Second Gilded Age compliments of Tech Money

We currently must be going through the Second Gilded Age.

The reason I say this is because the wealth distribution today is mind boggling.

With all the wealth in Silicon Valley…it’s like these people have no concept of reality.

SV elite are  lucky to make it big.  But, the fact is they will always have gobs of money regardless of some catastrophe.  Their children will carry on the lifestyle. The money will always be there. It will never go away unless they are stupid with money.

All they really care about is keeping their money safe. They show us their privileged lifestyle on social media and pretend they are blessed beyond belief…but I know that most of them are hoping that UBER goes public, or that the economy doesn’t suffer a huge correction.

None of them seem to work really hard. Mark Zuckerberg recently took off three months for paternity leave because of his company policy.  Most of society doesn’t have that same choice.  He also felt obliged to pen a heartfelt letter to his newborn child…extolling his admiration and dreams for her. Oh…and also shared it with the world.

Another thing Silicon Valley elitists spend a lot of time are on private jets. THey always seem to be traveling to Hawaii. They show us the wine they are drinking. They are the first in line for gadgets, or Tesla’s. They do podcasts, or when they quit a job put out a press release.  They need time off when some tragedy occurs.  They talk up products which sometimes fail…think of Juicero.  They certainly skew democrat even thought they represent the .5% of society.  They aren’t spending lots of time in the urban cities talking about democratic social issues. Most of the time they are jetsetting, buying real estate or sleeping.

With  the recent tragedies  in the world, I haven’t heard many of them stepping up and having a voice.   But, just like the first Gilded Age, things will change one day.

 

 

 

 

 

 

I am tempted to go to Aspen…

Tempted

I am tempted to go to Aspen, Colorado just to see all the private planes take off.

Yes..it seems that Aspen was the place to be this holiday season. Most of Hollywood was there since they social media’d the heck out of Aspen.  

Aspen was their backdrop with all its cute stores, snow lifts, skiing, mega fireplaces, and fashion influences. 

I know the Hadid family was there as well as the whole Kate Hudson and Goldie Hawn clan.

Mariah Carey was in Aspen, too.  If Mariah was there…then that Aspen town sure has some clout.

Sadly, Mariah interrupted her vacation, flew out for her ill fated NYE performance..and then returned back to Aspen to continue her hot tubbing holiday.

I would have to say that Mariah was tempted to go back to Aspen, too.

But, back to the airport.

What better way to see celebrities than at the regional airport? 

I can only imagine the scene on the tarmac.

Private planes just parked for their owners to return.

Do you think they line up the planes according to fame and wealth?

I think so.

 

 

Golden Globes this Weekend!

The Golden Globes are on this weekend and I can’t wait to see them!

This is the best night on television partly because there will be so many celebrities out on the town.

I can’t wait to see who will be sitting in the coveted power table smack dab in the middle of the room.

I will take a guess and say that Margot Robbie will be at that table.

Sorry Cameron Diaz.

You have expired according to Hollywood standards.

I’ll have an update if my prognosis is correct.

I am sure that Hamilton dude will be there,  too.

And Robert Downey, Jr.

Yes…that train of thought was completely random but it makes sense to a Golden Globes  audience.

 

Adam Levine and his baby

Yep.

It’s official.

Adam Levine didn’t wait very long to share his “bare chested daddy pose with newborn baby” photo.

I mentioned a week ago that this would be the theme.  And I was 100% right.

Because, Adam certainly has waited long enough to be the center of attention again. 

But I can’t blame him.

He suffers from a well know phenomena called “New baby….MY baby…itis.”  

All celebrity men do this.  It’s what makes them feel a part of the whole birthing process. 

Ok Behati.  You can go back to working out again.  Hurry up now.

The Urgency in the word… Jump!

 

Jump

 

Jump is one of those urgent words.  

A few phrases come into mind:

Jump for joy!…Jump around!..Jump into your life!

Emphatically… jump means to do it right now.

From the obvious action of jumping, like off a cliff or jumping on a trampoline, it’s one of those command words that urges one to do the action immediately.

A person who is told to Jump! doesn’t have time to sit and reflect.

They just have to do it!

 

 

 

 

 

The Stylish 1980s

Stylish

I cringe looking at 80s fashions.

