Tuesday, December 9, 2014

Becoming A Cat

Illustration by Sandra Dieckmann (for sale on her Etsy shop)

Cynthia:  I worry a little that I am turning into a cat.

Marcy:  You mean like when Jeff Goldblum turned into a fly in The Fly?

Cynthia:  Yes, but not as gross as that.

Marcy:  Well of course. Us cats are cute and captivating.  So why worry?

Cynthia: I don't know.  It's just kind of... weird.

It's weird how much I love to sit on the floor in the morning sunspot to get warm and drink coffee.

It's weird that I am constantly going into the kitchen to look for treats.

It's weird how I can sit on the couch for a long time staring into space and blinking.

It's weird how panicked I get when somebody knocks on the door.

It's weird how bonkers I get when surrounded by people for too long and either get super mad and hissy or have to immediately retreat to a quiet space.

It's weird how nervous I get if my regularly scheduled day is interrupted by last minute details.

It's weird that I absolutely must wash my hair every day even though it is contributing to early balding.

Marcy:  I don't think it's weird.

Sunspots and treats are the lifeblood of happiness.

Sitting on the couch and blinking is meditating and good for the soul.

People are tiring with their onslaught of emotions and one needs a break from them, especially us sensitive types.

It's better to be bald than have dirty hair.

Also, no one should be knocking on the door. Not only is it bad manners, they probably want to kill you.

Hide under the couch immediately.

Other than that, being a feline is fantastic. Welcome to our world!  =^..^=

Tuesday, December 2, 2014

Posing As The Pink Panther

Cynthia is rushing around frantically in high heels and a pencil skirt.

Cynthia:  Marcy! Wake up! Let's go!

Marcy:  Go where? I'm happy here.

Cynthia:  C'mon, Marcy! We've got to get an outfit photo in before the sun goes down.

Cynthia hysterically lunges for her camera and almost twists an ankle.

Marcy:  You look like a crazed chicken wobbling around on stilts. And why are you dressed like a secretary?

Cynthia grabs the side of a table to steady herself which in turn causes a stack of loose papers to fly through the air.

Cynthia:  This is my Emily Mortimer Pink Panther inspired outfit.

Cynthia:  A pink Anthropologie shirt, my pencil skirt from Pink Martini, and pair of cute Jeffrey Campbell heels.  

Cynthia:  It's perfect? Perhaps?

Marcy (drolly):  Positively.

Cynthia:  I'm trying to get in all of the blogger poses so that someday I will be considered a true fashion blogger. Maybe even ... a fashionista.

Marcy:  Dreaming dangerously, eh?

Cynthia:  Here's a requisite blogger side view.

Cynthia:  And here's the famous blogger sloucher pose.

Cynthia trips over her toes and lands splat in the middle of the street.

Cynthia:  Oh well, I guess we'll have to get a photo of me shyly looking down at my kneecap another time.

Marcy:  Some fashionista. Those heels are only 2 inches high.

Cynthia:  I'm working on it, Marcy. You know, a little more encouragement from you would be nice.

Cynthia stoically brushes off asphalt from her arms and legs

Marcy:  Don't quit your day job.

Cynthia:  Hmpf.

Marcy:  And please get out of the middle of the street.

Cynthia manages to jump out of the way of a speeding car with a texting driver behind the wheel. She lands face first in the bougainvillea.


                                           Jeffrey Campbell Hazelnut Haute Heel

                                   Pink Martini Skirt in Navy and also in Burgundy

                  Anthropologie Estrie Henley (similar here and a really cute option here)


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Thursday, November 27, 2014

mostly me, by penelope | thank u

penelope kitten (squeaking):

everyone here is stuffing themselves

with stuffing and stuff

just wanted to take a mo to say

thank u

we luv u

we are so happy happy happy

to have such wonderful

and amazing

and creative

and kind

bloggy friends

this world is super scary

and this is our

safe spot of sunniness


gotta go

cindy is handing out treats

can't miss that


happy thanksgiving!

love, p

Tuesday, November 25, 2014

I Drive Myself Crazy

Roksanda Ilincic
Photo from Harper's Bazaar
by Venetia Scott

Cynthia is perusing the Internet. Procrastinating of course. When all of a sudden she yells at the computer.

Cynthia:  UGH. Again?! Really?!

Marcy:  What?!!

Cynthia (shaking her head):  This always happens. ALWAYS.

Marcy:  What?

Cynthia:  Here's the scenario:  I am innocently reading an article on Racked.com about the opening of Nasty Gal's retail store in West Hollywood.

So I mosey on over to their infamous online store to check them out. I see a nice skirt here and cute pair of pants there - all for reasonable prices. You know, $68... $88... when all of a sudden BAM - up pops the most darling denim blouse -

My heart skips a beat and soars. I breathlessly click on the image to get a closer look and then ... THUD... my hearts drops to the floor because ...

Alice McCall Paloma Blouse

Cynthia:  That darling denim blouse is $265.

Marcy:  Yikes.

Cynthia:  Yes. But then I glance over to the image next to it and the same exact thing happens again. I see a darling denim jumpsuit by the same designer that looks like a dress. It's so original and so cute I get butterflies in my stomach.

Alice McCall Paloma Overalls

Marcy:  Don't tell me. You click on the image for a closer look and are astonished at the price and your heart goes thud again.

Cynthia:  Yes.

Marcy:  At least you're predictable.

Cynthia (gloomily):  Those overalls are $430.

Marcy:  Double yikes.

Cynthia:  Anthropologie carries a few expensive items along with their regular merchandise too. And I am always always ALWAYS so startled by the price. Take for instance their Snowberry Ball Skirt.

It's $495.

Anthropologie's Snowberry Ball Skirt

Cynthia:  I mean the name alone... Snowberry Ball Skirt... is swoon worthy. Sigh... And then there is this beauty -

Anthropologie's Midnight Romance Midi Dress

Cynthia:  The Midnight Romance Dress. For $565. Sigh...  $565... sigh...

And the thing is, every single one of these items is either sold out or almost sold out. Every single one, Marcy. Every. Single. One.

Marcy:  So no hope of them ever reaching sale.

Cynthia (mooning about):  No hope... no hope...

Marcy: You just have to face the fact that you have couture taste on a Kmart budget.