Saturday, June 28, 2008

Some Fashion Stuff

Last weekend my mom gave me a handful of dresses that she used to wear in the 60's when we lived in Alaska. My mom was about as teeny as any adult could be, so when I wanted to take pictures of the dress, I had to get Little Rita to model them. The dresses were a bit too large for her, but I could barely get them on over my head. My mom wore a size 2 in the 60's! This lttle dress is red velvet with an antique rhinestone brooch at the waistline.

This turquoise dress has a fitted satin lining under the sheer overskirt. So cute!
If I could starve my way into these three beautiful little dresses, I would!

Have a lovely weekend!

PS If you want to view more wedding pics...

Wednesday, June 25, 2008

Thursday Portrait

Last weekend, my beautiful niece married her childhood sweetheart. They have been together for 13 years already and they are just in their 20's.
Here is my precious Amber and her lovely family.

Ambers brothers and my sisters awesome sons. Yep, all but one are hers! That would be their friend in the back with the hat. He was the family photographer for the day. It's always good to have someone who really knows your family along to take pics of people that you really want pics of, isn't it?

My beautiful niece, Adeleigh, sister to all those handsome young men up there.This is my sister, with me on the left, and my mom on the right.
My sister is the mom of all these kids!!!! Yes, yes it's true!
We look pretty spiffy even though it's 100 degrees, don't we? Little Rita was taller than me in her grown up shoes, but we don't need to rub that in now, do we? Lookin' good, LR!

So beautiful!

Have a lovely day, thanks for stopping by.

Monday, June 23, 2008

Wednesday, June 18, 2008

Thursday Portrait

The family and I are heading down south to a wedding....Gupta will be in charge til we get back. California is having a scorcher of a week and it's not over yet! We're sure to fry.

Have a lovely weekend!

Monday, June 16, 2008

Holy Popcorn, Batman!

After I watched this video, I turned off my cell phone!

Sunday, June 15, 2008

Musical Monday

Joan Wasser and Rufus
It's actually Sunday morning and I should be at the market but I got bumped last night. Our farmers market is growing so much that we are running out of room. I say, if you are going to bump someone, make it look good and bump the president of the S********L Farmers Market, (that's me!)
It's cold and foggy this morning, and I don't mind at all hanging around in my bathrobe. Besides, we have a weddin' to get to next weekend in Los Angeles, and Mr Ratburn is in dire need of some wedding duds, so I think we'll go shopping today instead. Speaking of wedding duds, Little Rita is going to be taller than me in her fancy dress up shoes...ack! I chose black sandals to go with my outfit...flats. I never wear heels, I might break something in those things!
So, I have to get ourselves all together this week to drive to Los Angeles on Friday. (I'll let you know how much it costs to drive to LA and back from SF in an economy car when I return.) That and some sewing. You know what really cracks me up? When customers actually blame me for "ruining" their vacation, event, sexy getawayloveweekend, or what have you if I haven't completed their garment by the time THEY want it. What is the first thing I say to ALL my custom order people? "Don't be in a hurry, I don't do hurry. If you want hurry, you need to pay me a $150 rush fee up front." That usually shuts them up. Not this woman...noooooo, I have just "ruined" her getaway week because her robe, the one that I am not hurrying on, the one that she agreed she could wait for as long as I needed to DO MY OTHER WORK. (lol), is not completed. In fact, it's not even started. She got all huffy with me, and you know what? That attitude is just going to make it take longer.....he he.
So, some new JapW is coming out on Youtube! That's Joan as Police Woman for those of you that don't know. I found this live performance of one of her new releases, called Furious. I hope you will enjoy it. I guess it's official...I am back to my loyal 3 readers, LOL.

Have a lovely week!

