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caz gibson April 16, 2022

Recently I found and shared a video of Olena and Volodymyr performing "Endless Love" on television.
They are totally capable satirical performers , writers, & dancers but they're also singers & musicians.
This quiet performance was equal to anything you'd see on any awards show - they're that good.
This also tells me that they're left-wing thinkers - not the ghastly Nazis that Putin accuses them to be.
Also Volodymyr is Jewish but not a religious zealot.
It pays to do some research and pay attention to your sources at this time.

caz gibson April 8, 2022

Over the years I've grown to really dislike white pants on men or women - there's something 'orrible about them particularly if the shirt/top is tucked in.
In fact I generally have an issue with tops tucked in - I bet I was the only mother who would send her kids to school with their tops/shirts pulled out.
Clothes too tight is another one - very few people have figures perfect enough for their tight clothing to not make them look too fat or too skinny.
I think the "thigh-gap" is over-rated and on some people it can look "unfortunate."
Makeup foundation that's too dark and black eye-liner under the bottom lashes of "women of a certain age" - I reckon light brown or sage eyeshadow is much more flattering and youthful.
And my favorite peeve of recent times ?
Big, dark, scary eyebrows.!........ha, ha, ha.

caz gibson March 9, 2022

I think that the most effective way of removing Putin will be at the hands of the Russian people.
Some of them will have to be brave enough (together with extreme protests from thousands of Russians ) to actually physically remove him to be arrested & charged.
The world can see that he's at least guilty of serious war crimes.

caz gibson February 15, 2022

Once again, beautifully written & entertaining and spot on.
I've watched more of this show this year than I care to admit so I can vouch for the accurate summation of the contestant's characters.
Anthony is just awful.
He's also done what a lot of what conservative Texans have been doing lately - projection.
He called his "bride" a narcissist when in fact it seems that it's he who  fits that description.
I mean, what DO you call someone who's slept with over 350 women ?
Should I judge ?........Bloody oath.

WHY on earth would these experts match him up with anyone ?
Oops !.........'sorry, I forgot.........reality tv - "your pain is my pleasure".
I think I hate myself.
'Time to switch off.

caz gibson December 5, 2021

How would you feel if your poor old vulnerable Nanna caught Covid from your anti-vaxxer bridesmaid and ended up dying ?
Or your little niece recovering from cancer died for the same reason ?
A pandemic is no time for selfishness.
The ONLY remedies we have for Covid are "social-distancing, masks & sanitizing AND vaccination".
"My freedoms" to infect anyone I please" seem to be what anti-vaxxers & anti-maskers are really saying and of course they accept no responsibility for their childishness.

caz gibson November 23, 2021

This is a fantastic bit of truthful writing and I'm applauding.
I've been through a similar journey over the years but I can add a couple of things of my own - migraines and Crohns Disease.
Oddly - the migraines which had plagued my life almost weekly since the age of 4 disappeared 20 years ago around the time the Crohns kicked in.

Whenever you see an obese person you can rely on the fact that that person DOES NOT WANT TO BE FAT.
That person is in pain every day and YES - "they know they need to lose that weight".

We live in a weight-obsessed society driven mainly by the advertising industry.
Obese makeup & fashion-victims are easy prey for this industry.
Obesity is a medical issue and it's no easy fix when it's triggered by ill-health.

caz gibson October 7, 2021

Perrottet should be asked about "how many Covid 19 DEATHS would he and his extreme right-wing cronies consider to be "acceptable" in their quest to be  more popular.
He seems to be  a fan of Trump and his appalling Republicans - he's also  commented that he favors a "Conservative Spring" .
Time to really consider the saying "Be careful what you wish for".

caz gibson August 21, 2021

I also know that this issue has become a bit of a "thing" - but I always store our Vegemite ( plus other spreads, jams & honey etc) in the FRIDGE.
One very hot day I noticed my mum putting her Vegemite (complete with traces of butter) in her pantry.
"I bet that old butter goes rancid " I said - and she instantly put her Vegemite into her fridge.
Ever since then I do too.

caz gibson August 21, 2021

Over the years our family has been very big on T/Shirts in particular so I've always hung them on hangers after washing - I but I do something else too.
I hang them inside out.
In fact - I do this with everything and over the years our clothes have barely faded.
We have clothes that are decades old that are unbelievably lighter inside but the "right side" is practically new.

caz gibson August 17, 2021

Being obese is painful - EVERY. SINGLE. DAY.
In fact most of the time pain itself leads to obesity.
Offering advice about weight-loss is uncalled-for.
That obese person knows they need to lose weight. 
It's staring them in the face (or the mirror) every single day.
Weight-gain is often heredity so the battle in a body-obsessed culture is on-going and totally self-defeating.
If we focused more on kindness and talent and less on vanity and pseudo-expertise there would be  less of a war on self-esteem & body image.

caz gibson August 10, 2021

I would be taking issue with those boy's parents & grandparents - not just the men but the women too who brush it off as "men being men".
The blatant misogyny in our western  society can be traced directly to the attitudes of the men in Victorian/Edwardian  times.
They were brutalized by wars, resentful of how women took over their jobs while they were away and how they could see that women were expecting to be listened to and expected to be able to vote.
"How dare they - they're only women" etc.
Religious & cultural traditions have always classed women as 2nd rate.
No wonder their males almost enjoyed the freedom to offend and diminish them.

