Monday, April 15, 2019

Meaning

 
When I saw this I literally laughed out loud!

If you don't get it, then click HERE or HERE or both.

Friday, April 12, 2019

Wednesday, April 10, 2019

Throw back

On Sun I opened up my photo storage boxes and looked through a bunch of old photos, looking for something specific.  During my search I found a couple of OLD photos of me that I thought would be fun to share.
This photo was taken 27 years ago, in the spring of 1992.  I was 28 years old.  I was on vacation visiting family, friends, and destinations in CA and one of my stops was Hollywood where my uncle and his wife lived.  I believe she took this photo of me standing next to the door at Gucci on Rodeo Dr in Beverly Hills.  The sunglasses in my hair had tortoise shell frames and I loved them.

Yes, I was significantly thinner.  And blonder.  I used to spray Sun In on my hair and then use a blow dryer to achieve this natural, sun-kissed blonde look.  Between the Jams shorts, mock neck shirt and beachy blonde hair, I was serving up Surfer Dude Realness, Huntee.  Believe it or not, this was BEFORE I came 'out'.

Fast forward 3 years and there's this:
This photo was taken 24 years ago in the spring of 1995.  I was 31 years old. I was on vacation in Key West FL with my boyfriend at the time and another couple.  I think we stayed at the Island House resort.  We were out to dinner (I don't remember where) when my boyfriend took this photo.  Again I have blonde, dramatic hair but at least I was 'out' by this time.

I think I'm going to find a few more old photos to share.  They're funny to look at, but they also conjur up good ol' memories.

Monday, April 08, 2019

Social weekend

I convinced Spouse and Steven & Thad to go to FURst Friday, a monthly happy hour sponsored by our local (gay male) bear social group. 
We had a fun time!  I chatted with several current friends whom I see more on Facebook than in person, and also met several new people.  Its a very casual, relaxed environment and I'm sure we'll go to future FURst Fridays.

Afterward the 4 of us went to dinner at Summer House.  The food was fine but not terrific.  At least the portion size was good.  I had enough to take home and eat for lunch the next day.

On Sat I worked (as usual) and then Spouse & I went to dinner at Mama Maria's, which was new to us.  The food was very good so I'm sure we'll go back.  Later that evening I didn't feel like staying in so I went to see the Legends show.  Yes, the same Legends show that I perform in.  I'm typically not there when I don't perform so I never actually see the show as a spectator, so it was fun to do that.  My friend Rick was there so we hung out a bit before and after the show.  

Then I walked over to the Pond for their Studio 54 disco party.  
I love disco music, and I'd seen online that they were encouraging disco-era costumes (I didn't dress up) so I thought it would be fun, and it was.  The music was great - I knew all the words to all the songs - and some people really went all out on their disco attire.  It was fun!

On Sun Spouse & I did a few things around the house, ran some errands, and then met up with Steven & Thad for dinner at Ruby Tuesday.  I was craving a good salad bar.  While there I ran into some clients to whom I'd sold a home several years ago, so I chatted with them a bit to see how they were doing.

It was a fun, social weekend.

Wednesday, April 03, 2019

Appreciation

Last evening I went to a realtor appreciation party sponsored by one of our local home builders.  Every year they invite realtors to a nice party with free food, booze, and prize drawings. Builders count on realtors to bring their buyers to their new communities, and to show their appreciation this builder has an appreciation party every year.

This year's party was held in a penthouse party room in an oceanfront hotel.  As you can imagine, the views of the beach and ocean were incredible from that height.  I tried to take a selfie in front of the view but there was too much light so the view was washed out.

Several of my realtor friends were there so I took some selfies with them.





The builder's sales reps were also there so it was fun to chat with them as well as my realtor friends.  The food was really good and who doesn't like free food and booze?

Monday, April 01, 2019

Yumminess

Over the weekend Steven & Thad and Spouse & I had dinner at Iron Hill Brewery, which has become one of my favorite places.  The crowd is our age or younger, the staff is a mix of hipsters and regular folks, and the food is really good.  They have a 'scratch kitchen' which means they make all the food, rather than getting food from huge suppliers that is microwaved or dressed with a sauce or something.

Iron Hill brews their own beers so I decided to have a couple (free) samples that sounded good, then selected one to have with dinner.
I started with their soup of the day which was roasted poblano soup.  It was creamy and delicious!
For my entree I ordered what is actually an appetizer, but was the perfect accompaniment to the soup, the Thai chicken lettuce wraps.  The chicken was nicely seasoned with hints of lemongrass, and the spicy peanut sauce had a really nice after burn.  It was really good!

