Saturday, July 30, 2005

The "Red-N-Blacks"


Yesterday's Stuff Portrait Friday, hosted by
Kristine, directed we include a photo of "something you sleep in."

Although I didn't participate yesterday, the always funny and wonderful Eclectic was gracious enough to display a quite lovely pair* of her underwear.

Eclectic, as well as another of my all-time favorites SoozieQ have been pushing me to publish my "Red-N-Blacks," so here they are!

Note: It wasn't until today that I noticed they're Christian Dior!

*Can anyone tell me why underpanties are always known as 'a pair?' It would seem it more likely to call a bra 'a pair.'

34 Comments:

Anonymous Anonymous said...

Heißes Teil, würdest Du das mal für mich anziehen? Grüße

1:23 PM  
Blogger SierraBella said...

anonymous-
My bad translation of this is:
Would you stop with the alluring garbage?
Is that correct?
Das ist nicht gute?
Well it's probably better than me actually posing in them!

1:52 PM  
Blogger Squirl said...

I love the way you have displayed them, including the red clothes pins. Wonder who anonymous is? I know my keyboard won't type some of those letters, even if I could translate them without Babelfish.

3:13 PM  
Blogger Squirl said...

Oh, that's right. I forgot what I was going to say when I saw anon's comment. I think pants are a pair because long, long ago pants were just one leg each. They probably tied around your waist, and you needed two to make a "pair".

I could be all wrong. A lot my trivia answers come from deep, dark, dusty place in my brain so I can't pass along a reference. I just feel that I learned this somewhere along the line. Take it for what it's worth. :-)

3:16 PM  
Blogger SierraBella said...

squirl-
I'm glad you noticed the clothes pins were red. I normally use them for closing food bags, and had to go searching.

My computer is extremely slow today, so Babelfish is just sitting and sitting... Anonymous could be my brother, he knows a little German.

Kitty said you were the trivia knowledge queen! Your guess sounds good enough to me!!!

3:28 PM  
Blogger eclectic said...

Wowza! I love me some red-n-blacks!!!! And you evoked a comment in German, too! I didn't even know they made red clothes pins, but of course you'd compose the perfect display!

5:12 PM  
Blogger SoozieQ said...

I love it! The Anon comment (in German!) and the undies!

Please tell me Mr. SB asked you WHY you were taking a picture of them!

5:46 PM  
Blogger Gabriel said...

How about a random comment in Portuguese?

Como você soube aqueles era minhas cores favoritas?

7:14 PM  
Blogger SoozieQ said...

Gabriel, you're Portuguese? Or do you just speak it? The Hubs is Portuguese but doesn't speak a word of it, unforutnately.

Are you going to translate or do I need to head over to Babelfish?

7:31 PM  
Blogger eclectic said...

Who knew Sierrabella's skivvies had such international flare? OK, I'm such a rube...I never heard of babelfish until today, right here. Can I still be invited to your parties?

9:13 PM  
Blogger Kat said...

International day!
Vivre la noir et rouge!

Sorry, my high school french is kinda bad!

6:44 AM  
Blogger Kitty said...

Squirl is the plethora of trivial knowledge :). I'm trying to catch up. I teach her something every once and awhile and feel like a freeckin queen when I finally know something she doesn't.

She's right by the way :(.

OK, lil Miss Hotpants! Happy Sunday!!!

8:58 AM  
Blogger SierraBella said...

eclectic-
Thank you!
Perhaps my next career should be in retail- display design, or maybe even WalMart greeter???

soozieq-
Being you and I are both of German descent, I thought you'd get a kick out of it, I did!
Mr. SB was asleep when I took the photo, and I was so glad we didn't have a drop-in visitor at the time.

gabriel-
The Babelfish translation came out pretty garbled... something about these are your favorite colors?
My husband is half Portuguese, originally from the Azores.
Obrigado para seu comentario!

soozieq-
I didn't know your hubby was Portuguese too!

eclectic-
My undies have now been seen around the world... I feel like such a porn star!
You're always invited to our parties, and please bring some fresh salmon from your home-state?

kat-
At least you took H.S. French!
Hmmmmmm. Maybe Blogger should create an International Blogflag consisted of lacy undies.

kitty-
Doesn't it figure, that squirl knew the trivia answer? And you too! Happy Sunday back at you!!!

