Well, That’s Very Nice Of Them To Say

Several months ago I received an email from a faithful commenter named Angela, and her email contained a picture that made me laugh out loud. In fact, I’ve been meaning to tell you about it ever since it arrived in my inbox, but then I got sidetracked, and I’M SORRY, PEOPLE, I AM OBVIOUSLY “RUNNING BEHIND” ON MY “DEADLINES.”


Angela went to Japan about three years ago, and a boutique there caught her eye. So she took a picture. And back in the fall, she sent that picture to me.


It’s been months since I first saw this picture, and even now, I have no words.

No words.

Just deep, abiding joy in the center of my soul.

Edited to add – because I am a sucker for the clarity: I didn’t think this had anything to do with me or my silly blog. I just thought the shop name was funny and it made me so happy that someone who reads here took the time to snap a picture. That’s all. Now do carry on and have a lovely day.

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  1. That’s hysterical. You gotta wonder what they sell that is “exciting”. You’ll probably find out it’s lingerie or something. It’d be even funnier if you had a picture of their clearance rack.

  2. I spent three months in Japan once, and one of my favorite things to do was read all the English slogans on t-shirts and walls and such. HILARIOUS.

    BooMama…wonder what it means. Besides EXCITING!!

  3. You’re famous! Maybe they can let you in on some of the store profits ;)

  4. That’s awesome! I would be wondering what they were selling too.

    I was at a Russian mall once and I saw a store that had the same name as the last name of a friend, which is not a common name especially in Russia! He wasn’t with us, but my friends and I stood under the sign and got a picture of it. He thought it was so cool.

  5. That is too funny! I think you need to get some residuals from their sales. Well, what do they sell? :)

  6. Why, you have a Boo-tique! (sorry, I just couldn’t resist). :<) How cool is that?

  7. THAT is hilarious!!!!!

  8. I see a new header design coming!! :0)

    Praying for you, you know that, right?

  9. Love it!

  10. Well, of course! You ARE exciting :)

  11. AWESOME!
    More words along these lines… :)

  12. You’re famous!

  13. Well, now. BooMama’s going global. Nice.

  14. That’s Hysterical! See….you are famous all over the whole world! (and Oh So Exciting, too)!

  15. No words? Someone else put together the words “boo” and “mama”; that’s hard to believe? Probably more common in Japanese than in English, actually.

  16. Good Morning America had what they called “Bacon-Mania” on the show this morning. It was recipe after recipe that included bacon. I don’t know if you saw it but I immediately thought of you.

  17. Well, it was just a matter of time! Have you googled to see what exactly is so “exciting” about this store?

  18. When will you be making your debut in the US?

  19. Just to clarify in case there is even a hint of misunderstanding – I am well aware that this store has absolutely nothing to do with me. Of course it doesn’t. There’s just something about “BooMama Exciting” that makes me laugh so hard.

    I know. My sense of humor is weird. :-)

  20. YAY!!!!!!!

    Now *I’m* exciting b/c you posted my pic! LOL

    It’s so funny b/c when I first found your blog, I had to send the url to all my relatives b/c we had been saying “BooMama Exciting” as a joke for a couple of years.

    And it holds true. You’re pretty darn exciting. ;)

  21. We all know what they’re selling in there, right?
    it’s GOTTA be.
    What else could it be?!

    Love the pic!

    That’s a whole lot better than mine. There’s a lavender laundry detergent called “Lavonda” in France. BORing!

  22. You should at least have a bloggy button made out of that! Too funny!

  23. read the comment above about bacon on GMA.
    i also thought of you, because the news reported someone has come out with “pig candy” made from dark chocolate and bacon. she also has bacon-flavored caramel corn.
    and have you heard jim gaffigan’s string of bacon jokes?
    gonna go email my friend in tokyo right now…will update you if she knows the famous and oh-so-exclusive store :)

  24. I’ve been lurking about your site for awhile now and thought it was about time I made myself known. I LOVE reading your posts. You are hilarious. And I, too, love the picture. That’s great.

  25. That is a hoot! Wow…who knew? You a STAR baby!

  26. What a darling photo! And even darling-er that you have a reader who would think of you all the way on the other side of the world! Who says cyber-space is impersonal?

  27. Almost speechless – you are a STAH! a legend in her own time – a woman after God’s heart and — our very own Boomama of the bacon and cheese lineage! (via the Steinmarts) this is very funny – also a little weird but maybe that is why it is funny

  28. Well my stars and garters, girl. You don’t NEED to self-promote with international support and publicity like that!

  29. Well, now, I have two words: International Celebrity. Haven’t you heard? You’re all the rage in Japan.

  30. We always knew you were EXCITING!

  31. That’s too funny!! I think now all that’s needed is for you to take a trip and have your picture taken with it =)

  32. That is so funny! The other day, I thought of you when I passed a car with the license plate…BooMoma! But, I didn’t think it was too safe to pull out the camera while driving… You know?!