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Friday, October 13, 2006

ALL DRESSED UP, NO PLACE TO GO


Another astute reader, who shares my warped sense of humor, knew I'd appreciate this clip and sent it along. In which paper or where it ran, I have no idea.

It put things in perspective since I'll be attending my man's 30th reunion with him tomorrow.

I've been a little anxious preparing for the big soiree because Spud is seven years younger, and I don't want to go looking like I could be his mother.

In doing so, I had to find just the right dress (which I did) that would give his old girlfriends a run for their money.

My luck, everyone will be casually dressed in jeans.

Maybe I can wear the sexy little black number again when I go to Wal-Mart
for doggie wee-wee pads.

12 Comments:

Anonymous psychoanalyst said...

Why don't you want to go looking like you could be his his mother? If he prefers a woman seven years older than himself, then he must be looking for a mother figure.

BTW, you didn't say which reunion.
From his release from the penitentiary?

Fri Oct 13, 05:15:00 PM  
Anonymous proofreader said...

I was in Wal-Mart today and chuckled when I saw a bridal registry...I know they have small appliances ,etc. but it struck me like a Jeff Foxworthy joke.."you know your woman's a redneck when she has a bridal registry at Wal-Mart."

Fri Oct 13, 06:36:00 PM  
Anonymous wine girl said...

Ever been to Mall at Short Hills? Talk about having to dress. Yikes! Have fun at the reunion. It is all about making Spud look good. Us women just need ourselves to make us look good.

Fri Oct 13, 08:17:00 PM  
Anonymous iwishihadu said...

tell psychoanalyst that he should know men with younger women aren't looking for father figures but for those big bulges in their wallet pocket. Knowing that journalists aren't very well paid, I suspect your man isn't looking for a mother figure to take care of him. He's with you because you're a beautiful woman, and he's found someone smart he can actually have a conversation with besides younger dingbats. You go girl!

Sat Oct 14, 10:36:00 AM  
Anonymous weenyburgess said...

Can't wait to read about all of the fun you had at the reunion. I'm sure there will be some entertaining blogs. By the way, you are a beautiful woman who looks much younger than her years so the age difference between the two of you IS NOT AT ALL APPARENT! Spud is lucky to have a sexy gorgeous mature woman on his arm instead of a fake bimbo who cannot hold an intellectual conversation. Psychoanalyst needs to get a life and stop with the various "anonymous names" and inappropriate nasty comments. I am so tired of mean spirited people polluting our world with their negativity and hostility. What should be a funny and enjoyable blog turns into a forum for passing personal jabs that at this point are not only unnecessary, but are truly pathetic. It is time to move on and stop reading this blog if you do not care for the writer on a personal level. I believe in karma. Truly what goes around, comes around. Therefore, I have taken to living my life by seeing the beauty in the world even when it is surrounded by tragedy. I try to see the good in people even when I struggle to understand their actions. None of us should purport to know better than anyone else unless you have truly walked in the other person's shoes. Life is too short. Take the time to enjoy today and make someone smile. I guarantee it will make you feel better than hurting someone's feelings. That being said I will say a prayer for psychoanalyst tonight.

Sun Oct 15, 12:52:00 PM  
Anonymous anonpyschoanalyity said...

I think weenyburgess is really diana trying to make herself sound better than we know she is and that she tries to convince all of us spud is so great when deep down she knows he isn't!

Sun Oct 15, 02:23:00 PM  
Blogger Tom from Brick said...

Be yourself. The people at Spud's reunion aren't going to be focused on you. They'll be too worried about how they appear to all their former scoolmates. Us humans have our priorities backwards. We worry so much about our physical appearance instead of our spiritual side. We'd be a whole lot happier (with ourselves) if we focused on helping others instead of worrying about what kind of physical impression we make. We're all going to end up as dust anyway so why worry about it?

Sun Oct 15, 05:03:00 PM  
Anonymous weenyburgess said...

Tom is right. Inner beauty is what truly matters. Ever notice when you first meet some people that their attractiveness quotient can actually decrease when they open their mouths? And sometimes people who you may not look twice at become quite beautiful as you get to know them. AND... I'm definitely not Diana. I don't really think that she tries to make Spud look extra "good" in her blogs or articles. Quite the contrary, sometimes I think you could argue otherwise. Those are the most entertaining writings. Sometimes after reading between the lines I think ....hmmmmm!!! Could there have been a little tiff last night??!! Ha! Ha! All in good fun Di!!!

Sun Oct 15, 07:16:00 PM  
Blogger Diana Fasanella said...

Many thanks to weeny, tom and iwish for coming to my defense against psycho anon.

Mon Oct 16, 10:17:00 AM  
Anonymous proofreader said...

give thanks to the spanx!

Tue Oct 17, 07:40:00 PM  
Anonymous Hartster said...

You should do a column (unless I missed it) on dollar-type stores. It wasn't too long ago that there were places like Rockbottom and Sands Salvage, selling "legitimate" bargain merchandise - leftovers, toothpaste in metric sizes, stuff from fire sales.

I do shop in them, but I do get amused when I turn over a knickknack and see "Made in China for [name of store]." I also find it funny that one of the chain stores now sells gift cards - "Here, son, couldn't figure out what you wanted, so here's a $10 gift card for Dollars and Up."

Thu Oct 19, 05:03:00 PM  
Anonymous proofreader said...

I was in a dollar store years ago and chuckled when someone announced over the intercom, "price check, please."

Sun Oct 22, 01:55:00 PM  

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