Monday, April 25, 2011

OMG but my Life is GOOD!

I'm in France, in the Loire Valley to be exact.

And I'm staying here:

Can I just say, OH MY GOD!

This place is the Fuckin' (Yes I said it) bomb!

It's everything you ever thought you would want to have in a castle stay.  I mean really.  There are stuffed LIONS in the foyer!

My bed linens are made of SILK and we have an actual wood poster bed with bed curtains.


The bed is lush.

The room is beautiful.

The grounds stupendous!

And the food, the wine, and the CHEESE!

I swear to you I've died and gone to Heaven.

Heaven is here on earth.

And I'm in it.

Here are some photos.

Yes this is the actual place where I'm staying!  This is the front.

This is our room - LOVE IT!

Our sitting room - the bedroom is to the right.

View from the bedroom (the table with the umbrella was set for us - wine and snacks...).

Our bathroom - shower to the left and toilet to the right.


Sunday, April 24, 2011

Loookkeee MMMEEEEE

I love my life....

Guess where I am...

Only one guess...

I'll give you a hint...

Oh yeah baby!  That's the real Effel Tower back there!

We're in France, and we're having an excellent time!

We went to the Louvre - but didn't go in, the lines were too long.

We had coffee, met up with friends and just had a great time!

Now we are in the Loire Valley staying in the most awesome place - which I will blog about tomorrow.

I'm stuffed, fat and happy.

Time for bed.

Sunday, April 17, 2011

Blue Bonnets!

Guess where we went last weekend....

To the Blue Bonnet Festival in Chapel Hill!

Here is my husband walking down the street at the festival...

I thought the bank was cute - it was an old timey town.

There was a stand selling fried pickles, which made me think of Snookie.

And, no I didn't try one, I don't need to "change my life".

There was also a petting zoo, I haven't been to one of those in a long time.  They had a bunch of baby animals with, wait for it....

Baby PIGS!!!!  Can you believe it?!  They were so cute!  And since I'm only 6 months out of the Middle East I'm still obsessed with pigs.  So of course I had to buy a ticket and pet the little fatties!

This goat followed me around the whole time I was in the pen.  He really wanted food from me but I didn't feed any of them.  The kids were having too much fun feeding them and I didn't want to take away from that!

Funny enough there weren't actually blue bonnets at the festival - we had to drive a bit to see these.

They were very pretty.


My husband again...on his blackberry - his addiction.

This field of blue bonnets was pretty sad and dried out, but it looked better from ground level.

When we were driving home we saw some miniature horses - they were smaller than Gracie.

Too bad she wasn't with us for scale!

Thursday, April 14, 2011

Don't read this unless you're a Republican who believes in a woman's right to choose...

I don't care that I don't know Obama personally.

I just want to say HA! I told you so, you are a very naive little man.

There is a reason why Gitmo is there...not so simple to get rid of it is it?

How did that dialogue with Mahmoud Ahmadinejad go?

Crazy fucker isn't he...can't really reason with him can ya?

I realize that not many American's have lived in the Middle East and do not have first hand experience with the mentality...

But shit don't you think it's a little naive, or dare I say egotistical, to believe you are the first person to think about TALKING sense with a dictator?!

"Talking" to Mahmoud about peace, civil rights, woman's rights, etc... is going to be like talking to Kim Jong il about nuclear disarmament.

Not really going to get anywhere with it.

A friend of mine sent me this article.

And oh did I enjoy it!

You know I didn't believe in everything Bush did - mostly his policies where he tried to bring religion into politics and women's rights.

I am a strong believer that religion has no business in government - i.e. Shari'a law. And it's a slippery slope when you start referring to religion in politics - next thing you know some crack pot gets into power and women lose their jobs and are forced to pop out babies because it's some asshole's interpretation of "God's will".

And let me tell you this NO ONE in this world has the right to make decisions regarding my body except for me. Especially when you have a penis.

If you don't want a woman aborting your child then keep your dick in your pants, or make sure you are using some damn good birth control, that you use and provide yourself, and ensure the woman you're with has the same belief system you do.

If you are having sex and leaving the birth control up to the woman then you are saying to her, "I'm leaving any procreation decisions up to you".

Because let's face it, it's the woman's body being jacked up when she's pregnant and that's the least of the things she's going to have to deal with. There may be some men out there who take a 50% responsibility for the kid, but the reality is the woman is stuck with the kid, and the care and feeding of said kid. And she usually has to work outside the home.

So if she doesn't want the kid, that's her choice. And if she doesn't want to carry the kid, which can be dangerous and quite frankly unpleasant for some, that's her choice.

