As you can see, I bear a striking resemblance to Infertile Myrtle. Though it's impossible to tell from this picture, I do, indeed, have a uterus of doom. I also often wear my hair in squash blossoms to feign youthfulness.
I didn't realize she was so small!
I didn't realize she was going to be so...triangular. Do you think she's really that triangular in real life? It must be so hard to buy jeans.
I know--what kind of body type is that? Isosceles?
Does she only own one pair of shoes? She seems to wear those Mary Janes a lot... Maybe she spent all of her money on fertility treatments and now she doesn't have enough for shoes. Poor thing.
Are those her hands or is she wearing oven mitts?
She sure does wear a lot of purple. Isn't that a lot of purple?
It looks like she's wearing glasses. Infertile Myrtle doesn't wear glasses. Do you think Myrtle wears contacts?
We made this film because we have received so much good advice over the years and we thought that the kindest thing to do would be to pass it along to others in the community. I mean, you probably haven't thought about some of these things--just relaxing, going on a vacation, or propping up your hips. Feel free to send me all the money you save now that you can stop using IVF.
We've placed a link in the sidebar to the YouTube page if you wish to view the film in the future. The YouTube url is http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cIH5ayG1qho in case you have any Aunt Janes in your life. Sometimes images speak louder than words. Feel free to pass it along next time you're banging your head against the wall...
There were also many pieces of advice that were cut from the song simply due to length. Perhaps in the future, we will pull together an "uncut" version that will include verses about Aunt Jane knowing people who have tried longer, used the power of prayer, and were satisfied by simply owning a puppy (or, as Aunt Jane would say, adopting a puppy). Rest assured, we are currently at work on the next installment of Infertile Myrtle and the Uterus of Doom.
And now the questions...
Q: What are squash blossoms?
A: Squash blossoms are a traditional Hopi (Native American) hairstyle for unmarried women. They are also a hairstyle for a woman who is traveling through Norway for a few weeks and forgets to bring a hair clip but finds two rubberbands in the house where she is staying in Oslo. It is also the hairstyle of this type of woman when she returns stateside and continues to use these same rubberbands until they snap one morning. This hairstyle is still worn intermittently even though this woman is married and is not a member of the Hopi tribe.
Q: What are the words on the dresses of the sisterhood of mommies? They're blurry on my computer?
A: The three dresses read from left to right: my child slept through the night at 2 weeks; my child speaks six languages fluently; I lost the baby weight in 4 days.
Q: Were you singing? Who was playing piano?
A: I was singing. The music came from stringing together bars of sample music that came with Josh's Mac. And, of course, all visuals were made on Microsoft Paint.
Thank you for all the kinds words about the movie. We had a lot of fun making it and we never would have tried to make a cartoon if not for Bea and her film festival. So a huge thank you to Bea. Luckily, we just had a five-hour drive up I-95 so we now have a palm pilot full of lyrics for our next film--coming soon.