Thursday, November 15, 2012

A Little of This and A Little of That

Y'all, I feel like this week has sucker-punched me on more than one occasion. I seriously need a mulligan. I will be glad to kiss this one goodbye. Today, Thursday, is the first day this week that I actually have felt like I accomplished anything. Monday I started the day off running behind and left my breakfast at home which just set the pace for a weird day. Tuesday was when my co-worker passed away and so that day was shot. Wednesday was a little better as far as work was concerned, but then Wednesday night I left my Bible and my phone at church. Thankfully someone turned them in and at lunch on Thursday I was able to go and pick them up from the church receptionist. I also managed to purchase stamps for my Christmas cards and buy some lunch  - all three in under 40 minutes. Finally, the tide had turned in my favor.

Anyway, I had a few things I wanted to blab about here at the end of the week. So, here we go...
Why is it that everyone seems to hate jury duty and try every way in the world to get out of it? I really do not understand this. My boss has been summoned for jury duty the week of November 26 and she said she was going to try every way possible to get out of it. When I asked her why, she said because it's boring. Is that how everyone feels because I don't. I have only been summoned for jury duty one time and I found it to be extremely interesting. I wish they would call my name again sometime because I find it fascinating to watch the legal system at work. Maybe it's the kid in me who wanted to be a lawyer that allows me to find jury duty fun and interesting. For the life of me, though, I cannot figure out why people hate it so much. You get out of work for a week for crying out loud, what's better than that?

Do women not wear slips anymore because they are certainly hard to find in stores. I have been wearing the same full dress slip since I was 16. I realize you all find this hard to believe because I find it hard to believe, but I assure you, it is true. Maybe the slip stretched out as I stretched out. It does have a large tear in the side of it and is extremely tight these days, but it is in fact the very same slip I have had since I was 16 years old. I know this because my grandmother Betty bought it for me on one of our shopping trips and at the time she bought it I thought it looked like something an old woman would wear and it must have been pretty loose on me as well. Now I think it is really pretty and I wish that it still fit because I really don't want to throw it out. I think it is the only item I have left from any of my shopping trips with my grandmother.

I've known for a while now that I needed to get a new slip and so one day a few weeks ago I decided to stop in to Wal-Mart and look for one. I have bought some half slips from Wal-Mart before and the last few times I had been in a department store lingerie department, I didn't see any slips. Well, much to my chagrin, Wal-Mart no longer carries slips. I couldn't find any and so I asked a lady that worked in the department and she said that Wal-Mart no longer carries them. I must have had a look of complete confusion on my face. She said that all the people who grew up wearing slip come in looking for them, but Wal-Mart doesn't have them. This really threw me for a loop. I guess girls today don't grow up wearing slips and apparently older women are no longer in need of a new one. I did find quite a few on Amazon - Amazon always comes to my rescue - and ordered a new one which has since come in. It is not as lovely as the one my grandmother bought me, but it will do.

One final note, I wanted to let you all know that my lovely cousin Alexandra is starting a photography company. The name of it is Sweet Indigo Photography and she charges just $25 for a one hour session. She took photos of me and The Tide last Sunday and they turned out so wonderful I think. If you haven't had your Christmas card photos taken yet and are looking for someone who takes great photos at a reasonable price, please contact her. Here is a link to her new web site. You can find a few photos of me and The Tide on there in the portrait section.

Hope everyone has a fantastic weekend!


Melissa said...

I've never had jury duty but I've always wanted to see what it would be like. I would not try to get out of it. Slips - that's an interesting topic. I haven't owned one in YEARS and have no desire to wear one again. I did grow up wearing them. I think my mom still wears them.
I also don't own hose. I will wear tights on rare occasions.

Erika said...

I still wear slips from time to time; they really do make dresses look better.
If you are ever in the Boaz area, I believe the Vanity Fair outlet over there still sells them, so you may find them there (or check their website).
I still have some I wore in high school, too. That must have been some awesome stretchy fabric they used 20 years ago :)

Alison said...

The time I was called for jury duty I was really looking forward to being on a jury, but I had just had knee surgery and sitting for three days straight was killing me. When they asked who wanted to go home, I was reluctantly one of the first to raise a hand.

Slips! I can't believe how hard they are to find! I had to order one from Amazon for Nina to wear under a scratchy sweater dress.