Saturday, June 2, 2012

It’s a beautiful day in the neighborhood….



The mimosa, the tree of my childhood, is in bloom now.  I love the fern like fronds, the fuzzy blooms, they take me back to when we had one in the front yard.  It was next to a rosebush, and I have not so fond memories of riding my Western Flyer Bicycle down the hill by our house at full speed, the chain coming off, and me crashing between the rosebush and the mimosa tree, yelling at the top of my lungs for mom to come rescue me.

The wild blackberries are starting to get ripe as well.  Of course I plucked the ripe one and ate it, that’s what old(er) country girls do.

I hope it is as lovely a day wherever you are this sunny Saturday.  I’m going back outside, it’s too pretty to stay indoors…

Friday, June 1, 2012

Please, please let me out of here…


Butterbean has discovered Petunia (John and Deanna’s rabbit)  in her temporary housing on the patio.  When we let him out of his hutch, he hangs around her cage like a lovesick teenager, standing on his back legs, peering inside.  And typical woman, she ignores him by hopping on top of her box.

Oh, wouldn’t he just love to get to her.  Not gonna happen though, no baby bunnies for this family, we have enough cwazy wabbits already….

How far have women come, really…



Have you read the headlines, “Fox News Ratings are Rising, So Are The Anchor’s Skirts?”

And it’s not only Fox, the conservative right, it’s all the news stations.  They show their anchors sitting on sofas, or at desks with no fronts, all young, thin, with tanned stockingless legs in short, short skirts.  Just flip through the channels, The Today Show, CNN, Good Morning America, all are showing soft women anchor porn, as I like to call it. 

Are these women really hired on their merits? Would someone more qualified but not as attractive, as thin, or, heaven forbid, older, have a chance at a choice anchor spot on these news show?  Of course they wouldn’t!

But do we see the men in tight pants, trotting out the outline of their naughty bits for all the world to see?   Of course not!  And poor old Shephard Smith on CNN, the man looks half dead, but he’s still propped up there, reading the news.  Would a woman with serious health issues be allowed to do this?

So, when you think women are making headway in equality in the work place,  look again.  I find this totally appalling, and it’s not my age talking.  It’s a slap in the face on the ass for all women.  It always has been and always will be a man’s world, ladies, think about it…

Queen Elizabeth’s Diamond Jubilee

I just had to share this picture since Britain embarks on four days of pomp, pageantry and patriotism starting Saturday to mark Queen Elizabeth's 60th year on the throne.  I love photos that show the personal side.  Prince Charles, his sister Anne and a cute Corgi, family brings it home, even for a Queen…


Thursday, May 31, 2012

50 Shades of Grey AND Safe Sex for Seniors…


I read the first book, then the second, then the third.  The author cleverly left you hanging, so you had to read the next book to see what would happen.

Well, let me tell you, by the time I was finished, I was sick, sick, sick of sex!  I mean c’mon people, even if it’s about bondage, there are only so many things you can do.  And over and over again, the author talked about Christian’s eyes darkening and Ana looking at him with downcast eyes, it was total, complete ad nauseum!!!!

This book was so hyped, and so read by women, it seems older women love it.  I think I was in the minority, the only thing that saved it for me was it was a good storyline.  But all the whips and chains is just not my thing.  I was actually claustrophobic when he would tie her up, so I skimmed a lot.  Would I recommend reading it, oh sure, because it is the book this year, and totally talked about.  Would I read a sequel if it comes out?  Oh, hell no!  I’m sick to death of it!!!!

Here is a clip of Barbara Walters talking about it.  Something about an 80 year old woman wearing leather, going into detail about this book is wrong on so many levels, IMO.

And while we’re on the subject, talk about wrong on so many levels, oh my, this clip of simulated sex with old people was on the news last week.  It’s a site promoting safe sex for old people, seriously.  When I watched the clip, I didn’t know whether to laugh, or be horrified.  Talk about a visual you don’t want to see.  But hey, go for it, give this a watch! 

This is the REAL 50 shades of Grey!

And here’s the site link, if you’re fascinated and want to know more!

Enough already, I’m going to go out and enjoy the lovely day and try to erase the visuals of those old people from my mind!!!!

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