My, don’t we look happy to be here today?
The occasion was yesterday’s announcement of how Lady M single handedly got the Healthy Weight Commitment Foundation, a group comprised of Big Food retailers and trade associations, to pledge to remove 1.5 trillion calories from their products by the end of 2015. I know it sounds like I must have made that number up, but no – honest! That’s what they pledged! And the impartial Congressional Budget Office (CBO) did all the calculations based on the data the trade associations gave them, so you know they’re good.
But I should remind everyone: this is Washington.The only place you’ll find more pledging is on college campuses. Big Guy likes to make pledges too: no new middle class taxes, to create or save 4 million jobs, to close Guantanamo, to cut the deficit in half, to not cut NASA funding and to deliver Obamacare to everyone for less than – what? - 500 trillion dollars a year? Pledges around here are more a matter of sound bites, wishful thinking and semi-good intentions. D.C. is not known as the road to Hell for naught.
Anyway, you can tell that this is a serious initiative because the Healthy Weight Commitment Foundation – which didn’t even exist before Lady M invented the “Let’s Move those Children’s Fat Behinds” – has its own official acronym (HWCF). Now it’s status is on par with the CBO.
Am I on drugs or something? Why am I wearing this Moschino bed spread? Why can’t I move my eyebrows?
Is it just me, or is anyone else growing tired of these vintage prints?
Marimekko shower curtain prints
Betsy Johnson 1980’s vintage print