Friday, December 26, 2008

RIP Sweet, Sexy, Soulful - Eartha

My favorite Catwoman and truly one of the most amazing singers to ever have lived. Eartha Kitt will be very missed by myself and millions of others.

Monday, December 22, 2008

1980's and BIG HAIR -- Memories

There was very little that was any cooler than the clothes and hair in the Love is a Battlefield video, but it was all because of ATTITUDE!

Cyndi is the one who let me know that any hair color is fine and more than one is even better. Oh, those big earrings with faces on them, it is hard to find things like that these days.

Madonna made me desperately want and buy those big bow things for my hair and lace gloves with cut out fingers.

Oh and that big hair! I don't know about everyone else, but to get hair that big I had to always be permed. I still can't believe I got up hours before I had to be anywhere just to do my BIG hair. Hair spray, scrunch spray, mousse, blow driers and most importantly -- curling irons. It is a wonder my hair survived.

I didn't have shiny black vinyl pants, but I did have lots of legging. Yeah, long shirts and a belt went with those. Who could live without some ankle boots to go with that outfit?

Wednesday, December 17, 2008

Weird Vintage Ads

Yeah, I assume the one above is fake. :-)

Sunday, December 14, 2008

Shoe Update!

As I was surfing through the site, Jim asked me why was I looking at a shoe site? I just looked at him. After a pause, I said, "Um, well, because it's shoes!" He said "Makes sense." A few moments later, and I found these:

and exclaimed something like "ohmygodthosearethemostbeautifulshoesIwantthem" and so my darling husband said he'd buy them for me for an early Christmas/Hanukkah whatever present, handed me his credit card, and now they're on their way! Thank you sweetie!

Saturday, December 13, 2008

Ah, Shoes!

A co-worker had these on the other day, and all of us stopped her and drooled over them for what seemed like hours. We couldn't help ourselves. I mean, there they were . . . what could we do?

She said she bought them at Macy's; I found them on-line at for the same price, they weren't any cheaper. $99.00, which isn't cheap, but good shoes that feel good and don't hurt your feet are worth every penny.

I love these shoes! I MUST have them. I have no idea if I'll be able to walk in them, but I can try. She said they were very comfortable, extremely so. Have to be, she's a teacher and on her feet all day.

The Purity Ball

Frankly, I find the whole concept of these to be sick!

These girls pledge to remain "pure" and instead put on their best ball gowns and dance with dad. Sure fathers and teen daughters should do things together, but not things that resemble a marriage ceremony!

piglipstick: The Purity Ball

Friday, December 12, 2008

Thursday, December 11, 2008

You Are a Turtleneck Sweater

You are sophisticated, streetwise, and even a little cynical.

You are quite cultured, and you don't fall for gimmicks or trends easily.

You are naturally chic. You have a urban, cosmopolitan style.

And you know that the secret to looking good is not trying too hard!

I agree the turtleneck is classic, but not on me, lol!

Monday, December 8, 2008

Australia and a hottie!

Last week I saw Australia and I have to say that I was slightly disappointed. It certainly wasn't a bad movie, but it also wasn't as great as I had hoped with both Jackman and Kidman starring.

One of the things I didn't like about it was that it is a movie with two great stories -- one of a cattle drive and the other a WWII story. Either of these tales would have made a great movie, but both of them together, one after the other, just didn't feel right to me.

The flaws aside, we have a pretty tasty romance story. And frankly, few things could be better than the half naked Jackman washing himself off out on the trail. I looked for a photo of that on the internet and had no luck.

I will also say the movie could have used some extra gratuitous nakedness and sex especially with two such great looking people in it.

Overall though -- entertaining, slightly sexy and quite a lot of adventure and romance. It is near 4 stars to me, but not quite there.

Tuesday, December 2, 2008

What Tina Fey Wants

Just an interesting bit from the Tina Fey interview --

Around the same time, Fey saw an entertainment reporter on TV say that Palin had been gracious toward Fey, but Fey hadn’t been gracious toward Palin. “What made me super-mad about it,” Fey says later, “was that it seemed very sexist toward me and her. The implication was that she’s so fragile, which she is not. She’s a strong woman. And then, also, it was sexist because, like, who would ever go on the news and say, ‘Well, I thought it was sort of mean to Richard Nixon when Dan Aykroyd played him,’ and ‘That seemed awful mean to George Bush when Will Ferrell did it.’ And it’s like, No, that’s not the thing. This is a comedy sketch on a comedy show.” “Mean,” we agreed, was a word that tends to get used on women who do satirical humor and, as she says, “gay guys.”

“I feel clean about it,” she says. “All these jokes were fair hits.”

read the rest here --
What Tina Fey Wants: About Us:

Saturday, November 22, 2008

Friday, November 21, 2008

Gmail now has girlie cuteness!

