Friday, January 29, 2010

The Other Side

Cow will set her post-graduate education and professional credentials up against anyone. Not so her salary, which has been a sad casualty of Cow's lack of specialization.

Venturing across the interstate freeway to the land where every parking lot has a fountain, landscaping and winding pathways, Topiary starts feeling shorter, less well-dressed, and definitely worse-groomed. Her car all of a sudden seems older, and her clothes much too wrinkly.

In the land of lattes and full-priced books, Lexus and manicures and million-dollar mansions, where everyone is tall, slender and wears brand-name shoes, Topiary can take solace in the fact that she has, after all, big bucks to spend.

Only in the Fantasy Stock Market where weblogs are the companies. But hey.

Moo!

24 Comments:

Blogger Linda and her Twaddle said...

I live in the land of full priced books which annoys me no end as I know what other countries pay.

Fantasy Stock Market. Now, not exactly sure how it works but I feel pretty special with all that money in the bank.

Want to go shopping? Have an afternoon latte? See you soon!

9:03 PM  
Blogger The Topiary Cow said...

Hee hee!
With that hefty bank balance apparently cute shoes, lattes and not-on-sale books are now possible!

Hey, it's fantasy, anything is possible!

Moo!

9:56 PM  
Blogger kate said...

It sounds awful in the land of lattes and fancy cars, I'd rather be from where ever you're from as I think I live in a very similar place, although the neighboring town is definitely like your fountain-land, I try not to go there in my 10-year-old Subaru :)

10:42 AM  
Blogger The Topiary Cow said...

Beep beep! 10-year-old Subaru coming through (crowds part in dismay)

Yeah, know what you mean...perhaps it's best to stay on the other side of the tracks...er, freeway.

Moo!

8:14 PM  
Blogger 帳號 said...

This comment has been removed by a blog administrator.

9:40 PM  
Blogger Gorilla Bananas said...

Latte is baby food for adults, Ms Cow. Iced tea is much more sophisticated.

1:34 PM  
Blogger Karen ^..^ said...

I live in the land of big bucks while making tiny bucks. I feel frumpy, not tall enough, and poor.

I also hate my job, where I do it that is...

I love what I do, but not who I do it for. I need to find a way to do it for ME, not them. But sadly, that takes big bucks, which I don't have.

5:05 PM  
Blogger I Hate to Weight said...

i used to live in nyc and have friends with vaguely fancy jobs. i, myself, developed vaguely fancy tastes. i also spent a ridiculous amount of money on my life and have ABSOLUTELY nothing to show for it.

when i moved to rural nj, there was a generous amount of culture shock. i was fairly snobby and snooty about myself (fiance and i shorten that to snooby). my hoity, toity-ness could not have been pretty.

last weekend, nearly three years later, i found myself in a snooby little neighborhood in an upscale town. everything seemed wildly expensive and annoyingly falutin'.

i did not fit in and ran happily home.

i don't want to live in the land of lexus, although i would like lots of money.

sign me up for the fantasy stock market.

5:52 PM  
Blogger I Hate to Weight said...

the truly wealthy, old-moneyed folks often wear shabby clothes and drive teenaged volvos, saabs and other such sturdy fair.

a ten year old subaru is a mere child. nouveau riche.

fyi, i drive an 11 year old subaru. perhaps they are related? mine is red. very sweet littlecar.

8:41 PM  
Blogger The Topiary Cow said...

Gorilla: Trust a Gorilla to know sophisticated (hiding all lattes!)

Karen: Welcome back! Excellent analogy--big bucks land, tiny bucks income. Here's hoping you do find a way out of working for the brother. As for getting taller....hmmm...not seeing it happening, for you for for Cow!

Weight: yes, amazing how lifestyles can rub off...when you live in the world of lattes where everyone is walking around with their over-priced cup it is easy to think that such consumption is normal, and start adopting it for yourself too.

Love your word "falutin'!" Hee!

Glad you and your cute red car made it out to a better neighborhood.

Moo!

7:10 AM  
Blogger Lulu LaBonne said...

