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Tuesday, April 07, 2009

How I Was Saved from Being a Porn Star

I needed some new luggage for my upcoming trip to London. My friend's daughter (we'll call her D) has been visiting from South Africa for the past couple of weeks, and we went shopping.

D knows a thing or two about international travel, so I enlisted her help in finding a decent suitcase. Her strongest advice was not to get black (bummer) and get something that is easy to spot at a distance.

I saw this one and went straight over to it:



Sure it's tacky but it's easy to spot, right? AND it matches my bathroom (which is NOT tacky, I assure you).

But then D said I'd look like a porn star with that suitcase, so of course I could never look at it the same way again, much less get it. I got a very nice dark grey luggage set instead.

And that, my friends, is how I got saved from being a porn star.

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D is a hairdresser by profession, and a very good one. She did Daya's hair. Isn't this amazing? I know what iron and heat protector to get, so now and then I'll also iron Daya's hair. I love it and so does she. The best part: Daya says she looks like me, and she loves it. That alone is worth the (expensive!) price of the iron.






Cat Update:
This is why cats don't like to get wet: they know how awful they look.

11 comments:

  1. LOL!
    What a fun post!
    Saved from being a porn star......one experience less in your life......
    Daya looks great with her straightened hair, but I must say I love her curls!!!! That´s because I have such straight hair I guess. I have tried several perms to get curls but I decided after the last disaster to never try it agiain.
    Poor cat........ I must say I always have to laugh about their expression on their faces when wet or dirty, tells a story.....

    have a nice day!

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  2. What fun hearing from you. You got good advice about not getting a black suitcase. I had a dark blue one once and a man picked it up. I thought he would look funny going to his business meetings in my dresses etc. tee hee... We got it straightened out before he actually left the airport thank goodness.

    Daya looks beautiful with straight or curly hair.

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  3. Daya is just a gorgeous child with curly or straight hair.

    Your episode with the suitcase is so funny and the cat is hilarious.

    Good to hear from you!

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  4. OMG! Daya looks SO gorgeous with her new hair!

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  5. ha ha i laughed so much i got a belly ache. you a porn star...i thought...what am i meeting soon in london? i never ever met a porn star before!!then i laughed all over again. and daya is a little beauty, who will be looking after her while you are here?
    piece of advice, tie a nice bright coloured ribbon to the handle of the case, makes it so much easier to find, as there are likely to be other cases just the same. hugs. sooon girl sooon. xx

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  6. Thank God you avoided the porn star thing!!! LOL!!!

    Daya looks so pretty with her hair all straightened...you can tell she loves it also!!!

    I used to iron my hair and use relaxer on it in high school especially. Now, since it has gone somewhat gray, it has straightened a lot on it's own!

    That is one funky kitty you have there!!!

    How much longer till you leave on your trip???

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  7. LOL thinking about just how close you came to being a porn star. Daya looks super cute with her straight hair and how lovely that she is comparing herself to her Mummy. I must admit I adore her curls.

    ROTFLMAO just looking at the pic of your poor kitty.

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  8. The title of your post drew me right in! I guess that says alot about me!

    Daya is adorable, straight or curly, but I'm with marianne...oh those exquisite curls!

    I don't even want to know what happened to poor kitty :P

    Are you going to meet Soulbrush? You lucky stiff!

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  9. I was reading an old archive in my blog on Oden and saw a comment you made. I'm sorry I didn't see it earlier but if it's any use, I'm dropping the answer here.

    In the pot of Oden, the hanpen has to go in last to cook for about five-ten minutes at the most. If it breaks up, it means you've over done it. The eggs are supposed to turn brown, it takes the color of the soup and you're supposed to put them in at the end for about ten-fifteen minutes max. Hope it helps.

    If this doesn't ring a bell then maybe if you check your comment here: http://onabentofrenzy.blogspot.com/2007/09/recipe-for-oden.html

    Sorry this came so late!

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  10. Daya is gorgeous with her new hair do!
    HCM!

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  11. Fun Post... But have a totally different opinion on that suitcase... really like it!
    Who cares about the Porn Star concept! Nobody here even thought that... Now I wonder what kind of Porn Star stuff I have been lugging around for awhile... hee, hee, hee....

    And Little Daya too, too pretty....

    Happy Suitcase Monday! Have a great trip! Say hello to Soulbrush from me :-)

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