Friday, November 6, 2009

holes in their stories

11-6-where-was-you


11-6-ten-thousand


11-6-baggy-crap


11-6-late-thirties


11-6-helena


11-6-mongolian


11-6-horse


here are a few pieces of overheard conversations to kick off your weekend! i dropped everything to get the dirt on the duet, but no luck on that or any of the others. our imaginations will have to fill in the holes...

37 comments:

Krissy said...

haha! i totally have a pair of those jeans :) maybe it was me....
have a great weekend!

Sarah said...

That's so funny-I love overheard conversations! I live in a downstairs flat and we sleep at the front. We have the little window open and often heaar weird things as people pass by late at night. Often quite sinister. Wish I could remember them-I might start to write them down!

Sarah said...

My favourite is the first one-the way it changes half way through!

Shannon said...

This is great. One of my favorite hobbies. I wish you would make one with the roast beef comment. Hee hee. Have a great weekend.

cindy said...

those are terrific and i have those jeans, too. the one about becoming a liar in your late 30s is pretty funny as well as the horse sound. enjoy your weekend!

Inner Toddler said...

you sneak. i love it.

Jill said...

What a great way of recording all those overheard snippets - really made me smile.

Joyce said...

Funny! Have a golden weekend! xo

lori vliegen said...

i've never seen anyone make shipping tags looks so fabulous!! and i just LOVE this (w)hole concept of eavesdropping and then converting it to fun art projects......the eavesdropping being purely for research, of course..... hee hee :))

aimee said...

i have a pair of those jeans too! just cursed them this week. i bet we all bought them at the same place.

shannon overheard the mother of all comments today, involving roast beef or something like it, anyway. i don't know if i have the moxie to post it - so shannon, the floor is all yours if you want to do the honors...

painted fish studio said...

thank you. this post was the perfect companion to the first glass of wine from a new bottle.

Anairam said...

I also love those snippets of overheard conversations - it is great fun to make up the background or the rest of the story! But sometimes can also be very frustrating when I overhear only one or two words, no sentences, aaaargh!!

Esti said...

yeah, those crap jeans have also made their way overseas, you know :)

Aris said...

i'm way past that point even crap jeans stay tight on me(:
I love eavesdropping and get in trouble for it a lot as I have zoned out completely when My husband and I are out to dinner. Visually I am there but my ears and brain are sitting with the couple across the aisle(:

L'Atelier said...

hahaha! i love!
our nifty little spy in artsyville has as always made me laugh! and now i am off to fill the holes with conspiracy theories!

la ninja said...

oye, I have a very kurdistani feel about this post plus I really NEED to know about the horse sound at the end of the duet...

¡buen fin de semana, aimeeita!

Candied Fabrics said...

Wow - what amazing little snippets...i've got to start overhearing too, who KNOWS what I've been missing!

peggyfussell said...

I love everything about this post. The tags are beautiful, those lines are hilarious! "yester-last-night" has now officially entered into my vocabulary.

Caroline said...

This is such fun! Wonderful interpretation of the weekword Aimee!! Overheard conversations are the best - you can learn a lot - especially in the store where you're trying on those wretched jeans!

e said...

i can't stop laughing! your presentation makes all of these even funnier! awesome interpretation!

Christine said...

Haha:-)) Completely wonderful. Laughing so much. I love how I can hear the disapontment in the "no".
Gorgeously illustrated, all of them :-))
Have a sweet weekend - lots of gold

queencake and titangirl said...

oh, i would so love to know about the duet:)
have a great weekend,aimee ( using your doodle cards&loving them)anjaxx

●• Thereza said...

'that horse sound at the end...' laughing hysterically

S.E.Minegar said...

I've had several pairs of those jeans over the years.

Bella Sinclair said...

Oh, you are so CLEVER! Not only do these stories have holes, they are fabo-colorful as well! You need to seriously invest in one of those spy gadgets for eavesdropping. Don't leave me hanging on these snippets. That's just cruel!

Fruenswerk said...

Hahaha...these are great Aimeegirl...hihi...I find myself with "big ears"...listening to peoples conversations just because you do...hihi...have to write them down though...
3 men...in a store( very happy or just bit drunk I think)...
#1 say; -LOOK at these cool gloves?
#2 say: -No, they wont keep my fingers warm on the bike!
#3 say: - NO...BECAUSE IT´S WASHING gloves...
(and they were light purple!!! and very small...haha)
And then all of them laughed so much that I started to laugh too...Funny...

steve said...

These are so darn cool Aimee! What a wonderful idea too!

joanne said...

these are awesome tags... overheard snippets of conversations are the best, and especially when coming in on it to catch a bit taken totally out of context...

Megan Coyle said...

So colorful :)
I love how cheery your words are.

Le blÖg d'Ötli said...

Funny !!!!

Nicky Linzey said...

Brilliant as usual. Those jeans are mine too and the horse comment - hysterical. I love eavesdropping other people's conversations!

soulbrush said...

roflol these are soo funny. love 'em.

jess gonacha swift said...

SO funny, aimee!! I love hearing bits of crazy conversations like this.

BT said...

They are brilliant! Are they 'really' overheard conversations? lol. My jeans always start off comfortable and then turn into really tight ones!!

Sharon said...

Oh my goodness! How funny. I love these.

nathalie et cetera said...

he he! i'm smiling. love the jeans quote!

tori said...

hey aimee...you posted to my blog a long pre divorce madness time ago and I'm just now rummaging through your's..I've seen you around the magazine world and such too..but i gotta tell you, girl..your style is one of the coolest I've come across..so refreshing, funny, bright and comfortable..feeling like I wish I would have done that through the whole thing...that is good and a little rare as I like my style too :)
just wanted to say hi and connect.
peace, tori