While writing an email the other day I found myself suddenly entering rant mode:
Tonia Todman is really just an excuse for people to horde bits of old cardboard and sparkly bits that one rainy day they’re going to make into a fabulous doorstop/napkin holder/gift set – I’d rather take lots of drugs and burn the cardboard while wearing the sparkly bits when that rainy day comes.
Update: the Aunt From Hell [tm] gave me a book on decoupage, so now I’m all set to be the new Tonia. I have the Xmas wrapping paper, shitloads of old unsightly furniture, and now I have the knowledge. [insert maniacal laughter here].
[I have no idea when this was written, the original wasn’t more specific than 1998]