3/13/13

Margaret Finnegan: Fount of Wisdom

Margaret Finnegan has more things that she would like you to know. She is a fount of wisdom; you should really HEED HER WORDS.

1. You need new shoes. The ones you've been wearing all winter are too beat up and heavy for spring. GO! BUY A PAIR NOW!

2.  I'm going to come right out and say it: You also need new bras. They don't last forever you know. This is may be the only easy fix to gravity's pull. Take it.

3.  Don't listen to those people who tell you that sugar was made by the devil. They are just bringing you down. They are modern Puritans, and no one liked the Puritans even when there were Puritans. One cookie won't kill you (even when you're trying to lose weight).

4.  Seventy-six year old Argentine Pope's with Italian last names may be from Latin America, but it is a stretch to see them as breaking any sort of mold.  Also, do you know what people in Argentina call Argentina: the Europe of Latin America. Also, if, after 600 years, a Pope can say it's ok to retire, why can't he say it's ok to do a bunch of other things?

5.  You are still rocking your neck! It looks fabulous. So, you know, appreciate that.

(PS: In case you're wondering, the woman in the relief is rocking her neck. That's why she is there.)

18 comments:

Shell Sherree said...

Good point, Margaret ~ it's that last cookie in the packet that does the damage.

TheChieftess said...

How did you know I'm wearing Uggs with a hole in them and need to order new ones??? And the bra thing...have you been in my laundry??? Either you're one incredibly snoopy lady or you've got psychic talents extraordinaire!!! And as for the cookie thing...I need cookieholics anonymous...One isn't enough and two's too many!!! And as for the Pope...well...I really don't have anything to say!!! May he be successful in whatever Pope's do...

Daisy said...

Just bought the new shoes Margaret. Hope my feet don't get fat from the cookies tho!

Daisy's Barbara

Petrea Burchard said...

You are brilliant.

The pope is obsolete. Not everyone knows it yet, but you didn't hear it here first.

I'll look for the shoes this weekend, Margaret, I promise. But bras? Where does one buy good bras? I've never in my life owned a comfortable one, so it's hard for me to see the need to replace the excruciating ones I've already got.

altadenahiker said...
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altadenahiker said...

Perhaps I should take that down as your friends won't know what happened in our one and only knitting circle.

Ms M said...

Such wise suggestions. I particularly like the one about the "Sugar Puritans" and it being okay to have a cookie. I'll have to put shoe and bra shopping on my to-do list.

Olga said...

New bras-Check!
Cookie consumption--Check!
Thoughts on the new Pope--Check!
New shoes--Working on it.
Rocking the neck...Hopeless.

Rois said...

I work in a shoe store and yet I have not found that perfect pair of Spring shoes.I am working on it though.
As for a new bra,I need to call the store I shop at to find out when one of the "older" ladies will be working.Nothing more depressing than having a young 20 something help with fit.
Now I need a cookie,that's how depressing bra shopping is.

Desiree said...

Since you have an Argentine connection I am going to heed your words

Deb @ Paper Turtle said...

Oh you are so wise, Margaret, and I plan to heed your words. Thanks for the direction! ;o)

Petrea Burchard said...

Has anyone been to the Wizard of Bras in Monrovia?
http://www.wizardofbras.com/
I'll try them next unless I hear otherwise.

Alison said...

I just bought new shoes today!...and had a new bra delivered last week..we are obviously on the same wavelength!!
Alison xx

Susan Campisi said...

So much to say in response to this wise post...

I've been thinking all week how I need new shoes. (Chieftess, I do think Margaret is psychic.)

A friend from Argentina poked fun at the pope craze for that same reason.

And, have you read "I Feel Bad About My Neck"? By the late, great Nora Ephron. Worth a read.

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Pasadena Adjacent said...

I've always disliked my neck. Short and stocky - incapable of rocking. But I did buy two bras yesterday. Underwear too. You know, the six that come in a pack? But they're not white. That has to count for some kind of nod to luxury.

Cafe Pasadena said...

Not to be confused with Margaret P. Finnegan! :)

Adele said...

Oh, Margaret. So much wisdom in one post, I wouldn't even know where to start. So, just, Yes!