Thursday, August 7, 2008

Morning Hot Flash August 7, 2008

  • I love, respect and admire all of the women involved in the new The Women film project, but I also firmly believe that some films shouldn't be remade. And The Women is high on my list of films in the No Remake Zone. If, in the near future, Brad Pitt and Angelina Jolie announce they're teaming to remake Casablanca, I'm cutting up my Regal Crown Cinemas Club card. If you can take it, get a video glimpse of the new Mary Haines.
  • Did someone forget to tell blonde brain trust Jessica Simpson that Fancy was the name of a high-priced hooker in cowgirl Reba McEntire's signature song? Then again, maybe someone did...
  • Here's a chick over 40 you just gotta admire. I strongly believe there's no reason to let go of your spitfire attitude in your old age.

Wednesday, August 6, 2008

Extra Tit-Bits

  • John McCain threatened to enter his wife in a beauty contest while visiting the Sturgis motorcycle rally. Can you just hear him in the limo all the way back to the airport, "But honey, I honestly didn't know it was a topless contest." Cindy McCain would've won too.

  • When women over 40 date younger men, it's a freak show that must be chronicled on reality television. Michael Douglas and Catherine Zeta-Jones must be breathing a sigh of relief that they took the traditional approach to May-December relationships.

  • Do we all have to get facelifts? Is no one else worried that we're all gonna look alike? And Madonna? I love Madonna -- don't want to look like her.

Morning Hot Flash August 6, 2008

  • For those of you who firmly believe that the hottest spot in SoCal is on the Sunset Strip...oh so wrong!

  • I had been living under the erroneous assumption that Paris Hilton wouldn't have anything interesting to say until she was over 40....if ever. But I was wrong. Turns out the girl knows how to have a laugh, or else she knows how to read off of a cue card and someone out there should be nominated for an Academy Award for direction.

  • Boring, burdensome and non-existent...well yes, I'd love some.

  • Turns out when you're over 60 and wearing a face that bears little to no resemblance to the one you were born with, you don't want your grandchildren calling you 'grandma.' Just FYI...I think 'grandma' in any language is just as sweet.

  • Hey Muffy! Have a look at the uniforms Team USA will be wearing at the 2008 Summer Olympics in Beijing. I've got to go get my yacht washed.

Tuesday, August 5, 2008

Morning Hot Flash August 5, 2008

  • "Mad Men" is my summer passion. Don't ask me because every character is my favorite character, but I think Sunday night's show hit the nail on the head when it was revealed that office bombshell Joan Holloway's darkest secret is that's she's over 30 and still single. It warms my heart to know that forty years later, it's being single over 40 that's a girl's darkest secret. Two new blogs to enjoy if you also find your summer month's filled with a "Mad Men" obsession, What would Don Draper do? and What would Joan Holloway do?

  • If Joan Holloway was single over 30 in 2008, do you think she'd be hanging with the NASCAR crowd? Yeah. Me neither.

  • I started this blog to cheer for women over 40 finding their mission and pursuing their dreams, but I hope you understand if I give this chick some props. A 32 year-old perfectly plump mother of five little boys won the Nashville Star competition last night. It was her father's dream come true. She's on her way to China to sing during the Olympic games. I hope you get to hear her sweet sweet voice.

  • In Michigan we call it a chocolate soda, while the east coast was calling it an"egg cream." I don't care what you call it, just call me if you know where I can get one. There's nothing better.

Monday, August 4, 2008

Extra Tit-Bits

  • Who's surprised that Playgirl magazine has stapled junk in its fold for the last time? I never felt like they had a handle on what turned a woman on...especially after they put Kato Kalin on the cover. And the mag was never gay enough for gay men to enjoy.

  • I've been having a 'staycation' all summer because for various reasons I'm unable to travel, but for those of you who can get away...where's a great low-cost idea to purchase a summer home...with a water view.

  • She's more than a former television trophy wife! She's 58 and dreams of Amelia Earhart.

Morning Hot Flash August 3, 2008

  • "You can take the girl out of Michigan, but you can't take Michigan out of the girl," the Material Girl said during her weekend visit to the Traverse City Film Festival. Thanks for the great reporting, TMZ! Michael Moore and Madonna aren't from Traverse City, Michigan -- they were both born and raised in the thumb, but once Moore became rich and famous, he realized the error of his upbringing, and moved to the beauty of the northwoods around Traverse City. Madonna's Dad owns a winery in the Leelanau peninsula. And how do I know all this? I'm from Traverse City, and I have the birth certificate to prove it.

  • Finally! The first photo of the Brangelina twins have been posted on the Internets...anybody else think they just look like babies?

  • I had always heard that Willy Wonka and the Chocolate Factory was a secret druggie film. Thanks to the editing wizardry of some guy on YouTube, we all can see the essence of chocolate is cacao.

  • Here's an idea for how Whole Foods can seem less expensive in tight economic times...cut the prices!

  • I'm nursing Charlie Brown's tomato plant out on my patio, but in my delusional mind, my garden looks like this.