Rummaging through my thoughts, subjects scattered and needing collected.
If they were pieces of toys, pencils with broken points or those little wire thingy’s
that are sometimes called, “bread wraps,” I would stuff them in my junk drawer.
First of all, let me tell you this is going to be a fun and wild ride. Hardly any serious
stuff, light and airy, music, relationships, sex, and blue jeans.
This post may not be “hip” but hips will be “displayed” through words.
In the 1400’s, Egyptians drew stylized women, wearing snakes around their necks,
unique patterns and sometimes even wearing two piece bathing suits.You may
check out urns and Egyptian relics to find these sexy examples of ancient culture.
The bikini bathing suit came about in 1946, modeled on a runway. Bikini Atoll was
where an atomic bomb had gone off. The more current “introduction” of the bathing
suit was expected to be so controversial, it would be like setting off a “bomb” or
burst of excitement. I remember when Barbies had one piece bathing suit, with a
black and white pattern. The newer ones all have bikinis on. The most popular
issue of “Sports Illustrated” magazine is of course, the bathing suit issue.
Here’s a musical interlude of a collection of songs, old and new, which have been
slipping in and out of my mind.
Starting with my sandy poem, we had Paul Simon and Art Garfunkel. I showed
my poem in Opa’s Greek Restaurant, while waiting for a meal with oldest and
youngest daughters. They were chatting about men, which we covered newest
“odd” text from the pottery maker, including a short video of his releasing a baby
starling who had fallen out of a tree in a storm. He talks in it, calmly and slowly.
Then he releases the bird out of his hand, he imparted some wisdom and
My daughters “made me” delete it, insisting it is just a ‘game’ he is playing since
no calls or offers for meeting to eat or share a coffee have been made. Or as I
suggested, go hike around Blue Limestone Park and get an ice cream cone.
They were giggling, thinking of their mother’s dating escapades.Saying almost in
“He probably sends this to all those lonely arts festival women he ‘collects,’ Mom.”
One just getting out of a bad relationship, aged 35, the other jumping into not
only a business relationship but has been friends merging into a couple, aged
29 years old.
We walked across the street. My oldest one off to get errands and laundry
completed, while Felicia and I went in to my apartment to get comfortable and
watch, “Wild.” (Reese Witherspoon and Laura Dern are awesome in this walk
or hike of a 1000 miles, along the Pacific Crest.)
I had waited since it came out on DVD patiently on a 60 persons long Library
The first part of the introduction, I had to pause it. I heard the strands of Simon
and Garfunkel! We liked the words that were accompanied by a flute and light,
peaceful music. “I’d rather be a sparrow than a snail, yes I would, if I could. . .”
This is the song, “El Condor Pasa,” which means the condor (majestic bird)
passes. The movie includes another S & G song, “Homeward Bound.”
My next part of the interlude of music meshed with coincidences switches to
a Name. One you don’t often hear anymore. I used to know a special woman
who worked on a daily cleaning crew in our warehouse. She had come from
Cameroon. I think you may still connect to see her story, one which was filled
with strength, courage and determination. She has her RN and was trying to
work her nursing position during nights, while still carrying out her cleaning
job. There was a ‘mean’ or thoughtless person who called her the “N” word,
so she reported it, stayed one more month to show she had “won” the battle,
while the one who had spoken derogatively was fired immediately.
Anyway, Paul Simon wrote “Cecilia,” which my parents didn’t mind this song
and I still have it on a 45 record, but it has some sexual innuendo, doesn’t
it? Well, if you have not listened to it, nor recognize it, the songs speaks of
a woman named Cecilia, who when the partner gets up, (the singer) he
comes back to bed, to find “somebody has taken his place.”
On the way to work, today, I heard the name “Cecilia” in a newer song, one
I have listened to but didn’t put it together in my mind with my friend from
work or my favorite duo singers before. Have you heard the song,
“Cecilia and the Satellite?” It is sung by Andrew Monahan in the Wild. There
you go. . .
Cecilia in two songs and “Wild” movie, with singer who likes to include “in the
Wild” in his title of his band.
