Pieces of Wisdom Wednesday: June Looks in Your Drawers

Okay, so I'm not looking in your drawers so much as I am your medicine cabinet, but "looks in your drawers" was funnier.

For this week's Pieces of Wisdom Wednesday, I asked you to send me pictures of the inside of your medicine cabinet, and I was surprised how many of you do not even HAVE medicine cabinets anymore. I guess I have always liked living in old houses, so I am used to having me a medicine cabinet. Where the Sam Hill do you keep your Band-Aids and your Campho-Phenique and so forth?

Anyway, some of you DO have medicine cabinets and were kind enough to send photos of them. I wish I could say "medicine cabinet" more often.

I told you to include a link to your blog with your photo, and I am sorry, if you didn't include a link, I am not gonna be over here going, "Now WHO is this again? One of the 10 million Lauries or Lisas who comments? Now, WHICH one is it? And does she have a blog? What IS that blog, exactly? Let me slog through my emails and figure it out."

I am sorry. No. Tired. Cranky.

But look! Here is the unbelievably anal retentive medicine cabinet of Faithful Reader Laurie No. 20384593, and she was kind enough to include her blog address. (No, seriously. If you read my comments, have you ever noticed how many Lisas/Lauries there are? Not to mention we have a Joann and an Original Joann. And a Lee and an Outcast Lee. We need some Onondagas and Gloopdelulus. Why doesn't anyone name their kid Gloopdelulu anymore?)

Okay, Laurie's medicine cabinet.

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Okay, seriously. Do Laurie and her husband scare you a lottle? I said "lottle" on purpose. Who is this tidy? Look at her little pill bottles. And how her lotions get tall in the middle on the second shelf, there. And what is that instrument of torture on the right after her color-coordinated orange items on the second shelf? Is it to drill at people who aren't tidy? We won't even talk about her husband. Who I am convinced could not possibly smell or sweat ever again. Or have dry contacts.

I do like her little pill frame she sent the photo in. Really I should have saved this photo for last because it is the most shocking.

Now for Kelly's cabinet.

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Now, here's a gal after my own heart. A little Aqua Net, a little rubbing alcohol. 'Tis all you need.

Furry Godmother has sent us four, count them four, photos of her medicine cabinets.

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She is getting her vitamins. Apparently she needs more vitamin whatever-it-is to see more clearly. Cause this was a fuzzy picture, see.

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Now, didn't we see Cetaphil and Barbisol in the other cabinet? Perhaps they stocked up during a sale. Isn't this fun?

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Here Furry has teased us with a closed door. I like her light fixtures, don't you?

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Wooo-hoo! It's open now! I wonder what that green stuff is, with the fancy oval lid. Is it from Origins?

Paula H&B sent us her cabinet, too. But not her Cabernet. Bitch.

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Paula's a trifle tidy, too, isn't she? And why is there a cyclops there? Is that two different kinds of jewelry cleaner right next to each other? How many jewels do you have, Richy Rich Pants? Are you Elizabeth Taylor?

Hulk went to the Furry Godmother school of participation by similarly sending us four shots of his medicine cabinets.

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Hulk is single. And a man. Can you tell?

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Hulk, how many headaches do you GET?

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Who loves himself?

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Who knows that his heart will go on…for himself? I had an old boyfriend who wore Obsession For Men. He was also a Republican. Is that the Republican man perfume of choice?

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Last but certainly not least, we have Joann's…you know, closet…thing. It's not a medicine cabinet, but it has some kind of probiotic and perhaps even a thong. She also sent me another picture.

Sadly, I have just spent 20 minutes trying to make said picture NOT be upside-down. She sent it as an iPhone picture, so when I put it on my desktop it won't open, so I can't flip it, and I can put it on here but it remains upside-down. And it has taken me almost two hours to find these photos in my email and download them on this ancient, old, worn-out, Mr. Tubman from Carol Burnett, nothing-has-ever-moved-so-slowly-in-the-history-of-time computer and I give up.

But it was funny. Because Joann has my hypochondria so she had a lot of the acoutrement. Joann, put the photos on your blog. Won't you?

Crap.

Was it Mr. Tubman who was the really slow old man on Carol Burnett? I meant the old, old guy who took forever to walk anywhere. Was that Mr. Tubman?

Anyway. Thanks, everyone, for participating in my Pieces of Wisdom Wednesday. I hope I did not forget to put anyone's medicine cabinet photo up. Did I mention what a Speedy Gonzalez my computer is being and how delightfully quick this post has been? And how my shoulders do not ache from stress and this was a really good idea?

