A Slumber Party Every Day
Wednesday, September 15, 2010


I'm interrupting my scintillating vacation pictures for a special "June Looks In Your Drawers Post".

If you've been with me awhile, you know I adore the blog, Bye Bye Pie. I found June Gardens and her blog a while back when she was nominated for Funniest Blog at the Luxe Awards, which is like the Oscars for blogs. And let me tell you, that girl is fun-fun-funny. 

It is the first place I go to in the morning, besides the yard for  Moronica and Mornoni's morning constitution. After the morning business,  I rush over to BBP to see what all my friends are up to. 

See, June's blog is a very special place. It's like an interactive blog. It is an ongoing dialogue all day long between June and the commenters. And I'm not sure dialogue would be the correct term here, it's more like what goes on at a 12-year-old's slumber party, after the mom has gone to bed. We're a tight bunch over there. We even watched the Academy Awards together on Juney's blog. 

Every Wednesday, June has "Pieces of Wisdom" where she asks us a question on Tuesday and on Wednesday we all give her our answers. For example, there was the time she wanted to know what we ate in a day or the time she wanted to know how we managed to save money. I think my answer was buy shoes. It might not save money, but it sure can make a girl happy!

This Tuesday, she shook things up a bit. She told us how her husband Marvin is a Snooper McSnoopypants, when he goes to the bathroom at other people's houses, checking medicine cabinets and the like and so she wanted us to send her pictures of our medicine cabinets, so Marvin could get his snoop on.  

And since I am always the first one to ring the doorbell and run or whatever fun there is to be found, I sent her my pictures. 

Now, here's another reason I love June. She is a hypochondriac just like me and this was my chance to show her how hypochondriaclly (not a word, but I like it), united we are. 

I don't have a medicine cabinet. I have a medicine closet. That's right. 

And because my closet is so big, I sent her 2 pictures of 2 different shelves. 

The first picture is on her blog today, here. It's the last picture of the bunch. Well, duh, I mean, she says, "Here's Joann's picture." Anyway, I put a special something in the picture for Marvin to reward him for his snooping and also for Hulk who is part of my commenting family over there because I have a feeling the gigantic Hulk likes pink. 

All the boxes of perfume samples in the picture are from my sister who works for a perfume company and gives us all kinds of free smells. We have so many perfumes, the dogs even have their own scents. We are living life large, folks, over here. Our dogs have their own signature perfumes. 

Anyway, I sent in two pictures, but June couldn't get my other one up, something about my iPhone and upside down, I don't know. All I know is she wanted me to put it on my blog today. And I do what June says because she's the head girl at the slumber party. 

So, here's my second pic: 


And here's where I show June what a super hypochondriac I am. 

Not one, but two, two blood pressure monitors. Because, you never know when in the midst of a blood pressure reading, your monitor will cut out on you and you need that backup to ensure you're not stroking out. 

And please ignore the EMPTY SOAP DISPENSER that one of my lazy Dung Beetles put back on the shelf instead of, I don't know, walking the three steps to the trash can. 

I keep it real here, folks. 

And that thing hanging off the shelf, is a pretty pink gel mask. Something to reduce my puffiness when I'm checking my stroke levels with my blood pressure cuffs. On both arms. 

Check out June's blog and all the fun pictures she's got up today. And if you feel like joining us, we welcome you with open arms. One of my commenters who is also named JoAnn, (different spelling) joined us over there. And so now, I am called Original Joann and she is Regular Joann. 

And by the way, JoAnn has a blog called Ostriches Look Funny  which has absolutely nothing to do with ostriches. So if you're an ostrich lover, don't get all excited. There are no ostriches there, just JoAnn's writing which is way better than an ostrich. JoAnn is a writer so full of grace, her words oftentimes take my breath away. She is incredibly gifted and she just blogs, but I've been trying to coax her into writing something big, because she is that good. 

Unfortunately, she is on hiatus because of a move that has left her without Internet. I miss her and her magnificent words, but she will be back. Check for her on my side bar. She is amazing. 

If you come over to Bye Bye Pie, there are only a few rules. You must love animals and hate Rush, (the band). 

So, head on over to June's blog now and check out my photo and in my typical fashion, I'm probably over sharing a bit much . . . as usual. 

No download today. I've got blog comments I'm backed up on and a critique partner's manuscript calling my name. 

Now, shoo, get on over to June's and don't forget your jammies and Strawberry Shortcake sleeping bag. 








28 comments:

Christine Macdonald said...

Tee hee hee off to read now. THANKS! :)

lvankuiken said...

LOVE THIS!

Probably because I know exactly what you're talking about. I missed the medicine cabinet excitement yesterday because of the usual family dramas which took over my life, but I may send in a late picture to June to show her my hypochondriac solution when you don't have a medicine cabinet in your tiny little 40 year old bathroom - I have a shoe organizer hanging on the back of my laundry room door which hold everything. And I labeled it. :-))

I love (the other) Joann too. Love her writing. I hope she finds a neighbor's wifi to piggyback on soon!

