Thursday, December 09, 2010

Fire Engines

I am getting excited about the new year that is quickly approaching. 
2011 is going to be a lucky year, I can feel it.
After all 11 is my lucky number.
I've decided that 2011 (my 35th year) is going to be my "official" fire engine year. 

When I was in high school, I got sick and had to do independent study for a while.
I also gained some weight and my self esteem was at it's lowest. 
I would tell my Daddy about how bad I was feeling about my looks and my weight.
His response was that I was a fire engine. 
I had fire engine potential, I just needed to see it. 
My Daddy's version of a fire engine and mine are pretty much the same. 
We both love Cyd Charisse.
His high school crush looked like Bettie Page.
(He had his class photo up in his office and he pointed out the girl he wished he had dated and I fell in love with her dark long hair, bangs, and red lips).

He also said that I should always wear bangs like Louise Brooks and a little bit of red.
But not just any red, it had to be the perfect blue red. 
This year, I am going to be a fire engine.
I won't let the negative thoughts run around in my head anymore. 
I'm going to wear lipstick and do my hair. 
I'm going to wear those dresses I love so much and feel like a pin up model. 
I'm coming up on my 36th year and I am going to make this 35th one fabulous. 
So get ready 2011, this fire engine is ready to go.

love love,
Fritzi Marie

Are you excited about the new year? 
What do you do to feel like a fire engine? 

p.s. Remember to put your name in the hat for the very special giveaway


Alyssa said...

YOU GO GIRL!!!!!! Be the fire engine you wish to be!!

And i cannot wait for the new year, this year has been a shocker, so new year new start new outlook on life :)

Alyssa said...

Also, look at the sexiness of those women compared to the trash that is out there today.... bring back sexy class!

Ria Campbell said...

Hi! I found your blog through Amanda Atkins' and have to say, I also love Louise Brooks and Bettie Page. Nice post!

And agreed, here's to a lucky new year.

Chrissy said...

How great - a fire engine - he is so right!! It will be my 35th as well! And I will make it count! No negativity, no letting them get us down!
We are awesome!

lindsey said...

your father had great taste! he obviously passed that onto you. i think you're already that fire engine. but i'm so ready for 2011 (it feels weird typing that) - bring on the fabulousness!!!


Melissa Blake said...

That is a wonderful sentiment! :)

Kristen said...

11 is MY lucky number too! I did not know that about you. I read this and I feel a new resolve. I'm off to go get a new tube of Lancome Jezabel lipstick (the perfect blue/red for a brunette) and I'm going to stop feeling sorry for me, stop calling myself a broken steam roller and start rockin it. ;)

Laura said...

Oh YESSS! 2011 is going to be spectacular, I can feel it! I'm getting my engine revved up for it too, I can't wait!

pumps & luiers said...

oh just love louis brooks - and gogogo be that ultra hot fire engine!

x thanks for th bdaywishes

A'n'G Johnson said...

oooo I love this post. I would like to be a fire engine with you. maybe we can make our own parade

Gabby said...

I love this post so much...just what I needed to read this morning! I know you'll make 2011 spectacular :)

Laura Bear said...

Love this. I hope it is a fire engine year for me too!I'll try my best!

Rhianne said...

Amazing post :)