but romney

According to a poll from 2012, 20% of romney voters and 6% of obama voters thought obama was the anti-christ. I’m not shocked by the republican numbers but i cannot believe 6% of democrats voted for a man they thought were anti-christ. wild

A few years ago, I worked giving out samples at Costco for a year, and these were the best/weirdest things that happened to me:

Around Halloween, a man and woman walked by my cart, with a little boy who was crying as if he was losing part of his soul. They all had strong and beautiful Indian accents. The man said, “Son, what’s wrong? Son, what’s bothering you?” and his wife sighed and said, “He thinks we won’t let him be a ladybug for Halloween.” The father straightened up and said, “Son, of course you can be a ladybug! You can be whatever you want!” and they slowly got the boy to stop crying. It was one of the most heartwarming moments I’ve ever seen.

An elderly man with a long and greasy beard stole my opened bottle of Tabasco sauce that I was using, and proceeded to tilt it over his mouth and drink as much as he could. He then made a noise like “Whee-hee!” and said, “You can’t say you’re from Georgia, unless you can do that!” while I stared on with a horrified face.

(I’m not even in Georgia, and now, I hope to never be.)

A cart rushed by me, two children clinging to the sides of it, and a third pushing it as the other two yelled, “Faster, faster!” A minute later, a very frazzled mother ran in and said, “Have you seen my children?!” I pointed, and she ran off again.

A toddler chose me specifically to tell a story to, about how one time he went to a swimming pool, and there was a slide he really liked, and he went down it a bunch of times. His mom gave me a look of “I’m so sorry,” as the kid spoke, but she should not have been sorry. It was awesome.

A middle-aged man in a suit tried convincing me (while I was shutting down my cart and trying to avoid him) that Obama was the Antichrist, and that the whole world was run by someone called “The Black Pope” who was baptizing space aliens, and that’s why he liked Mitt Romney better. I countered by telling him that Mitt Romney’s real first name is “Willard,” and that made him dumbfounded enough that I could escape and clock out.

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Black is the colour.

Black is my favourite colour and I had never made a post about it in the blog (shame on me!). One of the most expensive colours to accomplish back in the day (several dyes were required and done wrong could damage the fabric) and THE go colour for the Spanish court.

In taffeta, velvet or wool, black is an always YES colour for the mid to upper classes, of course also for court, since the colour itself was pretty enough to send a message (you know, the always old message “I can afford it” is always on fashion).

Images from top:

  1. Jamie Dornan and Kirsten Dunst as Count Axel Fersen and Marie Antoinette in “Marie Antoinette”, 2006, Director Sofia Coppola, Costume Design Milena Canonero.
  2. “Susanna Highmore”, ca. 1740-1745, Joseph Highmore.
  3. Black Brunswick, 2014, by Maija the seamstress.
  4. Black silk suit, mid 18th century, Great Britain, Metropolitan Museum of Art.
  5. “Mr and Mrs William Hallett (“The Morning Walk”)”, 1785, Thomas Gainsborough.
  6. “Miss Mary Hickey”, 1770, Sir Joshua Reynolds.
  7. Mourning dress, 1781, Cahier des Costumes Français.
  8. “Charlotte, Lady Milnes”, 1788-92, George Romney.
  9. Man’s embroidered silk velvet court suit, probably English, about 1790-1810, Sudley House, Liverpool.
  10. Masquerade outfit, 2013, by Merja Palkivaara.

The GOP finally busted an “illegal” voter — and she’s a Republican

  • On Thursday, a Fort Worth, Texas, judge sentenced 37-year-old permanent resident Rosa Maria Ortega, a mother of four who has lived in the U.S. since she was an infant, to an eight-year prison term for illegally voting in elections in 2012 and 2014, the New York Times reported.
  • The harsh sentence came down as part of an effort to show “how serious Texas is about keeping its elections secure,” according to a statement from state GOP Attorney General Ken Paxton.
  • Ortega is a registered Republican who says she simply did not know she was ineligible to vote, according to the Times. 
  • Her lawyer says she voted for former Massachusetts Gov. Mitt Romney in 2012, as well as Paxton, the Republican attorney general prosecuting her, in 2014. Read more (2/11/17 6:22 PM)
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These are all the best reactions to that eerily Twin-Peaks-esque photo of Mitt Romney dining with Donald Trump on Tuesday

One potential snag? The pair has some ugly history. A photo snapped by press covering the encounter appeared to make that painfully obvious. But hey, these two are trying! (Sort of?) The New York Times even called it an “awkward courtship," which is sort of putting it mildly.

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