I just remembered this particular idea was Marvin's. I blame Marvin.

Hulk, can I borrow some aspirin and a can of bad domestic beer?

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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.

71 thoughts on “Pieces of Wisdom Wednesday: June Looks in Your Drawers”

  1. Hey! The light was low in my bath andthat camera doesn’t have a flash! Sheesh. I knew I should have gone downstairs and gotten the big gun. Dammit.
    Hey Hulk! Did you know that zoos use Obsession to help the big cats breed? Has some hormone that makes them amorous or something. Do you use it because it works on chicks, too?
    Hay! My closets are messy. That stuff in the green bottle is eye make-up remover. Not sexy. But I do like that Paula H&B and I keep odd aliens in our cabinets to amuse us. Heeeee.

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  2. Heeee. I love this. Laurie’s scares me more than a lottle.
    (That “cyclops” is Mike Wazowski from Monsters, Inc. and now *I* have to put him somewhere else because that is what we do here at Chez H&B. Because we are all 12. And the story behind Mike Wazowski is when my father was having cataract surgery, his surgeon DREW AN EYE ON DAD’S FOREHEAD WITH AN ARROW INDICATING THE EYE ON WHICH TO OPERATE and if THAT doesn’t instill confidence in one’s doctor, I don’t know what does.)
    (We also have a Mr. Waternoose because he looks just like my boss. Again, 12.)

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  3. Heeee. I love this. Laurie’s scares me more than a lottle.
    (That “cyclops” is Mike Wazowski from Monsters, Inc. and now *I* have to put him somewhere else because that is what we do here at Chez H&B. Because we are all 12. And the story behind Mike Wazowski is when my father was having cataract surgery, his surgeon DREW AN EYE ON DAD’S FOREHEAD WITH AN ARROW INDICATING THE EYE ON WHICH TO OPERATE and if THAT doesn’t instill confidence in one’s doctor, I don’t know what does.)
    (We also have a Mr. Waternoose because he looks just like my boss. Again, 12.)

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  4. Heeee. I love this. Laurie’s scares me more than a lottle.
    (That “cyclops” is Mike Wazowski from Monsters, Inc. and now *I* have to put him somewhere else because that is what we do here at Chez H&B. Because we are all 12. And the story behind Mike Wazowski is when my father was having cataract surgery, his surgeon DREW AN EYE ON DAD’S FOREHEAD WITH AN ARROW INDICATING THE EYE ON WHICH TO OPERATE and if THAT doesn’t instill confidence in one’s doctor, I don’t know what does.)
    (We also have a Mr. Waternoose because he looks just like my boss. Again, 12.)

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  5. Furry, what was it Helen Hunt’s character in “As Good As It Gets” says about HMOs? THAT’s why my Dad got an eye sharpied on his head and you got a smiley sticker. Well, that and the rising costs of medical malpractice.

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  6. Furry, what was it Helen Hunt’s character in “As Good As It Gets” says about HMOs? THAT’s why my Dad got an eye sharpied on his head and you got a smiley sticker. Well, that and the rising costs of medical malpractice.

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  7. Furry, what was it Helen Hunt’s character in “As Good As It Gets” says about HMOs? THAT’s why my Dad got an eye sharpied on his head and you got a smiley sticker. Well, that and the rising costs of medical malpractice.

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  8. A few years back in my town, a surgeon took off a man’s good leg instead of the bad one. I, for one, wouldn’t mind a sticker or a Sharpie cartoon.
    Furry, I use Cetaphil, too. I use all the fancy, when it comes to my products, but Cetaphil is the best for taking off eye makeup and it’s gentle on the skin. And I loooove your lights.
    And Laurie, could you come to my house and do that to my upstairs? I would sure appreciate it.
    I put the undies in my pic for a surprise for snoopy Marvin, and of course for Hulk. Sorry June, I’m so bad at following directions correctly, but the last one is me–original Joann of Laundry. I’ll put my other pic up there, too. Sorry you had so much trouble with me.

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  9. ~Oh, Joann…hula hoops and pink thongs??? You are KILLING me…
    ~Yes, Furry…that is why I use it. To attract the big cat…
    ~Junie, YOU try playing double-header softball games and basketball games and see if YOU don’t pop ibuprofen tablets like they were M&M’s…
    ~Joann’s underwear…
    Oh, sorry. Was that last one out loud?

