Wednesday, October 29, 2014
Last year when I needed a new pea jacket there were very few to be found, and mainly in discount places, and I ended up settling for one that was acceptable but not perfect.
This year there are pea jackets in every clothing store, in many different brands, colours, styles.
This is one of the (many) things I loathe about the fashion industry. This pretense that there is a lot of choice. Sure, there's choice, but only in the things that someone has decided to push on the market this year.
So I will continue to wear my "acceptable" pea jacket until it is worn out and hope that next time I decide I have no choice but to replace it that it happens in a year when the fashion nazis have again decided to market them.
Monday, October 27, 2014
Generally I like female politicians. Overall they seem to put human beings ahead of things.
But, at least in Toronto and Ontario, they have a tendency to harp on about "families". They seem to get so focused on families and children and to forget that there are many many people in this province living on their own, and the number is growing.
We have needs too, and I think just as much right to a comfortable and secure life.
Which, at times, includes not to be surrounded by children and parents and family-friendly places.
Sometimes, we lone types would like some peace and quiet and place to be with other adults.