Monday, May 31, 2010

even more cards... I'm on a roll!

Inside sentiment of card below: and so little cake!

The only difference between the cats cards is the cardstock and ribbon. One uses a light blue and the other a light purple.

Saturday, May 29, 2010

Red Robin

Last week I travelled to Cincinnati for a training class. One night we went to the local Red Robin for burgers and fun. Here are the parental units:
David and Shelley:
Not pictured: Lisa, Diane, Lucas, Vikki, and Brian. How did that happen? How did I not get any pics of the whole gang? Next time...

Wednesday, May 19, 2010

Ohio Birdhouse for the Florida birds!

I have tried to customize my yard to attract wildlife and the birds are building nests in the pine forest in the front yard and also using the one small bird house in the back yard.

Well, my mom's neighbor made this birdhouse for me!!! I just have to figure out how to hang it or attach it to the fence or something.

I have a few Florida license plates in my garage if anyone wants to make more houses for me!! I will pay you for your time and effort. Big houses, small houses, any will do and the use of the plates isn't a requirement either. Although they do add to the whimsy. My FL plates are personalized and they would look great on the houses.

HAIR on broadway and again at Demens Landing!

HAIR three times in less than 2 weeks! If you read my blog you know that a few of us went to the local production of hair a while back. Well, last week I was in NJ and took the opportunity to go to the city and see the broadway production with my cousin Beth.
Sunday night I took Bailey to the last performance of the local production in St. Pete. People think I'm crazy (I'm crazy, you're crazy, we're all crazy, let's shake on it) but it is one of my favorite plays and the movie is in the watch-every-6-months-or-so-rotations. I think I am a reincarnated flower child... or maybe I was a Vietnam sacrifice reincarnated and am here to live the life that was totally stolen from me?
That's Imitation Elsie waiting to get into the theatre....

Chris Thomas King - Skipper's Smokehouse

over 10 million records and still going strong.... I missed him the last time he appeared at Skipper's and was happy (obviously!) to see him on this last night of his tour of the east coast.

Smart man, he has the rights to his music and has his own label:

Lots of videos on You Tube and here's a few links:

Tuesday, May 18, 2010

Cage the Elephant, State Theater, St. Pete FL 05/14/10

Last Friday I took Bailey and Jessica to see Cage the Elephant. Very high energy show. If you like the band's music, take the time to go see them live. They are from Bowling Green, KY and were originally known as "Perfect Confusion." How appropriate. We girls had a blast and just watching him twirl around made me tired. He was in constant motion.
This is his first crowd surf:
Adorable Bailey during the show:
After the show. His sweat has dried somewhat.
Immediately after the show. I look like a deer in headlights. Self portrait taken as he exited the back of the club. He crowd surfed his way out and I happened to be at the back. I stayed up front most of the show. He was totally wet from sweat. So wet that after he hugged me I was sweaty too. I'll never wash that shirt. LOL

One video I shot - opening song:

Thursday, May 6, 2010

Imitation Elsie is back in Ohio ...again

IE loved riding in this car.
Here is IE with the screaming turtle candy jar. I never knew this thing was so popular.
Most trips to Ohio involve a trip to the Esther Price candy store. This trip was no different.
Here's IE with a photo of Esther. I'm glad her family has carried on the tradition.
Elsie in the pansies.

Get the Challenger!

This was a fun car to have for the weekend in Ohio. I didn't get too crazy with it... good thing it wasn't the Hemi.

Imitation Elsie visits the Hemingway Home in Key West

This is his writing studio.
This is bed with two of the resident cats. There are 47 living on the grounds. The cats are polydactyl which means they have extra toes. Some of you may remember my cat Rocky. She had extra toes on three of four paws. Polydactyl cats are also known (around here anyway...) as Hemingway Cats. He had a cat years ago named Snowball and all of the cats on the property are descendents of Snowball.
I hope you enjoy the following pics of a few of the Hemingway cats and Imitation Elsie. :)

This kitty took an interst in IE and then took a swat:
This big fluff also took a little interest and gave her a sniff.This big grey and white kitty walked up behind the solid black cat to do a little investigation. When IE moved a little because their noses touched, the cat did one of those crazy backwards jumps .... see the next blurry photo.
When a cat has kittens, they are kept in a HUGE cage during tour hours. People are encouraged to visit and chat with them to get them acclimated to their living environment. These kittens were adorable. There were four in this litter and one is a polydactyl. The legacy continues.
The property is bordered by a brick wall and this company (Purrfect Fence!!) has installed netting like stuff to ensure the cats don't leave the grounds. The trees have a plastic sleeve thingy on their trunks so they can't climb too high and jump over. I'm not sure why any cat would want to leave this paradise.
The property also has a pet cemetery and there are many headstones and markers.