Thursday, February 16, 2012

Friday Hometown Shootout - Hearts

BAGMAN (Whining):  "Come on, guys!  We're men! We don't do hearts!"

BUTLER: "You testosterone is showing, Baggie.  It's just an assignment.  Go with it."

I had just entered the B&B studio and felt a pang of guilt because I kind of agreed with Bagman.  I'm not a huge fan of frilliness although we have a fair amount around the house -- none acquired by me.  To be truthful, I wasn't sure whether we had things with hearts on them or not but suspected that I'd find some if I looked.  "Maybe I'll just go around the house and see if I find anything," I said, "and post just it to keep up my participation level."

BAGMAN: "Wuss."

BUTLER: "Or you might find a heart shape in some abstract?"

BAGMAN: "Like this one?"

BUTLER:  "With all those rounded shapes there's bound to be a heart shape somewhere."

So we looked for a long time, inverted the photo, and tried everything but we could fnd no heart shapes at all.  It was just a heartless picture.

BAGMAN: "Or we could show a real heart!"

I cringed at the thought of how we might acquire a real heart.

BAGMAN: "Or something at looks like a real heart."

"Hmmm," I said wisely.  "I'll just go and see what I can find around the house."

And, of course, they were everywhere.  Maybe not quite everywhere.  But there were enough to surprise me since I had never noticed any of them before, probably because I' Bagman says...a man.

There were hearts on the wall

There were hearts carved into shelves

There were hearts on a throw that Karen had just found in a yard sale.

Our cat, Bill, was lying on a quilt that had hearts (and stars) on it.
He wasn't overjoyed at being wakened.

Kay's new rattle was hearty
Although the handle is oddly designed to frustrate
any baby's attempt to hold it.

And Kay's pacifier had a heart on it. 

And there were others, but I had grown tired of the game after awhile and went back downstairs.

BUTLER: "How did you do?"

"Well, I discovered that I haven't taken a major role in the interior design of our home," I replied. 


  1. Took me a minute...but I found it. (In the header.) Looks like you are pretty surrounded by hearts.

  2. Okay I found it, but only because you left a clue. So your fine lady has a romantic heart... hope you pay attention. I personally - probably - do not have one heart shape in my house.... I have FROGS....and tell Baggie that I am a girl - hearts - romance is not just a girlie thing...

  3. I knew that your house would be filled with hearts. I do not know why, but I just had that feeling. I honestly do not think there are any here...wait I am going to go look.

  4. Your cat Bill looks like he has quite the personality! What a beautiful cat! I also really enjoyed your abstract photos.

  5. Oh,I just got it!! I am a little is not age, I have always been a little slow.

  6. I actually like the abstracts without the hearts. Must be the man in me.

  7. You can always find a heart shape if you look around, sometimes we're just too oblivious to it.

  8. That's so funny you didn't notice there were hearts around anyway. I enjoyed the heartless photo immensely! Also Bill the cat.

  9. You're practically awash with hearts! I took me quite a while to find the one in your header though.

  10. Amazing how many hearts we can find if we just look. Good job.

  11. testosterone: I don't normally post about men, boys and their testosterone.

    I asked by 15 year old is he changed his T shirt.

    he said," I like it, it smells of testosterone".

    He looks in the mirror for his ABs.

    The husband puts a full length mirror to exercise , to see his bicceps. Until one day, a lady friend asked if I like looking at myself.

  12. Well of course I see the heart. You old teaser you. I hope you have a good strong heart, putting up with B&B you need one.

  13. The baby is adorable ^_^ Happy weekend!

  14. Men are just like that, pretending they don't have hearts (in minds or) inside the house but they have more ;-) lucky you still show them to us

  15. If you've got a pack of playing cards you'll find even more of them. What do you want to do them anyway?

  16. So, this gave you a good reason to discover your home! :-)

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