Voting!!!!!

Okay, we had a hard task deciding, but we democratically picked favorites and chose the ones we overlapped on. I want to thank everyone who sent in a slogan or an idea for a Thing to Put it On. Such great ideas, I wish we could do them all!  We had to Narrow down the Thing to Put it On to things that were within our nonexistent very small budget. Also, I have commissioned a great graphics artist to create some cool artwork to put with this. So please vote in both polls. We’ll keep the voting open until Next Monday and we’ll announce the winner next Tuesday!

Heh, I have an easy day of writing.  BTW, I’m getting that Le Labo Olfactionary thingie, so expect a review on that once it is in my hot little hands! But I can’t resist a quick review. Valentino Rock ‘n Rose. What the heck were they thinking with that name, first off? Notes of bergamot, black currant, crunch green, orange blossom, gardenia, muguet, rose, sandalwood, orris, musky notes, vanilla, and heliotrope. Fruity floral No. 3, 758. Yuk. if it weren’t that number in a long line of fruity florals, it might be okay, but it is just lost in the Fruity Floral Sea, having been cast from the Bay of Boring. I can’t bear it.

For those of you wondering on the purse front, I’ve decided against the big Shar-Pei bag and in favor of a quilted little Chanel lambskin bag. But I have to sell old house for over 320k. We listed it yesterday, got an offer today for 319K, so I need to get them up 1k more to get my bag. Yes!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!


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  • Gail S says:

    Patty,
    I loooooovvve I Smell Myself! Was that really his entry? That’s right up there with Let Us Spray!

  • Patty's DH says:

    WHERE is MY entry?!?!?!?!? :((

  • Maria B. says:

    Patty, congratulations on switching your desire to a quilted Chanel lambskin bag. You will look elegant and luscious. I hope you can sell the house for $320K.

    In our new area $320 might buy you a studio apartment overlooking an alley behind a seafood restaurant–maybe. Our former internist had been looking for a vacation home (!!!) in a more picturesque town in the area. The sellers were asking $1 million for “nothing special.” :(( (We rent.)

    • Patty says:

      Well, I may have switched to a remodeled kitchen now. 🙂

      Oh, I now out there you couldn’t probably get a tent lot for that, could you?

  • donanicola says:

    I was worried about the inherent ambiguity of Let us Spray though it is the punchiest line imo. 319k on the first offer right? They will so come up with the last 1k if you sit tight! I’m keeping my fingers crossed. (but maybe you could offer a sweetener from your perfume collection? hm, what would be appropriate….)

    • Patty says:

      Yeah, that Let us Spray has me a little woried, but it is just punchy as all get-out, isn’t it? I’ll run it by the archbishop and make sure I’m not committing some mortal sin or another by accident. 😕

      I’m pretty sure they’ll get there. We countered, they should recounter, and I’ll accept. I hope they don’t read my blog. #-o

  • Gail S says:

    320K would buy probably 5Br/4Ba, at least 4,000 SF in the “rich” part of town here. Of course, the trade-off is that you would be living in Crapland. However, Crapland is only a short 5-hour drive to civilization! Thank God for the internet and let us spray!

    • Patty says:

      I have a friend that used to live in Bakersfield, and he was showing me the 200k could get a huge house with a swimming pool, just luxurious, and I was flummoxed! I know what it will get in my hometown, but nobody out there does ostentatious houses because even a ritzy door sets the town a-talking (right, Kelly?).

      At least RE prices have slowed down here. The house we bought and are living in was escalating at about 20% a year for a couple of years, which is great for the bottom line, but just scary to think about. Luckily we are Tabored, so our taxes are limited by growth. Thank goodness or I couldn’t afford to live IN Denver.

      • Kelly says:

        Funny you should ask! I laughed out loud this morning when I realized that, based on the house around the block that just sold, you could by 31 houses here for what they’ll pay for yours! :”>

        My in-laws are in Southern Calif. and their TINY little house would easily go for $500K. It’s so bizarre!

        Congrats on the offer – hope you chose another bag that really trips your trigger. Don’t settle, no matter what anyone else thinks! 😉

        • Patty says:

          Lord, was that a trailer hut? Meth lab? Tent? I didn’t even think in Hoxie, Kansas, that anything would go for that little except one of the above!

          The house we sold is a little started and tiny, but normal for the old neighborhood we live in, where most of the houses are tiny… in the back blocks off of the big boulevards where the turn of the century mansion go for millions. We call them the “help’s houses.”

