Getaway Girl Blog

Random liberal thoughts of the original Getaway Girl detailing all of the action, adventure & attitude that is her life!

Rockin' the 80s

'Fess up...you watched the Golden Globes just to see the dresses!  So did we! As usual, many beautiful, a few f--u-g-l-y, and a few strange. But clearly something old is new again on the red carpet: poofy sleeves and shoulder pads! The 80s are BACK! Just check out the dresses...

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Peep shoe

After successfully hitting three--yes THREE!!!--Salvation Army stores in metro Detroit over the weekend, of course I needed a new pair of shoes to top off (or should I say bottom off???) one of my fab new outfits.Check out these awesomely cute leopard peep toe heels that I found and ordered from...

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Girls will be girls?

With all of the schoolyard/internet bullying stories hitting the news, I got to thinking about any of my own experiences with bullying and realized that while yes, some of it was from boys, most of it was from girls. And no, it did not stopy when I graduated from high...

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Happy front porch

You know how small things can make you happy? Here's are a few pix of something small that is making me happy. I thought my front porch needed a little something extra, so I went to Goodwill and found a lamp for $5 and a picture frame for $2. Added...

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Out of the Closet

This weekend, my life in clothes came tumbling out of the closet and boy, oh boy, does it feel good.Just as you would find inside the closets of many women, in my bedroom closet hung a wide variety of clothing sizes, all purchased to coincide with the wide load called my...

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Waiting for dirty laundry

Okay, to reference an old Don Henley song, it feels like we're between sets of dirty laundry...The whole hoopla regarding Tiger Woods has settled down, mostly because he and his wife have seemingly vanished...or at least nestled themselves into corners of the world where even the most ruthless paparazzi can't afford...

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In a Daze Over the Haze

I love the movie "Animal House."I think movies that depict 1950s and 60s era college kids joining fraternities and sororities (simply an early version of networking), wearing wool letterman sweaters and poodle skirts and walking around campus saying stuff like "Golly gee!" and "Twenty-one scoot to boot!" and calling one another...

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Get Down Tonight: Get Back to the 70s

Okay, so over the weekend, when I finally had a moment of peace and quiet, I sat down on my deck w/a nice, tall glass filled w/ice water and put my feet up and sat down to review -- with great anticipation, mind you -- the JCPenney fall catalog.Now, I'm...

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Time and time again

Time.What, exactly, is it?Not meaning to sound too esoteric today, but truly, how can it be that I just never feel like I have enough of something I cannot hold, I cannot touch and I cannot buy?But somehow, I am always running short on time.I don't know if it's just...

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Oh brother!

My brother and I couldn't be more different.I'm blonde (well, sorta). He's not.I'm a flaming liberal. He's right of center.I am divorced and childless.  He's been happily married to his high school sweetheart for 20 years and he has two adorable kids.I spend a lot of time alone. He rarely...

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In the Closet

I've got a secret.I hide my "friends".The friends I'm talking about are my Facebook friends, many of whom are my actual friends in my real, actual, 2009 life.  But, truth be told, not all of them are -- or, in some cases, ever were -- my real life friends. And...

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Confidently Over 40

Well, okay then.I guess that settles that.  Apparently, I look over 40, hands down, with an eye roll, a giggle and a, "Yaaaahh..." Never mind that I'm actually 45. Tsk tsk tsk. I know I'm 45. But when the computerized WalMart cash register asks the clerk if the customer purchasing alcohol...

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Just charming!

For all of my girly-girl pals out there, you will so want to check out this awesome website... If you are looking for fun and fab gifts for your friends and family, make sure you take a look at http://www.charmingcards.com/content/charming-cards/1This adorable online shop is the web counterpart to a stationery...

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Lazy Daze of Summer

Okay, one of the great things about working from home is, well, working from home.One of the bad things about working from home is, well, working from home.On days like today--gorgeous, sunny and 75--it is very difficult to look out the window at the blue skies and sunshine, listen to...

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There's No Place Like Home

Food, frolic and fun.  That's what a good vacation is made of.Mr. Organization and I indulged ourselves in plenty of all of the above last week while in vacation in San Juan, Puerto Rico.We soaked up sun on the beach, soaked our livers in alcohol (vacation doesn't officially start until...

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Extended Engagement

To extend, or not to extend, that is the question.Sometimes, in life, what we've got just isn't enough. It's not tall enough or short enough. Thin enough or thick enough. Big enough or small enough.Long enough...or short enough.(Now get your mind out of the gutter there, you fellow Getaway Girls...)Such...

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Spoiled Rotten

Man oh man...Am I ever a spoiled rotten bitch.I am at the tail end of a major kitchen renovation. After four months of some form of destruction, construction and renovation taking place, new appliances have been installed. New cabinets have been installed. New granite countertops have been installed. New lighting...

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I enjoy being a girl

"I'm a girl and by me that's only great!"--Lyrics from "I Enjoy Being a Girl"(from the musical Flower Drum Song)I got all gussied up today.Okay, for most working gals, this is a daily ritual.  Get up, shower up, do-dad the hair, paint on some makeup, choose some combination of skirt,...

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Life with Boo

I'm Boo's mom.Boo is my 17-year-old cat. I've always thought of myself as his "mom", stirring up the few nurturing genes I manage to scrape from the bottom of my gene pool.And, as any parent, I'm struggling as Boo gets older. However, instead of tiring of his Terrible Twos or his...

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You can't have your tea and eat it, too

Boy oh boy oh boy.What would we do without the Republican party? (Well, actually, now that I think about it...wouldn't it be fun to find out?  But I digress...)Yesterday, the RP helped sponsor and organize "tea parties" across the nation in order to protest taxation and the spending policies of...

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Follow your nose

Stop the presses!  A new study proves that women's olfactories are more sensitive than men's. Hence, women are more sensitive to body odors than men are.Well, now there's rocket surgery worth spending money on!The study, published in the Flavour and Fragrance Journal, was conducted at the Monell Chemical Senses Center,...

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Hangin' with The Girls...

Okay, so I was standing in front of the mirror staring at my breasts this morning, checking them out and thinking, "Okay, for 45, they aren't doing too badly...not hangin' too low, not wobbling to-and-fro..."But, as I was standing there, thinking this in my own little brain narrative, I didn't refer to...

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Let's all be happy and gay!

Last week Iowa, today Vermont...tomorrow the world.Let the gay wedding bells begin to ring. Today the Vermont legislature voted to allow same-sex marriage. This comes following a state supreme court ruling in Iowa last week that also allows gay couples in that state to get married beginning April 24.Pretty impressive,...

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