I’m all for choice.
I like web sites that show you five ways to wear a white shirt. Or the top six lipsticks. Or the ten best books ever written. I can even go for the six best lipsticks to wear while reading the ten best novels.
But some sites are getting a little carried away.
The award for the craziest amount of choices has to belong to iVillage.com.
The emails they send me daily make me dizzy.
“45 Beef Recipes To Try Tonight!”
I like to cook, but I usually just try one recipe per evening.
“177 Food Tips for a Healthy Diet”
We could all use diet tips – but that’s a pretty long slide show. I may need a snack halfway through.
“50 Springtime Handbags To Buy Today!”
I love to shop, and I’m more than a little self-indulgent, but my husband might be disconcerted when the UPS truck drops off that many boxes of purses.
And just today:
“49 Bangs Styles To Try!”
There’s full, there’s straight, there’s sideways; there’s long and there’s short. But 49? My hair is pretty fine – I’m not sure I have 49 hairs to make bangs with.
Of course when I was a little girl I had teenie-weenie bangs.
So I’m certainly glad that there is more than one style of bangs.
Because Mamie Eisenhower bangs would not be a good look for me now.