This Week

The girls and I watched the red carpet a bit. Lots of pretty dresses. Their most common criticism was, as M put it, “Too boobish.”

For example, regarding Jennifer Lopez, M said, “The dress is pretty, but I’d like it better if she had an undershirt. . . Maybe a light blue undershirt, so she wasn’t so . . . exposed?”

Of course, over-dressing was not appreciated, either. Glenn Close was wearing a blazer sort of thing, and J immediately pounced, “I don’t like the coat.” But M defended her with: “Well, she’s an old lady, so for an old lady that’s pretty good.” Ugh. That’s a painful compliment.

Oh, oh, oh! It’s off-topic, but have I ever told you my worst compliments ever? There were three, but I can only remember two:

  • Once, when I was walking to the YMCA in Brooklyn, a random guy tried to hit on me with, “I need to lose some weight, too. Maybe we can work out together?” Umm, no.
  • Back in college, Cute W once said, “Your elbows feel just like my Grandma’s.”  Yeah, I pointed out his error. But clearly it wasn’t a deal-breaker.

Just a reminder: click on the day for a list of several items, and I pulled out a few extras here and there just as a sample.

Monday, February 27th

Tuesday, February 28th

Wednesday, February 29th

Thursday, March 1st

Friday, March 2nd

Hey, this Saturday, I’m going to be at Hannaford Kidz Expo 2012 at the Empire State Plaza with Deb and June from! Stop by and see us!



  1. Big Sister

    I have never heard the expression “Too boobish” before, but taking a look at WWD’s pix this morning, I think M. hit it right on the…nose. My favorite bad compliment came a couple of summers ago. I was walking in midtown Manhattan in a short little dress, just got my hair cut. Feelin’ frisky. A teenager on a bike whispers as he passes me from behind, “Not bad for an old lady.” Immediate deflation and regret about my choice of outfits.

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