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Hump Day Happy

September 16th, 2009 (12:10 am)

current mood: grateful
currently hearing: Bruce Springsteen--Human Touch

People send me dolls.

That should be read as a statement of fact, not as if I'd written the command, "People, send me dolls!" Not that there's anything wrong with that.

As I've explained before, many of my dolls are gifts. Whether they're beloved dolls from a person's collection that she (or he) donates to me so that I can include them in Beck's Museum of Dolls, Dolls, Dolls in the Attic!, or dolls that people find discounted or for sale in a thrift store or online, my doll population grows. I'm not complaining about that AT ALL. I love them, from the most battered, dog-gnawed Skipper to the priciest designer Barbie never removed from her box.

These two Birthstone Barbies are recent additions to the collection. Mattel used the Model Muse body for them, and in Becky World, that can mean only one thing--you'll eventually be seeing them wearing my designs. As models, they get names. Since amethyst is my sister's birthstone and aquamarine is mine, I decided they should have names that are meaningful to us (and likely to no one else). Thus the redhead with the amethysts is now "Katie" and the blonde with the aquamarines is "Dandy."

Here's another gorgeous beauty. With apologies to those of you who love your super heroes, I'm not acquainted with many details beyond those most commonly known. So I don't have a lot of inside scoop on Dinah Drake or Dinah Laurel Lance, the mother and daughter whose alter egos have been the "Black Canary" dating from 1947. What I do know is that this is one sizzling Barbie, and she got even hotter when she borrowed Christina Aguilera's shiny pants and teamed up with...

The Harley Barbies! These were provided by one of my favorite motorcyclists/writers, Linda Raven Moore, who wrote the wonderful A Little Twist of Texas (which I once reviewed here). For a while, the Harley Barbies were misplaced within the mysterious labyrinth of the postal system, but now they're free to ride. Today they're ready to wheel their way through the pages of the happiness book just for you. All you need to do is comment with a page number between 1 and 611, and another number between 1 and 25. Happy trails!


If you own any of the books in the opposite side bar and would like them signed, mail them to:
P.O. Box 924104
Houston, TX 77292
Please include three dollars for return postage. Thank you.

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