Friday, August 30, 2013

Tallulah-Palooza Friday

A play in five acts: The Frappuccino Follies, starring Tallulah Mae and a transparent Starbucks cup. Spoiler alert: it has a happy ending.

Thursday, August 29, 2013

I've Looked at Clouds...

...from both sides now.

Wednesday, August 28, 2013

Chimp on a Spool, Of Course

It is Wednesday, and all I've got for you today is a pipecleaner chimp wearing a pipecleaner hat holding a pipecleaner cane, sitting on a spool. That's it, people...please enjoy his slightly demented googly eyes, won't you?

Tuesday, August 27, 2013

So Today Is Your Birthday...

Happy Birthday, Vivi (aka Mommy!)'re beautiful, inside and out.

Monday, August 26, 2013

Sunset Madness

It has been very humid here, unusually (boo!), but the moisture does make for some mighty fine sunsets.

Saturday, August 24, 2013

Tallulah-Palooza Friday {On Saturday}

"Someday, my prince will come. And he will be carrying a large nonfat latte. And a stick of butter. And perhaps some tuna." {Sigh}."

ACK! This didn't publish last night!!!! STUPID Blogger had a glitch and said it wasn't saved, so I saved it and hit publish BUT NO, only saved it in draft form!  It has made me break my previously unbroken string of Monday through Friday blog posts, accomplished even while I was in Japan and China! Sigh.

Thursday, August 22, 2013

(Pic)Monkey Love

Are you familiar with PicMonkey yet? It is an absolutely genius photo-editing site that allows you to do all sorts of things (edit, add effects, add themes and digital frames and and and, etc.), but I love it MOST for the ability to make collages of your own photos. Really helpful in terms of Etsy (which gives you 5 photos per listing), but just pretty darn cool, yes?

Oh, and it's SUPER easy to use, too--drag and drop, just the way I like it!

Above: 1. Things I've made; 2: Things I collect; 3. More things I collect; 4. Road trip!


Wednesday, August 21, 2013


Smell-o-Vision! My new rose bushes are producing some lovely late summer roses (if you'll remember, the gophers ate my previous bushes, so these are all new varieties). Ahhhh....

Tuesday, August 20, 2013

Edamame Yum-Yum

Delicious edamame is delicious!

Monday, August 19, 2013

The Boom Boom Room in the Sky...

Rest in Peace, Miss Dixie Evans (1926-2013). Dixie was known as "the Marilyn Monroe of Burlesque" back in the 1950s, and wow, did she look like Marilyn! (Here is the link to her obituary--check out that photo!)

Dixie ran Exotic World, a museum dedicated to all things burlesque/exotic dancing--photos, programs, pasties!--which used to be out in the middle of nowhere in Helendale, on Old Route 66. We visited about 15 years ago and got a personal tour, all by ourselves, and Dixie was utterly delightful. (That's me up there posing with her--she's much more sassy!)

We returned a year or two later to attend the Miss Exotic World contest--amateur burlesque dancers ranging from the very good to the...not-so-good. The Exotic World museum moved to Las Vegas in 2006 and changed its name to the Burlesque Hall of Fame--and the Miss Exotic World competition is still going strong!

I like to think that Dixie is still dancing away up there in the Boom Boom Room in the Sky!

Friday, August 16, 2013

Tallulah-Palooza Friday

Good to the last drop...right, Tallulah Mae?

Wednesday, August 14, 2013

Bird Bath, Bath Bird

Hello, Tweety Bird--he looks a wee bit annoyed in the first pic, doesn't he? Perhaps he'd like some more privacy as he makes his ablutions.

Tuesday, August 13, 2013

Pizza Pizza

Delicioso! Homemade pizza (my crust, B.'s toppings): mushroom and leek--check out the yummy caramelization of the leeks. Mmmmmmmm....good!

Monday, August 12, 2013

Cube Love Squared

There are 18 plants in there--and I didn't have to move/lower/rearrange anything! Love love love!

Friday, August 9, 2013

Tallulah-Palooza Friday


This dog! Her incredibly pink tongue!

She kills me...the cuteness cannot be stood.

Thursday, August 8, 2013

Weird with a Beard

Truly a weird plant, no? This is Aristolochia gigantea, otherwise known as Dutchman's Pipe. These flowers are HUGE--this is about a foot long. (It's not was at the nursery.) Mother Nature...go figure!

Wednesday, August 7, 2013


People. Are. Weird. (Zoom in to see what's in the back of this Mercedes.)

Tuesday, August 6, 2013

Beer Wall

That was SOME party!
(This is actually a "wall" in the bathroom at Stone Brewing in Liberty Station. I like the original location in Escondido better, but the beer is ALWAYS good at Stone.)

Monday, August 5, 2013

Things with Wings

Two of my favorite things--but then, if you read this blog with any regularity, you KNOW that!

Friday, August 2, 2013

Tallulah-Palooza Friday

Tallulah Mae Theatre Presents: A Yawn in Five Acts.

Thursday, August 1, 2013

Who knew that garden gnomes had regular 9-to-5 jobs?