Bananas is quite right to sneer at the latte and Ms Weight at the Lexus, all that new money is sooo garish.

I hear the bicycle is quite the thing in really smart circles

3:25 PM  
Blogger sari said...

I always feel absolutely fine about how I am (a jeans and t-shirt type of girl) until I get to the mall, and then I have a horrible breakdown of inadequacy.

Thank the good Lord above, I only go to the mall if I need something specific, and the feeling wears off as soon as I drive away.

10:18 AM  
Blogger The Topiary Cow said...

Lulu: Here's to bicycles, or skateboards. Only downside: getting swiped by some SUV-driver who is too busy texting to watch the road.

Sari: Yes, have found visits to the mall can easily be substituted by online shopping in most cases, except possibly for clothes. Yet some live there, go figure!

Thanks for writing!

11:03 AM  
Blogger Kevin Musgrove said...

Sitting on one of the buses from my workplace I am on "the other side," in that I have both a forehead and a chin. This isn't as self-affirming as it should be.

1:02 PM  
Blogger ptucoco said...

Davis is made it by their spouse, Hazel, and boy, Mark, who Davis said cheap jerseys might run the team following his death. Davis was charming, cantankerous cheap Jersey and wholesale nfl jerseys compassionate -- a man who when his spouse a wholesale nfl Jersey break down severe cheap nfl jerseys heart attack cheap nfl Jersey within the 1970s nfl jerseys relocated in to the woman's nfl Jersey medical center space. But he had been Replica nfl jerseys best known like a Replica nfl Jersey rebel, a guy who established nfl football jerseys a team in whose gold nfl football Jersey and black colours nfl football jerseys for sale and sailing logo symbolized their attitude toward authority, each on nfl football Jersey for sale the field and off. Before nhl Jersey decrease of the Raiders nhl jerseys in to perennial losers in the first nhl hockey jerseys decade of the Twenty-first nhl hockey Jersey century, Davis was a hockey jerseys champion, the person who as a hockey Jersey coach, then owner general Replica nhl jerseys manager-de facto coach, set up exactly Replica nhl Jersey what he or she known as "the group cheap nhl jerseys from the decades" according to an additional cheap nhl Jersey motto: "Commitment in order to Quality

4:34 PM  
Blogger ptucoco said...

Inch And the Raiders cheap nhl hockey jerseys were excellent, winning 3 Super Bowls cheap nhl hockey Jersey during the 1970s as well as Eighties and contending every cheap hockey jerseys other season -- a business filled with cheap hockey Jersey castoffs and troublemakers who turned mlb jerseys into difficulty with mlb Jersey regard to opponents. He was a soccer mlb baseball jerseys guy -- his entire life was round the mlb baseball Jersey sport he or she cherished baseball jerseys,Inch stated Tennessee Titans baseball Jersey owner Bud Adams, an original AFL cheap mlb jerseys owner of the Houston Oilers cheap mlb Jersey. "He labored their in place through the cheap mlb baseball jerseys rates and had an understanding of stages of the sport cheap mlb baseball Jersey. That have assisted him being an cheap baseball jerseys proprietor. He was not the same as every other cheap baseball Jersey proprietor by doing so. As an AFL Replica mlb jerseys guy, he or she is at that group that pressed our category Replica mlb Jersey forward. I did not see him or her over the last couple of years, and I know many, such as wholesale mlb baseball jerseys myself, will miss him.

4:34 PM  
Blogger ptucoco said...

