4 days ago
Monday, May 23, 2016
A woman in Detroit reported that she had a chicken hanging around in her yard. She would not have minded but the thing showed up and cock a doodled at 5:30 a.m. every morning. No neighbors were raising yard bird and it was determined that the poor thing may have been used in cock fighting and somehow made a run for it. Animal control would take care of the bird-on-the-run. The woman said she now cannot even eat a chicken breast.
Friends in Dexter spotted a coyote hanging around in their yard and found this appearance very unsettling due to the fact that they ARE raising chickens. Those exotic beauty of fowl will have to be watched very carefully until the bounty on the poor 'yote' is honored. Nobody wants to see the critter with chicken feathers hanging off his lips. Personally, I think that coyotes are cute and it's not their fault that they are being squeezed out of their homes. I'll keep you 'abreast' of the situation.
At Luiggi's on Saturday night, galpal Kristin and I viewed a whole another fowl creature. A woman sitting near us at the bar, had her blouse completely open. Completely. And being braless, she was totally exposed. Luckily we had finished dinner and were paying our tab. Her date seemed rather amused at his view, but me and Ms. K. were appalled. In what world is that appropriate? I'd be totally chicken to try it! Those two giant cutlets have me put off from Luiggi's Parmesean Pollo for awhile-and also cantaloupe melons!
And in an unrelated but wild event, Kristin and I witnessed what we think was a bobcat while walking the Metro Beach trail. About 20 feet from us, a very large cat came stalking through the weeds, grabbed a live snake in it's jowls and scampered off. I have never seen or heard of a bobcat here, but I'm telling you, we saw a wild cat of some sort. It actually was pretty amazing.
That's it for me, dears. Life never ceases to amaze me! xoxo
Monday, May 16, 2016
On rare occasions I like to treat myself to the ultimate in sensual pleasure. A full body experience I like to call a 'cakegasm'. Yes friends, a dark chocolate lava cake is my pleasure. I indulge rarely and it's worth it in every way.
Cake..Caaakaaahhhh. Even saying it is delicious. As kids we would beg for my Mom's homemade sheet cake in all it's chocolate gooeyness-consuming large squares of it, before bolting outside and burning it all off. Or it's more glamorous cousin, Red Velvet Cake. That cake for desert, could turn a mediocre meatloaf dinner into a 5 star dining experience. It's still one of my favorites. As an adult, I also love carrot cake-you know, the healthy sounding cake. As I plunge into the cream cheese frosting, my eyes roll back in my head and I almost believe it! Why does devil's food cake always taste better than angel food cake? And how about 'wedding white cake'? Undoubtedly it's the best part of the whole celebration. I will eat a four course reception dinner with all the capacity of a sparrow, saving room for when they finally cut that cake! Me and that fluffy white cake with the sweet, thick frosting-now there's a match made in heaven. And always I take a slice home wrapped up for later, sometimes necessitating licking the napkin to enjoy the sweetness. I've never been able to put it under my pillow and dream sweet dreams. More like roll around in sweet crumbs.
When something special happens to us, it's the icing on the cake. For sure, just make sure mine is spread on extra thick. Have your cake and eat it too? Never understood that one. As opposed to saving it? Giving it away? Having cake is ONLY about eating it too. When something is easy it is referred to as a 'piece of cake'. All good things=CAKE.
Whether she truly said it or not, I agree with Marie Antoinette, "Let them eat cake!" As possible 2016 presidential platform? Different and better than the ones we have been hearing, that's for sure. A sure vote getter for me!
Have a great sweet week my darling cupcakes and if things get rough, eat some cake. Feel the magic! xo
Monday, May 9, 2016
At four I arrived at Rosa's to a good crowd already milling about. My sister had me all set up and even had flowers on the table. The reading went well and this time there were questions. People genuinely wanted to know about addiction and how they could help. Again, as I signed books, I heard more stories of heartache and pain.
Two days later I am still smiling. I have two more readings scheduled in the future and I promise I will be more relaxed. I ordered another stash of books today and am anxious to get more feedback. I'm not gonna lie, I am still smiling.
Thank you to my family and friends who supported me in my dream. xo