June 30, 2004


The other day on this blog I was whinging about the picture of me on my splashpage. It was an older shot taken by my husband so we would have a pic of me to stick on the site. It was taken while Beautiful Maisy who is barely two was still a nurse shark and in it I am still carrying some pregnancy podge and have fuzzy unbrushed hair with cut-them-myself-with-the-meatshears bangs.

That picture wasn't actually a picture of me. It was Frumpelina Momwart, my alter-ego who bakes from scratch, REALLY APPRECIATES a good pair of backless Keds slides from the Target, and has a Pavlovian drool response to anything made by Pampered Chef. She's IN me, but she isn't the whole of me. She isn't even the sum of my parts.

So my friend Shawn Box took matters into his own hands. He demanded my webmaster name and PW and then he all on his own initiative made me a new splash using the same image map that Lily James constructed. He replaced Frumpelina with one of the pictures that Total Genius Photographer Elizabeth Osborne took for Warner to use on the book jacket etc. THANKS SHAWN YOU DARLING. (PS I now have to be very nice to him forever because I don't know how to change my webmaster name and PW, so if you ever come by here and find this site has been completely replaced with pictures of goats in lingerie or somesuch, you can assume I have righteously cheesed Shawn off.)

The pic on the new splash is Glamoricia McExpensiveHair. That's $125 dollar hair you are looking at. WHICH IS OBSCENE. I went to this chi-chi joint in the city and had SERGE go to town on my head and when I went up to the front and they handed me the bill I stroked out and they had to rush me to the hospital right after they finished running my amex.

She isn't me either, but I think she's a better frontman.

BY THE WAY, if you happen to be an agent of the IRS, please note that I would NEVER have 125 dollar hair for anything but the picture that's going on my book jacket and website, so SERGE is clearly a business expense and I ought to be able to deduct my hair without going to prison. La La La.

At any rate, go check out the new splash and let me know what you think!

Posted by joshilyn at June 30, 2004 9:06 AM

Awesome picture. You so purty :)

Posted by: AGK at June 30, 2004 4:25 PM

Great picture, girl!!! I didn't see the previous one.

Posted by: Tiff at June 30, 2004 4:34 PM

Aw, thanks AGK, that's kind of you to say. I DO think it's a good pic --- Elizabeth Osborne is a complete genius. Really, I remain convinced she could get a glamor shot off Quasimodo. OH! Tiff if you want to see the FRUMPELINA shot, here ‘tis:


or hit the LINK on my name below

Posted by: Joshilyn Jackson at June 30, 2004 5:08 PM

aww I didn't think the Frumeplina shot was frumpy at all. I should have said something. Than you could have kept your login and password.. or.. perhaps sent me a coupon for a LensCrafters visit.

Anyway the new picture is nice indeed. To celebrate go order a Strong Bad T-shirt. I just got off the bus not more than 7 minutes ago and the guy across me had a real nice black Strong Bad t-shirt. I was tempted to say "TRUE DAT!" but he was awfully big and I was afraid he'd make me his Number One buddy, but in a bad way. So I contemplated him on his selection and quickly made my way out of the bus. And Dag Yo the t-shirt he thinks cost only $20. Mm Mm Mm.

Posted by: Klint at June 30, 2004 10:09 PM

Yoo so priddy! Utterly non-fictional priddy!

Posted by: Kira at June 30, 2004 10:50 PM

You are welcome.
It is a pleasure to be able to do something nice, for someone nice. Don't forget the signed copy of your eventual kids book, made out to: "Samantha Anne Box, One Amazing Child".

Posted by: Shawn B. at July 1, 2004 8:32 AM