The O’Jays — For The Love of Money, on The Midnight Special.
What’s on your mind?
Aloha, Suz and lln pups…! I sure do miss bell-bottoms…! ;-)
aloha tut — how’s paradise tonight? you up on the mt?
Let’s face it, the 70′s were the height of fashion and hairstyles.
hey dave — and dance moves :) how ya doing tonight?
What color are those suits? Melon?
melon or perhaps a deep peach
Yep, and I’ll be up here tomorrow nite too…! I’m uploading that ‘movie’ I took the other nite…! Youtube says I’ve still got about a half hour to go…! Hopefully it’ll take this time… Earlier today after 90 mins of ‘uploading’ it didn’t upload…! 8-(
Now you see, you can’t get away with wearing a peach suit these days. Unless you’re Hillary Clinton.
double yuck — is it the slow connection that’s hanging ya up?
OMG you guys — I hated the fashions that I lived through. I graduated from HS in 1970 and University of Delaware in 1974. I had a wardrobe that I hated even then!
or seersucker day on the hill in dc
hey ce — how’s ohio tonight?
I’m using the Observatory’s high speed internet, so hopefully it’ll work..!
“If one synchronised swimmer drowns, do all the rest have to drown too?”
fingers and crossed dood – let us know when its up
hey robert — how’s soPA tonight?
Actually really lovely! It rained like a bastard for three hours and now, it is just lovely. I’m watching The Ed Show an d practically crying. Shit.
I loved the wrap skirts (my daughters stole and wore them in the 00′s) and the Villager dresses in the early 60′s. And I even remember when polyester came along….and didn’t wrinkle! But I loved the disco era best. I’m a disco diva in my heart and soul.
Raining. But them brave souls in Zuccotti Park are getting drenched even as we speak….
I’m ten years behind you…
Remember those wide ass collars?! And the shoes. I could never wear those platform heels. I was afraid I would fall off of them.
hey dearie — how’s oxnard tonight? i coveted those light brown suede wrap skirts but they were way above what i could get with my allowance and babysitting money combined.
Bless their big brave hearts!
7 actually. Graduated high school in 1963; University of Arizona in ’67. Then went back in the 80s for an MSW in Cincinnati and then back again for a J.D. in California in 2000. I think I still may have a Ph.D. in me!
Actually did fall off them and sprained my ankle. True fact.
hey senator — how’s sac tonight?
Yesssss I wore them. I had a blouse that was grey polyester, decorated with green walnuts. And I loved it! How sick is that?
that’s so bitchin’! :)
My girlfriend made me take Disco lessons with her at a dance studio back then, which I hated, so I dumped her. A few years later I ran into her at a convenience story and she confessed she knew it was the only way she could get me to break up.
I told her she was welcome….
toot toot hey beep beep
hey dosido — how ya doing tonight?
We were all about madras wrap skirts. And the Villager dresses were of that wonderful fabric called ‘lawn’…..soft, soft cotton. The 70′s were psychadelic polyester….I learned to sew. The picture of me at my first child’s baptism in 1972 is shocking….shocking, I say. My skirt could not have been half an inch shorter without going all Lindsay Lohan. No wonder the old folks were so distressed!
hey ppd — how was your day?
LOL. How can you mend…this broken heart?
Scary. Some couple had a fight in the green belt at dusk. The girl disappeared and the boy called the cops cause he couldn’t find her. They had the getto bird out and tons of police showed up. Several hours later she turned up in the parking lot by my house. She had been raped.
Between the wild critters and the violent jerks back there I am ready to leave.
ok, I shared my conservative cannonball with the group earlier today. Made me feel supported. how’re you?
holy crap! she had a fight w bf and later is attacked? oh god!
what becomes of the broken hearted
jeebus… where ya gonna head? down to the bay area or outta state?
Night, peeps. Be good to one another.
i’m hanging in and hanging on :) made a pot of pinto beans with ham hocks and bacon and have it simmering on the stove… its gonna be forking de-lish tomorrow
Yes. The boyfriend actually went back in to find her and helped her back to the parking lot. I could hear him crying way back into the woods. I thought he had found her dead. She looked pretty bad.
I sometimes go back there alone during the day. I think I am going to stop doing that.