I'm eager to go back and do it again!

Friday, March 29, 2019

Wednesday, March 27, 2019

Laughter


Ever notice how some people will laugh after telling you something that was painful to them?

Monday, March 25, 2019

Pillow talk

Yesterday Spouse & I were out and stopped in at a store that often has cute stuff that's affordable (ie: impulse buys) when lo and behold we see this pillow:

Yes, it is a pillow with the rear end of a '59 Cadillac the same color as Big Ella!  We looked and looked in hopes of finding a 2nd one, since a pair is always nice, but could only find this one.  But at just $5.99 it was such a deal we bought the single pillow anyway.

How cool that the only pillow they had like this was the 'correct' color??

Friday, March 22, 2019

Wednesday, March 20, 2019

Taxing

I've had our tax information ready for about a month.  Well, most of it.

Our taxes are kind of complicated because I'm technically self-employed so I've got deductible business expenses to keep track of, which I do a pretty good job of throughout the year.  We also have a couple of rental properties with their deductible expenses, which I also do a good job of keeping up with throughout the year.

Its those darn retirement accounts!  Spouse has like 3 of them from previous jobs and I have 2.  They send quarterly statements but of course I can never find the end-of-year one when its time to prepare the tax spreadsheets for the accountant.

Maybe I'll just make up the missing info this year.

Monday, March 18, 2019

Topless

Amongst all the cold and rainy weather we've had recently, there was a warm and sunny day which happened to correspond with my day off.  You know what that means...
Yep, I went topless!

What a treat to have such terrific weather on my day off so I could actually enjoy it.

Monday, March 11, 2019

Donuts

While in Puerto Vallarta in late January for Beep Dip I saw a guy wearing trunks with donuts on them.  I thought how funny/appropriate that he'd wear them to a bear-related event.  And while there is no shortage of shops selling swimwear in Puerto Vallarta, I didn't see anything like them.

So imagine my surprise when a couple weeks later my daily email from Zulilly.com contained a special for donut trunks!  And... they were only $12.99 plus shipping!

So of course I ordered them.
Please ignore the 'donut' around my waist.

Friday, March 08, 2019

Back to the future

I recently treated myself to these cool new sunglasses.

I say 'treated' only because I paid $18.59 for them on Amazon (with free 2-day shipping as a Prime member) which is more than I typically pay for sunglasses.  Several pairs were under $10. and a couple actually came from Dollar Tree so they were a buck.

But I really like these!  They are just one material; no lens fitting inside a frame.  The lens and frame are all the same; just 1 piece. I think they're really cool.

I wore them to a home inspection and as I got out of the car and met the inspector (whom I know pretty well) he asked "Where'd you come from, back to the future?"  I laughed and agreed that my sunglasses have a futuristic look.

What do you think?

Monday, March 04, 2019

Weekend recap

This past weekend our dear friends Kerry & Hugh and Kelly & Jeff came for a visit.

Its been their custom for many years to participate in the Polar Bear Plunge the 1st weekend in Feb.  Notice I said "their" custom.  They would plunge into the frigid cold ocean while Spouse held their dog Chopper and I filmed them.

But about 3 years ago they decided they were tired of doing that, but still wanted to come for a visit.  Since Spouse & I have been away the last 3 years during that first weekend in Feb, we've picked a mutually convenient winter weekend for our dear friends to visit.  This year it was this past weekend.

They arrived on Sat right at lunchtime so we wasted little time deciding where to go for lunch.  Actually, we went to the same place we often go for lunch with them, our local diner.  Afterward we hung out at the house and talked and laughed and caught up on all kinds of goings on.  Before we knew it it was time for dinner so we took them to our newest favorite place Iron Hill Brewery.  The vibe is lively and the food is fresh and delicious.
Our gang
Afterward we talked until each of us began to fade so we went to bed.

Sun morning we enjoyed coffee and bagels for breakfast followed by more relaxing, talking, and laughing.  We were going to go for a walk around town but the sky looked a bit too threatening so we turned the walk into a driving tour.  They got to see and hear a portion of what I do as a realtor.  Then we went to Crooked Hammock for lunch before they packed up and headed home.
Kelly & Jeff
We had a terrific visit!  They are such dear friends and we always have so much fun together.

Friday, March 01, 2019

Cold

Its been rainy and cold recently, but the sun finally busted out, at least for a day.