Saturday, June 24, 2017

Just Us Guys

It's Sunday, late afternoon, and Grayson invited Parker, Craig and Chase over to watch football.  He thought it would be a good idea for them to hang out.  The game will be starting shortly, so before it starts, everyone is in the living room talking.

Grayson:  I'm thinking about upgrading the television again.  I'd like an even bigger screen with more definition.
Parker:  That sounds good.  Have you started shopping for a new one yet?
Grayson:  No. First I need to talk Cyann into it.  I was kind of hoping she would try to buy another piece of furniture.  Then she can't say anything about my purchase. 
Craig:  So you're scheming, huh?
Grayson:  I'd call it planning.

Everyone laughs.

Craig:  I'd love a new set too.  But our place is so small and with the baby coming, we are trying to save.  I want Avery to be able to quit her job and I think we'll need a bigger place.
Grayson:  I know how that is. 
Chase:  I don't, but I hope to one day.
Grayson:  Don't rush it.  I love my family, but things were easier to buy before I got married.  Speaking of which, how are things with you and Ember, Parker?

Parker:  Things are going very well.  The next step is to start spending with Erwyn, you know the three of us, and see how that goes.  I'm a little nervous.  I want her to like me.
Grayson:  I'm pretty sure she does already.  As long as you're good to her and her mother, it should be fine.
Chase:  I don't know much about the situation, but all you can do is give it your all.
Parker:   I agree.  I'll see how it goes.  I'm very hopeful.  It's different when I'm just the nice man who she sees some times.  But to be the man who now spends time with her mother.
Craig: And who could end up being her father.
Parker: Yes, possibly.  To be that man, it's different.
Grayson:  True, but Erwyn's a sweetheart.

Cyann:  She sure is.

Cyann has just walked into the room.  All of the men stand up and say 'hello', except Grayson.

Grayson:  Hey!  What are you guys doing?  You're making me look bad.
Cyann:  They're being gentlemen.  Make a note, Honey.
Grayson:  I live here.  Standing up only happens now when we're out.  I know these guys don't stand when they're home and their lady walks in.
Craig (smiling):  You got us.
Cyann (laughing):  Well gentlemen, I appreciate your standing on my account, but please, have a seat and relax.  Gray, a word, please.

Grayson excuses himself so he can talk to Cyann.

Cyann:  I'm running out to pick up the food I ordered for your little get together.  Brooklyn's finally sleep or I would have brought her out here.  Brenna's watching TV, but I told her if she needs something to come see you.  I shouldn't be long. (noticing Grayson looking down at her clothes).
Honey, are you listening?
Grayson:  Uhuh. That cute little outfit is just speaking a little louder than you are.
Cyann:  Focus.  I'm leaving, I'll be back soon.
Grayson:  I love summer and the skimpy things you wear to stay cool.  Eye candy.
Cyann:  Okay, then. 

Cyann turns to walk away, then she feels Grayson's hand on her rear end.

Cyann:  What are you doing?
Grayson:  Copping a feel or did I not do it right?  I must be out of practice.
Cyann:  Ha ha. You have issues, I'll be back.

Cyann leaves and Grayson sits back down.

Craig:  So you let Cyann cut her hair?
Chase:  She had such lovely long hair.  But I think that hair cut is becoming.
Grayson:  Let her cut it?  As if I could stop her.
Craig:  Man, you need to have control, just like I have in my house.  If Avery wanted to cut her hair, I would tell her no and she had better listen.  I'm the man and that's that.
Chase:  That's interesting
Grayson:  Is that so?  Well, I'll make sure to ask her how that whole control thing is goingChase, he's full of it.  Don't let him fool you.
Parker:  Craig, you know darn good and well Avery would put you right in your place if she heard you talking like that. 
Craig:  That's exactly why no one is going to say anything.  What happens here, stays here.  Right?
Grayson:  Yep.  You're talking tough behind her back, but I bet if she were here, you'd be all 'Baby, you can do whatever you want'.

Parker:  Do you do the same thing?
Grayson:  Well, of course.  We need to live in our fantasies somehow.  This is the man's circle.  It's just us guys.  We can pretend we're in charge when it's just us.  You'll see how that goes once you're on real lock down with Ember.
Parker: I don't think I'll need to do that.
Craig:  Give him time.  He's still in the delusional honeymoon phase of their relationship.  Let him enjoy it before reality kicks in.
Chase:  Mmmm...I have to agree with that.  I love Chambray and sometimes she can be assertive, but I know when not to push it.
Grayson:  See, another man who gets it.  Well, Cyann is picking up our food.  But I see no reason we can't get started with the drinking.  What can I get you guys?

Grayson stands up to take orders and head to the kitchen.

Parker:  Beer, please.
Craig:  Me too.  Thanks.
Chase:  Bourbon on the rocks, please.
Grayson:  I'll be right back. I think I should grab a folding table too so we can have some of the food out here and more easily accessible. 
Craig:  Sounds good, Man.  I can help you.

Grayson heads to the kitchen and Craig follows him to get the table. It looks like they should have a good time watching their game, what with food and drinks to enjoy. 

Thanks for stopping by. ~ Jaye

Friday, June 23, 2017

Maryanna it is! (Musings of a Blogger)

As you know, the newest curvy lady in the house had not been named.  But I was reading comments from the post and Muff told me she looks like Maryanne from Gilligan's island.  So, I then had a name for our new lady, Maryanna.  I had to add the 'a' and change it a little, but I like her name.  Thanks, Muff!