Fall does that! I was thinking of making a barley soup tonight….but it was over 80 in Oxnard today (101 in Simi Valley…also Ventura County)…..gotta temper myself. We get cool, cool nights, though.
Got me two pair of new bellbottoms!
hey loohoo — how was your day?
I don’t know. It is a money issue. Plus, I am going to wait until Sara has the baby and moves back. I would like to live near her so I can help babysit when she works. She wants to get back to Marin or Sonoma. More likely it will be Sonoma. Depends on where she finds a job.
Move to my neck of the woods. The only rapes that happen around here are by church pastors. Only place where the women get saved before they get raped….
What are you doing up on the mountain, CTuttle? Is it like a lighthouse type thing?
always better the next day, or even the day after that — they don’t call it slowwwww for nuthin’
Hey, Suz, did you see that LooHoo put you over the 100 last night? I’m smiling.
Jebus Gawd, Bobby! I don’t do church so I wouldn’t have to worry.
I have to go. I have been sitting at this box since 7:30 this morning. Night everyone.
Woo-hoo…! I’m editing it a little, and it’ll be ready in a few minutes…!
I wore platforms to cocktail waitress! Lucky I didn’t break an ankle.
i did! thanks loohoo!!!
g’nite mary mac
Yep, here they call rape by cleric “Pastor Rapture”….
I felt a calling to embroider every pair of jeans I wore…
Aloha, Loo Hoo..! Different designs for them, Kecks’ are big Domes but, Subaru’s is much different design…!
grover disco dancing
And, of course, platforms are back! My daughter is 5’10″ and wears 4″ heels…platforms when she can find them. Luckily her husband is 6’4″….I call her shoes ‘ankle breakers’….but she’s still young and agile, no catastrophes yet.
Oh, dearie – I’m just a few years behind you—graduated h.s. in ’67, but you have taken me back. In fact, I keep reminding myself when I’m about to be shocked by how short the young women wear their skirts now..”Self, yours were just as short forty years ago, and no doubt the old women were shocked by you then.”
I remember doing filing in my early jobs, in the early ’70′s, and having to sink very carefully, straight down, to get to the bottom drawer, so as not to show my undies. Bending over just wasn’t done in public!
I sewed, too…the only way I could get the clothes I wanted. And of course, we all hemmed everything as a matter of course.
When my roommate and I worked in the college dorm cafeteria, we were issued new uniforms once a week. They were loooong,so naturally, the first thing we did was sit down and take ‘em up, til we weren’t too ashamed to be seen in them. Ah, good times.
my favorite pair was a pair of purple suede platforms that i got to wear with an orange and purple micro-mini… made my legs look longer than long. loved those shoes (other than that whole step on a crack in the sidewalk and twist the ankle thang)
Hey, Suz. Gonna do Occupy PS tomorrow. I’ll see if there are any takers.
hey tejan — how ya doing tonight?
woohoo loohoo!!! take pictures and do a diary when ya get back
Oh, my….me too! Either embroidered or appliqued. Blouses, too. Sometimes I really was just covering a stain…
First project to hippify my clothes, in college (hs was Villager dresses, too…if they were on sale!) was a t-shirt tie-dyed purple and a large purple-multi-colored butterfly applique sewn on in the center. I was proud of my work!
And remember, jeans weren’t really made in girl shapes yet, and they shrank horrendously, so you bought them two sizes too big, then sat in a bathtub of hot water to shrink them to fit your own body.
Mem-reeeeee (picture musical notes here)….
Maybe we ‘oldsters’ are not so hostile cuz we’ve been there/done that. There was actually nothing my daughters ever wore that embarrassed me. I’m sure my mother would not have said the same.
LOL! Purple and orange. Sigh.
“I poured spot remover on my dog. Now he’s gone.”__ Stephen Wright
Here we go…
Mauna Kea Sunset with the Domes opening.
Oh, lord, yes. My mother actually said the words to me: “You are not going out of the house in that!” when I tried to go on a date to the drive-in movie in a very short peasant dress.
She made me change. And wouldn’t let me wear that particular dress out of the house at all until I made a matching pair of shorts to wear under it…
I still apply little appliques on stuff….just can’t resist! And I don’t want anything with someone’s logo on it! I’ll make it my own.
