Sunday, August 3, 2014

Cat Joke

A man runs into the vet's office carrying his dog, screaming for help. The vet rushes him back to an examination room and has him put his dog down on the examination table. The vet examines the still, limp body and after a few moments, tells the man that his dog, regrettably, is dead. The man, clearly agitated and not willing to accept this, demands a second opinion.
The vet goes into the back room and comes out with a cat and puts the cat down next to the dog's body. The cat sniffs the body, walks from head to tail, poking and sniffing the dog's body and finally looks at the vet and meows.
The vet looks at the man and says, "I'm sorry, but the cat thinks that your dog is dead, too."
The man, finally resigned to the diagnosis, thanks the vet and asks how much he owes. The vet answers, "$350."
"$350 to tell me my dog is dead?!" exclaims the man.
"Well," the vet replies, "I would only have charged you $50 for my initial diagnosis. The additional $300 was for the cat scan."






'I wish to model today, but no one would hire me': Isabella Rossellini, 60, on fashion's obsession with youth

By Margot Peppers


Isabella Rossellini has confessed that she would love to model, but that the fashion industry today has no room for women her age.

The 60-year-old - who was the face of Lancome for 14 years until she was famously dropped days after her 40th birthday for being 'too old' - told the Huffington Post'I wish to model today, but there are no models who can work [in their] sixties.'

The mother-of-two also explained that the fashion industry has changed significantly since the height of her career in the Eighties: 'It became much bigger,' she said. 'There is a lot of attention paid to fashion that wasn't before.'

Isabella Rossellini 

Young at heart: Isabella Rossellini, 60, has opened up about her disappointment in the fashion industry. 'I wish to model today, but there are no models who can work [in their] sixties,' she said

Isabella Rossellini

Modern times: The actress, who was the face of Lancome for 14 years, said the fashion industry has changed since the Eighties. 'It became much bigger. There is a lot of attention paid to fashion that wasn't before'

Though she has described herself as 'basically retired', the twice-divorced Italian hasn't lost her touch yet - just last year, she modeled for Bulgari in a campaign shot by Annie Leibowitz. 

The daughter of the late Italian film director Roberto Rossellini and Swedish actress Ingrid Bergman began her modelling career at the age of 28, when she was photographed by Bruce Weber for British Vogue.
During her tenure as the face of cosmetics brand Lancome, Ms Rossellini was reportedly the highest-paid actress in the world, with a contract of $2million a year.
But the company abruptly let her go just six days after her 40th birthday, hiring three younger models, including the 33-year-old actress Juliette Binoche, in her stead.

'There is a lot of attention paid to fashion today that wasn't before'
'They sent me so many flowers on my 40th birthday, it was a morgue,' she said in 2002, according to Vogue. 'I knew I was dead. They said, "Be grateful Isabella. You're lucky you lasted so long in the business."'

Now, the multihyphenate philanthropist and author - who is also well-known for her role in David Lynch's 1986 film Blue Velvet - lives in Long Island, New York, and is involved in training guide dogs for the blind.

And this is not the first time she has expressed her dismay at the fashion industry's perception of her as 'too old' to get work.

Isabella Rossellini 

Iconic spokesman: The daughter of Ingrid Bergman and Roberto Rossellini was the face of Lancome for 14 years, until the brand famously dropped her in 1992 - just six days after her 40th birthday

In a 2006 interview with TIME magazine, she talked about the transitory nature of being a model.

'I had a very long career,' she said. 'Now that seems to be rare.'

Isabella Rossellini

Today: Now, the mother-of-two resides in Long Island, New York, and is involved in film as well as training guide dogs for the blind

Something to think about....







THE SERENITY PRAYER

GOD GRANT ME THE SERENITY
TO ACCEPT THE THINGS I CANNOT CHANGE;
COURAGE TO CHANGE THE THINGS I CAN;
AND WISDOM TO KNOW THE DIFFERENCE.

LIVING ONE DAY AT A TIME;
ENJOYING ONE MOMENT AT A TIME;
ACCEPTING HARDSHIPS AS THE PATHWAY TO PEACE;
TAKING, AS HE DID, THIS SINFUL WORLD
AS IT IS, NOT AS I WOULD HAVE IT;
TRUSTING THAT HE WILL MAKE ALL THINGS RIGHT
IF I SURRENDER TO HIS WILL;
THAT I MAY BE REASONABLY HAPPY IN THIS LIFE
AND SUPREMELY HAPPY WITH HIM
FOREVER IN THE NEXT.
AMEN.

--REINHOLD NIEBUHR