Wednesday, February 17, 2016

The Nobel Peace Prize

Still winter. It snows, then is hot, then snows, then is hot (kind of like a menopausal woman), but I am doing OK.

In this year of terrible events, terrible news, and terrible politics, I was wondering how they would find someone worthy of  The Nobel Peace Prize.  As anyone can nominate or be nominated, I would like to submit a candidate for their consideration. This is a time when many of us feel squeezed out of the American Dream, when we are pulling our belts tighter and the scales seem not to tilt in the right direction. However, in the past few years, there has been an amazing breakthrough in the sciences that has given us a product that has made the world a much better place to live in and relax.  At this time I would like to propose to the committee that they consider the people and the company that has given women great comfort and joy.  Yes, I am talking about those geniuses who brought us Active Wear.   These magical outfits hug your waist and hips without accenting the overflow; they stretch; 10 lbs. seem to miraculously evaporate from the body, and there are no buttons to stick into ones navel. There also isn't an annoying zipper that may cause someone to have to recline in order to pull it up  This clothing is truly the masterpiece of the fashion world. No longer do women have to suffer through muffin tops or rolls that appear to be larger when putting on their pants and oh, how nice it is to enjoy a good meal without opening the top button of your trousers.  Even though they are called "Active" there is not a need to be active in them.  You don't have to promise yourself to run a marathon or even walk around the block.  They look very nice as you stretch out in your reclining chair while eating Bon Bons.  They come in many styles and there is something for everyone.  I prefer black with the boot or flare bottoms but I have also gotten the straight cut.  I am a little too old for the leggings, but those do look attractive (If not in a pattern of large flowers) on the right person.  There is no place that these cannot be worn.  They are perfect in the morning as you jog from the kitchen table to your couch and they are lovely to shop in as they are easy off, easy on. In the evening, with a matching top and some pearls and/or a boa, you will look stunning in the finest of restaurants. The best thing, though, is that  they are the perfect pajamas.  Twenty-four hour clothing - what we have all dreamed of having.  Men do have the option to buy them also, but so far I have only seen them on bike riders, however, they usually have padding in the rear. I have to admit that I love to watch them when they ride by.  An active man is a beautiful sight to behold.

So join with me to get those stuffed shirts who are on committees to look beyond the wars fought by men and consider the comfort and satisfaction of women around the world who have too long been bound by some type of corset or control top pantyhose and now have the pleasure of living free and looking good.




62 comments:

  1. There is much to be said for comfort in fashion. I have consistently agreed with the opinion of humorist Mitch Hedberg that all of our clothes should be made out of blankets.

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    1. With the cold that we are getting on the east coast this month, blankets would be good.

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  2. Now if someone could quickly and safely and simply erase the dang hot flash syndrome you also mentioned....they should get a prize too!! Freeze burn freeze burn shiver sweat shiver sweat...mercy! Lol

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    1. They do have medicines for that, unfortunately, some of the affects can kill you. The best I have found is a fan.

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    2. I spent five years of my life wearing only button-down-the front tops, and sleeping in an unheated bedroom on TOP of the covers. Estraven is a Godsend, no side effects that I can find...

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  3. LOL ! LOL ! I'm in...count my vote. LOL !

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  4. I vote "Aye"!! Am I allowed to place two votes..."Aye" again from me! :)

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  5. That was fun! Now where do I find them?

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    1. Everyplace. Follow athletic people around, and they will probably lead you right to them.

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    2. Or I might get arrested for being a stalker! Ha!

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  6. Nice thinkin', but we'll see. They'll probably choose something that has to do with world peace or some sort of, you know, medical breakthrough.

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    1. Yeah, probably, Amy. That whole thing about life and death will probably seem more important than a zipperless pants.

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  7. Oh, as dearly as I love you, I cannot join you. I swore never to wear pants without a zipper and a button, and I have not violated it yet. Except--when I broke my arm. I wound up with a wardrobe of active wear that I could not pull up. It takes two hands. When I did master it, pulling them up was a major work out, twisting and grabbing and pulling with one hand. The reverse at night. One morning I said "I will return to the jeans this morning." My wonderful Lee's with the stretch panel. As I stepped into them, I had a Nobel Prize worthy epiphany. With one arm or two, it is far easier to pull up pants that are open in front.

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    1. You have a point, Joanne. Getting dressed is not easy when one is impaired.

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  8. I don't like the look of elderly men with their trouser waistline just under the chin! But the thought of elasticated waists has a certain appeal these days. I would be interested to hear the thoughts of the Nobel committee on this topic ;-)
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    1. Having them dress in Yoga pants at their meetings might influence them.

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  9. Great post! Are we talking yoga pants? Love them...

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  10. I own not one piece of active wear. I'm headed into the city at the end of the week. I'll have to look for this miracle you speak of.

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    1. You will love them. They are so very, very comfortable and so much better looking than sweats. You can't wear pearls with sweats, or at least you shouldn't.

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  11. Your post is so , so hysterically funny (but totally on spot) and I loved reading the commnts. I live in yoga pants and stretchy legging and loose int tops. I'm overweight so not only so I want to be comfy, I hope to cover those lumps and bumps that semolina to call curvy. I call them "Too many Fritos."