And macrame….. anyone else do that? Loved the stuff. My girls now knit instead. I’m good with that.
You’d probably have as much luck as my dad did in trying to convince her to wear comfortable shoes!
sweet! thanks dood
My then-husband and I and a group of friends actually saw Hair in Los Angeles back in the day. I’d lived a rather sheltered childhood, so I was pretty shocked when the nude actors emerged from the sheets. But, still and all, it was a wow. I loved Jesus Christ Super Star even more. What a time!
STILL kicking myself for giving up my Joe Cocker boots. I’ll never get over the trauma.
hey CT — how’s everything up on the mountain tonight?
i didn’t get to see plays until later in life. i do remembering getting to see the movies behind the green door and deep throat back in their day tho…
No Prob…! ;-)
I’m running it thru the ‘stabilize’ edit feature they offer at Youtube…!
What fascinates me still is that having lived through those days, I was much more interested in raising my children to think clearly, behave consciously, and make wise decisions. I wasn’t much for rules. Still don’t have a rule book. Tho my upbringing led me to believe as a young person that ‘if someone will just show me the rule book, I’ll play by the rules.’
HELLO 501′s! Can you even buy them anymore? I still have my 501 jacket, even though my daughters have tried to hijack it.
my mom sent me a new pair of boots as a birthday present. arizona jean brand half boot in chocolate suede outters and fuzzy inners. nice and toasty warm toes tonight. they are comfy enough to wear around the house and durable enough to wear outside.
Wow! I saw those movies,too! I thought I was the only one of my generation willing to admit it…..
they were all the rage and i remember the high society folks were flocking to the theater to see them.
interesting times for sure
Aloha, PPD…! A lot of high Cirrus clouds tonite, it’s not windy so it’s relatively warm at 2.4 Celsius…! I don’t have to put on my snowsuit when I want to take a smoke break..! ;-)
Got ‘em on DVD, but never put them in the DVR. Just wanted the collection, I guess…..
I think they exist..dunno. Buy mine from Penney’s and LandsEnd ’cause they fit. (:
But isn’t it interesting that your daughters try to “hijack” your clothes? I had no interest whatsoever in wearing anything my mother wore. Our tastes were a generation and a world apart.
Oh, and hi, Suzanne! Doing well, here. Said downstairs I was going to bed, but here I am.
And ctuttle…even tho’ we’re still talking nostalgia fashion…gotta say I was blown away, rendered speechless even, by your sunset picture.
Lovely. Just beautiful.
i had no desire to get the dvd’s… i figure the memories were probably better than the actual footage was…. film-making has improved a lot since then
Anyone remember when Jackie O got caught emerging from I Am Curious Yellow ? At least, I think that was it. What a time.
2.4 C – that’s cool!
Last night I stayed up late playing poker with Tarot cards. I got a full house and four people died.”__Stephen Wright
Got that one on DVR, too…
congrats on snagging the happy lucky 100 dearie!!!
Thanks, Girl…..saved you again and caught a touch of luck. Makes me smile.
Ok, one more hippifying clothing tale: I made myself a “Mexican” embroidered blouse, following instructions in oh, damn, what’s the title? I remember the author, Alicia Bay Laurel…it was basically the how-to-live-like-a-hippie and de-straight your life book (back when straight was the opposite of hippie, not gay).
as openhope would say — time to buy a lotto tix
happy 100, dearie – you don’t look a day over 39!
*heh* No where as cool as it can get up here…! ;-)
I so agree, tejana….my mother seemed so old at 50. Can’t imagine that I would have admired her clothes. I was surprised when my daughters raided my closet and took off with so much of my saved stuff. Amused and amazed. Laughing still.
I’m glad you enjoyed it tj…! *g*
i used to convert my jeans into super bells by sewing a large triangle of brightly patterned fabric into the outside side seam. i wore my peasant blouse off shoulder when away from my parents and on shoulder when at home.
at that altitude, it gets pretty cold, I’ll bet
And even more amusing…..I’m mid-60′s and they are still stealing my clothes! I guess they like my style. And that makes them honorary DFHs!
So, Robert, what’s up with your book? I was out grandmommying for a time and kind of missed out on stuff. You’ve got a book coming out? And MaryMac is also one of the authors? Tell more, if you will.
