Wednesday, May 24, 2006

Paperclip Princess Redux

Sometimes, at work, one makes binder clip tiaras. And then one tries to take self portraits of oneself wearing said tiara.

This always ends badly.

self portrait with tiara

There's a slightly better picture of the tiara here. And. Then Court took my favorite picture:

BackView

And I was surprised at how red my hair looks - in the winter it's pitch black, but during the summer it gains a little bit of color. Especially when it's caught in a flashbulb.

And don't you think my boss was so pleased with my work today? I'm sure he was.

Then, on the commute home, Sarah and I hit some traffic. It rained ever so slightly for about five minutes, so all the Missouri drivers slammed on their brakes and we sat there for a minute or two.

Sarah and I used this time wisely. Sarah tried on my tiara. She wore it more like a crown:

Sarah's Crown

And Sarah documented the lovely bracelet that I made.

Traffic Bracelet

And there you have it. That's most of my day.

And I ate a mountain of sushi with some really good friends. And, as I'm sure you know, add some sternum-bearing, wine-drinking, and new-shoe-wearing. But do I even need to mention that?

19 comments:

TheIdleReceptionist said...

A day making binder clip jewelry is a FULL DAY OF WORK, indeed!

Softball Slut said...

Love the tiara!! I will certainly have to try that out at work!!

doggerelblogger said...

I'm thinking that you're probably still wearing that tiara right now, because taking it out would involve tearing at the big clumps of hair in which the clips are surely entangled.

Are you still wearing your tiara?

perfectmoderation said...

I heart office jewelry.

librarian pirate said...

Holy cow! Your hair! LONG!

anne said...

HA! You're almost as busy as I am all day...and there's nothing better than getting paid for blogging... ; )

shpprgrl said...

Wow working with you looks like fun! There are times when my hair drives me sooo crazy at work, I'll be really desperate and use a plain rubber band to pull it up. Thanks to you, I will try a large clip thing when it happens next time. ;)

Goodbye Mes Amis said...

You are serious aren't you? I think you should sell the bracelet on ebay. Very colourful. I'm not a fan of tiara's, but then, I've never worn one. A crown I could get used to.

Liz said...

I smell a new line of office supply jewelry coming on!

Fashion AND function! Together at long last!

e-liz said...

Umm, you are not selling the colored binder clip bracelet on ebay, well, unless you split the profits with those of us that dug those things up.

EmmaK said...

Does your boss know what you do all day? More power to ya if you can get away with it, but if he/she walks in and sees you wearing that tiara it's a dead giveaway :)

Kelly said...

I'm really liking that bracelet.
A lot.
Is that sad?

v said...

Let me know when you gals hit QVC.

Logan said...

So how much liquor did it take before you found yourself thinking, "You know, I should put all these clippies in my hair"?

Just wondering. In case I ever need to convince myself or something. ;)

Lena said...

This is exactly the kind of thing I would be talked into on QVC in the middle of the night:

"Notice how the sterling silver-ique catches the light? And the multi colored precious metal-ette will GO WITH ANYTHING! I cannot tell you enough how much I adore this bracelet and tiara. One. Of. A. Kind. We have a caller...Lena! You're on with Uber Designer Marcia and her very own creations! Only 3000 left!"

Annie Drogynous said...

You get paid to sit there and make binder clip crowns?! I so want your job, lol.

markus said...

i think you're on to something, marcia!

Kat said...

How come you're so awesome?

Just wondering.

blog Portland said...

You truly are a princess.