Handbags, Books...Whatever

Handbags, Books...Whatever (http://vickibatman.blogspot.com/) is the website of Vicki Batman, sassy writer of sexy and funny fiction.

Handbag lover.
Avid Jazzerciser. Mah jong player. Yoga practioner. Movie fan. Book devourer. Choc-aholic. Best Mom ever. And adores Handsome.

HBW Calendar

  • 07/25 - Handbag & Book, Kryssie Fortune
  • 07/21 - Recipe/Travel/Craft w Kris Bock
  • 07/18 - Handbag & Book
  • 07/04 - Happy Fourth of July!
  • 06/30 - Get to Know, Tina Donahue
  • 06/27 - Handbag & Book, Barbara White Daille
  • 06/23 - 75 years is a long time, Vicki Batman
  • 06/20 - Handbag & Book
  • 06/16 - Jury Duty, Vicki Batman
  • 06/13 - Handbag & Book, Zara West

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June 27, 2016

Handbag & Book w Barbara White Daille - two treasures and #newbook #Rssos #MFRWorg #fashion

Handbag & Book with
Barbara White Daille 
Hi, everyone! I’m glad to be back for another visit. I have to admit, I never paid so much attention to my handbags until I discovered Vicki’s Handbag Monday. LOL.


I'm laughing, too, Barbara!


June 23, 2016

75 Years & Counting: My love for M&Ms #MFRWorg #chocolatecandy #RssosSisters #romantic comedy



Seventy-five years and Counting
Each Sunday after lunch, my family and I visited my grandparents. Our first stop was to my dad’s parent’s house, an old prairie-styled home on a street lined with others similar to it. While my parents chatted with my grandparents, my sisters and I climbed the trees in the parkway, jumped off the front porch railing, and sang songs. As we departed, my grandmother gave each of us a quarter and a package of M&Ms, sometimes plain, sometimes peanut.
And thus began my love for the coated chocolate candies with peanuts inside.
This year, M&Ms celebrates 75 years. Here are some tidbits:

June 20, 2016

Handbag &Book When I thought I'd use it for one thing & was best used for another #RLFblog #Rssos #MFRWorg #travelingbyplane

Handbag & Book with Vicki


I've been fortunate to be able to travel. Many years ago, I bought two of everything-curling iron, hair dryer, umbrella, makeup and kept one in a special drawer all ready to go. I also include my Kindle, iPAD, Nano, a pashmina, and snacks in a bag for a snatch and grab and go.


But since the airlines have added baggage fees, more people carry on (a lot that's way too big) their luggage and store overhead in the bins. Since we are allowed one carry on and one for under the seats and I don't want to use the overhead, I had to find a special bag to fit under the seat which I can put my handbag in.


And there it was in my closet on a top shelf:

June 16, 2016

I served. So what happened at jury duty? #spottingcelebrities #MFRWorg #RssosSisters #juryduty


Jury Duty with Troy Aikman

I mentioned a while back that I had been called for jury duty and not long ago, I did serve. I drove downtown and parked in a parking garage I’d never been to. I found a spot in the belly of the beast and had to memorize how I would get back to my car-down a flight of stairs, across bridge to access door, up escalator, and through security.

I found a seat in the back. Even past the 8:30 appointment time, people kept streaming in. We watched a how-to video narrated by local newscasters. Once done, we were told the process would begin in about thirty minutes.


Right on time, a clerk stood at the podium and called out a range of numbers. Each juror on this panel picked up a badge labeled “Juror” at her desk and exited through the same doors we’d entered. One guy in a green t-shirt and jeans approached the clerk and asked a question. She told him to “Pick up a badge and go to the court room.” The man turned and walked toward me. Troy Aikman. Even sports legends get to serve.


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