Monday, October 13, 2014

Wreck 'Em - Burn The British

What is it about Eating Breakfast Out in a Coffee Shop? 
I can make Eggs at Home.
We have a very nice Coffee Maker and a Fancy Toaster.
But We don't have one of These at our House
Wouldn't It Be Nice?
So instead of lolling around in our pj's all day we actually got dressed on a Sunday and drove to Coronado, California to have Breakfast at Clayton's Coffee Shop.
This place is so old school that they don't even have a website or a Facebook page or anything!
mmm...  pie 
This is how you can tell that we're in Southern California. Hot sauce on every table. 
Requisite Bathroom Selfie.
OK Employees. Now get in here and Wash Your Hands!
And just because I Love a dose of Local Slang, check out this list of Good Old American Luncheonette Lingo right HERE
Did you figure out what I ordered?
And now for your listening pleasure please insert a 25 cents and press D9.
*Bonus points if you know what 86 means! 

Thursday, September 25, 2014

Acceptable, Repectable, Presentable, A Vegetable

     happily, joyfully, playfully
And all the birds in the trees, well they'd be singing so happily, joyfully, playfully watching me.
Hey There.
I'm Back.
Here. These are for you
thrifted 90's rayon dress
yawn ~ the same damn flip flops
I had planned a completely different outfit for my return to Blogsylvania but it has been so Hot around here that I'm actually wearing my most breezy baggy sweat proof dress. Wheh!
Lithium crystal necklace
whatever works. right?
How Have You All been??????
I've been checking in with you from time to time while I was away on my little trip to the outside world. My but you're a Busy Bunch.
I really don't have much to say except that it's Nice To Be Back.
It's So Hot that Pancake and I have been going for drives in the car with the windows down just so we can get a little breeze.
This song was playing on the car radio today and even though I really don't especially like "hot sax"  I will forgive dear Roger Hodgson because The Logical Song just says it all.
Dig it Dig Dig it YEAH! 
And I am totally cheating here because Spy Girl Anne's link up is Plaid but I'm gonna go with the hot Autumn theme. 
Linking up with Sacramento's Share-in-Style Autumn because even though it's 80 degrees outside it IS officially Autumn.
And honestly, what we do without Patti's Visible Monday? Of course I'm linking up!

Thursday, July 10, 2014

Taking A Breather

Juergen Teller

I am not the most prolific blogger, that's for sure! 
Posts from snow in the air are few and far between.
If I took a break in blogging I'm pretty certain that very few people would even notice.
But I am not one to sneak out of the back door at a party without saying a word.
For right now I need to take a little break from the Land O' Blog to take care of my health.
Nothing serious. Just Basic Boring Stuff. And I WILL BE BACK. Yes Indeedy.
I'll be reading your blogs and will most likely continue commenting like the chatterbox that I am.

I will be updating my dreamy tumblr
You can follow me there at :
And of course there is ALWAYS Pinterest
You can follow me there where I am known as Constance Snow



Sunday, June 29, 2014

I'm In The Fast Lane From LA To Tokyo

"First things first I'm the realist."
After my last post, many of you commented on my nice house. Thank you so much!! I'm working on it. But I don't want to give anyone the impression that I am one of those Look-At-My-Gorgeous-Home/Children/Cooking/Fashion/LIFE kind of blogs. I LOVE those kind of blogs. I really do. But around here it's more of a Warts-And-All kind of situation. 
Oops. Burned my toast AGAIN! I actually like burned food. I think that means I have some sort of vitamin deficiency or something.
I'll doctor it up with some sunflower seed butter and chia seeds. That should help.
I read the New York Times while I eat breakfast. Even though we live thousands of miles away from New York I just HAVE TO read the New York Times. I never ever read the local newspaper. I have No Idea what is going on around here.
This is my view every morning. Doggy bottom and a bag o' poop.
I lead such a glamorous life.
I know for a fact that some of you walk out of your door EVERY DAY looking like a Million Bucks.
This is how I walk out of my door.
20 year old straw hat ~ needs repair
vintage prescription Ray Bans
souvenir t-shirt from my insurance company for crying out loud!
cut-off grey sweat pants ~ classy!
Reef flip flops.  Reef makes the BEST flip flops. They have an arch support. No kidding!

