Saturday, August 27, 2011

saturday

and i'm in bodega bay and at the most gorgeous beach house. i'm happy chris is dating smeone rich becuase i get to benefit from it. hahahha...thanks Julie!!! and happy birthday!

we went the giants game first and was about 4 rows from the veeeeeeeeeery top behind home plate. we left 7th inning for the 1.5 hour drive to bodega bay. most everyone was still up so we chatted til about midnight and all headed to bed.

today we're just gonig to do a barefoot hike and then i'm heading home in chris' car. THANKS KODY!

Thursday, August 25, 2011

medical mystery SOLVED!

i had to go the dr this morning becuas ei woke up two days ago to my right middle finger adn thumb completely swollen and itchy. i just covered it up and wore my rubber gloves to keep it protected. but i woke up this morning to now my index finger swollen and itchy and slightly part of my left hand too.

they coudnt; figure it out at UC Davis but gave me some cortisone and suggested i take benadryl as it's probably an allergic reaction. when i went to rite aid, i was telling darcy about my dilemma dn the woman behind me asked me if i wore any type of rubber gloves. well of COURSE i have been (have a Key West cold sore and i always wear gloves hwen i have one of those) and she said thats probably what it was.

i called and left a message for the dr. to tell her what it possible cuold be and she calls back and leavse me a message to, get this: NOT WEAR THOSE GLOVES ANYMORE. really? Thanks for that becuase i was JUST making a body suit out of those gloves to protect me from flea bites too so thank you!!!

p.s. my typing sucks but YOU try typing wiht 7 fingers.

yesterday i rear ended a chick at the chevron station. she got out of her car and screamed at me "what the fuck are you doing?" then she started to cry. I'm like WTF! so ig et ot and ask her what's the matter and she's trying to figure out why i hit her. i assured her it's called an 'accident' and to not get so upset asit was just a fender bender and no damage hd been done.

but she kept crying so i felt bad for her. she said she was on welfare and her son was i the hospital; he has no ear and they're doing something i dont' know; i was having a bad day myself. she had no money for gas or groceries so i offered to buy her gas. partly becuase i din't want the police called and i didn't want to go thru insruacne becuase her bmper was effed up. not becuase o fme but i was afriad i'd have to replace the whole thing anyway.

then she calms down and asks me for money. so i aske her how much she wants: $60. i tel lher i'll giv eyou $40. can yo umake it $60? Um, no..thats about $10 worth of damage so she settleed for $40. course my atm doen'st work since they ut a fraud alert due to my florida trip so she settels for a carton of smokes. $50.

i' pisse at myself becase now i realize she probably didn't have insurance and she woud have dropped the whole damn thing but since the deed has been done, i just have to assure myself i helped someone who kinda needed some help. and since they were marlboro reds, i ddn't want them anyway.

Wednesday, August 24, 2011








Monday, August 22, 2011

bummer



i am officially ugly. This guy chased me around the island all day sunday and called me repeatedly as if we were going to get married. really?




Now THIS guy is interested in me according to Susan who finally texted me back last night after i texted her after our dive trip. REALLY? AM i THAT ugly???



No wonder my ex wants nothing to do with me. i'm not CRAZY...i'm UGLY! cuz he looooved this:



maybe this is the motivation to lose weight or i'm going to be fucking alone for the rest of my life. hahaha...glad i have kody.

Sunday, August 21, 2011



thunder....



video

Day 7 - key west

I went to my little french bakery on my 'last' day here to enjoy one last delicious bakery b'fast. on the way, at this million dollar home i saw my favorite little critter on the pillar. These are ALL over the place...and they are darling and range from as big as your pinky to the size of a hand.




I didn't do much else the rest of the day but pack my stuff and hang out in the pool with the regulars. They had a Tequila sunset party around 4 so i had one and went to my room to shower and get ready for dinner with Robin and Keith.





we went to Abondanza where Robin and i split a manicotti in a tomato cream sauce and each had a glass of wine.



I love key west becuase you cannot wear makeup; it just slides right off.

Robin likes to do "Sears" poses so we had to do a gay Sears pose:


After that we headed to the Hyatt wharf where we were going to do another sunset cruise (this time on a sailboat) but there was a storm hanging out and we decided not to go.



Instead, we decided to go the Better than Sex which is an AMAZING dessert restaurant.





Their cocktail glasses are dipped in any kind of sauce (chocolate, caramel, whte chocolate) and filled with any kind of wine or champagne. I had the 10 year old port (out of 20; 30 too expensive) dipped in a dark chocolate.





It doesn't look dark becuase i had to use a flash. They keep their restaurant veeeeeeeeery dark and it's only lit by candles and cheesy brothel type lighting. the only way you could look at the menu was to click on the little flashlights they leave you....i liked that.


I had the Tongue Bath Truffle and substituted the raspberry sorbet with their homemade vanilla bean ice cream. It's a delicious flourless chocolate cake, which is my FAV!


Keith had the "special" which was the Banana Bazooka







Suzanne had the Jungle Fever




Dave had the Team Cream which was their amazing version of Creme Brulee. and Robin had the same thing i did.




after that, we headed home and the group hung out on the balcony reminiscing and that's when i needed to go because i was tired, full and kinda ready to go home.


The next morning, Suzanne picked me up at 8am and took me to the Key West airport so i coudl get my rental car. When i came back, i helped Robin and Keith move to their new unit since they were staying another week and after that we all went to Camilles for our goodbye breakfast.



