Day 23 In or Out June 23, 2016. Britain votes today whether to stay in the European Union or get out of it. The choice is simple: In or Out. But the ramifications of a vote to leave are complex and uncertain. Have you ever had to choose In or Out? Maybe it was a job that you didn’t like. Or a business deal. Maybe you were in a relationship where you had to choose In or Out. Write about making a simple but difficult choice.
The ex gave me an ultimatum: either you quit Mattel or I’m out of this marriage.
OK, I quit.
I tried to make a go of being a full-time fine artist.
I really missed a regular paycheck.
Mattel calls with a temp offer.
I call back, agreeing to work 3 days a week.
The ex says “I’m gone,” and moved out.
I was sad for about a week.
Best out that happened to me.
One of the dolls that I worked on during my divorce:
Day 22 Bill of Rights June 22, 1944. U.S. President Franklin Roosevelt signed the “GI Bill of Rights” to provide broad benefits for veterans of the war. We’ve heard of the “Voters’ Bill of Rights”, “Patients’ Bill of Rights”, and “The Bill of Rights” made up of the first ten amendments to the Constitution. Today you get write your own Bill of Rights. What “Rights” do you want to award to yourself or your family?
Over-40 Fashion Bill of Rights
Dress for yourself.
“Age-appropriate” is a guideline for children.
Peer pressure is a thing of the past.
If it brings you joy, wear it.
Freedom from [insert fruit here] body shape dilemmas.
Flaunt your favorite parts!
Minimal, maximal, or in-between — your choice.
Rules? Who wrote them anyway?
Invisibility is for panty lines, not humans.
Leopard is a neutral.
Are you an over-40 blogger and fond of fashion?
I’ll be hosting a meetup in Santa Monica, CA — Dec 2 – 4.
More details over on SpyGirl, my Fashion Blog.
Day 21 Twenty-one Gun Salute June 21, 1919. Admiral Ludwig von Reuter scuttled the German fleet in Scapa Flow, Orkney. The nine sailors killed were the last casualties of World War I. In every was there are men and women worthy of honor for their sacrifices and bravery. The Twenty-one gun salute is the military’s way of honoring someone. Who would you like to honor? Who do you consider a hero? Write about him or her. Alternative: What would like to be honored for? How would you like to be honored?
Day 20 Twenty Minutes
June 20, 1963. The United States and Soviet Union signed an agreement to set up a hot line communication link between the two countries.
If you could have a hot line to any person, dead or alive, who would it be? Who would you want to chat with if you only had twenty minutes on the hot line? What would you tell them?
I Hate the Telephone
When I was a kid, we had a party line. This meant that several homes shared the same wires, so if Mrs. Putnam was having a conversation with Mrs. Stevens, you could listen in. Mom drilled into us, “Do NOT play with the phone!”
Fast forward to the eighties to my first job out of college and call waiting.What was it, a horrible beeping when a call was incoming? The boss INSISTED that we answer the second call, in case it was her. I dropped so many calls.
I still have a landline, but it’s been unplugged for a long time. Sorry if you tried reaching me that way. Try email!
Day 19 Nineteenth Letter? No! June 19, 1989. The movie Batman premiered. My Andrew thought Batman a great hero. Can you be a blogging hero without utilizing the 19th letter of the alphabet? Do not utilize the nineteenth letter of the alphabet when writing your article to be made public on your blog today. The topic of the article may be anything you like. It can be any length. But it cannot contain the nineteenth letter!
Day of Dad
I now have your hairdo, though I go more trimmed on the lower part of my head. You’ve been gone for twenty now. We all yearn for you. Have a great Dad Day!
Day 18 Photo Challenge June 28, 2016. The White House News Photographers Association “Eyes on History” gala takes place tonight. The photo challenge is getting harder as the number increases! Post a picture representing the number 18. It can be eighteen items, eighteen people, or something showing the number 18. Maybe even an 18-year-old! Alternative: Post a gallery of 18 photos that have a shared theme. Or post three galleries each with six pictures having a shared theme.
I’m eighteen and just graduated from high school.
I sewed my dress out of bed sheets because we were told not to.
Day 17 Seventeen Syllables June 17, 1971. The Okinawa Reversion Agreement was signed. This agreement between the United States and Japan returned control of Okinawa to Japan. A Haiku is a traditional Japanese form of poetry. It is three lines: the first and third lines have five syllables each and the second line has seven syllables for a total of seventeen syllables. They are often about nature. Write a Haiku. Please include a picture that illustrates your poem.
Fancy leopard bra Midlife undercover treat No longer useful