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  10. Wow Laurie – that is super organised! makes me think you are a surgeon or something will all your bits and pieces lined up.
    We also had a hospital mix-up here in Ireland recently – an eight year old boy’s good kidney was accidentaly removed so I, too, think stickers/markers/whatever works is the way to go. Just in case!

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  11. OK, June, I admit that let’s say a “couple” of items were removed from my now organized cabinet prior to taking the picture. His cabinet is reality. An otoscope (What the circus doesn’t know is that with proper placement of mirrors I can check out my own typanic membrane. ) rest next to those orange bottles, which are my must have Mary Kay Satin Hands. I think Paula is really scared now.
    Furry Godmother LOVE your bathroom, so full of character! Thanks for the reminder to pick up some vitamin D3 and hydrogen peroxide. Tell me more about the picture above the cabinet. Is it a picture of fabric or actual fabric, or what? As long as I’m going to be nosey, what phrase have you spelled out with the magnets?
    Original Joanne, my upstairs is a disaster zone presently and still looking for motivation to finish the gazillion projects that have been started. Then again have you ever noticed it is much easier to organize someone else than youself?

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  12. I love the part where a few have funny things in their cabinets – like Mike Wazowski. What better thing to see than something that will make you smile when you open the medicine cabinet?
    And, Laurie? wow, girlfriend. Amazed.

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  13. Gra- No, I’m a nurse. Although I’m not working as such presently. The otoscope was a going away gift during my Private Benjamin years.
    ykwia- Don’t be, it’s all smoke and mirrors.

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  14. I’m kinda glad you didn’t put my cabinet up now after seeing anal retentive Laurie’s 2 super organized ones even though I followed the rules unlike some people. She even has an ear light thingy. And ‘his’ must be worried about running out of deodorant.
    How many cabinets do you have Hulk? You might want to consider getting rid of the floraly window treatment too. Something a little more manly to go with the beer can.
    Joann, you are such a giver. Always thinking of others. How’s that align working?
    Furry, love the lights and the little nooks in the wall.

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  15. I will let Furry tell you the story behind the photo of the neckties over the medicine cabinet in the guest room. It’s pretty great and pure Furry. And Hulk, I feel your athletic pain, hence all the many supplements in the cabinets. Was also very impressed about the mileage you got out of one can of very mediocre beer.
    Carpe diem!

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  16. Laurie — I decorated my guest bathroom with all of my father’s ties after he passed. I made the shower curtain out of shirt material/ washable wool suit material drapes and valance… You know, man stuff. The photo above the cabinet was done by a friend of her husband’s ties after staying with us one weekend. It won a national award.
    I write out phrases for guests with the magnets. These phrases are the ones they leave for us. “Incubate a delirious elaborate life together.” “You all are essential.” And by the magnetic bear, “Me do stare.” In our bath, for Terra, the latest is,” Smile honey lover.”
    Terra’s the one who’s got baby sensitive skin! The Cetaphil is his. I could use motor oil.

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  17. Hulk (Who doesn't expect all you lovely young ladies to send him pictures of their undies, but certainly isn't going to discourage it...) says:

    Wow…
    Nice to meet ya, Christine. How YOU doin’??

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  18. Well, I would have loved to participate, but June called a halt long before I got my camera out and had figured out which one of the plethora of medicine cabinets to pose. I am just a bit slow on some of these audience participation things. Sorry!
    But I promise I will put them up on my own little blog one day and I will come here and let y’all know ahead of time. Keeping things equal around here, ya know? You showed me yours, so of course I will show you mine!

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  19. Well, I would have loved to participate, but June called a halt long before I got my camera out and had figured out which one of the plethora of medicine cabinets to pose. I am just a bit slow on some of these audience participation things. Sorry!
    But I promise I will put them up on my own little blog one day and I will come here and let y’all know ahead of time. Keeping things equal around here, ya know? You showed me yours, so of course I will show you mine!

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  20. Well, I would have loved to participate, but June called a halt long before I got my camera out and had figured out which one of the plethora of medicine cabinets to pose. I am just a bit slow on some of these audience participation things. Sorry!
    But I promise I will put them up on my own little blog one day and I will come here and let y’all know ahead of time. Keeping things equal around here, ya know? You showed me yours, so of course I will show you mine!

