Thursday, December 15, 2011
News, Views, This & That. . .
Last night on the 8 p.m. news, reporters took to the streets in Paris to randomly ask men and women whether they usually found what they were hoping to receive beneath the Christmas tree.
The vast majority said, "almost never." Men were disappointed by the scarf, scarf, scarf gift when what they really wanted was the latest iPad. Women desired a specific handbag which Santa never seemed to be able to find, instead year after year they open a store wrapped, random bottle of perfume, bought they suspected at the last minute. However, women over 60 wished for that random bottle of perfume and instead usually found a box of chocolates instead. The only receivers who were happy with their cadeaux were those 20-ish and under because apparently no one knows what to give them so instead they get an envelope with money to choose for themselves. They like that.
I'm now off to have my hair "broomed" (highlights) so I too will look bright and festive in keeping with the season. My toes, as of yesterday, are a cheery cherry red.
If you found my announcement about Facebook a tad large/obnoxious yesterday I just wanted you to know I'm officially over there and will have a little tidbit of something for you every day. Next I'll figure out, or rather my friend Annette will tell me, how to befriend back. I'm baby-stepping my way into the experience, plus I have a really, really excellent reason for wanting to "build" my Facebook presence. (I almost can't believe I'm talking like that, "my Facebook presence. . . What next?)
Soon it will be small and discreet on this page, sort of like me. Not small, but rather discreet.
A Huge Surprise
Before I run out the door, I must tell you about tomorrow. I'm doing a giveaway. It's hugely chic, very appropriate for the season and honestly I love it. In fact, I wish the company -- did I say trés, trés chic (?!) -- would include me on its Noel gift list.