Thursday, March 5, 2009

Something's Fishy

Several months ago while my sister, Sal Gal, and I were hanging out watching CNN National Geographic Entertainment Tonight, I walked up and handed her this tackle box, without any explanation.


She looked at me confused, of course. And I could tell she was assuming that M to the Izz-A had bought me another one of his 'gifts', as he's been known to make a purchase 'for me' but it ends up being something I would never use and so then he claims it for himself. It's all very well thought out.

I told her to open it as I continued to stare at the T.V. and become educated in the ways of the entertainment industry.


Here's what she found:


My old buddy, Old Pal


"Go ahead, hook your toes up with some much needed color." I said.


She laughed and gave me the aren't-you-gonna-explain-this look.


I guess Matt got tired of seeing all of my nail polish (some so old that it's more the consistency of glue) laying in random spots all over the house. You know, like the kitchen counter, office desk, his sock drawer. What?! It was a day I had to do a really quick clean up and his sock drawer was the closest drawer to me.


So out of the blue he comes up to me one day with a huge grin, hands me this old tackle box and tells me to open it.


And inside I find all of my polish. Practicality and resourcefulness come easy to him. It's a gift...a curse....gift?


I've grown pretty fond of my Old Pal. It's like Caboodle's uber-tough cousin. (Do you remember Caboodles from your teenage years? Mine was a tie-dyed purple color and I felt so very cool with it at church camp, all filled up with some Wet n' Wild eyeshadow and clear mascara.)

I even carry it on trips sometime. It makes me feel all tough and outdoorsy.

What's next, organizing my 'underthings' in a toolbox?




56 comments:

GirlB300 said...

I can't believe I am about to post this for all your blogging friends to see... I still have my caboodle! The same one I had from my teenage years. It's on my dresser, holding my jewelry and some keepsakes like all three of my pregnancy tests, my great-grandmother's handkerchief, etc etc. Nick thinks it's ugly, I'm sure it is but I just don't see it anymore, it's functional. It's one of the mack daddy caboodles. Should I post a picture? Maybe one day.. Anyway, I thought you were going to tell a story about how Sallie needed a pedicure so you gave her one, lol.

Shannon said...

I LOVED my Caboodle!! I might have to go buy me a tackle box now... Brings back some memories!!

Jon and Steph said...

I absolutely LOVE that he put your polish in a tackle box! Love it!

Lindsay said...

That is so funny! How resourceful.....good idea hubby!

I loved my Caboodle as well....and believe it or not I bought my daughter one for her birthday last year??? or the year before??? anyhow she loves it just as much as I loved mine. It's purple with sparkles....can you believe they still make them? :)

Vineyard Vogue said...

Haha how funny! Definitely resourceful! And, yes, I remember my glittery silver caboodle very well :)

Small Slice said...

That's a great idea.

I remember caboodles. My Mom still uses my old one. It was a huge purple thing and I loved it!

Mrs. Hibit said...

I STILL keep my nail polish in a sparkly blue caboodle! It's so functional, I can't bear to give it up!

Mrs. Bell said...

Ha, So sounds like something my hubby would do!! Let's hope he doesnt break out the tool box for you. :)

Melia said...

I had two fanastic caboodles. I think I still have one of them at my parent's house actually. One was a peach and cream swirly design, and then other one was purple with silver glitter. Ohhh they were the best!!

Caroline said...

ha ha! that is so funny!!!

Tim said...

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Windy said...

You have to admit that just the fact that he came up with that idea all on his own, makes your Old Pal soooo much better than a caboodle:)

Bama Girl in AZ said...

Oh I so remember by Caboodle--teal and sparkly. Filled with blue eyeliner and lots of glittery stuff. LOVE the tackle box!

Shea said...

What a good idea! Just don't be offended if I don't show my husband this post!

katie beth said...

I LOVE it!

Megan said...

CABOODLES!!!! Omigosh. Thank you for that memory, I completely forgot about those things!
And I have heard of girls using tackle boxes as jewelry or makeup storage. Whatever works!

The New Black said...

That's cute of him!

Just the thought of Caboodle's brought tons of fun Jr High memories rushing back to me...thanks!!

Brown Eyed Girl said...

How funny and so resourceful!! I love how it can hold your nail files and stuff at the top! What a funny hubby!

~Crystal~ said...

I love that your hubby thought of that. OMG do I remember Caboodles. I wish I still had mine. They were great! I needed a laugh this am and your post did just that...thank you!

