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! XoXo,
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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Hi Everyone! Today has been C-R-A-Z-Y!!! Here’s the low-down!
My 93 year-old mother’s neighbor who is 75 fell, so my mother is taking care of her! My mother is doing her laundry!! Can you believe it??? I’m like “Mom, are you kidding me? Can’t someone else (maybe a little younger) do her laundry; drag it to the laundry room? Load it up, fold it. Put it away!!!” (Can you hear my voice getting louder???)
Bottom Line: My mother insisted that she has way more energy than her friend (and me for that matter), and she’s happy to help her. What can I say? She’s a dynamo!!
Nevertheless, I was concerned. So, I took a train ride out to Long Island to check on my mother, who is, in turn, checking on her friend/neighbor. I’m telling you; such drama!!!
The good news (other than everyone is still breathing!!!) is that I had the presence of mind to grab 2 apples, a cheese stick and a bag of baked chips for the road! Happily, I had enough food reinforcements to get through the day without succumbing to emotional eating!
So, we’re all going to have to wait until tomorrow to hear the Sound of Weight Loss (a piece I am currently working on for YOU!!!).
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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.