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May 6, 2013
★~ Today’s Quote: “If you want a happy ending, that depends, of course, on where you stop your story.” Orson Welles.
★~ National Nurses Day:
Celebrated annually on May 6 to raise awareness of the important role nurses play in society. It marks the beginning of National Nurses Week, which ends on May 12, the birthday of Florence Nightingale. Shout out to all my nurse family members and friends!
★~ International No Diet Day:
Mary Evans Young a British feminist in started No Diet Day in 1992, as a way to celebrate body acceptance and body shape diversity and a day dedicated to raising awareness of the dangers of dieting. The Body Image Coalition recommends: Celebrate your natural size, eat well and be physically active every day, Pay others a compliment based on something other than weight-related qualities, Don’t compare your body to others. Avoid fad diets and eat healthily, Help young people understand that the image of beauty portrayed in the media are not normal. And have a Funonion every once in awhile…
♥~ The average American woman weighs 140 pounds, and wears a size 14 dress.
♥~ The “ideal” woman – portrayed by models, Miss America, Barbie dolls, and screen actresses – is 100 pounds, and wears a size 8.
♥~ One-third of all American women wear a size 16 or larger.
★~ Beverage Day:
Experts recommend drinking at least 3 liters of fluid a day for men and 2.2 for women. Why not make it more interesting than a glass of water?
Whatever you decide to sip or chug-a-lug, enjoy your favorite no-diet beverage today. For me that will be a cold coke in a little bottle of coke, of-course.
★~ National Crepes Suzette Day:
I love, love, love, Crepes Suzette! My sister-in-law and brother-in-law make the best Crepes Suzettes in the whole world. Really. Crepes are delicious, thin French pancakes; crepes Suzette are pancakes topped with an orange liqueur sauce and ignited momentarily with flame. And Suzette? Some say she was the princess of Monaco and first recipient of this fabulous dessert. Crêpes Suzette Recipe
★~Today In History:
♥~ 1626 – Such a deal! Governor Peter Minuit sort of pulled the wool over someone’s eyes and bought a 20,000-acre island, all of what is now Manhattan Island. The price? $24 worth of cloth and brass buttons.
♥~1950 – Liz Taylor was married for the first time — to Conrad Hilton Jr. The marriage (the first of eight for Taylor) would last until Jan 29, 1951.
♥~ 1959 – The Pablo Picasso painting of a Dutch Girl (La Belle Hollandaise) was sold for $154,000 in London. It was the highest price paid to that time for a painting by a living artist.
♥~ 1960 – Princess Margaret, sister of Queen Elizabeth II, married Anthony Armstrong-Jones in Westminster Abbey.
♥~ 1997 – Singer Joni Mitchell refused to attend her induction into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in Cleveland. The story goes that she wanted to avoid the media attention after her reunion with a daughter she gave up for adoption years earlier.
♥~ 1998 – Astronomers announced the detection of a gamma ray burst in a galaxy 12 billion light years away that was equal to the energy expended by the sun in one trillion years
♥~ 1915 –(George) Orson Welles actor: War of the Worlds, Citizen Kane, The Mercury Radio Theatre of the Air, The Long Hot Summer, A Man for All Seasons, MacBeth, Moby Dick, Casino Royale, Catch-22;died Oct 10, 1985
♥~ 1961 – George (Timothy) Clooney Academy Award-winning actor: Syriana ; The Facts of Life, Return of the Killer Tomatoes!, Roseanne, Sunset Beat, Red Surf, Sisters, Baby Talk, Bodies of Evidence, ER, From Dusk Till Dawn, Batman & Robin, The Peacemaker, The Thin Red Line, O Brother, Where Art Thou?, The Perfect Storm, Solaris, Ocean’s Eleven, Ocean’s Twelve, Good Night, and Good Luck; son of broadcast journalist Nick Clooney; nephew of singer Rosemary Clooney.
★~ Good To Know:
Fashion retailer Abercrombie & Fitch stocks large clothes for men (their T-shirts go up to 2XL sizes), but why not for women? Because it doesn’t want fat women wearing its clothes, of course: Abercrombie doesn’t even list women’s XL or XXL on its size chart. Its largest women’s pants are a size 10, while H&M’s standard line goes up to a size 16, and American Eagle offers up to 18.
[…] It’s not surprising that Abercrombie excludes plus-sized women considering the attitude of CEO Mike Jeffries, said Robin Lewis, co-author of The New Rules of Retail and CEO of newsletter The Robin Report. “He doesn’t want larger people shopping in his store, he wants thin and beautiful people,” Lewis told Business Insider. “He doesn’t want his core customers to see people who aren’t as hot as them wearing his clothing. People who wear his clothing should feel like they’re one of the ‘cool kids.'” […]
In a 2006 interview with Salon, Jeffries himself said that his business was built around sex appeal. “It’s almost everything. That’s why we hire good-looking people in our stores. Because good-looking people attract other good-looking people, and we want to market to cool, good-looking people. We don’t market to anyone other than that,” Jeffries said.
Jeffries also told Salon that he wasn’t bothered by excluding some customers. “In every school there are the cool and popular kids, and then there are the not-so-cool kids,” he told the site. “Candidly, we go after the cool kids. We go after the attractive all-American kid with a great attitude and a lot of friends. A lot of people don’t belong [in our clothes], and they can’t belong. Are we exclusionary? Absolutely.”
Ashley Lutz over at Business Insider has more: Link
I thought this photo was amusing after reading about Abercrombie perfect customer.
Image Credit: The Sitch on Fitch
It been awhile, but the last time I shopped Abercrombie and Fitch with Cole, the music blasted to the point of not being able to hear yourself think or anyone else talk, the merchandise was expensive, but not especially quality and Cole didn’t really want to carry a shopping bag with a handsome half naked man gracing the outside, I suspect, he would have minded less if a Jessica Perezh and been on the outside of the bag. I wonder if Abercrombie considers that many of the women they deem “undesirable” are holding the debt cards, check books and shopping bags of their cool customers. There are other more desirable places to shop, and if they share Abercrombie and Fitch marketing goals at least they have the good sense to keep their mouths shut. Stupid marketing offends me. Any thoughts?
Wishing you all a very Merry Monday.