April 28, 2011

  • Ads both amuse and frustrate me.

    I was just looking at a news site and there was a small ad, showing a young woman doing a tummy crunch, and promising (the ad, not the young woman) “a bikini-ready body in six weeks!”

    I really don’t think so.  Of course, it could depend upon what one considers to be “bikini-ready,” but assuming common usage, there’s not a chance in the world this middle-aged body is going to be “bikini-ready,” whether measured in weeks, months, or years.

    It might be giggleworthy to take the advertiser at his or her word and show up, demanding to be lithe, toned, and generally svelte in six weeks, as per the ad’s promise.  silly


    Glancing over an article claiming to be “An American’s Guide to The Wedding” I was rather stunned to discover that some of the guests are scheduled to arrive at the north door to Westminster Abbey at 8:15 a.m., British time.  Almost three hours early!  Mercy Maud.  That’s early, that is.  Granted, it beats arriving fifteen or more minutes after the wedding procession has started; you’d be surprised at how many people do just that, and I (acting in my capacity as the wedding volunteer) have to direct them to a side door so they don’t trail the bride down the aisle.

    I’ve been trying to recall how many royal weddings I’ve lost sleep to watch, and think this will be the fourth.  The first was Princess Anne’s, then Prince Charles’, then Prince Andrew’s, and now William’s.  For the life of me I can’t remember whether Edward’s wedding simply wasn’t televised or I elected to give it a miss.  Anyone?  Anyone?


    On a somber note, my heart is heavy for Alabama and all the areas hit by tornadoes this week.  The death toll is almost 300!  My mind boggles.  And to think of that mile-wide twister being on the ground for two solid hours is simply incomprehensible.  I honestly did not know such a thing was possible.  Two hours?  A tornado that holds together for two hours?  Frightening!  sad


Comments (4)

  • Heh, I don’t think my body would be ready either. Give me six months maybe, but the sagging skin would have to be dealt with. Too bad they don’t use the word “guaranteed”….If I were a wedding guest, I’d bring along either a good book or a needlepoint project. The security issues must be a total nightmare. I only remember watching Diana’s wedding. I don’t think Edward’s was televised either; they seem to be very low-key people.

  • Beckham’s wife Victoria always manages to look perfectly poisonous, like she’d like to eat someone for dinner.

  • Edward has always kept a much lower profile, and married quietly. It didn’t happen until after Anne’s, Charles’ and Andrew’s divorces, so that may have had something to do with it.

    And now it strikes me — the Queen and Consort, Edward and Sophie, and now William and Kate are the only adult royals in the last two generations not divorced! In addition to all of Edward’s siblings, there is also his late aunt, Princess Margaret. That’s really terribly sad.

  • I recently heard somewhere that while a hurricane loses force over land, a tornado strengthens.  Something about the debris it picks up along the way making it more dangerous. 

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