Friday, November 27, 2009

Fragmented Friday or a post about nothing

Friday Fragments?

Welcome to another edition of Friday Fragments - please visit my friend, the lovely lady Mrs.4444.

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I am so not ready for the all-Christmas music all the time radio. It's not even December yet, time is ticking so quickly already. I know I had a Santa sighting last week, but that was in Europe and they're ahead of us, right? Bah humbug.

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On my trip last week, I made an effort to pick up a little something for each kiddo, and a scarf for the man. ( If only we had the selection of men's clothing over here that you find just walking down the street in any major European city - for years the man had even stolen a cheap acrylic scarf that I had picked up for myself outside a metro station in Paris, uh, like over 10 years ago...). But I'd forgotten to get something for my Mom.

You know, the Mom who is always here whenever I need her to watch the kids, no questions asked, she's here in a heartbeat? Who also happens to be one of the most difficult people to shop for?

So at the airport, I popped into the duty-free and picked up a collection of tiny Estee Lauder perfume bottles. They were cute, I knew she wouldn't "love" them, but it was the thought. Oh, and I bought a souvenir coffee mug for her too.

When I got home and gave the kids their stuff - I handed her the package.

"Oh, I don't need this mug. I have no room in my cupboard. The last time you got me a mug, it crowded everything and another one came out and crashed and broke. You keep it!"

Okay. Now the perfume.

"I don't wear perfume. You shouldn't have! You know what I did with my old perfume? I use it to deodorize my toilet. Down it goes! You keep it!"

"Mom, why don't you just check them out, and keep the ones you want and I'll take the others, okay?"

"Oh, don't worry, I won't flush these down the toilet, I know they're expensive. Okay, I'll keep maybe a couple."

That's my mother.

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The other day hubs and I were talking about the latest headlines. Yeah, we're such a romantic couple that way, with our water cooler talk.

Hubs: "Oh my God, did you read about the woman who had her faced ripped off by a chimpanzee? She was interviewed on Oprah".

Oh yes, at the temple of "O".

Me: "Really? That's horrible. How did that happen?"

Hubs: "Well, apparently she was going to a friend's ..."

And while he was talking, I had this image in my mind of a woman, going to a friend's place, all dressed up ....don't ask me why, so I interrupted with:

"...at a friend's party??!"

Hubs just started laughing. "No, not at a party. What would make you think it was at a party? Her friend has a chimp as a pet or something."

And then we both cracked up at how ludicrous the situation would be with a chimp at a party.

Hubs: "Okay, note to file, no chimps allowed at our next party."

Yeah, we're slightly demented, me in particular.

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Speaking of parties, we're going to a holiday party tonight.

Good news: No chimps. But seriously, I tried on the party dress that I wore to my first ever company party, oh, about 20 years ago, just for the hell of it. I got the zipper up, and it fit.

Bad news: Not that I could move in it, and there were a few extra folds around the mid-section.

Solution: Get a dress WITH folds in it. Eureka! (I'll have a pic soon).

Also get shoes with bands to match. I'm afraid that I'll sprain my knee again, but they are pretty hot, aren't they?



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Speaking of hooker shoes, I was in WalMart last night to pick up some milk. After 9 PM. There were so many children out, I couldn't believe it. But one thing that I knew for sure upon passing the photo lab at the entrance - I don't need a blanket with my face on it.

Thanks Walmart, but no thanks.

64 comments:

Cid said...

I saw that photo blanket too, gave me the heebee geebees (sp?) Imagine where the faces might be when you are all wrapped up in it. LOL

Kori said...

Ooh, I DO need one of those! I could use it while wearing my t-shirt with my picture on it! (rolling my freaking eyes here....).

Kami's Khlopchyk said...

Ha! You two crack me up, the chimp at a party...now that would be some party. Well until somebody lost a face, anyway...

Love the shoes! Can't wait to see the dress!

Mrs4444 said...

But wouldn't the hubs like a blanket with your face on it? haha

I'm happy that you and your husband have conversations. Not everybody does that, you know. :)

You can make it up to your mom at Christmas :)

Mrs4444 said...

But wouldn't the hubs like a blanket with your face on it? haha

I'm happy that you and your husband have conversations. Not everybody does that, you know. :)

You can make it up to your mom at Christmas :)

April said...

See, I think it's sweet that you and husband talk like friends. That's a very cool quality!

mimbles said...

They are very pretty shoes, but wearing them would give me nightmares. And a world of pain.

The photo blanket thing sounds utterly bizarre, though presumably the portrait option isn't the only sort of photo you could put on it, in which case there's all sorts of possibilities.

Happy FF!

Kirby3131 said...

I had seen the Nascar blankets with "your favorite driver" on them, but didn't know about putting someone elses photo on them. What a hoot.

Congrats on being able to fit in the dress. I outgrew whatever I had 20 years ago, by about 50 pounds!

Confessions From A Working Mom said...

Hahaha, what a great post! You don't have a Walmart face-photo blanket? Why on earth not!

I love those shoes-- HOT!

And as always... the header picture of that almost-empty-glass of wine has me majorly craving a nice, adult beverage :)

~Elizabeth
http://confessionsfromaworkingmom.blogspot.com

Stacy (the Random Cool Chick) said...

Oh man! So that means the blanket with your face on it that I ordered for you - are you going to tell me to just keep it? ;)

If you ever do find the magical gift for someone who needs nothing and is very hard to buy for, please do let us know...I have a couple of people like that in my life, too. ;)

Good to know you won't be having a chimp at your next party! :)

Happy FF! :)

Caroline said...

Happy Saturday Sharefest! Cute post! :)

Sonrisa said...

Well, clearly, your mom needs a blanket with your face on it. ;) It'd be the perfect gift, right?

Dropping by from SITS.

J at www.jellyjules.com said...

I'm guessing that your feet HURT. Why is it that cute and/or sexy shoes always hurt? More proof that God is a man. ;)

I hope your mom finds her new favorite fragrance in that bunch. Too much to ask, perhaps, but I still hope it.

My brother told me a funny WalMart quote the other day. "I like to go to the Dollar Store when I don't want to get dressed up for WalMart." Um, note to self...careful about dollar store, because if people at WalMart are shopping in their boxer shorts, I don't want to see what they're wearing at Dollar Store!

Paige said...

Stopping by from SITS! What a great blog.

I think you are the featured blogger from SITS for Tuesday, December 1 and I just accidentally stumbled across the early post from SITS and am posting on your blog now.. So Happy SITS Day to ya!

I'm Rebekah said...

Happy SITs day!!

Miss Rowley said...

Happy SITS day...keep up the great work that you have been doing.

singedwingangel said...

Happy Sits day... Love your sense of humor I am quirky like that as well.. chimp at a party rofl..

Brandi said...

Happy SITS day!

Kim said...

Those shoes are hot! At least you found something for your Mom...and is it horrible that I'm thinking if she doesn't like the perfume than that means you get to keep it?! New perfume! I hope there were no chimps at your holiday party! :P

bluecottonmemory said...

Congrats on your Sits day to Shine!

JoeyRes said...

Those shoes are lovely, but I'm only 29 and couldn't wear them because they'd make my knees ache. I'm also terrible at accepting gifts (not unlike your mom). I think I'm mentally an old fuddy-duddy trapped in a sort of young body!

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