Oh, gawd, yes! When bell bottoms were brand-new and I couldn’t afford new jeans, I did exactly that.
Also, of course, turned worn jeans into skirts in similar fashion.
Love the blouse tactics, too.
I just checked twitter…seems Seattle and Denver are evicting folks from their Occupied locations, and San Diego preparing. Raining hard in NYC.
I’d like to stay up and see what happens in NYC and Boston, but really, I’ve reached my limit. Good hanging with my age-cohorts tonight! Hee.
Good night, all, and ctuttle, enjoy your time on the mountain. Thx again for the pretty pix.
When my girls were babies, I always had them wear gear outside of their diapers.
Click the cover to enlarge it here:
Looks like a nationwide decision on the part of MOTU bought and paid for to scatter all the Occupiers….
Same, same. My girls learned that their own decisions had consequences. They’re both wonderful adults now, though I do have to subsidize occasionally…
Yep. The big boys got anxious….it will be interesting to see what happens next. I hope the young ones can hang in there. We all need some help here.
twitter is reporting tensions have eased in seattle…. and that white shirt cops are entering the park in nyc
Proof of mom love.
Here is a peek under the covers of Apocryphilia at the authors and their works:
1) The Curse of Queen Milano, by Amy Browne:
Short (Paisley) story: A life-threatening curse has been put
on Princess Paisley’s sister, Cadence, sending both princesses into the edge of evil Queen Milano’s kingdom for a cure.
2) Welcome to the Garden of Eden, by Andi Caldwell:
Short story: Two detectives, Moira Kelly and Ted Baines,persue the mystery of dozens of missing couples through a sinister door that
leads to a recreated Garden of Eden. Is the garden fake or very real?
3) April Fools, by Andi Caldwell:
Flash fiction: A warrior battles a demon and its familiar until dinnertime.
4) Apocryphilia, by Derek Odom:
Short story: A man’s returns to his childhood home and the creepy tree that wants him dead.
5) The Black Years, by Derek Odom:
Short story: a boy has one chance to escape his pedophile abductor, but it means leaving behind his love for the mystical unicorn that
helped him endure.
6) The Anonymous Ophthalmologist, by Mary Margaret McCurin:
Short story: Annie is drawn to a personal ad in Craigslist,hoping it’s offers a path to escape the men of her past, living and dead.
7) Dead or Alive? By Robert L. Arend:
Short story: Michael is on the run after murdering an elderly woman for her purse, directed by a mysterious voice that only steers him into one mishap after another.
8) Twins, by Robert L. Arend:
Short story: Renee is an unemotional woman, unloved and unloving; an empty vessel for a soul who only wants to get the ‘life’ thing over and reunite with the love she left behind before birth.
9) Death Whispers, by Angel Sharum:
Short story: There’s a voice in Trevor’s head, telling him that, when it comes to Momma, he’d be better off dead.
10) The Reaper, by Angel Sharum:
Flash fiction: Just
because you’re paranoid, doesn’t mean you aren’t being watched.
11) Mirror, Mirror, by Theresa Leschmann:
Short story: Alexis tires of waiting for the old man she married to die, so she decides to take matters into her own suddenly aging hands. But will she be able to look at herself in the mirror after?
12) Native Moon, by LL Darroch:
Short story: In her dream, her Native lover wanders the hot city night, watched closely by a wolf. She must fly on the back of an eagle to save him.
13) Johnny’s Balloons, by Amy Browne:
Flash fiction: Little Johnny wants more balloons that talk only to him.
14) Turbatio, by LL Darroch:
Flash fiction: Imprisoned in a closet, a struggle to escape.
15) Worms, by Robert L. Arend:
Flash fiction: Hell is a cheap coffin that leaks.
Bloodless, by Angel Sharum: vampires lurk on dark sidewalks…
Violent Love, by Angel Sharum: Divorce makes Daddy real sad….
The Haunting, by LL Darroch: On a stormy night,
terror pounds on the door….
Dark Blue Dirt, by Mary Margaret McCurin: dreaming of mausoleums….
Forget the Dead, Mary Margaret McCurin: hands soiled by ashes of death….
by Mary Margaret McCurin: pets better remembered than lovers….
