1. Although the Anaheim Hills (“canyon#2 fire) is only 20-25 minutes away from me, neither my home or my work is in any jeopardy. (other than horrible air quality.) My younger daughter’s best friend was evacuated last night. Almost everyone knows someone who’s had to evacuate, because it’s so close. It’s so sad. And the Northern CA fires are MUCH worse. So much devastation. 😦
2. I had to throw out my Cashmere Mist perfume last night. It’s my go-to fall/winter scent. But it was created by Donna Karan, and that woman has royally pissed me off, with her support of Harvey Weinstein and worse yet, saying that ‘women ask for it’ (being sexually harassed or worse) because of the way some of them dress. Holy shit, really? From the woman who has made many of the most revealing evening gowns of all time?
Look, I have been in sexually harassing work environments at three different jobs, from the age of 16 up. (sure, none in the past 20 years or so, but still.) Is this a ‘trigger’ (such a stupid phrase, so belittling)…subject for me? Darned right it is. Whether I was being locked in a freezer at a restaurant I worked at by men who openly said sexual shit to me (at the age of 16!), or cornered in a back office by my boss with him trying to grope me (next job, at 18!), or had my back and shoulders continually massaged by a boss if I wore one perfume, but not if I wore another…yeah, I know what it’s like to have men come on to me in a work setting completely inappropriately. But that was in a time when it was my word against men’s word, and well, back then, it would’ve gotten me no where except fired or harassed even further, so I kept my mouth shut because that’s what we women did.
So for this rich, entitled bitch to throw out these comments pissed me off enough to have me run upstairs, take the perfume out of the medicine chest, and throw it ceremoniously in the trash.
I’ll go out at lunch to look for a new winter scent. 😦
3. Mike Ditka is an ass. His comments last night:
“Former NFL tight end and head coach Mike Ditka said Monday “there has been no (racial) oppression in the last 100 years that I know of” and said current football players should “respect the game” by saving protests for after the game rather than during the national anthem.