Tuesday, October 10, 2017

IS BLACK ONE OF YOUR FAVE COLORS?


Do you think that black cats are a bad thing? When I was a kid, my mom pounded in my head that  a black cat crossing your path is serious bad luck, and for years I believed that.  Don't ask me how, but eventually, I got past that superstition. Eventually after joining the USAF, I ended up getting Skye, my black Persian cat, who was eventually stolen while she was at the veterinarian for a checkup.  No such thing as cameras or android phones back then.


True fully black Persians are rare, but I thought it was okay to leave her in the case in the waiting room while I went to the restroom.  For Pete's sake, I was in an office that treated pets, right?  When I came back, she was gone and I was devastated.

Anywho, now I think that black is elegant, unusual and classy and decided to share some really neat items dedicated to this phenomenal color.  And it's a great way to focus on Halloween.


Yummy chocolate


Gorgeous Cuff links



Black Diamond $18,000!








Planner Ideas

Those are tattoos!

Rolls Royce

Taxi in London


Thermal Underwear

Paper Towels

Would you use black toilet paper?
Yes, this is black ice cream that is all the rage these days...


Spaghetti
Bathroom


Coffin Bookcase

Gothic Bookcase

Black Wedding Gown


Do you dare to wear black lipstick?






It's almost 2018, and hard to understand that 1 in 8  women in the United States will get breast cancer at some point in their lives, 1 in 17 women will get lung cancer, and 1 in 24 will get rectal or colon cancer.  This means that someone in your family or someone you know will be affected  by one of these cancers in your lifetime.  Some may not even tell you until it's too late! 

About 3 years ago, a friend told me that she had breast cancer, and she looked fantastic.  Two months later - just like that - she died, and we were shocked. She didn't know she had it, then on top of that, once she was diagnosed, she didn't tell anyone until the last minute, knowing that she only had a short time left on this earth.  Early treatment is critical to saving a life.

If you've been reading this blog, you know I'm passionate about victims and survivors of domestic violence. For the past 30 years, October has been recognized as Domestic Violence Awareness Month.  Be aware of what's considered unhealthy, and to remember that abuse can happen to anyone regardless of race, gender, sexual orientation or economic status.  Also keep in mind that YOU are not to blame.

42 comments:

  1. Hi RO, Oh my gosh, I'm SO SORRY about your cat! I would have gone ape-sh*t. Nobody saw anything? That's insane. Seriously you can't trust anyone anymore, I firmly believe we're in a "fend for yourself" society these days, it's really disappointing...we need a good ice age to thin out the nasty people from this world lol...Nice black images! I love those bookcases and the hat! :)

    Very good message about domestic abuse. I'm sure most victims really do start to get brainwashed about the abuse being deserved. I used to be in such a situation many moons ago and I really did think it was all my fault. It's a hard mentality to let go of, but I'm really in a good place now with Alex. It's hard to believe that I was once a victim like that.

    Sending hugs xxx

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    1. I was just a kid back then, and was so hurt to lose my baby. I cried and searched everywhere. I'm a real fan of Persians because they're so laid back and fluffy. I always try to have them as pets. Aren't those bookcases so fun? I'm so glad you got away and found someone who deserves you Rain. Hugs...

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  2. Good Morning RO! What a great post!!! I love the color black and I wear it just about every day!
    I am so sorry that someone took your cat! What is wrong with this world!
    Have a great day and thank you for caring about abused women~

    Big Hugs πŸŽƒπŸ‘»πŸ

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    1. Something about the color screams mystery, but also beauty. I believe that each of us is put on earth to provide a service in some manner whenever possible. Hope you and your family are hanging in there. HUGE Hugs...RO

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  3. I love black, my princess Pippa is black too! And yes its a tragic statistic about cancer and abuse. You rock RO

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    1. I think about the stats of abuse almost all the time, and cringe inside when I hear about domestic violence, assault and sexual harassment. My other hot buttons are cancer and homelessness. The color black is quite elegant for sure. Hugs...

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  4. Black is certainly in season, and it must have been the year your Persian was stolen. From the Vet's waiting area, no less! My dog Bear was stolen, but from my back yard (his fenced in pen, not a public place. The devastation is when you finally give up hope and realize you are never going to see them again.

