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I Had to Stare

cycler1729 | Posted in General Discussion on

I was riding my bike yesterday across 5th Avenue and a lady was walking towards me – and she was dressed in a teal/green long sleeved jersey dress and matching tights – I’d never seen tights that color let alone someone completely covered in it! (And she wasn’t young!) If she had worn just a sweater and matching tights in that color and a black skirt to break it up it might’ve looked great but MUCH too much!

Then on my way back a young lady was getting out of a car right in front of me – BIG girl – wearing a skin-tight spandex mini skirt – NO tights or stockings – just pale white flesh (and lots of it – sorry)(and it was freezing yesterday) and knee high boots. And every single inch that she walked she kept tugging on the skirt.

I know that we’ve all had times when we thought that a look worked but sometimes I really wonder what people are thinking.


My two favorite things in life are libraries and bicycles. They both move people forward without wasting anything. The perfect day: Riding a bike to the library. —Peter Golkin


  1. gailete | | #1

    I suspect I would have stared also. The second one except for the white skin reminded me of the Lula character out of a Janet Evanovich novel! I worked with a lady once that whatever color her suit was, she had tights/nylons to match whether, red, pink, yellow, etc. Much to much too.

    1. cycler1729 | | #6

      Yes, except on Lulu the top might've also been "minimal". I love matching tights to one piece of what I wear but since I don't wear a lot of colors it isn't outrageous.

      1. gailete | | #7

        I just love those stories and some of Lulu's more outrageous costumes I read out to my hubby and he laughes till the tears are running down his face. The last book had an incredibly funny piece where Lula was stuck part way through a car window-hilareous. I need funny stories on my bad days as laughter does good like a medicine!

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          JunkQueen | | #8

          I love those Evanovich "number series" books. I got my DH hooked on them. When traveling, I listened to books, so by default, he had to, also. Those were his favorites. The reader really brings the dialog to life. Good light reading to make the miles seem shorter.

          1. gailete | | #9

            I think I would be scarey driver if I was listening to a funny passage while driver as she just makes me howl with laughter at times. I can just see trying to explain to the policeman who pulls me over why my car was all over the road!

          2. Gloriasews | | #10

            Grandma is a hoot, too!  Love those books.


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            JunkQueen | | #11

            Grandma Mauser is my hero! Love, love, love her.

          4. Gloriasews | | #12

            Granda Mazur is a spunky, old gal, alright - you never know what will come out of her mouth, & she doesn't take any crap from anyone!


          5. gailete | | #13

            Don't you just wish she could publish a book a week or how ever often you need a fix. And we haven't even gotten into Ranger! HOT! Books like that help me so much when I'm not feeling well. I wonder if authors ever really realize the joy they bring people?!?

          6. Gloriasews | | #15

            Those are very good light reading.  Janet Evanowich does have an e-mail address in her last few books for you to contact her, so she would certainly appreciate knowing your thoughts.  Many authors are doing that now, & they say they even receive ideas for future books that way.  So, don't hesitate.

          7. joyfulneedles | | #14

            My favorite of the Grandma Mazur stories was when she dropped the pistol from her purse at the funeral home.  It still makes me laugh when I think of her.  And Lulu.  And Rick.  LOL

          8. Gloriasews | | #16

            Can you believe that I lent one of my books to a neighbour who likes mysteries - & she gave it back because she just 'couldn't get into the story'?  Also, she said it just wasn't her cup of tea.  I was flabbergasted!  I really thought it would cheer her up, as those books are such a delightful romp, but she only read 2 chapters.  How on earth can you NOT get into the Stephanie Plum series?  (Maybe she just doesn't like comedy in mysteries).  We each have our own taste in reading, though.

  2. miatamomma | | #2

    As a very young child I remember walking downtown with my aunt.  We passed this woman who was dressed in a purple suit, purple hat, purple shoes, purple purse, purple gloves and probably purple lipstick (that I don't remember).  I still remember sixty years later my aunt telling me that you shouln't wear everything the same color.  Obviously, the first woman you saw never had an aunt to tell her such things.


    1. cycler1729 | | #5

      LOL!There is an elderly couple who live in Greenwich Village (although they always looked old so it's hard to say) who always dress ALL in purple and ride purple bicycles. They look like hippies (or they were and still are) but they are impossible to miss when they ride around the city.

  3. KharminJ | | #3

    'Tis scary when you realize just how many people seem to think "I can get it ON, therefore, it FITS!" Yikes! ~K

    1. sewelegant | | #4

      That's exactly what I was thinking!  And there's nothing like forcing (or maybe not) all of it into a B cup.

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