Insert title here. (really couldn’t think of one) (Topamax)

I actually remembered to award the coveted comment of the week, and it goes to Cosmo's Dad for his thoughtful comparison of Boxer chests and the women of Orange County. Click on Special of the Week to see his pithy thought.

Also, Faithful Reader Pam sent me her grandmother's Eastern Star swag, and I am stylin' now. When I opened the box I gasped so vehemently that Tallulah ran in to see if I was okay. However, Tallulah is Catholic, so she left the room when she saw it was Eastern Star stuff.

Pam sent me a super-cool teacup and saucer, which I put with the teacup and saucer collection from Marvin's grandmother. Do you think Jewish people and Eastern Star people get along? Because they're over there mingling on my hutch as we speak. She also sent me a sugar bowl that is over there introducing itself to Marvin's grandmother's tea stuff, too.

There is also a spoon and Oh! Oh! A pin. I at least got a photo of the pin before my camera died. I think the reason my camera is acting up is because those camera batteries were purchased the night Mary Todd Lincoln and I had a girls' night out.

Pin

It was hard to photograph, but it is a diamond star and then little diamonds around each part of the star. And when I say "diamond" I don't mean it. I doubt Faithful Reader Pam was sending me priceless jewelry.

Anyway, I know my Eastern Star fascination was a source of controversy the other day, but for me it's just a reminder of my grandmother, up there with her screen door with her initial on it and her bread box.

Oh, but speaking of Gramma, I had that picture restored, the one of her and my grandfather and all my relatives at a new year's party. Here is the before picture:

Heaven

That's Gramma in the front sitting down, in the stripy dress and by the way the cool necklace. I played with all her stuff and do not remember that necklace.

After

Here it is restored. It looks better in real life, but I love how much more you can see now, like Gramma's dress and her hat and the kitchen and everything. And my grandfather had really blue eyes, and you can really tell now.

They don't make new year's hats this detailed anymore. Why not? And I love how Gramma's sister, in the red, there, chose a hat to match her dress. I totally would have, too. Her name was Opal, and all the girls in the family were going to have gem names. My grandmother was going to be named Ruby. But then when she was born, she wasn't. They got over the gem name thing after Opal. So there you go.

Okay, I must get ready. My next-door neighbor, Peg, and I are going to some art thing today with my friend the Other June, and then we are going on one of those things where all the shops get together and have sales and open houses and snacks and things, and then I have to STAMPEDE to a dinner party with someone in Marvin's band. Marvin will already be over there so I have to find the place all by myself. So if you don't hear from me it means I am driving around crying.

I was thinking of wearing a baby-blue t-shirt. I hear it's all the rage.

Oh, and before I go, those of you who read my comments know Faithful Readers Lee and Jan. They are sisters and they've been reading me for a few years now. A few years back I had to have an MRI, and Jan was having a C-section right at the same time, and when she woke up, she said, "Did June get the results back from her MRI?"

You an imagine how her husband was not at all annoyed.

Anyway, earlier this week, Jan and Lee's mom passed away, so let's all keep the two of them in our thoughts, shall we?

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Author: June

At one point, I was sort of hot, in a "she's 27 and probably a 7" kind of a way. Now I'm old and have to develop a charming personality. Guess how that's going.

40 thoughts on “Insert title here. (really couldn’t think of one) (Topamax)”

  1. Oh, you have such an exciting day ahead of you! All I will do is pull weeds and blow my nose, how exciting.
    Have fun and I hope you don’t get lost.

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  2. Do not forget to run through a sprinkler in that baby blue t-shirt. I heard that if you are going to make an entrance in an artsy place, you should make a drippy, sploinkly, splooshy entrance.
    Lee and Jan, I know today is a busy day for you, if you are reading please know you have been in my prayers since I learned of your mother’s passing.

