Today started out on the wet side and it is still foggy and drab looking out. On the bright side of that though..... It isn't snowing!
We climbed into the car this morning and drove to the Fire House to cast our vote for the candidate of our choice in the primary election. We took the back road off of the mountain and of all days when I could kick myself for leaving the camera at home... This was the day! There was a lot of photo ops along the way. The water was pouring off of the mountain with such force. There were waterfalls everywhere, in places where there usually isn't. When we reached the lower land there were many homes that had overnight become waterfront property. Still, even with the rain and the high water people were getting out to vote.
I had another Blog on Word Press that I quit posting to some time ago because of certain self appointed Thought Police in charge of censorship twisted just about everything I wrote and made people I love miserable. Some of the posts from that blog I want to share with my readers on Bits and Pieces. Today's posting is one of those.
March 12, 2007 by Jo
Being overweight is a common problem for many Americans. In medical terms it is referred to as morbid obesity. What a terrible way to refer to someone that is overweight. I find the term to be insulting. Just as insulting are some of the commercials they put on TV aimed at the overweight audience. One of my favorites happens to be the ‘Size 2′ commercial. This poor little thin thing lost 30 pounds and is so excited because thanks to this wonderful diet now she can wear a size 2. Before losing the 30 pounds she must have worn a huge size 6. I wonder if she would have been termed as being a member of the morbid obesity club.
Next in line comes the facial cream for all of those old age wrinkles creeping up on you. Why is it the models they use on those commercials all seem to be at most in their late 20's or early 30’s? For the first time I saw a commercial the other day advertising a product for aging skin with models that were actually in their golden years. I was so shocked, I forgot the name of the product they were selling.
Let’s not forget that there is a fix for hearing loss, poor eyesight, teeth that are not perfectly straight or sparkling white. Let’s not forget those pesky pimples. Did I mention those grey hairs that keep turning up? The list goes on and on. The bottom line is even if you are OK with yourself, if you spend too much time in front of the TV or reading many magazines you soon will discover that you have miles and miles to go before you find perfection.