Happy Birthday BARBIE!
I miss you, Barbie. I really do, and I apologize for abruptly packing you and Ken up into your dollhouse and selling you to the kid down the street for movie and gasoline money.
What can I say? Rather short-sided on my part.
Well … never mind all that. I do have this photo of you and Ken, lounging around, complete with hand-crocheted bedspread, to remind me of the endless hours of play.
I want you to know that I do not blame you for my unrealistic expectations of womanhood. I hear you took a lot of flack in this regard and that some even blamed the rise of eating disorders on you! Geeze.
I never for a moment imagined that my breasts would be quite so pointy; nor did I think that my knees would not bend.
I enjoyed your sense of couture, and I appreciated that you had a metro-sexual boyfriend. You were the keeper of my secrets, my childhood friend, and I wish you, dear Barbie, the happiest of birthdays!
AND NOW … some Barbie trivia: “In 1963 with the introduction of Midge® Hadley (Barbie® doll’s friend), Allan® Sherwood was being designed. Allan® was conceived for three important reasons. First and foremost to target the “shared clothes” ideal with Ken®, second for the double dating possibilities and lastly as a “buddy” to Ken®. Mattel introduced Allan® in the1964 along with Skipper®, Barbie’s® sister. Allan® was advertised as Ken’s® buddy and as Midge’s® boyfriend. He was quickly discontinued in 1965 the year the second version was released, but was available for sale in limited quantities until 1966. Ken® was also available for sale through 1966, but found a extended absence until being released with an entirely different look and body mold in 1969. This was the only time frame Ken® has not been produced on a yearly basis. With Ken’s® new redesign, Allan® was going to have to conform to a redesign himself…or be dropped. Unfortunately, Mattel™ decided on the latter. They were already designing a new buddy for Ken. This new buddy Brad®, would follow a diversity trend that was well ahead of it’s time and follow realizations already established in the female line.” source: manbehindthedoll.com
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Janice Taylor is a Weight Loss Coach and Certified Hypnotist, author, artist and motivational speaker. She is the author of Our Lady of Weight Loss: Miraculous and Motivational Musings from the Patron Saint of Permanent Fat Removal and All Is Forgiven, Move On: Our Lady of Weight Loss's 101 Fat-Burning Steps on Your Journey to Sveltesville (publication date May 15, 2008). Janice is also the creator of the popular e-newsletter Kick in the Tush Club and a 50-pound big-time-loser.
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