No, that graphic has nothing really to do with the post -- I just liked it.

Anyhow, Gmail now has themes! I picked one called tea house and it is like the cutest theme ever. It has this little fox guy that lives in a Pagoda and the theme actually changes depending on the time of day. When I started using the theme yesterday afternoon he was up on his roof in the sun drinking tea with a friend. So far tonight he has gone around lighting his candles and is now doing calligraphy.

I know it is silly cuteness, but I still find it fun.

An update -- My little fox finally went to sleep at 2 am and now there are 3 little see through ghost foxes in his garden playing checkers. Too cute!

Wednesday, November 19, 2008

Be Good To Your Betty

Women in Europe have been doing it for years; now you can too:take care of your Betty.

Lesley Picks a Hottie: Quantumly HOT

Daniel Craig does not have a traditionally handsome face. Oh, but those eyes! He doesn't look bad without a shirt either.

As you may have guessed -- I saw Quantum of Solace last night. Daniel was the James Bond bad boy from start to finish as he sought revenge for his lover Vespa's death (in Casino Royale) and some answers. I so much prefer his bad boy Bond to the earlier Bonds that are overly suave to the point of seeming feminine to me.

I anxiously await the next Bond film and any film that Daniel Craig is in. Did I mention that aside from being hot he is a fabulous actor? Oh well, it doesn't really matter, does it?

Saturday, November 8, 2008

Rachel Maddow -- Sarah Palin

I try to have some sympathy for Palin, but she makes it so damn hard!

Friday, November 7, 2008

Palin Repo

I am no fan of Sarah Palin's, not one bit. But what her own people are doing to her now is disgusting; they've thrown her to the wolves (sorry, that was in bad taste; nothing funny about her support of killing wolves) -- aside from all the backpedaling her own party is doing to her, they've sent a GOP lawyer to Alaska to repossess the clothes bought for her during the campaign.

The Huffington Post has some good things to say about this.

(And what is it about Republican women in high places and stiletto heeled, shiny black boots?)

Monday, November 3, 2008

Kudos to The Women

Not Sarah Palin, the real women - Michelle Obama and Cindy McCain, either of which are smarter than Palin.

I want to give kudos to both women, even though I voted for Obama.

I can't even imagine how hard on them these past several months have been. Yet both of them kept their cool, looked wonderful always and managed to paste a smile to their face each day. I haven't a clue how they do it because I know I would have been completely sick of it by the first week.

I am old enough to have watched many Presidential elections and never have I seen two such fashionable ladies. Gone were all those women suits. Finally!

Possibly there were a few women suits worn by Michelle and Cindy, but they were far more stylish than what we normally see.

Nice to see the Bush's waving goodbye, isn't it?

Oh, I don't want to forget the other two fashionistas, they have a great teacher --

Tuesday, October 28, 2008

Red Dress, Yes! Men Want to Bed Dames Who Wear Red

Audrey Hepburn in a red dress from Breakfast at Tiffany's.
(I found the image on a great site dedicated to the actress; it's called Princess Monkey, great name!)

So wear it! The red dress has a reputation for being, well, what it is, for a reason. You floozy you.

According to this article in Every day Science, women who wear red attract the men. I'm really Rosie: Men more amorous towards ladies in red
Men were more eager to bed women wearing red than those decked out in other colors, according to five studies involving 149 men and 32 women published today in the Journal of Personality and Social Psychology. The men also judged those women as more attractive than those sans red duds.

"I'm not going to let my 16-year-old daughter wear red, let's put it that way," says study author Andrew Elliot, a professor of psychology at the University of Rochester. "I do think a female who's interested in a male and going on a date ought to pull that red shirt out of the closet, because most likely it will make her more attractive to him.

I think black is pretty sexy too for both men and women, maybe more me, I'm just guessing. Don't know if any study has been done, though wouldn't be surprised. But I agree, red is a sexy and good color!

Here's a poem by writer and poet Dorothy Parker.

The Red Dress

I always saw, I always said
If I were grown and free,
I'd have a gown of reddest red
As fine as you could see,

To wear out walking, sleek and slow,
Upon a Summer day,
And there'd be one to see me so
And flip the world away.

And he would be a gallant one,
With stars behind his eyes,
And hair like metal in the sun,
And lips too warm for lies.

I always saw us, gay and good,
High honored in the town.
Now I am grown to womanhood....
I have the silly gown.

Dorothy Parker

Thursday, October 23, 2008

Sarah Palin's $150,000 shopping spree

Yep, since Sept she has spent a whopping $150,000 on clothes, hair and make-up.

