Tuesday, December 4, 2012

Missing in Action

Yes. I have been, haven't I?

jacket — Liz Claiborne Liz & Co (thrifted)
tee — French Dressing (Costco)
pants — RockStar (Old Navy)
shoes — Blowfish (DSW)

I keep looking at my feet, thinking that I'll find the answer down there, but it's of no use ...  I admit it. I'm just a slacker. That, and I've been insanely busy ... and stressed. And when I wasn't insanely busy or stressed, I was resting and recuperating from being insanely busy and stressed. So I wasn't really slacking. Really and truly I wasn't ... cross my heart and hope to die [who knew that Cross My Heart and Hope to Die was a Norwegian movie? Ti kniver i hjertet].

I look at these pictures and see one thing — my sleeves pushed up.

"Hello, world!" she shouts! "I am ready to get to work!" Yes, indeedy, I am ...   <snort>

I am a BIG sleeve pusher upper. I can't wear a long-sleeved anything without pushing up the sleeves. Even now, I am sitting at the computer wearing a long-sleeved shirt, and the sleeves are pushed up. It's instinctive. I have absolutely no control over it.

But these pictures are convincing me that this is a habit that really must go (along with many others ... biting your nails, anyone?). I mean, do you ever see really cool women pushing their sleeves up (or biting their nails, or any other awful habits?!)?

from http://www.thedailybeast.com/articles/2012/03/10/meryl-streep-to-play-hillary-clinton.html

Dreaming about a woman president, yes, I am ...  WOW! It's just so so exciting to think of it being an honest to goodness possibility! (Yes. I know that we are four years away from another election, but still ... It really never seemed to be quite possible before, and now it does!)

As silly as it sounds, I'll bet a woman president wouldn't have her sleeves pushed up ... I think that it's probably something that the photographers tell the movers and the shakers of the world — do NOT push up your sleeves! Don't  you think so?

I just absolutely adore this picture of Meryl Streep and Hillary Clinton! What strong and beautiful women in their own right — their strength is what makes them beautiful!

Linking up to Visible Monday, sponsored by my lovely friend Patti at Not Dead Yet Style. "Why?" you ask. Because even though I have been MIA, I'm not dead yet!


  1. I am a sleeve pusher upper also! You look so nice.

  2. Me too - can't abide droopy sleeves. I think that means we like to get down to business. But great point about all these women leaders, hmmmm. I love the pic of Hillary and Meryl too, and it's wonderful to see you again! Come down to Florida!

  3. I was told by a sales lady years ago at a Chicos that pushing sleeves up is slimming...I have been pushing them up ever since then...still need to lose weight, but hopefully the sleeve-thing helps!! Glad to see you return!!

  4. NIce to see you again! :)
    I'm also a sleeve pusher upper! Too old to change now. Love the colored denim!

  5. I too push long sleeves up. You'd think, then, that I'd be a fan of three-quarter sleeves, but nope, I can't stand them--I keep wondering where the rest of the sleeve, the part that I would have pushed up, has gone.

    Oh, and I don't think you're allowed to say in the same paragraph that you are both a slacker AND insanely busy--seems like a bit of a contradiction, hm? ;) I would bet the contents of my wallet that you've simply been insanely busy and, as a consequence, just plain tuckered out. But it's great to have you back on da interwebz.

    I'm a big fan of black/white stripes plus cobalt as well--except in the outfit I had on a few days ago, the T-shirt underneath was black/white stripes and the cardigan was solid black. The pants were definitely cobalt, though. The blue of a radioactive isotope of cobalt, maybe, but a delightful color nonetheless.

  6. NOT a sleeve pusher. I get cold. I know. wimp.
    You're looking very happy!

  7. Appreciate this post. Will try it out.

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