Things I Don't Need But Want Anyway (one of an infinite series)

Thanks to Jonquil for the link, from the great site !

This is a 2" x 2" pin — adorable, right? If I wore a jeans jacket covered in pins (or 'badges') then this would have pride of place. I often wish I wore a jeans jacket covered in pins. Or maybe an army jacket? Olive drab canvas bag? Same genre …

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By the way, more than you ever needed to know about me is up at — he asked me to do one of his profiles, and I happily agreed (I love questionnaires).

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0 thoughts on “Things I Don't Need But Want Anyway (one of an infinite series)

  1. Wow erin – thought I was the only person alive still reading (and rereading and rereading) Trollope. I’m glad to find I’m in such good company!

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  2. Oh, Erin! Do not fear. You can still learn to roll your Rs. When I was in middle school I was so stinking excited to begin taking Spanish class that I practiced rolling my Rs for the entire summer. So everyone could hear me in my parents’ garden, repeating ad nauseum while picking beans or weeding corn, “Ruffles have ridges”, “Ruffles have ridges”. I suppose that phrase really helps date this story! But, by the end of the summer I could passably roll my Rs. You can do it! Maybe while you sew you can chant “Ruffles have ridges”?!

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  3. Hey, you can come down and be a “Today’s Special Guest Reference Librarian” with me any time! If you are ever in Houston…just let me know!

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  4. Best quote from the interview?What is your favourite movie? > The Princess Bride. I think anyone who says that they don’t like The Princess Bride is lying, or possibly a Cylon.HahahahahahaPrincess Bride AND Battlestar.

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  5. I am going to sew a huge denim tote bag, lined with nice vintage barkcloth and carry it with me to all the flea markets and estate sales in Portland, Oregon covered with pins, patches and buttons! PS: I can’t roll my Rs either . . . even after years of speech therapy in elementary school!

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  6. Erin, I’m so sorry you can’t roll your Rs! Comes in so handy when attempting a faux-Scots accent.I’m from New Zealand and the way I encourage people to practice when I’m teaching them Maori is to repeat the word ‘bidder’ (as in auction) over and over again. Of course the New Zealand accent is fantastically lazy, so this method may not travel well! Try and blow through that D sound, rather than making it crisp. Lower the tip of your tongue. You actually have to do less with your mouth to roll your Rs than to pronounce them the jaw-forward English-speaking way.hugs!N

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  7. Hey, I love when bloggers I read but think are completely unconnected to one another turn out to be connected – all little serendipities. I love normblog. And if you check his site, you’ll see that right after your profile he also has a post about Manolo’s Shoe Blog. Norm is clearly a man of parts. And taste. I’ll also have a look at the three blogs you recommend. By the way, by another little coincidence (well, it’s a coincidence to me) I used to have a subscription to Verbatim when I was about 16. It was a godsend to me in Collinsville, Ct, and I loved it. I was also a big fan of Willard R Espy (and a sad, sad teenager!).

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  8. Hey, I love when bloggers I read but think are completely unconnected to one another turn out to be connected – all little serendipities. I love normblog. And if you check his site, you’ll see that right after your profile he also has a post about Manolo’s Shoe Blog. Norm is clearly a man of parts. And taste. I’ll also have a look at the three blogs you recommend. By the way, by another little coincidence (well, it’s a coincidence to me) I used to have a subscription to Verbatim when I was about 16. It was a godsend to me in Collinsville, Ct, and I loved it. I was also a big fan of Willard R Espy (and a sad, sad teenager!).By the way – Pink Loves Brown – surely even without the denim jacket you could have the sweet flower brooches…

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  9. Erin There’s still hope on learning to roll your Rs. When I was taking high school French, I could never do it, and had to use the back of the throat alternative. But years later, trying to speak Japanese* to a cat, suddenly I could roll the R. Very inappropriate for Japanese, but useful for speaking to cats. (Yes, they come running when I call.)*In Japanese, the R sounds to Americans like an L or D. Not rolled.

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