Tuesday, July 28, 2015

The Women's Game


THE WOMEN’S GAME

This is a rather peculiar game
It really does not have a name

It's simple to play as a game should be
You just do as you're told, you see

So now if you'll please give me your attention
We'll put an end to this suspension

In the end, whoever scores the most
Will receive a prize of which to boast

Now since you're all fashionable girls
Give yourself 5 if you have any pearls

You may add 3 if your toes peek out
And earrings will give you 2 more to shout

Score yourself 5 if you show any red
Add 6 more for a curl on your head

Now before you think you are going to win
Take away 2 for each safety pin

Give yourself 6 if your pants are tight
Add 1 for a scarf which is just about right

Add 5 more if your shoes are black
And take away 3 for a zipper in back

Now count all your buttons, for each you get 2
And take away 1 for each button that's blue

Give yourself 5 if your heels are high
And why not take 10 for the green in your eye

10 more points for a rose on your clothes
Take away 5 if you forgot to wear hose

This is the end...there isn't anymore

Who is the lucky lady with the highest score?


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Tuesday, July 21, 2015

The Monster on the Desk (or oh my, how times have changed!)

At the dawn of the new millennium, as the Red Hat Society was taking off like a rocket, many of us were less than enthusiastic about learning to use computers; we were slow to see the absolute necessity for doing so.  But learn we did.  Some of us have mastered only the fundamentals; others now qualify as true “techies.”

I can vividly recall the pain of struggling through the learning process.  In the book The Red Hat Society: Fun and Friendship After Fifty” I summarized my initial attitude with a silly poem (with apologies to Dr. Seuss for using his famous “Green Eggs and Ham”) as my format:

"The Monster on the Desk"

I will not learn to use that thing.
I won’t admit that it is king.
I will not force myself to learn
And from my pen and paper turn.
I do not like computers, sir!
I do not like them, I aver!
I will not use them on a table.
I’m telling you, I am not able!
I will not deign to press those keys,
Not even if you pay me fees!
I do not want to use that thing,
Not even for a diamond ring!
I’d really rather have a spinal.
And this decision must be final!”  

Inevitably, most of us experienced an attitude adjustment.  It’s a good thing we did, as it’s hard to imagine any way the RHS could have grown and maintained cohesion apart from the internet.  Of course things are changing so fast that technology advances daily and some of us continue to feel the pain of trying to keep up.  Generally speaking, I don’t think that most of our children and/or grandchildren tend to be all that patient with us, thinking that we should instantly be able to master their new gizmo (that was invented yesterday afternoon).   I doubt that I’m the only one who has wilted under the disdainful gaze of a seven-year-old whose eyes betray pity and dismay at my woeful ignorance.  How do you correct a child who feels sorry for you?  If you know, please tell me.

Excerpt from Friday Broadcast 07/10/2015 by Exalted Queen Mother Sue Ellen Cooper

Continue to spread your wings, Social Butterflies!



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Tuesday, July 7, 2015

Let's Get Social




Being social has always been a part of The Red Hat Society’s fun.  But these days, there are so many ways to be social. The Red Hat Society is embracing the world of social media in fun and new ways.  Many of you have asked us to share how to use or sign up for social networks.  Below, is an “at a glance” social media tutorial video listing.  We hope you’ll join in on these new and exciting social tools and FOLLOW @RedHatSociety.  

Remember to use this year’s social media hashtags:

#RHSisSimplyFun – to share fun ways you are playing this year (include photos, too!)
#RHSIndy2015 – for all the 2015 RHS Convention discussions


How to sign up for and learn more about Twitterhttps://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SBDYYGER5iM
How to sign up for Facebook:  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JTOOCY0yzwU
Beginners guide to Facebook:  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YMr4M4ponm8
How to sign up and use Periscope:  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aZ4pEVXb4Qs
How to sign up for and use Instagram:  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=C81zwCHw1Y8
How to sign up for and use Linkedinhttps://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5cyCbplvkZc
How to use the RHS’s Member only discussion forum, The QMB (Queens and Members Board): http://forum.redhatsociety.com/forum.asp?FORUM_ID=219
How to sign up for and use Pinterest:  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Zth8Z5ZMUew

A Member of The Red Hat Society and already using Facebook?  We encourage you to join the Social Butterfly Group to learn more about social media?  Click this link to join the conversation. 

The Red Hat Society spent time finding videos online that would properly showcase how to get started on these social platforms.  These videos are the property of the individuals mentioned on the video pages.  RHS is simply sharing these videos with you in hopes of making your learning quicker and easier. 

We hope you’ll get involved in these social media platforms and FOLLOW @RedHatSociety.  Can’t wait to chat with you! 

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