Monday, April 30, 2012

Mexico 4.12

April 22

Flight wonderful! Pup developed horrible migraine so waiting for the room wasn't easy for him. Had a quick lunch, finally got the room, and Pup slept all afternoon and night.

I took a nap, unpacked, and read/slept all night.

  1. Playa is very international. We hear very little English.
  2. I am skinnier in Playa. ;) Who really knows if this true. I am a believer.
  3. The beach is topless. Pup is a happy man.
  4. I am very sorry I didn't remember a Spanish dictionary.
  5. Ears are still plugged from flight!
  6. I am loving how everyone does not worry about their bodies.

April 23
  1. My husband is not the only man to sneak a feel, a paddling, or a squeeze while applying sunscreen.
  2. Listening to the different languages all around me is quite soothing.
  3. I sleep really good in Mexico. Nine hours per night and naps during the day. It is heavenly.
  4. I have decided that Mojitos contain no sugar.
  5. I'd I get out of here the same size it will have been not only a fun week, but a miraculous week.

April 24

  1. I am never going to worry about my body ever ever again. The different bodies seen in the past couple of days is amazing. It's mind-bending in a way. Not to mention freeing. At home (at least for me) I'm so worried about body image and what others are thinking. Here, it's like, "who gives a rat's ass"? Gotta love that.
  2. American's are so arrogant, dumb, and stuck. We eat fast. We talk fast. We mostly speak one language. A lot of us are rednecks. The American smokers start smoking no matter where they are with no regard for their surroundings. Truly disgusting. Yes, I used to smoke. Are former smokers always critical of smokers? They are loud and smokey.
  3. Europeans take their time. I like that. They relax into their dinner. They talk to each other and enjoy the meal. Much smaller portions as well. Americans wolf their meals while downing all the free drinks they can swallow. Sigh! I am a bitch today.
  4. I could live here. I don't think Pup shares my enthusiasm. He likes it well enough. I'd love to have a tiny place to do family vacations. Wouldn't that be amazing?
  5. Loud people are even louder than me. 
  6. I'm darn quiet at times! I know - hard to believe. 
  7. I do a lot of poopin' in Mexico.
  8. Turned out to be way more than just poopin'. Just sayin'.

April 25

  1. We seriously sleep about 12 hours a day. This is awesome to me, a sometimes insomniac.
  2. We have decided to broach a family vacation with the kidlet's and their respective boys. To Mexico. Next year. My Pup is the best. His idea!
  3. Today, we decided to get crazy and sit in a different place around the pool. So adventurous. You should have seen our vacation representative when I mentioned I'd never been snorkeling. He said, "What is wrong with you"? Hehehe. I will never tell him.  How could I when I don't know?
  4. I've been awake since around 7 a.m. or so. It is 10:30. I could totally take a nap. I think I will.
  5. Observation: never wear a one piece bathing suit to Mexico. Peeing is very tricky. A wet suit is not fun to pull up over your butt.
  6. Chatted with the most charming man from Newcastle, England. I could listen to him all day. He wouldn't teach me any bad words. Shit.
  7. Pup's favorite phrase this trip is "o-blay e-may." You do your own translation.
  8. We decided we are going to fry in hell because we are mean bitches.
  9. I'm sure we have been made fun of as well. I mean, we're not a bag of tortilla chips.
  10. I love tortilla chips.
  11. We were chatting with a couple from Kentucky that won their trip. Now that's spiffy. They were appalled, yet couldn't stop talking about the bare breasts they were seeing. Sparked a conversation about the inappropriateness of breast-feeding in public. My hand is bloody from biting it. No arguments in Mexico please Deborah!
  12. I am no funnier here than I am at home. But I still look skinnier in spite of all the food I'm eating.
  13. Really good food. Every day, at lunch and dinner, there is a new and delicious veggie dish I can eat with a bit of rice. Pup gets his share of ice cream. He's a very happy man.