Wednesday, June 11, 2008

Thursday Portrait

Happy Birthday Ian!!! Well now, it's been a couple of weeks since I've felt like smiling, but here ya go, I managed to squeeze out a smile just for my dear pal Ian, who's birthday was on June 8th. By the time I got 'round to ringing me old m8, it was half past too late! So today we had a nice chat online and he told me all about his celebrations, of which there were many! Oh no, I cannot tell! I snapped this pic while we were chatting!
If you feel like it, pop on over to Fortress Guinness and wish my pal Ian a belated Happy Birthday!
Have a lovely day!

Monday, June 09, 2008

Terrific Tuesday

Hi bloggy peeps! I know I have been about as much fun as a barrel of rotten apples lately. Things are starting to look up. I'm not gonna say I got my way about that dog thing, because I didn't. In fact, my landlord doesn't even have the decency to call us and let us know that he's decided she gets to keep the dog. In fact, I think they both see me as some sort of lunatic after how upset I got. Fuck them. Even if I didn't get rid of the dog, I made sure I spoke my mind to the neighbor, to the landlord, and how. Noone will ever call ME spineless!
As for the neighbor, she can just rot in lonliness with her stupid mean dog with her lame fence and stay the hell out of my life forever. She also owes me $308 but I'm not holding my breath.

Anyway... so tomorrow Little Rita gets her braces off. It's been just 11 months, and in two weeks she will get that retainer thing. Have you seen what retainers look like these days? Glittery, sparkly, purple, red, glowing, or even neon green if you want, with little designs all over em, your name, some kitties or some flames...lands alive! I can't wait to see what Little Rita picks!

So uh, now it's time to reveal the solution to the cat/dog thing. It is clear that dog will kill my animals, but since they are "just cats", noone really gives a damn. You know, the fact that the dog is still here really pisses me off, but I'm not letting it ruin my life, and I sure as hell am not letting that dog kill my cats! So here we are, 2 weeks later, I present to you:


They can jump right out the window there where Gupta is sitting! We are going to make hammocks, and ramps, tunnels and hangy things for them to play with. It has a tree over it, and its breezy and nice. I really think it sucks that they cannot go outside, but they are not about to become dog food.
Whaddya think of my buildin' skillz? Not bad, eh?
So there you have it.
In other news, Joan as Police Woman's new release is out! It's awesome if you ask me. Can't wait for some stuff to show up on Youtube so I can share!
We are having a heat wave, I'll be on the kitchen floor by the fan.
Have a lovely day!

Saturday, June 07, 2008

Ya know.....

Hope you're all having a lovely weekend!

Wednesday, June 04, 2008

Thursday Portrait

So things are pretty much still lame over here, with the main problem being that there is a handful of children in this orchard that are clearly not as important as a stupid fucking dog. I just cannot believe it.
My god if it bites anyone it's going to be horrible, please wish the best for these poeple to come to their senses.
So, moving on, I am trying to focus and sew. And, I do have a lot of work to do, and soon, I will also reveal my solution to keeping my cats safe.....after I build it.
So I was over at Limes place today, and she has the most awesome post in which you must focus on some of the favorite compliments that you have received in your lifetime. Thank you Lime!
After I read it, I knew I needed to think about good things also, but I had to do it my way. My favorite compliment of all...which I get all the time, especially from you bloggy peeps since I have forced my pearlys on you many many times.....

"You have the BEST SMILE!"
Hurray I feel better already!
How about you?

Monday, June 02, 2008

Make Me Laugh PLEAASEEEEE!!!!!!/Musical Monday

Gonna kill kill kill kill kill kill kill that dog
I see the little monster in my garden
So I grab an axe and off I go
And I try my best to get it
All I do is sever my big toe
My neighbour called the cops on me
I end up at the police station
Where I am told that I must pay
A 300 dollar fine
Wow, what a good value
I think I'll kill my neighbour too!
Thank you Logo for the lyrics and the ROTFLMFAO!
Heh heh...
I am in great need of some laughs, so please, tell me in great detail, how you would off the beast next door. Stop that! I'm talking about the dog, not the woman! : D

India 249 It's true! I bought my plane ticket last night!