Tuesday, August 26, 2008

DNC fashion commentary

Rather than make political commentary, I'll do what I'm more able to do which is make fashion commentary on the DNC.

I liked this teal Maria Pinto dress which really clung to Michelle's booty. I never really had any feelings for Michelle before but I liked the color and the modern yet classic fit. I think she should have lost the pin. She definitely is following the "volume" trend which we'll see a lot of this fall.

OK, I'm obsessed with hearing Chelsea's voice since she was silent for so long. Wow, she's blonde. Are those extensions? That's all we get? Is that a skirt suit? Chelsea is too young for that.

Why is Hillary wearing that horrific orange suit? Perhaps she is signifying this convention symbolizes her carriage has turned back into a pumpkin. All my friends know, I love Hillary but hate her "traveling pants" suits. I will post a photo as soon as I find one.

Monday, August 18, 2008

Happy Birthday To Me

Tomorrow is my birthday which used to provide me with a sense of excitement but now the sentiment has somewhat changed into an unexpected reflection. As I write this, I feel a slight dull pain in my left hip which appeared in the last year. I feel a sense of nostalgia and grief for close friendships I've lost, who have died or that have faded over the years. And, yet I'm grateful for the love of my family and the five years of companionship I've shared with my cat. Five years ago I hated cats and took my family for granted. I think about all the little babies who have entered my life and how I look forward to sharing memories with the children of my close friends in years to come. I am excited that some of the friends I've lost along the way have reappeared and surprised me coming back into my life again and I'm thrilled about some of the new friends I've met recently. I am happy for the sprig of lavendar that a friend gave me tonight as a gift and am surprised that such a small token could mean so much to me. But, most of all, I think about how I'm not so concerned anymore of who I want to be but just to be content with who I am. I suppose this is the greatest birthday gift I can give to myself. Here's to a great year!


Saturday, August 16, 2008

Wednesday, August 13, 2008

Rose's Turn

Last night I had the pleasure of seeing Patty LaPone in the new revival of Gypsy. I saw the recent rendition with Bernadette Peters a couple of years ago and I have to say both Mamas were equally powerful.

Sunday, August 10, 2008

So Long Mr. Rogers

I was very sad to hear that PBS will not be showing Mr. Rogers anymore. As a kid, I loved Mr. Rogers. My mother also loved it claiming it "chilled me out."

As a tribute, I've posted the best episode ever Mr. Rogers Goes to the Restaurant which features my late Grandmother Maribel Shearer in a cameo drinking a cup of coffee. She was so excited that she was asked to be in this episode filmed at the Hotel Saxonburg and even got us Fred's autograph!