Tired Mimi gets these teeny tiny eyes. They aren't slits like your average mostly-closed eyes, oh no, they're perfectly round tiny butthole opening eyes. I've never seen anything like it before in my life.
This is some old east Allgäu smack talk and it means 'Stupid Cow'. It's also one of Mimi's favorite insults.
A house dragon is someone who trusts no one. She'll call the police on any visitor that stops by. She walks the dark hallways to yell at anyone she can find. She needs the lights to be off at all times. She has rules about the shades, when they must be pulled up by and when they can be drawn. She eats onion soup and collects free trash bags. She accuses everyone of stealing from her and calls the police on them. She dumps her grass in the darkness of night as well as her trash. Sometimes she gets caught and gets fined.
Mimi hates bathing and will do or say anything to get out of it. She will often scream that the water is too hot by yelling "Hot! Hot! Hot!". We aren't psychos, we always check the water multiple times on the insides of our wrists and elbows like you would for a baby's bath. My husband runs hot, I run cold, so if the water isn't too hot for him and isn't too cold for me, we know it's just right. But, Mimi will still scream it's too hot or threaten to tell your mom. And, don't you even think about getting her hair wet!
This mens "stupid" and is used often in old east Allgäu. And, let me tell you, Mimi sees a lot of stupid. She also likes to get all deep bass-y when she says it to let you know the level of stupid you're being and how much she disapproves it.
Ole sloppy job Mimi used to speed through every task especially painting. Tape off, heck no! Put down plastic, heck no! She needed to touch up the paint and stain and do it ASAP. If that means dripping blobs of paint onto the floor or hardware, so be it.
This means "Are you crazy!?" And, Mimi throws it often. Because everyone is crazy and that's one thing I really agree with her about.
Hi, I'm Dana.
I love art, design, vintage goods, healthy living, and weirdo fringe stuff.
I design wallpaper and textiles under the name Dolphin & Condor.
I have my own line of pillows based on the periodic table called Element Pillows.
I have an ugly Christmas sweater shop called My Ugly Sweater.
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