June Acquires Things

A few days ago, I showed you the clothes I was planning to wear to my new job, but of course that was before I started there and realized everyone wears shorts and flip-flops, and all the blousey shirts were fitting in like Tallulah at a teacup poodle show. 

  Teacup

What you mean? I small. And see my teacup? No, Lu NOT know where other contestants be. …You got salt?

Nevertheless, when I SHOWED you said clothes, I cannot believe how many of you had 78 fits about my wire hangers. I mean, really? This really makes a difference in your lives? It's like the time I showed you the inside of my fridge and your heads all snapped off because of the mayonnaise I used. Oh, and because we refrigerate our bread.

Now, see, I shouldn't have brought it up again, because now I'll get 30 comments: "You reFRIGerate your BREAD?"

It goes BAD otherwise. It gets cranky and shoots the other carbs.

There are only two of us here, you know. Bread lasts a long time. A loaf can take us a month to get through. It's not MY fault you have 20 kids and barrel through a loaf a day.

I have no idea how I got off on this tangent.

Oh! Right. So, you all wrote in and yelled at me about my hangers like Joan Crawford, and next thing you know you'll make me eat moldy bread for every meal till I finish it and you are just reading my blog for the publicity, aren't you, Reader Dearest?

So, one faithful reader decided to not just chastise me for my hangers, she decided to do something about it. Faithful Reader LisaPie (no relation) (BAH!) made me some lovely (and they really are pretty) knitted hangers! I got them when I got home from work yesterday.

Hang

I don't know why I look high as a kite in this picture. Perhaps I am woozy with delight over my hangers. But LOOK HOW CUTE they are! Also yes, I am wearing that necklace again, which I was wearing on the 4th of July. Get over it. I like it, okay?

  Salsa

I would like to further draw your attention to the salsa stain on my shirt, which I acquired earlier last night while trying to eat a fajita and talk to my Aunt Sue on the phone at the same time. I blame Sue. And yes, my cleaval area is a tad…glisten-y. We had just walked the dog. It was 88 degrees out at 9 p.m. Sue me. I blame Sue me.

I have no idea if my accent mark is going the right way up there in that picture. Nice proofreading. Except I am a copy editor now so who cares?

Anyway, thank you, LisaPie, for the hangers. They are beautiful and I love them and I will hang hang hang with them.

She threw in two manly brown ones for Marvin too!

Hangy

Talu has a lot of hangups about the whole thing.

Whenever we are walking her on one of these hot nights, Marvin and I make bets. "Air conditioner vent or water?" we'll guess. Talu stampedes for one or the other right when we get home.

We need lives. So bad.

Dishwasher!

But we don't need to go far for excitement because LOOK! We got a NEW DISHWASHER! Woooooo! Marvin's parents and my mother and stepfather got it for us for our anniversary. Note how the dish drainer, from when we had to do dishes by HAND, is still up there. With clean dishes in it. It provides a lovely juxtaposition between our past life and our present. I did that on purpose. Because I am deep.

It seems like I got something else that I wanted to show you, but what with the new appliance and my sweaty cleaval area and the hanger on my dog, you are probably overwhelmed, and anyway I can't recall, so there you go. I surely don't have to show you pictures of my new puppy. Crap.

Anyway, this is the last weekend you have to vote for me as stainiest blogger. The contest will be over on the 12th and they'll announce the winner in like 2014 or something. Here is the link. Vote for June. Vote for fajita stains everywhere.

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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.

51 thoughts on “June Acquires Things”

  1. I am VERY jealous of your LisaPie hangers! Which, I originally spelled hangars. I suppose those would have posed a more difficult knitting proposition, but less of a morality issue…
    And I refrigerate my bread. Otherwise it would just be dog food. Zoe’s head is counter height.

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  2. I am VERY jealous of your LisaPie hangers! Which, I originally spelled hangars. I suppose those would have posed a more difficult knitting proposition, but less of a morality issue…
    And I refrigerate my bread. Otherwise it would just be dog food. Zoe’s head is counter height.

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  3. I am VERY jealous of your LisaPie hangers! Which, I originally spelled hangars. I suppose those would have posed a more difficult knitting proposition, but less of a morality issue…
    And I refrigerate my bread. Otherwise it would just be dog food. Zoe’s head is counter height.

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  4. Texas here, chiming in on the refrigerated bread. Yes, that’s where mine sits, because it either gets stale too quickly or, like Furry, the big dog snags it. I also put an extra loaf in the freezer.
    Our bloodhound, Deuce, also loves the air vent, which is on the floor in this old house.
    Plus, also, too…we’re out of mayonnaise, will Marvin pick some up for us?

