I’m in the doldrums. The August doldrums. They used to be the lazy, hazy, crazy days of summer but that was when I was young[er] and time seemed endless. Now that I’m old[er], time seems incredibly finite, which could be incredibly frightening, but isn’t. Okay, I lie. It’s worrying, but not incredibly.
So while I try to work up a modicum of energy for any of my tasks ahead, here’s what you may look forward to:
- Several months ago, I was sent a pair of pants to try out, called the Lisette L’s. They are “the pant with the flaterie fit” and yes, they’ve got that trademarked so don’t go using the word flaterie to describe any other pants. I finally wore my Lisette L’s at my sister’s 50th wedding anniverary party–and when the photos (of which there are many, both video and still, all taken by professionals) arrive, I will share some of the more flaterieing ones with you.
- Cool things are coming on MidLife-Beauty. Don’t you wish you knew what!
- At last, we get the backstory from Joan Juliet Buck on Newsweek about her profile of the “first lady of Hell,” Mrs. Assad of Syria that Vogue published just before Mr. Assad starting killing their fellow Syrians. Vogue has a habit of publishing sycophantic profiles of political figures who ultimately turn up less than as pure and good as they’ve been made to seem (see their piece on Sarah Palin that ran in the February 2008 issue). In the case of Mrs. Assad, Vogue had the wisdom to eventually take the piece down from their website, but from what the author says, the editors could have avoided the whole thing by listening to her advice to kill the piece before it even ran.
- Anyone else in the August doldrums? Any advice to a fellow sufferer?