Wednesday, September 23, 2015


I have been in a funk lately, but I think I am finally getting over it.

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Monday I received an e-mail from Avon wishing me "Happy Avon-iversary!" I have been an Avon lady for 19 years!

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I just added Better Than Chocolate to my Netflix queue. It is a film I have intended to see for a long time, but just now discovered it was available on Netflix.

If you haven't seen the film, I recommend that you view this sample, which is probably the highlight of the film transgender-wise.

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Writing about Drag magazine yesterday, I recalled that it was very expensive when I bought it back in the early 1970s. The $2 cover price seems to indicate otherwise, but when you take inflation into account, that $2 1970 price tag would inflate to $12.50 today!

To put things in perspective, in 1970 those $99 high heel pumps from Nine West cost $16, that $60 frock from Dress Barn cost $10 and a $1.75 cup of joe from Starbucks cost 28¢.

So how come the past tense of cost isn't "costed"?

Source: MyHabit
Wearing Ida Noe.

'Allo 'Allo!
Femulating on British television's 'Allo 'Allo! circa 1987.

1 comment:

  1. Once my brothers and I were all in school my mother was able to go back to work as a piecework seamstress in a factory. She sewed women's clothes, primarily dresses. These were items that typically sold in Saks, or Lord & Taylor so they were out of the price range of everyone in my blue collar family.
    My mother was one of 8 siblings and I had over 30 cousins on her side alone, about half were girls. On a regular basis my mother would bring home one or more of the dresses that she sewed as gifts or to sell at cost to my girl cousins. I remember looking fondly at many of these dresses as they hung in their garment plastic. Even into the early 1980s when my wife needed a dress to wear to the baptism of my oldest my mother came through with a lovely grey dress with red accents that she bought from work for $8.75. Even back then this would have been a $40-50 dress.