I hit the road after saying goodbye. I was kinda glad to get going. It was an AMAZING vacation and I met some awesome people. I reeeeeeeeally loved Suzanne. It took a while for her to warm up to me; she basically would only talk to Robin the day we were on teh boat; course she's known her for 20 years and me one day but by the end of the day, I won her over. Plus, she burps JUST like me. i was amazed that that tiny little southern flower could let out like me and it was hilarious when she did. the night we were to do the sunset cruise was when we bonded over our disdain of our jobs. I talked to her in detail about her unhappiness and assured her i feel exactly the same way. she said she wished she had met me earlier so we could have hung out more. that was so sweet...you can tell she's particular about whom she befriends as am I.


I have to say, i would never want to live in key west or florida for that matter. it's friggin' hot and it NEVER cools down. you can't even open the doors at night! i also got attacked by sand fleas my whole trip there, of course. i am a sugar cube to biting bugs.



also, florida's freeway system is HORRIBLE!!!! oh my god. i did a little bit of screaming in my rental car becuase i had no idea where the fuck i was half the time. and i left in plenty of time to catch my plane but i was getting very nervous. i didn't even bother to fill up my rental car because at that point, i just didn't care about the $45 fee; i just wanted to get the hell in the airport.

of course, i had two hours to kill before my plane got there but still...it was very stressful.



My lovely brother picked my ass up at 11pm saturday night and i was greatful for that. he brought billy too which saved kody's ass a bit becuase i got my dog-beating needs out a little on him first. and Kody, as sweet as he can be, will not leave me alone. he did the whole spinny thing when i got home which is the first time he's really ever expressed his joy at seeing me. why coudn't he have been 11 his whole life!



he woudn't go to sleep either...he wanted to play and be petted and i did that for about an hour before i just had to go down.



we had our walk this morning, and i got my coffee and now it's unwind, decompress and a get shit done day.

i feel pretty refreshed, a little weird, slightly hopeful, a bit skeptical...but i'm gonna live my life like i'm on a solo vacation and take each day as it comes and see what unfolds....


Thursday, August 18, 2011

Day 6 key west




I'm invading Cuba. they need a good dictator to keep them safe & happy. who's with me?



Pretty mellow day today. we had TWO storms and i just sat and watched both of them. i rode my bike to starbucks and had a mocha. i tried to blog there but it was tiny and the signals out on this island really suck so i gave up and rode back home.




i cruised over to the public beach to hang out in the hammock in read but they wanted money for me to do that...can you believe that?? Money to lay in a hammock. so i had to settle for our crappy chaise lounges.



at 6:00 i headed over to the casa marina pier to catch the sunset catamaran trip. i LOVE these boats!!!! I sat at the front thingie the whole trip. coudn't have been happier. no socializing for me tonight...




this was my view...besides everything else in front of me






then theyput up the sails...not it's basically silence except for the wind...GOD!




you can lay in those netted areas...kinda cool






that was it. went home, went to bed, went to sleep. : )

Wednesday, August 17, 2011

day 5 - key west


Blogger is probably the worst venue to blog on but i'll have to make do becuase i'm on a tiny laptop with weak wireless signal so i'll take what i can get and be greatful for it! This day is not in order...i did the boating trip on the 2nd half of the day.



tuesday night i met that awesome gruop of people who invited me on their boat the next day. I was sitting out on the chaise lounge waiting for them to show up. So a boat starts coming my way and i get up to make my way to the beach and tell the guy sitting there...there's my ride! got i love my life!



and it wasn't for me...hahah...so i started to worry that maybe they forgot about me or decided not to go and had no way of telling me that...but i was wrong...HERE they are!



Parasailing is, of course, huge in key west. not interested myself but here we are directly beneath two riders.



the boat ride to boca grande was about 30 minutes. these two (suzanne adn robin) are time resort friends only. i think that's kinda cool. they see each other once a year and have been for over 20 years. suzanne now lives in key west and this is her and her husbands boat.



queer shot of two people taking pix of each other...hahah



I only wanted to get the corona bottle with the back drop but they took the pix of me WITH the corona instead. whatever...it's all good.



that is a little mangroveisland. key west is dotted with tiny islands all over the place. There is ONE island that has only one house on it on that entire island and a very eccentric man lives there now. guess what i really wanted to do that day?


water is like glass....


aaaaaaaaaaaaand this is what we did for the next 4 hours. ate fruit, cheese, crackers and drank beer. i thought i had SPF30 on but i only had 15 and i only applied it before i left so i'm a bit of a fried egg right now.


this is on our way back to the main island. believe it or not, i am NOT drunk. well...just drunk on pure joy!!!







I left the group and went and had dinner at Blue Heaven. it was SUPER expenseiveand not really that great but it was fun.



a word of advice: do NOT feed the chickens here. this little greedy bitch decided i was too slow with my rations and jumped up ON my table. look at her looking at me like COMME ONE!! MORE FOOD!



kEY wEST'S MOTTO:



I stopped by this little bar for a night cap and met another couple fromBoston






I want this hammock. and the guy in it.




this is how i started my day. at my fav little french bistro with a rum sugar lime crepe and a croissant.



then i stopped in the butterfly sanctuary. amazing!!!



LOVED these ceramic ants all over the wall.



a little sleepy tree frog



the sanctuary was completely open. a butterfly flew right in my face~ these are all the pix from there...














there are all kinds of quail and little tropical birds everywhere too








action shot





this is an atlas moth. it's the size of two open hands thumb to thumb














so tonight is the sunset champagne cruise on a catamaran. never been on one of those. that's all i have planned today. i rented a bike again and went to starbucks this mronign to blog but it was too much of a PIA so i'm home righ tnow finshing up. gotta shave and head out...yay!