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  5. Pretty hangers are nice but if wire are what you have, then wire works. My clothes have never complained – and wire ones take up less space in the closet than fancy ones.
    Also, I refrigerate bread too! Since the kids are temporarily all gone and we buy very expensive good for you and yet yummy breads but rarely eat it, it too would go moldy and stale if we didn’t use the fridge that God made for the purpose of food not going bad.

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  6. We keep our bread in the frig, we don’t like hold either. Now I would be really EXCITED about the new dishwasher! That is a really nice give from your parents. I too have a dish drainer AND a dish washer. There are just come things I don’t put in the dishwasher. How weird is that? Plus, I always rinse my dishes before putting in the washer, because it often takes all day long to get a full load. I know, don’t hate me.

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  7. Hulk (Who doesn't really follow the NBA, but geez, how many more gut shots does my city have to take???) says:

    We can’t use wire hangers now??? What IS it with you people?? Every DAY on here it is something different…
    And EFF YOU, LeBron!

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  8. Target Steve's wife, Beth. Sorry Junie Dearest. Cute hangers, LisaPie. All hangers should be pink. says:

    Love, love, love, love this post.
    You will not leave this table until you finish your moldy bread and proofing this Chinese Algebra book!

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  9. Target Steve's wife, Beth. Sorry Junie Dearest. Cute hangers, LisaPie. All hangers should be pink. says:

    Love, love, love, love this post.
    You will not leave this table until you finish your moldy bread and proofing this Chinese Algebra book!

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  10. Target Steve's wife, Beth. Sorry Junie Dearest. Cute hangers, LisaPie. All hangers should be pink. says:

    Love, love, love, love this post.
    You will not leave this table until you finish your moldy bread and proofing this Chinese Algebra book!

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  11. Toast I say! Refrigerated bread can only be toast, never fresh enough after chilling. Love the smell, texture and taste of fresh bread. I could live on fresh bread and butter. My cholesterol levels suggest not for long, but I’m a quality not quanity girl.

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  12. Hulk— We are agreed on LeBron. I knew he was going to be a coward and leave. I hate him and I’m in TX!
    June—Very jealous of your new hangers and your glisteny rack!
    “It goes BAD otherwise. It gets cranky and shoots the other carbs.” Funny, funny stuff!

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  13. Yeah, what Fawn Amber said: YOU GOT A PUPPY?? Don’t leave me hanging, I have to leave tomorrow and I want to know now. (in my Veruca Salt accent) Is that what you did to Marvin? Talk like Veruca? Marvin, I want a puppy and I want it now!

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  14. Yay for the new dishwasher! We grew up without one, and without a microwave for that matter – things my friends could never get over. I actually had a friend ask me one time (regarding leftovers), “So how do you heat up your food?” Um…the stove? How did it get hot the first time around? I digress. When we got a dishwasher (a gift from my grandparents), it was a momentous day in our house. I think that was a lovely gift from your families.
    Also too, I refrigerate bread. Like everyone else said, it gets moldy too fast otherwise. Which always surprises me, because it’s probably loaded with preservatives.
    Plus also too, I love the colors Lisa Pie picked for your hangers. They will probably match all your clothes! How coordinated you will be.

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  15. Don’t know anything about Lebron James but I do know that he will be making $17 million per year in salary and $40 million in endorsements per year. News blasts have been overwhelming about this man.

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  16. I’m wondering if there is even the most remote possibility that Marvin is going to get you the puppy as a surprise anniversary gift… because if that is the case, you should totally get him a new collar and leash for said puppy and THEN if he got you the puppy then it is all serendipitous and if he DIDN’T get you the puppy, he kinda’ looks like a jerk. And you win either way… kinda’.

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  17. Hulk (Who is thoroughly enjoying the havoc he surely will wreak when Junie sees her blog comments turning into an ESPN chatroom...) says:

    I actually don’t care about LeBron…or Tiger. I’m glad he got busted. He’s an arrogant prick anyway…but my favorite city keeps taking shots to the nuts like some poor schmuck on “America’s Funniest Videos”. I mean The Drive, The Fumble, The Shot…and now, The Decision???
    And I do know the Joan Crawford thing…I thought Junie was saying someone on here told her that wire hangers cause cancer or something. You guys are kind of famous for that…
    Still nobody told me what a Kindle was tho….

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  18. Tiffaney who refrigerates AND freezes bread because she likes a variety of different breads and rolls because that's what the fridge/freezer is made for says:

    “Talu has a lot of hangups about the whole thing.” BWWWAHAHHHAAA!!!!

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  19. My mother channeled her inner Joan Crawford on a daily basis. So, if d-lou didn’t finish her Rice Krispies in the morning, she could bet that they would be in the refrigerator for her to finish before she could have supper. Have you ever tried to eat Rice Krispies that have been in the fridge with milk for 10 hours? You could cut’em with a knife.