          The funnest thing was buying this house, which *was* the biggest one on this block, only to have two of the houses on the block get their tops popped and about tripling the size. We are now looking small’ish…. but richer! Love neighboring houses being biggie sized AFTER you buy. Too bad it will be the kids that will benefit since neither of us ever want to move again.

          • Kelly says:

            Nope, 3BR, 2 story. Quite a fix’er upper, but still…

            Have you found the new palace de parfum yet?

    • pitbull friend says:

      Hey, Gail — Just curious — which Crapland are you talking about?

      When I moved to the Twin Cities 17 years ago, it was dirt cheap by my East Coast standards. Even 10 years ago, you could buy a real house in a not-bad neighborhood for $75K. Some friends of mine were looking at a fixer-upper mansion on the fanciest street in town (where the lumber barons used to live) for $300K! Then all the “outsiders” moved in & I can’t complain because I was one of them. Now, alas, they’re real cities with real prices and I’m wondering which Crapland to move to… of course, I think it would have to be one with Vietnamese restaurants.

      Also, wouldn’t “Let Us Spray” have a perfume bottle or some such graphic? That would make it clear, wouldn’t it?
      –Ellen

      • Kelly says:

        Yeah, I would think the perfumeposse.com or a perfume bottle would make it quite obvious. :)>-

      • Gail S says:

        My personal Crapland is Odessa, Tx; immortalized by “Friday Night Lights” as a redneck backwater wasteland. Sometimes it comes pretty close 🙁 Unfortunately, no Vietnamese restaurants. But we did just recently have a Thai restaurant open. I was astounded! I hope to move on when I retire, but I will seriously miss the Mexican food here, it it FABULOUS!

  • Judith says:

    oooooo—olafactory! I WANT this! So eager to hear your report, and also to get PP stuff!

    And I must say, I never thought of selling my house (condo really) to be able to buy more perfume–but what a fabulous idea! Must see if I can sell DH on it (who needs a roof over our heads when we smell so great)! And we are, like Lee, in the land of ridiculous real estate (320 K = maybe a one-bedroom–or a studio!)

    • Patty says:

      I know, i’m giddy with excitement! 8-}

      You could be onto something with this selling your house thing. Say we all did that, we could probably start producing the Gobin Daudes again!

  • nina says:

    Aren’t there taxes and things that kind of confuse the issue so that your bag gets lost in the accounting? (And take no message from the fact that I originally mistyped that as ‘your bad gets lost in the accunting’.)

    I loved ‘Let us Spray’, except that I spent hours yesterday scraping away the ‘fragrant’ orange stains that our two darling boy cats gifted us via their little bums. I wouldn’t want the family to think I was encouraging them, would I?

    • Patty says:

      You know… W lets me do most of that sort of thing, but he’s pretty good on the solid numbers and never has fallen for that “my bad gets lost in the accounting” bit. (I like your typo a LOT better!)

      Oh, don’t remind me of the spraying. My nephew rented the house we are selling for a while and his roommated had an unneutered boy dog in the house, and it has taken 4ever to get the marking smell out of the downstairs carpet. Ugh!!!

  • Elle says:

    OMG. I am so lemming that #%$*@ Olfactionary! Can’t wait to hear what you think.
    Psyched about the PP gear! And sending 320 vibes for the house. But 319 rounds out to 320 quite easily, so you definitely need to get the Chanel bag anyway.

    • Patty says:

      I know!!! When I saw it in the Sniffapalooze Mag, I had totally forgotten how much I wanted it, and it was an instant giant-sized lemming that went right for my throat and still has hold of it. I’m just atwitterpated waiting for it to get here! That is the one thing I have wanted to get better at, identifying individual notes, so I’m hoping this helps. And it will pass the time waiting for Aldehyde 44 to arrive as well.

      I have always admired the way you think. 🙂 W may be harder to convince. I may have to throw in 1k of my own money to make sure we get there. Do you think the buyers would think that was weird?

  • Louise says:

    Thanks for the poll, Patty. Tough choices…but for a high school teacher, anything with “Drug” on it would be a no-go!

  • Lee says:

    320K… you’d be lucky to get a decent one bedroom flat for that price here….

    And you had a far too easy day of writing (though kudos for setting up the poll). I’m expecting great things from your response comments today.:d

    • Patty says:

      Well, that’s about what it is. It’s the first house I owned, and I’ve had it for like 20 years. But it is three bedrooms, full finished basement and about 1k square footage on the main floor and that much in the basement, which we count in this neighborhood!

      I know it was weak, but doing those polls took 4ever! There was no time left to do much writing. Ack, remind me how much I hate technical stuff.