Dear Helen Hartman,
Whenever I find a terrific bargain or tattered treasure I can’t wait to share it online. My boyfriend says that I am just bragging and that’s plain rude. I argued that I am never PLAIN anything. Love to know what you think.
Dear Loved One,
What do I think? I think you need to make yourself a T-shirt that says this:
|My boyfriend sometimes says stupid things. The rest of the time his mouth is full|
I like your response. If one must be rude, and let’s face it, these days one sometimes MUST, one should never be plain rude.
|One's behavior should be like one's cooking - substantial enough to do the job, scary enough that nobody bothers you for seconds.|
Of course it’s wise to know the line between sharing with your friends and showing off.
|Look, if you are a dreamboat first class, you can't help but show off.|
Would it be rude, for example, for Helen to casually mention that she struck junking gold this weekend everywhere she went?
Of course not. No more so than that it would be rude for her to hijack the reply to your question to talk about all the amazing things she found this weekend. It’s Helen’s blog, after all. And as your astute boyfriend has already pointed out, you are forever going on about your finds. Yes, I know I wasn't generous towards him earlier but now that I take another look...
|I Love you Helen. You're a real doll. Get it? A doll? Hahahaha. Let's play dress up!|
He's kind of an adorable doofus, right? Just keep feeding him.
Still, I can’t help being excited about my finds this week because I've been in a real junk funk around here. And then THIS... ahhhhh-ahhhh-ahhhhhhh (imagine angels singing - Okay, if you just can't make the leap of Helen and angels then how about the Ozzie, Harriet and the Nelson boys?)
|Before there were the Kardashians, people had THIS family to show 'reality' to them|
Behold the power of KITSCH:
|Paid a bit too much for the poodle but she is flawless and the shelf was practically free.|
Can't resist a cool container (anyone else?) especially one with fun things in it. That little green tackle box had some old rulers from local businesses (which hubby grabbed for his office immediately) and a small envelope containing these four snips from a film strip:
Yep, that's Gene Wilder with Harrison Ford in The Frisco Kid:
And in Blazing Saddles:
How fun is that? We've gotten a weekend's worth of fun speculating WHY someone would have clipped these and stored them in a tackle box (that had clearly NEVER been used for fishing or much of anything).
All that leads me back to the question - is it rude to post your finds online?
Helen rules: Keep on showing off your treasures! You know there's someone out there who finds them as fun and fabulous as you do!
Side note - is this the creepiest 'Chap Stick' ad ever? I mean, the leering, the ' ' around Chap Stick. If that wasn't rude then, baby, you aren't either!