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Places I'd rather be.......Posted Thursday, August 16, 2007, at 7:23 PM
I don't know about the rest of you, but if it doesn't cool down soon, I don't know if I can be responsible for my actions...
This morning I watched that silly CBS weatherman, Dave Price, clad in a purple and pink ski outfit, gaggling on and on from ASPEN,COLORADO about how COOL it was there! Forty-seven degrees, to be exact!
For Pete's Sake, he was JUST in Memphis yesterday, where it was 106!! It isn't fair!
And yesterday I got "Casual Living: a lighthearted approach to life," a catalog, filled with the most gracious, elegant, cool-looking, lounging-on-the-patio type clothes. Where do those women live, anyway? Not in the hills of Tillman, Missouri, that's for sure.... My dogs would rip that "shimmering gold foil georgette duster" all to pieces... (What IS "georgette," anyway?)
One especially elegant swimsuit (black, of course) is described as "makes legs look longer." Yeah, I think I'll order that little number and see if it works its long-legged wonders on this old decrepit body.
None of those long-legged models look as if they've spent a day in 106 degree weather in their lives...
When I was in my twenties and went on a diet, I'd clip an especially alluring photo like that little black number out of a magazine and tape it to the refrigerator. I don't know how much good it did, but my husband sure did enjoy it.. Wonder if it'd help me now?
All day I've been thinking of places I would rather be...... Lounging on a cool patio on the Gulf...with a hurricane blowing in... Walking on the beach in that "sea swept crinkle cotton capri set" on page 53...
How can it be 47 degrees in Colorado, when it's 106 in Memphis? Why do we all not live in Colorado? Mmmm...okay, I know why, don't tell me. Same reason we don't all live in Alaska, where the temps are oh so pleasant right now. They all have to pay the piper in December and January, while we're down here ....... uh, oh, can't finish that thought, because it might not be a picnic in Missouri in December and January...
Well, I'll just drink my ice tea and look through this silly catalog, pretending that I'm somewhere else...at least for tonight.
Maybe I'll feel better in the morning....
Signing off from the cool hills of Tillman, this is your Advance NSC staff writer
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Madeline (Giles) DeJournett is the Advance writer for the North Stoddard Countian. A retired high school English/history teacher, she spent 32 years teaching in 5 schools in Missouri and Alaska. These days, she lives quietly with a menagerie of wild and domestic animals on 52 secluded acres in the remote Tillman hills south of Advance. She graduated from Dexter High School in 1960 and Southeast Missouri State in 1964. She can be contacted at firstname.lastname@example.org.