January 2008


 

I was shopping last week in our beautiful snobby town, when I notice that the Sigrid Olsen store was having a killer sale.  I have never been able to justify paying the much for a blouse or tee shirt.  So I entered the store and went to the back where they were having 50% off the already marked out items.  That meant 75% off.  They had a lovely selection of goodies to feast my eyes on and if I dare, try on.  I collected a few items and went into the dressing room.  They did not look that bad on.  I was looking at stuff for $6.00 to $13.00, unheard of prices for Sigrid stuff.   I went up to the sales person and said are you just clearing out the winter items?  She said, the store was closing; Gee, I remember when they opened it 2 years ago and my Mom and I went down to the shop for a champagne and snicky-snacks party.  Sigrid was there in person.  She was shaking hands and signing clothes.  It was really snob pretentious city.  Of which I felt honored to be a part of.  The sales person said that all Sigrid stores are closing, ours was the first one scheduled to close.  The economy she said is so bad.
Well this is not the first store to close in the last month in that area.  It is really unnerving to see businesses taking a nose drive.  I hear on the news that people are just holding on to their money.  With the extensive foreclosures in California, people are really in trouble financially. I was thinking who is to blame.  I know the Republicans will say it is the Democrats and the Demos will say it is the Repubs. When it boils down to it, what can be done to remedy this dooming situation?
Well maybe we should all hold on to our hats, cause it is going to be quite a ride.

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I was so excited; yesterday little puppy had her first appointment to have her doggie hair done. After all
these months of with her, I have been the dog
hairdresser. She started out with some really eye
opener hair trims.

My mom and I know this older lady
who has a pet shop and she does grooming on the side.
I had thought she retired but she is still in
business. We scheduled an appointment and Puppy went in yesterday at 10:30 am and I was told to pick her up at 3:30 pm. When we got to the appointment she (dog groomer) pulled out books on puppy’s breed and we looked at pictures. I explained what I wanted and we had an understanding. In my head I envisioned she would come out looking like a show dog . We went to pick up puppy and she was not finished.
She brought out my dog and had used the scissoring
method and had totally scissor most of the hair off.
She said that she was not finished and continued for
the next hour scissoring her hair, which just did not
help. I walked out all smiling and wishing the dog
groomer well. When I got into the car I cried and am
still crying about my poor puppy. It was a bad
haircut and you know what they say, well it will grow
out.

The photo does not look as bad.

Two ladies walk into a store around the same time.  One is a dark hair olive skin lady and the other is a blonde white lady.  The sales person walks directly to the blonde lady and says and a chirpy friendly voice can I help you find anything?  After the sales person helps that blonde lady, she goes back to organizing until the dark hair olive skin woman approaches her and asks for help.
The reality of the situation is that every one is attracted to light hair light skin people, I don’t really know if there is a scientific reason for this phenomenon.
Case in point…
Money has been delegated to study the Blondes of the world.
With startling results, “Blondes Are Becoming Extinct”
Experts in Germany suggest that people with blonde hair are endangered species and will become extinct by 2202. Researches predict that the last truly natural blonde would be born in Finland, a country that brags that they have the highest population of natural blondes in the world.  This study concludes that too few people carry the gene for blondes and that will not last much longer.  These same researchers suggest that the reason for this is, blonde hair dye.  People cannot tell who is a natural blonde anymore when picking a mate. Oh for shame.  Well what’s a person to do?
Does that mean in the year 2202 two women will walk into a store both dark haired and the sales person will approach them both and ask them in a chirpy voice can I help either one of you? Or will everyone have dyed his or her hair blonde?

 

Blog New Year resolution:  to write once a week about whatever I want and not worry that it is uninteresting.

In protest of the media coverage about losing weight and getting in shape I decided to add a delicious header to my blog.
I’ve been down with a head/sinus thing for a few days and the only form of entertainment the body could tolerate was the TV.  On every single channel commercial after commercial was about loosing weight, they even had TV shows about loosing weight.  I sat there and was convinced I was the fattest slob on earth.  Hey Jenny Craig here’s all my money give me some of those pre -packaged foods so I can look like Valerie Bertinelli.  Let me do a million crunches to have a flat stomach.  As the snot began to clear from head I realized that this brain washing technique is a very cruel thing to do. Heck we all feel bad about our self and image.  Why start the New Year thinking we are fat and ugly.  Why not start the New Year with uplifting thoughts and a positive attitude?  In the back of our mind have the thought everything in moderation with regards to food, drinking and exercising.  Just enjoy life.  That is what I am going to do and also watch very little TV, because the content is not very good these days.