• This just popped up while I was prowling the internet:
Also, I think a more accurate description is “disturbing hoodie.” Yet, I am still kinda sorta thinking that it has family holiday card potential….
• I made the mistake of not fast-forwarding through the commercials while watching the “The Late Show With Stephen Colbert” and a commercial came on for a new medication and it had a jingle and the lyrics were to the The Jackson 5 song “ABC” and now I have “Trelegy, easy as 123…” stuck in my head in an endless loop.
• In a not-so-random connection, have you noticed how pretty drug names are becoming? It wouldn’t surprise me if Hollywood picks up on that and soon there will be a whole new crop of celeb offspring with names like Trelegy and Stelara, which is the much lovelier brand name for ustekinumab, which could catch on in Germany. I do hope those A-list actors do a little research, though, and consider the side effects because poor little Olestra probably never lived down all the teasing that her namesake fat substitute caused gas with oily discharge.
• Once upon a time, I used to flip through the fall fashion magazines and then try to find the wondrous clothes inside — on eBay five years later at prices I could afford. These days I’m drawn to stuff like this, with the description: “They’re tailored and structured enough to wear out or to the office, but made with such cozy cotton fleece you can wear them straight to bed.”
• Also on a related note (maybe I need to rename this post since it’s not quite so random and disconnected after all), I keep having these incredibly pedestrian dreams.* One I remember vividly is that I’m vigorously brushing my teeth only to discover — it’s not my toothbrush. I’m not sure what this means.
• RIP, Stan Lee. My husband had to explain all the “excelsior” references I kept seeing on social media because I am not a nerd who read comics. For all you other cool kids out there, it was Lee’s way of signing off on a monthly column he wrote. You know that’s going on his tombstone, which makes me feel lame because I don’t have a catchphrase and all I can come up with is “Life is short, take the trip, buy the shoes, eat the cake.” Which I just saw on a t-shirt. Still, it is a good way to live.
* Good band name