Lynda Erkiletian

Lynda talks about her crazy Fashion Week and gives her thoughts on the drinking age.

on Sep 21, 2010

Lowering the Drinking Age 

My thoughts about allowing young adults ages 18 to 21 to drink beer and wine comes from my own personal experiences as a teenager. Growing up in a small town that was a "dry" county, I witnessed young people driving over the county line to buy and drink alcohol, which only increased drunk driving and fatalities. Is anyone paying attention here?? If you are responsible enough to vote and serve in the military, you should certainly be mature enough to drink alcohol. The burden and liability that is put upon parents of young adults has become a huge political issue. I would rather have my children drink in a controlled environment where adults are present than doing it on the sly, because that's much more dangerous for all of us. My comment about marijuana is this...I just can't understand why it isn't legalized??! BTW, you can tax the hell out of that! 

Men Against Breast Cancer 

I often lend my name and support to charities, but there are few that I am able to committ so much of my personal time to. Mark Heyison's Men Against Breast Cancer is one of them. The non-profit's goal is to educate and empower men to be effective caregivers to the women they love battling the disease. In addition to the male models you see from T.H.E., you see local celebrities volunteer to close the final portion of the fashion show. Once again, MABC and Saks Fifth Avenue have partnered for the next fashion show benefit taking place November 3, 2010 at Mazza Gallerie. Get your tickets now, there's only 250 seats available. That means you ladies, cause you seem to enjoy the mens fashion shows the most!:D  For more information visit www.menagainstbreastcancer.org.  

On a side note, my heart went out to Cat when I introduced her to my former boyfriend, Christopher, who reminded her of her best friend Phil who had recently passed. It was heartwrenching to see her break down, but I loved the way Christopher consoled her and reminded her that life continues on.