Jeneric Jeneralities ~ by JenIG

I have the greatest friends ever.  My favoriteCA comrade sent me a box of presents — out of the blue — on Wednesday.  Didn’t there used to be a show in the 80s called Out of the Blue?  Anyways, she is the one who got me started on the King Henry VIII books… and today she sent me (for keeps!) the Alison Weir book on Elizabeth I.  PLUS two books (also for keeps!) by Emma Leslie – one is about what was going on in 600 AD (Muhammad stuff), and the other is about 1000 AD Saxon England.  And thank goodness, that second one doesn’t have anything to do with math.  Otherwise I’d have had to pack that puppy right up and sent it straight back from whence it came.  No true friend should ever send math books ‘just for the fun of it’.  And lucky for me, mine didn’t.  

She also sent me a shirt.  And not just any shirt.  It’s a black shirt with sparkly sequins, and said sparklies spell out: “haute housewife”.   She tells me it’s something to disco around my living room in.  She also requested a picture (thankfully, not one of me discoing).  So without further ado, I give you 

Shirt Noir avec Paillettes (Black Shirt with Sparkly Sequins):


yeah, I know, it makes a lot of sense taking a picture with words and then having your mop cover half of it.  Well, I aint taking another photo, so you’ll just have to believe that it says what I told you. 

And when the ryann-cam pans back…. I can be observed in my indigenous housewife surroundings.


….I’ve been meaning to get to that pile. And too bad you can’t see my hideously ugly house-wife-slippers very well.  They’re monstrously delightful.

And no, I didn’t know what “haute” means, either.  I had to look it up.  It’s French, which made me feel better about not having a clue.  I got the pronunciation all wrong though.  At first I thought ‘au’ said AW, so it would sound like haughty and then I thought ‘au’ said OW, like in Hauser, so in that case ‘haute’ would almost sound like howdy! (which would be best defined in my case – think, friendly hillbilly) But then Coie came home and said, “HOT HOUSEWIFE!?!?!!” which immediately guaranteed I’d only be wearing it inside my house.  Anyways, however it’s pronounced, haute means: “fashionable; high class”, which makes the sparkly sequin French shirt double-funny.  Merci mon cher ami, Kate!

And for any of you exceptionally detail oriented people wondering where my eyeglasses went, I am sad to report that the prescription was too strong for me, so I have to go back and get them realigned.  Dreadful stuff.

In other news, the word ‘sequins’ and ‘penguins’ are disturbingly similar, don’t you think?

Au revoir!

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  1. texasmom2002 said,

    on February 8th, 2008 at 7:56 am

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    Refreshing to see that piles like that exist elsewhere besides my home! And I do like the shirt. Very flashy and classy. My girls would LOVE the sequins and would probably request I wear it to church. It looks tiny too. Are you weaing extra smalls now?? Good job on the slimness!

  2. blessingsundreamtof said,

    on February 8th, 2008 at 8:40 am

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    You DO realize that your next girlfriend gift box is going to contain a disco ball… don't you??? If I had a spare, I'd ship it to you right away! Yep… today your blog (or my overly musical brain?) is playing "Stayin' Alive". And if you stare at the screen long enough (before consuming morning caffeine) you can actually see images of you doing those pointing/strutting Travolta moves while surrounded by shimmering seas of disco ball sparklies! Okay, enough… but thanks for letting me live vicariously a bit… they not only don't have tribulation in Alaska, but they definitely don't have disco here in East Texas!!!!!!!!!!! 🙂



  3. Jenig said,

    on February 8th, 2008 at 9:44 am

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    ROFL, Michele, "if you had a spare"

  4. onfire said,

    on February 8th, 2008 at 10:02 am


    when we were down there in your parts of the woods we had to teach sarah how to say a LOT of words properly, avec francais.

    e'st ce que tu ne parle pas francais?

    c'est domage.

  5. diamondsintherough said,

    on February 8th, 2008 at 10:33 am

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    The correct pronunciation for "haute" is the way we say OAT. N'est pas? Long O sound. Oui, c'est domage qu'elle ne parle pas francais. (That's a 36 year old memory. Maybe I don't know how to speak it either, in which case it is definitely domage.)

  6. UndertheSky said,

    on February 8th, 2008 at 10:58 am

    Whooo hooo!

    Oh, I love it. :+) I love it! :+) I am so glad you enjoy the box. YOU are the best.



  7. UndertheSky said,

    on February 8th, 2008 at 10:59 am


    And Coie is NOT correct (for once). :+) It does mean “fashionable; high class” – SO THERE. :+)


  8. Jenig said,

    on February 8th, 2008 at 12:57 pm

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    Kristina, doutez-vous de ma capacité de parler français ? Je peux tirer vers le haut un site Web de traducteur juste comme facile que le prochain type.

  9. jess4him said,

    on February 8th, 2008 at 1:17 pm

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    Uuuuuhhhhhhh, don't turn sideways. No one will be able to see you!

    have fun with your inlaws and get better soon. Love you!

