Thursday, April 25, 2013

Wednesday, April 24, 2013

So they fired this poor woman but not one of the molesting priests?

They deported three men for being "too handsome"?!?!

Speedo Ban in the United Arab Emirates


By OUTTraveler Editors

The rule change comes after locals complained about having to spend beachtime with scantily clad tourists.
Designer Marc Jacobs and his boyfriend, Harry Louis, (pictured above in Brazil) may want to steer clear of the Middle East. Just days after officials in Saudi Arabia deported three men for being “too handsome,” authorities in Ras al-Khaimah, the northernmost emirate in the UAE, have banned skimpy swimwear on the beach, the Associated Press reports.
The moves comes after complaints from local families who don’t like sunbathing with tourists who show too much skin, according to Abu Dhabi-based newspaper The Nation.
Remembering the great Willa Cather (1873 –1947), who died on this day, aged 73. 
What is your favorite Cather story?

For those of you that know me, you're already aware of the torch I carry for Miss Cather.  From the early influence of  "Paul's Case" to the constant re-reading of "My Mortal Enemy".

Tuesday, April 23, 2013

Jack and the Beanstalk

My favorite version


Back when laundry rooms were big...

1949 Sloan-Blabon Linoleum Laundry Room Ad
... color coordinated, and required seating and window treatements. 

I actually kind of like this space in a retro-way.  It reminds me of my Aunt's kitchen growing up and the room itelf is bigger than my first apartment.

Thursday, April 18, 2013

Put me down for a week

$360 sounds more than reasonable.

Sometimes I wonder about the amount of chicken in my diet.


1953 Armstrong Kitchen

Although the overhead silverware drawer scares the bejeepers out of me.

Wednesday, April 17, 2013

Yes please

Haven't seen the new Oz movie yet,

But for some reason this older Disney remake keeps popping into my head.

Tuesday, April 16, 2013

Friday, April 12, 2013

Thursday, April 11, 2013

Maybe crime WOULD pay...

I know several adults who still need garanimals

Hell on certain dark hungover mornings I could use their help.

Skipper & Gilligan

climbing-down-bokor: July 1944

A more interesting take....


Wednesday, April 10, 2013

Yes please.

doctor who fridge

Bus travel

While not thought of as glamourous, it has it's moments.

Family squabbles

Aw c'mon.


That's just mean.

Thursday, April 4, 2013

Alrighty then......

Now something like this would cause me to lose my footing.


My olde towne

Supposedly this 1860 photograph of Boston is the world's oldest surviving aerial photo, taken in a hot-air balloon at 2,000 feet.

Wednesday, April 3, 2013