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Your top is over the top

"Over the top"

The first time such an expression was directed at me was when a cyber acquaintance said "your top is over the top:

I told him, "not to me." I knew he meant the collar. It must have made me look like an odd reincarnation of a Henry IV-era woman. But then he's not a south-east asian blood trying to keep warm in low temperature. The fabric of this top was even ill-prepared against the Windsor cold.

And now I'm getting an Over the top award for my blog. First my top and now my blog? Lol!

Anyway, here's a remark about this award: To receive this award your blog must be exceptional in design and content; presenting us with new knowledge, a sense of style, or at times just giving us a smile! (I hope I did at least something on the smile part)

Each recipient of the award will acknowledge the person who honored them with the award and then go to http://overthetopaprons.blogspot.com to copy/paste the award: Your Blog is Over The Top. (located on the right sidebar, scroll down).

I want to thank Genebei, and I hope Sassy Mom hasn't had this award yet because I'm passing this to her :-)

Comments

Genefaith said…
Oh my first time to get acquainted with the term" your top is over the top"..he..he..

Thanks for posting sis...
SASSY MOM said…
Super dooper late na to Des! But thanks so much. I really appreciate it.

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