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Tuesday, November 18, 2008

Jane explains it all

Okay, that's a lie. But I got your attention, didn't I?
I want you to know that I do feel better now. It's been a tumultuous time for me on many fronts. Nothing dreadly, just lots of little things chipping away at my normally sunny disposition. I appreciate your patience so... on to happy things once again!

Like Barbie! All that talk of my dear Ms. Roberts (did you even know that is Barbie's last name?) made me nostalgic.
So, Angie L, here is MY bubblecut Barbie:And, Noanie, notice Midge is also in the pic. I was too lazy to dress Ken and Skipper... but Ricky was ready to go, so I stuck him in the shot. Can you tell he was almost NEVER played with? He's still in his original clothing. The tweenage boy doll idea probably didn't make much coin for Mattel. Back then we were too young to know the value of a good pool boy. No wonder there were no margarita glasses in the Ricky box.

I love Barbie's specs. I think they make her look tres geek. And what I wouldn't give for their perfectly permanent hairstyles. Midge has had that exact same, lopsided, flip since like '65 and Barbie looks just like the day she came out of the box with her bullet-proof helmet head. Anyone who remembers Bobby Goldsboro raise your hand - no fair googling.

BTW - Shanna you little punk, Barbie wasn't born until 1959... 50's style Barbie's, indeed!

And even more show 'n tell - From reading your comments, I have the feeling that you didn't understand what I meant by a 'serious' wallet. Here is the new one:
You can tell I need lots of space to stash lots of stuff. For a bean counter, I am seriously challenged when it comes to organizing my receiptage. There are the debit receipts and the credit receipts... and the Flex spending receipts and the job credit card receipts. Each needs a spot. Once in a while I even have a dollar or two in cash! Shhhh! Don't tell the teeners.

This baby has a space for everything and I like it a lot, except for the fact that it's black. I also thought about what you said, Kat, and I don't just have trouble trying to find a black wallet in a dark purse... it's trying to find a black wallet inside any of our cars that all have black interiors or any of the other stupid places I tend to stash it. Just this morning I left it on the seat of Alpha's jeep. That wouldn't have happened if it had been neon pink with butterflied stripes.

Oh, Diane, this came from Target, too. And check it out. For the first time since giving birth, I am packing pictures of my little devils. What a mom!

To me this just seems like a regular wallet, but I think I may be living a bit above the curve because I couldn't help but notice that it is called the Incredible Bulk wallet. It says it will hold everything from your breakfast to your birth control with an extra space for your Smith and Wesson and a handy fold-out yoga mat. Okay, that's a lie, too.

What's in YOUR wallet?


Miss Thystle said...

a lot of expired pizza coupons, a boarding pass from April and an empty check book since I ran out of checks about three weeks ago.

Diane said...

I bought that wallet for my mother for Christmas last year... but, darlin', that's not a normal wallet... a wallet on steroids, maybe. If it had room for a hairbursh, it'd be a full-fledged pocketbook. Lordy! Yeah... I think you're relegated to black or brown for now. But seriously, woman, how could you have a hard time finding THAT in your purse?!

Nadine Hightower said...


Anonymous said...

You're right, I showed my age by not knowing my Barbie history. Shame on me! Plus my mom would totally have my hide for insinuating that she was older than she is!
I love your wallet...interestingly I don't carry pictures of my kids either - weird.
Anyway, I like the wallet - a place for organizing everything. Perfect!

Oh...my wallet...an Albertson's card for one thing which apparently isnt' good here because they don't use them here. Lame. A bunch of gift cards too that all have approximately .20 cents on them...lol annnnd...my nearly new UT license which I'll have to renew soon to be Texas. Which pisses me off because my picture looked GOOD :P

Angie Ledbetter said...

Hey, my Bubble cut Barbie was a blondie! (Nanner...I also have a Ms. Beasly doll!) :0)

What's in my wallet? A bunch of non-credit cards, a fortune cookie fortune, and exactly 23 cents. woohoo.

j said...

You must be feeling better. I was still trying to comment on the defragging post when here you go with all this fraggin' Barbie and wallet stuff.
Oh yea, what do I have in my wallet? Let's see. Wow! How long has that thing been in there?

Debbie said...

That wallet is larger than my purse. I kid you not.

Kat said...

Sugarplum - that is NOT a wallet, tis a pocketbook. What's in my pocketbook, hmmm... let's see, nothing exciting. I do have pictures, however they are a little mangled and have bite marks on them from the time that the monster dog tried to eat my wallet. For some reason he chewed on the pics but spit them out but did manage to eat all the money, and no I never checked his crap to see if it came out. Some things are just not worth it...

Noanie said...

I am so jealous you still have your Barbie AND your Midge and even that little twerp Ricky!!! I had to part with mine when I got married at the tender age of 18. My mother had a yard sale of all of my "kid" stuff after I got married. Oh well.

And as for that wallet - you could carry your lunch in that thing! That IS the Incredible Bulk!! I really wish there were no need for carrying a wallet - I'll volunteer to have the chip implanted in my hand if it means I don't have to carry my wallet and purse!

MaDukes said...

Sure as heck not money...

We had the same Barbie and Midge - and as for Ricky, I had no clue there was even a Ricky.

My wallet has two zippers and only one closes, therefore leaving the other side hanging open in my purse causing a major obstruction. My keys get caught in there -- pens, my chapstick and all come flying out when I take out my wallet to pay for something. I need a new wallet too. Black only you say?? We'll see about that.