Fancy notions #6

Boy, I feel sillier than a pig wearing galoshes. Turns out that guy who predicted the big nuclear war today is just some nutcase who changes the date of the impending apocalypse whenever it doesn’t happen: “I said June 12, 2008? Oh, geez; I meant 2009. Sorry.” His nuclear baby story is way past its due date at this point. So, sorry if I worried anybody.

Now, of course, I have all of these nuclear holocaust survival supplies lying around cluttering up the house, so I would like to offer some of them to you as today’s Fancy Notions selection:

It’s a collection of white buttons in various sizes and styles, and the buttons fit nicely into a white vinyl Barbie backpack. Buttons can be very important after a disaster; you never know things like this until it is too late. The backpack snaps closed for added security.

I have included a quarter for perspective* in the photo, but you do not get the quarter; just the backpack full of buttons. For those unfamiliar with how this works, if you are reading this and would like the backpack of buttons for yourself, please email me at herndonofsunnyvale(at) The button backpack will go to the first person who writes in with “fancy notions” in the subject line.

*This is a new perspective quarter. After much debate and negotiation, it was decided that the previous perspective dime should be given to former Minister of Fancy Notions Weights & Measures Joaquin as a golden parachute. All executives who are caught misappropriating funds these days seem to get a severance package of some sort, so I suppose it’s only fair.

Fancy notions #4

Today’s fancy notions would be the perfect gift for a sexy queen of outer space, if the sexy queen of outer space you have in mind only has one nipple. It’s a bunch of glow-in-the-dark stars and planets and comets and things,

PLUS a very fancy black tassel ready to be made into a pastie (only needs a little spirit gum or Topstick and you’re set!):

For size perspective, here’s a shot of the tassel next to a dime:

I know that I usually use a quarter for size perspective, but my special size perspective quarter has gone missing. Mysteriously enough, I recently found a dime in Minister of Fancy Notions Weights & Measures Joaquin’s bed:

so I’m using that instead. If you can give me a good guess as to what Joaquin spent 15¢ on, I’ll send you the tassel and the glow-in-the-dark space items. If you don’t know my email address, guesses can be sent to herndonofsunnyvale(at) Good luck!

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