I don’t have to tell you that there’s a lot going on these days – everyone knows. The price of gas went up about 40 cents this past week. Genetically modified food will be introduced to our food system and it will not have to be labeled. It’s getting more difficult to buy a house and keep one. Food prices will continue to go up. The US Government is going broke. The bee population is rapidly dwindling. A computer is now smarter than humans. And as much as I try to keep it simple, avoiding the news, it just seems to be everywhere!
Huffington Post got bought out by AOL recently for something like $350 million. It used to be my homepage, but since the AOL buyout, the picture of the latest newsworthy item stays the same for a day or even longer. It’s almost like it’s broken now. I found some site that has soothing beach music to replace it, but its like listening to elevator muzak playing, “Feeling Groovy”. Don’t worry, I’ll get used to it. I mean, this is the start of the Brave New World; I just need a little more time.
By the way, I am happy for Arianna Huffington, the site’s innovative founder. She created something totally unique, and the site felt alive and captured the pulse of worldwide news minute by minute. In my opinion, she deserves every million that she got for it. It’s just too bad that AOL couldn’t keep it alive for more than a twitter second.
I had a dream the other night that Arianna “friended” me on FaceBook and asked me and the Oops50 girls to be part of a new site. I told her we had a vision to create a new show called “The Other View”, and Arianna said, “Yes, that’s exactly my vision, too.”
Instead of talking about things that hold no interest for me or other women over 50, (which just so happens to be the biggest population of women on the planet) we talked about what we wanted to talk about, and everything we shared was acknowledged and appreciated. And, we didn’t change as we got famous. I still wore the same monochromatic clothes and black pants with an elastic waist, I did not start dyeing my hair, and I still wore the same Chanel lipstick that I have worn for years.
I am proud of our baby boomer generation of women over 50. We were revolutionary in many ways: we went braless, we wore pants (!), blue jeans even! We were into being ourselves, and that meant being free. So why would we want to look or be anything other than who we are right now? That’s what “The Other View” would be about. Hmmm…Arianna, look us up on Facebook ‘cuz we’d love to share the Other View with you!
To get into a mellow space, click below to take a trip back in time with Simon and Garfunkel…it’s the real thing and it’s time to feel groovy!