I was part of a movement of "dinosaur moms" when I lived in Maryland (Astrodon Johnstoni is the Maryland state dinosaur.) Which is nothing more than this -- dinosaur moms delight in the half-feral nature of the beasties they parent, even as they whisper Shakespeare and Kierkegaard in their ears at night.

Tuesday, March 18, 2008

Earth Hour

Have you heard about Earth Hour 2008? It started in Sydney, Austrailia in 2007 and has spread worldwide this year. To participate all you have to do is turn off your lights for 1 hour at 8pm on March 29th. Simple! Please join in this effort and get as many family members and friends to participate and help send the message! You can show your commitment by signing up at Earth Hour's website and then send this link to as many people as you can, the more the merrier.

Sunday, March 16, 2008

In Praise of the Humble Beefy-T

Although I've got nothing but love for my Baltimore homies at UnderArmour, today's rant is going to have to be against the fashion they spawned -- these silky, clingy, thin poly blends for men. I cannot begrudge My Beloved the softness and cool wicking action of this garb, yet it nips him out and hugs his butt such that he looks like he stepped out of an International Male catalog.

Here I must part company with my SWPL brethren. Much though, I believe I've mentioned, I love my husband's frame. Still, as we live in Phoenix and not Key West, I confess I'd rather see it in a beefy-T and some Levi's , as God intended.

I fear the ecologists are exacerbating the problem. Come summer, the fashion-forward eco-warrior will be wearing bamboo fibers under his army jacket. It's going to take more than a screen print of your revolutionary of choice (Is it still Che Guevara?) to butch up that chemise. What is to be done?