Cinco de Mayo – Part two.

A few days ago I was lamenting the fact that my daughter had too much stuff squeezed into her tiny dorm room.  Among the items I thought she should give away was a ‘Happy Cinco de Mayo’ T-shirt she got for free from Taco Bell.

I lost the argument and she kept the shirt along with pretty much everything else.  And as if to drive home the point that it’s OK to own totally impractical stuff, we ran into this display yesterday at Kate Spade:



Yes, this is the $300 women’s cross-body/clutch designed to look like a paper bag from your local Mexican fast food joint. Naturally, this would go well with the free ‘Happy Cinco de Mayo’ Taco Bell T-shirt my daughter wears once a year..if she can find it. (This year she couldn’t.)

..and of course she thought this little bitty ditty was completely, totally (!!) adorable.

An expensive leather purse designed to look like you are carting around last night’s left-overs…oh, why the heck not??

I’d love to know what sales are like for this item…. Wouldn’t be surprised if they were through the roof– why?

Because we live in a crazy world!!!!

Circling the drain- literally

I am starting to feel like a National Geographic explorer..a Mutual of Omaha crew member..a Jacqueline Cousteau ..


Only I’m not exploring the depths of the ocean or some far off corner of the globe,  I’m just sitting here with my morning coffee reading the headlines about a country..

my country..

a place that with each passing day seems ever more foreign to me.

As many of you know, North Carolina has been involved in a battle over bathrooms and whether or not they should abolish the whole concept of separating (or even recognizing) male and female.  And just when you think you cannot bend your mind any more trying to wrap your head around the issue, along comes the latest controversy- this one regarding the open-air “pissoirs” out in San Francisco.


Yes, in an effort to mitigate the growing problem of people urinating all over the place in public (really?)  city leaders have installed open-air urinals. (see above) It also seems we are late to this party as other countries, with similar “pissues,” 😂… have already fully embraced this idea. (see below)

A Pissoir in France. No doubt it smells like a spring rain shower..and the architectural design..ces’t magnifique!


And of course, there is now a law suit that’s been brought forth, and interestingly enough one of the arguments against the California “pissoirs” is that they are discriminatory to women who would be forced to expose much more of themselves than men to use these public facilities that are clearly, obviously, designed for men only.

So yeah..I’m going to sit here and wait for the bands to start canceling their performances in San Fran over this discriminatory outrage..


I saw a comment from a twitter user the other day concerning the state of Western civilization – he lamented that we are “circling the drain.” -Circling the drain indeed.