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The Blog Of the "Mother" of Bandit.
Bandit is my Hairless Chinese Crested--he's the "normal" one. I, on the other hand, am unrepentantly "pet-crazy." You know the type--the spinster who lives in the haunted house three blocks over with 72 cats...okay, so I don't have 72 cats, and my house isn't haunted--but my dogs wardrobe is better than mine! Need I say more? :~)
I've never been consistant at journaling, so the timing of my blogs will be sporadic at best. I just hope they are as entertaining to you as they are to me; however, be forewarned: Most of my blogs will be about The BaldOne. In spite of his Don King "do," I think he's just as cute as any of the Brothers B!
Now, if I can just remember not to get him wet--or feed him after midnight...

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My bags are packed and I'm always ready to seek out an adventure with Bandit and Moggy in tow. Bandit is my ten year old Chinese Crested, who I frequently call The Bald One or The BaldOne Boy (like he was one of the Baldwin Brothers). Moggy’s full name is Pip-Moggy. He’s my gansta-resuce kitty. I couldn’t decide between Pip (which are the spots on die and domino tiles) and Moggy (or Moggie when I mistakenly thought he was a she), so I combined the two. Moggy refers to the British term for "cat of unknown parentage .” So in essence, I have an almost bald dog, and I’ve named my cat “Spot.”

Fun Stuff (I'm doing now or have done)

  • Artistic Attempts weekly (alternating between Painting With A Twist, That Art Place, and Peniot's Palette).
  • Bunko with the Belton Bunko Babes monthly.
  • Participating in the A to Z Blogging Challenge.
  • Spades and Liverpool Rummy with the Spadetts weekly.
  • The Mighty Texas Dog Walk, Austin (fund raiser for Service Dogs, Inc--they train shelter dogs to be Service Dogs, then give them free of charge to people with disabilities.)

Wednesday, December 17, 2014

Over the Top Ugly T-shirt.


I felt like a fairy god-mother today—everywhere I went I left a trail of glitter and tinsel…
It was Ugly Christmas Sweater Day on my Ward today.  I have one Christmas Sweater. It’s much too hot to wear it, and quite frankly, I have no clue where it might be. It’s actually a two piece, sweater and pants set. Besides, it's much too cute to be an ugly sweater anyway.

WalMart had all of two Christmas sweaters for sale.  And a couple of meds t-shirts with a Christmas theme—none of which I liked.  So what’s a girl to do?
This girl gets crafty.

I decided I could wear my Dancing Christmas Tree hat and wrap a  t-shirt in tinsel or ribbon shaped to resemble the bottom of a Christmas tree. And I could add battery operated lights and ornaments.  Hey—I’m an “Over the Top Girl” so why not take Tacky Christmas Sweater to new heights?!  All I had to do was find the Dancing Christmas Tree hat.
I have plenty of Christmas Hats to choose from—somewhere—since I buy new Christmas hats every year. [Note to Self:  This years New Year Resolution could be:  Get Organized! My 2-fold goal could be: 1)  toss, sell, or gift a bag of “stuff” each week, and 2) label storage boxes with contents of the stuff I keep].

It was getting late and I  still hadn’t found the Dancing Christmas Tree, so it was time for Plan B.
I would develop a UCS based on what I could find in the next five minutes.  

I came up with four choices:  the deep purple zebra print stocking cap I wore to the  Spadettes Christmas party the night before, the lilac stocking cap w/white battery operated lights, the red “I’ve been good” stocking cap  w/battery operated colored lights, and the Dallas Cowboys flap-cap.  In writing this post I wanted the correct term for the flap-hat, so I googled it. Flap-cap, ear-flap hat, snow (or ski) beanies with ear-flaps, Ushanka (Russian Trooper hats), and Chullo (Peruvian or Andean hats) all have ear-flaps.  With the colors of my four easily obtainable hats in mind, I went to WalMart at 10pm in search of ideas.  Surely, I could come up with something tacky from WalMart.
By the time I went to bed at 2am, my SUV was packed with goodies for our brunch and all the supplies I would need to quickly assemble the shirt after I attended my daily Bed Huddle meeting.

Pre-made stuff and safety pins are a costumers best friend. I have even more stuff I could have pinned on—I just ran out of break-time. Gotta love my co-worker who thought I needed even more bling and gave me a strand of tinsel with snowflakes intertwined—it became my boa and finished off the outfit.
BTW, while glitter and tinsel provides a nice blingy effect, it also leaves a trail that a blind man could follow.
Make sure you don’t do anything illegal when you wear it…

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