Thursday, December 30, 2010

New Decade/Same Old Crap

What's next for us?

I was so happy last year thinking that in 2011, they'd stop making these stupid sunglasses.

The double zeros we had in the 'oughts' (as a few people have called them) lent themselves to the ridiculous eyewear.

And in a way, the glasses were the perfect symbol of a decade. A decade when, it seems, we all got dumber. And we were subjected to awful clothes and terrible music and we could have it all instantly through our phones while getting a root canal and watching CNN.

I guess we’re stuck for another ten years.

Monday, December 27, 2010

Fashion Must-Haves

If you buy only one accessory this year, make it an animal hat.

I like to keep an eye on the ‘tourist fashion’ trends—clothing and accessories bought—usually when the weather in New York is different from the homeland—from street vendors and souvenir shops.

This winter, animal hats are the rage. Most of the time the hats are knit. These appear to be made from actual stuffed animals.

Mom thinks of herself as a kitty (although at this angle, it could also be a pig) and Junior fancies himself a chipmunk. Dad—not so fashion forward—sports the more traditional faux hunter headwear.

Mom and Dad argued during the entire tour in a language that involved a lot of phlegm.

Monday, December 13, 2010

Christmas in NYC

Looking out onto Columbus Circle

They don’t call the shops at the Time Warner Center a ‘mall.’ It’s called ‘a vertical retail experience.’
It’s a mall. And there’s something very comforting about being in it during the Christmas season.