Friday, December 14, 2007


Another winter has begun here in New England. A nice snowstorm got us started yesterday. I was happy to have been home all day, as the snowfall immediately built to heavy proporations and traffic was snarled for hours. I watched it on TV from the snug comfort of my favorite chair, with a cup of hot chocolate it at my side. And then I went out to play.

I made my first ever snow angel. And if you click on the title of this post, you'll get to see all of my pix.

Sunday, December 09, 2007

Men Men Men Men...

While at the mall today [yes, shockers! I was at the mall today...Macy's had quite nicely sent me some coupons, and I really do need a new dress for Scottie's wedding even though there is an unworn little black dress in my closet, but it is a year old, so I thought perhaps I should have a new one. Which means that I went shopping. As usual, I didn't come home with my primary objective, but I'll get to that later.]

As I was saying, I went to the Mall today. And wow! what an event! So many men. So many kinds of men: tall ones, short ones, skinny ones, fat ones. Old ones, young ones, ones that looked fantastic in jeans! [Just recalling the experience has me almost bursting into song.]

Yes, I know that men do shop. But never have I seen so many men in the mall at the same time. And carrying packages, lots and lots of large plastic and paper bags. One fellow departed Finish Line with four bags full of sporting goods, I assume. But I was more impressed by the guys sporting Limited, Talbots, and Macy's bags.

Of course, the overall winner was the unaccompanied man [in his 40s or so, with just a touch of gray at the temples] who carried a Brooks Brothers' bag out of which peeked the ubiquitous pink and white striped paper of Victoria's Secret. Now that's a man!

Such a joy to be the Mall at Christmastime. All the men men men mennnnnnnnnnnn.