Monday, December 23, 2013

For a Dollar, He's a Doll!

I passed him by.
He was marked $1.99.

But then, when red tags
were half price,
he was still there!

I bit.  I bought.  Can a girl ever have
too many G I Joe action figures?

Is that thought menacing?
Is this pose menacing?

OK, I'm not into the bulging veins
on the bulging muscles.

He is a little muscle bound.

But, look at that articulated hand!
(OK, Joe, I see you are looking.)

I don't think I've had a hand with
a separate forefinger, before.

I mean, Joe can summon silently.

His hands can be quite expressive.
Looks to me like he wants his
binoculars back.

Now, what do you suppose is "OK?" 

Friday, December 20, 2013

Again a Dollar Doll!

At the same time I bought Esmerelda
I picked up this little beauty.

She has the Teen Skipper body and
the Courtney face, but I have not
yet found this particular doll, anywhere.

Of course, I had to mess with the
photo.  :)

I ignored these tallest Skipper
dolls, when they first came out.
I was annoyed that they kept
Skipper growing more and more.
Finding them in the thrift store
made me look them over a little
more and I found that I like
their slim figure, sweet faces
and their improbably long legs. :D

Thursday, December 19, 2013


"No more dolls!"
Oh, yeah?
What if I find an Esmerelda
at Goodwill for one dollar?

"Well..."  :)

Monday, December 2, 2013

'Til the Cows Come Home?

I used to only like dolls that are,at least loosely, human

Lately, I have been noticing
some cute ones!

Recently, this thrift store cow came
home with me.

Is it possible my "mood" is changing?

What is happening to me?

Did you ever use that expression?

"You can keep arguing 'til the
cows come home, but it won't
change my mind."

Thing is, the cows usually
do come home, on farms where
I lived.  I remember our
neighbor calling "come boss"
at the gate.  I think I remember
the milk cows gathering there
before he called, too.

Maybe this expression
has something to with big
ranches where they have
roundups. :)

Sunday, December 1, 2013

Grandma's Here!

I'm not supposed to be even looking at dolls
with the thought of acquiring them.
I have told myself so.
Nobody else has made this rule.
I made it for myself.
Well, she's very tiny.
She's dollhouse size.
I'm afraid I succomed.

Hi, Grandma!