Category Archives: Culture

Hangin’ with the Golden Girls

There’s nothing quite like shopping “Senior Citizens’ Day” at Beall’s.  Beall’s (pronounced Bell’s) is Southwest Florida’s premiere department store — at least according to the very frugal women in my family. Of course, one could argue that at Beall’s, as … Continue reading

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Intercultural Fashion

In the non-Frump Factor part of my life, I teach English as a Second Language to students at a nearby college.  One of the many things that I like about my job is that it gives me an interesting window … Continue reading

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Black leather, power suits and zombies: What I’ve learned from TV

Here at Frump Factor headquarters, the past few days have included a weekend getaway, a botched home manicure, and some outlet shopping.  And while all of these activities have been enjoyable, they aren’t what I want to blog about right … Continue reading

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Decade of infamy? Or just innocent fun?

With an assist from the irreplaceable Mr. Frump (thanks, hon!), I recently came across this priceless interview with Christopher Knight.  If you don’t know who he is, you are either much younger than I or, even worse, you actually had … Continue reading

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No Photos, Please!

What does it mean to live in a world in which every fashion mistake, bad hair day, or wardrobe malfunction can be instantly beamed across cyberspace?  I’ve been wondering about this, and not only because my deepest, darkest fear is that I … Continue reading

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What’s up with Kathy and Joan?

Ok, I admit it.  I’m developing an unhealthy obsession with Kathy Griffin and Joan Rivers. I’m blaming it on age.   No longer able to be a sweet young thing, I wonder how it might feel to be a tart-tongued, … Continue reading

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