Tuesday, September 23, 2008

I'm a Sucker

Scene: Two good friends chatting over a chai tea latte and a pumpkin spice latte.

pumpkin spice latte-drinker (PSLD): I ran into this lady a few months ago at Potbelly's. She was so sweet. She said she sells beauty products and thought I would be a great model to add to her portfolio.

chai tea latte-drinker (CTLD): Really? And you bought that?

PSLD: Yeah! She gave me her card with her number on it and then asked me for my number. I figured I'd give it to her because I would forget to call her and schedule my modeling debut appointment.

CTLD: Hmm. Yeah...I used to sell beauty products. That's pretty much the spiel they tell you to give a prospective client.

PSLD: Well, I figured that. But I thought, what's the harm? I can just get a free makeover and soft hands! And..I've already decided I am NOT going to buy ANYTHING. We really don't have the room in our budget. I'll just have to tell her, 'sorry, my toiletry articles envelope is empty.'

CTLD: Good luck with that.

(a few hours later as the latte-drinkers pick up their toddlers from Mother's Day Out)

CTLD: Well, how'd it go?

PSLD: I'm such a sucker. I bought five products, scheduled a meeting to earn free lip gloss and another meeting to which I have to bring three friends so that I can get a dang bag with fancy brushes in it. The things I do for free beauty products. And, she's my best friend now. Wow. Co-dependent, anyone??

CTLD: Of course. You're still my friend though.

p.s. the beauty products woman was SUPER sweet and I enjoyed her very much...she's really good at what she does!

Sunday, September 7, 2008

The Mighty B!

I just watched this show on Nickelodeon with my 5-year-old daughter. Hilarious! I'm not sure if Audrey caught all of the humor but it made me laugh out loud. I hadn't heard of it before so I looked it up on the all-knowing Wikipedia. I knew Bessie's voice sounded familiar...it is none other than Amy Poehler. Who knew?

Thursday, September 4, 2008

Blogging From the Outside

Thank you, Lord, for cool mornings! I am literally blogging from my back porch...birds twittering in the trees, soft blue skies untouched by the sun's full shining glory and a breeze teasing us with the possibility of fall. But that's all it is...a tease. I've lived in Texas my whole life and have learned never to trust Fall to come before Halloween. Even then, there are still a few mid-80-degree weather days left. Friday, November 4, 2005 was such a day. Reid was born that "Fall" day. I had every intention of bundling up my sweet new baby boy in a cute blue fleece ensemble. Didn't happen.

The purple clouds just lit up with pink! The sun is pressing up over the horizon.

I'm going to sit and watch now.

Tuesday, September 2, 2008

circa 1966

When I showed this picture to my mom, she thought it was of her. So funny.