9:49 AM  
Blogger eclectic said...

In-bound -- with salmon on ice! Although our Cali trip may have been postponed due to medical difficulties with other participants, not the Eclectics, thank goodness. I'll keep you posted.

10:47 AM  
Blogger SoozieQ said...

SierraBella ~ Yup full Portuguese! His Dad came to the United States (from the Azores through Ellis Island) back in 1916.

His Mom's family came here later and she was actually born in the United States though, unlike his Dad.

Wanna know something weird? The Hub's Dad never learned how to speak English! Yet The Hubs never learned to speak Portuguese. When I ask him how they communicated he says "We just did, I don't know how exactly". Weird, huh?

That would have been hilarious had someone walked up during your photo shoot!

*YANK! ~ clothes pins flying every which way ~ "What underwear?!?!? Clearly you're seeing things!"

11:03 AM  
Blogger SierraBella said...

eclectic-
Oh yum!
Hope everything is OK! Maybe postponing is a good idea, it ought to be cooling down in a few weeks... hopefully.

soozieq-
I can't imagine how your husband communicated with his non-English speaking dad!
Mr. SB's dad was bilingual, but didn't teach any of the kids Portuguese! What a shame. Hey, do you ever BBQ Linguisa? God, I love it! We saute the linguisa in cheap Port wine for 5 minutes, the BBQ away. Leftovers are great in a breakfast burrito.

We live on a private road, and it's marked private, but we do get people up here who are lost. I love the scared looks on their faces when they come down our driveway (thinking it's a road) and see the only way out is to turn around. I believe they're expecting us to set the dogs on them, or walk out and greet them with a shotgun...

11:15 AM  
Blogger SoozieQ said...

Oh I love, LOVE Linguisa! In high school my boyfriend was half Portuguese and his Mom actually worked for a Linguisa company in Hayward. Every year for Christmas she'd give me Linguisa and that sweet bread they make (can't think of the real name but I think it was something like "Portuguese Sweet Bread" ~ HA!) She knew I LOVED that stuff *SO* much and it was such a treat to get it every year!

I do make it for the Hubs but I don't think we've ever put in Port wine first. Will have to try that....Hmmm, maybe tonight for dinner. We don't have Linguisa TOO often because well...um....it causes extra air in The Hubs tummy to escape which in turn causes me to dry heave...but Linguisa is so good that every once in a while it's worth my suffering :-)

11:36 AM  
Blogger SierraBella said...

soozieq-
Was it Amaral (on the border of Hayward and San Leandro), that your ex-BF's mother worked at? They had some good stuff, like vinedas (spelling?).
I've had the Portuguese Sweet Bread with the whole egg in the middle at Easter, that's good too.

We usually cut each linguisa link in thirds, and remember to saute only 5 minutes so it doesn't overcook before BBQing.

Great, now I'm getting hungry!

12:07 PM  
Blogger eclectic said...

Gee you guys, I'm not even Portugese or related to anyone who is and you're making ME hungry, too. And I don't even know what you're talking about!

1:18 PM  
Blogger SierraBella said...

eclectic-
Linguisa is a sausage.
Talking about this food helped me decide dinner plans!
I have potato salad started already, and we're having BBQ Kielbasa and Hot Links.
It's just too hot to really cook much in the kitchen.
I feel sorry for people who work in restaurant kitchens on days like this.

1:59 PM  
Blogger SoozieQ said...

Ha! All that talk about food made me hungry too! Since it's too hot to go grocery shopping right now, I had to make do with what he had in the house.

So in tribute to my SIL we had Lumpia for lunch! (She's Filipino)

After I go shopping tonight then perhaps we'll have some Linguisa to BBQ. OR I could go with my surname's namesake and we could have these on the grill

http://www.canoe.ca/cgi-bin/lida/reda/reda_recipe_detail?RECIPE_ID=1199

I agree with you SB, ANY chance I have to get The Hubs to grill, I gladly take it in this heat!

