I worry sometimes that my rapidly advancing middle-age makes me less relevant and contemporary than many of you other, much younger mommy-bloggers. So just to prove to myself (and you) that I'm a much better blogger now than I would have been when I was a carefree 20-something chippy, I give you 10 posts that I most certainly would have written if my blog was called "First Blooming" (in no particular order)...
1. My Fascinating Career as a Regional Catalogue Model
Look y'all! I booked a new modeling gig! It's for a catalogue they send out ALL OVER Texas PLUS Louisiana and maybe even OKLAHOMA!
2. How to Survive on Nothing But Coffee, Cigarettes and Stove Top Stuffing
It can be done, y'all! This new Stove Top Stuffing is SO easy! You just mix a box with a little water and margarine and VOILA! It's a week of meals! The water makes the little freeze-dried onion and celery sort of rehydrate - YUM!
3. Another Day at the Book Store
First, I straightened Fiction (my fave), then Self-Help/Medical (boring...) and then the Hardcover/Best Sellers - whew! Finally got a smoke/coffee break, then worked the cash register for almost TWO hours! Good news? Only screwed up somebody's change once! Bad news? Called my agent twice, but NO auditions or go-sees. Totally bummed!
4. Bushy Eyebrow Tutorial
Brooke Shields! Madonna! ME! We've all got the look, and now, so can you! All you need is a toothbrush and a little spit...
5. Sign My Petition to Bring Back Real Coke!
I am SO upset about this New Coke thing, that I've started a petition which I'm going to send to the Coca-Cola Headquarters in Atlanta!! I have it on the front counter of the book store, and so far I've got over 100 signatures!! I won't give up until my Coke is back to normal!
6. Fun With Gold Spray Paint!
Y'all know my theory on home decorating - everything is new again if you give it a coat of spray paint it or cover it with material. Well, the other day, I went CRAZY with GOLD spray paint! Everything is gold! The furniture, the curtain rods, the picture frames, the lamps! It's like living inside the movie Xanadu!
7. Update Any Outfit With Shoulder Pads!
The other day, I was at Jo-Ann Fabrics picking out some new material to cover things with, and I discovered that they sell shoulder pads there. So I bought a bunch of them and have been updating all of my clothes by sewing in shoulder pads! You can do it with anything - jackets, t-shirts, dresses. It's an instant style update!
8. I LOVE This Outfit!
9. More Cat Pics!
Mama wuvs her precious babies!!!!
I've taken a bunch MORE pictures of my three cats, but you'll just have to wait until I get the film developed!
10. My Boyfriend's Band
I know I talk about my boyfriend's band all the time, but I just can't help it! They are getting so good! They had TWO gigs this month. And with one of them, they even got paid in MONEY, not just beer! He works SO HARD, it's really time for things to pay off for him. I'm so happy that between my full-time job at the book store + my babysitting jobs + my occasional modeling gig + the money Daddy kicks in, I'm able to pay the rent and support us so he and his friends can practice and write songs all day and night. He's SO talented! I hope that one day I don't stupidly marry him, then kick his lazy butt out after which he finally gets it together and becomes a multi-millionaire songwriter. Yeah, as if!
This post was inspired by...
Prompt #2 - 10 reasons you should be glad I didn't blog in my 20's. (Inspired by Wendi Aarons and friends)