VISIONS OF BEAUTY (INSPIRED BY FALL) / DAY 1 -- JOAN SMALLS

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Peeps,

Its the beginning of the work week and some may groan, while others continue their search for employment.  In the Washington D.C. metropolitan area, we are somewhat buffered from the rising job crisis faced by the remainder of the country, because of the federal government which is located here, as well as numerous associations, lobbying groups, defense and military contractors, hi-tech firms, and tourism.  Yet, we remain acutely aware of what is happening beyond the beltway.  President Obama's Job plan has been rebuffed by many who will not, and cannot, accept any increased taxation on the rich--and I wonder why!!  The shenanigans on the Hill, Europe's debt crisis and the Euro dollar's questionable viability, as well as the global market's decreased demand for our goods and services, should have made passing the job bill something of a no-brainer.  Yet, fat and fatter cats on the Hill still plan to spend the time between now and the holiday break in November, doing the following:  back-room politicking; fund-raising for re-election campaigns; photo-ops and sound-bites whenever possible; sucking up to whomever may be able to provide a lucrative job if (and once) they lose their current seat(s); derailing efforts by Mr. Obama to make positive CHANGE for the majority of the country; and finally, dining out at The Palm where the fare does nothing for already-expanding waistlines.  

On a lighter note, Joan Smalls has emerged as the face of the year.  This beautiful model from Puerto Rico signed a contract with Estee Lauder to appear in makeup ads as a 'global beauty,' and can also be spotted in ads for Ports 1661, David Yurman, and Givenchy.  Joan Smalls (Rodriguez) bewitches everyone with her intelligence, beauty, and easy charm.  All the reasons why editors, designers, photographers, stylists and runway-watchers extol her virtues--as well as physical attributes enjoyed by the average man--can be viewed at Askmen.com's 99 Most Desirable Women list.  Love you Joan..

Please enjoy today's visual treat of Latina beauty Joan Smalls, and have a wonderful day.

Sincerely,
Shane

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