"Let's get drunk on the mini-bar."
It has been so long since I've been able to wear "real" shoes that I have acquired a rather impressive flip flop tan line.
My dusty unworn shoe pile. Sigh...
This is my Inspiration Board. It explains A Lot. I haven't even gotten around to hanging on the wall.
This is Winda, the first doll I ever owned. She gives my family the creeps so she has to live in the closet.
Winda is so Punk Rock. This is her original 1950's dress.
"You should want a bad bitch like this."
The experts say that as you get older you should learn a new skill in order to keep your mind nimble. I decided to memorize the lyrics to rap songs so that when they finally haul me off to "the home" I'll probably be mumbling about pimps and ho's. I decided to start with "Fancy" by Iggy Azalea because I thought it would be easy. I performed it for my daughter and the look on her face was either Horror or Delight. It was hard to tell.
thrifted polyester lady blouse ~ Goody is right. Polyester is a good summer fabric.
8 year old floppy flares from the sale room at Anthropologie. Love the Anthro sale room.
"I can hold you down like I'm givin' lessons in physics."
All of my clothing must adhere to the Get-Down Rule. I must be able to easily Get Down onto the ground without hurting or embarrassing myself or anyone around me. Then I have to be able to get back up again. Yep.
 I inherited this beautiful 1960's fish necklace from my mother-in-law. She loved her jewelry.
So what do you do to keep YOUR brain working smoothly????? 
I be stuntin' over at Patti's Visible Monday
Hey, who dat over at Anne's 52 Pick-Me-Up?

Saturday, June 7, 2014

Get An Ugly Girl To Marry You

"If  you want to be happy for the rest of your life.
Never make a pretty woman your wife."
Do you know this song by Jimmy Soul? It was a Big Hit in 1963. Of Course it was.
You can listen to it HERE
I come from a long line of SUPERB Housewives.
Some of them were actually very Pretty.
Generations of Spotlessly Clean Rooms,  Fabulous Homemade Dinners, Chubby Scrubbed Faces, Weed Free Gardens, Immaculate Table Manners. That is the Female Tradition in my Family. And I'm pretty certain that was the plan for me.
However, My Natural Inclination is More towards Bohemian Loft Apartments, Smoky Blues Bars and Stay-Up-Late/Cake-For-Breakfast Parenting.
So I've spent my life feeling Sad and Resentful when I'm keeping House
and Giddy but Guilty when I'm Out and About.
I'm not alone here. Am I????
Anyhoo...You are Not my Therapist. PINTEREST is my Therapist!
So here is My Take on that PIN up there.
black linen blouse ~ thrifted
cotton dirndl skirt ~ made by moi - Yes, there are pockets
orthopedic sandals ~ Ecco
I Have Cherries in My Bowl.
That sounds like a Blues Song.
Rainier Cherries. YUM! Thank you Pacific Northwest!
Close-up of my crummy sewing. I avoid button holes like I avoid parallel parking.
I wore this skirt to a party where a 9 year old girl asked me if I made it myself. I guess that pretty much sums up my feeble sewing skills...recognizable by Children!
Jonathan is my long-suffering husband.
 My Mother-in-Law gave me this charm from her bracelet. She had a charm for each of her six - yes - SIX Sons!
And now a brief tour of my soon to be painted kitchen.
toujours la francophile
My Heart is in Montana
My arteries may be clogged
Roses from the garden. Martha Stewart Living. I'm trying...
Still life tableau by the kitchen sink
Lucky Little Pig
I NEVER EVER eat Pigs. They are my Friends.
Some people inherit Money or Art or Jewelry or Property.
I inherited my Grandmother's Bakelite Handle Kitchen Utensils.
See what I mean?
"Say Man!! I saw your wife the other day! Yeah, and she's sure is Ugly-y-y-y!!!"
"Yeah, she's ugly, but she sure can Cook, Baby."

joining the fruit salad over at Mis Papelicos