Attitude Adjustment

A child I knew began getting into trouble at school. It took a few visits to the principal’s office before his parents noticed something. Every time he wore his camouflage pants to school there was an issue. It seemed the pants brought out something in the young man that helped cause him to act out. I called it the G I Joe effect.

Today, I am having a similar experience with my boots. A little heel, and a little zipper and I am a fire crone. I am stomping around the shop with purpose. I have things to do. There are butts to kick and copiers to be wrangled into submission. I am in a “take no prisoners and give no quarter” mood today.

Attitude, when it comes to five-year-old boys, is something that is squelched and squashed. Attitude, when it comes to 57 year-old women is something that is celebrated.

No Wonder!

I absolutely love this lipstick shade. It’s the best shade of brown for me. It is ChocoLiscious indeed. Richly pigmented, it seems to have more of a yellow than a blue cast. There is not a hint of purple in this shade. I like to avoid blue or or near my face, because it makes me look sallow.

I have had this for almost a year. Today was the first time I looked at the bottom of the tube!

I discovered that not only is it a perfectly flattering shade, it’s number in the Revlon system is one of my favorite numbers! 665! It’s one less than 666! It’s second in evil! Second place has to be always “on” and ready to strike because you never know when opportunity will arrive! 665 is more than 666!

Second ALWAYS works harder! Second place ALWAYS wants it more!

A Tactile Approach

Often we opt for matching things; a set looks organized and uniform or a certain designer is a favorite. That works for many people.

For me, the similarity is one of the worst things about a set. Especially when it comes to organizing my purse. When everything is the same, it feels the same. You hand darts into your purse, everything, at first touch, feels like everything else. As you fumble to decipher size, you think “Is that it? or is that it? or is that it? Continue reading “A Tactile Approach”