Posts tagged "Musings"

Ditching Your Leggings? Here's what to wear.

 Last week I wrote a little post about the rules for wearing leggings. Apparently it struck a note with folks.  Feedback flowed from many engaged readers. A frequent concern voiced by my fellow plus sized sisters was about the lack of clothing options for women of size.  “What are we supposed to wear?  Where are... Read more »

If You're Going To Wear Leggings Please Follow These Rules

I have no love for leggings.  None. Actually, let me restate that—I have no love for leggings outside of a sports/workout situation. Zip.  Zero.  Zilch. Or as a friend said, I’m leggings adverse. They don’t do any favors for most of the ladies who wear them.  That doesn’t mean that there is anything wrong with... Read more »

Racial Missteps Aren’t Just For White People

We’ve all done it, haven’t we? We’ve all said something that was so breathtakingly racially or culturally insensitive, that you can barely believe it came out of your mouth. God knows I’ve made my fair number of embarrassing racial missteps. Like the time I told a blue eyed, blond haired Latina that she didn’t look... Read more »
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Stop Doing The Food Stamp Challenge!

Journalists have done the food stamp challenge. Government officials have done the food stamp challenge. CEO’s have done the food stamp challenge. Bloggers have done the food stamp challenge. Celebrities have done the food stamp challenge. We get it, you’re “concerned” about people on food assistance.  You’re so concerned that you think that these “challenges”... Read more »

Buying Steak And Seafood Is Not A Food Stamp Challenge

If it weren’t such a sad and trite tale, I’d be amused at the level of near hysteria leveled at SNAP recipients. That’s the food stamp program for those of you who don’t know. “OH MY GOD, THESE PEOPLE WILL BUY STEAK, SEAFOOD AND JUNK FOOD ON THE AMERICAN TAXPAYER’S DIME!  WE MUST GUARD AGAINST... Read more »

Oscar Day Rules

I love the Oscars.  In my home it is a sacred day long celebration. Such a momentous occasion has rules.  Very basic rules, but rules nonetheless.  Because I love you all, I feel that I need to publicize their existence.  After all I can’t get mad at you if you don’t know how it works.... Read more »
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Standard Body Of Knowledge: What I Don't Know

Earlier, I asked a question about what should be in a person’s general body of knowledge.  In short, what should be the treasured information that you keep inside your head? While that answer is getting sorted out, I can divulge what I don’t know.  The broad gaps in my own personal body of knowledge. Sure... Read more »

Luck Be A Lady

Accepting the challenge of Chicago Now’s Blogapalooz-Hour of  “Writing about a time you experienced a remarkable coincidence or witnessed something unexplainable,” I had to flip through the mental Rolodex. What in my life is so remarkable or unexplainable that rises to the challenge of this exercise? Then it occurred to me—pretty much all of my... Read more »

Becoming The Help

For the life of me I don’t know why the average person doesn’t know how to properly set a table. Or make a bed with hospital corners. Or clean silver. Or cook a basic meal. In short, I’ve run into a fair number of people who honestly don’t know how to keep house.  Honestly, it... Read more »
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Unemployment Stories: Things Fall Apart, Part 2

I tried.  I really, really tried. But I couldn’t do it.  I couldn’t save my mother’s house. Prior to my her death, my sister and her children lived there and presently continue to do so. Circumstances—some known to me and some not—prevented the mortgage from being paid in a timely fashion.  Obviously in my state... Read more »