Thursday, February 3, 2011

If It's Not One Thing, It's Your Mother

Since I am only getting started with the blog, I haven't really decided what's the best time for me to consistently write/post each new entry.  It seems writing at night and posting late night or early the next morning  is going to be the way to go.  Last night, I happened to get done around 9pm-ish, so I posted it then.

Well, it seems some people don't like that 9pm has come and gone and there is no new post.  I know because as I was about to write this, I first checked on Facebook to see what was going on, and right at the top of my newsfeed is a message.  Asking me where today's post is.  From my mother.

This is my friend Kristine's joke. 
 I'll let you all think about it.

So then, at 11:57 at night, my husband has to come downstairs and tell me to stop blowing the whistle at the computer.  Okay, that part didn't really happen, it just happened in my head, but I think you see my point here.

You don't?  The point is don't show the AARP crowd their way around the computer.  Duh.  They can only make trouble for everyone.  Oh, you don't think so?  You just check back and see what comments pop up below from my mother.  And from my friends who all think my mother is funny.

And, thanks to my mom, we again won't get to discuss the panning of the movie Grease or the misuse of the word "gay."  Everyone's going to have to wait another day for that.

What we do still have time for, and what I just HAD to share is the picture immediately below.  You are asking yourself, WTF is that?

There are not enough words
to explain this.
 In this month's Philadelphia magazine this was shown as something you can buy from Wilmington's Stuart Kingston Jewelers.  For 2 million dollars.

That is an 8,500 carat ruby Liberty Bell that is made even more special by the 50 diamond (to represent the 50 states) embellishment on it.  Say who?  That's right, what looks like about 500 grape Lifesavers melted together is really a ruby.  Carved into a Liberty Bell.  But, and no explanation is offered for this part, the bell is not only surrounded by diamonds, it seems to be carved into what appears to be either a turtle shell or sea turtle flippers.  I am guessing this because at the top is a turtle head.  I keep looking to see if maybe it's something else, but I really think it's supposed to be a turtle head.  Did I mention the 2 million dollars?

I keep looking for some copy around the description saying it's a joke, but it's not.  That may be the ugliest piece of Not Art I have ever seen.  I mean where would you even put that?  The only nice thing I can say about it is that if you take the diamonds off, you could make yourself a pretty nice tennis bracelet.

In closing, I just want to say that it is my sincerest hope that tomorrow we will get to talk about the fascinating topics we missed out on tonight, thanks to some people.  The only thing that might hold that up really is if my husband gets ambitious and tries to figure out how HE can comment on here and on Facebook, which isn't going to happen, so we're good.


  1. I am so glad to have insomnia and I was awake to read this. Hysterical! Kudos to Kristine - love the painting. And a shout-out to Wilmington - wow! even if it's for something hideous. I am a fan of your mother so one word. Whistle.

  2. I think it's supposed to be an eagle?
    Ugly, regardless.

  3. Nice painting! <3
    Can't wait to see what Suzy has to say about a whole post dedicated to her :)
    As for that hideous piece of 'art'... at first I thought it was a cobra with a diamond-studded liberty bell inexplicably under its hood, but it really does more look like a turtle selling cheap knockoff souveneirs from under its trench coat. An eagle would make more sense, but if that's supposed to be an eagle, the person who carved it should go back to his day job. Come to think of it, he should do that anyway. Egad.
    Whistle! - KMC

  4. I had to laugh at the AARP reference! OK, so I had no idea what it meant, being a humble Brit :-P But now I do and it made me LOL!

  5. And go Kristine :-) From now on, every time I hear that painting mentioned or see it, it will make me think of Amy and her whistle!

  6. First of all, I thought rubies were much prettier. That thing looks like it should be dropped in the bath to make the water all fancy. After mommy puts on the diamonds of course.

  7. Should win a prize for the ugliest piece of jewelry..ever! I think it's supposed to be an eagle, but I agree it could be a sea turtle!

  8. I need a little perspective on the sea turtle thingy. Like how big is it? How big are the diamonds? One carat each or even bigger? What exactly would you do with something like that? Display it? Wear it? Man, that is UGLY!

  9. I am guessing it is an eagle. I know it doesn't LOOK like and eagle, but it would go along with the whole liberty bell theme.

    I think.

  10. Okay, first, the whole Liberty Bell part was boring to me.
    Second, your mother looks waaay cuter/cooler than Whistler's. (Oooh, whistle, get it?)
    Third, you are not the one who taught me how to compute. Actually you are bad at computing (and spelling), but I digress. Paulie is a bigger computer helper.
    Fourth, I am a little funny. Kris and Melissa thinks so. Oh, and so does Terrie...and all of the Grosses.
    Love, Mom

  11. First, that Liberty Bell thing is hideous. Whoever thought of/designed it should have one dropped on their foot repeatedly.

    Second, this is why my mother doesn't even know I blog. Tee hee.

  12. First, Susan, you are funny.. she learned it from you for sure. Second, WTF on the hideous ruby sculpture. Third, the AARP set in this fam blames me or Hubby when their computers do not work or we are supposed to fix them ASAP. Anyway and either way, I like this BLOG!


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