There’s a new sport in town and perverts of Massachusetts are rejoicing today!.The law is apparently on their side when it comes to taking photos up the skirts of unsuspecting women in public.They can go ahead and slip their cameras underneath the table in a bar or restaurant and shoot away to their dark little heart’s content.
Good reason to throw away your dresses ladies. Pants are a necessity now, and not just because of the weather.
Is it just me, or do all people go through what St. John of the Cross termed “the dark night of the soul?”
This well documented personal disaster can occur when less than happy circumstances stack up all at one time and you collapse under the pressure. We can handle one or two disasters at a time, but occasionally the planets line up in such a way that every dark thought you’ve ever had comes at you with the speed of an 18 wheeler going 100 miles an hour. I think they used to call it a nervous breakdown.
Ever since I got a paddling from my first grade teacher, I’ve followed the rules of “fitting in” obsessively – no cutting up in line, no talking with your mouth full, and no running with scissors. I subscribe to the old adage “pretty is as pretty does,” and the biggy – keep up with those snooty Joneses at all costs.
Hey, not only did I keep up with them, I BECAME one of them. Little good it did me. Suddenly I arrive at the Middle Ages too repressed to say “boo” without blushing. My entire wardrobe is black, white and gray – depressing and lackluster. I do love the color purple but I was led to believe the color was garish and generally worn by floozies. I had no idea what a floozy was but I was pretty sure I didn’t want to become one. Continue reading
Anyone who knows me well knows that I have an obsession with moving the furniture around. About once a month I feel the need to move a chair from here to there or do something radical like exchange the dining room for the living room. I once moved a piano down two flight of stairs all by myself. It never sounded the same again.
It’s all very confusing and I am always saying to the children things like “Remember that chair I bought for the living room which is now the dining room. Well, now it’s in the breakfast room which used to be my home office.”
It came to me suddenly. I have begun taking my daily “to do” list to the extreme.
You know you’ve crossed the line when the number one item on your ‘to do’ list is “do the ‘to do’ list.” That way I can accomplish one thing, even it’s only the making of the list.
The second warning sign is when you do something on a whim and go back and add it to the list just so you can check it off. I do both of these things on a regular basis and now I learn that such behavior may be an early sign of obsessive compulsive disorder (OCD).