Sunday, June 01, 2008
Modge Podge/Post Pourri
When I was in 5th or 6th grade, my posse and I went through a decoupage phase, where we Modge Podged everything that we possibly could, especially pictures of horses, dogs and designs cut out of gift wrap that represented anything "cute." My favorite "cutenesses" at that time were Betsy Clark illustrations that looked like this:
These waifs were the precursors to Strawberry Shortcake, I think.
Anyway, I started to title the post "hodge-podge," meaning "mish-mash," when what I typed was "Modge Podge." So my brain went out the window to 1974 or so when I sat around drawing and decoupaging these sad little egg-headed people in all my spare time, which was about 97% of my time. Ah, those were the days.
I think "Post Pourri" is a catchy title for posts about anything in the universe. But if my mom said it, she would say, "Post Pourrhea" because she accidentally tacks "rhea" onto the end of "pourri" as in "diarrhea." Nothing like the smell of hot pot pourrhea, is there?
What was one of your pastimes when you were a kid?