Is it just me?

Hi! Remember me? Well, I had to get your attention, didn't I?

Hi! Remember me? Well, I had to get your attention, didn’t I?

This is just a quickie (and you know how fun and satisfying those can be) to share with you some oddities I observed in a magazine and our local newspaper. 

The first is from O, Oprah’s Magazine, which for the life of me, I can’t figure out why I keep getting. But every month some photo-shopped thinner version of Oprah appears in my mailbox with all manner of information on how I can be thinner, happier, prettier, more self-confident, richer, healthier, and thinner. She’s big on getting me getting small.

Anyway. This edition arrived the other day.

Notice the circled area. It says: "Change your hair, Change your life."

Notice the circled area. It says: “Change Your Hair, Change Your Life.”

I only ever read the front cover. They all strike me as a little bizarre, but this one really got my attention. Change my hair and I’ll change my life? Really? That’s some promise. Either my hair has more power than Samson’s or my life is comparable to that of an amoeba.  I’m going with the magic-hair theory.

All right. If my hair changed into that, I suppose my life would have to change...

All right. If my hair changed into that, I suppose my life would have to change…At least I’d have to change my car (convertible, top down), live in a castle (doors with very high clearance), and get a new, really long bed.

My next (and last example) is a word I’ve never seen before that was used in an article about our local hospital negotiating with the nurses’ union. Apparently talks have been unproductive. The relationship between management and labor is so strained that they are shying away from presenting proposals. They are offering each other “supposals.”

Supposals? Are you kidding me? Am I kidding you? Here’s a quote from the article.

“The second “supposal” — not an actual proposal but a suggestion for the union to consider —…” Isn’t that what a proposal is?

What’s next? Marriage supposals?

Oh, no. This isn't an actual proposal of marriage. It's more like a suggestion of the possibility of the two of us formalizing our relationship with some legal documents and maybe some religious ritual. Or something like that. If you want...

Oh, no. This isn’t an actual proposal of marriage. It’s more like a suggestion of the possibility of the two of us formalizing our relationship with some legal documents and maybe some religious ritual. Or something like that. If you want…

 

It is just me or do some doofypants things get into print? Have you seen any stuff like this lately?

Oh, and, by the way, I”m outta here for a solid two weeks. Bar Harbor, Maine is calling me and I’m answering!

Hello? Yes, this is Lorna. Bar Harbor? Maine? You want me to come visit you? Sure! I know how lonely you tourist towns on the ocean can get. Mind if I bring a friend? Great! See you soon!

Hello? Yes, this is Lorna. Bar Harbor? Maine? You want me to come visit you? Sure! I know how lonely you tourist towns on the ocean can get. Mind if I bring a friend? Great! See you soon!

~ by Lorna's Voice on June 21, 2013.

42 Responses to “Is it just me?”

  1. Bank on it! ❤ ❤ ❤

  2. That’s wonderful! French was her best language. I figured that’s where she got it. I always loved that little quirk of hers. “Wait a little minute…” 🙂 We are most certainly soul sisters!

  3. OMG! I have used little minute most of my life! Unreal. Loving the think behind it. Obviously runs in your veins, too 🙂

  4. Interesting…My grandmother used to use the term “little minute.” I’ll be there in just a “little minute.” Some made up words and phrases are pretty cute. 🙂

  5. Supposal people are stupid just like Assumers. (Ass + U + me = Ass of U & Me, never works, lol) Word invention, however does, I can’t help changing certain things in life from, for instance, “in the meantime” – was the world not mean enough already in some of the times we’ve had or are having or survived… How about in the “kindtime.” There, I feel better already. Going to do some writing or reading or whatever in the kindtime until next time 😀 ❤

  6. Thanks! I did! 🙂

  7. Much better choice (in my opinion, at least)! 🙂

  8. And this is only the tip of the proverbial iceberg… Yikes is right!

  9. You are so right about the disturbing stuff. Yikes. 🙂

  10. Well I’m a bit of a hypocrite really because once when I went to a restaurant and ordered lobster, and then discovered that I had to go to the tank to pick which one I wanted them to kill for me, I couldn’t do it! I think I went for the vegetarian lasagna that night instead 😉

