I don’t mind slow news days like today has been (so far, anyway). In fact, I rather like them.
I like not having to write about Obama’s latest outrage, or the press’s latest whitewash of Obama’s latest outrage, or the newest stupidities/ignorance and/or threats and/or disasters (or disasters-in-making) around the world.
Which of course doesn’t mean they go away. They are present whether they are pressing at a particular moment or not.
I like being able to contemplate—as I did today, although I ultimately rejected the idea—writing a post about the vital subject of Beyonce’s new short-short hairdo (see the photos! Join the discussion!) At any rate, I’ve already doled out my opinion on very short hair for women (you might say I’ve doled it out at length), which is that it takes a very special kind of face to pull off successfully. And Beyonce, although a beautiful woman, doesn’t have the kind of look that lends itself to the gamine persona.
Neither do I, by the way. You’ll just have to take my word for that. I’ve tried the hairstyle—particularly during the years when my arms were so injured that I really couldn’t fuss with my hair—and it’s a no go on me.
Hey, have I just written a post about Beyonce’s hair anyway? Oh well.
So consider this an open thread, for talking about anything you want.