Thursday, January 12, 2012

Red All Over

What's black and white and red all over?

Hold up your hand if you think the answer is a newspaper.


Of course, you knew that if you held up your hand, you'd be wrong. That would have been entirely too easy. Besides, I said "red" and not "read" ... har har har ... Are you laughing yet?

Anyway, today it's me that is black and white and red all over — I'm wearing a black shirt and white pants, and that riddle was so hokey that I'm blushing a bright red.

shirt — Rafaella (thrifted)
corduroy pants — London Jean (Victoria's Secrets)
belt — A√©ropostale (thrifted)
boots — Trumpet by Wanted (DSW)

I know that that's one of the oldest riddles in the book (it dates back to at least the year 1917), but it still makes me laugh a little bit. And that's a good thing laughter is good for the soul. There was a time, not that long ago, when I didn't laugh a whole lot. And I tell you, I was not a whole lot of fun to be around. I was just kind of existing ... putting one foot in front of the other. I would go to work, then come home and work some more, or then crawl into bed so I could get up the next day and do the same thing all over again.

And that's no way to live a life devoid of laughter is a pretty empty life. These days, I still work really hard and put in long hours, but I try to find the humor in things. I still don't laugh as much as I probably should, but I'm a whole lot better than I used to be.

"With the fearful strain that is on me night and day, if I did not laugh I should die." 
~Abraham Lincoln

Linking up to the Every Body Every Wear black-and-white challenge.

Black + White | Everybody, Everywear

Forgive me for the less than adequate pictures ... My point and shoot is a great little camera for outside, but I can't figure out how to take decent pictures with it when I'm stuck inside. I would have waited till the weekend to take them, but then I would have missed the EBEW challenge, and with all the black that I own, I couldn't let this challenge pass me by.


  1. I still laugh at the old jokes too, Kari (maybe becasue I'm menopausal and forget the punch lines?). You look terrific in black and white. And I'm so happy to hear you are laughing more : >

  2. Hi Kari! You look fantastic! I really LOVE the outfit, the boots...the joke...even tho I don't get! I'm really slow with joke, no lie.

  3. I like the boots, and silly little jokes like that will always be funny.

  4. Your pictures look fine, Kari, and so do you! I love your white pants. I'm feeling the need to get away from just-blue-jeans lately, so I'm now the happy owner of a pair of red and a pair of purple jeans. Love 'em. They make me feel different and little daring .

  5. Kari--it's odd that you don't laugh as much as you think you should, because you often make me laugh. Your blush becomes you...and I need to work on wearing white pants in the winter.

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