The New York Islanders liked what they saw from Steve Staios Cheap Jerseys in camp on a tryout basis, and on Friday signed the veteran defenseman to a one-year contract. Davis was charming, cantankerous Cheap Jersey and Wholesale NFL Jerseys compassionate -- a man who when his spouse a Wholesale NFL Jersey break down severe Cheap NFL Jerseys heart attack Cheap NFL Jersey within the 1970s NFL Jerseys relocated in to the woman's NFL Jersey medical center space. But he had been Replica NFL Jerseys best known like a Replica NFL Jersey rebel, a guy who established NFL Football Jerseys a team in whose gold NFL Football Jersey and black colours NFL Football Jerseys For Sale and sailing logo symbolized their attitude toward authority, each on NFL Football Jersey For Sale the field and off. Before NHL Jersey decrease of the Raiders NHL Jerseys in to perennial losers in the first NHL Hockey Jerseys decade of the Twenty-first NHL Hockey Jersey century, Davis was a Hockey Jerseys champion, the person who as a Hockey Jersey coach, then owner general Replica NHL Jerseys manager-de facto coach, set up exactly Replica NHL Jersey what he or she known as "the group Cheap NHL Jerseys from the decades" according to an additional Cheap NHL Jersey motto: "Commitment in order to Quality.

4:35 PM  
Blogger ptucoco said...

Inch And the Raiders Cheap NHL Hockey Jerseys were excellent, winning 3 Super Bowls Cheap NHL Hockey Jersey during the 1970s as well as Eighties and contending every Cheap Hockey Jerseys other season -- a business filled with Cheap Hockey Jersey castoffs and troublemakers who turned MLB Jerseys into difficulty with MLB Jersey regard to opponents. He was a soccer MLB Baseball Jerseys guy -- his entire life was round the MLB Baseball Jersey sport he or she cherished Baseball Jerseys,Inch stated Tennessee Titans Baseball Jersey owner Bud Adams, an original AFL Cheap MLB Jerseys owner of the Houston Oilers Cheap MLB Jersey. "He labored their in place through the Cheap MLB Baseball Jerseys rates and had an understanding of stages of the sport Cheap MLB Baseball Jersey. That have assisted him being an Cheap Baseball Jerseys proprietor. He was not the same as every other Cheap Baseball Jersey proprietor by doing so. As an AFL Replica MLB Jerseys guy, he or she is at that group that pressed our category Replica MLB Jersey forward. I did not see him or her over the last couple of years, and I know many, such as Wholesale MLB Baseball Jerseys myself, will miss him.

4:36 PM  
Blogger ptucoco said...

nations possess Moncler Caps Moncler Outlets and Womens Moncler Down Jackets these times the Moncler Scarf Web store is far Womens Moncler Jackets more common.many clients would like to buy the Moncler Shoes products.our Moncler Boots shop can offer lots of Moncler Caps merchandise,example Moncler Womens Moncler Coats Clothing,Moncler Shoes,Moncler Bags Moncler Vest and so on.our Moncler Moncler Jackets 2011 each one is top quality Moncler Outlet and low-cost cost Moncler Scarf.thanks for likely Moncler Shoes to thank you for purchasing Moncler Vests!

4:36 PM  
Blogger ptucoco said...

Moncler is truly a Moncler Coats casual and luxurious Moncler Jackets brand name.it's amongst Cheap Moncler Coats one of the Moncler Jackets most well-known Cheap Moncler Jackets manufacturers round the Cheap Moncler Jackets earth because it is Moncler Outlet dedicated to offering Kids Moncler Jackets the very greatest Moncler Jackets 2011 and in addition the most trendy Moncler 2012 clothes.it is Mens Moncler Jackets launched the Mens Moncler Sweaters significant Men's Moncler Coats outlines in order to Men's Moncler Jackets clothing,footwear as well as other Men's Moncler Sweaters Add-ons,for example Moncler Kid's Jackets bags,shower towels Womens Moncler Coats,cap Orheadband and Womens Moncler Jackets so forth.these types of Womens Moncler Down Jackets merchandise may be supplied Womens Moncler Long Down Jackets inside our Moncler 2012 shop.thank you for Moncler Bags likely to buying Womens Moncler Coats. These days,since the Moncler Bags intro associated with Moncler Boots culture,most Womens Moncler Long Down Jackets

4:37 PM  
Blogger ptucoco said...

