Perhaps I’m A Smidge Over-Attached

So yesterday I totally forgot to email the winners of Friday’s impromptu iTunes gift card giveaway because, well, I’m lame. And also because I got all wrapped up in an episode of Guiliana & Bill even though? Seriously? I think that whole show is scripted. I mean, I’m certainly not saying that I’ll no longer watch because they seem to be following some sort of general outline as they make their way through each episode, but last night I was thinking They totally made this up the whole way through the show. I’m not so sure that their house isn’t on a backlot at Universal Studios, either. But, you know, whatever. Guiliana’s hair is fab so KEEP THAT ENTERTAINMENT COMING.

Also, this has nothing to do with the giveaway winners, but Friday night I realized that at some point during the day I’d lost one of my beloved (AND I DO MEAN “BELOVED”) multi-color beaded hoop earrings. I think I’m on my third or fourth pair of them; I started wearing them about four years ago and have not been without a pair since because THEY GO WITH EVERYTHING. Plus, I adore a hoop.

So Friday night, when it came to my attention that one of my earrings had gone missing (apparently the earring was British, otherwise it would have just been regular ole missing), I went into Earring Recovery Mode like nothing you’ve ever seen. It’s a good thing, too, because I think I paid upwards of 7 American dollars for those earrings about a year and a half ago, and you have to be super-proactive when attempting to recover jewelry that valuable. I even contemplated alerting the authorities about the fact that my earring had GONE MISSING and then offering some sort of reward.

You know, something along the lines of a pack of Orbit gum or maybe even one of my most treasured Sharpie pens.

I called a store I’d visited earlier in the day to see if anyone had turned in a lone hoop earring, but alas, no luck. I finally accepted that the earring was gone forever (perhaps it decided to return to its homeland in England), and I figured that I’d run over to the shop where I bought them Saturday morning and see if they had a spare pair. Since I searched the internet for the earrings to no avail, the shop was my only hope.

This is starting to sound just a little bit like a Lifetime movie, isn’t it? Just a wee bit? Just a smidge overboard in the drama department, maybe?


Saturday morning I was UP AND AT’EM bright and early, and by 9:40 I was out the door so that I could be at the store when they opened at 10. When I got there I headed straight for the jewelry section, and at first the prospects did not look good at all. There were tons of hoops but not a multi-colored bead in sight. Just when I was starting to contemplate what my future would look like without a multi-colored hoop earring as a part of my daily routine, I spied a bracelet that matched my beloved earrings. So I handed the bracelet to one of the sales clerks, and I very quickly said something like, “ArethematchingearringsinthebacksomewherepleaseIdon’tknowwhatI’lldowithoutthem?”

She asked another clerk, who pointed her in the direction of a storage cabinet, and do you know that within two minutes that sweet sales clerk was handing me these?


But I’m sad to report that they’ve gone up to 8 dollars a pair.

Quality comes at a price, my friends.

Anyway, I’ve enjoyed welcoming my new earrings into the family, and I hope that they’ll stick around for awhile. And I also think that I’m going to go back to the store where I got them and buy one more pair just so I’ll have some insurance in the event that one of the newbies decides to GO MISSING at some point in the near or not-so-near future.

I’ll be out 8 more dollars, of course, but the peace of mind will be priceless.

And even though I got a bit off-track with the whole giveaway update part of this post, I did want to tell you that I’m totally going to email the winners of the iTunes gift cards today.

So see? It all worked out.

My new earrings and I just couldn’t be happier about that.

– Last week I wrote about my new OnStar FMV mirror (which I love, by the way). Here’s the review if you’re interested.

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  1. Ok, so you really think G&B is scripted??? Oh, I don’t want to believe it. Maybe they are just naturally good speakers, hence their jobs, and that’s why they sound so rehearsed??

    I almost thought you were going to buy the bracelet and make your own earrings. So glad you didn’t have to do that!! They are adorable!

  2. I completely agree with you about Guiliana & Bill and the fact that it’s likely heavily scripted. But, like you, I can’t seem to turn away. I think it’s because even though it is scripted, they seem to be a couple who love and respect each other a great deal and that’s rare to find these days in the world of Hollywood and especially reality TV.

    I’ve thought there was something shady about the house they are currently living in, only my thought was they are just renting it and didn’t actually buy it. I don’t know that they ever said they had actually bought the house and Bill loves himself a remodel so that’s what makes me think they are just renting it. Or the network is renting it for them.

