I know I’m getting old – I saw two former co-workers this week while shopping at the mall. We talked while we all ate pizza. About the time when they were ready to leave, it occurred to me that I didn’t remember if I had combed my hair. Since I was shopping I didn’t have jewelry or makeup on. I turned to look in a mirror and thought I looked good enough. Sure wish I would have had the confidence when I was younger!
Speaking of shopping – I was looking for a sweatshirt. Not an “old lady” one with kittens and puppies (not that I don’t love both of those) but I wanted something stylist and youthful (whatever that means). First off trendy “sweatshirts” aren’t sweatshirts in the traditional sense. Some had the shoulder cut out (I’m looking for warmth). Some had the designer’s name printed boldly (if you want me to advertise, pay me). Many looked like crap with ragged inside out seams and colors so faded I was challenged on what color to call them. The more shaggy and worn they were, the more costly. I left empty-handed. Back to places like LL Bean and Lands’ End.
Then there was the underwear section – I am always amused at how little scraps of fabric pass as underwear. What’s the point? Might as well go commando!
A first shot of Christmas – You can’t help noticing that it’s Christmas in all the stores. I had my first round of carols this week. There is something magic about the beginning of the season. Unfortunately that delight doesn’t last. I saw one of my favorite clips with Bing Crosby and David Bowie, both so young and alive. Made my eyes drippy.
Sights you would rather not see – When having lunch an older woman (maybe in her 50s) walk by outside. Temperatures were mid-50s. People had jackets on. She did not. She had a tee-shirt crop top that exposed her very, very ample midriff. Perhaps it would be borderline acceptable (but best covered) on a beach. Walking down the street in the fall weather it looked out-of-place and a little deranged.
So how was your week?