girl!

 
At 6:08 AM, Blogger Rhonda said...

I can see you in Knit & Tonic's slouchy hat. She'll be posting the pattern soon. Have you seen it? It would be cute on you, I think.

 
At 10:25 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Oh, I saw the title and came directly here to comment! Good that I happen to use now one reeeaaally slow computer and I couldn't see the photo! I'm excited of this exchange again - your package should be there soon.. I'll come to read your blog again when I've received mine! See you soon! :)

 
At 11:45 AM, Blogger JustApril said...

I could TOTALLY get your hair to do a flip, too bad you are no where near me and my tools! hahahaha

very nice stranding, mittens, hat, etc...=)*) I need to get off my kiester and start doing Fair Isle!

 
At 9:10 PM, Blogger Cherice said...

OOOOOhhhhhh I loved "That Girl"!! I wanted to grow up to be Marlo Thomas. I've not seen an episode in probably 30 years. Oy! Surely it can't have been that long......

 
At 10:09 AM, Anonymous Lynne said...

I LOVE That Girl! She was the girl we all wanted to be! Anne Marie was the best. And, with enough product, you could do the "flip."
"Diamonds, Dasies, Snowflakes, That Girl.. Chestnuts, rainbows, spring time...its That Girl!! She's mine alone but luckily for you, if you find the girl to love, only one girl to love, then she'll be That Girl too!" I really wanted to be that girl, too. But not with Donald. I thought he was a dork.

 
At 12:01 PM, Blogger mrspao said...

Hehe - all I can think of you in the hat is Starsky and Hutch!!!

 
At 4:16 PM, Blogger Lorette said...

I just loved That Girl. Man, I wish I'd have caught the mini-marathon.
And the only time my hair does a flip is if I sleep funny and I get a big hunk of it sticking straight up. Does that count?

 

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