I'm debating whether I want to try to alter the dress she came with, but with other options for her to wear, it's not a big deal.  I changed Maryanna's hair a little, painted her nails and added a little lipstick. She also loves onyx, so now she has an onyx ring surrounded by gold.  Of course I re-dressed her and snapped just a few photos.  As much as I wanted her, I didn't expect to like her so much.  I'm glad I bought her. 

Here are a few photos...

Isn't she pretty?  She's going to make a lovely model.  Vedette is so proud of herself for suggesting it.

By the way, I broke down and bought another curvy girl for her body and Tandra's niece.  They should be here next week.

Thanks for stopping by. ~ Jaye

Tuesday, June 20, 2017

More Curves in the House (Musings of a Blogger)

So let me start by saying, when Mattel introduced the Madam Lavinia, I had to have her.  I mean an articulated curvy fashion doll!  Who could pass that up?  She was not inexpensive, yet I bought two. One to play, one to display.  But now Mattel has put out a new, and way less expensive articulated curvy doll in their '#The Barbie Look Collection. 

She's only $29.99 and there was free shipping.  I controlled myself and only bought one, although I tempted to get another one AND the other new doll in the same line wearing that cute sweater dress and looking so much like Jayna (Pool Chic).  Plus, I can see Tandra's niece in her, so I may just have to do it. 

Anyway, the newest lady arrived today.  So it's time to welcome her to the group.

I'm loving the accessories.  The dress fabric is lovely.  I'm not too thrilled with the sleeves, but up close, I think she looks good.  Of course there is no waiting to take her out of the box, so let's get to it.

I decided I could take a few minutes to let her speak to me.  She needs to tell me who she is and what career she has.  This could take a while, so I pulled out a sofa and let her have a seat.

Me: Tell me all about yourself. 
New Lady:  Well, I'm happy you invited me to be here.  This place looks so comfortable.  I'm not too sure yet about what I'd like to do.  I'm pretty open to anything.  I would, however, like to be stylish.  I love my curves.  I love fashions, but nothing garish, of course.
Me:  That makes sense.  I think I can see that in you.

Oh, boy!  I think it is becoming a custom around here for someone to show up each time a new resident arrives.  Here comes Vedette.

Vedette:  Hi! Welcome!  I'm glad you're here.  I just wanted to be sure you know at least one resident here who can show you around.
New Lady:  Hello.  Thank you so much for making me feel welcome.
Vedette:  Of course. We've all been talking and we think we should extend our hospitality when someone new gets here.  Besides, you look like someone we'd all like.  So, what's your name?
New Lady:  I don't know yet.  I've just been chatting with the mayor, I think.  She and I are working that out right now.
Vedette:  Good.

Vedette:  I hope you don't mind, but I'd like to be of some assistance.  Can I stay while you chat and then I can show our new resident around?
Me:  Sure, please have a seat.
Vedette:  Good, because I have an idea.  Thank you so much.

Me:  I'm glad you have an idea.  What is it?
Vedette:  First of all, I'm the first curvy girl to have arrived around here.  I love that you have spoiled me by giving me my own wardrobe.  You're such a sweetheart.  Thank you!
Me:  Awww!  Thank you!
Vedette:  Now, having said that, you also have not made a lot of clothes for me lately.  Yes, there are lots of pants and skirts, but shirts right now are limited.
Me (frowning):  I know I've been busy.  I'm sorry.
Vedette: No, I didn't mean it that way.  I'm not blaming you, I know there are events to execute and only one of you.  We out number you by, well all of us to one.  My point is, I have a solution that will help a few of us. 
Me:  Yes?
Vedette:  I think you should have Leera take over designing clothes for us curvy ladies.  Make my new friend a curvy size model and help Ember expand her modeling roster.  Maybe that will give you some incentive to make more fashions. 

New Lady: I love that idea.  I love fashions and who doesn't like wearing new ones.  That feels right to me.
Vedette: I'm glad you like that idea.  It just came to me.  Plus, I'm looking forward to more clothes.  I'm sure you can help inspire them.  And us curvy girls need to look good too.
Me:  I agree.  That's why you're both here.
New Lady:  I am totally in for that idea.  Where do I sign up?

Me:  I have to talk it over with Leera and you will have to interview with Ember.  It's her agency, so she needs to be sure she can get you gigs.
Vedette:  I think it will work out.  You're awesome.  I know you can pull it together.
New Lady:  You really have confidence in her, huh?
Vedette:  I sure do.  I'm an event planner with my own business.  Miss Jaye's great at placement.  You'll be very happy.
New Lady:  I'm so looking forward to it.
Me:  Well, then that's settled.  Well except your name.  I need some time to noodle over it.

Vedette:  Speaking of noodles, are you hungry.  I know you've had a long trip.
New Lady:  I sure am. 
Vedette:  I know a place we can get something to eat and some drinks.  Drinks with a kick if you're in.
New Lady:  I'm in! 

They get up to leave, but I stop them because I need to take at least one photo.  They both seemed happy to pose.  The new lady because she plans to work on her modeling looks and Vedette because she knows she's sexy, she just doesn't flaunt it.

Yep.  I may just have to break down and get another curvy girl and Tandra's niece (from Brazil).  The addiction is real.

Thanks for stopping by. ~ Jaye

Sunday, June 4, 2017

Baby Walkers (Musings of a Blogger)

Just a quick post as I work on stock for the baby boutique.  I finished up the walkers, which I wanted to look as good as and close to life like as possible.  I love the way they came out.  So I'm just sharing the walkers with you. 

I'm hoping all the stock at the baby boutique will look as good.

Thanks for stopping by. ~ Jaye