Tuesday, October 5, 2010

What I Look Like From There

(Part 2 of a 2-part series. )


Here I am, up on my stool.

It might be true, but it shore ain't pretty.

Hair all askew.

The glow of the screen casting a ghoulish light upon my face.

And I have a real problem sitting properly in chairs.

I used to sit like this at the dinner table and my parents would tell me that if I didn't stop, no one would ever ask me out on a date.

Well, I laughed all the way up the alter, then I promptly hopped up on my stool and lived to blog about it.

I'm a huge believer in yanking the skeletons right out of the closet. This skeleton just so happens to be double-jointed with heels that fall asleep due to improper circulation.

Just keeping it real, folks. Just keeping it real.

47 comments:

  1. I sit like that too! I have a weird habit of never wanting my feet to dangle. I sit indian style at the movies, at restaurants, all over the place!!!! :D

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  2. Oh Flower Patch Farmgirl, you are just too cute and your posts are too. Always interesting and different. Love your stool too by the way :)
    Amy

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  3. I totally sit like that too and my 3 year old just asked me a couple of hours ago "why do you always sit with your feet up next to you?" ummm cuz it's super comfy! :P

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  4. I am all crunched up on my couch under a blanket wearing those very same fuzzy socks RIGHT NOW.

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  5. I've always wanted to sit that way, but I can't, cause my legs are like big fat balloons, and they cant' bend that way. Oh I know - I'm supposed to be off my stool, up in the bed, but I'm havin' a big Calvin fit about it and draggin' my heels all the way. Had to get a killer update. He still be up on the loose. Now - could you be sleepin' knowin' there be a shooter within' a few miles of you!? What if he seeks shelter up in The Squirrel. I'm taking the shotgun out in the am to let the birds out. Oh. yes. I am.

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  6. Yes. I am.
    Just totally stealing OLF scam - you know - the multiple comment thing - that...and I just don't want to go to bed....so la di da!

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  7. Don't think I've ever sat that way. Oh ma ma ma, that stool makes my hind end hurt just lookin' at it. My Maddie sits like that though. I tell her that her food'll get stuck cause it's got no where to go.
    God Bless Ya!

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  8. so, so beautiful girl! *love* the socks and the stool :0)

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  9. Your no skid socks are fabulous and I couldn't bend like that on a stool to save my life. I'm the one gal in my bi-yearly exercise class that when they say reach for the toes, I struggle to make it to the kneecap!

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  10. what the scam? I no scammer. I no serial killer either, but if CK shows up at my door with a shotgun, I know people. Just sayin'. Just cause I close up shop at my place doesn't mean I'm dead. I'M STILL ALIVE!!!!!

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  11. Wow. I don't do this southern accent well. Excuse me for trying to join the club.
    OLF?
    Sad. What an unfortunate acronym.

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  12. p.s. You make chair sitting, screen staring hilarious.
    It's a gift. I don't know where it's taking you, but it's got ya this far. You're like the Seinfeld of blogs today. "What to say....Oh, I'll just talk about how I sit in my chair. Everyone will swoon".
    And we do.
    Because, you are hilarious with your double jointed self.
    My parents always fretted about my table manners too. "How'm I gonna get my twenty cows?!" my dad would fret.

    He never got em.

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  13. I bet you would be good at yoga. I used to sit indian- style all the time... now when I do I hobble the first couple of steps I am up. I still do it though. I want that stool! I own those socks!
    PS thanks for the prayers!

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  14. You're so cute and bendy! I'm the mama always telling my sweet daughter to sit in her chair the right way. I haven't threatened datelessness. I try to be sympathetic to her need to be comfy, but when she's reaching over her knees to eat her spaghetti, well, she can get comfy after dinner!

    Cute post!

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  15. I couldn't sit properly in a chair if my life depended on it. Yay something else we share in common;)

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  16. Are you sure you didn't show my daughter how to sit like that?

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  17. i so love to read your posts! thanks for sharing all your thoughts!

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  18. Now, I do the curl-uppy thing as well, but I'm in a big comfy armchair, not perched on a cute little vintage stool. BTW, sitting this way has sent me to the chiropractor many a time. Many a time, Farmgirl.

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  19. I have those socks!!!! COMFY.
    And I sit like that too.
    Your sense of humor cracks-me-up.