USCEmily said...

That's funny!! And if it gets left laying around and someone sees it, they'll never assume it's yours ;-)
I had a Caboodle as well- ah, those were the days!

Kat said...

I still have my Caboodle! Can you believe it? It is so lame. It's pink and aqua, but I love it. ;)

writing4612 said...

How cute is that?!

shortmama said...

Oh Caboodle how I miss your organization of my girly jewelry and makeup. What a great memory! And how like a man, so practical!

Melissa said...

You know what's cracking me up? You got 24 comments about a tackle box of nail polish and a Caboodle! We are all the same people with different skin. Hilarious! :)

Heather said...

Hilarious!!! I remember the Caboodle's, I used to love those things, but obviously not too much since I don't have it anymore!

Rebecca Jo said...

DUDE!! I totally still use my Caboodle!!! how funny!!!

Emily said...

this sounds like somethning ryan would do!! Soo cute of him! I love how u have lil slots on top for nail file, finger nail clippers, cotton balls, q-tips!
Oh and my caboodle was green on bottom... purple on top!

Naturally Caffeinated Family said...

haha!! that is soo funny!

Carolyn said...

You know what...thats a damn good idea right there!!! Love his resourcefullness for sure!

2nd Cup of Coffee said...

"Caboodle's uber-tough cousin" Awesome!

Abby said...

that is hiliarious! I so remember the time of caboodles... :)-

Summer said...

Oooh! Very vintage. I like.

Peach said...

Yep - still got my hot pink and purple Caboodle! Back in the day {when I was fabulous and cared about makeup} it was busting full of the oddest eye shadow colors and "electric blue" mascara.

Now that I'm a fabulous ol' lady it is my sewing box. I don't know how to sew, and I don't know how to use items in said sewing box...but I got it...just in case. :)

Do you remember Sassaby?

Good Gals Inc said...

So cute!!! Love the girlie nail polish in the tackle box!!

The Panke's said...

That sounds like something Paul would do to me. Men can be so resourceful sometimes

petrii said...

Hollie,
That man of yours is to stinkin' funny!!! Uber tough indeed...now go paint those nails girl, and don't forget to put the nail polish where it belongs, in his sock drawer...tackle box...well, you know =)

Have a Blessed evening,
Dawn

Chaka said...

That's a great picture of the tackle box. Maybe I should start using my wife's make up case to store nuts, bolts, and tools.

Mandy Rose said...

Leave it to M to the Izza! I wish my hubby would take the initiative to pick up around the house...even if it was just nail polish!

hFr said...

this is adorable!! ...and totally something Mr.H would do to help me organize my life.

Cute!

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Emma-leigh said...

definately remember the caboodle.. but this is a great idea. go mr. hubster.

Sherrie said...

Hysterical! I remember the caboodle. Also I have gotten a present or two over the years from dh that had his name written all over it. :)

Q. and La. said...

That is pretty fabulous. I had an awesome Pink Sassaby, which was the waaaaaaaaaay cooler, bigger version of the caboodle! ;)I found it in the attic last year full of all kinda of awesome jewelry I'd made as a kid...

Kerri said...

He is such a Mcgyver...I swear he could take a piece of VCR tape and a twig and make something useful! Maybe he can lend me one of those old pals to organize some stuff!

Cindy said...

That is too funny! Love it! :)

Heather said...

That is hilarious! I love it!

I loved my caboodle! It was filled with wet-n-wild too!

StylishSuburban said...

Great idea, my polish is taking up a lot of valuable property under my sink. Also I left you something on my blog.

Holli said...

OK girl....you're the best at remembering things from the past. Love it! I forget about so many things till you post. You keep my mind working!

Bridget said...

girly yet tuff..Faith says she's a tom boy but a tom boy that wears pink:)

Cindy said...

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Les said...

Why did they ever stop making caboodle's anyway?? I had hot pink :) I bite my nails so no nailpolish at this hacienda

Shauna said...

I am new here! What an awesome blog! Hope you are having a great weekend!

Terry - Pamela - Skylar - Ralph said...

Now that's just funny! I still have mine too and it's sort of broken, ahah! Well the lid can completely come off when you unlatch it. I'm bad for throwing things away. :)

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Trina said...

Girl, I totally had a pink Caboodle back in the day. LOL

coffee said...

nice adaptation of the tackle box