Tuesday, August 23, 2016

Western Ally

I'm an East Coast gal. Born in New York, educated in Boston and residing on Long Island. I've travelled up and down the East Coast from Nova Scotia to the Caribbean. During my travels, however, I've rarely headed west.

As  a result, I have little familiarity with Western culture and clothing. I've never worn any cowboy/cowgirl gear. But as I wandered down fashionable Newbury Street in Boston this weekend, I stumbled onto an adorable boutique. The sign outside said "Rock 'n Roll Cowboy Clothes." I had to check out what they have inside. Wow!

The sales-person was very friendly and the merchandise adorable. There was lots of stuff I 've never worn (like cowboy boots) and I was so into the friendly vibe, I picked out a shirt and took it home. (Wearing it below.) The store is owned by an older couple and is their only location. Most of their wares are made by them.

The shirt is 100% cotton, with real pockets and good-quality buttons (actually snaps).

What do you think? Is there such a thing as a New York cowboy?! Or cowgirl? (I believe the shirt is gender-neutral so it could probably be worn in either gender-presentation.)

Have you ever worn Western garb?

Sunday, August 21, 2016

Cool Stuff

I just got a new coffee-maker in the shape of a motorcycle helmet!

How cool is that?! The coffee-maker is from Hammacher Schlemmer.

Thursday, August 18, 2016

Lady Luck

I found a beautiful gown on a thrift-store rack for only $25. (It was priced at $35 but I'm entitled to a 30% Senior Discount.) I smiled broadly just looking at the gown and couldn't wait to wear it.

The other day, when shopping in a costume-store for a moustache, I spotted disco ball earrings. A child of the Seventies, I snapped 'em up. You never know when you'll need disco ball earrings. For me, that day is today.

Here we go! What do you think?

Wednesday, August 17, 2016

Smooth Stroke

Everything in life is better when you use the right tool. Which explains why I just sprung for a new pool cue.

My existing stick is okay but I wanted something better. Higher quality. So I visited a local billiard store and purchased a new Cuetec Gen-Tek Series cue stick. It's perfectly balanced and smooth as silk. The stick comes apart in the middle and fits into a carrying case which makes it easy to transport on a motorcycle. I roar into town on a thundering machine with a pool-sword strapped across my chest. What a dashing image!

Every pool player needs a catchy name. Like Minnesota Fats. I use "Ally Cat" -- which makes me related to the famous Party Cat prowling Detroit. What's your pool nickname? Make one up; it's fun.

BTW, I've decided to give my prior cue stick away to anyone who will use it. The stick is in excellent condition and comes with a brand-new carrying case. If you play or want to learn, leave a comment or e-mail me (fhu@pipeline.com).

Tuesday, August 16, 2016

Litchfield Prison

I got a new job! And they gave me a free coffee mug. Orange you glad for me?  :-)

(For those of you not familiar with the TV show, "Orange Is The New Black,"
this post is a joke. I'm imitating one of its characters [Joe Caputo].

Sunday, August 14, 2016

Things I Saw Today

Walking around my neighborhood, my eye is always alert to interesting visual images -- which can be found in the most pedestrian of places.

Thursday, August 11, 2016

BMW S1000R

Her shapely curves,
her perky personality,
her soulful presence...

I think I'm in love.