Freckles in April: Lightning

Friday, February 17, 2012


Old shirt (similar), thrifted vest, F21 jeans, Charlotte Russe shoes (on sale!), Target watch (similar*)

There was some lightning last night right after I finished taking pictures and it reminded me of this story about how I'm kind of a gullible idiot-

When I was little I must have asked my dad where thunder and lightning came from. He either didn't know or wasn't sure he could dumb it down to my little kid level so he told me that storm clouds were quite dense and they would collide and rub against each other. The sound of the collision was thunder and the rubbing caused friction which would then create lightning. This sounded quite plausible to my elementary school brain. I went on my merry way.

Apparently I never thought to question this explanation. In my second year of college, I took a physical science class. My professor started talking about thunder and lightning and I kind of started to relax a bit cause, hey, I got this. Except then he was all talking about positive and negative charges and stuff. And I kind of started to raise my hand but turned it into a head scratch at the last moment while I pondered a bit. Where did I learn the friction thing...

I finally remembered that my information had come from my dad, the same man who had my sister and me terrified of something called "The Dreaded Trinity Squirrel" (large flesh eating squirrel with a taste for small children, in case you're wondering) while we were camping at Lake Trinity in northern California when I was five.

I figured I could probably trust my professor on the positive/negative thing and I put my hand down.

*Just kidding. This is actually more like it.


  1. Hahah!! I'm pretty gullible too, I probably would have done the exact same thing. :) Cute outfit, those boots are awesome!

  2. Haha - too funny! At least you realized before you actually put your hand fully in the air :) Love this outfit! Those blue shoes are awesome and are the perfect pop of color!

    The Other Side of Gray

  3. Oh my goodness, that is so funny! Your dad sounds awesome... he's pretty imaginative, huh?

    Cute outfit. Love the pop of color in the shoes. I'm glad you mentioned that they're on sale... I might buy a pair.

    I know, I said I need to stop shopping.... :(

  4. Haha what a funny story! I love your cobalt blue shoes, they make the outfit so fun!

    The Tiny Heart

  5. LOL that is so funny. Don't feel bad. When I was a little girl, I told my mom I could make lightening. She looked at me with a puzzled face and I go "see?" and starting blinking my eyes really fast. We all have our moments . . . .

    I love these shoes!

  6. what a great story!
    love the shoes girl!


  7. That's a great story. I remember several of those, "oh, wait" moments growing up, and it always amazed me how I'd accept explanations long after I should have..

  8. :) This just made me smile! Have a great weekend!

  9. Those shoes are really fantastic! Love the story. I think we all have silly stories like this. I was definitely in high school before I really knew that 'Disney Land' and 'Disney World' where two different places. No one tried to lie & me that they were the same I just made some assumptions when I was a child and never thought to question them. :)

  10. Hhhhhhaaaaaahhhhaaaaaa, totally laughed out loud at that. I never asked about thunder and lightning, I made up my own answer--that lightning was the light from heaven seeping through when God cracked open the sky to let the rain through, and thunder was the sound of it slamming together again!

    LOVE the blue shoes on bottom with the black and white outfit, so chic!

    <3 Cambria

  11. How cute is this outfit! I'm loving the vest and the pop of teal. Gor-geous!

    Cable Car Couture

  12. Very cute outfit - especially the vest. I also like how differently you mixed these shoes in as compared to Elvis day.



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