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Fairy Tales and Sad Endings


Once upon a time lived a zebra-striped, sequins purse.

Her name was Pursey Galore and she was owned by a gal named Lori.

Lori had an idea to send her purse into the world. And with each person allowed to hold Pursey for their own sweet, short while, companies made a donation to the American Stroke Association.

And thus Pursey was sent into the world by the kind Lori to fight the evil strokes.

Then Pursey attended a blogging boot camp in Philadelphia, and she met a gal named Megan.

Somewhat tacky? Shiny? Used to drawing weird glances and uncomfortable stares? The two hit it off immediately.

When the time of parting came Megan knew that all was not lost – her time with Pursey would begin anew when it was her weekend to host.

Days and months and weeks went by, until that blessed day arrived.

And lo, into the mailbox came a purse.


Pursey and Megan rejoiced at their regained love.


They went on a date to the movies where Pursey learned the true origins of Facebook, reminisced about college and felt terribly sad for a billionaire.


They held a photo shoot on the steps of the Old Post Office in D.C., completely unconcerned about the groups of strangers staring in gentle mockery.

At least they told themselves it was gentle.


They dug an old prom dress out of a closet and danced in a bathroom, reveling in their shared love of reflections and imaginary music.


Finally, they said goodbye, knowing that Pursey had other people to meet and places to visit and they would never have their happily ever after.

Tragic purse prose

Am I right?


{ 17 comments… add one }

  • Krystal/Village November 11, 2010, 5:54 am

    haha, loved the story!!! what an adventurous purse!

  • nursemyra November 11, 2010, 6:38 am

    I love your “old” prom dress

  • Pop November 11, 2010, 8:54 am

    Yay! Pursey! Looking good in the Nation’s capital! Also? You totally rocked that prom dress!

  • Alaina November 11, 2010, 9:18 am

    At least you and pursey had your moment in the sun together…never fear, she will return. Oh yes, she will return!

  • Nichole@40daysof November 11, 2010, 9:42 am

    I do love the random wearing of formal dresses around town. Your friend is a very good sport. :)

    Giveaway on my blog today!

  • Mindee@ourfrontdoor November 11, 2010, 10:38 am

    Are those croc sandals you’re wearing with your prom dress? Nothing wrong with that of course! Just wondering . . .

  • Lori @ In Pursuit of Martha Points November 11, 2010, 11:16 am

    I keep coming back to one undeniable truth.

    Pursey lives a WAY more interesting life than I do.

    I’m just not sure that’s fair.

  • Missy Jill November 11, 2010, 11:39 am

    I love how in the bathroom shot, your friends are so used to your weirdness that they don’t even pay attention to it anymore. You look like a model in that dress on the post office steps.

  • Christina November 11, 2010, 2:35 pm

    As sad as a tale spun by Hans Christian Andersen!
    I am so glad you were able to be a part of Pursey’s mission, though. Knowing that might bring you great joy in these trying days ahead. Also, having take-out Chinese food in that gown any old time might bring you some joy. I think that should definitely be on your monthly (weekly?) (no, maybe that would be too much, then it’s not as special) agenda.

  • Allison @ Alli 'n Son November 11, 2010, 4:12 pm

    How fun! I think that Pursey has seen more sites than I have.

  • Skye November 11, 2010, 5:09 pm

    I wanna wear my prom dress again too!! Can we come up with other reasons to wear them? Maybe the 2011 New Year’s party theme? :)

  • Aging Mommy November 11, 2010, 9:10 pm

    I think Pursey will remember this visit with you as the best time ever!

  • Leah Rubin November 11, 2010, 10:10 pm

    Great story– you have a real flair for humor and fashion! Found you via SITS– come see me, too. I’ll make us some margaritas!


  • WhiteSockGirl November 12, 2010, 3:47 am

    haha! Love it. I am jealous of Pursey’s adventures.

  • Christina Harper November 12, 2010, 5:33 pm

    Aw. No more Pursey? I’m sad now… :(

  • alonewithcats November 12, 2010, 10:51 pm

    You look a little jaundice in that last photo.

  • Tina November 13, 2010, 9:16 pm

    Oh wow, a pursey galore hostess. I am so honored to know you visited my blog. Looks like pursey had a great time. I am glad to have found your site – you’re cheeky (but you probably already know that) 😉

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