layer had been cashmere UGG Langley Boots cashmere consists of lanolin UGG Liberty 5509 Boots person getting as well as UGG Mayfaire 5116 Boots protect dermis getting UGG Nightfall 5359 Boots a germicidal effect, and UGG 5597 Boots Oliviya is made of woll pads and UGG Original Sundance 5605 Boots lightweight rubber lone UGG Payton 5654 Boots design, but in add-on to Ugg Peony Boots 5801 produce footwear with terrific UGG 1895 Retro Cargo Boots frost opposition as well as UGG Roseberry Boots 5734 non-slip effect. Uggs and UGG Sandra 5449 Boots exceptional wood UGG 5650 Scuff Romeo Boots design as well as UGG Seline 5595 Boots pattern that permits the UGG Seline Buty Boots actual foot to preserve UGG Sheepskin Boots 1875 temperatures ugg boots UGG 5125 Sheepskin Slippers inexpensive from 25 degrees UGG Shoes Celsius, cozy UGG 5816 Siennar Miller Boots as well as UGG Slippers calming wearing UGG 5733 Suburb Crochet Tall Boots.

4:38 PM  
Blogger ptucoco said...

the UGG 5854 Classic Mini Boots actual UGG within the UGG 3060 Classic Mini Kimono Boots web are some affordable UGG Classic Short Boots non-authentic, UGG Swell Tall Bootsrelaxing and cozy UGG 3161 Classic Short Sparkles Boots organic and natural as well as UGG Classic Tall Boots organic and natural to poor UGG 3063 Classic Tall Kimono Boots more. UGG Ultra Tall 5245 Boots Leopard UGG craze this UGG Corinth Boots 5756 period of your time of your UGG Dauphine 5741 Boots energy is actually truly UGG 5750 Desoto Boots fairly receptive UGG Elsey 5596 Boots inexpensive UGG Ultra Short Boots 5225. Light tan UGG Felicity 5450 Boots, brown and darkish tend to be the UGG Fluff 5304 Boots majority of likely UGG 5531 Fox Boots probably the most normal UGG 8686 Fox Hair Boots near to in the direction of UGG 5749 Gaviota Boots the 3 models, the exterior UGG Gissella 5593 Boots layer near to in the direction UGG 5765 Highkoo Boots of the UGG Jimmy Choo Boots genuine UGG 5835 Tassel Boots UGG sheepskin sheepskin UGG Kensington 5678 Boots may soak up wetness UGG Kids Boots considerably UGG 5899 Womens Sheepskin Boots much better UGG Knightsbridge 5119 Boots than 100 % cotton UGG Knit Boots, functions UGG Ultimate Boots, the within UGG 5181 Kona Boots

4:38 PM  
Blogger ptucoco said...

Getting Cheap Ugg Outlet considerable rate UGG Upside Boots, with UGG Boots equally foot with UGG 5918 Sundance Boots shorts or even Cheap UGG Boots pants are fairly fashion UGG Boots sale! uggs inexpensive tips: UGG Boots on sale are ugly acronym UGG Accessories, Unsightly footwear, this UGG Adirondack 5469 Boots particular tiny recognized about UGG 5498 Adirondack Tall Boots this! nationwide UGG Ashur 5760 Boots store boots as UGG 5728 Sundance Limited Edition Chestnut Boots well as UGG Ashur Tall Boots snow is uncommon, pretty numerous UGG Bailey Button Boots mm are utilizing UGG 5592 Brookfield Short Boots the method to be sure that UGG Brookfield Tall Buty Boots abroad purchasers UGG Sunburst Tall 5218 Boots benefiting UGG Broome 5511 Boots from well-known globally UGG Chrysite 5512 Boots brand name UGG Classic Cardy Boots brand name create Uggs

4:40 PM  
Blogger kevin21 said...

sac a main chanel
tee shirts
bottes
sac5.com
sac louis vuitton
sac prada
chaussures5.com
chaussures louis vuitton
chaussures dunk sb
tee shirts.com
burberry pas cher
Tee shirts pas cher
sitemapproducts.xml
sitemapproducts.xml
sitemapproducts.xml
sitemapproducts.xml

7:38 PM  

Post a Comment

Subscribe to Post Comments [Atom]

Links to this post:

Create a Link

<< Home