Wednesday ‘podging…

From this Side of the Pond

Once again, my midweek has me teaming up with some super cool peeps over at From this Side of the Pond!

1.Describe your 30’s in one sentence. The decade filled with wall-to-wall unpredictability and change.

2. Is it harder for you to exercise or eat healthy? Exercise! I have a chronic illness which makes it tough. One of those catch-22 things where I’d feel better and flare less if I exercised regularly, BUT it is often so incredibly painful to work out.

3. June 7th is National VCR Day. Huh? Anyway this reminded me of something I saw on Facebook listing household items we no longer have and the VCR was on it. I couldn’t put my hands on that list, but found another list here of 21 items we all had ten years ago, but which are now obsolete-

bookshelves (WHAT!!???), drip coffee makers, alarm clocks, file cabinets, desktop computers, printers, printed phone books, answering machines, fax machines, paper shredders, a Rolodex, CD racks, CD burners, china cabinets, home phones, entertainment consoles, DVD players, calculators, takeout menus, incandescent light bulbs, and cable TV

Your thoughts? How many on the list do you still have? Still use? Some of these are ridiculous! We still use bookshelves (of course!), a drip coffee maker (Cuisinart, it’s the BEST! We sold the Keurig to buy it!), printer, have a DVD player, but can’t remember how to use it, (it’s been ages) and currently have cable tv but are going to cancel it because we have Apple tv and don’t really need cable!

4. What’s something you see disappearing in the next ten years? Cable tv. (CANNOT wait for Streaming packages!)

5. How did you celebrate your birthday this past year? Is that typical? I didn’t do anything actually. It was a pretty sad, unacknowledged day. Sad day, is sadly normal. My birthday is a major struggle for me… But usually we at least DO something

6. Insert your own random thought here.

Kate Spade was really a trail blazer not just for the women’s movement, but in the corporate and designer industry. I love that her’s was a brand she and her husband built together… She created something which most women deemed the very first it bag, and was among the first designers to infuse personality and class together seamlessly. Her bold creativity inspired women in confidence and she paved the way for women to embrace elements of their power and femininity in ways that weren’t “normal”.  This inspiring woman tragically took her life yesterday and it is devastating, not because she was famous, but because she was human and hurting. Additionally sad is that the entire internet failed to acknowledge her humanity and seemed to only want the spotlight to shine on all of the possessions they have bearing her name- items from a company she worked very hard to distance herself from, over the past 12 years. I obviously didn’t know Kate, but it is disheartening to see her so “mourned” with so many “tributes” that, at the end of the day, had nothing to do with her. I’ll never be a Kate Spade, but I do hope that whoever mourns my someday passing will see me in there somewhere.

Dark, sure- but honest…

9 Comments »

  1. Everybody is talking about Kate Spade and this tragical death but nobody notices the little cues and struggles she was having. A truly sad story for the designing industry.

  2. I don’t even watch TV anymore. I moved a few years ago and I never got my rabbit ears hooked up (kinda hope those were a thing of the past. There’s gotta be a better way to get free TV than through antenna), but I learned how to watch Youtube on my TV/bluray player. I also have tons of movies and check out more from my local library. I’m never short of things to watch.

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