Tuesday, July 29, 2008

Foreign Fashion

Monica: Hey everyone! One of the best parts of our recent trip was the fashion. Kyoto was the best for that.

Paige: Monica was a fashion whore, let me tell you. Better than the alternatives, but still...

Monica: Hey! Like I didn't see you ogling all those Japanese goth clothes. In fact, didn't RB get most of the clothes for you?

Paige: Ok, you got me. I do have to admit, Hot Topic here seems tame compared to what you can get there. But RB did get you a Kimono.

Monica: Yes, yes he did. Unfortunately we still need to figure out how to put it on. Pictures will just have to wait on that one. Till then, here is a sample of Paige's recent fashion faux pas.

Paige: I think I look quite chic. Its goth meets Japanese school girl. Quite the fashion there from what I could tell.

Monica: Oh, yeah, very sexy if skull and cross-bones make you hot and sweaty.

Paige: Let's just say that RB wouldn't have gotten this for me if he didn't enjoy a little gothic snuggling. Here, is this a bit more tame for you?

Monica: Oh, yes. That's pretty cute. It makes you look all country hillbilly like. Except for... what is that, a Mike's Hard Lemonade? That's awfully froofy, even for you.

Paige: I recall there was a Hefeweisen in the fridge for you.

Monica: At least that is a real beer. It has an air of respectability, I think, especially with a lemon wedge.

Paige: Like you'd know respectability. What did I catch you wearing from Hong Kong? Was that another take on the whole Japanese school girl outfit thing? Could it be Japanese school slut, perhaps? Why don't we see a picture of that...

Monica: Uhm... ok, not one of my better moments.

Paige: Oh, I think RB thought it a very fine moment. I'm sure a few of those respectable beers helped too. Don't you think, dear sis?

Monica: Uh... maybe?

Paige: I don't think maybe's had anything to do with it.

Monica: Well, just wait till you catch me in the Kimono. I'll show you what respectable looks like.

Paige: Yes, once you figure out how to tie that obi. This from the doll who can't even tie her own shoes. Good luck with that.

Monica: You'll see. Till then, we'll just have to leave our fine readers hanging for our next installment.

Paige: Yep. And as a final thought, remember that life is too short for cheap beer. Till next time, then. Ta ta, everyone!

Sunday, July 27, 2008

World Travelers

Paige: It is so good to be back.

Monica: You kidding me? I wish we never left. Any chance we could move to Japan permanently? Or Hong Kong? I could do Hong Kong. Maybe?

Paige: Oh for crying out loud. Didn't you miss anything here in the states?

Monica: Uhm, rude people? Crime? George W. Bush?

Paige: Oh, yeah, right. Geez, silly of me wasn't it. I'll talk to RB about when we can move. Japan, though. Hong Kong is not so good with the rude people and crime.

Monica: Still ahead of the game without our lovely President.

Paige: Good point.

Monica: Anyway, it was a total blast. We ranged from Tokyo to Osaka, taking the bullet train back and forth...

Went to the castle in Osaka...

and saw the rabid deer in Nara.

Paige: Those dear weren't rabid, just very... insistent. Of course, don't forget the beautiful giant Buddha in Nara as well...

the Golden Pavilion in Kyoto...

the oh so great shopping in Kyoto...

and visiting the fabulous Namjatown at Sunshine City mall in Tokyo.

Monica: Hong Kong was amazing. It was shopping heaven. You could get anything there.

Paige: Anything fake, at least.

Monica: Hey, if the clock ticks don't look at that gift Rolex too closely. Besides that, the high-rises were fabulous...

and every night they had a massive laser light show over the entire city.

It does not get any better than that.

Paige: It was something else. I must say it was the most singularly capitalistic city any of us had ever been to. Wow.

Monica: I knew I should have gotten a suit there. Those were damn cheap.

Paige: And what would you have done with a suit?

Monica: Well, you never know. Maybe have it ripped off of me by RB?

Paige: Right. Might as well just strip down now and have done with it.

Monica: Ooh, good idea. Smile

Paige: Well I for one am glad to be back. It was a long trip. I hope this means the end of our long writing gaps.

Monica: That's true. I've missed talking to everyone. But now we have so much to talk about.

Paige: That we do. We'll be telling stories about our trip for awhile.

Monica: And don't forget our new fashions!

Paige: Yes, we have quite a bit to show as well. So check in later. Much fun is yet to be had still. See you all later!

Tuesday, July 15, 2008

Love and Kisses from Japan

Paige: Sorry for being so quiet, but we're on vacation.

Monica: In Japan!

Paige: It's hard getting computer access out here, and we're paying by the minute, so we need to keep it short. Hope all is well with everyone out there. It's been an absolute blast!

Monica: I love this country!

Paige: That's because everyone in Japan loves a blonde, sis. Here everyone looks like me. They hardly notice.

Monica: Well, I can't say I'm sorry for the attention. Besides, RB still notices you, my dear. He sure loves those Japanese chicks, and you're right up his alley.

Paige: Grin Yep, I sure am.

Monica: Hey, did you see the clothes he got us? You'll be looking like a Japanese school slut in no time flat.

Paige: And you he gets a kimono. Go figure. Nothing is fair in this world.

Monica: Turn about is fair play, my dear.

Paige: I'm sure I'd have a witty retort for that if we weren't out of time. So take care everyone and we'll see you back in the states.

Monica: Sayonara!