    I read recently that they are in the process of adopting from Italy. I do like how honest and open they have been about their fertility struggles and I hope this adoption goes through without any complications. I think they will be beautiful parents. And then of course she will probably get pregnant. Just like my parents did with me – 3 months after they adopted my sister! Surprise!

  3. Now I want those earrings!! Super cute! Does that store happen to be a chain that would be in Florida also? We have Disney so surely we have cute earrings like that!!

  4. The Sharpie pens? They are a gift.

    That’s all :)

  5. You could probably find them on line somewhere, but maybe you need those little rubber stoppers for the back of the fish hook? I know when I wear fish hook earrings they tend to try to make an escape at some point during the day. I have some rubber stoppers and I don’t worry about it any more.

    Okay – I did a quick search on the intertubes and found them and they are delightfully inexpensive:

  6. Um, may I make a suggestion? With little to no skill whatsoever you can make about five pair of multi colored bead earrings for under $8. It’s really super easy. Go to Walmart. In their craft section look for the loops. Open them up and pop on as many multi colored beads as your little heart desires. Or single colored. Or bi-colored. Really, really simple.

  7. I prefer to think of G & B as “well-planned.” When he gets really mad at her, that sure doesn’t LOOK scripted. But I think they wait until the cameras are on to actually interact with one another. Not that I care. As long as Bill doesn’t continue to wear his hair in that slicked back monstrosity, I will be watching.

    (Andrew says it’s like watching a train wreck in slow motion. He claims they won’t last and it makes him squirm just to be in the same room with impending disaster.)

    It’s a wonder he sits in the room with ME.

  8. i LOVE those earrings and noticed them on you sunday. :) i might have to be a copy cat and find out what the little store’s name is. :)

  9. So glad the hoop-earring caper was resolved without injury to anyone. Although I’m sure there was foul play involved in their disappearance.

  10. Love the earrings and can see why you are attached.

    I think G&B are partly scripted and partly not. I don’t see how they can be so honest and open about their struggles and that be scripted. Other parts I think are though. However, I find myself checking the DVR every Monday night to make sure it taped. I’m actually getting ready to sit down and watch it now.

  11. Sigh. Now I HAVE to have those earrings.

  12. Oh, Boomama, how your shopping stories make me laugh! I loved the one about going to Kohls and the salesgirl thinking you were old! You crack me up! And even though we have very different styles (neither bad, just different… actually I’m a sucker for a sweater with an asymmetrical hemline, so maybe we’re not too far off.) But I hardly wear earrings. However, your love for the multi colored hoop, kinda makes me want to go and buy a pair. Gotta save up my 8 American dollars!

  13. This story reminds me of something I saw on Keeping Up With The Kardashians yesterday….kim lost her earring in the ocean in Bora Bora and cried because one earring cost $75,000. Now that is real life:)

  14. Oh G&B is scripted but I’ve got my husband hooked and I somehow coaxed him into the comb hair-do that Bill is sporting. I love it. It’s very Mad Men. He even retweeted something yesterday from them so I could win something out of G’s closet. I hope it’s not clothes cause my upper arm wouldn’t even fit in a pair of her pant legs. She is so skinny. Maybe a pair of earrings. Or shoes. I wouldn’t mind a nice pair of heels from her. They say that if you pay good money for heels you can walk around town in them and they are more comfortable than tennis shoes but I don’t know who “they” are but maybe I’ve just never paid enough for those kind of shoes. I’m rambling.

    I did get a new cardigan that you talked about in a Maude post. I do love it. Thanks for the recommendation!

  15. I love G & B!!! They’re so sweet!
    And those earrings are so worth the frettin!

  16. I am majorly impressed that you went to so much trouble to find the other earring. One of the main reasons I don’t wear jewlery is that I’m forever taking it off an leaving it places, the thought never occurred to go back and look!

  17. There is nothing like that special pair of earrings that go with everything and then for them to go missing? Well, totally worth a whole blog post. So glad there was a great ending to this story.

  18. boomama,

    i have not read a single blog -anyone’s- all summer long. partly because i got a new job and don’t sit at a desk all day where all there is to do is read blogs on someone else’s dime.

    um, wait. what?

    er…scratch that. nevermind.

    anyway, today i was all, ‘i need a boost that only boomama can give’. i saw today’s post with the video and, while i’m sure the book is precious, i needed one of your stories, so i came down to this one.

    sure enough, i got the shot in the arm i needed and i can go about my life as usual.

    except for the part that i hope i get to insert ‘blog-reading’ back into my ‘life as usual’ routine because my real life? just isn’t as exciting.