birthdays + narcissism

Tuesday, August 23, 2011

Today is great aunt Rose's 93rd birthday!! I would like to share a favorite late night chat with Rosie from October 2010.

Rose: Did you hang your new mirror?
Me: Yes.
Rose: Where did you hang it? Above your sofa or someplace else?
Me: In the entry.
Rose: In the entry? {said with shock + disdain}
Me: Yes. It looks pretty there, and you can look at yourself when you walk out the front door.
Rose: Boy, that's really narcissistic. You have to see how you look from the time you get up in the morning to the night.

She's a pistol. I. Love. Her.

Wasn't she pretty? + yes, that little tot is yours truly. I had a ginormous head.
+ according to Rose, I still do.

Some favorite mirrors, just for Rosie. Since she has never even owned a VCR, you can bet that she will not see this post on "the internet." She speaks of the internet as if it's some kind of cult.

 1. Wisteria $199  2. Ballard Designs $99  3. Anthropologie $198  4. Ballard Designs $269  Wisteria $279  5. Wisteria $2399  6. Wisteria $299  7. Wisteria $219  8. Wisteria $289  9. Pier 1 $149

And a favorite quote:
"You do miracle things. You talk to me and you work at the same time. I've never heard of such a thing." ~ Aunt Rose

A very happy birthday to the greatest great aunt in the world!

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22 comments

  1. Okay, now that is just darn hilarious!!! Old women with attitude are the BOMB (c: And she really was a looker! It seems like most of the senior citizen population either doesn't know how to work the internet or is thinks it's some kind of cult...happy birthday, Aunt Rose!

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  2. I love it! She sounds great. My parents also talk about the internet like it's some dreadful conspiracy.

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  3. Such a spit fire! I love it! A woman after my own heart!

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  4. You aunt sounds awesome! Happy birthday to her!

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  5. She is so stunning! What a firecracker. I think I need a Wisteria mirror.

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  6. great little story and those mirrors are amazing, number 8 could look good almost anywhere!
    xo emily

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  7. your aunt sounds hysterical! i love those old photos :)
    great mirror roundup! xoxo jillian:: cornflake dreams

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  8. Aw I love it!! And love all the mirrors

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  9. hahaha :) love it! sounds soooo familiar. such cute pics and your last few posts remind me how much I need to pay attention to my home decor more. sigh. ;)

    -Sarah
    http://www.pencilskirtsandlattes.com

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  10. She sounds like a blast!! What a pretty lady

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  11. Total firecracker!!! Happy Birthday to Aunt Rose! Sad I wont see you tonight I was planning on being there! Soon though!

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  12. She sounds pretty awesome! Happy 93rd birthday to her :)

    Great mirror picks.. 4 & 7 are my faves.

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  13. Hysterical! I adore old people. Not only because they should be worshiped for all they've learned in their lives, but because they just tell it how it is. Please don't tell Aunt Rosie that I'm also going to hang a mirror in my entry. Happy Birthday, Aunt Rosie!

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  14. She was (I'm sure still is) gorgeous! And you were quite the adorable child too. Love her attitude, sounds a lot like my grandma. Happy Birthday to Great Aunt Rose! ..and many more fabulous birthdays to come! :)

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  15. spectacular! i love rosie. she is so darn sassy, even at 93. and you do have a huge head. love you!!

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  16. hahah i love your aunt rose too! happy bday to her! lovelove the ballard designs mirror - we registered for it!
    xo

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  17. Aw! Happy birthday to your great aunt Rose! She sounds like a firecracker!

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  18. She's great! Happy Birthday Aunt Rose!

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  19. Too funny! I hope Aunt Rose had a great birthday! LOVE the mirrors!

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  20. Funny..your Aunt Rose sounds awesome! I have the Wisteria mirror #6 and LOVE it!! If anyone is looking for sunburst mirror, it's so perfect. It's not really as gold as it looks online, it's more of an antique finish.

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  21. So cute! Happy birthday to Aunt Rose!

    JennaBrooke
    www.JUSTsomethingspecial.com

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