That’s quite an accent you have there…

March 24, 2011


Blog Guy, I need some of your job-hunting advice. I was working on a résumé, but then I stopped.

RIBEIROOh, you MUST resume your résumé. Why did you stop?

I needed lunch. I’m eating a clear beef broth and some healthy Japanese soybeans my mom sent.

Well, you need to resume your résumé after you consume your consommé and eat your mommy’s edamame…

I can’t get motivated. Maybe I’ll put on some music. We love jazz in my New Orleans neighborhood.

You live in Tremé?

Indeed. Who should I listen to while I resume my résumé?

Maybe Mel Tormé? To me, Tormé is perfect. Are you a musician?

No, I make hand-knotted fabrics.

all about me edamame 240Ah, so you do macramé.

You know, Mel Tormé just isn’t working. I’m more in the mood for a Strauss opera. Any suggestions?


Good idea. I’m still hungry, too. You know what sounds good with my Salomé? Perhaps a little…

Lunch meat?

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Top: Oswald Campbell dances in a parade honoring a boy’s first birthday in the Tremé area of New Orleans, August 28, 2006. REUTERS/Lee Celano

Right: A model for designer Carlos Ribeiro wears a white macramé halter top and feather head dress during the showing of the designer’s Spring 2003 collection in New York, September 21, 2002. REUTERS/Mike Segar

Left: Natalia Gaplovska eats edamame as she gets ready to present a creation by designer Geova Rodriguez’s Spring 2009 collection during New York Fashion Week, September 6, 2008. REUTERS/Kena Betancur

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Said Blog Guy ‘Here’s the state of play’
A model wearing risque macrame
Another eats greens
Well, a single small bean
When she really needs a big slice of salome

Posted by Nosmo_King | Report as abusive

I am not a witty person… so, I dont understand fancy words…
I only know
That model is eating..
That guy is a part of the ever-illusive White Hat Conspiracy
And I quite like the look of that hand knotted top…

If I wear that headdress to Africa, do you think they will accept me? Or just laugh at me thinking ” what does she think she is wearing?? “

Posted by Shra | Report as abusive

I like the top hand knotted,
and am wondering where she got it.
Just don’t pull a string
as it will loose everthing;
and I’ll have to duck for cover before spotted!

Posted by Onedoor | Report as abusive

@Shra – yes.

So now we know how the models all stay so skinny. All they are allowed to eat is edamame, one bean at a time.

Someone hand that woman a donut.

Posted by Dave_not_dave | Report as abusive

@Dave: LOL! Love the reply to Shra, and it reminds me to ask one question at a time.

@Shra: we speak the same language, and the feathered hat would look good on you!

The question being: where are the doughnuts!

Salami flavored doughnuts? Baloney!

Posted by Onedoor | Report as abusive

I respectfully sit this blog out. The only rhyming scheme I can think of involves Marisa Tomei but I don’t think she relates to anything here. But hey, while I am out can I get anyone some doughnuts?

Posted by iflydaplanes | Report as abusive

Thanks Dave and One…
However, I dont have this model’s colouring… So, maybe it would be safe to give it a miss…
Though, I dooooo like the top…

The lady with top
has a nice blond blop
and a very nice shade too
I would like to steal that top
and check if it matches with my nice black blop…
oh, please pass the headdress too…!

Posted by Shra | Report as abusive

Are we sure that’s macrame? It looks more like crochet to me.

Posted by CrowGirl | Report as abusive

No, crochet doesn’t have the cachet…

Posted by rcbasler | Report as abusive

“That’s quite an accent you have there”: I have this accent, too. After I use Pig Latin, watch the Three Stooges, or watch Speedy Gonzales. Amscray! Andale!

Posted by DoctorDoll | Report as abusive

I finally get home after a long day
I’m feeling a little blasé
to the OE Blog Network I go
hoping for for what, I don’t know
You guys make me laugh…what can I say? 😀

Posted by GeorgiaPeach | Report as abusive