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  21. The floral window thing is above the kitchen sink. That’s why there was no beer in that cabinet. I have a fridge in the kitchen.
    And I am secure enough in my manhood to have floral window things. Plus I am too lazy to get different ones. They match the paint in the kitchen.
    And if you think I am going to paint any room in that house AGAIN, you are more batsh*t crazy than Carin…

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  22. Miller Lite? You know, 5 years ago upon moving to Portland I wouldn’t have thought I’d become such a beer snob. And yet here I am.
    And I loved the thong in the medicine cabinet, Joann.

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  23. I know, Onondagas. When I moved to Seattle, I could not believe how there were parties with no yellow beer to be had. That was when I turned to wine, because I do not cotton to that black beer. But that is a whole nother drunkalogue.

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  24. Thank Onondagas, which is a mouthful. Whew.
    Anita, yes, it will make all your poopy problems go away. I promise you that. A miracle.
    Hulk my husband keeps his bathroom beer, which is usually a Heineken, in the shower because he seems to forget that I am not his slave and he thinks it’s refreshing to have a cold beer in the shower and then, you know, just leave the empty bottle there for the fairies to pick up.

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  25. Who said anything about dark beer? Makes me too full. Because when I’m drinking beer I’m already eating a bunch of tater tots and a burger, and I don’t want to deny myself those. A good Widmer. Mmm. Or a Blue Moon.

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  26. Laurie, I have NOT been to Edgefield! Even though I consider myself a huge fan of McMens, my husband and I usually find ourselves at the Grand Lodge or the Bagdag, which are closer to home. I just had friends move out near Troutdale though, so Edgefield is on the menu.
    And I’d like to see the “rest of the story” picture. On your blog maybe?
    And Moon Unit. I think I would have rather been the kid named Diva. But I guess it’s better than Dweezil.

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  27. Hulk (Who would probably clean up the bottle anyway, unless he KNEW leaving it there would lead to underwear coming off...) says:

    Joann-maybe you should drape your pink thong underwear around the bottle…that would work on me!

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  28. Um, June…this whole post was absolutely hilarious and genius. I can’t remember, seriously, the last time I’ve laughed outloud and with such abandon. Thank you so much. I really need a laugh. And I love you commmenters, too. Btw…all I can remember is Mr. Tubman (or whatever his name was)constantly saying, “Missus
    uh- Wiggins”. Isn’t that right?

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  29. Damn I thought it was the liquor cabinet… then I couldn’t find the camera and the ice was melting

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  30. I love it! Laurie’s husband needs more Irish Spring and less deodorant. Also the bottom shelf looks like my 6 year old organized it. That one hasn’t had the OCD touch yet. Wow, I’m so happy to say that I’m in the middle when it comes to neatness and organizing. Miller Lite tall boys are the everyman’s beer.

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  31. Wow! Love the people here! I’m doing well thanks! Looks like I am following you all…. hold please. MUST. FOLLOW. COOL. BLOGS….
    xxxooo
    @thatgalkiki (twitter)
    Christine

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  32. I think Furry (was it Furry?) was right. Mr. uh-Tudball was his uh-name. Don’t know why I can’t uh-remember that.

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  33. I just have to let you know that your blog is my all time FAVORITE! I read it every day and always gives me a good laugh….well except for the one posted the other night- it made me cry just a bit…..hoping things work out.Love the Wisdom Wednesdays!

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  34. I am another “Laurie” ..lurking mostly, sooo I guess I’d better claim my territory now…my new name will now be:
    L.(A.K.A. Laurie)
    p.s. I found this glimpse of medicine cabinets fascinating. How about “Let’s see the junk in your trunk?” …sharing what’s in the trunk of your car..

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  35. The thought of thousands of people
    rushing to fancy up their medicine
    chests for……..
    picture taking — amuse me greatly.

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  36. I have nothing to add. My medicine cabinet is full of stuff I do not use but refuse to throw away because a.) they were expensive when I thought I needed them or b.) they are prescription drugs, which I collect, just in case. Of what? Not sure. Something dire. And inevitable.
    But because I am a Lisa the need to comment was too strong to overcome. Kind of like trying to ignore Hulk and his ape perfume.

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  37. OMG, I have serious medicine cabinet envy! That Laurie is awesome and so NOT this Laurie. My cabinets are always messy. I dream of being tidy. Literally. Most of my dreams are related to my messiness and and over-abundant possessions.

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  38. I really love the medicine cabinet thing. I think you could go on putting up pictures of people’s medicine cabinets for months. It’s something I never gave any thought to before and they’re all so interesting.

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