    You shared a LOT of black with us. I have black lipstick and nail polish, and wear NEITHER. Got them for Halloween one year. I really like the cake, the hat, and the pumpkin. They are fabulous. Not fond of the nails, though.

    I had a friend who died recently of breast cancer and another that has just gone through chemo and had a double mastectomy. She has kept me updated all along the way, and I am so glad she is now feeling so much better again. She waited and waited because she couldn't deal with the C word. She'll be fine now, at least for awhile. And you know I feel strongly about any kind of abuse, whether it's domestic, the elderly, children, or simply being bullied. These abusers need to be put in prison.

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    1. It was such a painful surprise for sure, Elizabeth, and back then to not have cameras or cell phones available to know what happened. I just prayed that she ended up in a good home once I got past my anger and sadness. I'm so sorry that Bear was lost to you. I know it had to have been tragic for sure. I have black lipstick, but that's not something I even have the courage to wear. (lol) I would go out on a limb with the nails though. That cake is so glamourous. You had to have been devastated to have lost your friend to this horrible illness, and I'm thrilled that things are going well for your other friend. I'm also happy that she kept you updated. We're kindred spirits when it comes to abuse of any kind, and I wish we could rid the world of it all. HUGE Hugs...RO

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  5. That is horrible that your cat would vanish like this, there is no excuse for what happened, your cat should have been safe right there...

    I was also taught all the superstitions about black cats but have never had a problem associated with one, in other words they don't scare me.

    As for domestic violence I could really get onto my soapbox, I totally agree with you that victims of this abuse are not to blame and that all of the abusers should be made to pay for what they have done, it's sad that they get away with it for so long and that the victims are made to feel as if they should hide the abuse and protect the abuser...

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    1. I was so devastated Jimmy, and of course back in the 80's no such thing as cell phones, and there were no cameras in the vet office. No one even noticed because she was in her crate. I ended up getting other cats later, but it took me a while. I just prayed that she ended up in a good home. I definitely hear you on the abuse thing. It has gone on for so many years, and many people still pretend like it doesn't exist, or as you said, blame it on the victim. I just wish the violence and hurt would all go away. Hugs...RO

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  6. Omg, I'm so sorry to hear about your cat!! That's crazy. I mean, even without cameras and stuff, having your cat stolen from the VET? Now what you expect!

    I actually like the color black. I'm so curious about this black ice cream I see around. And that coffin bookcase...I admit, I love it. haha

    Thanks for sharing about domestic violence awareness month and breast cancer awareness month. That is just awful your friend passed so quick!

    -Lauren
    www.shootingstarsmag.net

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    1. The anger and hurt I felt at the time was crazy, but once I got over it, I just wished Skye was in a good home and safe. I got other cats, but not until years later. Black can be such an elegant color, and like you, I really like that coffin bookcase too. Such fun! Hugs Lauren!

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  7. I'm a huge fan of the colour. Black as my soul is black. Lol.

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  8. I adore black cats and cannot remember a time when I haven't had at least one in my life. A big fan of the colour too.
    And support both domestic violence and cancer causes. Neither of them are things we ask for - or deserve.
    Great post Ro. Thank you.

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    1. I adore black cats and believe that they are quite magical and wise, EC. The color is also very elegant. We're kindred spirits in our desire to see all domestic violence and cancer to just disappear. You're so right, no one deserves the pain of either. Hugs...RO

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  9. I like black but I think I would draw the line at a black cake, toilet paper and paper towel. I expect your breast cancer and domestic violence figures would be similar to those here.

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    1. I thought the black cake was truly unique for sure, Andrew! (lol) Cancer and domestic violence numbers are too high no matter the country. Always enjoy when you stop by. Hugs...RO

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  10. I have a high number of friends with breast cancer. It's scary. But the good news is they're all beating it.
    That is absolutely horrible that someone stole your cat out of the waiting room. Where was the receptionist? I am so sorry. I'm with you, I can't believe that happened. Persians are the best cats in the world. They have such wonderful temperaments.
    Big hug,

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    1. Sadly, like you, many of my friends or people I know have been plagued with some type of cancer, and it makes me feel so helpless. I'm glad your friends are being healed. When I came back, the receptionist wasn't at her desk, but I remember being frantic trying to find my baby. I was just a kid at the time, and ended up getting other cats, but I always think about her. I agree, I love how laid back they are and fluffy. (lol) Hugs right back...RO

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  11. I love black, it is such an awesome colour. It combines perfectly with any colour.

