Monday, December 27, 2010

Shoe of the Week: In Praise of the Multifaceted Boot

I did not pack very well for my trip, but I did pack these because they go with both dresses and pants, casual or not.  But what sealed the deal for their Shoe of the Week status was that I got two compliments on them as we were walking around Alameda today.  One person went so far as to say they were "jaunty."  I liked that.

Sunday, December 26, 2010

Failure of Imagination

As we're having a rather nontraditional Christmas (multiple Christmas events to include various family members), we (the nuclear family of three) went out in search of Chinese food and a movie yesterday.  We found Thai and Tron.

Tuesday, December 21, 2010

To Want and To Have

My motto (and late birthday gift):

As a counterpart to this, you need to watch I Want a Tattoo.  Too funny and too common.

Tuesday, December 14, 2010

Shoe of the Week: Twinkle, Twinkle, Little Star

I have chosen these Clergerie heels because they speak to one of my goals in the new year - more dress up opportunities.  Mostly, I  think I'll have to create the moments to wear them as I'm not involved in major philanthropy, run with a jet-set crowd, or attend many black tie events.  But that's okay, in general I show up to things overdressed and upping the ante should be fun.  Also, part of the new year for me will be creating the opportunities I seek.

Party on!

Monday, December 13, 2010

True Confession!

I just watched three episodes of Keeping Up with the Kardashians back to back, and enjoyed it.  My mother would not be pleased, but I actually found it kind of charming.  I don't know why.  I may never watch it again (one reason I spent the last hour and a half watching it is because she who has likes to control the TV is not here), but now I see the appeal, to an extent.

Shoe of the week will return soon.

Sunday, December 12, 2010

Super Power

Recently I was asked what super power I would choose if I could have one.  I decided that my super power would be the ability to suspend time.  I'd be able to basically put everyone & everything on pause so I could...wait for it...get more done!  I feel that it may lack a bit of imagination - I don't want to go back in time (we all know how that turns out), and I don't feel the need to shape shift or anything like that.  What I need is time, and more of it.

Then I read "The Gift of Time" in the holiday issue of "T," the style magazine of the New York Times, and I felt like I might not be alone.

And you, what's your super power?

Tuesday, December 7, 2010

Recent Idea

I think I'm going to undertake a survey of people who are 50 and older.  What I'd like to know is - what's it like getting older?  How's their experience been?  What do they wish they'd known going into it beforehand?

I feel like no one really talks about it, and as I'm aging, I'd like to know.  I know so many interesting women and men who defy conventional ideas around age.  Most of what we get about aging deals with difficulty getting in and out of the tub, lack of sexual drive, and falling but not being able to get up.  I have to believe there's more to it than that.  My plan is to come up with a simple survey, send it about, and then post replies with photos when the mood strikes.

If you're interested in participating, please send me a note at propertension(at) or leave a comment here.

Monday, December 6, 2010

Shoe of the Week: Time to Get Back to It

Sure it's freezing outside, but I've signed up for the 30K Around the Bay Race at the end of March.  Cold or not, it's time to start lacing these up again.

Saturday, December 4, 2010

Bundle Up!

Sent to my by a friend.  If anyone knows the artist, please let me know.