Tuesday, July 3, 2007

June Cracks

Hey, I think this is my 100th post. Doesn't this mean that I get syndication money now?

They let us out of work early today. I have never really understood that, offices letting you out early because you get the next day off. I mean, why? Don't get me wrong, I was off like a shot at 2 p.m. There was an outline of my body crashing through the wall, getting out of there. But I do not get what we are supposed to do with this extra time.

And by the way, it is 3:18 p.m. Got out of work at 2:00, got home at THREE EIGHTEEN P.M. Nice traffic.

So, I have to tell you the truth. I bought a dress on Sunday. Remember in elementary school when boys would say, "Dress up for Sunday!" and then flip your dress up? What a bunch of jerks young boys are.

I am going to yet another wedding soon, and I went to the mall on Sunday to purchase new underthings. But did I? No. I am still wearing Marvin Garden's boxers, my mom's girdle and my bathing suit because I need new chones.

For whatever reason, I convinced myself that my marry 'em and bury 'em all-purpose dress would not suffice for my next wedding. So I went to the Ann Taylor. Now, sue me. I know Ann Taylor is not cutting edge, and that I am not cool, but I like me the Ann Taylor. It is classic, pretty, and I do not look like I am trying to be 21. There is a store here called Forever 21, which just makes me sad. Do we really want to be forever 21? At this point, I would have to go in twice, to match my age.

To make a long story really boring, I bought this dress. And no, I didn't turn into a really attractive African-American model when I put it on. That is not a picture of ME, per se. Just a picture of the dress.

They were having a sale at Ann Taylor, but of course I bought the one item in the store that was full price.

I would say this is my biggest cheat so far, and right at the halfway point. Nice.

I guess that's all I have to say about that. Happy 4th of July, everybody! We're independent! Every year I make Marvin Gardens listen while I read the 4th of July chapter from Little Town on the Prairie. This year the book is already packed. So if anyone has that chapter, please type it word-for-word into the comments for me, just up to the part about the despots. Marvin will be SO happy.

15 comments:

dcrmom said...

I'm not typing a chapter of anything, but that dress is GORGEOUS. Now you have to post a picture of you wearing it!

June Cutoff Cash said...

Oh come on, dcrmom. You have kids. You MUST have that Little Town on the Prairie lying around somewhere...

Anonymous said...

Umm, she probably has it memorized and doesn't even need the book, June! I can say that with certainty, being her oldest friend and all. We were LHOTP freaks growing up!
S.

June Cutoff Cash said...

Good to know, anon! dcrmom, you can call us in the morning and recite it to us. We look forward to it.

Anonymous said...

No king bosses Pa...for God's law is the only thing that gives you a right to be free. Happy 4th. From a girl that went to Spirit of '76 Elementary School, close by where they sang "Star-Spangled Banner" for first time- stick that in your Yankee Doodle. xo

Anonymous said...

How would you like that dress for your Birthday? Check could be in the mail this week.

emilyhope said...

I do like the dress. I think it will go great with your new red hair. Be sure to post a pic of you in it.

June Cutoff Cash said...

King bosses! Oh! That is my chapter. And they have the lemonade and Grace is a brat and has to stay home. Do you think MG would get mad if I unpacked everything till I found that book?

June Cutoff Cash said...

Dear mother-in-law,

Sure! A birthday present it is! Now, what are we going to call the SHOES I BOUGHT TO GO WITH IT!?! (blogging to come...)

Marc said...

Okay, here it is:

"It was Joo-lye the Fourth, and we wuz fixin' to celebrate real good. Ma and Pa and Half-Pint, and ... my other sister (wait a minute, am I half-pint, or is that the little one who falls down at the beginnin' of every episode?) Anyway, we wuz all dressed up in our fancy duds and waitin' for them fireworks to start. Pa comes up to me and says, 'Dress up fer Sunday!' and, well, you know. That Pa is sure a strange feller."

June Cutoff Cash said...

Laura would NEVER have used incorrect English. Schools were good then. And she didn't tell the stories in first person, either. Yeesh.

The one who falls on the TV SHOW, which is COMPELETELY DIFFERENT from the books, is Carrie.

In real life? Carrie? Ooo. Not so pretty.

Anonymous said...

Was Pa a pervert?

June Cutoff Cash said...

OKAY, EVERYBODY HAS TO STOP WITH THE LITTLE HOUSE BASHING! I AM HUMORLESS ABOUT IT!!!!!

Pa was certainly not a pervert. He was a wonderful man.

Geez!

June Cutoff Cash said...

And I just figured out, AUNT MARY, that it was YOU who did the bashing! Wasn't it you who got me my first Little House book in the first place?

Or was that Grammy...?

Becky said...

I don't have the book either but I have to tell you that I think of it every 4th of July too!!!
I'll have to get a copy and do the same to my family every 4th.

My boys always complained that those books made them hungry. :)