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  20. *facepalm* If you’re referring to the recent conversation where I asked June not to go in the sun because skin cancer was no fun, Hulk, then I guess I know what you’re talking about, because — wow. We all no there’s no scientific evidence to back up that silly statement!
    And LeBron be damned. At least you never had to suffer that douche, Paoul Gassol. I hear he’s a musical recording artist now. Gag. Talk about you arrogant pricks…

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  21. *facepalm* If you’re referring to the recent conversation where I asked June not to go in the sun because skin cancer was no fun, Hulk, then I guess I know what you’re talking about, because — wow. We all no there’s no scientific evidence to back up that silly statement!
    And LeBron be damned. At least you never had to suffer that douche, Paoul Gassol. I hear he’s a musical recording artist now. Gag. Talk about you arrogant pricks…

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  22. *facepalm* If you’re referring to the recent conversation where I asked June not to go in the sun because skin cancer was no fun, Hulk, then I guess I know what you’re talking about, because — wow. We all no there’s no scientific evidence to back up that silly statement!
    And LeBron be damned. At least you never had to suffer that douche, Paoul Gassol. I hear he’s a musical recording artist now. Gag. Talk about you arrogant pricks…

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  23. A) I don’t care about Lebron James or basketball. They’re all a bunch of overpaid primadonnas.
    2) I keep my bread in the cupboard. Stays fresh much longer. Cold, refrigerated bread just doesn’t taste as fresh.
    iii) Congrats on the new dishwasher. The dish drainer sitting above it reminds me of when my grandparents finally jumped in to the 20th century and got both a dishwasher AND a trash compactor and refused to use either.

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  24. Amanda, until you just now pointed it out I had been scratching my head. Thanks for the clarification.

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  25. Lisa Pie hangers are awesomeness. They are perfect for delicate fabrics and optimum at anti-slippage.
    I am so bummed I wasn’t here from the start of the blogger contest. But I’m here now so I’ll be doing my best to support the home team!
    And as far as my home town goes, I really don’t mind where the young’un chose to continue his BB career, but he disgraced his bosses and his fans by doing it on live television.

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  26. Does anyone else love that Furry’s typo, “Talk about you arrogant pricks…” makes it sound like she is saying Hulk (or all of us) are arrogant pricks?
    Also, too, HULK, a Kindle is an electronic reader onto which you can download up to 1500 books and carry them around with you all the time. Amazon.com will be glad to tell you all about it.

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  27. FIRST, Junie, are you REALLY posting early in the morning with your new job because your Faithful Readers are so demanding? WOW, says I. THAT is dedication. That is why I vote for you every day.
    SECOND, we keep all of our breads, rolls, etc., in the fridge, EXCEPT for MY bread which is kept in the freezer and DON’T START WITH ME.

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  28. FIRST, Junie, are you REALLY posting early in the morning with your new job because your Faithful Readers are so demanding? WOW, says I. THAT is dedication. That is why I vote for you every day.
    SECOND, we keep all of our breads, rolls, etc., in the fridge, EXCEPT for MY bread which is kept in the freezer and DON’T START WITH ME.

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  29. FIRST, Junie, are you REALLY posting early in the morning with your new job because your Faithful Readers are so demanding? WOW, says I. THAT is dedication. That is why I vote for you every day.
    SECOND, we keep all of our breads, rolls, etc., in the fridge, EXCEPT for MY bread which is kept in the freezer and DON’T START WITH ME.

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  30. … We gets Publicity ?
    Oh Baby… where do I sign up ?
    My bread lives in the freezer. And take slices out as needed.
    You glisten… I just sweat and get chafed.
    xoxo

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  31. My grandma does something similar with hangers, only she braids them, with…..well, I don’t know what kind of material. Whatever you would use to braid a rug. I like them because they are stronger, so I hang heavy jackets and sweaters on them. But they do take up more space.

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  32. Why are you looking so skinny in your tank top? Have you developed some kind of eating disorder and not blogged about it? I got my migraine-y friend started on Topamax because of your success and she’s lost 15 pounds and has not had a headache in four months. I swear, if you tell me you’re skinny because of the Topamax, I’m going to have to find a way to get on that stuff. Wouldn’t that make for a great mom sitcom… chubby, white, middle-aged, middle class mom in a mini-van trolling the inner city ‘hood, looking to score some ‘max. Word.

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  33. Three days later, and I realize that I need to comment about how my boyfriend and I refrigerate our bread, because we don’t eat it that often.
    We moved in our house about a year ago. One day in July, I was out exploring and found one of those discount bread shops. I bought a fancy schmancy loaf of all-natural-baked-by-monks-and-seasoned-with-the-tears-of-babes bread.
    It went into the fridge. I think maybe we opened it in February or March of this year. Its expiry or sell-by date was sometime in August of last year. Let me tell you, this year old, non-moldy fridge bread is quite tasty.

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