Saturday, April 04, 2009

Evening Laissez Faire.

We are all very cozy here with our stomachs full of food and our bodies warmed up to the proper temperatures and what is better than to sit here and share the feeling of pleasure with all of you who sit in your own homes, maybe with equally full stomachs and the same feelings of pleasure. The Überhund has been walked and there is no cat in sight and I am wearing a new pair of socks and leggings that I bought at the super discount store today for an apple and an egg. One size fits all and that included even me.

This apple and egg store is right around the corner from me and they practically give their merchandise away, so it is always a good thing to pop in there and see what's available. These leggings, of which I bought two, are black and have a pattern in them and look quite sexy with my black mini skirt. Or so I tell myself and I can easily talk myself into these things, having such high regard of myself and my taste for clothes. I can easily fool myself into thinking that I am a good looking woman from the top of my head down to my toes, while I know that's not really true, but I say, "Soit," and blow raspberries.

The whole trick of femininity is to believe that you are very and exude it, even if you are imperfect in your proportions and your features. You have to dress as if you have the best figure in town and as if each feature and shape is a virtue and not in any way something you ought to be ashamed off. That doesn't mean you should be caught in a bikini if it is going to lay bare all your worst assets, because you want to conceal them and not draw attention to them, but it isn't necessary to dismiss yourself if you're full figured and wear a potato sack instead of modern hip clothing. You wouldn't believe what you can get away with wearing, providing it's the right size for you. Don't wear sweat pants and a T-shirt to hide yourself in, that's the biggest turn off.

And for god's sake, get a good haircut and keep it up to date and wear make up and a good perfume. It will make you loveable and attractive and give your ego an enormous boost. Remember, you're doing it for yourself in the first place, so you can be a goddess of your realm. The rest will follow automatically.

Listen to me, giving you a lecture on this, but I am such a firm believer in it. I hate to see women let themselves go down the drain. It's not expensive to look good, if I can do it, then so can you.

End of lecture.

I've discovered twittering, or I should say, I have rediscovered it, because I had an account for a long time, but never used it. Today I started following a bunch of people and I hope they start following me. I hope they do, but in the meantime some other people have joined me, so I am not alone out there. I am not going to twitter via my mobile phone, that would be a little bit too crazy for me, but I'll twitter when I am on the computer. I am following some celebs and some politicians and I am following Barack Obama and he is following me. That means I can send messages to him directly. It's an interesting thing, this twittering. I'll let you know what I think about it in the long run.

Okay, It's pajama time again. Time to curl up and really get cozy. Maybe I'll have another snack, because it's Saturday night. Oh, I can look forward to that already.

Have a good evening, wherever you end up falling asleep.



Anonymous said...

Hi Irene,
You make sitting at your house, so very comfy and cozy. I like how you write.

It is funny, you mentioned about taking care of ourselves and when we dress well, smell good, have a new haircut we just psychologically can make ourselves feel better. Last week I bought some shirts I normally don't wear, bought Chanel Mademoiselle perfume and a necklace. I felt like a million dollars, when lately I have been feeling and looking so run down. You have it 100% correct. Thank you for the reminder!
Love and hugs,

Frances said...

sounding good. I wish I had your attitude, but I really just like comfort and practicality when I'm at home. Of course, I wouldn't go out in my track suit bottoms, but before I semi-retired, I wouldn't have dreamt of wearing them at any time, even at home. Now comfort reigns. What a pity!
As for makeup, I'm afraid it's too late for me. I don't think one can learn how to apply and use make-up successfully in one's fifties... I should have used it years ago, but never did...
good to hear you taking care of yourself, though - looking good, feeling good.

Gail said...

Well said!

Wisewebwoman said...

You are very inspiring Irene, I get what you're saying, I feel so different when I'm dressed up and I'm a great fan of leggings, where do you get them new these days? I don't see them in any of the shops and mine are getting quite old.

John said...

I twitter, particularly after about four best.

The Gossamer Woman said...

Cheryl, I am glad you went out and spoiled yourself and that it made you feel better. Don't you just love a good perfume? It's so important to take good care of yourself, especially when you don't want to. Letting myself go is always a bad sign for me. It means I'm in trouble. So I do my best not to.


The Gossamer Woman said...

Frances, don't take it too heart too much. I'm sure you take perfectly good care of yourself and that you always look nice and put together well. From what I have seen of your photos, you don't need any make up.


The Gossamer Woman said...

Gail, thank you! I take it you agree?


The Gossamer Woman said...

Mary, we women need to be an inspiration to each other.

Leggings are for sale all over the place. Let me know if I need to send you any. I'd be happy to.


The Gossamer Woman said...

John, I'd like to hear you twitter after about four beers. I bet you sound great!


Maureen said...

You are so right about projecting confidence and taking care of yourself... I got a short haircut last week, and have gotten quite a few compliments on it! But now I have to master the straightener... because I have naturally wavy hair. Luckily, my daughter is teaching me how ;)