Friday, November 16, 2012

With The Palm Of My Hand I Smacked My Forehead....


Cocaine Princess here.

Have you ever been searching for something only to realize the very thing you've been looking for has been right in front of you the whole time?

This was the case with my cell phone. Earlier in the week I lost (or so I thought) my cellphone which had me in a panic. I had just taken a shower after finishing my morning run but before heading into the shower I turned on the fireplace in the family room and then removed my hoodie and left it on the couch. After my shower I headed back into the family room to retrieve my phone from my hoodie's pocket but guess what? No phone.

Where on earth did it go? It couldn't have just snuck out of my pocket and walked away nor could it have fallen out during my run. My pocket was zipped and even if it wasn't I would have heard a loud sound resembling a clunk or a thud if it indeed had fallen.

I must have retraced my steps at least 101 times. I felt somewhat naked and so disconnected without my phone as it rarely ever leaves my side. Panic began to set in and at one point I had trouble breathing. Hours had gone by and I literally felt my life was coming to a near end. Apparently there is a name for this feeling: "Nomophobia." 

It's funny how in these days you can't live without your cell phone. I honestly can't even remember the last time the home phone rang or for that matter when I picked up the phone to make a call to a friend. It's all about texting! I had to rely on my laptop for my social media fix. It was bloody awful! Don't get me wrong I love my laptop too but you can't exactly carry it around with ease or fit it in your pocket.

Later that day sister came home from a day of teaching and noticed the upset look I had on my face. She asked:

A: What's the matter, darling?

ME: I'm so upset ---

She cut me off before I even had a chance to explain.

A: Why, what's wrong-- did they discontinue your favorite shade of lipstick?

ME: Ha-ha. No, that's not why I'm upset.

Although that is a legit reason to become upset, right? Ladies, don't you hate it when that happens or when they stop making your favorite bra? Getting back to the post, I told sister the reason and while explaining how I literally searched the house from top to bottom from her work-bag she pulled out her cell phone. 

A: Did you try this?

Sister dialed my cell phone number.
With the palm of my hand I smacked my forehead and said the following phrase made famous by Homer Simpson: 'D'oh!'
Good God -- why didn't I think of that with the home phone?! Since it was set to vibrate I had to listen real carefully to the 'buzz' sound. I couldn't believe where it had been the whole time.

It was on the fireplace mantle right next to the fireplace remote. Of course, when I had come in from my run I turned on the fireplace, removed my hoodie but not before taking out my phone. For reasons unknown to me that's the one place I never bothered to look. Again, with the palm of my hand I smacked my forehead......


Last week I posted about the Victoria Secret's Fashion Show. The show was pre-taped last week but will air in December. Here's one outfit that won't be televised because it apparently ruffled a few feathers in more ways than one. Karlie Kloss wore an American Indian headdress. Shortly after the pictures from the show hit the Internet, many people took to the brand on Victoria Secret's facebook page to complain how disappointed they were in the company's lack of cultural respect of traditional sacred items in the Native American community.  

Victoria Secret's has since apologized by releasing the following statement: "We are sorry that the American Indian headdress replica used in our recent fashion show has upset individuals. We sincerely apologize as we absolutely had no intention to offend anyone. Out of respect, we will not be including the outfit in any broadcast, marketing materials nor in any other way."

Personally, I didn't think it was offensive but that's just my opinion. What are your thoughts?


My loyal and dear readers, it's finally Friday.

Whatever your plans are have a sweet weekend. ~x

Cocaine Princess


Miss Stormy Marples said...

Well, I have to say that it is very wise to research culture before using certain props so to speak. What we might take as harmless might be a sign of disrespect for others. Kudos for Victoria Secret for handling the situation.

Do not know about u but I have been super busy. But content even though I have had a lot on my plate.

I never knew I would be so passionate about my classes. I am thoroughly enjoying them.

Red Shoes said...

Good morning, Princess.

That is exactly how I find my misplaced cell phone. *DOH*!!!!

As for the headdress on that VS model... I'd love to pluck her... :oD

Seriously, though, I didn't see anything wrong with it either. I thought she looked devine in it!!!

Have a great weekend!!!


Cocaine Princess said...

Miss Stormy Marples at 1:21,
Been busy myself. Glad you're enjoying your classes and I thank you for taking the time out of your busy schedule to stop by here and comment.

Good Morning and Hey Shoes at 9:45,
I thought she looked fabulous too nor did I find anything offensive about it. Art should be and needs to be fearless!

Have a great weekend too!

Bathwater said...

I hate loosing my phone because half the time I have it on silent and can't dial it from another phone.

I think to be correct we would have to ask ourselves if we would get offended by the model wearing the pope's hat down the runway. That is what the Indians are claiming. To me either hat is fine as long as she is still wearing the bikini!

Miss Caught Up said...

I hate it when I misplace my cell, too!

Hmmm, I didn't find the headdress ensemble offensive, but than again I'm not Native American. I thought it looked quite cool...

Bruce Johnson said...

Hopefully, you will not join my wife in the habitual phone loser club.

All ethnic groups are reining in their colt urial heritage. In a more compressed world, it has marketing value. I doubt they would have complained if Victorias Secret had ponied up 1 million dollars for the Native American relief fund.