2:18 PM  
Blogger cheesecakey said...

allow a Swiss to step in.... I believe anonymous is asking you to put it on for him.... actually, I wonder if he is Swiss instead of German.. the Grüße means regards, but it is something I have heard the most in Switzerland, not Germany, but I haven't spent as much time there ans I have in die Schweiz....
but the comment is sehr gut! He thinks it's hot... me too! very nice....
to anyonymous: schreiben zie auf English, bitte :)

2:22 PM  
Blogger SierraBella said...

soozieq-
Oh, I looooove lumpia! And that bratwurst sounds good too...
We BBQ year round, as I'd guess you do... even in the snow!

cheesecakey-
Thank You, Thank You, Thank You!
I'm sure glad it was a compliment, but no, it's best not to show too much online... always leave them guessing!

2:59 PM  
Blogger cheesecakey said...

words to live by :)

3:00 PM  
Blogger Susie said...

Wow. I just came to see the pretty panties, and I got a whole lesson in international underwear relations. Blogging. Gotta love it :)

3:22 PM  
Blogger SierraBella said...

cheesecakey-
Amen!
I noticed some of your fans were requesting pics of you on your site too...

susie!-
Glad to see you're back from vacation!
Yeah, "international underwear relations," that's so true.
We went from panties to Germans, trivia, clothes pins, Portuguese, French, food, gas, more food and the Swiss!
It's been a long blog-day!

4:12 PM  
Blogger cheesecakey said...

let's see how many comments I can make on your blog ;)

.....yeah, well they can keep asking :)

5:37 PM  
Blogger SoozieQ said...

SB ~ For the life of me, I cannot remember the name of the place my Ex-BF's Mom worked. I even tried to get The Hubs involved, but he was no help. I know the owner of the place was named "John" but that's about it. Anyway, they did make good Linguisa and sweet bread!

11:15 PM  
Blogger Sylvana said...

Those are beautiful! You should leave them out there against that stark white fence. Garden art!

7:03 AM  
Blogger Gabriel said...

PORTUGUESE PEOPLE - Wow, I missed the whole conversation.. but let me add my dues escudos ;) Well... they use the EURO now, but anyway..

The story of my father's immigration is actually very interesting.. so much so, that I think that will be my blog story of the day. We are also Azorean Portuguese.. he is from the island of Faial.. where we now own a family summer house and a bunch of land.

My parents always spoke the language, but never taught us... I think partly because they didn't want us to have an "immigrant" stigma and partly because my dad was struggling to learn English. I speak just a little, enough to get by. My statement was: How did you know they were my favorite colors? (Red and black) ;)

Chirico and Linguica, both yummy! You should have the stuff over there (Azores), my cousin slaughters his own pig every year and they make some mouth watering Linguica.. mmmmmmmmm...

Portuguese sweet bread is called masa and there is a couple of ways you can make it: with a lemony taste, or without, and sometimes with the egg in the center. They make these massive masas for the Church feasts that would take a family weeks to eat!! haha

I'm from Rhode Island by the way.. good to hear the culture is alive in California ;) I'm moving there next year!

8:08 AM  
Blogger SierraBella said...

cheesecakey-
Comment away- I really appreciate your comments.

soozieq-
It must be Amaral. It was just east of Hwy. 17, now Hwy. 880. The owner of the factory (if I remember correctly) was named John, and he shot and killed at least one FBI agent some years ago in a shootout at the factory!

sylvana-
Garden art indeed!
I'll have to buy some red and green undies for my Christmas display.

gabriel-
I'm coming over to see your post in a few minutes.
My husband's grandfather's WWI Draft Registration shows him born in "Fayal St. Michaels" which must be Faial, Sao Miguel?
He set up residence in Massachusetts, but I do know a lot of Portuguese settled in Rhode Island and California.

10:14 AM  
Blogger Nina said...

Ropa interior realmente agradable.

Spanish I can do so translated it is: Really pleasant underclothes.

International underwear relations that is great. I think anonymous was saying something about HOT ~LOL

1:05 PM  
Blogger SierraBella said...

nanina-
Thank you!
With all the comments, I'm thinking I should just post underwear pictures!
BTW- I loved the roadtrip photos you took while driving!
That's something I would do too...

1:25 PM  
Blogger Nina said...

I was thinking the same thing, maybe I should post some undies, then I could get 34 comments like Sierrabella. (grin) You could double the comments if you were to model them, I would bet.

Glad to know I am not the only one out there taking picture while she is driving.

2:25 PM  

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