Monday, June 25, 2007

Men in Drag

Patty here...

The world is going to hell in a handbasket, so more and more I wonder how that might change if our leaders were women not men. Alas, I need wonder no longer.

"If you want a thing done well, get a couple of old broads to do it." —Bette Davis


"In search of my mother's garden I found my own." —Alice Walker

"For years I have endeavored to calm an impetuous tide—laboring to make my feelings take an orderly course—it was striving against the stream." —Mary Wollstonecraft

"I've been called many things, but never an intellectual." —Tallulah Bankhead

"It is not true that life is one damn thing after's the same damn thing over and over again." —Edna St. Vincent Millay

"The main dangers in this life are the people who want to change everything...or nothing. —Lady Astor

"The more I traveled the more I realized that fear makes strangers of people who should be friends." —Shirley MacLaine

"I think these difficult times have helped me to understand better than before how infinitely rich and beautiful life is in every way and that so many things that one goes around worrying about are of no importance whatsoever." —Isak Dinesen

"I wrote the story myself. It's all about a girl who lost her reputation but never missed it." —Mae West

"Always be smarter than the people who hire you." —Lena Horne

"The trouble with the rat race is that even if you win, you're still a rat." —Lily Tomlin

"Elegance is refusal." —Coco Chanel

"I'll not listen to reason...Reason always means what someone else has to say." —Elizabeth Gaskell

"Life's under no obligation to give us what we expect." —Margaret Mitchell


We NakedAuthors now have our very own OFFICIAL BOOKMARK and it is FABOOOOOO! The front is similar to our banner above except our mugs are in color. On the back is "A cop, a Brit, a deb, a B-school grad, and a wise-cracking lawyer wrestle with the NAKED TRUTH about literature and life." If you can't wait until you see one of us to get one for your very own, simply send a self-addressed stamped envelope to moi at:

Patricia Smiley
P.O. Box 642504
Los Angeles CA 90064-7172

You won't be sorry...

Happy Monday!

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  1. Alberto Gonzalez, Esq.6/25/2007 6:21 AM

    Ms. Smiley:

    Please be advised that under the Alien & Sedition Acts of 1798 your current posting is seditious, salacious, and saracastic.

    Your promotion of cross-dressing reveals your anti-family, pro-gay marriage, liberal Democrat agenda. (Did you show Hillary Clinton dressed as a man? I think not!)

    Further, we've been listening to your phone calls for some time now and have heard you discussing murders, kidnappings, and criminal goings-on of all sorts. We've got a cell with your name on it at Guantanamo, sister.

    Please arrange for your surrender immediately.

    Alberto Gonzalez, Esq.
    (P.S. Do you know a place on Melrose where I can get a simple black dress with spaghetti straps?)

  2. patty smiley6/25/2007 7:08 AM

    Dear Alberto,

    Simple black dress with spaghetti straps? I think not. It's summer. Hot in Washington, DC. How about a simple bikini with a matching cover-up.

    Gitmo Girl

  3. Dear Gitmo Girl,

    Clearly, the Silly Summer Season has arrived. Those faux-photos are fab.

    As is the Elizabeth Gaskell quote. I didn't know that one.

  4. patty smiley6/25/2007 9:14 AM

    Louise...the "Silly Summer Season." Love the alliteration. For me, that season pretty much lasts all year long.

  5. Should I worry that I find the Bill Clinton photo attractive?


  6. I feel like the constable [Graham Chapman] in a Mony Python skit......."Silly,silly,silly.....Get on with it.....Get ON WITH IT..."
    nice plug for your bookmarker,though.....
    Can we get side of assonance to go with that alliteration?


  7. Patty Smiley6/25/2007 2:40 PM

    Worry, Jim, worry.

    Jon, sure, throw in a side of assonance. The more the merrier.


  9. Well! THAT was fun! Thank you.


  10. patty smiley6/26/2007 10:06 AM

    Thanks, Groupie!!!