Now I do realize that she is running for VP and therefore should look good. In most cases, this wouldn't really bother me. After all, it is the Republican party's money to spend and if they want to spend it on that why should I care? After all, it may have saved citizens from having to hear more robo calls, which seems to be the other thing they enjoy spending money on.

No it isn't the money, it is the hypocrisy. You can't claim to be a Joe Six-Pack and then spend more money on clothes in a month than a true Joe Six-Pack would make in a year. You can't call other people "elitist" if you are going to do that. As Keith Olbermann said in his special comment today -- these are the people that were comparing Obama to Paris Hilton?

Hell, I don't even really blame Sarah Palin. If someone were to let me go on a shopping spree like that I would probably go for it too. However, someone in the campaign should have realized that was probably not a good idea and probably would look hypocritical. I am not really complaining since I support Obama, but what kind of fools are running the McCain campaign?

Tuesday, October 21, 2008

The Rainforest Site

Here's something you can do for yourself, fashion and endangered species and land. I have the Animal Rescue site as my home page; if you click on the above image, it will take you to the Rainforest Site, which links from the Animal Rescue site as well. There's also a literacy site, hunger, and some others, all in one place.

They offer all kinds of neat things, including clothing, jewelry and accesories that help these causes. So visit these sites, surf their clothing, etc. items, and link to them on your blogs and websites!

Some Vintage Housewife Fun

Friday, October 10, 2008

Now, This IS Sexist

Ever since Sarah Palin has been in the news as the VP choice for McCain, a lot has been said about "sexism." Like any criticism of Palin is sexist; which of course is bull. When Ralph Nader got on Bill Maher's case the other week for being "sexist" towards Palin, because Maher mocked and questioned Palin. I was surprised at Nader's nonsense; in fact, it was Nader who was being sexist, not Maher, by expecting Palin to be removed from criticism. What, she's too delicate?

Anyway, I am NO fan of Palin's in any way. Not in any way. At. All.

But the recent so-called "controversy" about her wrinkles is sexist. Can you imagine this kind of time wasting non-issue given more than a nano second if it were a male?

'What Will She Do With It?'

This image appeared on the cover to the August 7th, 1920 issue of Leslie's Illustrated Weekly Newspaper, just a few days prior to the ratification of Nineteenth Amendment to the U.S. Constitution, allowing women the right to vote.

The caption on the cover asks
"What Will She Do With It?", looking ahead to the presidential election coming that November, the first in which women in every state could exercise that right.
Read more here --
I'm Learning To Share!: 'What Will She Do With It?' - - James Montgomery Flagg magazine cover illustration, 1920

Adam Gorightly sent me that link earlier. I am ever the fan of Leslie's newspaper even though they spell Lesley wrong. I especially liked this one because it had to do with the first election in which women were allowed to vote and the caption says "What will she do with it?" What does that even mean? It isn't like women could elect Satan, he wasn't even on the ballot. Although, I suppose there was still the risk that they would do something stupid or evil, like not vote for who their husbands told them to.

Monday, October 6, 2008

Girlie Tee Sale

One of my favorite internet tee shirt shops, Threadless, is having a sale. All their girlie tees are only $12.

These are the ones I ordered --

There was one other that I really liked what it said, but I didn't like that there was no artwork on it and so I didn't order it --

Saturday, October 4, 2008

Mom Has a Blog! Thoughts on Palin

My mom, eighty years old, has a blog. It's pretty limited, since it's on Web TV, and it only gives her a page, which means she has to delete her entries every couple of weeks or so. I've set up a blog for her on blogspot but she hasn't responded; sigh, you know moms. Still, very good for her! Mom's still got it, and she isn't too pleased with Palin, McPalin, Bush, etc. at all. Her latest two cents on Sarah Palin:
"fresh", " down to earth"," Washington Outsider"......allthe winks, " you betchas" and folksiness don't add up to a hill of beans.....didn't we just have eight years of the same from the S___ Kicker from Texas?

I love it. For a bit more you can visit my blog Alice Surreal; look on the menu on the right under "Mom Has a Blog" for more entries and link to her blog.

Vintage Album Covers For the Housewife

Sarah Palin would be proud. Well, maybe not. On the other hand, she does have a lot of children. Anyway, here are a few vintage album covers for the housewife who wants to keep her husband happy:

But if all that exercising in tight leotards and belly dancing doesn't do it for hubby, you can always light up, lie back, and conjure up this guy:

Finally the truth of why conservative men like Palin

They are very lonely and the mere sight of her winking on TV gives them an erection. And I am the sexist one for not liking her?

