"Life is about not knowing, having to change, taking the moment and making the best of it, without knowing what's going to happen next. Delicious Ambiguity." ~ Gilda Radner

Friday, March 09, 2007

IT'S MY NEMESIS' BIRTHDAY

Happy Birthday, Barbie!

Yes, today is the official "birthday" of everyone's favorite fashion doll -- Barbie.

I hate her.

Always have.

I think my late mother, God rest her soul, hated Barbie, too, cuz she never bought me one. Not one.

Oh, I had a Little Miss Revlon doll -- a hand-me-down from my older sis. And a Babette doll -- the cheap grocery store version of Barbie (yikes).

And I had a Tressy and a Francie -- all Barbie wannabes.

But no Barbie. Until I was 30, and my good friend Linda surprised me with my first Barbie.

Too late.

I stuck her in the attic.

Impossible fashion and figure standards hve been set by that woman -- and frankly, Barbie has not always been the brightest bulb in the pack. Yet somehow she's managed to have some of the most exciting and interesting careers...

How DOES she do it?

Well, more on my nemesis later.

Must get to my job...doubt very much you'll ever see a Grocery Schlepper Barbie...

3 comments:

Anonymous said...

Oh, Annie I had forgotten about the Barbie gift, I gave it to you at Trios, right? Those were the days...maybe if they had a crazy mother Barbie, I could model for it! Love, Irma

Carol said...

Annie: Don't ask me how I found your site, but I'm glad I did. I am 52 and had a Babette doll too! My mother would never buy me a Barbie doll because they were "too expensive" ($3.99?), so she finally bought me the bargain basement version that was too large for Barbie clothes -- Babette, her evil twin.

Your post made me realize I wasn't the only Baby Boomer deprived of the Barbie experience. Thanks for the laugh and the posting.

Carol said...

Annie: Don't ask me how I found your site, but I'm glad I did. I am 52 and had a Babette doll too! My mother would never buy me a Barbie doll because they were "too expensive" ($3.99?), so she got me the cheaper version that was too large for Barbie clothes -- Babette, her evil twin.

Your post made me realize I wasn't the only Baby Boomer deprived of the Barbie experience! Thanks for the laugh and the posting.