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    1. True, it's definitely a color you can do many things with, Nadene. Hugs...RO

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  12. Black ice-cream, nothing weird there, I am Finnish, we love Salty liquorice

    Black sheep! I miss Blackie *sniff* I walk past sheep everyday and one day he was not there! Has he been sold or..passed!

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    1. Oh wow! That sounds so neat about salty licorice, and I bet that tastes so neat! I sure hope Blackie shows up again soon. Hugs...RO

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  13. I cannot believe someone stole your kitty. WEll, yeah I can we had house guests who left early in the morning before we rose, and let our black cat out. We woke to the neighbor telling us our cat was hit by a car. I love black, not TP mind you, but the classic look of it.

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    1. OMG - that had to cause you guys to be so upset, Kim! I'm so sorry that happened! I think the general consensus has been a big fat NO to the toilet paper! (lol) Hugs...

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  14. I love black. I wear it all the time. Most of my jewelry had some sort of black stone in it. Black Onyx is my favorite.

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    1. Ooh, I love Black Onyx Mary! Such a great jewelry choice! Hugs...

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  15. I'm sorry to hear that someone took your cat. That is so cruel. Regarding the color, black...when I'm getting dressed for an evening out, black is my best color to wear.

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    1. Isn't black a great color to wear for the evening, Angela? But I bet you'd look great in any color! The elegance of it is so beautiful. I was hurt, but ultimately hoped that she ended up in a good home. It took me years to get another cat, which of course was another Persian. Something about their laid back temperament and fluffy body just draws me in.

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  16. Got to love that black wedding dress. Grin.
    Hope your day has sparkled, Rockin Ro.
    Hugs,

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    1. I was watching Say Yes to the Dress the other day, and the bride insisted on a black gown which totally horrified her mother.(lol) Her mom finally gave in, though. Hope you're enjoying the cool weather Super Sandra, and that you got some rain for your glorious garden. Hugs...RO

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  17. Hello Ro, losing Skye was certainly bad luck but like you, I no longer believe a black cat crossing my path is unlucky.
    I was so sorry to read about your friend, and the statistics are truly frightening.

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    1. Black cats are just magical, aren't they? You're right, those stats need to be so much lower. Hugs...RO

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  18. I cannot believe that someone would steal your cat like that. How mean. I had a black cat that I adored, but he ran away. I never had a pet do that before. We saw him a few months later at a neighbors house and since we were PCSing, we let him stay with him rather than uproot him. I'm so sorry to hear about your friend.


    Elsie

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    1. Hey Elsie, I was definitely hurt and frantic when it happened, but I believe in karma for sure. I'm so sorry that you lost your black cat, but glad he somehow ended up at a good home. Black cats are so magical. Hugs...RO

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  19. I'm a big fan of black, but of course it's not officially a colour.

    How awful that your beautiful cat was stolen!

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    1. Black is so magical, and really grabs a person's attention for sure Joey. It sure was a sad day when that happened so many years ago. Hugs...RO

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  20. Such a horrible person it must of been. That's why I don't want "expensive" pets. My wife wants a husky but the demand is high. It's very unlikely for someone to take a tabby cat or a mutt.

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    1. You've got a good point, Adam. I still adore Persians, but after that happened it took me years to get another, but that's when I started being a bargain hunter, and like you said never had that problem again. (lol) I prayed that Skye ended up in a caring home, but I do believe in Karma, and know something happened to the thieves. Huskies are beautiful animals so I see why your lovely wife would want one. But I see your point too, and would hate to think of someone trying to take a pet. Hugs...RO

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  21. Oh my gosh. People are so terrible! I'm sorry you lost your kitty that way. I've left mine like that but gah think I'll stop doing that just in case!

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    1. I was so frantic, and once I did get over it, it took me some time to get other cats. Still, I'm very much drawn to Persian cats because they tend to remind me of me. Hugs...

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