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  20. Oh, you're cute.
    Much too cute.
    *laughs*

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  21. Well...I guess we have two things in common.

    I am also double-jointed...and I have those socks.

    : )

    Julie M.

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  22. I'm also tall and I've always sat with my legs up, too. Same scenario at the dinner table growing up....well, maybe not the date threats. :) I'm loving your blog, your style of writing, and your heart. You make me miss the Midwest more than I already did.
    -Maria

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  23. You can sit however you like... just keep writing for us! I love your workspace!

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  24. I am THE WORST about not sitting properly in chair. Although, the older I get, the more effect that has on my body. I'll be hunched over the computer for an hour or so and then it's not until I get up that I realize my back is whack!

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  25. I used to tell my girls not to sit that way at the table too and they both walked up the aisle. You youngn's are smarties! I love your socks by the way. You rock!

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  26. I completely disagree with the "it shore ain't pretty" comment.

    I have difficulty sitting correctly in a chair...and I feel a little hypocritical telling my kids to sit correctly in their chairs, even though I know they should.

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  27. You are so funny!!! Love the stool!!!! I have been looking around our town for vintage stools but will have to start looking on my favorite"Craig's list"!!!!! I love it when parents(or family) say things like.....you'll never get a date,etc..... and then surprise you find your "prince charming"!!!LOL!!!!

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  28. I sit like this too! Always have, always will. I even sleep with one leg propped up on the other.. makes it a little drafty in the winter, but whatev. :)
    Although this large belly is totally impeding my ability to sit helter skelter and I'm starting to get miffed about it.
    I like your socks. Cozy.

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  29. I don't see anything wrong with the way you sit. I'm a 'bit' older than you and can't stay put for more than 5 minutes at a time now, feet fall asleep. I was in a meeting on Monday and moved so much I'm sure they wondered what was wrong with me.

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  30. You are a cutie patootie for sure.

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  31. Um, I may possibly have the same socks. Several pairs actually. I thought they were only worn in mennonite country---when my sis moved down to southern Alberta she told me these were not acceptable socks to wear out and about---??

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  32. My one daughter ALWAYS keeps one knee up at the table and IT DRIVES ME CRAZY. For awhile there I charged her five cents every time her knee went up. She quit, we quit, and now her knee is up again.

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  33. Don't tell too many secrets about me. I also remember saying, "Sha,sit up or you'll forget and find yourself sitting like that at school"! Little did I know Cory was out there looking for his pinthess and didn't care a lick if she sat like an accordian in a chair.

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  34. I totally sit like that too and my poor teenage boy has the same trait. I have to remind him at the dinner table to sit right. And I have turned into my mother "you don't sit that way at the lunch tables at school, do you?"
    One may never know. My excuse is that I am short stature and my feet do not touch the ground when I sit in adult chairs/sofas. What's a shortie to do?

    (~~)
    Julie

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  35. I always sit like that in chairs, even at the dinner table, and I'm happily married too!

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  36. Sometimes parents don't know best! scuff! love the socks..i live in warm cozy socks!

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  37. Ha! I've always been a side sitter on my chairs. :) Your parents sound like a riot!

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  38. Enjoy your blog and your willingness to share so much that inspires the rest of us. I have been following for a while. I have a dilemma today though. I have recently viewed a blog post, made a mental note to go back to it, then forgot which blog I was on. So, my question is have you recently posted a blog about a new rug in your kitchen? Thanks.

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  39. I believe I got the same advice growing up. But I still sit cockeyed and on my feet. Keeps em warm, ya know.

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  40. I am thinkin' you might be channeling the mama FPFG. Sweatpants, check. Comfy sock, check. Sweater that is warm and cozy, check. Now as adults we see how priceless it all is.

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  41. I wish I could sit like that. Back's out. boo. boo.

    I want your socks.

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  42. you are too cute! and i just had to say that I HAVE THOSE SOCKS! :)

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  43. you make me laugh every time:) So cute you are!

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  44. I'm not gonna lie to you...those are some nice socks! I'm here at this old post because you attached it to your pre-mother's day post of 2011. I cannot stop laughing at the link you have for Calvin's early outfits..OMG! WAY too adorable!

    Hopin my future baby loves wifebeaters and gold chains~

    :-)

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