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  3. Jan and Lee are in my prayers.
    The picture came out so great! Does that guy only restore photography? Because I could use some work in real life.
    My mom had a china teacup collection which I disbursed throughout the family when she died, lucky (luckily?) for you, or you’d be stuck with the entire thing. My dad was an artist and I did the same thing with his paintings. My family seemed pleased but maybe they were grumbling behind my back, “What in the name of pluperfect hell am I going to do with this now?” I am still wrestling (emotionally and physically) with their antiques and some other stuff. And oh, the photos. Mountains of them.
    You have a great day planned. I have to go to the house, the one we are moving into sometime before I die, and yes, I can mention the All-Encompassing Renovation and Relocation Project of 2009-2010 in every conversation. Thank you for noticing.

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  4. Jan and Lee are in my prayers.
    The picture came out so great! Does that guy only restore photography? Because I could use some work in real life.
    My mom had a china teacup collection which I disbursed throughout the family when she died, lucky (luckily?) for you, or you’d be stuck with the entire thing. My dad was an artist and I did the same thing with his paintings. My family seemed pleased but maybe they were grumbling behind my back, “What in the name of pluperfect hell am I going to do with this now?” I am still wrestling (emotionally and physically) with their antiques and some other stuff. And oh, the photos. Mountains of them.
    You have a great day planned. I have to go to the house, the one we are moving into sometime before I die, and yes, I can mention the All-Encompassing Renovation and Relocation Project of 2009-2010 in every conversation. Thank you for noticing.

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  5. Jan and Lee are in my prayers.
    The picture came out so great! Does that guy only restore photography? Because I could use some work in real life.
    My mom had a china teacup collection which I disbursed throughout the family when she died, lucky (luckily?) for you, or you’d be stuck with the entire thing. My dad was an artist and I did the same thing with his paintings. My family seemed pleased but maybe they were grumbling behind my back, “What in the name of pluperfect hell am I going to do with this now?” I am still wrestling (emotionally and physically) with their antiques and some other stuff. And oh, the photos. Mountains of them.
    You have a great day planned. I have to go to the house, the one we are moving into sometime before I die, and yes, I can mention the All-Encompassing Renovation and Relocation Project of 2009-2010 in every conversation. Thank you for noticing.

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  6. To be honest June, you are the first thing I think about when I wake up too! My thoughts are with Lee and Jan.

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  7. Don’t forget to take your camel and it’s(her’s? his?) toe with you-my hubby in Iraq says that camels are very discerning when it comes to art(and are rarely seen out and about without their toes).

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  8. Junie, I see that you named your pictures “Heaven” and “After” and I totally blame Topamax because they should, of course, be named “Heaven” and “Hereafter.” Stupid Topamax.

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  9. Junie, I see that you named your pictures “Heaven” and “After” and I totally blame Topamax because they should, of course, be named “Heaven” and “Hereafter.” Stupid Topamax.

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  10. Junie, I see that you named your pictures “Heaven” and “After” and I totally blame Topamax because they should, of course, be named “Heaven” and “Hereafter.” Stupid Topamax.

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  11. Love your grandpa’s Paul Newman eyes. It’s a great restoration job. Have fun today. Have you considered investing in a Garmin or Magellan to help you find places? I got my direction-impaired husband one for his birthday and he loves it.
    My thoughts are with Jan and Lee this tough time. And I too would love to hear how Lee is doing with her new girls.
    Finally, would someone please explain the camel and toe reference to me? I read the poist, I just don’t get it…

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  12. Not only did your photo restorer guy do a good job, he did a FAST job!
    That was so nice of Pam to send you goodies.
    Lots of prayers and good thoughts being sent to Lee and Jan and their families.
    Hey June, thanks for posting on Saturdays.

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  13. Heaven and Hereafter, heh…, Paula H&B glad you’re here early on Saturdays.
    Um, Linda in CO.? I am not going to personally explain the intricacies of the camel toe. But I suggest you google the term or go to urban dictionary and you will find your answer. Mmmkay.

