Tuesday, October 31, 2006

Post Halloween Wrap-Up

Trick or Treating is over and mass quantities of candy have been consumed by kids and parents alike.
Ruby's first official Halloween went off without a hitch and I must say her command of the phrases "Trick or Treat" and "Thank you" made her seem like an old pro.
At one point during our rounds of the neighborhood Billy was tired of wearing his mask, when I tried to get him to put it back on he told me "No Mom, I'm Peter Parker." Smart little guy.
When it was time to call it quits and Billy was asking to go home, Ruby was saying "One more house" and "More candy". That's easy to say when Daddy carries you for most of the night.

It's Ru-Bee and The Amazing Spider-Man.

Kirk was the scary ghost of Tupac. Ahem.

Olivia opted out of dressing up this year.
Can you say TEENAGER!!!

A shot of Ruby's Bee-hind.



More vintage Halloween can be found here.


Friday, October 27, 2006

All In The Family

Posted about thrifting and it's hold on me yesterday and what does Jim bring home that very evening?

Just two of the coolest retro shirts I've ever seen!
He stopped by a Northeast thrift store yesterday after having lunch and picked these up. One is a vintage Izod and the other is a McGregor. Both from either the early 60's or late 50's and in unworn condition. And the best part is they both fit him.
I don't do the thrift store clothes thing, I have no patience to go through all 3,000 pieces of clothing. I run in, scan the place, grab what I want and leave. Jim is a much better shopper than I am. More times than not I'm ready to leave while he's still busy looking.
Even with our differing shopping habits, I can't wait until he has more free time and we can thrift together.

And while I'm on the subject here is my thrift haul for today.

Three of my favorite things to buy: Fire King, Pyrex and vintage linens.


Thursday, October 26, 2006


My thrifting has gotten out of hand.
I go almost everyday and when I don't, I start to get anxious (wondering what I'm missing out on!)

Not ready to join a 12 step group just yet. I'm having too much fun.


Friday, October 20, 2006

You're Not A Woman Anymore.........

You're A Mom!!!!!!!


Wednesday, October 18, 2006

Being Beautiful

This should be required viewing for all young girls (and boys).


Friday, October 13, 2006

Happy "Friday The 13th" Birthday To Me

I think it being my birthday and all gives me an immunity to any bad luck today. Don't cha think?
Since I post everyone else's baby pic here's mine.

I used to think Ruby and Billy got their big heads from Jim. Maybe not. I think I might have to "shoulder" some of the blame. To quote Mike Meyers, "Look at the size of that boy's head! That's a huge noggin! That's a virtual planetoid. Has it's own weather system." Big head or not (and big ears), I was still pretty cute.

Anyway back to my birthday. I turn thirty-six today. I've got to say I liked turning thirty, I felt like I was finally a "grown-up". Thirty six? Not liking the sound of that. I'm on the downward slide to FORTY!

Oh well. A wise person once said, "I don't mind growing older, it's better than the alternative."

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Wednesday, October 11, 2006

Nuckin' Futs

This is one of my favorite movie quotes, "Where did they teach you to talk like this? At some Panama City sailor wanna-hump-hump bar, or is this getaway day and your last shot at his whiskey? Go sell crazy someplace else . . . we're all stocked up here."

And that's exactly what I should of said to the older Woman wearing a Kiss t-shirt and a greasy ponytail at the thrift store today.........

Crazy Woman- "Something really weird happened to me last night."

Me- "Err......."

Crazy Woman- "Guess who called me."

Me- "Who?"

Crazy Woman- "Gene Simmons. I wrote him a letter and my friend must of given him my phone number. He asked for my social security number."

Me- "That sounds like a scam. I hope you didn't give it to him."

Crazy Woman- "Oh no, I didn't give it to him." (here is where I thought some lucidity might be peeking through) "Gene Simmons makes enough money, he doesn't need my social security number." (Nope, still crazy!)

I gave her the polite, you're fucking crazy smile and walked away. As I was leaving the store I saw she was talking to some other lady who was giving her the same look. I really hope I never lose touch and start making up stories about Simon Le Bon.
I would like my delusions to be a bit more grand.

And speaking of crazy. Oh Lordy.
We saw the documentary Grey Gardens. It's about Jackie O's Aunt and Cousin. They live in a dilapidated, cat shit infested, Hampton's mansion. They wear pants on their head. They feed the raccoons who live in their attic. They argue about suitors the Mother has chased off. They eat liver pate and ice cream.

I must say, crazy can be very entertaining.


Monday, October 09, 2006

Support Your Troops

Video found via Khumptydotcom
One of my favorite Internet time wasters.


Wednesday, October 04, 2006

Happiness is.....

.......buying 5 packages of Halloween invitations at the thrift store for a $1.25 and selling them for $58.oo on ebay.

I like capitalism.