Monday, April 29, 2013

The Cracks of the Clothing World

Okay fashion industry, it is well past time for you to get it together. I am in a land where I am too big to be small and too small to be big. According to a woman who designed a costume for me, I am all bust. I have a waist I have curves, I can shop in any store from the waist down but because "the girls" are well developed, dresses and shirts are my enemy. I also have the unfortunate luck of having a size 10 and a half wide shoe size. I literally fall between the cracks of the clothing world. Whether it is too small, too big or not small/big enough, one thing is for certain; I am not alone.

I have been on shoe shopping excursions to find many other delightful divas unable to find footwear that's the right look or size. Why does the industry believe that a big foot equals bad taste? Why do the fashion gurus think that basic black or obnoxious prints are the only styles worthy of covering  those above a size 10? Why have we continually allowed them to dictate the styles of our life? I am not a Barbie Doll, Wanna be rock star, bland soccer mom, stripper nor Hollywood wife and I would like the fashion options and footwear that state that.

While I am at it, what's up with the "pros-ti-tot" attire? Everywhere I look I see the sexualization  of our youth. NO one needs a pair of skinny jeans. I should not be seeing kinders in pleather knee high boots and elementary girls in short shorts that make Daisy Dukes look like respectable church attire. I am tired of seeing your thong. I hate knowing what boxers you are wearing. Our boys need to pull up their pants. It's been 30 years now buy a belt!

Sunday, April 28, 2013

Plans and Procrastination

I will admit it. I am a procrastinator. I know it is best to just do it and get it done but where's the fun in that? This month has been rather challenging to my writing and creativity corner. I have plans from here til July. When combining two busy individuals' calendars it's amazing how difficult it is to find a moment to breathe and just do what you normally do. I did have windows of opportunity but somehow other events seemed more user friendly to me. I even planned time on different days to catch up with my regular work but as we all know "the best laid plans..."

Many people feel guilty about the time wasted not working on their creative endeavors or business prospects. Many feel that without the nose constantly to the grindstone the work that needs to be done will not be accomplished. Many feel that taking a break is slacking off. Luckily for me I am not a part of the many.

I figure we actually need this procrastination tool as a jump start for reality. Eventually you burn out on those long term plans and need a reason to begin again. Starting fresh after a brief break seems to truly stimulate the creative juices. The month of April has been a bit of a loss with words for me but I have gained plenty and believe the words that waled away are ready to return to me with greater ease. Procrastination has worked it's magic and plans for the future have returned to their proper place. No more taking up space, it's time to get get back to the tasks at hand now that I've procrastinated myself into a better plan.

Monday, April 1, 2013

There's no Fool Like an April Fool

Nobody knows how it started but everybody loves the opportunity for some tom foolery. BE careful out there today because what once was a private joke among friends is now the internet's funniest top ten.  Happy April Fools Day!