Friday, February 25, 2011

Rainbows and Rhinestones

That’s it, I’ve had it with the snow! No more! Normally the snow isn’t as big a bother to me as the cold, but we’re running out of places to shove the white stuff. Spring can’t get here soon enough.

I’ve also had it with wading through the online Treasure Hunt discussions. I’m just as happy as the rest of you that it’s an Eberl, but could y’all lay off the exclamation point key? My eyes just can’t process that many randomly punctuated exaltations of glee in such a short period of time.

I’m glad to hear that Brigitte has expressed an interest in doing more sculpts for Breyer, including (yes!) a Draft Horse Mare and Foal. I’ve wanted another Draft Foal for years. Another Arabian-type mare is great (especially since the Proud Arabian Mare is indefinitely off-limits) but the Breyer lineup is not as bereft of Arabians as it is of Drafts, especially in the Foal department.

I love the Clydesdale Foal as much as the rest of you, but that poor baby could use some time off.

I’m hoping that the "Rainbow" redemption horse is referring to either (a) the use of Color Change paint, or (b) the variety of different colors that will be available, and not a Rainbow Decorator. I’m not a big fan of that paint job. It worked on the "Fruit Stripe" Zebra auction piece a few years back, but all of the other Rainbows I’ve seen since then - Custom, and Test - just don’t do it for me. And that’s coming from a person who does this to Family Arabian Mares:

(Hey, it seemed like the most logical thing to do, when I did it. What else was I going to do with a surplus of rhinestones and FAMs?)

Anyway, that’s all I’ve got to say about that matter, until I can actually see a "Weather Girl" up close and personal.

In other news… yes, I saw that "volunteer opportunity" on the Breyer Facebook page - organizing their sample room and archive. Seems tailor made for me, no?

As much as I want to, I can’t apply.

It’s not the distance between Michigan and New Jersey that’s the problem, it’s the money. I can’t afford to do it. I don’t have any of these things: a full-time job, paid vacation time, a trust fund, a husband, or a sugar daddy. I can only afford to take one big trip a year, and I can just barely do that.

I can’t come up with any clever or funny way of expressing the way I feel, because there’s nothing funny or clever about it. My life is kind of small and sad, and this …is making me feel smaller and sadder.

There are some things rhinestones can’t fix.


Carrie said...

I may not be able to cheer you up, but at least I can commiserate! It takes pretty much everything I can scrape together to make it to Kentucky once a year, too.

Now if I could just find a use for MY surplus FAMs, being fresh outta rhinestones! Perhaps I can use them as markers for the edges of the drive when it snows AGAIN...

Anonymous said...

"I don’t have any of these things: a full-time job, paid vacation time, a trust fund, a husband, or a sugar daddy."

Do you want some cheese with that whine? I am SO SICK of hearing people cry about money. Did you ever think of LOOK FOR OTHER WORK?! The jobs are out there for people who really WANT to work. Those that don't, no, they won't find them. I know people in their 70s that still go to work, and they don't have trouble finding it either.