#thejanuarycure Day 1 – declutter a drawer

I’m undertaking the January Cure from Apartment Therapy.  Day 1’s task was to declutter a drawer.  I chose my socks and underwear drawer.

Socks and underwear drawer

Socks and underwear drawer

and yes, those are my pink socks.

I used sock organizer boxes and spring-loaded drawer dividers from The Container Store to organize my socks and underwear.


Williford, T. (2019, January 02). This is the Year for Your Best Home Yet-And it Starts Today! Retrieved January 18, 2019, from https://www.apartmenttherapy.com/drawer-organizer-task-january-cure-2019-265497 Assignment: declutter a drawer


Lipstick hoarder


Female veterans in the U.S. Senate #ChampionWomen

There are certain females in Congress who are sucking the oxygen out of media attention.  I call them They Who Must Not Be Named – you can guess who they are.

Cold Cream ‘n’ Roses will balance the media narrative by featuring female veterans in the U.S. Senate:

  • Martha McSally, R-AZ
  • Tammy Duckworth, D-IL
  • Joni Ernst, R-IA

female veterans in congress

Where to find them:

I plan to expand this post by including profiles of Senators Duckworth, Ernst, and McSally.

Also in the works: Female veterans in the U.S. House of Representatives.

#Lipstick hoarder

Lipstick stash

Lipstick stash


January Cure #apartmenttherapy

I’m undertaking Apartment Therapy’s January Cure, its month-long mission to getting our homes into top shape for the year ahead.

I posted this on Instagram to shame myself into cleaning my bathroom and closet:

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January goals HT @apartmenttherapy #apartmenttherapy

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Source: Williford, T. (2019, January 02). This is the Year for Your Best Home Yet-And it Starts Today! Retrieved January 6, 2019, from https://www.apartmenttherapy.com/drawer-organizer-task-january-cure-2019-265497

Good humor shown by differently abled Republican Congressmen

I love the good humor displayed by these differently abled Republican Congressmen:

So why is the media (aka the Democratic Media Industrial Complex #DMIC) spending all their time fawning over the likes of Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, Ilhan Omar, and the truly execrable Rashida Tlaib?

Catching up with the black female GOP candidates

This is a follow-up to the article Meet the six black female @GOP candidates for Congress.

The Derp State raised a good question.  Sadly, none of these women won.  Incumbent Rep. Mia Love lost her Congressional race by a razor-thin margin. Now she’ll be a CNN Political Commentator.

I went to Ballotpedia to find how the other women fared:

  • Jineea Butler (NY-13) lost bigtime to incumbent Adriano Espaillat (D).  NY-13 comprises Upper Manhattan and a small part of the Bronx, so it’s no surprise that a Republican lost.  And since another district that covers the Bronx voted in Sandy from Westchester aka Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez …
  • Aja Smith (CA-41) lost to incumbent Mark Takano 35%-65%.
  • Charlotte Bergmann (TN-09) lost to incumbent Steve Cohen (the guy who wants to get rid of the Electoral College) 20%-80%
  • Virginia Fuller (FL-05) lost to incumbent Alfred Lawson 33%-67%.
  • Liz Matory (MD-02) lost to incumbent Dutch Ruppersberger (D) 31%-66% (the remaining vote went to third-party candidates)

I am really sickened by the leftist bent of the Democratic Party.  At the same time, I’m disgusted with those Republicans who say that they vote for a candidates’ ideas, not for the race or gender of the candidates.  This sounds good, but it seems that they have no problem with the Republican Party being The Party of Old White Men ™️.  If the GOP fails to run and elect female candidates and candidates of color, it will become irrelevant.