Wednesday, January 19, 2011


After our UFO conference meeting today I headed over to a local shopping area called Uptown.  My plan was just to go to Trader Joes, but then I decided to also do a quick walk through of the open air mall.  I came across a shop called Francesca's Collection.  I had never been there before and what drew me in wasn't the clothing, but the accessories!

I bought way more accessories than I need considering the boxes and boxes I already have.  What could I do?  They were on clearance and really cheap!  Most of the clothes were too youngish for my taste, but I did buy the vest in that photo and a leopard print scarf. :-)

Anyhow, a fun day for me!

Friday, January 14, 2011

Strange Obsessions: Mother Forces 5 yr old to get brows waxed

 This is very sad; an obsessed and clearly disconnected woman forces her five year old daughter to get her brows waxed for an upcoming beauty pageant. This clip is hard to watch; the child is crying and screaming. The mother doesn't care and says "They call them beauty pageants for a reason..." in defense of her actions.

Tuesday, January 4, 2011

Aspartame now hiding in your organic food

Not that it isn't already hiding under many names in many different foods.  This is the rule I follow, if anything claims to be low in calories and is something sweet or that normally has sugar -- I don't buy it.  However, there are probably lots of products that I don't think of as containing sugar or that isn't claiming to be low in calories that I might buy being unaware that it contains Aspartame.  At this point I will just have to check every label and try to remember all the many deceptive names.

Sunday, January 2, 2011