Any comments on the Durango Dress from the new Athleta catalog? Maybe Mrs. Action Line can help. Surviving Without A Dress In Durango Since 1983
Its ironic that things named after Durango have nothing to do with Durango. Take the Dodge Durango, for instance. Remember that gas-guzzler?
The vehicle was inspired by our town, yet few Durango residents could afford the SUV that bears our name.
And now we have a Durango Dress, made from perfectly soft organic yarn that will keep you cozy without weighing you down, reads the catalog. This semi-fitted sweater dress is inspired for adventure travel, après ski and everyday active.
Its from Athleta, an apparel company that promises to take on your entire active lifestyle from daily runaround to the farthest off-grid adventure.
Thus we have two impossibly thin but healthy-looking supermodels emerging wrinkle-free from a bush plane and looking decked out for a chardonnay-sipping mountain spa weekend and yoga retreat. In other words, the typical Durango lifestyle.
Mrs. Action Line, who has impeccable taste and is one snappy dresser, was skeptical of the description and the $128 price tag.
Semi-fitted, my hindquarters, she said with a snort while perusing the catalog online. That dress would show every goose bump on a cold day. Just look at that model. Shes a lumpy looking stick.
The Durango Dress is currently available in Very Berry, Gem Blue and Heather Grey.
Ever the artist, Mrs. Action Line had color suggestions more appropriate for the local scene.
If the Durango Dress were really about Durango, it would come in Golden Retriever, Recycle Bin Blue, Pink House Pink, Train Soot Black and I Never Wash My Subaru Grey, she said with a laugh.
Mrs. Action Line forgot to mention another local hue: Powder Day White, which is currently out of stock. Hopefully, that situation will change in a few weeks.
If there were ever a genuine Durango Dress, it would be a pair of jeans, Mrs. Action Line pointed out.
As always, Mrs. Action Line tells it like it is.
Why are downtown parking meters different from one part of downtown to the other? In some, you get 24 minutes for a quarter but others you get a lot longer time for the same amount of money. It doesnt make sense. Judi
Making sense and parking are mutually exclusive, especially in our fair city.
Nevertheless, there is a reason for the price differential. Its based on supply and demand, according to Melody Murphy with the citys parking division.
The more popular meters along Main Avenue will have higher costs and lower time limits. Theyre designed for people to hurry in and hurry out, leaving the space for the next customer and keep traffic moving.
Two-hour meters are along Main Avenue and three-hour meters are found on side streets. Ten-hour meters are farther north on Narrow Gauge Avenue and 11th and 12th streets and are mainly for the folks working downtown.
There are just a few 24-minute meters, mostly in front of City Hall and one in front of Durango Coffee Co.
Hmm. Why is there not a 24-minute meter in front of the Steaming Bean? Oh well, there is that making sense thing again.
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