Freebird

Marvin wrote a song using lines from songs from 1983. Who loves himself? Anyway, this is what he did all afternoon while I was at the Nester's.

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The Nester is my friend from blogging. When I was a new blogger, way back in 2007, I noticed I had 294757283003 hits from this blog one day, so I clicked on it. She had written an entire ode to me, I am not even kidding you, and of course I loved it because I heart me so bad.

To make a long story even agonizingly longer, we ended up meeting, because we both live in North Carolina, and we fell in love and put many plates on a wall.

The Nester is an interior decorator, so when she invites you to a party at her home, I am just saying, be prepared to think that your home is an entire dumpy piece of dung doodle. I have no idea what dung doodle is, but it sounds gross, doesn't it?

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Even her treats were pretty. I mean, I slap some Doritos in a paper bowl. Anyway, I would force you to look at everything stunning in Nester's house, including her CHOCOLATE LAB DOGGIE! but my stupid stupid stupid camera battery died after I got in her vestibule.

Hate.

But really, the best thing about the Nester is she is a phenomenally successful blogger, and she never brags about it. I mean, I will tell you my numbers all the time (60,000 page views in March), or about being spotted in public (s0meone at the party yesterday shouted, "There's June!" across the room. Shout out to Mimi!), or about who sent me a gift (Hi. Talu's collar!), and the Nester never does this.

Basically she is likable and I am not.

The point is, she was having a sale of items that she sells on her blog. The items all have Bible verses on them, and when she invited me, she said, "I know that is so your decorating style. Bible verses. So come anyway and you are forbidden to buy anything."

But then there was a really pretty necklace that I would show you but did I mention my camera died? And it did not have a Bible verse on it but even if it had I might have wanted it because it's not like I am the devil or something, and it was $32 and Marvin and I have $100 to our name. Yes. $100.

So I knew I really could NOT buy anything at said party and this is how gracious the Nester is. After the saleslady gave her spiel, she said, "And now the Nester wants to say a few words." And the Nester said, "I will not know who here bought stuff and who didn't. If you cannot afford to buy anything, that's okay."

How much do you love her? And how much did the sales people want to slap her, do you think?

At any rate, I was standing over at the display table, and that necklace was hanging from the Nester's most elegant chandelier, that I wish I could show you, along with that CHOCOLATE LAB DOGGIE!, and out of nowhere came the Nester, who took the necklace off the chandelier and gave it to me.

She just gave it to me! She said, "Oh, they said I could give some things away off this table."

Cute

Who rocks? Is it the Nest? And is my new necklace pretty? And do I wish I could show it to you?

I really must admit that I just have to get a new camera battery. I have charged that one up since the time Laura Ingalls and I went on that road trip. Lifted our petticoats and got Mardi Gras beads.

Oh! And then when we left we all got a free bird! Not a Freebird, like the song, and not a real bird flitting around, because that poor thing would last a long time in this house o' feline action. No. Scroll back up to the top picture of Nester and me at the plates. See how that bird is flying right into my head, never to be seen again once it hits that hair? A bird like that.

So basically I ate all Nester's food, got a free necklace, a free bird, sang Freebird, and left. Without buying anything.

I do not know why I don't hear from the Nester more often.

52 thoughts on “Freebird

  1. Nester knows You Work Hard for the Money. You don’t drive a Little RCd corvette. Boy you could be a Maneater though!
    Gee that Marvin is a Maniac. In the Twilight Zone. Definitely 1999.
    I am Truly, Faithfully,not Steppin’ Out on your blog June, Take me to Heart.

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  2. Is the Nester what you would call gracious? Because I’m not gracious and wouldn’t even begin to know how to be gracious. When I hear stories like this one, I think about how nice it would be to be gracious and how envious I am of said gracious person, how grown-up that person seems to be compared to me. I just got done looking for an ex boyfriend’s mug shot online because his name was in the police blotter (again) in the paper this morning. I guess gracious is as gracious does. I get the feeling Nester wasn’t doing the same this morning.
    Nice song, Marvin. I did giggle through it. I hope that was the point. I guess the gracious thing to do would be compliment song and man and politely leave it that.