April 26

  1. 9-10 hours of sleep every night. I cannot get over this.
  2. I have a mysterious rash high on both cheeks. I suspect a sensitivity to whatever the linens are washed  with.
  3. We have not checked our email since Friday, April 20th. Wha???
  4. The ocean is amazing at night.
  5. Pup thinks I need to trip his fantastic every day. He thinks he's on vacation or something. :)
  6. Pup thinks I need to show my boobins. I think I will save these magnificent specimens for those who love me. Again, just sayin.
  7. We were craving some American snacks. Pup went to the drugstore and $25 later we had Doritos and Ruffles. You can take the ugly American away from home, but you can't remove all the ugly.
  8. We wear wristbands like we're part of an entourage. At least that's the story I've concocted in my head.
  9. I love Mexican people. They're so tiny! I'm 5'7", which is not that tall, and most of them come up to my armpit. They are sweet and tolerant.
  10. It's 10:45 a.m. and I am needing a nap.
  11. It's 12:45. No, I didn't sleep that whole time, but a bit of it.
  12. We are inexplicably homesick. Truth be told, Pup and I are homebodies. We like our family, our pets, our home around us. Vacation is fun, but home is lovely.
  13. But I can't lie; I sleep like nothing else here. I'd like to take that home with me.

April 27

  1. We are on our last day. It's gorgeous, warm, I'm sated and happy.
  2. I can't remember the last time I was so relaxed.
  3. Pup has read four books.
  4. I finished the Keith Richard's autobiography. Finally! Of course I am reading four books at the same time. I really am so weird.
  5. We broke down and bought one day of internet access.
  6. We are now on the beach, goofing on the internet like real American idiots.
  7. The couple I met from Newcastle does not even have an email address! No staying in touch with them! They were truly lovely people
  8. The couple from Kentucky never knows when I'm trying to ring their bells. Or they do and are too polite to call me on it.
  9. We leave at 7:00 tomorrow morning. I'm sad and glad at the same time.

April 28

  1. I am eating my goodbye-Mexico breakfast. It is still the most delicious bacon and coffee I've ever had. What is the secret?
  2. I shared my bacon with a skinny hotel cat. My cat at home is seriously spoiled.
  3. I am excited to be going home.
  4. Goodbye Mexico! I adore you so.

Friday, April 20, 2012

Hot Men Friday

Jeffrey Dean Morgan

I couldn't sleep the other night. Well, that's not entirely true. I had been to last-day-of-tax-season happy hour and I do believe I had ordered my fourth drink when we left. Thank you Pup.

So, I fell asleep shortly after we got home and woke up in the middle of the night. Pup was still up and we poked around on our ondemand and found the premier to Magic City.

I liked the broody, stylish way it was filmed. The gorgeous clothes. The gorgeous cast. The dark plot. I might keep watching.

This guy is the lead character.

He's good. Do y'all remember him on Gray's Anatomy a while back? He played a guy stuck in a hospital bed if I remember correctly. He was good to look at and I may have watched only for that reason. I know, I know. Don't judge. Not today at least. I have a headache!
Great smile.
Super good smile.
And I found a couple of these comparisons while poking around. I found this interesting! I guess there could be worse things Jeffrey.
Have a great weekend and hug your hot man or hot woman all weekend long. smooches my hooches

Monday, April 16, 2012

What's on My Blackberry?

It's another load of crap photos on my crush, my BlackBerry.

I had this discussion on Saturday while working with the young and adorable Sam at The Turnstyle.

She and I were talking about iPads and she was giving me tips, because believe me, when faced with newish technology I'm no slouch, but I am also smart enough to always ask a young un for information. They always know everything!

She was telling me how much her momma loves her iPad that she has to pry it out of her momma's grip when she falls asleep. Her momma falls asleep with her iPad! We were laughing pretty hard about that one. But I get it.

Her family is also entirely on the iPhone wagon, as is my Bella and The Big B. My Lorenzo and I are BlackBerry users and quite passionate about them. Pup is an andoid guy. Can I get an amen?

I was holding my little BlackBerry up to my face and cooing and stroking it with unbridled love. Sam was laughing her stylish arse off saying, "I've never known ANYONE who loves a BlackBerry"!

Welcome to my world little Sam!

