Ask June, Early VD Edition

Marvin and I celebrated Valentine's Day tonight, because we are jetting off to TinyTown early in the morning. What do you mean? TinyTown is a VERY hot romance destination spot. You got Paris, Rome, the Poconos, TinyTown.

To make matters even steamier, the reason we are going to the town that is tiny is because the church I worked for is having a giant rummage sale, and we don't want to miss it. Cue the Al Green!

I am very much looking forward to going, actually. Afterward, we are having lunch with some of our friends, and I told them that I plan to be COMPLETELY decked out in their old clothes, which I will have purchased at said sale.

Anyway. When I got home tonight, Marvin had the music playing, and he had his robe on in attempts to look all sexy and Hugh Hefner-ish, but really it just kind of looked like he had the flu.

Lumarv

Nothing says "come hither" like your spouse, a bag with Valentine's gifts, and a 50-pound dog in the way.

Chinheart

I want you to know I paid good money to rid myself of my double chin, but the angle with which Marvin was draped so alluringly on the couch seemed to capture it in every shot. I do not know why Tallulah is doing her Monet impression here.

Ringring

Marvin got me not only a nice fish to place in my pelican chin, he also got me a large ceiling and a lovely ring, which no matter what I did I could not film up close. It is from Red Envelope, though, if you want to single white female me on it. It has my initial and my birthstone, which is a ruby. It's so pretty! I wish you could see anything other than a shiny silver orb. And those chins.

I got Marvin a Clash t-shirt. Who got the better end of this deal?

Card

I do not know how many photos of Marvin opening gifts I have put on this blog, but in 10 and a half years of marriage and 12 years of living together, in every photo of Marvin opening a gift, he has had this same expression. This is his I'm-opening-a-gift look, apparently. Can Tallulah leave us alone for 14 seconds? Jeez.

So that about wraps up Valentine's Day, except that I have gifts to open from relatives, because I'm an only child. Sue me. So let's get our bow and arrow and shoot over to Ask June.

Linda in CO follows up on last week's "the no's have it" query with: "I thought the plural of 'no' was 'noes' (like potatoes)."

Linda, over there in CO, I looked this up in my faithful companion (although who could be more faithful than old snout girl up there) Merriam-Webster.com, and you are correct. The plural of "no" is "noes." Therefore, in last week's debate over whether it's "the nos have it" or "the no's have it" I guess really it should be "the noes have it" and whoever it was who wanted to throttle her friend (I can't remember now who it was) for saying it should be no's needs to call that friend and say, "We were BOTH wrong!" as was I. She also needs to call her friend and say, "The world's longest sentence just appeared on June's blog!"

Who knew the plural of "no" was "noes"? Linda in CO, that's who.

 Jessica burns with curiosity over, "Which blogs do you frequent?"

Well, if you comment on my blog, I am certainly going to pop over there and look at you, that's one thing. So I assume you mean other than people who comment. The blogs I look at without fail, and who do not look at me, include Blue Poppy, My Topography, and Posie Gets Cozy. They are all wayyyyy too cool for me, and don't think I don't know it. But their blogs are lovely and they are all fascinating women and in my opinion kind of perfect. That's why I read them.

Why do you read people? There was someone I read for awhile whose life was in shambles. I found her on Blogspot when I first got started blogging and lost her. Her husband wouldn't sleep with her, and she'd get drunk on bad vodka and the kids' Kool-Aid. I was riveted. I forgot her address, and just try clicking through all the Blogspot sites to find someone's blog. I hope she's okay.

On that cheery note, I had better get rested up for the big rummage sale. I think here in the South they say "tag sale." Whatev. I'll be so hung over from bad vodka and Kool-Aid, I won't care what you call it.

22 thoughts on “Ask June, Early VD Edition

  1. Well, I read you because if I were (note the correct use of the subjunctive) drinking that bad vodka and kool-aid, I would snort it through my nose! I totally get your sense of humor. Tallulah cracks me up, too, when she’s all in the middle of everything.
    Now, about that sale. In my neck of the deep south, it’s always a yard sale. No matter if it’s in the church social hall or under a carport. Just so you know.

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  2. Okay, so I have to say the title threw me a bit… “Early VD Edition”… I was all, she’s seriously gonna talk about venereal diseases?
    (and yes that’s probably not spelled right).

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  3. I read your blog because you are freaking funny. People read my blog because they miss me. Seriously. The only people who comment are those I know and live far away from me. I have no cool strangers hanging on to my every word like you do.
    Hubby and I celebrated VD by working out at the gym where he coaches. Talk about hot and sweaty. We were competing against other couples for the fastest time, so it was practically like an orgy!
    Except not nearly as fun.

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  4. I heard on the news the other day that a recent study showed that women with prominent chins were more likely to cheat on their husbands. It said NOTHING about women with more that one chin.
    I never noticed you had either.
    :]

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  5. Rummage Sale? How Romantical. Kahuna and I are going to the dump for VD. Nothing says love like the stench of rotting garbage and piles of dirty disposable diapers.

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  6. I thought everybody drank vodka and bad KoolAid,huh? I wonder what the study said about women with prominenet noses.

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  7. Happy V Day, Junie!
    Please do inform us of your fantastical finds at Tiny Town tag sale!
    And, too bad Lula is so neglected! She obviously gets NO attention from your or Marvin EVER!! Hee hee! SO nice to see her looking so happy! She’s a good girl.

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  8. I always thought “tag sale” was a New England term, because nobody I’ve met in the South has ever known what it means.
    I’m pretty sure no one reads my blog but I always feel cool when I tell people I do have one.

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  9. You pop over to people’s blogs who leave a comment? Sheesh, I hope you weren’t overly bored with my content or completely disgusted with my plagiarizing of you.
    Marvin was in his robe to symbolize YOU beeing sick so he could make his move.

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  10. OoOoH! You answered my question. I went over to visit Blue Poppy, and my head hung with shame that I have not read Gone with the Wind. Oh, the shame of it. *sheepishly* I wish I had read it at 12 now… I should probably buy a copy. Or maybe the Gone with the Wind Cliff’s Notes instead? *Clasping hands over my mouth furiously* I don’t mean it!

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  11. OoOoH! You answered my question. I went over to visit Blue Poppy, and my head hung with shame that I have not read Gone with the Wind. Oh, the shame of it. *sheepishly* I wish I had read it at 12 now… I should probably buy a copy. Or maybe the Gone with the Wind Cliff’s Notes instead? *Clasping hands over my mouth furiously* I don’t mean it!

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  12. OoOoH! You answered my question. I went over to visit Blue Poppy, and my head hung with shame that I have not read Gone with the Wind. Oh, the shame of it. *sheepishly* I wish I had read it at 12 now… I should probably buy a copy. Or maybe the Gone with the Wind Cliff’s Notes instead? *Clasping hands over my mouth furiously* I don’t mean it!

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  13. I was the ‘no’ girl. But I thought it should be nos (didn’t even THINK about the whole ‘-es’ thing) and my friend thought it should be no’s (like you) because he thought it would be less confusing. Now, if I ever have to write the phrase “the noes have it” people will think I just mistyped nose and be very confused.
    Thank you fro the clarification nonetheless!

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  14. Wow! The one day I miss reading the blog and I get mentioned…I am beyond honored. After I asked that question, I looked up “no” in m-w.com, and it had both spellings (nos and noes) and I felt pretty silly for asking.
    Christy, you could just write “the nays have it” to avoid confusion.

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