April 22, 2010
thanks for the ideas on the scanner. i have found one that gets great reviews on line so i need to invest in one soon. i also need a new telephoto lens to replace the one i trashed back in the winter. i don't use it often, but when i want one - i really want it. know what i mean? even though 80% of the time, my 50mm stays stuck to the camera.
i've sworn off women's beauty magazines. i'm proud to say that i haven't purchased or read comospolitan in over two years. that includes the january issue that has the cute little book to predict your love life for the year. no glamour (i do miss that one), marie claire, elle, allure....nope. you know why? because i think the world has gone insane with the amount of time we spend on looking good, being younger and all the money that is being spent on this. i had to put a stop to it. at least for my sanity. now that is not to say that i don't enjoy looking nice. i like to keep myself, cute, tidy, neat - i spend money on hair and clothes. but it is not how i rule my life. and what really drove the point home for me....i was outside yesterday, taking in the sun when a young woman, yes she was heavier (a size 16 to 18) walked by a group of young men. one of the men, "moo'ed" - yes, you read that right "moo'ed" at her. you know, that's a damn shame that his momma didn't raise him better than that. and yes, i said something and yes, he flipped me off. *shakes head* it makes me worry for this world.
*steps off soapbox*
*ahem* sorry about that - just thinking about it made me mad all over again. i will never get being cruel. just like i will never get mean, intolerance, evil, and other horrible acts that people do. and, i know it makes you all mad too. i know. yes, i know.
let's talk about good things instead. like the three hersey kisses i have lined up on my desk to savor as i go about my afternoon. and fountain soda over crushed ice. nina simone, otis redding, patty griffin and johnny lang. flip flop weather, painted toenails and cold watermelon on a hot day. a juicy peach. the sound of the spine opening on a brand new book. the scent of something cinnamon baking in the oven. the sunshine on a freshly cleaned window. the sound of a loved ones' voice on the telephone. the laugh of a child.
scribbled by Char
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hey, i don't read *those* mags either unless I am at the dentist...A couple years ago I swore of reading/watching celeb gossip stuff too...life is too short to care about what hollywood is doing...sometimes we need to focus on our own lives and the lives of those we love.ReplyDelete
i just posted a grateful list on my blog today.
the mooing makes me sad:(ReplyDelete
you have opened up like that pink blossom char!ReplyDelete
your list of happiness holds a sweet place in my heart...thank you for ending on such a great note!
we have to insist that our children are raised with some type of decorum ..but unfortunately it is more common to see and hear what you shared.
fashion mags are pure and simple fantasy..nit one part of them is real
I love the way you ended with that last paragraph, all those things make me smile.ReplyDelete
When I read your comment on my post earlier, I was amazed. MOO'ED?? Seriously, people disgust me. And it makes my blood boil.ReplyDelete
But I do like your list of good things. That made me smile. :)
Let's add pink zinnias to the things that make us smile, just like in your photo :)ReplyDelete
yes let's talk happy instead - i like your list of the good thingsReplyDelete
I applaud you for speaking up. Risky, yes, but sometimes clueless people can learn to get a clue if someone calls them out. Bravo to you.ReplyDelete
And I loved your happies. They made me smile. Flip-flop weather and cinnamon that's my day today!
Oh how I do agree with you! I love to watch Project Runway but its the creative aspect that draws me in. I think the models are way too skinny and have no meat on their little bones...so someone who moo's at a larger size woman...shame on you!! I'm angry at anyone who makes fun or embarrasses people! I just want to go smack their mama and daddy for not teaching them better.ReplyDelete
I love your good list for today! Makes one happy! :) Lets gather at that happy place!
Oh, I'm really bothered by those young men. How awful. Even if they were useless toads, no one feels good when something like that is uttered their way. Ick.ReplyDelete
I'll try and erase it from my mind by thinking of Nina Simone.
...My Baby Just Cares For Me...
That poor girl. What a lousy thing to have happen to her. That young man deserves nothing better than a public flogging. Good for you, for saying something, even if it had a negative gesture added to the end of it.ReplyDelete
I love your photo, and I love your list of happy things...I think we should all make one to recall on days when idiocy has infiltrated our world...