No one else's. Especially the President's. Unless he want's to invite me into his home and take care of me and my child for the rest of our lives, he needs to stay the hell out of my life and let me live it how I want to live it.

But other than those things I pretty much agreed with Bush. I liked his foreign policy, his bad ass attitude when it came to our safety, and I like his policies on leaving my money in my pocket.

Capitalism. That is what America is built on not Socialism.

Obama you need to read up on Capitalism. In my opinion if you didn't try to "fix" the economy we would have recovered faster.

A free market self corrects.

It needs it - so let it - the market will be more efficient if you let it work like it's suppose to.

Yes, I am a Republican, and yes, I believe in a woman's right to choose, and I believe in same sex marriage.

Friday, April 8, 2011

Tan Tax, SoCo, and Fried Pickles

"I really don’t want to cheat, like seriously, I don’t want to.. but if you’re gonna hand me a bottle of friggin’ SoCo, something just comes over me, like I just go crazy."

"I don’t go tanning tanning anymore because Obama put a 10% tax on tanning. I feel like he did that intentionally for us, like McCain would never put a 10% tax on tanning.. because he is pale and he would probably wanna be tanned."

"Eating fried pickles was a life changing experience."

"It hurts my I like it..."


This is the Jersey Shore? I had never seen this show before, I had heard of it because my husband makes fun of the commercials, but neither one of us had actually seen it.

So he gets Net Flicks free for a month and we're browsing through the TV shows and guess what we see...

The Jersey Shore.

So of course we decide to watch it.


Is this for real?

"Snooki" actually said the quotes above. I saw the words come right out of her mouth.

Really I did.

And you know what? I didn't understand half of it - like SoCo?! And do you know what scares me?

My husband knew she was talking about Southern Comfort.

How in the HELL did he know that? I think he's secretly watching the show.

And I really don't know how I feel about that.

The last quote, the one where her vagina hurts and she kinda likes it?!?!?! Fried Pickles changed her life? And Obama is taxing tanning because he doesn't need a tan...

I can't believe this show...

It's like a train wreck I can't look away from...

Ohhh the next episode is on....

Thursday, April 7, 2011

Humpty Dumpty...What did he do? Fall?

It seems like that's not all he did...I think Humpty may have a drinking problem or maybe a substance abuse problem...

Without further ado here are the Humpties!

Here is the one I bought - of course mine is not this big.  These bad boys were very, very pricey.  His name is Deviled Egg.  The smaller one I bought came with horns, but I asked the artist to cut them off because, well, they're horns.  Think of all the damage they could do to my floors, my little pony, and well... I didn't like them because, they're horns.

Call me crazy - I don't care...

I think this one was called Pickled Egg - I can't read the sign.  He seems like as ass at first but I liked him even though he's a snob.  I think the wine made him more approachable!

This one was about to Crack!

 Ommmlet!  How fricken funny is that!?


I can't remember this one, I think it was scrambled!

A group photo - the big one is looking mighty smarmy - kinda like a used car salesman!

 D. RUNK.  And that's all I have to say about him.

The Humpties were so much fun and I'm still glad that I bought one.  It was shipped yesterday and I can't wait to get him!

At the festival there was a company that provided painting and supplies for a fee so you could paint.  They let you try it out - I painted the hat.  What can I say...I'm an ARTEEST!

You can even bring your own alcohol to drink while you're painting!  I can't wait to try it!

This one took me a few minutes to figure out what was going on...the monsters are carrying away the in the back had separated a pink flamingo's head from it's body.  Very, very, funny.

There was so much more at the festival, here are some of the links of my favorites!

Voluptuous female sculptures: &
Americana (or what I think is Americana):
Sculpture - male figures:
I loved this still art:
Vintage Cartoon:

And of course Humpty!

I'm so glad you got to see my Art weekend!  he he he!

Wednesday, April 6, 2011

I'm Coming! I'm Coming!

Really have a lot to blog about, but not a lot of time!

Here are a few of the things I want to tell you about:

1.  The art festival - I bought Humpty Dumpty!
2.  My husband went to the Final Four.
3.  My school was actually in the Final Four (no I didn't go - I still had no interest in watching one game much less three).
4.  My puppy.
5.  My upcoming vacation
6.  I know there was more but I can't remember what I wanted to blog about.

My goal is I'll catch everyone up on my life (because I know you are all waiting with baited breath to find out what is going on ha ha ha!) today or tomorrow...

Ciao bella!

Oh oh oh! I thought of something else I want to blog about!  Politics!

Oh oh oh!  I got my first comment on my blog from Dancing Branflakes!  I was soo excited! I really like her blog and didn't know she looked at mine!  Yeah!