  11. If I made that my avatar, I’d be mistaken for “It” on the Addams Family! 🙂

  12. Actually, I love looking at the ocean, but not being in it, so either the harbor nor the bar were my favorite. getting away was great, though. I’ll share pictures soon. 🙂

  13. It is such a quaint coastal town. I loved it too! Thanks for popping over and commenting–I really appreciate it! 🙂

  14. Thanks, Paulette! We had a lovely time. The East coast has been pretty soggy this spring and summer, but we got in a couple of nice days. 🙂

  15. Unfortunately I threw away the magazine, but maybe I can find the article online–good suggestion. As for Maine lobster eating. Phil had to have his fill of the critters, but I actually cried (really) when I saw then poor things in the tank waiting to be selected for human consumption. I’m such a vegan!

  16. Yeah, telling people to get thin and change everything about themselves PLUS advice on how to accept who you are–I just love that!

  17. Imagine going to the movies with that hair…people behind me would not be happy! 😉

  18. That’s good to hear…especially because my hair is no where close to magic! 😉

  19. Good to hear from you! “Sugposal” eh? Probably too hard to say in a heated negotiation session… 😉

  20. At least in blogs like mine you know that the goofy stuff is intended to make you laugh–this other stuff is serious. And that’s what is so disturbing. 😉

  21. I thought that was lame, too. I make up words to be silly in my blog posts, but they were serious in this article. Amazing!

  22. Thanks Lorna … I do try to go for it before “it” gets to me 🙂

  23. I’m glad I’m not the only one who notices this stuff and finds it ludicrous. I’m also happy that you found this post entertaining. Gotta laugh! The alternative is definitely no fun! 🙂

  24. It was a long trip, but well worth it. I’m back and now recovering from all the fun. 😉

  25. We did! Thanks so much. 🙂

  26. Photoshop is a powerful tool. So is your imagination–go for it Girlfriend! 🙂

  27. Have a great time!

  28. If I can only photoshop my life … oh what a wonderful thought. Edit out the unwanted and put in a pic of Keanu Reeves next to me on an island paradise.

  29. Have fun in Maine, Lorna! 😀

  30. Have a great time in Bar Harbor, I love Maine, and that was a very special place. I’m taking some time off also. Unfortunately, my vacation will be “here” at home. Fortunately, that means no travel hassles.

  31. That was just hilarious Lorna! I had to shake my head in disbelief a few times, then sigh and focus my attention back on the post as I giggled on. I agree on all parts. Seems to be a trend with a lot of magazine that play pretend on “empowering” women and end up being 50 pages of contradictions. “Be yourself!” and “Look your best!” placed inches apart on the cover, hoping one doesn’t see the other ! I guess the good side of this is that it gives people like you something to write about, and people like me something to laugh about. Although the negatives definitely outweigh them, its still worth to mention. Thanks for this awesome read and have a nice time in Maine you lucky girl!!!

  32. I hope you have a marvelous little vacation. Plus, I hate it when people make up words like supposal. Lame.

  33. Have a blast girl. That was some strange stuff that came in print there. I only read blogs … so I super safe from reading goofy stuff. 😉

  34. Shouldn’t it be a sugposal? And I do believe that hair can change your life…not. Have a good break.

  35. I’m smiling. You are lovely as you are and no magazine wisdom will improve you

  36. Have a lovely visit… but please don’t change your hair to look like that…it would frighten the katookies out of half of Bar Harbour… just a supposal …

  37. I just love the thought of people telling people how to get thin, especially when they are looking into one of those fairground mirrors. Lorna, have a good break… eat lots of chocolate and then give ‘O’ a call.. 😉

  38. I’m curious to read that Oprah article now! Maybe there’s more to it than meets they eye. I’d like to offer a supposal that if you haven’t thrown out the mag, you have a look at the article and feedback more detail to us upon your return from (probably not eating lobsters in) Maine.

  39. As if we don’t already have enough words to misunderstand with 50 definitions each. Have a great time. New England is so beautiful this time of the year. xoxo

  40. I love Bar Harbor! Enjoy!

  41. I just told Patty that my proposal 46 years ago was just a supposal. It didn’t work.

    Have fun on vacation. Let us know what you like best…the bar or the harbor. ( I know you don’t drink now….but is that any reason I can’t make a funny?

  42. Have a lovely, restful time, Lorna. Fun up-do. Can’t wait to see your new avatar.

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