I like the lyrics, “I’m the satellite and you’re the sky,” while really liking the sound
of crooning, which Philip Phillips did in his song used for the Olympics, also in
commercials. This is a new or reused trend, I hear “Oooh ooh ooooh” a lot in
several different bands’ songs.
While out with oldest daughter on vacation, we were searching in Cleveland
through a Kohl’s store to find a pair, specific design and size that fits me. You
may look at my photograph and think I fit a certain size, while I struggle to find
any that aren’t “too tight” or “too loose” or something. We had a brief “interlude”
of bit of conversation about Lee versus Levi’s. I used to love Levi’s while young,
I could really find ones that fit my legs, which are surprisingly bigger than the
rest of my body, while not being totally flapping loose around my belly. Now,
I have ‘switched’ to Lee jeans.
Carrie made an assumption that Levi and Lee jeans, since they have the
same beginning sound, may have begun separately but joined forces. She
thought one company was over both of them. I did not use up my data to
find this out, but made a mental note to check the facts out here.
Levi Strauss created his company “first” in 1853. He was an immigrant who
came from Bavaria to San Francisco, California. The heavy jean material was
good for lasting in workplaces. It is considered an “American” company with
most of its factories and employees here in the U. S.
Lee jeans came from roots in Salina, Missouri where Henry David Lee was a
dungaree and work clothes mercantile owner. The company originated in 1889.
When it built its factory, it moved to Merriam, Kansas. The VF Corporation is
considered the biggest apparel company in the world. This company employs
more than 400 American workers, with its company spread out in other parts
of the world. The company named Pacific Brands was a subsidiary of Lee in
the VF Corp. but was bought out in 2007 by Yakka in a combination of Asia
and Australia, called, “Australasia.”
In Gogo boots and tight white “hip hugger jeans, you could imagine music
like the new Fall Out Boys song, “Uma Thurman.” To me, it also reminds me
of the Addams Family type of music. It also when it starts playing on the
radio, the first chords make me think of Goldie Hawn and Twiggy.
Have you heard this catchy tune?
While talking with a friend about communication and how sometimes it is
best to let your partner “know” what works in bed, while some things don’t.
I told her that I was in a very rapturous situation once, felt relaxed enough
to be sighing, “Ooooh oh ooh, please stay right there,” while not being
specific to you, readers, or my friend, but the listener “knew” where I was
talking about. Instead of being ecstatic to be producing such a positive
reaction, he withdrew from the situaion and showed irritation, saying a
sad set of words,
“Do you always have to be so bossy?:”
When I told my friend that having listened for years to my brothers
“How am I supposed to know if I am doing it right?”
I felt my ex-husband #2 should have loved this positive reinforcement.
She said, to my surprise,
“I really don’t know how to get to an “O.” (orgasm)
Well, folks, let’s just say I do and the second husband was wrong.
How do I know this?
I watched, “Hope Springs,” which is like a sexual manual for older
adults. It starts you right back in the beginning. This is how Meryl
Streep’s character reconnects, with lots of effort on HER part, back
with her husband, played by Tommy Lee Jones. It was so interesting,
since if “validated” my being able to tell my partner ‘what to do,’
while I was being positive in my approach. Yeah! (The movie has a
serious sexual psychologist in Steve Carrell who is great and very
kind, gentle, promoting a physical re-awakening for this married couple.
It is not a new film, just to me.
Speaking of “new” are you ready for some fun?! I am! My son, oldest
daugher and all six of my “grandies” are going to see the 5:15 movie,
“Minions,” at the Delaware Strand, non-profit movie theater which has
been around for 150 years.
Have you heard about McDonald’s minions in a children’s Happy Meal
which has spoken in “gibberish” some swear words? I laughed because
the “gibberish” does resemble a few select bad words. But not on purpose!
Along with all the other world “glitches,” this one seemed the funniest.
Share or “dish” with us, on the following subjects opened today:
Fashion (bikinis and blue jeans)
Movies (adult and children’s animated)