General musings on the ups and downs and ins and outs in the life of a 30 something, unmarried, life loving, some times interesting and sometimes not, mostly happy girl just trying to figure it all out!

Friday, February 12, 2010

The Other Sisters

When I got Sally, I also got two more sisters. Annie and Kim have added so much to my life… none of it common. We have the most ridiculous amount of fun together that it’s just wrong.
One year for New Year’s Eve we decided that rather than going out we were going to throw our own beauty pageant. The rule was that you had to purchase your attire for the evening at a thrift shop or discount store. My attire consisted of a lime green, sequined, backless, formal gown and a broad brimmed hat, spray painted a matching shade of lime green, rimmed with white glitter for salt, and topped with a “lime wedge.” I was a margarita! Annie was Cinderella and Kim was the Burning Ring of Fire. We had an outlandish time, I tell you! Annie’s boyfriend was the judge and ran it like a true pageant. He even asked questions. Annie’s question was, “If you were any animal, what animal would you be?” Her response was that she was the beaver because she was soft and furry and could chew through wood with her teeth… later the lady who cleaned the stalls found a dead beaver on the side of the road. She pulled over, picked it up, and took it home and deposited it in her freezer. She later deposited it into Sally’s freezer and we took it and had it stuffed and mounted. It was the center piece at Annie’s wedding the following year. And you really should have seen the face of the Navy pilot who was taking lessons from Sally at the time when she took it to the taxidermist. She informed him, quite seriously and from her bathroom, that she needed help with her beaver.
The night after we bought Annie’s wedding dress (Vera Wang, no less) we took ourselves out to a lovely dinner at the Global Grill. We adore tapas, and we adore wine, and we adored a LOT of it that night! We absolutely worked ourselves into a frenzy of fun. The result was Annie and Kim climbing onto the antique, British occupation of Florida-era cannon in front of the county courthouse, riding the cannon, and licking the cannon.
Once when Kim was visiting we had a chicken that had had her leg amputated (by what we never found out). Seeing that she needed special attention, Kim relocated her to the kitchen counter where she took her meals for the remainder of Kim’s stay.

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Spring, TX, Southern, United States
Playing with and keeping up with my nephew and niece take up a lot of my time. Van Geaux takes up the rest of it. Work is an afterthought most days! I like to be outside- but not when it's too hot. I get bored at my desk all day. Niki keeps my world spinning and without her and AC I'd lose it. My work ethic crashes at 4 p.m. daily and I live my sweet puppy and my hedgehog whenever I am not at Niki's. I truly believe naps are quality pass-time events, and sometimes I say bad words at work. I'm pretty sure I'm insane on multiple levels and I believe rules don't apply to me.
It seems that my life is quite entertaining. I didn't realize this myself, but was informed of it by my friends- who are rather entertained by tales of my life occurrences.

I'm far from a professional writer. These are just stories, comments, and other items for simple amusement. Hopefully it's a fun read, as Shannon plans to edit it into a book one day! Maybe we'll become famous, and maybe we'll just have some good laughs at my expense (and some other characters in my life). Either way, happy reading!