I do love that thing. It's everything. Smooches my BlackBerry.

Plus is takes great shots! Ha!

Like this shot of my salmon from Friday night. Need I say more? It's salmon! Mmmmm!
I had bought these lilies for Easter and they just opened this past week. The house is filled with their lovely, intoxicating fragrance. It makes me swoony it smells so damn good!
BFF Reechie and I went to an entirely charming place and shared a small bowl of olives for an appetizer! OLIVES! I was in heaven.
My cocktail. I am so in love with bourbon right now. Hug me.
A shot from the game the other day. These are Australian Licorice. They make Twizzlers taste like nothing. These are awesome!
New shoes! Speaking of shoes, I went through all of my spring/summer shoes yesterday while watching BASEBALL and had a great time! Some were donated, some were set aside to consign, some were kissed and placed in the rack for wearing. Shoes!
Mmmmm! Got these too.
This shot just made me laugh my ass off. I was in the utility room doing laundry and felt something staring at me. There she was, the little DK.

Friday, April 13, 2012

Hot Men Friday

Mark Wahlberg

Yeah, that's a good face.

I'd like to wake up looking into that face.
At least I think I would
I mean, look at it!
And that's a good body.
A really good body.
And in a white shirt? Swoon.
I mean, wouldn't you want to get his white shirt all dirty?
I think I'm in a mood.
It must be spring. :)
Note: Fashion Plate - Hungry for Style is not responsible for current springy mood. All content is . . . well . . . all content is subject to edit. And I say; edit yourself! Ha!

Thursday, April 12, 2012

It's All Because of Me

Not really, but I like to think so.

I went to a Twin's baseball game last night and they won their first game of the season. I just KNOW it's because I was there wearing all my finery.

My girlfriend, Lindy, and I had brought enough clothes to wear us OUT because we were so afraid of freezing our arses off, but we shouldn't have worried. We were sitting behind home plate at the top of the section right under the wonderful WARMING LIGHTS!
Yes, that's a shot of my chicken. Yes, I am completely insane. Yes, that's what the warming lights looked like on us.

Lindy even asked if I had changed my hair color. Under the lights my hair was a lovely shade of brassy.

But those lights were WARM! I was in heaven. Especially since I was worried about going to a game feeling the crappy way I do. But, again, it was HEAVENLY. And we won.

Baseball babies, baseball. All is good with the world when baseball returns.

Monday, April 9, 2012


  1. Being sick for the third week (I am not lying) doesn't give much back regarding the cute-quotient. I am not cute right now. I am a sniffing, snorting, achy, fuzzy, ball of mess.
  2. Cooking isn't my forte anymore. I cooked yesterday and it was, "meh."
  3. Shopping for smaller sizes really is much more fun. 
  4. I love my daughters with a powerful, laser-like love. They are everything.
  5. The boys in their lives are pretty awesome as well.
  6. My boy is pretty good too. Love you Pup!
  7. Even sick, when everything tastes like ass, my coffee is the thing I look forward to.
  8. Baseball has begun. I have a new hat and a new t-shirt. I love my Twins even though they've already lost two.
  9. I am excited because we leave for Mexico on April 21st.
I made these delicious little tarts yesterday for an appetizer.  Leeks, garlic, and cream. Used little potsticker rounds, but I'm working on a better option.
Brie-Leek Tartlets

1 medium leek (white portion only), finely chopped
3 tbl butter
1 minced garlic clove
1/2 cup heavy whipping cream
salt and pepper to taste
dash of ground nutmeg
tart shells of your choice
8 oz Brie cheese, rind removed

In a small skillet, saute leek in butter until tender. Add the garlic, cook 1 minute longer. Stir in the cream, salt, pepper, and nutmeg; cook and stir for 1-2 minutes until thickened.

Place tart shells in muffin pan. Slice cheese into pieces, placing one piece in each tart shell. Top with a tablespoon or so of the leek mixture.

Bake at 350 for 6-8 minutes or until melty and nummy.

I sent the leftovers home with Lorenzo because I'd be all garlic and smeary mouth from sneaking the rest of them.

What did y'all do for the weekend?