Thursday, January 07, 2010


I am about to schlep my post holiday weight gain onto an airplane and head out to Atlanta for the Big Gift Show. COME SEE ME & MY NEW HOLLYWOOD FRIEND! Enesco (our owners) will be launching a new giftware line called the Trail of Painted Ponies, and legendary actor Tony Curtis will be on hand to show off his life size painted pony on Friday night, January 8th, from 6-8 PM, Americasmart Building #2 Suite 1616. You will find me in the OUR NAME IS MUD booth, where I will be standing trying to avoid eye contact with everyone and where I will have cleverly hidden numerous plastic cups of wine throughout the display. Come say hello, and let me say something completely inappropriate in response! I promise you that you can walk away saying "she looks so much younger and skinnier on her blog."

I have made Mr. Curtis a mug that says "Mr. Curtis likes it Hot," Because I am a total kiss ass like that because Mr. Curtis was in the movie with Marilyn Monroe entitled SOME LIKE IT HOT. And because Mr. Curtis' daughter is Jamie Lee Curtis, who is married to Christopher Guest of SPINAL TAP fame. I'm thinking perhaps Jamie & Chris will come over to Tony's for coffee some day, and Chris will reach into his Father in Law's cabinet and wrap his hand around my creation and turn it over to see who made this wonderful thing, and then he will have an idea to make an insanely funny mockumentary about Mommy Bloggers. Or Potters. Either could be a hysterical premise and I should get a cameo and the same sort of deal Erin Brockovich got. Which would have been a plausible scenerio except: I FORGOT TO SIGN THE MUG.

(So chickens, I will regale you with tales of hobnobbing with the famous when I return on Monday- which means you still have time to enter the giveaway below as I won't announce winners until Monday. Comment on the post below)


kwr221 said...

shhh. the odds were in my favor until you posted that. Have fun in Atlanta!

Why don't you ever do trade shows in Rochester?

PS. Our family vacay is to the Grand Canyon in Feb and we're staying in Phoenix and I'm planning to sneak out of the resort and go stalk Miss Thystle!

...except then I won't know what to call her - Kiki? Miss Thystle? Kendra? such a dilemma.

Sheree Burlington said...

Whip out a Pebeo pen, sign the bottom of that mug, then draw a mustache under your nose, right over the red wine stain. No one will even think to compare you to your younger and skinnier blog character. I'll call you when I get south.

Logical Libby said...

I LOVE Tony Curtis. My husband mocks me. My family mocks me. My friends mock me. I don't care. I even bought his biography AND read it.

I am so jealous.

Sheila said...

I realize this is about you & Tony Curtis & Christopher Guest, but as soon as I read "Some Like it Hot", I cannot - repeat cannot -- get the Robert Palmer song out of my head (God rest his soul).

Now it is an earworm & will be there until a new song replaces it. Damn you!!

Jen said...

When I was in college trying like hell to get my degree in art, one of my art professors had this 3-D card hanging on his wall. Upon further inspection I saw it read "Tony Curtis...the master of acting, the maestro of art". It was an invitation to an art show Tony Curtis had in Las Vegas in the late 80's. I always wanted to steal it because it was the coolest and cheesiest thing I'd ever seen.

I hope you get to meet the maestro. I can only imagine the stories you would have to tell of that meeting...

Harbormom said...

Well, rats! I'm only 90 minutes from Atlanta, but this weekend my Atlanta friend is coming to Birmingham for the Needlework (smocking, heirloom sewing, quilting, etc.) market and I always help her. I hope the [didn't really happen] snowstorm doesn't mess with your plans. And I LOVE my "Make Cookes Not War" Santa! Can't wait til next year to hang him on my tree! Thanks, Lorri...and have a great market!

Erin Butson said...

you really need to consider standup. or less caffeine. really. i mean it. you always, always, always make me giggle. especially this one.

Bj in Dallas said...

Atlanta needs some heat right now, hope you find your scavenger hunt wines after hiding them!!!

I'm going to call Sheila and sing the RP song when she answers....

Isn't TC gay? not that theres anything wrong with that, I just never had any feelings towards him, good or bad.

ps. Are you sending me a button:)?

wv: miste

Maybe I'll call her and say Play Miste for me....spooky

Debbie said...

I hope you had a good weekend. I know there was ice in Atlanta.

Racie Lover said...

Okay, I will just go ahead and say it: "I thought Tony Curtis was dead." Seriously. The last time I saw him on TV he had that paunchy/pasty look about him and his rug looked more like a merkin than an actual hair piece. Poor thing.

Forget hiding wine around your booth. Vodka in Gatorade is so much classier and you won't forget where you stashed it because it can sit in plain view of your adoring fans. Just don't let the children start sipping on it. I've heard Atlanta CPS is harsher than most.

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