Tuesday, July 14, 2009

Let Sleepy Poets Lie...

Okay y'all, I am so exhausted so I apologize if I missed anyone's blog over the weekend! I took Toot for her 9 month portraits (I was going to post them now but I'll wait until sometime this week to show them to you!), went to Sleepy Poet Friday AND Sunday, ate out almost every meal and saw I don't know what at various thrift and craft stores while visiting with my mom. It felt like we were in the car from sunup to sun down everyday this past weekend and while it was loads of fun, it also wiped me out! lol But I'll try to catch up with everyone's comings and goings soon!

So last week I ended up at Sleepy Poets THREE times. The first time was when I took Chris, the second time was with my mom where I got...

More patterns

And more pictures to be used in future art projects

The third time I went (which was Sunday) it was with a friend who had never been there before and I got...nothing! Well, that's actually not true. I found this old book by Louisa May Alcott that was totally falling apart and since it was only $1 I figured I would get it and put it to pieces later. But other than that...nothing! Go me!

So I think I am Sleepy Poeted out for a while at least. I did see about 20 hats I wanted to buy but I restrained myself. My mom was sweet enough to bring me a couple of bios to add to my collection: Vivian Vance and because Mr. Poitier was all alone, she also brought a copy of a bio on Jimmy Stewart. I'm still currently reading Esther William's autobiography which has been very interesting. I've learned a lot about how the studios worked back then and the most interesting thing so far was that back then the tabloids did not try and make stars look bad but they were there to make them look good.

A lot of the gossip columnists at that time were in the pocket of the studios so they called the studios for rumor verification before printing anything. Very different from our Star and TMZ. Also, I found the book on Viven Leigh I've been wanting at a thrift store for 50 cents! Wowzers!

In other (delayed) news, I got tagged!

I love this one because of how many fine folks thought of me when they gave it to me! First I was tagged by the wonderful Kathie, then I was tagged by the fabulous Deb and finally by the super fun Crystal!

Then I got this from Danielle:

Thanks so much for thinking of me ladies!!!

Okay, so I'm suppose to list ten things about me for the first one and 7 things about me for the second one. (I hope I got those numbers right!) I guess technically that means I should list 37 things but let's be honest here: I'm just not that interesting. :P So without further ado, here are 10 random things about me:

1. I am so tired I think I could sleep for a week.

2. I'm not a very patient person. Trying to work on this one...

3. I used to HATE veggies when I was a kid but now that I am an adult, I'll eat anything but broccoli. My favorite is asparagus.

4. You know those home party businesses like Pampered Chef and Creative Memories? I used to have one of those businesses...except I sold sex toys. Remind me to tell you of the time that I had to cross a parking lot in front of a construction crew with a rifle case in one hand and a sex swing in the other...

5. When I was younger, I wanted to get married by 20 and have a huge family. Instead, I got married at 30 and have one child. Life may not turn out how you thought it would but it sure it worth waiting for!

6. When people ask me what my favorite color is I tell them "sparkly".

7. You may notice that a lot of my posts are time stamped "1:24 AM". This is because Toot was born at 1:24 in the morning.

8. Although this is not popular opinion, I prefer Grease 2 over Grease.

9. I love garlic. LOVE it. I can eat cloves of it by itself and like to put it in just about everything I cook. Luckily Chris likes it too.

10. I smoked cigarettes on and off for 20 years, smoking my first one when I was 10. I quit once I met Chris because I knew he wouldn't date a smoker. By the time I quit I was up to 3 packs a day.

So there you go! I am fascinating, aren't I? *crickets* Hello? Anyone? lol

Stay tuned this week because I have more fun projects to share as well as some of Toot's portraits. If I've been remiss in visiting your blog, please know I'll be there shortly!!!


  1. Yeah! I'm first, I'm never ever first on your blog, Miss Popular.
    Ok, so love those vintage photos, awesome, especially the one with the 2 guys and the girl in the middle, very cool.
    Can't wait to see toot's portraits, she's too darn cute. I hope she cooperated :)
    Grease 2 is far superior to one, I TOTALLY need a C-OO-L R-I-D-E-R!
    OMG about your smoking 3 packs a day, would have never guessed it, but congrats on quitting, I know it must have been hard as heck!

    hehe@the adult toy business, you go girl! :)

    Ok, i'm going to bed...

