Sunday, October 19, 2014

World Series

Okay!  Now we know who's playing the World Series -- Kansas City Royals (who haven't been there in 29 years [1985]) and San Francisco Giants (who won two years ago).

I'm rooting for the Royals because they play with heart.  Who do you want to win?  (Go ahead and pick a team even if you don't care for sports -- life is more fun when you root for somebody.)

Five years ago, I travelled to Kansas City in search of world-class BBQ.  I tried nine restaurants in one week.  On the spur of the moment, I decided to take in a ballgame.  I saw the Royals play in beautifully-renovated Kauffman Stadium.  I got great seats, picked up right at the stadium, for a fraction of what seats cost in New York ($32).

Playing that day was the hottest new pitcher in baseball, Zack Greinke.  After demonstrating his talent, Greinke moved on to a bigger market; he now plays for the L.A. Dodgers.

While in K.C., I picked up a baseball with the team's emblem on it.  I have one from every baseball stadium I've visited.  They are nice mementos of trips.

In case you're curious, the best BBQ in K.C. is Arthur Bryant's BBQ (  Also excellent are B.B.'s Lawnside BBQ ( and Jack Stack BBQ (

Saturday, October 18, 2014

Our Legal System

You can't make this stuff up.

A young woman named Megan works for the City of St. Paul, Minnesota. She was driving a city van recently when she accidentally hit a parked car. The car happened to be her own.

 She is now going to sue the city, arguing that a negligent city-worker (herself) caused damage to her personal vehicle. "Because I was working for the city and driving the city vehicle, I feel they are responsible for paying for the damage done to my car," says Megan.

The story was widely reported and can be seen here.

What do you think of Megan's claim?  In New York, we say she has chutzpah.

Friday, October 17, 2014

In My Underwear

You're probably not aware how limited men's underwear is.  There are shirts (v-neck or round-collar) and shorts (briefs or boxers).  That's it.  Nothing else.

Women have a delightful array of undergarments.  There are slips, camisoles, girdles, lingerie, bras and panties of every variety.  Visiting a new thrift-store last month, I found a wonderful petticoat for $6.  I'm not sure what I'll wear over it but I want to show it to you.  So, risking modesty, here it is...

I find the garment attractive by itself.  It creates a nice silhouette and feels sensual on my legs.

Have you ever worn anything like this?


Wednesday, October 15, 2014

My Trip Back In Time

When I was in Woodstock, I thought it appropriate to browse for old vinyl records and vintage clothes.  I found a pretty dress that I'm guessing is about fifty years old.  It has that era's style and the material feels very old.

I'm showing the dress to you here with two questions.  First, do you have a more accurate estimate of the period this dress is from?  And second, do you like it better with or without a petticoat?  (I tried it both ways.)




Tuesday, October 14, 2014

Vote For Ally!

Hello, my name is Ally Kat.  I am running for Mayor of Blogtown.  I'd like your vote.
If elected, I promise to install free parking for visitors at blogs in our town.  I will create new online spaces for fascinating women.  Best of all, I will personally drive new readers to your blog in my fancy car (Fiat Abarth).
What qualifications, you may ask, do I have for this esteemed position?  Honestly, none -- but that hasn't stopped politicians from getting elected year-after-year.  At least with me, you'll have some pretty outfits to look at while I'm in office.
Remember, your vote counts.  Elect me so we don't have to suffer under the tyranny of my competitor, the evil giant Gracey...

Monday, October 13, 2014

My Weekend

I had a lovely weekend.  In addition to attending a wedding, I visited Woodstock where the famous 1969 rock concert took place.  Back then, I was 12 years old.  I asked my mother if I could go and received the expected reply.  My parents were traditional (my dad was a cop, for crying out loud) so they weren't supportive of the growing youth movement.  No hippies and free love for me!

When I travel now, I do an array of fun things -- which is broader and more joyous than how I used to travel.  For example, I always look for new thrift-stores; I always look for good food; and I seek out interesting oddities.  Woodstock was fertile with all three.

I found a delightful vintage dress in a small shop.  Solid black with elegant white trim and a long skirt.  I'm eager to show it to you.  While on the surface it's not my normal style (I rarely wear long skirts), it has notable panache and you know I'm a fan of boldness.  The dress is perhaps fifty years old and has an attractive vintagey look to it.

You can't go to Woodstock and not buy music so I stopped in a record-store and picked up some vinyl.  I found an obscure Carole King album that was never released on CD.  It's in perfect shape and sounds heavenly.  Only $3 dollars.  And, being completely honest, for a dollar I picked up a record of The Chipmunks singing Christmas carols.  That will come in handy soon.  I'm a sucker for eccentricity.  Lately I've been listening to a song from the Seventies sung by chickens.  Yes, chickens.

Did you enjoy your weekend?  What'd you do?