Tuesday, May 7, 2024

May 2024~ Columbia Protests | Trump Trial | The Met Gala ~ It Is All Tawdry

Echo Year of the Dragon Scarf


The Chinese Year of the Dragon has brought New York City to new levels of tawdry train wrecks that cause much of the rest of the USA to thank the Universe for geographical distance. It is a circus. All we are missing is a ringmaster, trapeze artists and funnel cakes.

First, the protests at Columbia University supporting the terrorists organization, Hamas, while chanting against the Jewish state with likely zero awareness of history. It is my belief that every high school student should be required to watch the following shows, since reading requires too much of an attention span: Band of Brothers, The Pacific, Masters of the Air, They Shall Not Grow Old, Schindlers List, La Vita e Bella, The Pianist, and Europa Europa among others. Not to mention a compulsory visit to a Holocaust Museum or a concentration camp.

The Trump trial is a tragedy of epic proportions. Whether one loves, hates, or tolerates Donald Trump, the spectacle is a disgrace to the USA on the world stage. There are circumstances in which a former leader of a country deserve to be tried; however, and actions taken by Trump and his cronies do not rise to the level of high crimes & misdemeanors. Why don’t the prosecutors consider that prosecution of former presidents should be limited to treason, genocide, murder of innocent civilians, staging an actual coup d’etat, having enemies assassinated, and the like. Consider, the checks and balances in the Constitution worked. No harm. No foul.

And finally, the media coverage of The Met Gala. I am a member of The Met. The Costume preservation is to be lauded and supported. However, this event appears to have been high-jacked by “ influencers’, faux celebrities, wealthy people with no taste, and low-rent troglodytes who think see-through is cutting edge or glamorous. Hello! None of these exhibitionist could hold a candle to Cher! Apparently Anna Wintour has allowed the ‘wannabes’ to take over what was once  a hallowed event. No more. 


Friday, May 3, 2024

I Am A Woman of a Certain Age & I will Not Hide My Crepey Arms!


So many fashion blogs and articles recommend that wmen of a certain age should wear at least elbow length sleeves even in the heat of summer to save the general public from having to view our less than youthful arms. Forget-about-it! If somebody is offended by the creases in my inner elbows, it is their problem, not mine.

When the sun elevates the temperature to near tropical temperatures, I will embrace my tank tops, halters, strapless spaghetti strap tops with confidence. Really, are my less than muscular arms less attractive than that of a zaftig woman 30 years my junior wearing the Tik Tok fashions of the day? I think not! 

It causes me sadness to consider all of the women who worry about exposing their less than youthful arms, insisting on elbow length matronly shirts for fear of celebrating the achievement of survival.

We have earned the right to bare arms! Isn’t that a Constitutional right?