Monday, July 02, 2007

Hardly Work

Potential TV stardom is hard work. In addition to the approximately 1 hour each day I (should) spend studying, I need to have clothes for my Jeopardy appearance. The clothes that are already in my closet will not do. They are "old". I have seen them before . . . never mind that 99.9% of the world has not seen them before. I must have new clothes. Fabulous new clothes, not just a new t-shirt from WalMart.

Fabulous new clothes required a field trip to Miami, where there are real stores, i.e. different stores than we have have near The Zone. Miami is less than two hours from here and is my old stomping ground. When I was young, single, and fabulous, I lived in Miami for about 8 years. There are a couple of specialty stores in which I have shopped for nearly 20 years. (For those that haven't met me personally, I am a plus-size woman; the stores sell high-end plus-size clothing.) Now that I'm old, married, and decidedly not fabulous, I still shop in those stores because of their good service and reliable selection. So, off I went to Miami yesterday, sans husband and children, thank goodness. I won't bore you with the details of the trip other than to say I did find three beautiful knit pieces by Misook.

Here's a picture of a jacket I got on sale for half-price. The store didn't have the yellow shell, so I'll just wear a cream-colored one.I bought another jacket much like this one, except the contrast color on mine is plum. I also got a coordiating black shell with variegated plum trim to go underneath. These pieces were all half-price, thankfully, since they were really expensive to begin with.
I'll plan my "show wardrobe" largely on black pants and skirts with colorful tops. It will be easier and quicker to change that way. I'll check out the few stores closer to home to see what else I can add to my show clothes.

Oh, yeah, I'm supposed to be studying every day. An hour is clearly not enough – and some days I don't even get that – but, being home with three boys is not exactly conducive to a quiet study hall. I also need to complete another contestant questionnaire and fax it and the confidentiality agreement back to the contestant coordinators. I also have some more travel arrangements to make. Not sure how I'll get it all done unless I allow the boys to watch TV all day. Hmmm . . . I see a lot of "Spongebob" in their future this week.

6 comments:

Rambling Mom said...

Can you hire a "mother's helper" to come in a couple of hours a day for the next few weeks. Don't think of it as an expense -- think of it as an INVESTMENT (yeah, investment I think we'll go with that - you get any argument from WineGuy send him my way and I'll put him straight).

Robin said...

Of course you must have new clothes! Nothing else will do for your appearance on Jeopardy. If I ever get to Miami, you'll have to point me towards those shops. All the shops here in WC cater to the size 0 crowd.

Those are great choices. I'm sure you'll look fab.

A few weeks of Spongebob probably won't be so bad.

MLL said...

Perfect clothes! I looked through the Misook site and I really like them. I wonder if there's ever any for sale on Ebay?

BunnyBubblette said...

Very nice clothes! This is SO COOL!! I can't believe that I actually almost know somebody who's going to be on Jeopardy! I can't wait til it airs. I should set my TiVo up now for a season pass to make sure I don't miss it.

Sock Girl said...

Lovely outfits! You'll be stunning.

Maybe you could think of the tv time as a "helpful" project. Like, in case you get some Spongebob questions...

Anonymous said...

A beloved cartoon charater who lives in a pineapple under the sea.

"Who is SpongeBob SquarePants?"
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Job held by SpongeBob SquarePants.

"What is a fry cook at the Krusty Crab?"
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SpongeBob SquarePants' best starfish buddy.

"Who is Patrick?"
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Ocean where you will find SpongeBob SquarePants' pineapple home.

"What is the Pacific Ocean?"
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Name of SpongeBob SquarePants' cranky neighbor.

"Who is Squidward?"
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SpongeBob SquarePants' thrill seeking pal, Sandy Cheeks is this type of animal.

"What is a squirrel?
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Okay, you are ready for that category! Tell the boys to watch the Discovery Channel!


Your boy Mom buddy,
Calvin!