Sunday, September 30, 2007
What would you suggest for October preparation?
Saturday, September 29, 2007
I've only seen one of the three shows (How I Met Your Mother), but have very high hopes for the other two. Recycling should be widely embraced, in all manners of the word.
(how's THAT for a dedication?)
I would like you to please give one to Tim, as he must just be rolling his eyes about this whole thing. Bliends. Really.
I would also like to offer the remaining cupcakes to everyone who has been so great about commenting on the little blog, and letting me know when they've enjoyed the posts, and blabbity blah. You know what I mean.
Now, I'm going to try to link some of these blog posts to Facebook. Apparently, that is another feature that I don't think they're charging for just yet...
Friday, September 28, 2007
Thursday, September 27, 2007
Hating today. LOADS.
Must focus on happier things. Find the silver lining, blah blah:
And Paper, Denim & Cloth inky dark skinny jeans - also purchased at Marshall's, for $50. That's right, $50. $50 is not quite as exciting as $10, but is still exciting due to fact that Friend Allison recently went jeans-shopping and the least expensive pair at Nordstrom was $170. $170 is a far cry from exciting. Although idea of spending $170 on jeans does induce heart-palpitations. Heart-palpitations are pretty exciting.
Have happily accessorized outfit with mulberry-colored pashmina-as-scarf (office is like meat locker), and mulbery-colored Via Spiga open-toed heels (office is like meat locker, but pedicure looks really good - would be shame to cover up. Shoe photos on home computer - could not find reasonable facsimile photo on Google).
Whew! I feel better already. And my Marshall's coups reminded me of a theory I have:
There is a completely crazy lady who sits in that back room at the Marshall's with the Red Clearance Sticker gun. At random times throughout the week, Crazy Red Clearance Sticker Gun Lady will dial the numbers down to "15" or "10", or even "3"* and then go nuts stickering the price tags of clothing items (I swear to God I got a great pair of wide-leg, chocolate brown Limited corduroy pants for $3).
I imagine Crazy Red Clearance Sticker Gun Lady to look a little bit like Mango:
But more conservative, possibly in an ivory sweater-set, pearls, and a gray wool A-line skirt. After all, it's Marshall's, not Forever 21. But she is still totally crazy, with wacky red lipstick lined way around her mouth, and she lives in a large cage, decorated with very discounted Marshall's furniture, like those leather ottoman cubes and decorative coffee tables.
She also has a crazy twin sister who lives in the back room at TJMaxx, because I found a Laundry red jersey, full length, spaghetti strap dress, complete with Crazy Red Clearance Sticker, for $15. I may wear that tomorrow.
Wednesday, September 26, 2007
TravelGretta? When the hell does she talk about travel?
Sometimes. She talks about it sometimes. In between the glittering television show commentary, all-important vignettes about shoes, and random celebrity-related musings.
Oh. And don't forget when she waxes poetic on food. Although it is usually less waxing, and not so poetic, but really more drooling, while lamely poaching food photos from Google, and pretending that is blog-writing.
I should probably have separate blogs for each topic, although that would be absolutely no fun when I try to combine the topics, and tie them all neatly together with a moral or life-lesson or something (Ed. note: I don't think I have ever actually done this). Since I am usually limited to my brief breaks at work, the posts are a little on the half-assed side. Apologies.
Imagine what she could do if she really applied herself... (said every one of my teachers, 2nd through 12th grade).
and a documentary on PBS about the poor treatment of black factory workers, in Mobile, Alabama, during World War II.
Guess which one made me cringe more?
I'll give you a hint:
- Girl taking off shoes and showcasing webbed toes.
- Girl donning yoga pants under satin gown and showing that she could put ankles behind head.
- Girl singing "The Yellow Rose of Texas", acapella, and off-key, while presenting own yellow rose to Bachelor...
Why do I continue to watch this show? Why? I did manage to successfully avoid the last season, with Bachelor-Andy-someone. I think I watched the first two episodes, and Andy seemed so very uncomfortable in front of the cameras, that I was too embarrassed (on his behalf) to continue watching, and thus decided to use my time more wisely. I'm not really sure what that means, exactly, as I most likely just found another TV show to watch...probably "Sunset Tan".
But I digress. I might stick with this one, as Bachelor-Brad seems to have a good sense of humor, and did eliminate most of the girls I found to be annoying and ridiculous - one who actually took out one of her chicken-cutlet breast pads and placed it on the coffee table while slurring something about how "sweeeeeet" Bachelor-Brad was.
Bachelor-Brad is also from Austin, Texas, and I just love that laid-back, slow, drawly thing those boys have going on. (See notes on Pretend Boyfriend, Luke Wilson).
So, I guess I'm "excited to take this journey" with Bachelor-Brad and his ladies. Groan.
Tuesday, September 25, 2007
Ellie & Pete's Wedding Weekend By The Numbers:
Weddings - 1 (also the number of wedding cakes that were 1 hour late, and caused minor panic with Bride)
Inappropriate, lecherous uncles in attendence - 2 (remember to send copies of Emily Post for Christmas. "How'd you all get such great asses?", maybe not the best conversation opener during the cocktail hour...)
Unfamiliar faces - too many to count. I'll guess 23. (I'll also guess that 23 really isn't too many to count, unless you're a toddler.)
Headaches incurred, trying to remember unfamiliar faces' names - more than too many. Probably 24. (See above for explanation of "isn't too many".)
Occurences of cousin Lars telling us he was "zipped"* - 27 ("Zipped" being Lars' synonym for "drunk" - completely unrelated to the condition of Lars' pants. Although, they were zipped as well.)
Times everyone mentioned how groom's brother, Andy used to have a crush on bride's sister, Jessie - 34 (Andy was incredibly good sport, as any normal person would have snapped after 10th mention of crush).
Glasses of wine consumed at wedding - no idea. It was "just the one" glass, that was repeatedly filled by the nice catering staff. I was pretty "zipped" as well.
Times I was asked to "help with the dishes" over the course of the weekend - ZERO! Hooray Mom!!!
Someone add all those numbers up and make some sort of clever math problem with them. I was told there'd be no math with blogging.
Monday, September 24, 2007
Thursday, September 20, 2007
Wednesday, September 19, 2007
(Ed. note - 1995 verdict encouraged Self's decision to move to Seoul, South Korea for one year. Vehemently disgusted with U.S. Justice System; felt that daily classes of teaching "Hello" to Korean children would be far more satisfying than viewing Slasher Simpson's Freedom Parade. Was correct.)
Tuesday, September 18, 2007
Monday, September 17, 2007
And even after reading their always-hilarious diatribe, I still love the dress. LOVE IT LOVE IT LOVE IT. You can't see me, but I'm jumping up and down while shouting that.
I just saw SO much blah-black on the carpet, and was wondering if there had been some fatal disaster of Katrina-like proportions, and the celebrities were showing their respect?
The black dresses were still very lovely, and well cut, etc. But I just loved the feather dress. It made me happy. I'm like a 7 yr old that way. I look at something and go with my knee-jerk reaction, which, in this case was "OH - SAGE FEATHERS! PRETTY!"
Seriously. Just like a 7 yr old.
Sunday, September 16, 2007