model behaviour

Last evening Loopy and I hung out at the mall. Now, I suppose you are assuming this is normal for us, but it is not, I can assure you. We don't often get out shopping together, I am usually with The Fan or Veto... did I mention that Veto is a shopper?

I needed to hit Dollarama. We also wanted to visit the bead store... Loopy picked up some cool pink suede boots with her birthday gift cards a while back but the plastic beads on them were ghastly. It was, I am sure, the only reason they were marked down so low. So off we went to the mall, Loopy guaranteed a slice of pizza at the food court and I guaranteed not to have to make supper for the two of us.

Have you ever felt like someone was watching you? Have you ever looked up and met someone's eyes and realized they were looking right at you? Have you ever felt like an entire group of people were watching you?

Reader, there was a table of two elderly couples and for the purpose of this story I will call them Fred and Ethel, Desi and Lucy. All eight eyes were peering our direction while we ate our slices. All four mouths were smiling. Loopy didn't pay much attention, she was fairly engrossed at this point in replacing the beads on her boots... why wait until we get home, anyway?

Finally, as we were gathering up our smoothie cups, pizza crusts, beads and boots, Lucy approached us and said to Loopy:



We have been watching you and you are just so beautiful! Are you a model?

Loopy was stumped, of course. I mean, she's a model for me. I suppose that makes her a famous blog-model. She had her little Triple Flip stint in the fall, and her fun Pure Cosmetics experience last summer. But she's not officially a model. We grappled with the compliment for a minute and Ethel chimed in that the four of them had thoroughly enjoyed their snack in the food court, watching Loopy and I laugh and joke and bead and giggle, me rubbing Loopy's back while I chatted with Veto on the phone.

Of course, that also means they were watching us pick off pizza toppings, spit out the nasty bits, and pop the lids of our smoothies to slurp out the last drops. We can't help being utterly glamorous.

A model? Perhaps. A writer? You bet... Loopy will be guest posting here on Friday night. Veto and I are leaving for the Cayman Islands and she will be providing the Cupcake Movie Review of the Jonas Brothers 3D Concert Experience Movie. I've already uploaded the five cupcakes for her... and she doesn't even see the movie until tomorrow. Don't expect harsh critique, but check it out in my absence.
It's bound to be interesting. Let's encourage her inner know-it-all.

* Oh, and P.S. our inspiration for this little photo shoot, other than to try my new camera, was this.

34 comments:

Tammy said...

Have a great, fun time away - the Cayman Islands. Oh. Sounds heavenly. I look forward to checking out Loopy's post tomorrow night.

Habbala said...

I wanted to tell you that I love reading your blog. Your relationship with Loopy is so amazing. You are such an inspiration. Thank you for sharing you life with the world.

KAGS Herself said...

I love it when the watchers come over to tell you good stuff.
Can't wait to here what Loopy has to say about the movie! Have a great time in Cayman. Maybe you could bring some warm weather back with you.

Vintage Kitten said...

Loopy always looks beautiful and absolutely looks like a model. Have a lovely time in the Cayman Islands. X

Im looking forward to your post Loopy, I will pop by again later!

3continentfamily said...

She IS beautiful! And naturally so.

Starshine said...

The Cayman Islands?!! Didn't you just get back from Jamaica? (Not that there's anything wrong with 2 vacation in a row...that's awesome!)

Enjoy!

Grace said...

have a great time. And Loopy is beautiful...can't wait to see what she says about the movie. Hugs Grace

MJ said...

It's always great to receive compliments!

Bon voyage!

Katie said...

Saucy you are such a lucky gal; Model-riffic daughter and the Cayman's all in one week...lucky I tell ya!

Anonymous said...

There you go again showoff. Like you life is so pefect, you always make posts like this.

Saucy said...

Elisabeth Hasslebeck!

Come out of the wordwork and fight man to man, although you would win the rice cookoff, hands down!

What would you like me to do, blog about the giant zit I am nursing on my near my lady mustache?

Your anonymous jibes do not frazzle me one bit. Go pick a fight with Whoopi and Joy!

The Shabby Princess said...

Have a fabulous time in the Caymans! Can't wait for Loopy's movie review!

Gale said...

