You asked for it…

Earlier today I asked my Facebook friends to post topics – any topics – and I would find something to write about each one!  I only got a few, so far, but here they are….and my attempt to do the topics justice!  If I get more topics, I’ll post a “part 2” another day!

# 1 – Requested by a friend from high school:  HAIR

This is a big topic — especially if I relate it to the 70s or 80s when hair was big and long!!!  Every decade had a unique style for lady’s hair.

1920’s brought us short bobs with finger waves!  It was a rip roaring decade of bootlegged whiskey and flapper girls!  Classic actresses like Clara Bow, Mary Pickford, Lillian Gish, and Marion Davies set the stage for hair styles across the country!

1930’s began to bring glamour back into hairstyles.  The trend was still to have the deep finger waves, but styles began to soften more and be more feminine and full.  The movies had Greta Garbo, Jean Harlow, Carol Lombard, Faye Wray, and Marlene Dietrich defining the hair styles of the decade.

1940’s was the height of Hollywood glamour!  Long, lush curls took hair to an elegant level – actresses like Veronica Lake, Vivian Leigh, Katherine Hepburn, Rita Hayworth, and Susan Hayward were known for their hair!

1950’s was an era of elaborate and dressy styles – more youthful and flamboyant!  It was the decade of the Hollywood bombshell with actresses like Marilyn Monroe, Elizabeth Taylor, Jayne Mansfield, and Kim Novak, and Bridgitte Bardot.  The fifties also brought us the pony tail, bobby sockers, and poodle skirts!

1960’s brought us the summer of love, peace, the British invasion, flower power and lots of variations on hair!   We had long hair, bubble cuts, shoulder length flips — but it was all usually teased as high as it could go!   Barbara Eden, Patty Duke, Elizabeth Montgomery, Jane Fonda, and Mary Tyler Moore were the look of the 60’s.  The 60’s also had Twiggy and others who brought us the short, pixie style cut.

1970’s focused mainly on long, sleek hair!  It is hard to find a yearbook in the 1970’s that didn’t have the majority of girls with very long, straight hair either parted down the middle with no bangs or with a full bang across the front!  I was among them!  I haven’t talked much about the guys, but this is one decade that I want to include them in — can you say Mohawk, boys and girls???  The actress most famous for her hair in the 70’s was Farrah Fawcett!!  But, let’s not forget Sissy Spacek in “Carrie” – she had the perfect high school hair for the 70’s.

1980’s was the BIG era — we thought the 60’s had big hair, but it could never compare to the 80’s!!!  The bigger, the better — high teased bangs that practically stood up by themselves!!  And, the worst hair style of all time was popular in the 80’s – the mullet!!!  Celebrities that set the style for hair in the 80’s include Molly Ringwald, Ally Sheedy, Julia Roberts, Kathleen Turner, and Madonna.

From the 90’s to now, there hasn’t been any real standout, unique hair styles.  Women tend to wear what looks good on them and what they like – bobs and shorter styles are predominant, but long hair is just as stylish.

# 2 – Requested by another friend from high school:  My thoughts on a woman who thought Marley and Me was too sad, so she refused to get her child a dog so they won’t have to go through losing a pet.

First – I totally agree that Marley and Me was way too depressing and sad and I wished I hadn’t gone to see it on Christmas Day!!!  It was a good story, but way too depressing.

But on to my friend’s request — I really disagree with this woman!  Pets are wonderful parts of a child’s life!  They teach them love and responsibility and loyalty and so much more!  Yes, there is also a strong possibility that they will learn about death and losing a pet they have grown to love and be attached to.  But, even that makes for great learning experiences for a child!  What better way to bring up the discussions about life and death and heaven and to prepare them for the inevitable fact that they will have to go through losing loved ones over the years — it’s a fact of life!

If I had never had an animal in my life because of fear of the hurt involved in losing them, I would have missed out on so many wonderful relationships with four legged companions over the years!  Yeah – it hurts to lose them, but oh – having them here for as long as we have with them is so very much worth it!!!

# 3 – Requested by fellow blogger and ultimate smart alec Joe Jon:  My thoughts on Heisenberg’s Uncertainty Principle

Wow, Man, that’s heavy and, like, totally ironic, for sure!  Just last night a group of friends were sitting around dropping acid and we got into this very topic!  For real, man….it was like, wow, what do you think of that Uncertainty Principle thing that Heisenberg has going on????  The whole conversation blew my mind, man!!! 

(before I go any further — the above paragraph was a fictional depiction for entertainment purposes only – if you are a current or future employer, please note that I do not now or ever have dropped acid……LOL)

Seriously — I didn’t have a clue what Joe Jon was talking about, so I looked it up!  If you want more information, there is a whole Wikipedia page on it (click here).  But, basically it is a quantum physics theory that states that  certain pairs of physical properties, like position and momentum, cannot both be known to arbitrary precision.  The mathematical formulation looks like this:

uncertainty principle

Since I am an absolute idiot when it comes to higher math, I have no opinion on the philosophical ramifications or related theorems in harmonic analysis……

But – after reading  a couple different web pages on it, I think I can simplify it down to the old adage – the right hand doesn’t know what the left hand is doing!  LOL  Meaning, if you get to measure one thing with absolute certainty, the other thing you’re trying to measure becomes even less certain……I think…….hell, I don’t know!  LOL

All I can say is — thanks for the deep topic, Joe Jon!  You gave my brain a run for it’s money and I learned something new!!!  But, wow, man, it was, like, totally heavy, dude!!!

So there you have it — three topics left on Facebook for me to write about — I hope I did each one some level of justice!!!

One Comment on “You asked for it…

  1. Good show, Kim! Heck, now you know more about Heisenberg’s Uncertainty Principle than I do! I actually heard it from the scientist (Jeff Goldblum) on the second Jurassic Park movie last night. Ha ha! My boys were watching it. Oh, well. Thanks for filling us in!

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