Can anyone be considered stylish if they grew up in the 1980s?

Fashion certainly took a break and all rules were broken.

I blame it on MTV music videos.

Madonna and Michael Jackson started some trends.

George Michael,  too.  Fashion was everywhere in music videos.  How else would people know to match up a neon shirt with rolled up jeans? Or wear suspenders with Doc Martens? Lots of fashion choices were abundant in the 1980s.  

Suspenders, capezio shoes, broaches, long denim skirts, mini skirts, oversized shoulder pad shirts, cut up t-shirts, denim jackets, the list can go on and on.

Even though fashion was out there and not as stylish as the 1940s fashion, hairstyles were inventive.

Today, not many people can pull of wearing a permed and over hair sprayed hairstyle.

Eco- conscious, plant based people would freak out with all the chemicals in hairspray!  

But, one thing that was stylish in the 1980s was an asymmetrical haircut.  Of course it  was a normal to wear hair in geometric styles.  It was the 80s.

Also popular was the dreaded mullet.

But….a mullet will NEVER be stylish.

 

The Silence of a Snowfall

Silence

The best time to hear complete silence is after a big snowfall.

This is when silence is at it’s peak.

The air is cool, the snowflakes are quietly falling into their piles. No one is outside.

Animals are tucked into their earth homes or hanging out in some protective evergreen trees.

Occasionally, one might hear some car tires crunching over the freshly plowed snow. 

But most of the time it is quiet and peaceful.

Soon, the snowfall ends and the silence becomes normal again with snow plows, shovels scratching against concrete, and children playing loudly with their snow games.

 

 

 

Kristen Bell hiked up her Dress at the Emmy’s

Hike

The Emmy’s were on last night and there were a few women who wore dresses that were too oversized for their petite bodies.

One in particular was Kristen Bell.

Kristen wore an over abundant, whimsical dress.

Don’t get me wrong.  It was beautiful.  But when she approached the E! fashion press at the beginning of the show she had to walk up some small steps.

Immediately, Kristen disappeared into her voluminous dress when she hiked up her dress to her armpits.  She was enveloped in a chiffon tornado.

She waddled up the stairs, with her dress in both hands.  E! staff tried to help her up the stairs,  too.

Kristen look like she could fall over at any moment. 

Once she made it up to the top of the stairs she expressed concern about showing the world her undergarments.  Don’t worry Kristen…you didn’t!

But, her dress failed at that moment and I am sure Kristen was regretting picking out such a huge dress.

Walking Together

Together

Together… we went to a taco place and ate some tacos.

Afterwards, we walked further down main street and visited a bakery.

The bakery had cupcakes, fruit pies, cookies, cream puffs, and eclairs. We were certainly full from the tacos but managed to keep a little part of our appetite wanting something sweet.

We both decided to buy different things. I had the fruit tart and my friend had a cream puff. But, we both knew that we’d be sharing each one. So it didn’t matter. 

This walk down main street was a perfect way to spend the day together.

 

The Fragile Ego of a Narcissist

Fragile

Narcissists have fragile egos that destroy others.

Take for example Elon Musk.

His first ex-wife Justine wrote about her fairytale love affair with Elon back in 2010.    http://www.marieclaire.com/sex-love/advice/a5380/millionaire-starter-wife/

Their story was a typical fairytale. She fell for his ability to pay for lots of books, then married him, and soon had lots of children.

But they also had a tragedy.  Their son passed away from SIDS at 10 weeks old.

It was during this time that Justine said Elon became cold and unloving.

Maybe Justine thought it was his fragile ego dealing with the death of their son? But,  in reality it was his narcissism.

Narcissist’s don’t have empathy.  They surround themselves with trophy wives and think they are more special than anyone else in the world.  The rules only apply to them.

Narcissist’s spend a large amount of attention in the beginning of a relationship but soon show their true narcissist qualities and disappear. When things got mundane or as Justine said when “she wasn’t blonde enough for him” ..the narcissist finds another partner.

They aren’t fragile at all.

Sadly, Justine never had a chance.  

Because surviving a narcissistic relationship is impossible.  Especially with Elon Musk.

The fairytale eventually ended.