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  14. I just found your blog. I have laughed more in the last two days than I have in a long time. Have you ever considered having your blog(s) printed, perhaps via Blurb (www.blurb.com)? I’d purchase one in a heartbeat. Then I could just buy the archives in book form and not have to be tethered to my laptop while I catch up on the last two years of your life.
    Linda in CO – be careful Googling camel toe. You might get more than you bargained for. The urban dictionary is probably your best bet. 😉

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  15. You might want to wear a different color t-shirt today with all the artsy activity. Maybe they won’t recognize you in a different color.

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  16. The things I learn here…camel toe. Wow.
    Obviously I am not a hep cat. Thanks for the edumacation.

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  17. I would totally buy buy buy a Bye Bye book!
    Ok, now that stupid boy band song is in my head, Bye Bye Bye, or whatever.
    Furry G, heeeeeee! I even brought my BBP mug to the new house today and photographed it there, which I will email to June (who can’t wait, I am so sure) because I am a computer imbecile who doesn’t know how to imbed (embed?) STICK a picture in her comment.
    I was SO afraid Hulk was going to answer the Camel Toe (irrationally capitalized for you, Junie, mwah, big kiss) query. I read that just before I left (to go to the house into which I am moving, heeeeeeee) and I fretted the whole time. FOR NAUGHT, I see.

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  18. I would totally buy buy buy a Bye Bye book!
    Ok, now that stupid boy band song is in my head, Bye Bye Bye, or whatever.
    Furry G, heeeeeee! I even brought my BBP mug to the new house today and photographed it there, which I will email to June (who can’t wait, I am so sure) because I am a computer imbecile who doesn’t know how to imbed (embed?) STICK a picture in her comment.
    I was SO afraid Hulk was going to answer the Camel Toe (irrationally capitalized for you, Junie, mwah, big kiss) query. I read that just before I left (to go to the house into which I am moving, heeeeeeee) and I fretted the whole time. FOR NAUGHT, I see.

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  19. I would totally buy buy buy a Bye Bye book!
    Ok, now that stupid boy band song is in my head, Bye Bye Bye, or whatever.
    Furry G, heeeeeee! I even brought my BBP mug to the new house today and photographed it there, which I will email to June (who can’t wait, I am so sure) because I am a computer imbecile who doesn’t know how to imbed (embed?) STICK a picture in her comment.
    I was SO afraid Hulk was going to answer the Camel Toe (irrationally capitalized for you, Junie, mwah, big kiss) query. I read that just before I left (to go to the house into which I am moving, heeeeeeee) and I fretted the whole time. FOR NAUGHT, I see.

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  20. I was so in hopes that when the picture was restored, we would be able to see another relative who had faded into the background. Sigh.

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  21. Lee and Jan…it’s not fair, it sucks, and I’m really sorry. Hugs to both of you and your extended family.
    Linda in Co…not that you know what a camel-toe is…I dread being you. You WILL notice them everywhere. Not a visual I ever need. Thanks to God that Hulk is to busy with his honey-do list at his mother/wife’s to read here on Saturday.

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  22. Jan and Lee…Janlee… my favorite chinese restaurant people… oh my I always order Go Fu My go Fun Tu…and in Japanese…dokayasai= double extra bean sprouts and cabbage…party food for the departed.
    That is the look June’s Grandmother has on her face, “aw hell Opal ate cabbage again”…Opal is looking down thinking.. “gosh did they smell that, heck who cares, maybe next year, right Guy Lombardo, rocks”.

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  23. Only thing is, Junie, your Bye Bye Book MUST include the comments. Your Faithful Readers are seriously the best!
    Oh boy, Linda in CO…I’m afraid that Duffylou is absolutely correctomundo. Ugh with the camel toes, ladies. Not a good look.
    And, Paula, I was similarly waiting for Hulk to comment on that, as well. I’d still like to hear his thoughts, but I know he’s busy with his wife/mom.
    Lee and Jan, SO sorry for your loss.

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  24. Your photo restorer did a wonderful job!
    I hope you enjoyed your busy day.
    My sympathies to Jan and Lee. So sorry for your loss.

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