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Sunday, February 10, 2013

Rants And Raves

Sunday eve watching the fashion statements on the Grammy's with Taylor Swift my favorite so far.  My life feels very staid and disciplined compared to the party all the time group on TV but I am
 feeling great with an E-ticket to paradise spending time with my children I hardly ever get to see.   First stop Ft. Smith, Arkansas to connect with my daughter and two grandchildren, on to Waterloo, Iowa to see my two sons, then all together on to spend Spring Break in  Chicago. We are all looking forward because our time together is precious and FUN. 

In the mean time I feel disciplined and boring.  Can one be disciplined and not boring???  Kobe Bryant known for being  the "most disciplined"  admits he gives up a lot for his sport.  At least he has zillions of dollars and rings to show for it where my discipline only gets me performing at what feels like below average.  Yet when asked by friends and family "what are you doing today" my answer is always, "ballet class".  Saturday, Sunday, Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday.  The only energy I have left after working all day and class is sitting in front of the TV.   I refuse to watch any dramas with crying and dying or crime shows with violence but I will watch Fashion Police with all the trash talk.

Joan said, "Style is like herpes, you either have it or you don't."  I like her because she is who she is.  I know all the plastic surgery but her personality is authentic.  Two celebrities who are the epitimy of fake and phoniness are Beyonce and Lebron James.  They both run around doing interviews saying how "humble " they are.  Guess what?  If you have to TELL me you are then you are NOT!!  They have so much AFFECTATION they are laughable as a caricature of themselves.  Lebron has to be on steroids.  Does the NBA even check for that?  And who could be shocked Beyonce would lipsinc?
I come back to Kobe.  He has said, "Chances are you don't like me but even better chance that I don't care".  .

Question, why is it shoes tried on in the shoe store feel fine.  Then when purchased and tried on at home they feel like a completely different shoe???  Or does that just happen to me?  Here are my latest purchase.  Yes, stay off of my red swede shoes.
I wanted to style them with jeans rolled up and cuffed, a white top tucked in with a belt, and a black blazer.  Yes with insoles they felt doable but now?  I don't think I can even wear them to work SITTING at my computer all day.  They were 70 percent off and not returnable.  This is another good reason why I am not good around sales.   I am going to make them work or... if anyone wants them I would donate to a good home.  

My last rant is....I do not like the songs presented at the Grammy's.  Watch & Go is a promo at CBS.....only 30 minutes into it and I am gone.


  1. Good morning Angele!

    First of all, thank you kindly for coming to visit. My grandmother is still so precious to me,though I never met her, but how stories and photos can bring you close to at least WONDER about the person!

    I hear ya about the "discipline." I danced many year ago, and like every thing else I had ever pursued, it required daily discipline. I too have missed out on many a party, weekend entertaining and just "relaxing." But my take on it is that for me, it is all worth it. At 55 and still going very strong, I have tried to carve out time (which we are all short of) to read, write and illustrate. It is a long story, but basically, I am now working as a substitute teacher but in order to justify the switch from being a full-time educator, I have to now beef up my Etsy inventory. It requires the ARTIST in me to improve. And having the experience as a dancer, actor, a harpist, a some-time poet and illustrator, nothing will get you "there" except that discipline. It is when I am NOT doing these things that I feel "boring!"

    I know however, that your dedication to the dance will only set you apart from the rest when everyone else will almost regret that they have no hobbies. What I am learning is that maybe ONE WHOLE DAY away from it all is healthy for the mind and body.

    Be well my dear. You are wonderful. Anita

  2. So glad to hear you are taking a trip to visit your family. How special that is. Have a wonderful time.

    I didn't watch the Grammy Awards. Never do. I don't watch any award shows on TV. Find most of the people such fakes.

    Regarding those shoes. Definitely beautiful, but only in pictures (for me). Like you, can't see myself wearing something with such a high heel. That's sales for you! We often get duped. By ourselves. Don't wear them; they could be dangerous!!

    Just keep thinking about your goals. Write them down. It will eventually come if you don't force it. Good luck, dear.

  3. You can rant and rave anytime with me, I loved the post ! I totally agree about schizophrenic shoes making eyes at you in the shop and becoming hell when you get them home. I have boxes of new shoes on shelves that I have never worn because they even refused to pass the front door. I am much more careful when I'm buying them now; unfortunately, my quest for comfort also means that I'm addicted to my Uggs, which are definitely NOT the acme of femininity !xxx

  4. I've only seen Fashion Police once but I laughed like crazy -- I do love Joan Rivers. I love her 'f you!" attitude and her nasty sense of humor. Thanks for visiting me, I appreciate hearing from you!