Wednesday, October 23, 2013
FREESTYLING WITH MY SON FOR JIMMY FALLON
When my son Steve heard that Jimmy Fallon, the one and only of "Late Night with Jimmy Fallon," was inviting Moms to enter a freestyling competition, he immediately called his mom and asked her if she would "go for it."
Being "Thoroughly Modern Millie" she said "sure."
We got together, had a little talk about it and decided to do a test run.
It went so well, there was no need to do another one. Steve sent the video off to Jimmy and we waited patiently to see if I would be a qualifying "freestlying mom".
I was not one of the selected moms but let me tell you, we had fun doing it!
Hope you enjoy it as much as we did.
The supercut of Late Night fans recording their moms freestyle rapping:
Thursday, October 10, 2013
HOW TO WASTE TIME AND ENERGY
I don't expect there will be many people rushing to read this "How To" post but bare with me, I have to get this off my chest.
A LITTLE BACKGROUND
Up until last winter I had been spending the cold months in sunny Florida. There have been times when someone will ask me, "Do you miss Florida?"
Image: Walter CC BY
My first reaction has been, no, I really didn't mind being up North in the winter. I just don't go out when it is bitter cold.
Now when people ask me the same question, I have a different answer.
Yes, what I miss is how easy it was to find a small shop that catered to an elder like me. The shops were small, the staff was helpful and the prices were moderate.
Oh, and shopping at a flea market was terrific!
When I went into the fitting room the salesperson would check on me - "Do you need another size, another color or a different style?" And all this with a smile.
SHOPPING UP NORTH
There's a world of difference when I have to go clothes shopping up here.
I put it off as long as I possibly can, but there comes a time when a woman has got to do what a woman has got to do.
I have loads of spring and summer clothes but they don't do me any good in the cold months, so I finally decided to go out into the real world and try to find some clothes that would fit me.
I expected to find no moderately priced little shops, and no helpful salespeople.
I DID THE DIRTY DEED
The time came, I made up my mind, I couldn't postpone it any longer. Made myself a hearty lunch, a strong cup of coffee and took two Aleve.
I was as ready as I was ever going to be!
Image: North Shore Mall Courtesy SIMON PROPERTY GROUP
I entered the shop with high hopes.
Maybe this was the day I would find something!
Well, apparently Wednesday was a good day to shop because I found TEN sweaters that were priced right, my size, good colors and did not have to be hand washed.
Into the fitting room I went!
The long and short of this story is, nothing fit!
I came home wiped out.
I wasted my time and used up all my energy.
NEW WAY TO SHOP
For the longest time I've been considering shopping on line.
After this fiasco, I decided to order something from a sportswear company, no shipping charges, and if I have to return the items they enclose a return package.
Wish me luck!
How about you, do you shop online?