    I'm planning a trip to Old Navy tomorrow to stock up on some less faded black activewear. You do know that black is slimming?

    Jane

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    1. I have about 10 pairs of black active wear/ yoga pants. Why, I don't know, I don't shop that often, but when I do, I go to the racks with those black comfy pants and can't help myself. I am obsessed.

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  12. Sorry for the typos...I couldn't scroll up to correct auto correct. Knit tops. ...lumps and bumps some call...

    Grrrr....

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    1. I do that often, but seldom see them till later, much later.

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  13. Ab-so-doggone-lutely! I love those pants, too. (Only I call them "softies" or more facetiously... "fat pants.") You know what? Maybe politicians should trade in their stuffy suits and ties, and get down in some active wear. Might not make them any more active than they make me, but at least, the contentious grumps might be less disagreeable.

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  14. I actually feel thinner in them as they seem to have magical powers that make those lumps and bumps smooth out.

    Every day, I become more disheartened by our political process. I can't believe what is going on is real. I am hoping that on April Fools day, a bunch of them will stat up and scream out, "April Fool" and the real candidates will appear. Alas, this is real and I am beginning to wish that Canada was warmer.

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    1. Boy oh boy, I WISH some "real candidates" would magically appear and make the current slate of fools disappear on April first. We voted yesterday, and I felt like holding my nose while doing so. :(

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  15. Thanks for stopping by. This is certainly a nomination I had not expected. Now I will have to go buy some.

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  16. I'm a bit over weight and sadly the mirror tells me - No to active wear!
    You gals with tiny derrières are fine - go for it I say!

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    1. I forgot to mention; I wear long tunic tops with my Active Wear. The fashion police demand it.

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  17. Why don't they have this in UK.....or maybe they do?

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    1. I am sure they do. Just look in the sport/exercise apparel section of the store.

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  18. It seems like we can either be comfortable or fashionable, but not both.

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  19. I shall have to go and check out Active Wear the minute I click on publish. Sounds fat too good an invention for a mere Peace Prize.

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  20. I jumped on board the stretch clothing train many years ago and my life (if not my waistline) has been so much better for it! I'll never go back to non-stretch wear! :)

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    1. Once you have been to the well (of comfort), you can never go back.

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  21. Lovely masthead picture! I have to admit, I rush home from work and get into my "active wear."

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  22. Thankfully that 30" of snow has melted and hopefully that will be the last picture of snow that I take this year.

    When I wear my pants with zippers and buttons, I can't wait to go home and put on my "Active Wear".

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  23. Brilliant Idea
    I second that nomination
    I love my spandex pants

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    1. I have not liked or worn spandex for a decade or so, but, oh my, they got the right combination in "Active Wear"

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    2. I wear leggings, and have for several years. Warm enough for winter (trips to the woodshed) and yeah, 24 hour-wear, for sure. I just wish they came in more interesting colors than black...and since I wear the long tops anyway, Im good to go almost anywhere. Accessorize, accessorize...

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    3. I have found them in many colors and prints, Mittens, but I do like my black.

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  24. Spandex for men? Hello? I d love it

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    1. As I said John, " An active man is a beautiful sight to see" -Especially in spandex

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  25. I'll give it a shot. I swore years ago that the day I couldn't button my jeans would be a sad day. Now I think it is time, and I go active wear.

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    1. These pants have "no guilt" built into them Susan. You will wonder why you didn't try them sooner.

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  26. Arleen, I couldn't agree with you more. It's really all in the fit, and some of these stretch pants are more tailored and versatile than wool slacks. This was a fun read! It reminds me of a great line from Betty White's character in Hot In Cleveland. She said, "I dress for the bathroom."

    Julie

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  27. What a fun post. I don't have a direct email for you so wanted you to know that I appreciate your visits and comments on my blog and John's cancer journey. Both are appreciated. Blessings- hope things are going okay for you there. xo Diana

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  28. My kind of fashion.... It's all I wear on my days off. I rarely look at the " latest" fashions in the stores-- I go straight for the yoga wear and such!! My favorite wardrobe staples!!
    Xoxo
    Vicki

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  29. I enjoyed reading your posts and all the comments, too. I do not have any active wear – not too sure what it is. In addition, I have not been very active lately. I read your past posts and I am not surprised you fell in love with your little kitty – what an adorable fluffy kitten. I hope your landscape does not include snow as shown on your heading. Here it was 78F today and supposed to get to 81 F by Tuesday – although for me it’s too warm, too soon.

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  30. Sounds great - not too sure exactly what it is - I often wear leggings with loose tops.

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  31. I think they have it here but I have not registered Active Wear as a kind of fabric. I will look out for it now! sounds great.

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  32. I'm with you. I am presently wearing a t-shirt and yoga pants. I do wear a long sweater or jacket when I go out in this outfit -- on the way to the gym generally, and I wear leggings with long shirts a lot of the time. Never thought I would, but it's the next best to wearing my pajamas outside.

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  33. Just popping in to tell you thank you for visiting my blog and leaving me a comment about my hubby and being strong. Yes- we women are definitely the stronger sex. xo Diana

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