Arriving in Louisiana from our whirlwind trip to the awesome Northeast was rather exhausting but I was still pretty amp'd up from all of the fun we had. We would spend several days in the husband's home town which would include visiting family and friends and a fantastic small town Étouffée festival. The festival was … Continue reading Overseas to Overseas Part 3 -Southern Hospitality
Overseas to Overseas – Leaving the US
Just a quick note from the airport before doing part 2 of our trip. We are heading out today but don't arrive till tomorrow. Will write out part 2 soon and more about NYC. Oh and some photos! Peace out!
Grandma Had Style
So a few years ago my mother sent me a bunch of jewelry she had that was her mother's and I recently pulled it all out to have a look. There are some stunning pieces and some crazy stuff, all of it costume from what I can tell but I thought it would be fun … Continue reading Grandma Had Style
November-December 2014 Adventures Part Two
Theme of this post: Ups and Downs November 11th we got home from our trip to Kyoto and November 12th we were heading to the airport for a flight back to the states for a wedding in the husband's home town. Visiting his home town is always interesting. It's a small town and we are … Continue reading November-December 2014 Adventures Part Two
A new word came flying at me today from The Nudge Wink Report. Obfuscation Obfuswhat? Obfuscation is a form of Obfuscate: From Webster.com [ob-fuh-skeyt, ob-fuhs-keyt] verb (used with object), obfuscated, obfuscating. 1. to confuse, bewilder, or stupefy. 2. to make obscure or unclear: to obfuscate a problem with extraneous information. 3. to darken. noun … Continue reading Obfuscation
Vacation Japan Style – Part Ni
This is the second part of the Vacation Japan Style posts, please click here for the first part if you missed it. After Tokyo we hopped on the train to Kamakura where we visited the Tsurugaoka Hachimangu Shrine where my friend washed her hands and mouth before entering. It's an interesting custom. This site explains … Continue reading Vacation Japan Style – Part Ni
The Art of Silence
Recently, a very good friend made the trip to Japan to visit us. These are her thoughts on the trip. It was a magical 9 days for me and delightful for the husband. She is welcome in our home anytime.
I was recently in Japan, visiting a good friend while nurturing and growing a better understanding and relationship with her when I realized that she had given me so much more than simply a place to lay my head while I was visiting. Diana opened not only her home to me, she opened her heart, she bared her soul, and she lived with me. Not just lived in the sense that we occupied the same space at the same time; more like she LIVED with me, experiencing things parallel to me, noticing things that I had not noticed and pointing them out, sharing her very different and unique perspectives, and living simultaneously yet very differently. This is the sort of sharing with another human being that I have not done in quite a long time, and I did it very deliberately while relishing each and every moment, remembering to be thankful for…
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Cat Hoarders Suck!
Right now I just want to unleash on the cat hoarders of the world. Watching Hoarders on tv with Her, just pissed me off. 28 cats, 13 dead and he had no clue they were even ill.
Legendary Actors-Epic Characters
No matter the movie I always see Michael Keaton as Batman...well since he did the role that is. Val Kilmer is Doc Holiday. Gary Oldman is Dracula. Sally Field is Frog from Smokey and the Bandit. Harrison ford is Indiana Jones. Robin Williams is the wacky Professor of Dead Poets Society. I know there are … Continue reading Legendary Actors-Epic Characters
I Scoffed at My Cold
Perhaps against my better judgement the husband and I went out yesterday. It was a bit cold walking to the train station but I had a jacket and a very nice scarf wrapped around my neck keeping me warm.The scarf was a gift to myself...kinda. Thanks to Jasmine at Flux and Flow I was introduced … Continue reading I Scoffed at My Cold