Tuesday, September 4, 2007
The Other Side of Cheese
Ridiculously cute mouse and cheese pic found on this site: Arbroath.
So. I think I've advertised enough the fact that I've been sick since Wednesday, and was off work on Thursday and Friday. When left home alone (and ill), I'm stuck between knowing that rest is good for me, and wanting to shop on days when everybody else is at work. I split my time evenly between the following: the beach, which was blissfully empty and a surprisingly good recuperating agent; Marshall's (a designer discount store); and the couch. The cats and I cuddled up for several hours each day and settled into a Party of Five marathon. Do you remember this show?
"An American dramatic television series that premiered on FOX Network, September 12, 1994 and ended on May 3, 2000 after six seasons.
The show, a drama aimed at the teenage market and set in San Francisco, centered on five siblings who grow up orphans after their parents were killed by a drunk driver in an auto accident. Before becoming a hit, it dodged cancellation due to disappointing ratings for the early episodes. As a result, it is one of the lowest rated shows to ever win a Golden Globe award (1996 -Best Drama)."
I had maybe watched one or two episodes in it's heyday, but it turned out that the bf had been a pretty ardent fan. Two years ago, he had bought season 1 on dvd in the hopes that we could share the Po5 experience, but I couldn't sit through more then two episodes. I guess things changed when you are home sick and bored out of your mind. I watched about four episodes in a row each day, sending text messages to my bf: "Lacey Chabert looks like a midget. Seriously, something needs to be done about these overalls. They are not doing her any favors."
Then, when he got home from work, I would regale him with examples of the show's cheesiness, it's awfulness, Neve Cambell's cringe-inducing acting including but not limited to: breathy sighs, weird spastic tics and that squinting thing.
Anyhow, with the help of Wendyb, in tribute to gone-but-not forgotten Party of Five, here is a selection of jewelry inspired by the (utter cheesiness of the) show:
Swiss Cheese Ring, $95
Christoffersen International Silver Modernist Earrings, $150
Mouse and Cheese Domino Pendant, $20
Trendy Cheese Slice Sterling Silver Pendant, $13 ("Trendy"?)
Mysterious Gurl Earrings - Sterling Silver And Swarovski Crystals, $15
I Worship Cheese Bracelet, $20
Dapper Mouse & Cheese Chatelaine Pin Set, Sold
Oxidized Sterling Silver Dark Moon Earrings, $30
Mouse and Cheese Necklace, $45
Fancy Swiss Cuff, $180 (ring also available, text can be added to these pieces for an additional charge)