The dawn of the holiday season marks the return of a multitude of familiar items in stores. Wreaths. Ribbons. Holiday cards. Snuggies. And Chia Pets.The Chia Pet franchise is a wonder. It's a statement to all would be entrepreneurs that, if your idea is creepy and in poor taste, you should run with it. I have absolutely no idea how or why Chia Pets are still in business but it seems that for holiday season 2010, Chia is back and more disturbing than ever.
Have you? No excuses. People have fought and died for the right to vote in the United States and around the world. Even though the system isn't perfect and the candidates may not be what we'd like them to be, you have to take part in the political process. It is what makes a successful democracy. Your vote DOES matter.
Go out and vote today. Absolutely no excuses. Then go out and wear one of these with pride.
Picture it: Philadelphia. 2010. It's the busiest time of year for our young (shut it) heroine, and she is feeling the stress. Several times during the day she wished that shedding a tear would solve her woes. But they would not. So she soldiered on. To add to the misery, the day was filled with tornado watches and flood warnings--simply put, absolutely miserable. She felt tired and defeated.
A general rant on these fitness shoes that are showing up everywhere. For both genders, in all brands.They are heinous. Just get your behind to the gym or do a Jillian Michaels workout video and avoid the shoes, please.
Payless again. We're currently fighting. A break up is inevitable if crap like this keeps appearing.
My hard to fit feet mean that I will always have some allegiance to Payless, a store that always stocked my size even when others didn't. Thankfully there are a multitude of options now for those of us who wear bigger shoe sizes. But I always take a peak at what Payless has in stock partially out of habit, partially out of a sense of obligation.
I am certainly not the first to say it, but the sentiment proves its truth each and every time I go shopping, particularly for pants: The fashion industry aims to keep women neurotic. This is the only possible explanation for the wild inconsistency in sizing from brand to brand, and even within brands across styles. Yes, women's sizing is necessarily more difficult than men's because there are more variables to take into account. But seriously. This doesn't begin to explain why the sizing of women's clothing is so dreadful.
A visit to Target this Labor Day weekend led to no success in the primary purpose of my visit-- my apparently never ending quest for great fitting pants. The awful fit and sizing of women's clothing is a topic for another post (coming soon!), but today I wanted to share with you some of the horrors I witnessed on that trip. Over the past few years I have seen retailers bit by bit try to convince consumers that a return to acid wash jeans is a smart, hip, and modern choice. But those were, thankfully, weak attempts, and consumers did not take the bait.
The standoff is over. After 28 days in our new place, I finally turned on the stove. That's got to be some kind of record, no?
I hate cooking. And I despise baking. It is a shame that there are so many instant foods in our society. If not for them, I would likely be the size of a supermodel, as I am totally unwilling to prepare my own meals if they take longer than 10 minutes. As such, I'm a big fan of pasta, microwaveable meals, cereal and minute rice.