This month's issue of Oprah's "O" magazine is pretty fantastic. Just seeing the cover made me want to see what was inside. When I found some time, I sat down and read it ... all of it. Cover to cover.
I loved the article about Nadya Vessey, who is a double amputee, but also a life-long swimmer. She wrote an email to a special-effects company who had won four Oscars for Lord of the Rings and asked them if they would consider building her a tail to help her move more gracefully through the water. They did ... pro bono. She says the tail almost feels a part of her now ... "I'm a mermaid." How cool is that for her?
I loved the article where Martha Beck asks 20 questions that could change your life. One of them: Is this what I want to be doing? And her answer: This very moment is, always, the only moment in which you can make changes. Knowing which changes are best for you comes, always, from assessing what you feel. Ask yourself many times every day if you like what you're doing. If the answer is no, start noticing what you'd prefer. Thus begins the revolution.
They had some pretty amazing pictures of women dressing a little differently and instantly taking off 10 pounds! (Think Clinton and Stacy from What Not to Wear! I love that show. I could probably find some really great things if I got to shop in NYC with someone else's $5,000 credit card!)
There were really adorable things for Valentine's Day ... Ways to be creative ... Great make-up tips ... Super Bowl eats that look absoultely fabulous!!!!! And a list of 10 titles to read now. One of them is I Think I Love You. (Now think, David Cassidy, because the book is about him and first love.)
I was crazy in love with David Cassidy. He was by far my biggest teen idol. Bigger than the Osmonds, bigger than the Heywoods (if you even remember the Heywoods), and bigger than Bobby Sherman (although that one is a close race). I can remember thinking, in my 13 year old, immature, love sick, tiger beat mind that I could not die until I had at least seen him in person. (I really did think that.) I thought he was the end all, be all, cutest, most talented, adorable (the list goes on) person I had ever seen. I wanted to be a member of the Partridge Family. (It's funny because I never wanted to marry him like most girls did back then, I just wanted to know him. And if I was a member of the Partridge Family, I would get to see him everyday. Although ... when he married Kay Lenz, I did want to be her, but mostly because I thought she was SO cute - and being Mrs. David Cassidy as well would have been pretty cool.)
Well, as luck would have it, about a hundred years later, when I was in Las Vegas one time, we went and saw the stage show, EFX - starring David Cassidy. (Now I can die.) It was an awesome show too! One of the best I have seen in Vegas. (I saw it two more times, in fact, but on those times Rick Springfield was the star ... too bad I wasn't as into Rick Springfield because our seats were way better for those shows and he walked right past me.)
I just read that David Cassidy is going to be on this season of Celebrity Apprentice. You know I'll be watching that one.
(I was GLUED to the TV on Friday nights when this face was on primetime in the 70s.)