Thursday, October 23, 2008

Fashion: Controlled by the Rich and Powerful

Do you know the real reason low-rise jeans are everywhere in style? That's so old chunky biddies like me can wear a small jean size, despite the fact we have 35-inch waists!

Do you know why bangs are making a comeback? That's so chunky old biddies like me can hide the wrinkles on our forehead. We weighed that against how much fatter our faces will look, and hiding the wrinkles won. Take that, you 20-year-old wrinkle-less models!

Do you know why they play all those old songs from the 80s and early 90s at the stores? That's because that's my favorite music!


Edited to add comeuppance: I decided to trim my bangs again after writing this post. Stupid, overconfident me, I cut them too short, thereby dropping the socioeconomic level of my hair by at least two levels.

Now I'm afraid to go back to the Bobcut Salon until I grow them out, because when Bobbie sees what I did to myself, she's going to throw up her hands.


smart mama said...

oh such wise observations

Heidi Ashworth said...

You're back! That's what I get for not reading the blogs I follow via my dashboard. It must be such a trip to go through what you are going through. I mean, a total and complete head trip! We've had times when we have been quite poor and times when we have been a bit less poor and that was trippy enough! So many choices, so many decisions to make--it must really challenge your character. I wonder if I could stand the test. I know without a single doubt that I would entirely give up cooking. No loss since I am not good at it but, yeah, I wouldn't care about nutrition and all that stuff the way I should. I guess I don't need to get rich to find out how it would change me. Nutz!!!

Nouveau Me said...

Heidi--you're back! hurray!