Special Sauce

A mish-mash of twisted thoughts from a fevered ego. Updated when the spirit moves me, contents vary and may have settled during shipping. Do not open towards eyes. Caution: Ingestion of Special Sauce may cause hair loss, halitosis, and a burning sensation while urinating.


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Well, the good news is that Evil seems to be a bit better now. She still throws up the Carafate, but she's upstairs, and doesn't appear to have thrown up since early this morning. She's sitting up, and was actually drinking some water, so I take this to be a good sign.

I got her to take her medication last night, and this morning, by mixing it with mac & cheese flavored baby food, and putting it (thinned slightly) in one of those wide-opening baby syringes. She's eating about 2 teaspoons at a time. Thanks for asking about her, and for keeping us both in your minds. She's a trooper.

In other news, I went to the mall (ptui!) today, to hunt down a suitable suit for this interview on Monday. I got the scoop on the place from G. Monkey, who grilled a friend of hers who is very much "in the know" about this stuff. She said they're good to work for, treat their employees well, but warned that they're uber conservative. She also cautioned that I "could get bored" with what they'll have me do (obsessing over minutae in grant applications). Luckily, I do thrive on that sort of stuff, and after all... 'rinne has never worked with Bosslady. So, we'll see. Anyway... Mall. Tromped all over the damned place looking for a suit (skirt, not pants, because I look like ass in pants) that had a decent jacket that didn't make me look like a barrel. No mean feat, I assure you.

Lane Bryant, who never has ANYTHING cute and casual when I'm in there looking for cute, casual clothing, was packed to the gills with stuff that I coveted, but could not buy. Boscovs? Matronly. Bon Ton? Matronly AND expensive. I lucked out in J.C. Pennys, and found a cute, '50s inspired suit that will match (perfectly, in fact) my favorite round-toe pumps. It's got a bright pink jacket, which isn't conservative, but, for the love of pete, it's damned classy. While I was at it, I found a great jacket with a nipped waist (in black, at that) which will match the black skirt of the suit. Best part? The suit was originally 170, I got it for 79. The extra jacket was 64, I got it for 30. 2 suits, 110 dollars. I can live with that.

And I found the COOLEST. Skirt. EVER. at Burlington. It was a bit more than I usually spend on something like this, but it is a black circle skirt, with a white sort of mexican folk art pattern all over, and the white patterned part is covered with clear sequins, so it's sparkly, but not obnoxious. It will look really nice with a plain, black, scoop necked shirt, and simple black shoes.

(OK, when I actually find cute clothing that looks good, I can't help but be a bit thrilled.)

Don't forget that tomorrow's Mother's day, so go out, and call your mom, your grandma, or whomever is like a mom to you, and thank them. (And do it more often than once a year, you!)


Blogger parcequilfaut said...

Trooper kitty gets virtual skritches.

Awesome clothes get love...I was soooooo happy because yesterday the weather cooperated and I got to wear the patchy backless dress I made last summer and NEVER get to wear because it's too backless for work. (Of course, today I'm wearing a Soybean Festival t-shirt and a blanket at work, so it's a wonder they care at all.) That dress shows off the tattoos quite nicely, so I felt like the bomb all afternoon.

Glad for you. Check your email tonight for super secret squirrel info you requested.

4:15 PM  
Blogger Special Sauce said...


Sounds like an awesome dress! Even more awesome that you made it AND can wear it. :) I suck at clothing.

And thanks for the super secret squirrel info. Gmail's being a dick at the moment, but I'll snag it as soon as it's done being all pissy.

6:53 PM  
Blogger parcequilfaut said...

That was actually the easiest piece I've ever done...it's basically just a sheath with a strap across the shoulders and a slit flap in the back so I can walk in it, and darts to keep it from falling off, since it's strapless. Fits a little tight, but it basically has to in order to keep me within the bounds of decency...I just finished it with perhaps 2 weeks of summer left last year, and barely got a chance to wear it.

Snag the secret squirrel when you can. Haven't seen you over my way recently...everything (except the obvious) OK?

7:02 PM  

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