Sunday, February 22, 2015

Ladies Only

We'll start sad and move up to hilarious, if that's okay. Have you read Still Alice yet?


I saw it in the bookstore and bought it on a whim, but couldn't put it down and finished it about 24 hours later. I cried 4 times during the book. Some of this may be because I've been joking about my Mad Cow disease for years, hoping it's not really early Alzheimer's, because I'm supposed to die of cancer, of course, given the family history and my low cholesterol. Anyway, you should see the movie first then read the book, in my opinion. I only had 2 napkins for the entire movie, and one tear drop rolled down my face, off my chin, went down my chest without hitting my shirt, and made it all the way through my bra before landing in my belly button. (Apparently I need a better-fitting bra.)

Oh, and speaking of warding off Alzheimer's, I finally finished the pirate ship puzzle today - a moment of silence to bathe in it's 3D glory!




Okay, now to the shoes I bought yesterday to go with my new stylish outfits - and yes, I wore the gray cigarette pants all day yesterday with these suede booties. I always hated booties, but now I see their point.



Okay, are we alone now ladies? Do you watch Black-ish? It's my favorite TV show - up there with Modern Family now. Geez, maybe you better have a glass of wine and come back; Dean is surprised I'm posting about this.

So the boys and I were catching up on episodes. Well, Dre is talking to his wife (this is Diana Ross's daughter!) while she's shaving her legs in a bathrobe, and he says, "Oh, you got a gray hair." She starts going through her hair saying, "Where is it?" and he says, "Oh no, it's not up there, baby." I nearly fell off the couch laughing, and the boys were just shocked and appalled. It goes on and on after that - he says, "You got a little Frederick Douglass action going on down there," and "You need to abolish something else below your Mason Dixon line!" Aaaaaagh! That's great stuff! Then there's aNOther scene where she's in the locker room telling an older anesthesiologist (so cool) that a "white person moved into my neighborhood," and asks her, "How long till the whole neighborhood is gentrified?" The woman says, "Oh, it'll happen quick. Yep, when you get to be my age, it looks like a Dave Matthews' concert." She goes to the spa after that, and the owner asks if she's getting the usual. She tells her something about getting it ALL done, and the lady says, "Oh, is it somebody's birthday? Well if we're taking it down to the deck, you've got laser or hot wax to choose from." That's just such good stuff - I AM surprised it made it past the censors! Okay, let's go watch Julianne Moore win best actress at the Oscars....

4 comments:

Junior said...

I'll comment later on the other stuff but first I need those wingtips!

Dr. Fun (AKA Sister) said...

I'm gonna feel like a gangsta' when I wear 'em!

Bianca S said...

I love that show too! I laughed so hard I got a stitch in my side at those segments! Love your fun shoes!

Dr. Fun (AKA Sister) said...

Bianca, I can't wait to see if they win some Emmy's and Golden Globes next time....