Me and Mrs. Palin

We've got a thing going on. And I'm not just saying that – I've got hard evidence:

Phair Exhibit #1: Hairdo. Right now, at this very minute, I'm wearing this  same hairdo. Only mine is blonde and about 10 inches shorter so it's more of a hair don't. In my own defense, it's early and I'm on my way to the dogpark.


 Exhibit #2: Jewlery. We have the same festive Christmas pin. Coincidence or cosmic alignment? You decide.


Exhibit #3: Fur! I recently got a small bonus. Whenever that happens, I treat myself to a small luxury and this time, I settled on a swanky single martini shaker covered in faux leopard. I happen to already be the proud owner of three faux fur coats: possum, mink and shearling. (Shout out to my peeps at QVC!). They're  not exactly fur, but close. 

this photo of Sarah Palin by Ryan McFarland link

The Sarah Palin bomb that McCain dropped on Friday is dominating the news cycle – don't you feel sorry for the other side? Just about the only headline I saw yesterday referring to Democratic tag-teamers B.O. and Joe was that their bus tour is off to an intentionally low-key start. Uh-huh.

Let us not be cruel in our victory, but kind. Here's some press play for B.O. -



Also, Sarah Palin in your daily news stories stops B.O.

full interpretation of original intent of vintage advertising image can be found at

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Just Kidding! I Would Never Do That.

From Our Department of:  Young Adult with Disposable Income

At midnight last night, my son called from Newark Liberty airport to tell us that his flight from California had just landed. He's come home to visit for 3 days. I'm sure you'll all understand that I must devote myself completely to messing in his business, getting up into his grill and offering advice about the various aspects of his bachelor lifestyle.

For you, my readers, you can count on two things:

  1. Lack of blogging here will result in prolific and rambling comments on your blog entries

  2. If you do see me blogging here before Monday night, it means that he has freed himself from my motherly grasp. Temporarily.

Major News Story of the Day

The major news story of the day is,of course, that the fake Mad Men Twitterers have returned.

There's no question that Don Draper is the alpha male – and who wouldn't go for him?-  but I confess that I am torn between my equal attraction for the good (but flawed)  Harry Crane and the bad Jimmy Barrett.It's the male version of the madonna-whore conundrum. Who will be by favorite?

This is just like when I had to choose between Paul (the Cute Beatle) and John (the Intellectual Beatle). I tired to remove myself from the stress of trying to decide by selecting George (the Quiet Beatle), but after a while, I gave it up and in the end I could not deny my attraction to the dark John.

So, Harry Crane. So contained, so sincere, so lovable. But Jimmy Barrett is a character evocative of  the Rat Pack at its worst. It's dangerous to even be in a room with him, let alone to declare his power over you. It's most likely that this is a short -term role, but hey – why, not have a little thrill while it lasts?

I like 'em dark, moody,unpredictable and a little bit dangerous.