And, as always, all Circle 8 anthologies can be purchased in paperback or ebook at:
and Barnes & Noble at: http://www.barnesandnoble.com/c/amy-browne
Hi Suz, pups!
Love reading about clothes…remembe sewing my way through the ’68 Democratic convention. And later, the Watergate hearings.
we had a great visit and she said on the phone today that she went home knowing exactly what to get me. there were also 5 pair of warm socks in the package. mom love is exactly right loohoo :)
Interesting: I’m also helping my 93 year old dad with doctor appointments and an upcoming minor surgery. He insists upon giving me money for gas for driving up to his place. I admire his desire to remain independent… and I’m not too proud to take a 20 if it helps him feel independent. You know? And the back of my car has a load of pull up diapers, a humidifier and clothes and games and books for my grandtwins. It’s what families do. Yep, it’s what families do. They take care of each other and help out.
hey margot — how ya doing tonight?
Info I previously posted on Crying Baby:
@RDevro of Democacy Now: “Protesters are going through rapid-response drills. Practicing linking arms, forming a unified line at speed.” If busted, call 212.679.6018
Josh Harkinson of Mother Jones at site: “Learned that unions are bringing in big show of support @ 4 a.m., including @ 100 who will get arrested.”
Various people on the scene: Total solidarity….Training for arrests being taken seriously…. “Looks like SEIU, CWA, and UAW all promising to show up at Zuccotti Park in the morning, according SEIU announcement.”
Campers in San Diego Given Orders to Disperse, Raid Coming Within Hours.
Police told protesters camping out in Civic Center Plaza that they must leave by midnight Thursday.
Assistant Chief Boyd Long held an open dialogue with the protestors at about 4:40 p.m. He said they must remove their tents and property and cannot bring them back.
“It is unlawful for any person to erect, place, allow to remain, construct, establish, plant or maintain any vegetation or object on any public street, alley, sidewalk, highway, or other public property or public right-of-way, except as otherwise provided by the Code,” the notice read.
“Those who refuse to comply with the above code will be subject to arrest.”
we are family
Thanks! Pennys is probably the best place to find 501′s.
Great! Thanks for the info. Hope it sells well. How good for all of you to have produced this work.
Here, Cupcake. http://farm3.static.flickr.com/2163/2419607697_0c8f7584ab.jpg
Great, thanks. Like CE said, beautiful day here after the rain stopped.
Here comes the sun
If it hadn’t been for Late Late Night FDL, I would never have gotten a peek at Mary’s writing. Circle 8 is blessed to have her talent with us….
those are so cute loohoo….
the perfect after a rain song — one of my favs – thanks margot
LLN FDL is really amazing, isn’t it! What a gift.
that’s exactly what families do
Keeps me up at night.
Laughing. I’d be up anyway…..a night owl. But what fun to share the time with such a delightful crowd.
i wouldn’t want to be any other place. i love lln and the lln peeps. we have created our own community — our own family — here on the dark side of the lake
The Sweety takes all the blankets anyway, and most of the bed….
CT – what’s that bright object next to the moon tonight, venus?
Ha! And are you sleeping in the doghouse tonight? Give the Sweety a hug from the LLN crew and maybe you can get a little square of blanket.
Dark end of the street
Naw, I just take the bed in the guestroom. And I try not to hug The Sweety too much, cause then she thinks it’s okay to go shopping….
one of these days i’m gonna watch that movie…
I loved Linda Ronstadt’s version of that song in the late 70s….
Well, you can’t have that!
tis about time for me to head out peeps. had a long day at the keyboard today and i’m fried. thank you for letting me hang out with ya tonight and i hope to see ya tomorrow night for muppets.
I’ve got to get up early to drive to Santa Barbara to do a deposition in the a.m., so I’m going to tuck in, too. Lovely to spend time with you all.
Holy Moly! Sounds like u have a wonderrful family.
Hey, I’m retired on a fixed income. It’s not like I got to bribe her into marrying me anymore….
Actually, PPD, It’s Jupiter…! ;-)
You crack me up. Now I really have to go snooze.
Sweet Dreams, Suz…!
One last…..CT….the video was gorgeous. Thanks!
Sweet dreams, Dearie…!
mighty bright, it is, by Jove
night all – be well
Pleasant dreams, PPD and all…!
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