Wednesday, March 18, 2009

GI Joe and the IRS

So, we had our taxes done, and since we owe,
let's see, about 7 hundred million billion
zillion dollars, I've been listing auctions
today. Which is what I do when I'm at work
(sometimes) anyway, but today more than usual.

All the GI Joes have taken up temporary residence
on our dining room table. This made it WAY easier
for me to sort all the tiny little stuff out. I'm
telling you, GI Joe has a LOT of stuff, way more
than Barbie ever even thought about dreaming of . . .


SKI PATROL JOE--he's an older one, from 1965-66.
You know how I know?
You look at their bums.

You could probably tell how old I am from looking
at mine, but fortunately for all of us, I'm NOT
posting a picture of that.


GREEN BERET GI Joe--okay, I made him his
scarf, but it was eating my lunch that he
was missing his. This pic doesn't even
show is ultra cool headphones/Morse code
thing.

The good thing about working late is that
after we close and lock the door, I can
sing really loudly.

Really, it's time to go home . . .

(Becky and Tipper, you know what, it IS getting
springy here! We actually worked in the
garden yesterday!)

10 comments:

Twisted Fencepost said...

I would so like to be a fly on the wall while your singing with no one around. tee hee
Congratulations on the arrival of spring!! Yippee!

Pam Warden Art said...

What a fun job...to sell GI Joe's and you're married to one too :) Love your blog as always,
Pam

John Ivey said...

Thank you for stopping by my blog. Yes, those are the real names. They say that fact is stranger than fiction. And just for the record, I wasn't floundering when I wrote of your blog and musical tastes. Consider those true accolades.

I had a G.I. Joe when I was a kid. I think they were trying to give me the right idea about Vietnam or give me in the right mindset so when I was older I would join up or something like that. Or is it that kids just like to play army? Or do the adults get all the fun these days?

Contessa Kris said...

So nice to see you're never too old to play with toys. I can't imagine that your bum would say you're any older than you 20's but I'd prefer not to see that either. Thanks so much for sparing us...

See you on the morrow.

Contessa Kris said...

P.S. I've been drooling over these. I need to block dickblick.com from my computer...

http://www.dickblick.com/products/prismacolor-four-in-one-markers/

Contessa Kris said...

P.P.S. *by the way, are you to say P.P.S. or P.S.S., I never know and one sounds bad so I go with the less offending one. I'm probably wrong though.*

Anyway, wanted to show you what a lady did with a quilt top. Divine. and Brave.
http://queenlythings.typepad.com/queenly_things/2009/03/positively-very-very-necessary.html

My Journey to Hope said...

Thanks for your great comments on my blog! Did you make those outfits? I'm impressed!

:) Michelle

trisha too said...

oh Michelle, nay, nay, nay.

while i possess the technology to make doll clothes, i do not have the desire. these are actually vintage. oh, wait, yikes, they're pretty much the same age i am . . .

great.

now i'm vintage.

Rhonda Langley said...

G.I. Joe always had the coolest gadgets! Much cooler than my cardboard Barbie house! (Yes the first Barbie houses were cardboard and yes I am vintage.)

jellybelly*jellybrain said...

I'm not even going to ask what Green-Beret Jo is doing with his gun...