Monday, June 13, 2011

Summertime is here!! Pic of the week!!

Since already we are seeing 98 degree weather, even in the evenings, I thought this week's pic would set the mood...to cool you off or does it heat you up?? Picture is courtesy of my good friends at www.redhotphatgirlz.com



Happy Monday

Sitting here with a massive headache but decided I should update my blog since I haven't updated it in a while. Have been a very busy gal since memorial day weekend where I went to a lake with some friends. It was so relaxing cooking out and just sitting beneath the trees, enjoying what little cool breezes we could. I had a good time. I really had wanted to work on my tan, but the heat was just unbearable, even in the shade. In the sun, I do not think I would have been a very happy camper. 


The weekend before this, I went on a dolphin cruise. It was lots of fun and we even saw several dolphins, not to mention tons of jellyfish and even a couple sting rays. It was a great weekend, even though I went home sunburned with a very bright red face!! I even dined at the famous Coleman's Restaurant. I know you probably never heard of it, but it was what started old time comedian Jimmy Durante saying his famous line,"Good night, Mrs. Calabash wherever you are." Rumor has it Jimmy and his pals dined here years ago and loved the food and Southern hospitality  and told the owner, Mrs. Coleman that he was going to make her famous. Locals still believe this according to the story on their menu. However, according to Wikipedia, Durante's wife loved the food in the restaurant and nicknamed her "Mrs. Calabash". (the town the restaurant is in, plus the area is famous for seafood cooked Calabash style...deep fried in a batter) After his wife died, he missed her greatly and in memory to her, at the closing of every show he would say "good night" to her (in code) so she would know he was thinking of her up in Heaven. Either story, I think is interesting. So we enjoyed dining at this restaurant overlooking the ocean.


I love the ocean, even though I do not care for swimming in it. I don't swim in lakes really either. I used to but as I got older the creepy factor took over. I don't like sharing my swimming space with other living creatures. If I want to swim with fish, I would jump in an aquarium!! lol Actually, I didn't mind the ocean in Florida,mostly because it was so pretty blue and warm. Unfortunately for me, I am not going to Florida anytime soon. :(


So that is what Ms. Chanel has been up to. Oh, I got my hair done this week. It looks really cool. I guess not many of you realize that my hair is dark because the majority of my pics show me with blonde hair of some sort. I changed my hair for simplicity last fall but I never was 100% on board with it. The hair stylist dyed it the wrong color to start. I requested dark golden blonde,my natural shade and she dyed it dark golden brown. Since then it has faded and you can see the natural gold in it more now but it is still way darker than I wanted it. I get a lot of compliments on my new dark color but I have always been more of a blonde, most of my life. So anyway, I had blonder streaks added to the front of my hair framing my face, as well as 2 hot pink/magenta streaks!! It looks awesome!! The only pic I have is crappy...the lighting is bad and it looks like I have big chunks of other colors in my hair, not too mention I have no make up on in that pic!! THAT alone makes me not want to post it!! lol I am serious though...I do not like me with no make up...you will see why. lol Anyway,so that is what I have been up to. As for future plans, I am going to the beach this upcoming weekend. Myrtle Beach,SC to be exact. I am so excited!! But I am so not looking forward to all the pre-vacation preparation that is involved, the packing, the lists (yes, I am one of those planning people that makes lists lol) the shopping, the laundry, the finding the stuff from last year that you haven't seen since last year....etc. I will be sure to take lots of pics and post some when I return. Here's hoping I get a nice tan and no sunburn, oh and also no rain while I am away!! lol
Note the sunburn. lol




Thursday, June 2, 2011

Picture of the Week

Since I haven't posted online as often as I had hoped, I decided I am going to try to do a picture of the week. Hopefully, this will make up for me not posting as often. I will hopefully be back on track next week...it has been very busy around here and I am going away this weekend. I will fill you in next week. Until then, enjoy todays picture of the day.In honor of Memorial Day and our veterans....