Saucy,
Have a great time in the Caymans.
We were just there again in December with the whole family. We Love the Caymans. We have been to the islands 4 times now. Have a great trip, and I can't wait to hear the review from Loopy about the movie.

Green Girl in Wisconsin said...

I bet Loopy is beside herself with excitement for that movie! She came to mind while I watched them on the Barbara Walters special.

SandraD said...

What great photos - Saucy you are a talented photographer. How fortunate you are to have a lovely model "in-house". I just heard that Elizabeth is pregnant - maybe that's why she is leaving all those nasty comments.
Have a great trip - looking forward to hearing all about it!

Niki said...

I really like the last picture in the second row - great eyes.
And the new banner is quite nice.
Enjoy the Caymans.

Jennifer Juniper said...

Just popping in to tell you that I love the photo shoot and perhaps you should block anonymous posters...though it is fun to make fun of their grammer and spelling typos and such. Okay, keep them for comic relief :)

Suzy said...

Saucy, have a great time in the Islands..How lucky are you!!! And yes, Loopy is famous all over blogland. Look forward to the post tonight!

Oliver Rain said...

Of course they thought she was a model. She is a gorgeous girl! Have a great holiday. And I'm looking forward to Loopy's completely "unbiased" review of the Jonas Bros movie.

sassy studio said...

I can't wait for Loopy's post....have a great time on your trip. I hope you keep us up to date with your mini computer!

Tamara Jansen said...

She's got the GIFT, that Loopy! Don't you just love being entertainment for people when you're out on the town??!!

Gail :) said...

Loopy is Beautiful! Have fun in Cayman. I have a friend that lives there with her family, I am pretty sure she doesn't miss the Midwestern US weather :)! Can't wait for the Jonas review.

Stephanie ~ Angelic Accents said...

Well, you've got to admit that she IS A_D_O_R_A_B_L_E! Great new camera & I'm impressed that you already know how to use it so well.

Big TX Hugs,
Stephanie
Angelic Accents

Janeen said...

Awe, that is very sweet that they shared with Loopy! Goes a long way for a girls self esteem in my book when they are teens.

Have a lovely trip and looking forward to the pics when you get back!

Wendy @ The Shabby Nest said...

What a fun experience...I bet Loopy will remember the compliment for a long time!

tidymom said...

What fun!! I love that "shoot". You guys always look like you're having so much fun!!

Hey, I wanted to ask you, Loopy's skin looks SO beautiful (well, really all of Loopy is beautiful) - but I was wondering if you photoshop her skin to look that clear or if you have some tips on what she uses on her face? My poor 12.5 year old is having a terrible time with breakouts on her forehead - she uses pimple wash and wipes, but things like Zap-It makes her face break out in hives.

~TidyMom

AwtemNymf said...

Very well done! Great guest! *winks*! Loopy you are beautiful! I love the mosaic photos! How do you like your camera Saucy? I'm not a Jo Bros. fan *runs* but you did fab on the review! And it was in 3d! Wow!
Have fun in the Cayman with Veto. And Loopy- stay true to yourself! :O)
Faerie Dust & Hugs!
~A~

Lisa Wheeler Milton said...

Yes, yes she is. She's gorgeous.

Saucy said...

Dear Tidymom,

Luckily we have had it pretty good with Loopy's skin so far, and I didn't have to use Photoshop on these pics, except to crop them and shuffle them together.

We use ProActive at our house and really swear by it. Occasional breakouts get zapped with Clindoxyl gel (from the doc) and we also swear by that Arbonne Intelligence mask/scrub that is being discontinued - gahhh!

Anonymous said...

let's have a look at these boots!

michelleb. said...

Isn't it great getting compliments on your kids from complete strangers? It usually makes me walk around with a stupid grin on my face for a couple of hours.
mblaise29@yahoo.com

mblaise3 said...

I hope you have good time away!! But loopy is very beautiful and is model "material". you should get her into it!! the head shots are very pretty!!

mblaise3@yahoo.com

Christine said...

LOL I don't like when you walk around and you can feel people's eyes on you. There was one time a man digging in a dumpster complimented my smile as he picked through the garbage. That was a little creepy. Wonderful photoshoot!!

Christine Bruce
crispy_crunch05@hotmail.com

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