Friday, June 26, 2009

Fabulous Friday

This week was just full of fabulousity. I feel like I'm finally getting into a groove as a stay-at-home-mom, but that's probably just because the kids started camp this week. Don't judge.

Without further ado, here are all of the fabulous things I've learned this week:

1. Apparently there is this ultra secret gift that stay-at-home moms give each other when they're welcoming a new member into their ranks.

I received my gift bag from my friend Carly this week. Not bad, right? I feel like the Quilting Today and the champers cancel each other out. And yes, the bottle of champagne is empty. What can I say? Champagne with an ice cube sure beat the Crystal Light I was planning on serving at the playdate.

2. Our readers are much funnier than we are. As if our
little contest wasn't proof enough, Laura called me on my cell phone to read me some of the comments on the Drew Barrymore post out loud.

Personal favorites include:

--"Do you think Lucy Liu and Cameron Diaz are texting each other to schedule an intervention?Angel down. Angel down!"

--"Here's what's funny to me--Justin's whole "thing" is that he's the cool guy in the Mac ads. Boyfriend just doesn't look so cool walking around with Drew in her clown garb. Just sayin'. He needs to reign her in lest he lose his credibility and suddenly everyone wants to be the PC guy. I'll bet that PC guy's wife wears Tory Burch."

I'm not sure which is more pathetic, the fact that Laura and I have entire phone conversations about comments on the blog or that Little Ms. J. and Sarah Francis totally showed up our post in the comments. Well played, girls. Well played.

3. There are certain people who I should not be permitted to go shopping with. You know who you are. It was just an innocent trip to the mall to kill time before we had to pick up the kiddies from camp and I ended up coming home with these: Um...oops. I'm supposed to be saving money for a new laptop, but these were on sale. SALE! How could I pass them up? They're sparkly. Do you see the sparkles?

Anyways, they're all mine now and there's no way I'm taking them back. Ever. Thank god for friends who remind you that one has an obligation to purchase shoes like this when they're found abandonded on a sale rack.

It's really more like adoption than shopping.

4. I heart Major Agent. Laura and I have been feeling totally unfocused since we've been on sub, so we're going to pitch a few of our new project ideas to Major Agent next week. I have the feeling that once we're working on an agent sanctioned manuscript we'll hit the ground running with our WIP.

Bottom line: our agent rocks. Hard. I honestly can't imagine doing any of this without her. We're lucky girls.

I'm not sure this post can take any more fabulousity, so have a fab weekend everyone! We'll be back on Monday with our usual nonsense.


Little Ms J said...

I feel a little remiss with my most recent posts/comments. I blogged about MJ a week ago and left the "Angel Down" comment yesterday. If I smelled like clovers and liked yarn I may just say that I was tuned in to the universe. Patchouli, anyone?

Oh, and I really like your adoption theory with shoes. I adopted a pair when I ran to Nordstrom for lunch the other day. I also adopted a NARS lip gloss in Turkish Delight and a Nordstrom point card. They were just sitting there with flies around them and dirty water in a bathroom somewhere... I have a big heart.

Sara Raasch said...

I. Want. Those. Shoes.

New projects! Yay!

Shelli (srjohannes) said...

those shoes will look so cute iwth jeans :)

Sarah Wylie said...

If this person leads you to buy such cute shoes every time, then I suggest you don't shop with anyone BUT them!

Also, yay for new projects!

Hardygirl said...

Oh my. I feel totally FAMOUS!!

And, yes, I adopted a metallic silver leather jacket this week (yes, you read that right . . . and no, I was not inspired by Bono). Think what might have happened to that Jacket if I hadn't intervened. I mean, some little old ninety-year-old cross dresser with cats might have ended up with it. Not that there's anything WRONG with being a ninety-year-old cross dresser . . . it just would not have been an ideal home for my poor jacket.

Such a smart idea to pitch your WIP to your agent. That validation and direction will definitely light a fire under your computer chair!


Steph said...

#1, where on earth did you find those shoes? I must acquire some immediately!! Sooooo effing cute! and

#2 after working for years, I became a stay at home mom about a year 1/2 ago and I did NOT get a gift package, note to my friends: you are sucky ;)

#3, your agent is a class act all the way! She rejected my full but I adore her still! :)

Becca Fitzpatrick said...

Good luck on the new project! She read my book last week, and it appears I have lots of work ahead. SIGH. I need a babysitter...

Danyelle L. said...

You gals are awesome! Those shoes make me want to start collecting...>.<

lisa and laura said...

LMJ - Damn you. You've done it again and stolen our thunder in the comments. By the time I got to "I have a big heart" I almost wet my pants.

Sara - I'd say you could borrow them, but I'd be lying. I'm never letting anyone else even touch them.

Shelli - I totally have a vision of wearing these with some ultra dark boot cut jeans. Too bad it's 90 degrees here.

Sarah - That's a very good point. Of course it also means I'll be writing on my sorry ass desk top for the rest of my life. But I guess I'd have fabulous shoes. Call it a wash?

SF - You should get a medal for adopting that jacket. And yes, so excited to start working on something agent approved. When we get into the writing mode we write fast. So fun!

Steph - Sale rack at Saks. So pretty...I think it's the sparkles, they're sort of hypnotizing.

Becca - I'm sort of doing a fangirl type squee when you comment on our blog now. With all of this buzz about Hush, Hush you're practically famous!

Danyelle - That's the problem with shoes, they're addictive

Rebecca Knight said...

Holy crap, I can't believe there is such a thing as Turkish Delight lipgloss :P. Must... acquire!

Also, hooray for free champagne ;)!

Jeannie Lin said...

Oh my...have you broken the stay-at-home mommy pact by posting online?

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