  2. I'm wonderful? yay! ;-)

    we have some stuff in common!!! I wanted to get married young too...didn't happen until 31. I quit smoking too because my husband would have dumped me if I hadn't (he didn't say that, but I knew it).

  3. i love those vintage photos! and good for you for quitting! that must have been tough!

  4. I especially love the vintage patterns! Good finds

  5. Yes, I adore your List...I think I left you this one also!!!!! Loved learning all these new things about you!!!!!!! Have a great day and REST!!! Glad you got your goodie box, now you get to Pay It Forward!!! Did you like the hat pins....I thought they looked like you!!!!! REST, REST, REST!!!!!

  6. Your list is a hoot!!!! Home parties...hmmm....we all have a story to tell and some are more interesting than others! Yours is certainly very interesting!! Sleepy poets looks like SO much fun!!

  7. Ok....one gazillion things to say from me....LOL!!!! LOVEEEEEEEEEEE the photos U found...I love love love love love love JIMMY STEWART!!!!!!!! I loveeeeeeeee your honest list...LOL LOL LOL....really?? A rifle case and SEW SWING????? Soooooooooooo need to hear this one!!!!!!!! Your posts always make me SMILE! :):):):):):):):):):):):)

  8. I can't wait to hear what you learn about Jimmy Stewart since he is my all time fav!!! I'm with you on sleeping for a week. Can't wait to see Toot's pics you tease. :-)

  9. More great finds! I love reading autobiographies too! I need to check out some of the older ones!

    Grease 2 over Grease...that is an odd preference!

  10. Love the list,sounds like you were describing me serveal times.I am not patient either,Grease 2 totally Rocked,I even once considered doing the same "party" job.I smoked for 22 yrs and quit Nov of last year and my hubby still smokes.

  11. Love all your new goodies, the photos are fabulous and more great vintage patterns...lucky you!

    I used to make doorknobs, but your sex toy business is weirder than that! Rifle case and sex swing...you crack me up! 3 packs a day! You must have had a cigarette in your hand 24/7! I'm glad you stopped!!

    Looking forward to the Toot pictures, I bet they are adorable!


  12. I can't wait to see Toot's pictures and I am totally cracking up about the sex toy business, can't wait to hear more stories about that!

  13. What incredibly photos (and patterns!), I'm staring to think you've found the Aladdin's Cave of vintage/thrift stores! :D

    Wishing you a stellar Tuesday, sweetie!
    ♥ Jessica

  14. what a great post honey..sorry I hadn't got here sooner, been super busy & feeling crappy..LOL can't wait to see Toot's 9 month old portraits! I love your 10 things too :) I planned on having kids when I was 30, instead had them in my 20's LOL like doesn't care about your plans.. hehehe have a great one! Mon Amour!

  15. your blog is so cute I CAN'T EVEN STAND IT!

    following you...

  16. OH MY GOSH...we are like so meant to be! I LOVE Grease 2 Way more than the first grease! That is so funny. I thought I was the only one:)

    I can't wait to see Toot's pictures! I bet they are adorable.

    Did you watch the Bach? Oh my I thought she might get rid of Ed. But, now I think I want Kipton to win. I can't wait to see Jason on next weeks reunion, even though I am still mad at him for what he did.

    Sounds like you had a very busy weekend...hope you get some rest or got some rest:)

  17. I find you very interesting Maggi!
    Thanks for sharing those bits about yourself!
    I wanna see Toot's pics!

  18. OMG - #4 cracked me right up. Totally agree with #5 - that was me too - had B when I was 36...don't regret a thing. I laughed about #6...I soooo already knew that....and my jaw dropped on #10. Can you imagine how expensive 3 packs a day would be now??? That wouldn't leave a lot of room for all of your fabulous finds and scrappy stuff, would it!! :) Love your blog Maggi - I may have said that once or twice before!! You're just so darned entertaining! :)