A Sartorial E-pistle From My Husband

(Background - I asked my husband what he wanted for Christmas, perhaps keeping in mind something that the girls could pick out and give to him. He said that in spite of the well-worn punchline to the "What to get Dad?" jokes, he actually would like a few neckties. I asked him for a bit of guidance regarding what colors and styles he would like best.)

From: Michael
Date: Friday, December 07, 2007 10:49 AM
To: Josette
Subject: Ties

I sent you a link to a wish list with some ties in it. I don't like novelty ties. In general, I don't like striped ties. Some are OK if they're not too prep school looking. I mostly like abstract geometric patterns. I don't need too many, just a few to round out my collection. I already have a lot to wear with blue shirts. I only have 2 or 3 that go well with my light green shirt. I don't have any really good ones for my red, pink and orange shirts.


From: Josette
Date: Friday, December 07, 2007 4:55 PM
To: Michael
Subject: Re: Ties

Then I guess I'll return the glow-in-the-dark pop-up naked Frank Sinatra tie I bought for you.


After sixteen years together, you'd think you'd trust that a person knew you well enough to not buy you a novelty tie for Christmas.

Evidently, I'm still an enigma within a conundrum wrapped-up in a Whoopie Pie.

And of course, now I'll have to buy him a novelty tie.

Which is maybe what he wanted all along, him being an enigma within a conundrum wrapped-up in a very sensible slice of wheat toast.

I tink dis one is reeeeal clazzy and would go well with red, pink or orange.



I almost forgetted!


Ms. Chicky Chicky Baby and Metro Mama have announced the winners for November. The ROFL Award is basically an award that any blogger can give to any other blogger for a particularly funny-laugh-out-loud-soda-through-your-nose-pee-in-your-pants blog post. All you have to do is email Ms. Chicky Chicky Baby or Metro Mom and ask to get on the ROFL reminder list. They'll send you an email near the end of the month and ask for your nomination. You don't have to nominate every month, but when you do come upon one of those ROFLPIMP! posts, you can give the author an extra Attagirl! or Attaboy! with a nifty ROFL Award button.

Here be their emails:


And here be my awardee for November:

The very hilarious Melanie at Beanpaste who had me guffawing in glee over this story about her husband inhaling a crouton. Ehem.

Crouton Lung: The Not So Silent Killer

Honorary mention goes to her husband for being a good sport. And for sacrificing his pride lungs for the sake of comedy.


Melanie said...

Jozet is kind, indeed.

On the tie tip, may I recommend something elegant and understated, perfect for his Sunday best:

Karen Jensen said...

I love the puppies playing poker. And you are right about the Crouton Lung post--funniest thing I've read in a long time.

Blog Antagonist said...

Sadly, my husband would probably think that tie is da bomb. We are attending a very fancy schmancy party next Friday at a very fancy schmany place. He wears the same suit every year, but asked me to get him a new tie. He asked if I could find something that lights up. SIGH.

we_be_toys said...

I so love the poker-playing dog tie! If only there were boxers to match. I also love the euphemistic "Curious George" reference - do you really have to wear a yellow hat?
Thanks so much for dropping by today! I'm still a newbie and don't get much traffic, so I really, really appreciate you're stopping by - it keeps the wind from whistling through my deserted blogsite quite so much!

anne said...


Oh. Ho. Ho.

Here's one with bold geometric shapes. AND a message.

Ding! One more present off the list!


Anonymous said...

I'd be buying that tie, too...hehehe...I have a guy in IRaq who hates Twizzlers so just so he doesn't get too spoiled rotten I always but some in his box to hand out to his 'sick SOB' buddies who love them.

Mrs. G. said...

You need to go to a magic store and get one of those flower ties that squirt water.

I couldn't agree more with your nomination of Melanie and her crouton inhaling husband. One of the best ever.

Julie Pippert said...

That tie's not half bad, but I like to keep with the theme, therefore my husband has a collection of architectural and building themed ties (somewhere).

I think you absolutely must get a tie, especially one like that.

And beanpaste cracked me up right when I needed a good laugh. Bravo.

Using My Words

Anonymous said...

I think it's a subtle hint at a $300 Jerry Garcia tie.

Mitzi Green said...

you can't go wrong with dogs playing poker. or velvet elvis.

Mary Alice said...

"enigma" ...that's funny I used that word today too. Enigma is just not used often enough.

Julie Marsh said...

How about a Rush Limbaugh tie?


Magpie said...

Oh yes, nice tie.

Debbie said...

I find portraits of cigar-smoking/pool-and-poker-playing pooches comforting.

but then, I imbibed more than my fair share of intoxicants in my twenties.

I'm not quite sure what that says about me.

Skiplovey said...

Hilarious! I love that you guys email each other about it.
I have a couple of dodger ties that were presents a few years back if you want them. Clearly they were not a big hit over here.

Anonymous said...

You never fail to crack me up! Crouton lung, indeed!


BOSSY said...

Bossy only knows one thing - thank goodness she's not a man because that whole tying the tie thing looks real complicated.

OhTheJoys said...

Points to YOU. I mean, I'm a grown woman and can't make sense of his e-mail. Go with the poker dogs.

Mother Theresa said...

That tie is too funny, you should get it for him, just for not trusting you to know not to buy novelty ties. And the Crouton Lung was hilarious.

Anonymous said...

I wish I had an occasion to wear ties so I could wear that very tie.

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