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07 April 2011 @ 08:53 am
And Now Here's Something We Hope You'll Really Like!  
Hey, reader! Watch me pull a rabbit outta my hat.

Fifty billion points if you can name that cartoon. Only two if you look at the icon.

Aaaaand, scene. This is one of those 'something for everyone' posts. Don't like whatever drivel seeps out in the paragraph you're reading? Skip to the next. That one might be better. You can hope, anyway.

Here goes.

★ I, and consequently anyone older than me, am/are no longer allowed to use the following phrase: "I'm gonna get my _________ on," where the blank is arbitrarily a noun, verb or adjective, depending on the speaker. Example: "I'm gonna go get my dance on," to explain to those surrounding the speaker that she might like to dance. January 14th, 1973. Check the date and obey the rules. Thanks.

★ Gay men make better shop attendants than straight men or even women. (Find me a straight man in retail or musical theatre. The ratio is skewed.) When I proclaimed this to my husband, he asked, "Even in the men's section?" To which I replied, "Especially in the men's section! How's a straight man going to help another straight man, fashion-wise? They'd all come out looking like... you. Honey." He conceded the point, I think.

★ Carrie Fisher's Wishful Drinking. Saw the show on Broadway. Laughed hysterically. Read the book in an afternoon. Laughed again. Funny, funny stuff. Admittedly, I'm an easy room, but it'll also make you glad for your own, relatively normal life.

★ Sometimes I get disappointed with people to the point that I never want to leave the house. (Where my house is Mt. Crumpit and I just stand at the door and glare down at the Whos of the world.) And then a few days go by and I take a deep breath, sigh heavily and give the world a metaphorical raspberry because, honestly, people are punks and they always will be. My bounceback time is faster, and for that I'm grateful.

★ I made these last night for home group, among other things. I LOVE THEM. In a completely dangerous-to-my-butt way.

★ Ever listen to The Splendid Table on NPR? (Listen now, because I think big brother's cutting it, soon, the jerkface.) My SIL turned me on to the program, and the Supper Tart. It's puff pastry and whatever toppings you like and a drizzle of olive oil. My favorites are chicken, tomatoes, onion and basil, but you can do whatever. Try it. You won't be sorry.

★ Stay tuned: After sewing for other people all spring, I'm going to make myself some dresses. This pattern (Knee length): Only I got black fabric and a green print to practice on and a red and black Chinese cherry blossom silk for the fancy one. Pattern covers are always truly hideous fabrics. Why?

★ And a friend who works at a furniture store in town brought me bunches of fabric swatches, out of which I'm going to make a fresh batch of bags and purses. Want one?  Offer expired!
I feel:: calmcalm
I hear:: Katie snoring - it sounds fake, but she's a dog, so...
Mala13oct on April 7th, 2011 02:24 pm (UTC)
*raises her hand* Chooseee meeeee!! I love your handbags!! :))
Carrie Leigh: sew a needle pulling threadcarrie_leigh on April 7th, 2011 02:39 pm (UTC)
Major color theme preference? Black, brown, green, red... or all colors...Thoughts?
Mala13oct on April 7th, 2011 03:36 pm (UTC)
Red if possible please! *grins* I'm going thru a red phase right now and all my accessories are currently red. :)
Carrie Leighcarrie_leigh on April 7th, 2011 03:50 pm (UTC)
And message me with your address. :)
Not a lady at all: pic: sexy lady 2cosmo_jenny on April 7th, 2011 03:14 pm (UTC)
Can I ask for one?
I am not sure if I deserve one yet
Carrie Leigh: awesome shoescarrie_leigh on April 7th, 2011 03:51 pm (UTC)
You can. Message me with color preferences and your address.
Not a lady at allcosmo_jenny on April 7th, 2011 04:02 pm (UTC)
Ayla: Amusedabitofayla on April 7th, 2011 03:14 pm (UTC)
I want a bag too. :) Please.

Your life simply amuses me to no end
Carrie Leigh: getting Gibbs a coffeecarrie_leigh on April 7th, 2011 03:52 pm (UTC)
If it weren't funny, it would be true. And that is unacceptable.

Message me with your address and color preference.
Aylaabitofayla on April 7th, 2011 04:31 pm (UTC)
If we can't laugh at ourselves...
(Anonymous) on April 8th, 2011 02:57 am (UTC)
Big Shocker Alert...
I disagree with my wife. I was attended to by a straight man the other day who did a fantastic job. "How do I know he was straight" you ask? Because he introduced me to his wife right before I left. She had just come in from her lunch. He took the time to ask me what I was looking for. I tried on several choices for comfort, fit, style, etc and he never once rolled his eyes or complained, even when I retried on one pair. The guy was helpful without being pushy. I tell you what, when I left his store, I actually wore the steel toed boots out and I was happy as a lark.

the Husband

Carrie Leigh: cowboys suckcarrie_leigh on April 8th, 2011 12:26 pm (UTC)
Re: Big Shocker Alert...
That right there. Steel toed boots. No self-respecting gay man is going to work at a work boot store.

But okay, point.
slitherhither: ginny_speakslitherhither on April 8th, 2011 06:38 am (UTC)
a) Bullwinkle - but how could I not look at that cute icon right next to the question whilst reading? (For bonus points: costars are Rocky, Boris, and Natasha.)

b) Dang, I can no longer "Get my groove on". Or, can I get my groove on but just not say that I'm getting it on?

c) Those cookies look AMAZING.

d) NPR is not going away because of Big Brother. That's just not going to happen.
Carrie Leigh: Dorothy writescarrie_leigh on April 8th, 2011 12:29 pm (UTC)
1. Points and bonus points awarded. Good job. :)

2. You may dance, and you may get into the groove, you just can't phrase it like a twenty year old. I'm sorry. I don't make the rules.

Oh, wait. I do.

3. More amazing than the picture can convey. Freaking incredible.

4. I hope not. I'm all for cutting waste from the budget, but let's not get nutso.

seegrim: paolo tattoo arm and micseegrim on April 8th, 2011 09:56 am (UTC)
Carrie, I ALWAYS want a bag. I'm still holding out you'll make me a paolo-themed over the shoulder bag. You know. I can dream. :)

And hello!
Carrie Leigh: valium mochacarrie_leigh on April 8th, 2011 12:33 pm (UTC)
I thought of you yesterday when I was looking through my patterns and found one I bought SPECIFICALLY to make you a bag. I'm such a good friend.

Paolo themed? I might need guidance. If it isn't Paolo's face, do you have a color preference?

Hey, friend.
filia_umbrae on April 11th, 2011 01:04 am (UTC)
Oh, honey.

You can still get your _______ on. I won't tell anyone ^_~

Also, if you've the time and inclination....your bags. I would die for another one, if that's not being too greedy? *soulful puppy eyes*
Carrie Leighcarrie_leigh on April 11th, 2011 02:30 pm (UTC)
Color preference? :D
filia_umbrae on April 27th, 2011 02:49 am (UTC)
Oh. I feel like an absolute ASS. I never got the notification you replied. I just found it stuff away, along with a bunch of other LJ reply notifications, in the junk folder. I don't even---

Ugh. *headdesk* If it isn't too late...something in the red/maroon family?

Carrie Leighcarrie_leigh on April 28th, 2011 12:18 pm (UTC)
Not too late at all!