caz gibson June 16, 2021

Just curious.
Are there any Labor Party members at this club or is this a hangout  for the "secret men's business of the extreme-right" ?
My inclination is to say "let the silly old buggers have it".
The women in their lives may well treat those  visits as a  much-needed respite - for them.

caz gibson June 4, 2021

Frankly (pre pandemic) I thought that  the one thing that would cancel the Olympics would be FUKUSHIMA and that pesky radiation.
Not a lot has been said about how this has really been affecting Japan's population or about how much has been released into the sea endangering the Pacific's wild  life at the very least.
Sending the world's top athletes to a place where the very air they breathe could be questionable seems risky to me.

caz gibson April 1, 2021

As a child with regular migraines I wish I'd worked out the difference between cheap chocolate and "the good stuff".
Just as the cheap stuff found it's way into those commercial  cartoon-style  Xmas stockings our parents would lovingly place in our actual Xmas stockings - Easter always seemed to produce that hard, feature-less milk chocolate that I'd wipe myself out on every Easter Sunday.
Easter Sunday/Monday would usually  be the time of a gargantuan migraine where I'd spend those days seeking out cold surfaces to rest my poor little head.
Those migraines persisted well into adulthood until about 20 years ago when gut-threatening Crohn's Disease kicked in and they finally left.
It was also during my more discriminating  adult  years that I discovered "the good stuff" from chocolate stores.
I'd  also received the occasional box of high quality  "Euro/Continental"  chocolates AND I discovered Lindt.
If you can recommend an affordable  brand of high quality chocolate that's better than that brand - I sure would appreciate it.
I only eat a tiny bit of chocolate these days - but it has to be worth the bingey-ache.

caz gibson March 29, 2021

The term "old school" has completely lost it's charm for me.
Cordeaux's  comments re Brittany Higgins seem to be a reflection of the "old school" values trotted out by the elderly in our community.
You'll hear them at family gatherings and dinner tables and alas, on Australia's airwaves still spoken as if they carried some sort of wisdom.
They don't.
Their unsympathetic tone  serves to denigrate every female victim at the hands of self-entitled males.    "Girlies should know what will happen to them if they get drunk when they're dressed to impress".
Try as we must to educate our boys to be respectful & kind towards girls who appear to be physically weaker - there'll always be some old curmudgeon  whingeing about "how things were in HIS day, and how uppity these silly educated women with notions of feminism are these days  -  'can't have that".
No, I'm afraid this insidious (but possibly unintended) grooming of our young men won't die out until the purveyors of "old school" values  actually do.

caz gibson March 19, 2021

I've never been a fan of "wedding boutiques".
Not just because the dress sizes are too small, but because they're created on the assumption that actually  all brides are petite with tiny arms and an obsession with sleeveless dresses.
As I think I've said before - visit a few dress shops and don't tell them you're looking for your wedding dress.
Just look for the most beautiful dress you  can afford.
You'll save SO much money and your self-esteem will be healthier than ever.

caz gibson February 26, 2021

In 1977 we had a winter's night time wedding and I wore a cream cheese-cloth "Afghan Wedding dress" with long sleeves and a cream crochet "Juliet cap" on the back of my head - the dress I bought at an "Indian shop" - a bit like "Tree of Life" where I bought most of my clothes anyway.
About 5 years ago our daughter wore a dress she'd made for a medieval fair - dark green 14th century-style. Most of the guests wore historical garb and the reception resembled a medieval banquet/ fair with fairy lights - beautiful.
My biggest tip ?
Don't buy your wedding dress at a traditional wedding place.
Save thousands by simply buying the most beautiful dress you can afford - and don't tell the assistants that it's your wedding dress.
Same with the bridesmaids - and give them a decent choice so that they'll be happy to wear it again later.
Another tip - try to include sleeves.
Arms aren't always "fashionable"

caz gibson February 14, 2021

For those seeking to prevent Trump from ever again seeking to be President - there's possibly a reason to be cheerful.
The 14th Amendment - 3rd section.
A bill can be passed preventing Trump from running again as it refers to the fact that anyone who contributes to an insurrection is invalid.
This time it won't rely on a number of Republican votes.
The prosecution needed this trial to expose the damning video evidence to American voters and viewers worldwide.
This wanna-be dictator should have read his country's constitution.

caz gibson January 4, 2021

I will be grateful if this kind of call is the only dodgy thing that Trump tries to get away with before 20th January 2021.
Something tells me that most of his supporters admire his attempts to behave like a mob-boss wanna-be.
Trump has brought out the worst in his followers and they don't mind if the rest of us can see them at their worst.
They feel empowered and believe that their "Dear Leader" is looking out for them.
The con is complete and the "Cult of Trump" may be around for a while yet.
What will it take to unmask Trump as the ultimate fake ?

caz gibson November 9, 2020

I think that most Trump-supporters love Trump because they believed his scams & promises and they felt he gave them permission to be just as horrible as he is.
He's been described as a malignant narcissist & sociopath - and that explains a lot of his indifference to pain & suffering from the 240,000 pandemic victims to the dead & disabled soldiers he described as "losers & suckers".
Those things alone should have ended his presidency right there - but it didn't.
His "fans" should have said "Enough !"
Despite every flaw & his revolting personal history they still voted for him.
Their fascist/racist poster-boy lost the presidency but he's still free to "wreck the joint" on his way out of The White House door.
How he conducts himself at this time will probably be his legacy.