Thursday, June 3, 2010

Single File, People. Single File.

Gratuitous Picture of My Cat on a Post that has Nothing to Do with My Cat.


First of all, I want to thank all my beautiful readers for your kind and supportive comments yesterday. Best of all, about twelve people wrote to apologize--each sure he/she was the one I was referring to when I talked about the blogger with the potty mouth. In fact, none of them were.

Oh, I just love guilt-ridden readers.

They are so easily manipulated.

Soon I will have you sending me money, cleaning my home, and combing my hair on command.

So, tell me, is it my mother-like presence and demeanor that makes you so eager to confess your sins?

Is it my nun-like comportment?

Is the special glow of the computer screen that occurs only when you read Betty's blog, exposing the dark spots upon your soul like those blacklights used on the investigative news shows in which well-dressed reporters expose seemingly-clean-but-in-reality-disgustingly-stained comforters in high-priced hotel rooms?



You know we take field trips on Betty's blog from time to time and today is one of those days. Hopefully you brought a bagged lunch and are wearing close-toed shoes. Time to get on the bus.

Michelle from the blog Land of Misfit Toys needed a break from posting as she packs up and moves. She asked if I could come over and re-post my groundbreaking, insightful, cutting edge post on that most perplexing issue: Purse Shopping.

Click on over and get Betty's expert advice on how to pick out the purse that is right for you.

Men: You are not excused from this field trip. You need to know if your woman is making a dreadful fashion mistake. (If so, point it out to her. Women love this.)

Hint: To be in Betty's Fashion Club, the size of your purse must match the size of one of your body parts.

What are you thinking right now?

Do we need to get that blacklight out again? Do we? Do we?

I didn't think so. Now, my hair needs a little work. Part it on the right side this time and don't even think of using that wide-toothed comb.

See you over at Michelle's place!

BTW: Michelle is a crafting genius and has possibly one of the cutest children ever.

Sorry if the links aren't showing up. Click HERE to get there!

38 comments:

The Crazy Suburban Mom said...

I want the perfect purse... I totally want the perfect purse.

It's my mantra

Tracy

Kathie @ Just a Happy Housewife said...

I love your cat!!!

TS Hendrik said...

Come for the cat, stay for the guilt? lol. Course I rarely cuss on my blog so I knew it wasn't me. No guilt there.

That is one great picture though. I love sleeping cats. They always get into the most fantastic positions.

Pat Tillett said...

First, how much does your cat weigh?
Second, how much money do you want?

Michelle Faith said...

Yes,yes,yes...I have guilt. But then again I'm a little ruff around the edges but that is what makes me so lovable.
Going to see Michelle's got to love a girl with that name.
:)

Writing Without Periods! said...

Maybe they are just nice people who don't want to offend. :-) You have great followers.
Mary

slommler said...

I just read your purse story and I am dying here. I laughed so hard my stomach hurts. HA!
My purse is the size of two heads thank you very much!!
And it is hot hot pink...shiny too!
Just saying...!
Hugs
SueAnn

Ms. Anthropy said...

A little guilt never killed anyone, or I'd be dead.

Cheeseboy said...

I want a post on how to manipulate your readers. I need to know this.

Marlene said...

I'm headed over the purse bloggy post now...but I first wanted to say, I'm glad I wasn't the only one who emailed! *snort*

blueviolet said...

I'm nearly positive there are some dark spots on my soul, but profuse cursing isn't one of them. ;)

Kazzy said...

The purse size standard is funny!

And I would call your cat pear-shaped. :)

Jingle said...

only if one wants to be manipulated, then it happens...
Happy Thursday!

Ann said...

I was just wondering if you might have a box I could empty my purse into while I try it on for size? Feel free to go through the box and help yourself to anything you want while I try on my bag.

Ally said...

i still wonder if it was me that cursed ... just kidding

Talli Roland said...

I'm sorry! I'm sorry! Er, what did I do again? :)

(Love the kitty!)

Aut said...

Your cat looks just how I'd imagine a pet of yours would look.

(Please, take that as a compliment.)

Beth said...

That cat looks rather smug! And quite fabulous!

I was trying to figure out my smallest body part! :)

What did I miss yesterday?

liz said...

you command our respect, Sister Betty.

Lori said...

I am new to your blog thanks for laying out the rules.

Brian Miller said...

so where do i send the money to? smiles.

popping over now...

Alex J. Cavanaugh said...

Warning you now, I don't do windows.

Old Kitty said...

I love handbags!!!

And your cat is adorable!

And your mother-like presence made me click over pronto and without further ado to the Land of Misfit Toys!! LOL!

And I had a thoroughly great time, thank you. :-)

Take care
x

Kimberly Franklin said...

I love purses. Love them!! And that cat is too cute!

Copyboy said...

I'll make the trip to fashion faux pas land. I'm not afraid of losing my manhood. Nice cat.

Pat said...

Well, your purse theory is great 'cause I have really big *beep*

I'm going over to the other site now to gleam some insight on purse shopping. Good thing I put that purse back today at Target. Whew! Close call!

Jimmy said...

If you feel guilty then there is a reason, if it was me I must have missed it so I don't feel guilty, if it was me then pass the comb I'll take the lumps Ha Ha

Don't know much about purses matching body parts but I'm not too proud to learn something new, see you there.

Angie said...

I cuss like a sailor...sigh, pass me the comb...

Leanne said...

Betty - I just can't tell you how much I completely and totally ADORE your blog! You continue to amaze me (post after post) with you wit, your charm, and your style [please mail my $20 check to P.O. Box] ;) Ok, seriously though - you are a delight in my day! Heading to Misfit Toys next!

DrSoosie said...

i don't come out of guilt...I just like it over here at Betty's place. You are one fun blogger and never fail to uplift my mood!

Shan said...

Can we at least divide the chores? I don't mind doing your hair*, but I have no money and really struggle just to clean my own home.
*You might want to check with Mad about my hairstyling abilities. On the one hand, I'm very good at gently and non-chemically removing tangles. On the other, there's that whole "styling" part of the hair deal...

prerna said...

LOL!! You are my sunshine, Betty! Love your post and am sorry I missed the previous one. Your wisdom and wit always, always make my day.
Blessings and best wishes.

Venassa said...

Yay, purses. Off to read.
Love your comment about the men reading as well.

KleinsteMotte said...

Your style here is fascinating!! Hook with a pet! That is cool. YUP I love this one!!!-HEIDI

Jerry said...

Why are do you call yourself Bossy? Is it because you demand we go looking at purses and their body part equivalent?

Michelle said...

You were a smashing success!! Thank you so so much! I appreciate it!

Poetic Shutterbug said...

hmmm, there is not, that I know of, a purse big enough :D

Jessica said...

Purse shopping?

PURSE SHOPPING?!!

Sorry .. everything stopped in my world when I read those words.
I'm a purse wh.... OOPS! Potty mouth alert!
I'm a shameless woman who would sell her god given assets for even the whiff of new leather and to hear the purr of a crisp new zipper.