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  3. Tiffaney who's glad Marvin reminded her of a few more old beloved songs for her ipod playlist says:

    Marvin rocks. Literally. In your dining room.
    Slightly off topic, have you seen that Toyota minivan family rapper video? Hil.ar.i.ous.
    Lifted our petticoats and got Mardi Gras beads. Dying!

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  4. I LOVE Marvin’s background. I love the two paintings and I love your dish … thingy. Armoire? Buffet? Hoosier? Cabinet? The Perfect Nester would know what to call that thing.
    I also love your blouse! And your hair!

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  5. I LOVE Marvin’s background. I love the two paintings and I love your dish … thingy. Armoire? Buffet? Hoosier? Cabinet? The Perfect Nester would know what to call that thing.
    I also love your blouse! And your hair!

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  6. I LOVE Marvin’s background. I love the two paintings and I love your dish … thingy. Armoire? Buffet? Hoosier? Cabinet? The Perfect Nester would know what to call that thing.
    I also love your blouse! And your hair!

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  7. Wow! I want a friend like Nester and I want to be a friend like Nester. Take a picture of the necklace from the computer. We must see it! Hey you didn’t mention a certain hot beverage in this post. I’d call that progress.

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  8. How come Marvin wasn’t breakin’ any chains in his song? And- you should link to Nester’s Ode to June.

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  9. June, tomorrow you need to point the whole gang over to this post. It was a great one.
    Marvin was spectacular! Very Moulin Rouge feel, when they’re singing their whole montage.
    And I hate it when I go to people’s houses that are perfect in every way. It makes me feel so slouchy in the house department.
    Your Nester was so kind and gracious, it made me want to cry. For the record, I cry very easily.
    And yeah, I’m not gracious at all when it comes to my blog. June, you are a very classy blog girl. Me, I just shouted it from the rooftops when I got to a paltry 200 followers. Because, I’m a blog ho like that.
    And Jan, you have ex-boyfriends on the police blotter? That’s quite an accomplishment. Mine’s almost as good. The first boy I ever kissed is now homeless, by choice. I’m glad my tastes changed along the way

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  10. “Gracious” is exactly the word I thought as soon as I got to the end of the post. I envy the Nester’s ability to transform spaces so effortlessly. It takes me months of thinking and planning, and then the finished product never looks how I want it to.
    June, reading Nester’s blog is how I got here to BBP. She did a whole post about stalking you or something and how hysterically funny you are, and I decided I had to check out the funny myself. And I’ve never left!

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  11. You and Nester are both class acts. No wonder you are friends. It might be different classes, but you are classy!

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  12. oh man june- you kill me – fell in love and then hang plates on the wall. I wish that necklace was of a plate. You do my heart good and it needs a lift lately – thanks. Really…60000 hits? Wow.

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  13. I find it VEEERRRRYYY strange that birds were the topic of your post today and then I CALLED YOU about the BABY BIRD I had rescued today. What are the odds, dear June?
    The entire saga is on my blog for those of you interested. Sorry to hijack your popular blog, Junie dear!
    This topic was too good NOT to put on your blog! : ) OHHHH, the baby bird! I’m so fearful he will not survive the night! Will post pics tomorrow if he survives. Cross fingers and toes, please!

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  14. I think I found your blog through Nester. It was back in the no-spending phase. Thanks, Nester!

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  15. June, I have had one of the worst days and I just checked in and finally had something to smile about. You always make me laugh!! Thanks!!

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  16. I found the post that I wrote after I first met you if anyone is still not convinced of my infatuation with you
    http://www.thenester.com/2008/03/lunch-with-june.html
    and now I am wondering where that video is that Emily took of you jumping on the trampoline at her house last year–do you remember that? We have video of Marvin signing too. I’m dying to find it.
    Thank you for coming all the way to my house and putting up with me and junk. I’m so glad to know you and so glad we are friends. And I wish I had some funny, edgy thing to insert right here so I would seem cool.

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  17. I found you through the Nester as well.
    “Don’t go changing…” Is that Neil Diamond? Anway, don’t go changing who you are June, I think people adore you for you like they adore Nester for Nester. I think you are gracious. Heck, your dog sent me a thank you note for her collar. That’s some manners that Miss Talu Manners has.

