This week Zoomers challenged us to write about a piece of technology you couldn't live without. One might not think what I am about to discuss should be considered, but essentially Dupont's fabric technology for Lycra Spandex created a revolution in women's clothing.
DuPont scientist Joseph C. Shivers invented Spandex's first fibre in 1959 and its first use was in ladies' foundation…
Two days ago I finally threw out a drawer of items that have been with me for at least 33 years. I was desperately trying to keep these little Lycra memories but when the elastic disintegrated under my touch it was time to go to that Madonna landfill in the sky. During my retail reign, price was…Continue
Two weeks left and according to the ABC telecast last night, the cast is plagued with injuries. Seeing doing half a tango would send me to the hospital it is no wonder with the grueling work timetable they follow. Tension was very high and we wondered if Maria Menounos was on pain killers for her back after her questionable behaviour when they were…Continue
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A lone male voice tweeted today that he was sad that Adele's singing voice did not match her speech and I had to agree. I keep wondering why Adele is becoming less appealing the more I see of her. As I watched the Grammys two weeks ago I heard acceptance speech after acceptance speech consisting of her working class accent that was similar to a fingernail scraping a blackboard. After I saw her interview on 60 minutes she went from the voice of an angel to a very common, foul mouthed and…Continue
It must be February because Open Salon’s Luminous Muse and his Musette are back in the Bay area for their…Continue
Years ago I went to visit a good friend in Knoxville Tennessee for a long weekend. Yes, Linda bravely went to the bible belt because of friendship and curiosity. In those days when I traveled, I would bring enough paraphernalia to clothe the entire state even though my clothing was probably not state regulation. On the second day I was taken to the lovely tourist town of Gatlinburg which…Continue
Today we're wishing Elton John a very happy 64th birthday! He's certainly uttered some cheeky words since releasing his first album in 1969, but we've got to appreciate his frankness!