The Notions is going to take a brief vacation while I recharge some brain batteries. Miss me, please.
Wow. Benny and I have been watching an awful lot of soccer lately. All the games are starting to melt into one another, and into other parts of my brain.
Apparently the Pizza Kids are from Germany. This is useful information, because now I know that I should never order pizza in Germany. It sounds like a mess.
ETIQUETTE: Miss Manners hates a TV party. She hates a TV party so much, presumably because you’re sitting in the dark with eyes glued to the television screen and not socializing, that she feels that the only appropriate food to serve at a TV party is that which is not ruined if dropped on the floor. She suggests apples.
SUPERSTITION: Apples are really helpful when you’re trying to determine your true love. Every schoolgirl knows that if you recite the alphabet while you twist the apple stem, the letter that the stem breaks on signifies the first letter of your true love’s name. You can also determine your true love’s name by peeling your apple and throwing the apple peel on the ground. The peel will form the first letter.
What if you think you have two loves, however (you fickle thing), and you want to know which is the true one? Just take two apple seeds and name them the names of your loves, then stick them on your forehead. The seed that stays on your forehead the longest has the same name as your true love.
Photo by perpetualplum on flickr
I had so much trouble waking up this morning. If only I had the prospect of drunk chickens and jump-roping to look forward to at work, maybe it wouldn’t be such a trial to get out of bed.
UPDATE: This post would make a little more sense with the accompanying cartoon. Not much more, but a little more. Please stand by while technical difficulties are sorted out (hopefully).
UPDATED UPDATE: Oh, I give up. Just go here. I’m going back to bed.
UPDATED UPDATED UPDATE: Hey, looky – it seems to be working now. See what good a little nap will do for a person?
It seems I can’t remember any playground rhymes any more, which is too bad because I wanted to use one or two for today’s Fancy Notions offering.
dressed in yellow
how many times did she kiss a fellow?
That’s definitely not right. Anyway, what we have here today are some lengths of velvet or satin green and yellow ribbon. You could use them to trim a party dress, or you could tie them all together and make a really upscale jump rope. If only I could remember one of those rhymes.
dressed in green
how many years ’til she’s a teen?
Hmm. Anyway, if you would like this tangle of ribbon, just write in to the comments section. The first person to write in who doesn’t sound like he or she is pulling my leg about wanting the ribbons gets ‘em for free.