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  18. Do you watch Arrested Development? At one point in time Gob (a magician) is planning a trick called “free bird”. Free bird was already licensed so he named it “free chicken”. On the day of the show he tells his brother, “Look at this turnout!” and his brother goes, “I think they’re all here for the free chicken.” I can’t here free bird and not think of that now.
    The Nester sounds great! And so does Marvin.

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  19. You are meant to be friends! You are both absolutely fabulous. I also found you through the Nester, June, and boy, am I glad!

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  20. I read The Nester’s ode to June Cutoff Cash and clicked her link to your old blog ByeByeBuy. Oh dear Lord I laughed my ass off. I only managed to read a few of the months so I tried to click the link today and it says blog removed. Wah! Is there another way to access the old archives? I love your blog and read it daily but I’m going through some tough financial times now and those old entries really resonated.

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  21. It was a pleasure to meet you, June, at the Nester’s lovely party! I am sorry to say that I had not stumbled upon your blog prior to making your acquaintance, but I will definitely visit again. Great photo of you & the Nester! And I’m so jealous, er, GLAD that you got that fabulous necklace, enjoy!

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  22. Hey, I found you via the Nester. She was going on and on about you and how everyone was wondering if that was you, June, at her party. I felt so out of the loop since I didn’t know who you were and so decided to come over and find out. I love a good laugh. Nester makes me laugh, you make Nester Laugh so it sounded like a good idea. I think I may stay awhile and look around if that’s okay. I’ve had a few laughs already and could use a few more. Thanks.

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  23. Visiting from Nester’s blog, and you are a delight to read! Made me smile several times. 🙂 Thank you.
    Looks like you had a great time. Would have loved to have been there, but couldn’t drive all the way from KY.
    Nice to meet you!
    Traci

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  24. I’m stopping by from The Nester’s blog; you are absolutely hilarious! I enjoyed reading this post and I need, scratch that, crave more so I am going to poke around and read some more. It looks like it was a wonderful party and that you had a blast!

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  25. I just found you and it was thru the Nester! My sister in law went to the party and said she had such a great time. The word she used to describe The Nester is gracious! Looks and sounds like you all I had a great time. I wish I lived closer, I would have loved to have been there!

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  26. June, had I known YOU would be at the party I would have cut my vacation a day short, partied with all of you, and also not have been able to buy anything. How awesome is The Nester?!? Also, my 9-year-old just watched Marvin’s video with me and she said that even though the song is silly he plays the guitar really well. She also asked me 160,000 questions about if I’ve ever met you and how you meet bloggy friends and how much do I hope I’ll get to meet you and where you live. Of course I still don’t even want her to know what the internet is.

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  27. Love this post – and so sad that I didn’t introduce myself to you while at the Nester’s house. She rocks. Love that she handed you that awesome necklace. Adding you to my RSS feed. You’ve got yourself a new stalker.

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  28. funny, funny post! :)) love your humor! i was sent by a blogging friend to see nester’s blog and found your link…. glad i made my way here! congrats on the free beautiful necklace & on getting to go meet other bloggers~what fun!

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  29. I recently found you through Nester’s ode to you. I found her blog through one of Kimba’s DIY days and started reading her archives. That was where I found her ode to you and finished reading your 2007 blog the day you posted this entry. I thought the idea of not spending extra money was an interesting one and the fact that you moved from LA to small town NC during the year made it an added bonus. I really enjoy your wit and style of writing. When I followed the link from your old blog to this one, I was so glad to see that you are still actively blogging. I’ve been entertaining the idea of starting a blog myself but I am just not sure if I really want to put myself out there. Thank you for all of the laughs you have provided through your writing.

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  30. I got the giggles over your post but I have to say your husband stole THE SHOW! HOW CREATIVE…I think you are going to have a youtube sensation on your hands. Ellen may call anyday. I. AM. NOT. KIDDING!

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  31. I found your blog because of The Nester. She mentioned once that she wanted to stalk you and maybe do lunch. I was intrigued. From her description, you seemed like an interesting person to me so…I looked you up. I’m so glad I did!

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