And finally, the empty bottle? I have the same thing here. Why? Why? I don't understand why they can't throw it away. Don't they see that it is empty? Pet peeve # 5,789 of mine.

Great post.

Deborah said...

I built a house back in 1994 with my wasband and the builder looked at me with those sad builder-eyes when I said I wanted a medicine chest. I'm certain he immediately put me in geezer country which I wasn't at that time.

I so want to send a picture of my medicine cabinet to someone!

June Gardens said...

Wow, you wrote about me, and I was all rules-y and did not link to you in my post. I am a dink. Also too, I had never noticed that the other JoAnn spelled her name in a different fashion. Plus I think ostriches are cute.

Hulk( Who, no, is NOT using that first picture as his screen saver...as far as you know...) said...

Not sure if I should be proud or offended by being described as 'gigantic"...

;)

The Furry Godmother said...

Heeeeee! Heart you. And your Strawberry Shortcake sleeping bag. Pillow fight!

LisaPie said...

I love slumber parties! Lifting your friends with two fingers, Ouija boards, scary stories and movies, prank phone calls and talking about boys.

I also love June and I am so glad I made my way over there and that you did the same.

{{{{Virtual group hug}}}}}

Fragrant Liar said...

Okay, heading over to meet the two Joanns.

twelvedaysold said...

He drinks a beer in the shower? Now that sounds pretty nice...I'll have to try it! And then leave the bottle for my poor house husband to pick up, because I am eternally rude.

Eva Gallant said...

I checked out Bye Bye Pie...she is funny! and all those medicine cabinets...you guys are all funny!

randine said...

Ha, ha, I love the fact that you have two blood pressure cuffs. You are serious about your blood pressure.

Now I'm headed over the slumber party. I've been missing out it sounds like.

Cheryl said...

I too love Regular JoAnn and am very sad her blog is on hiatus. Altho one of her relatives did see a comment I left about a vibrator so maybe it's not really on hiatus and she's just making sure I think that so I don't leave anymore unseemly comments at her place.

Pat said...

Sounds like fun! I'm going over to her blog now.

jayayceeblog said...

Her blog is fun! Thanks for sending us over there ...

Paula said...

My husband doesn't drink beer in the shower, but I have caught him exiting the bathroom with a wine glass in his hand. FTLOG.

Anita @ GoingALittleCoastal said...

Thank god that's an eye mask. At first glance I thought it was a couple of condoms!

Oh, and I got the stuff. That is some high dollar crap. Or at least it will be. HA! I don't care.

Funny in My Mind said...

I do love June's blog but I don't comment or read them anymore.
I don't have a medicine chest.
I love your sense of humor!

alicia said...

Sounds like a party for sure... I'm off to check it out before nighty night.

Kelley said...

I went over there (I didn't knock & feel awful that I just showed up like that) & really had fun looking at those pictures. Ha!! I love the back-up blood pressure cuff. I bet your purse is really stocked well! You'd definitely put me to shame...

W.C.Camp said...

We don't have a medicine cabinet either but my wife throws aspirin in a drawer. Pretty much the only thing I need to cure ALL PROBLEMS is a box of Pop Tarts and a tin of SpongeBob Bandaids. W.C.C.

Nancy C said...

Oh, gracious, this sounds like my kind of place.

I confess that my medicine cabinet is not all that thrilling, but I do love snooping when visiting others.

Until, that is, I found condoms. At my in-law's house. Eek.

Rae said...

I always love it when a blogger shares their favorite reads! I have found several blog friends through unselfish people like you!
I was thinking about taking one day a week (mon. or Fri,) to post my favorite posts of the week from others. I'm just afraid I'll hurt someone's feelings if they aren't included. Us bloggers are a sensitive sort!
And, hey- I loed the little subtle gift you left in your medicine cabinet for Marvin!

Liz said...

i know as soon as i click, i'll be transported elsewhere in the bloggy universe, so i bid you farewell.

Natalie said...

Hmph! I come over for a visit, and you send me somewhere else ;)

Nice to "see" you, I need to visit more often!

Cheeseboy said...

Here's how big a hypochondriac I am: I have a machine to check to see of my two blood pressure machines are working.

Just when I think I am getting over my hypochondriacism, some odd thing will creep in and worry me into a new kind of panic.

Baby Sister said...

Haha. This was awesome, as well as her blog. Thanks for sharing friends!!

From Tracie said...

Whew! Since I'm a Tracie I should be safe over there, right?

I'm a firm believer in a few Advil will cure anything, so as long as I can bring my case of Advil along with me everything will be fine!

Ostriches Look Funny said...

You are too kind.
I am dying to go look at medicine cabinets.
I think Hulk likes pink too.

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