Projecting through the Screen [Rich Lowry]

A very wise TV executive once told me that the key to TV is projecting through the screen. It's one of the keys to the success of, say, a Bill O'Reilly, who comes through the screen and grabs you by the throat. Palin too projects through the screen like crazy. I'm sure I'm not the only male in America who, when Palin dropped her first wink, sat up a little straighter on the couch and said, "Hey, I think she just winked at me." And her smile. By the end, when she clearly knew she was doing well, it was so sparkling it was almost mesmerizing. It sent little starbursts through the screen and ricocheting around the living rooms of America. This is a quality that can't be learned; it's either something you have or you don't, and man, she's got it.

Thursday, October 2, 2008

Cross your fingers (and toes too)

OK, so tonight is the big debate. Let's all (us gurls) cross our fingers and pray that nobody think Sarah Palin is representative of all women.

Monday, September 29, 2008

Amazon Sucks!

OK, not normally -- I actually really like Amazon, but this time they pissed me off. I placed my Newport News order with them because it is easy, I have an account and don't have to type anything in. However, when I checked my email last night I found out they canceled my order. No reason as to why, just an email saying it had been canceled. So I had to go reorder my stuff at the Newport News site, which will delay the arrival of my boots which I had expected to arrive any day now.

Mind you, it isn't like I need my boots right away. So far it is too warm to even consider wearing them, but when you order something you look forward to the arrival.

Saturday, September 27, 2008

Less than a week away!

Yep, next Thursday the wanna be beauty queen takes center stage.

Just because she is a woman does not mean that I can't speak the truth -- she is a slap in the face to every qualified woman that John McCain could have chosen as his running mate.

Probably most of us have seen her interviews. I have seen a more intelligent grasp of world issues from any and every woman I know. Still, one has to know that she is in some room somewhere with a bunch of "instructors" trying to teach her to sound intelligent for the debate. Will they succeed in keeping her from totally embarrassing herself, the Republican party and all women everywhere? I have my doubts.

Any bets on what Mrs. Palin will wear next Thursday? I am pretty sure her hair will be up in that weird hairdo (if there is a name for it I don't know it), she will be wearing a suit, but a skirt suit -- not pants. Any guesses on color? I will guess grey, but it also could be black, a dark blue or brown.

Really it is Joe Biden who has the hard job next Thursday. I am sure he could destroy her easily, but then he would be considered mean. Things like that make clear that men and women are not considered equal. If he destroyed a man in a debate it would be perfectly OK, but not a woman because I guess that would hurt her feelings and might make her cry or something. Nothing pisses me off more than so-called feminists who think every legitimate strike at Sarah Palin is sexist. It isn't because she is a woman, it is because she is unqualified -- wake up!

Sarah Palin the Beauty Queen Video

See how nice I am being by not commenting on it? :-)

Monday, September 22, 2008

Boots Again

So after saying publicly that I don't like or buy plastic shoes, I am forced to eat my words. My new Newport News catalog came today and I just couldn't resist those shiny black patent leather boots with gold buttons and heel trim and I just ordered them via Amazon.

Thursday, September 18, 2008

Tabitha's Salon Make Over, and Rambling About My Hair

I'm not a fan of "reality" shows, in fact, I find them pretty dismal. I do like Project Runway and SuperNanny. And, Tabitha's Salon Make Over on Bravo. I'm not a big hair person; so much, so why I'm fascinated I don't know. But I like her. It's depressing to know there are business owners out there with salons who clearly have their heads in the wrong place. Amazing. One thing that gets me is customer service, or lack of it. Customer walks in, and she's completely ignored, while the person at the desk yaks on the phone, doesn't even acknowledge the person standing there. . . that is a big peeve of mine, whether it's a store or office or what. If you're busy, fine, say so! But don't ignore me! Okay, I feel a rant coming on so I'll stop.

Tabitha isn't a "bitch" she's direct. I wish more people were like that. Clear, direct. If you're trying to be very good at a particular thing, a specific skill, you need to be able to take criticism. Do you want to learn something, or do you want to play tea party? Sheesh. So far, in the episodes I've seen, no matter how obnoxious, inept or stubborn the salon owners are in the beginning, they really turn around by the end, and that's positive.

It's scary going into a hair place; you really take a risk every time. Right now I'm letting my hair grow out; what I'll do with it after that I don't know. I've never known. I just see what happens, lol. As far as color goes, I've been coloring my hair since I was fifteen, so that's forty years. Last time I colored my hair, (same brand I always use, Natural Instincts) it burned my scalp, and some fell out!!!!! Fortunately, it's not so noticeable and it's coming back. But good great goddess! So I haven't colored it since the spring, and I'm getting to know my hair again. Hello, hair! I have some blond highlights going on in there I never knew I had.

One more thing, I found the image shown here on Vintage Hair Archives.