Friday, September 16, 2011

You look like Boulder (day thirteen)

That's what I was told this morning.
"You look like Boulder."

The conversation was about how we make general statements to try to explain our behavior.
One of mine is that I lived in Boulder.
Example:
(In the grocery store)
Alice happily eating sheets of Nori.
Woman: "What is your baby eating!?"
Me: "Seaweed."
(Saying "nori" would've been more confusing.)
Woman gives concerned look. 
Me: "I lived in Boulder."
Woman: "Ohhhh."
End scene.

See?
So easy, so effective. 

Other commonly used blanket statements given to excuse behavior:
I have a newborn.
I was home schooled.
I'm an only child.
I'm a type-A.

Anyway, that was a tangent.

So, do you want to see what Boulder, CO looks like?
There you go.
I don't think I look particularly Bouldery at all.
Oh well.

I'm going to go ahead and count this as my
1 dress (purchased 4 years ago in Boulder)
2 boots (from Target...in Boulder)
2 earrings (made by a 4-year-old's mom in Boulder)
=13
Cheater, cheater, pumpkin eater.
I know.

8 comments:

lundsincolorado said...

A.) I'm always the first to leave a comment on your blog! Am I your most committed stalker or what?
B.) I think of Boulder and patchouli in the same place in my head. You don't really smell like patchouli so I don't think you ever look like Boulder. :-)

songskatesang said...

If Boulder is beautiful, then you are right!

meg duerksen said...

you look adorable!!!!!!!

Miss G said...

hee hee, I just moved to Colorado (the springs) and this cracks me up! Came over from Kimberlee's craft weekend links. Kelly

mel @ the larson lingo said...

Yes!!!! I LOVE this post because I went to CU & lived in Boulder for 4 years..this cracked me up!! Awesome. Love your outfit...I would totally wear that, so does that make me Boulder also? I hope so! :)

crystal b. said...

So funny. My one sentence explanation usually includes "I am Mormon." :)

So cool that your daughter eats seaweed.

TheUnSoccerMom said...

love it!

I reckon Boulder's a really pretty! :o)

Natalie said...

Boulder is beautiful, so I think its quite a compliment to look like Boulder :)