Apr 29, 2013

Haunted City

   I'm back from vacation and we had a great time. James and I went to Disney World and I can't wait to show you all the pictures. First, I thought I'd share our little stop in New Orleans, Louisiana on the way home. 
   I found this great little place to stay on Airbnb. It was this little one bedroom apartment in a finished basement of someone's lovely home. We settled in for a bit, listened to some jazz on the radio and walked a couple of blocks to this happenin' restaurant and bar called the Ye Olde College Inn. The fried green tomatoes were delicious!
   This abandoned house was directly across the street and I loved the colors and especially the giant moss covered tree. 
   After breakfast, I navigated us to 1239 First St to see this amazing house. It was built in 1857 and was once owned by one of my favorite authors, Anne Rice. This house inspired her to write some of her novels like the Mayfair Witches series. I picked it up at Half Priced Books today and this house is on the cover. 
   I thought this was a great time to finally wear my vintage Adam & Eve dress I bought on eBay a few months ago. I'm still swooning over this print. 
   I really loved this city. It's a shame we couldn't be there longer. We're definitely going to have to plan another trip soon. I still have to visit those romantic cemeteries and beautiful swamps. 

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Apr 22, 2013

Cinemanic Monday: The seaweed is always greener in somebody else's lake

art by Danny Kent
   I haven't seen this movie in ages. How sad. It was my very favorite when I was a kid. Actually, this was the very first movie my family ever owned. This is the movie of all movies that I'm most nostalgic about. I loved Ariel. I took lessons from her like a true prodigy. I threw tantrums like her, attempted to cry adorably and even picked up her hoarding habit. I used to cross my ankles and pretend to be a little mermaid in the bath tub or a pool while trying to not drown. And I know I definitely wasn't alone by imitating her fabulous hair flip. Don't lie, you did it too! LOL! I'm still known to do that shit in a pool after a few drinks. 
   I know so many girls who hold this movie so dear to their heart. Ariel was so gorgeous. Prince Eric was such a hunk. The first dream I remember having was me in a boat with Eric and Heart was on a stage playing "These Dreams" for us. Hahaha! I was only 5 years old. I knew a lot of dudes who had major cartoon crushes on Ariel. She was so beautifully drawn. And might I add that she had some very mature looks on that 16 year old face. It was my first lesson on what desire was.  
   But we all know how mature this movie could be right? For those of you who didn't notice or haven't heard of it, this movie is filled with dicks. Hahah! Ok, well two. There's an erect penis smack dab in the center of the castle on the original cover and the next one is a total shocker. The priest has the littlest of hard on during the wedding scene. Don't believe me? Google that shiiii. 
   I cannot wait for this movie to come out on Blu ray this year! Yet again, I've been waiting for that stinkin' Disney Vault to let this one out to play. A few years ago, I was so excited when I found out a film I was working on had a Little Mermaid reference. There was a guy and a girl getting to know each other and he won a bet so she had to sing a song for him. I was so happy when I found out she was singing "Look at this stuff, isn't it neat?..." I immediately called the director and praised him on the song choice. The actress did a great job too! It was so cute. 
Let's have a little chat about Ursula and all her tranny fierceness.
  I didn't want to admit it then but I really looked up to her. She scared the shit out of me. And I liked it. Ursula didn't give a shit. She had this bad ass house filled with souls, two eels bitches and I loved her choice of lipstick.
I can't believe I didn't notice it before but she was inspired by Divine. 
It all makes sense now...

Well as it turns out this is another special edition of Cinemanic Monday...
   I can't believe this is actually happening! We're leaving in just a few hours! I'm only working half a day today and then we hit the road this afternoon. A nice long drive with my dear love James. It's like a dream come true. I can't wait to share this with him and of course with you too. It was actually his idea. He basically grew up at Disneyland and knows it's layout by heart. He can already draw a map of Disney World and he hasn't even been there yet! LOL I love him so much. He's going to be the perfect companion and guide. We won't even have to look at a map. 
  When I turned 3 years old, my parents bought a Mickey doll just like this one and I loved him oh so much. He was the "blankie" of my childhood. I still have him packed in my garage with a picture that was taken the day I got him tucked inside a tear in his chest. Last year, for my birthday,  my mom and sister miraculously found the same doll in a vintage shop and gave him to me. I seriously cried you guys. It was the exact doll, all brand new like the first day I got him. I was so happy to have him again. Now I can pass it along to my own child. I'm getting so emotional! This was not my intention. I'm just so happy!!! 

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Apr 20, 2013

Brenham, TX

    What an absolutely fabulous day!! Megan and Gabe offered to drive out to Brenham for a day trip to check out their world famous wildflowers and Blue Bell Creamery. Yessssss! I love Brenham. Megan and I went a few years ago and I'm so glad the guys came along this time. So far, this is my favorite little Texas town. It's adorable.

   We drove by this gorgeous Victorian home and had to stop. Luckily, it was for sale so we were able to take a closer look without pissing off the owners. 

 Time for ice cream!

 Megan took a little detour and I'm so glad she did. We just happened to drive by the Antique Rose Emporium and I was speechless. There were flowers every where! I just can't describe how beautiful it was. I wanted to slip off my shoes, lay in the grass and tap a nap. I wish we had taken more pictures. James got some great shots. 

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