“A wise old owl lived in an oak;
The more he saw the less he spoke;
The less he spoke the more he heard...
Why can't we all be like that bird?”
― Edward Hersey Richards




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There's PANTYHOSE...now there's MANtyhose....




Don't know why, there's no sun up in the sky
Stormy weather, since my man and I ain't together
Keeps rainin' all the time


Life is bare, gloom and misery everywhere
Stormy weather, just can't get my poor self together
I'm weary all the time, the time
So weary all the time


When he went away, the blues walked in and met me
If he stays away, old rocking chair will get me
All I do is pray the Lord, above will let me
Walk in the sun once more



Can't go on, all I have in life is gone
Stormy weather, since my man and I ain't together
Keeps rainin' all the time
Keeps rainin' all the time


I walk around, heavy hearted and sad
Night comes around and I'm still feelin' bad
Rain pourin' down, blindin' every hope I had
This pitterin', patterin', beatin' and spatterin' drives me mad
Love, love, love, love, this misery is just too much for me


Can't go on, everything I had is gone
Stormy weather, since my man and I ain't together
Keeps rainin' all the time
Keeps rainin' all the time




Photo Credits: Along the beach on a rainy day...just different areas on the jetty...sunrise on the beach a different day.
youtube video: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xzLkXdkuhX8

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It's Time for Trash Talk!

Next time your favorite tights go missing, you might check out your guy's drawer, because if a new report is to be believed, "mantyhose"--yes, hosiery for dudes--is totally a thing right now. The look hasn't exactly gone mainstream yet, but apparently enough men are interested in svelte-ifying and staying warm that demand has increased, and hosiery specialist Emilio "C" tells WWD that his recently-launched just for dudes line is doing pretty well. "A growing number of men have been buying tights at [site found on original article] since a unisex collection was introduced in June 2009", said "C". "Purchases by men account for 2 to 3 percent of the company's annual production of one million tights," reports the paper. So just how did "mantyhose" come to be a "C" specialty? "When we started our online shop we noticed that a lot of tights sized medium-large were being purchased by men.…So I did a search on the Internet and discovered there is a cult following for mantyhose...we came up with the concept of creating tights that both men and women could wear." Basic black is their best seller, and he says most men wear them under pants for warmth, or with shorts to make a fashion statement. And of course, there are some wild patterns available for the more adventurous ....


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Now to the comments:

Alicia posted: O.K. guys. I am open minded and don't care what you wear. But let's be clear. It's not "manty" hose it's panty hose, it's not guy liner, it's eye liner. It's not a satchel it's a purse. If you are so in touch with your feminine side so to speak call them what they are.

Educatin' , Not Hatin posted: If a guy wears these, can we still tell if he packs right or left?

John posted: I would rather freeze my balls off then be caught by my friends wearing panty hose.

Angel posted: Yes, there are men interested ... they're called transvestites.

Mr. Cool. posted: To: Mom, - Mom, I know you always warned me that the worst thing that could happen is being caught with dirty underwear in a car accident. Well, I think I found something worse than being found with skid marks. They are called "mantyhose".

TOAD E WARTFACE posted: I hear they come with a fly in the front. Although, half of the "men" that wear them put them on backwards.Thus the Mantyhose Conga Line was born.


....last one for this week:

DarkPiXXieMistress posted: I think it's awesome and I wouldn't care if my man had/wore a pair. I just like to think of it as long underwear with socks attached that also comes in patterns and with different materials... It's the inverse of that saying "What's good for the goose is good for the gander." Ha!




Yah00 article in full text HERE
no infringement intended

And, just in case, if you'd like to buy some mantyhose for your man...the website is IN the original article. I didn't put it here in my post to keep from 'advertising'. LOL

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    1. It always feels so good to laugh.

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  2. Looks like you had some stormy weather to accompany the song Anni.
    I guess maybe we shouldn't be all that surprised by mantyhose, all things do come back eventually. Remember the Joe Namath commercial in the 70's?

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    1. Yes, men did wear tights AND makeup and wigs...so why not today?

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  3. The photos were really expressive of the song...great job! Loved the sun peeking out on that last one! As for the mantyhose...whatever they want to do is fine with me...I just reserve the right to laugh at them for looking goofy!

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    1. "reserve the right to laugh at them"....too funny.

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  4. What a beautiful version of this song. Love your pictures as always!!
    Hugs Madi and Mom

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  5. The Stormy Weather song must have been written by somebody here in the Pacific Northwest. Still rainin' all the time. Manty hose makes sense to me! Tights are tights, whoever wears them. The comments were really funny, though. :-)

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    1. Best part more often than not...the comments.

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  6. Mantyhose ... reminds me of Joe Namath modeling pantyhose back in the day. ha!

    We're going to have some Stormy Weather this afternoon/evening. In the meantime, I'm going to enjoy the sunshine. ;-)

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    1. Hope the storm was a 'good kind' of rain.

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  7. How funny and I also remember those ad with JN.
    I love the photos that you put with that song.
    Thanks for a great start to my day.
    Hugs

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    1. I did NOT remember Joe N commercial until everyone commented on it.

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  8. I love that song and you had some great stormy pictures to go with it.
    The tights story is funny. Mr Cools comment is the best!

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    1. Yes...the comments to these Yah00 articles are more often better than the story itself.

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  9. Storm clouds always make wonderful photos, but taken over the ocean makes them even more wonderful. Reminds me of scenes from an old movie, especially listening to the song while looking through them. I can just see a broken hearted woman mourning the loss of her man while walking in the rain along the beach, maybe remembering times spent there with him.

    Mantyhose... why on earth would men "want" to wear the things. I hate wearing pantyhose and only wear them in the winter on occassions when I have to wear a dress, (which is not often). I have never found them to be comfortable at all, may add a bit of warmth, but I prefer the thermals and socks anyday!

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    1. I used to wear them when I worked...but I don't think I've had on a pair in nearly 20 years...don't miss 'em either.

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  10. I remember the Stormy Weather song well. The tights for men thing does not surprise me at all, nothing much surprises me anymore. To them I say: whatever floats your boat!

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    1. Hope you're feeling better today.

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  11. Fabulous rendition of Stormy Weather, Anni, with full orchestration fitting in beautifully with your photos. Good work on your part, and of course the song that made the wonderful Lena Horne a household name for most of the 20th Century.
    As for the mantyhose thing, I agree with the woman who thinks of them like long underwear with feet. I know I certainly wear them under slacks for warmth. Why not?
    K

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  12. Nice shots to go with that song.
    No way could I ever see my husband wearing tights. I think he would rather die first....lol

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    1. Bud wore 'em when we'd go in the mountains and our hikes were where the temps were near zero with the wind chill. But....shhhh, don't tell anyone. LOL

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  13. I love your photos that go along with the words..very artistic!!
    Tights?! whatever makes them happy...if one boy in this house wore them the poor kid would get so much grief he would never get dressed again!

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    1. I swear, I almost freaked out just READING about your van purchase.

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  14. Love your "stormy weather" photos (as well as the song playing"). Here's wishing you some sunny days soon. Havew a terrific weekend. Mickie :)

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    1. Thanks Mickie...it's always a pleasure having your company.

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