Bugle Boy “New Wave” Clothing from 1984 aka OMG Thirty-Four!

I must confess when I came across this video via a post on Disqus, it brought some memories flooding back that I hadn’t thought of in – literally – ages.

The clothes, the music, the friends and fun. Such good times.

People and places my thoughts haven’t gone to for…

wait a minute!  2018 minus 1984 equals 34!

Yes um….double check the math….yep it is…


3 and 4

three decades plus 4


You can’t be serious!   34 years ago?!  The number itself triggers a wave of anxiety in my ongoing struggle to not freak out!  The panic, the turmoil, the existential crisis I face when I try calmly to consider facts.  Basic facts everyone else around me deals with too as we all “get older”   And they all seem fine.

But me, I’m having a hell of a time with it as I’m officially over-the-hill.  Over-the-hill and beginning my descent toward the inevitable.   Careening with ever-increasing speed toward the Grim Reaper

Many, many years and decades are behind me at this point in my life.  And fewer and fewer are, statistically, going to be in my future.

I know this because I can do math.

And it’s very noticeable when I look in the mirror.

And I’m older than 80% of all the males in the United States.

Oh, and I get alot of stuff from AARP, but anyway….

Enjoy this peek at 1984 fashion.   Nineteen Eighty-Four!  NINETEEN EIGHTY-FOUR!!

Forbidden Destinations You Can Never Visit | Far & Wide

From man-made, guarded structures to natural enigmas protected by environmental science, a slew of spots across the globe are entirely forbidden to outside travelers.



Extraterrestrial secrets, locked mysteries of religion, virgin wildlife and more make these places intriguingly off-limits.

farandwide.com: Forbidden Destinations You Can Never Visit | Far & Wide

The US Really Has 11 Separate ‘Nations’ With Entirely Different Cultures

The American Nations - Colin Woodard

Each region in the United States, from “Yankeedom” to “El Norte,” has its own cultural identity, says author Colin Woodard.

businessinsider.com: This map shows the US really has 11 separate ‘nations’ with entirely different cultures

Gucci Osteria da Massimo Bottura

via Architectural Digest

The restaurant sits in the Gucci Museo, located at the Palazzo della Mercanzia between the Piazza della Signoria and the Piazza di San Firenze.

See more on gucci.com: Gucci Osteria da Massimo Bottura

Read and see more at ArchitecturalDigest.com:  FASHION Gucci Garden, a Combination Restaurant, Museum, Shop, Opens in Florence

gucci.com: Gucci Firenze

Easter at the White House Has Been Ruined…

(from March 2017) | Queerty.com

Who thinks we may have a repeat “Easter brush-off” by #DumpTrump and Melania ?

queerty.com: Easter at the White House has been ruined thanks to Melania Trump. Sad! |Queerty

Since 1878, the Easter Egg Roll has always been coordinated by the first lady. Seeing as how Mrs. Trump not only lives 200 miles away from the White House, but has yet to bother putting together an official staff, this year’s event, like Trump’s numbers in the popular vote, is expected to underperform bigly.

The reason Melania Trump couldn’t be bothered to plan the annual White House Easter …

Source: Melania Trump hosted a private Easter Egg Roll exclusively for the rich and powerful / Queerty


The reason Melania Trump couldn’t be bothered to plan the annual White House Easter Egg Roll, a nearly 140-year American tradition, is because she was too busy coordinating her own private, invitation-only Easter Egg Roll held for the very rich and powerful at Mar-a-Lago.

News of the hush-hush event almost remained under wraps until one pesky insider accidentally spilled the jellybeans by posting a picture of the event to her official FLOTUS Twitter account:

Follow the link for more…….Source: Melania Trump hosted a private Easter Egg Roll exclusively for the rich and powerful / Queerty

Fendi’s Remarkable History

 The journey of Fendi began over ninety years ago in a family-run shop on Via del Plebiscito, in the heart of Rome, Italy. The everlasting charm of the Eternal City and the daring creativity of Fendi go hand-in-hand, as both blaze a trail into the future.


Read and see more:  Fendi @ fendi.com

Quiz: Can You Identify All These Historical Objects?

What IS that thing??  95% of Americans can’t name all these historical objects.  Humans have always been innovating – for literally thousands of years.

See how many you can name at topixoffbeat.com: Quiz: Can You Identify All These Historical Objects?

What About Cows?

Anchor Point via GIPHY

Growing up in rural Pennsylvania among the woods and farmland, we had some experience with this bovine because of the neighboring dairy farm.




Out of the barn at the same time every morning, and back to the barn at the same time late afternoon.



nico1-toutlefrancais via giphy


The cows were creatures of routine, traveling the same paths thronico1-toutlefrancais via giphyugh the pastures.

Fact:  ‘Cow-tipping’ is an urban myth   Fact:  Cows sleep lying down

Digitally created cow needs milked



Fact:  Cows are the third most deadly animal in the United States after deer and horses

find out more at gizmodo.com: Cows Can be Deadly