Friday, July 29, 2011

Tallulah-Palooza Friday

video

I have a new toy: a teeny-tiny Kodak video camera! Please enjoy Tallulah Mae enjoying the leftovers of a frosty coffee drink (note that she's already had the dregs of one cup...). I promise not to overuse the video, but I just had to try it out! (The quality isn't great here, but I think it's Blogger video...must try Vimeo instead, because this looks just fine as a video played in Windows Media on my computer.

Thursday, July 28, 2011

A Ridin' We Will Go

Didn't you just ALWAYS beg to ride these things outside the grocery store? Pleeeeeeeaassseee, Mommy, PLEEEEEEAASEEEE!!!!!!! Some things never change--if I could fit on one, I might just put my quarters in and ride, baby, ride!

Wednesday, July 27, 2011

Summer...

...in the pan (buttermilk plum cake).
...on the vine (cherry tomatoes in various stages of ripeness).
...in a bowl (Cowboy Caviar--black-eyed peas, tomatoes, corn, avocados).

Summer = Yum!

Tuesday, July 26, 2011

Portrait of a Chicken

Isn't she gorgeous? I do love me some chickens!

On my imaginary farm, I have lots of chickens; donkeys; little goats; sweet sheep; and mini-horses. Oh, and several bee hives. It's a lovely farm where nothing ever dies and all the animals are blissfully happy; they romp and play and come when you call their names. Come and visit, won't you?

Monday, July 25, 2011

Yarn Bomb!

Have you heard about yarn bombing? It's where someone stealthily places knitting/crocheting on public items (trees, bridges, statues). Here's an example that I found over the weekend. In the immortal words of Miley Cyrus (wink wink), that's...pretty cool!

Friday, July 22, 2011

Tallulah-Palooza Friday

It's time for Comic-Con again!
Separated at birth? Tallulah Mae and Darth Maul, together again.

Thursday, July 21, 2011

Prison Break

The one on the right speaks like Humphrey Bogart, while the one on the left sounds remarkably like Peter Lorre.

Wednesday, July 20, 2011

Bee or Not (To) Bee

I know it's shocking that I am posting another insect photo, but please check out this dude (dudette?). Looks a bit like a bee, but it's green and black! It's messing with my mind!

Tuesday, July 19, 2011

The Sun(flower) Also Rises

You HAVE to smile when you see one, right?

Monday, July 18, 2011

The Tenth Circle

...of Hell.
Or "Las Vegas" as it is known (most sincere apologies to all of you--and this includes my family--who adore Vegas. To each his/her own, right? I know there are places in this world that I love that others simply can't stand or wouldn't dream of visiting...).

I was there on Saturday for the wedding of my sweet niece and her fiance. She was a most beautiful bride and he was a most handsome groom. But Las Vegas? Um, ick.

I was there once before more than 10 years ago, and B. and I (and my parents) actually had a
really fun time: we saw the Liberace Museum; an Elvis impersonator; Hoover Dam; the neon sign graveyard; and the Flying Elvi. It was fun--once.

Friday, July 15, 2011

Tallulah-Palooza Friday

Some day, when I'm awfully low,
When the world is cold,
I will feel a glow just thinking of you
And the way you look tonight.

Thursday, July 14, 2011

Wednesday, July 13, 2011

Eye See You

OPLEGARGLE! FLZAMPIO! NGIJZAB!
Or something like that...my eyes were ultimately so dilated I looked like a vampire.

Tuesday, July 12, 2011

It's Hooky Time

So you say you want to play (semi)hooky--by that I mean, don't go to the gym like you're supposed to? Then THIS is what your breakfast should look like: donuts and coffee. Oh yeah, baby! (I did NOT eat both of them, BTW; I had help!)

Monday, July 11, 2011

Ninety-One

This is what ninety-one roses look like...a gift from my sweet B. for a lady turning ninety (plus one to grow on!). Sweet!

Friday, July 8, 2011

Thursday, July 7, 2011

2011 Fourth of July Checklist and Wrap-up

Neighborhood Fourth of July parade? Check.
Cute dog watching parade (with some trepidation)? Check.
Dinner by the shore? Check.Lovely sunset? Check.
Beer and the flag? Check.Fireworks. But of course. A lovely, tradition-filled day!

Wednesday, July 6, 2011

I Love Donuts (Peaches, That Is...)

Aren't these Saturn peaches (also called "donut peaches") just lovely?
My little pachyderm friend thinks so too--and her ears match!

And for the record, I LOVE real donuts, too...love love love them.

Tuesday, July 5, 2011

The Welcoming Committee

B. was away for a week, so the welcoming committee was on hand to greet him upon his return. The sock monkey held up a sign.
While Tallulah Mae...did what Tallulah Mae does best--she supervised.
(Actually, Miss Mae goes absolutely berserk when B. returns, even from a day at work--it's as if he's been gone forever...crazy girl [and only for him--me, not so much!]. And I sewed up the sock monkey my ownself, from a kit; there's a pink one to come, a girl monkey for this boy monkey.)

Monday, July 4, 2011

Hurray for the Red, White, and Blue

Tallulah was feeling patriotic, so she selected this red, white, and blue Vera scarf as a Fourth of July accessory.
NOT! (This is the patented "Get this off of me" routine...)

Friday, July 1, 2011

Tallulah-Palooza Friday

Tallulah Mae obviously has had a hard day at the office. She asks, "Is it time for Yappy Hour yet? I'm so glad it's a three-day weekend..."