Thursday, August 18, 2011

I am so going to win this.

The Houston County (MN) Fair is going on right now, and this afternoon is the Ugly Purse Contest. I'm pumped. I'm stoked. I've got THE purse. I'm going to take this thing.


That's right. This is my time to shine. And yes, that IS a baby alligator, stuffed, on an alligator skin handbag. He has ruby-red glass eyes and he is quite scary.

Boo!

I'll let you know how it turns out, but I'm feeling pretty confident right about now.

Later:

Well, to my surprise, there are 2 purses uglier than mine in Houston County. I came in third. I did notice the judges seemed afraid to touch my purse; they picked up the others and checked inside, but two of the three gave mine a wide berth.

To answer Carol's question from the comments, it's pronounced the same as Houston, Texas.

9 comments:

togetherforgood said...

Oh my WORD.

Connie said...

Horrifying!

Carol Reese said...

Got to ask how do they pronounce Houston? Like Sam Houston? We lived in Houston County, Georgia, and the very first day we were they, we got corrected on that. They pronounce it house-ton, Apparently the spelling had been changed at some point after the county was created. Took us awhile to get used to that because we'd lived in Houston, Texas at some time and went to GA from TX!

Catherine said...

Yep, that`s an ugly bag. When I was a kid in the 50`s alligator was hugely popular. A relative bought my sis and I little alligator shoulder bags and matching shoes. Gross!

Felisol said...

Well, if the contest was the scariest bag, I think you must have had taken the first price easily. But there were many fine details and good craftsmanship in this one. It must have dragged you down to third place. I bet you could get a good price for it on e-bay.

Becky said...

not exactly sure how you didn't win... can't wait to see pics of the winners.

Louie & Bella said...

ew, gross!

jackieduf said...

I'm a Gator fan! By any chance, do you still have the ugly purse?

Maria Stahl said...

Jackie, of course! I actually love the thing.