  10. ClagettsFLStyle said,

    on February 8th, 2008 at 4:33 pm

    Love it!

    Love the t-shirt and LOVE the piles!!

    Nothing like seeing a REAL hot Housewife in her REAL surroundings! LOL

  11. Christine said,

    on February 8th, 2008 at 4:51 pm

    haute couture

    Hey, I recognize that skirt…my daughter and I have the same one. We obviously shop at the same classy haute couture store!

  12. drewsfamilytx said,

    on February 8th, 2008 at 5:59 pm

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    Love the shirt! It's my favorite color (black, not sparkly sequins).

    It's nice to have good friends. Especially good friends who send presents!



    PS sequins and penguins… yeah, I think about that ALL the time… NOT! Oh wait, in the 80s (or was it 90s?) that would be PSYCHE!

  13. ShayC said,

    on February 8th, 2008 at 6:23 pm

    Very Cool Housewife!!!

    You are the stuff Mrs. Igarashi!!!! I'm just dropping by saying hello to everyone…HELLO!!!! Your past posts are Hi-Lar-i-ous!!!!

    Much love,


  14. domesticangel said,

    on February 9th, 2008 at 8:32 am

    Tres Belle!

    Je t'adore vous haute couture ensemble!!! Tres CHIC!! As I USED to be fluent en Francais, small son has been after me to 'teach' him French. So. We went to yonder library and found a few 'French in 10 Minutes a Day'….books like that. We're having dinner one night and I decide it's time to acquaint him with the different nouns at the dinner table. "Quelle est fromage"…..Quelle est le table…..Quelle est le beurre….so he pipes up and says "What does Kelly have to do with our dinner?"……Foreign language study….ain't it grand???

    Denise aka The Domestic Angel

  15. sockmonkey said,

    on February 9th, 2008 at 8:36 am

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    Since "haute cuisine" is usually fancy food served in such minute portions as to leave you hungry for more, shouldn't a "haute housewife's" piles of stuff be much smaller? Or at least surrounded by an artistic swipe of Bechamel sauce?

    Although speaking as a non-haute housewife (Cici's buffet is NOT considered "cuisine," is it?), I'll not comment on all the piles in MY house (except to say seeing YOUR pile made me feel a little better)!

    By the way, what's that arctic tiger article down by your feet. Let's see ya with THAT on.

  16. crossthebridge said,

    on February 9th, 2008 at 10:34 am


    I am going to add you to my friend.

  17. Kelley said,

    on February 9th, 2008 at 12:39 pm

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    I love that shirt. It's wonderful. Very classy!

    I think your hamper threw up….it happens.

  18. Anonymous said,

    on February 9th, 2008 at 8:22 pm

    Hey you..

    Great website…well done

    Uncle Sam… no… the other one.

  19. said,

    on February 9th, 2008 at 9:09 pm

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    love the new shirt. but with your hair there it looks like it says desperate housewife.

  20. moreofhim said,

    on February 9th, 2008 at 10:41 pm

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    Very cute t-shirt!! Isn't it fun to have friends that send presents? Yippee for those kind of friends!! LOL

    I'm back to blogging. I just missed everyone too much. I know, it's only been two days, but I still missed my blogging. I figure it's still honing my writing skills and I'll just have to be better about time management so I actually do some writing. I really, really appreciate your sweet comment considering you are like the best writer ever!! I have always enjoyed your wonderful writings!! Come by and visit again!!!

    God bless you – Julie

  21. UndertheSky said,

    on February 9th, 2008 at 10:58 pm

    You know…

    You are just the dearest friend. I miss you every time I come here but I am refreshed too. I am refreshed and reminded of my Savior and the dear gifts He gives us in our friendships. There are some that I know will endure all things and last forever and you are one of them.

    Just thinking of you tonight, here in CA. :+)



  22. Anonymous said,

    on February 11th, 2008 at 9:51 pm

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    Wow! Look at the skinny minny in her "hote" housewife shirt! Isn't that how it's pronounced? After I read your other post about it being 73 degrees there, I think Hot would be more appropriate. It was 5 here today. Five. Single digit. Same age as my son. I would be happy if it would get up to my age, and in degrees that's not really that much. Come to think of it, I think I might start referring to my age in degrees and make myself feel really good. So, in age and barometer I am quite cool, but I don't think it would be a good idea for me to get a shirt that says, "Frigid Housewife". Doesn't go well for boasting a heavenly marriage (Glory to God of course!).

    Jennifer 🙂

    JennLovesJesus (too lazy to log in)

  23. mamasmurf said,

    on February 12th, 2008 at 5:12 am


    There's an award for you at my blog! Come and see!


  24. momto4beauties said,

    on March 22nd, 2008 at 6:04 pm

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    'Haute' is pronounced 'hote' 'coat'. 🙂

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