People are just so mean sometimes...thank you for speaking up.Good post from beginning to end.ReplyDelete
have a good day.
hey busy lady. not very many people would have spoken up. and that shows your heart. what a good heart it is!ReplyDelete
Good on you for saying something to those "mooers" Char! That is so good of you. That poor woman, she doesn't need that crap - she's already aware, I hate when people say terrible things about and to overweight people. Also I love your stance on women's magazines. I don't buy them other- but I buy a plethora of others; namely food magazines. Also we have a really great women's mag that doesn't focus on that weight, looks stuff, it's called "Frankie" - check out their website, they're like Grandma-chic!ReplyDelete
i am SO GLAD you said something to that jerk. well done. and sorry you got flipped off in the process. argh. society can be so cruel and so unfair. we can't all be gorgeous 5'10" models with perfect hair, bodies, clothes, etc. and that really shouldn't be the end all be all.ReplyDelete
how bouts i just say "i love you"ReplyDelete
and oh oh oh......my newest love....those werthers chocolates with the caramel filling that they keep advertising on tv......they are heaven i tell you !!!!
and i don't like mean either....or mooing unless it comes from the farm...and those spray painted women in those magazines....yuck !
Char I could write a book with all the remarks I have had in my life, from a size twelve and up. As a society I find it terrible that someone is judged withing 30 seconds of meeting them...that s why here in blog land I have chosen to be around bloggers I find are caring, loving, etc. IReplyDelete
believe it all starts at home....I love your happy things, watermelon on a hot day. hugs to you for speaking out.
Reading that story solidifies this quote I once heard... "The world has enough boys, we need to raise some men". Argh!ReplyDelete
You possess more self-control then me, darlin'... I would have wanted to tear a strip off him!
Good for you Char -- and I'm with you on the ladies glamour mags. If only we worked so hard on our "inner" beauty. I am glad you tried to set the rude men straight. Maybe your comments will make them think .., then again, maybe not - but you took a stand. Nice imagery at the end of your post ... now I want a peach!ReplyDelete
otis redding, patty griffen and johnny lang . . . i knew you was kool!ReplyDelete
i've with you on the glamour mags. havent purchased any for a few years. but i do flip through them if i see them in a waiting room. dont miss them at all.ReplyDelete
I think the older we get the less important those girly-girl daily rituals become. Maybe it's partly due to laziness, but I think mostly it's due to becoming more confident in who we are. I love to get all dolled up, but on the average day, a quick coat of mascara and a bit of blush, jeans and tee, and off I go. The hair, well, I've finally realized after, what, a half-century, that NO salon, no matter how la-tee-da and expensive it may be, will ever make me love my hair. It's my least favorite feature, but I'm stuck with it and Great Clips and L-Oreal Preference is fine with me!! :-)ReplyDelete
Yes, so let's concentrate on those fun things! :-)
I totally agree with all you thoughts.ReplyDelete
I had to laugh at how crazy some women are toady because a girl rang a radio station today telling her story about how spent spent $3000 on 2 pair of shoes that she will never were all because it makes her WARDROBE look good!!!
Fashion Sense could be renamed to Fashion NO sense. I started to wonder am I the only woman that things this is ridicules.
Good things I like is taking photos and wearing old jeans.
A fountain soda over crushed ice.... Ahhh!!ReplyDelete
Have a beautiful weekend ~~
The only magazine I have left is Real Simple and I'm thinking of giving that up too. I never take time to read it.ReplyDelete
i was moooo-ved by your comments. life is short. lets live every moment!ReplyDelete
Hoooray for the good things in life... and some of them... or MOST of them soooo SIMPLE... LOVE your list!!!ReplyDelete
ENJOY your weekend!
It's so sad that this kind of behavior still continues (back in college they would sit high up on their balconies and rate the girls as they walked by on a scale of 1-10). Horrible. But it's nice to focus on the good stuff instead. 3 chocolate kisses, now right there I'm smiling!ReplyDelete
That man who moo'ed? I hope he gets a really, really bad case of the clap! I'd wish syphilis on him, but the women in his life don't deserve that.ReplyDelete
At first I felt sorry for that young man's mama...then I started thinking that she did a poor job raising that young man...now I feel sorry for that young man and the terrible relationships with women he is sure to have as the years go by and I feel sorry for all the women in his life...and I feel sorry for any woman who has to endure rudeness like this...ReplyDelete
...but I love how you ended your post on a happy note...love your list:)
Are you kidding me? I can't imagine what that did to the girl's self-esteem. She shouldn't give him the power to make her feel bad but it's human nature you know? Grrrr...good for you for saying something and taking the consequences for it. Funny you are swearing off fashion magazines. I'm now just starting to realize that I should wear the same socks. I'm a late bloomer:)ReplyDelete
Oh my goodness. That would set me off too as one of those 16-18 kind of gals. It is really ridiculous.ReplyDelete