Saturday, August 30, 2008

The Big Easy Recap...

No, I didn't fall off the face of the earth contrary to what Os make think. I'm still around just, well... busy with the teaching stuff. Trying to make sure that I build a relationship with my students as my principal put nicely in my evaluation from last year. Something he says I didn't have with my students from last year - *ahem* I'd like to say I did have a relationship with them... they hated me and it was mutual. ~wink~

Any who... I thought since I've been very neglectful at posting since school has begun for me that I'd post some of the NOLA pics from July that I've been saying I would do and haven't gotten around to doing.

This five foot (or so) alligator was in the Jazz Funeral store on Bourbon Street. It's the closest I'll be getting to a live a alligator thank you very much!

Yummy took my pic in one of the millions of Mardi Gras masks that can be found along the way. But it wasn't until after we left this store and went into oh, IDK, a thousand others that we noticed a sign in all of them saying not to take pictures of the masks. Ooops!

I just couldn't resist since I *am* the Cat's Meow. ~wink~ This was the karaoke bar that we hung out in on Saturday night. As you can see in my right hand, I was on my way to enjoying an adult libation of some kind of slushie drink with 191 proof something or other...

The street performers were very prominent along Bourbon Street.

Yummy got in on the act.

Okay, this picture is after I had finished my first slushie drink... remember the 191 proof and started on a Hurricane this time before I had anything to eat since oh, IDK... 8:30 a.m. Yummy and I ate at Pat O'Brien's for lunch seeking out some good gumbo and there were TONS of pigeons around and this nest just happened to be above where we were sitting. Me in my not so sober state decided I wanted a picture of the baby pigeon. I'm surprised it wasn't a scene straight out of Hitchcock's The Birds.

Yummy and I in the garden patio at Pat O'Brien's.

Dinner at Redfish Grill. I was still drunk from earlier in the day even and decided this guy was too cute to eat. He needed to be immortalized in pictures.

An original structure in the "Red Light District" from long ago. The red light still hangs outside. It's now part of a hotel but this is the bar.

The sign says it all...

And one of the he/she or shims as the locals call them... I tried to get a better picture but didn't want to make it too obvious as to what I was doing. I swear some of them have bigger 'girls' than what I do! Yummy wouldn't let me go ask where they put their man parts because some of them had on thongs or g-strings... When I'm drunk... the questions just start flowing... ~wink~

On Sunday, we headed over to Royale Street for breakfast at Brennan's. This is a must when visiting the French Quarter. We ate and drank too much but it was well worth it! This is their garden patio and taken in front of the turtle pond. The waiter (and all the wait staff were male) made sure to tell us that these were not the same turtles used in the turtle soup that Yummy had to eat.

After breakfast, we headed back to the French Market to do a little shopping but on the way back that afternoon to the hotel, a local pointed out Brad & Angelina's house and Nicolas Cage's here. While I was taking the pic, another local came out of his townhouse that I was standing in front of to inform me that I just missed Nic leaving with his son. So, like any good stalker would do, Yummy and I went into the corner market bought a bottle of Beam and stood on the corner waiting to see if the guy was full of it... I swear we looked like a couple of vagabonds... Never saw Nic but later it was confirmed that he was in town to shoot a movie. This house is the site of some grisly torture and murders by Madame LaLaurie. She was an elite socialite of the 1800s and loved to throw lavish cocktail parties. It was during one of these parties, a fire started in the house. As the fireman were trying to put it out, in the attic was discovered a medieval torture chamber where she and her physician husband performed crude operations on their slaves. Many slaves were found chained to the wall, disfigured by the cruel medical experiments.

Brad & Angelina's house...

Our last night on Bourbon Street, we ate at K Paul's. The restaurant was founded by Chef Paul Prudhomme (Yummy has met him several times). This was the best food for dinner on the whole trip! The gumbo search had ended. Here we're pictured with the Executive Chef and Sous Chef from K Paul's.

Everywhere you walked down Bourbon Street you had your choice of what kind of dancers you wanted to see... We ended up choosing the cabaret club. (Sorry no pics of it) But as it was explained to us... the cabaret club is different from strip clubs because they don't have a pole and the girls are much prettier. I'd have to agree with that one! All the others either had girls that weren't attractive or their boobs were much smaller than mine. Why should I pay to see something smaller than my own? Anyway, I treated Yummy to a lap dance that I learned a few things from... this gal was doing some acrobatics on his lap... she ended up flipping herself so her... well, you can figure it out... was right in Yummy's face. I swear, if I had pen & paper with me, I would have been scribbling down notes on how to do it!

Before heading to the cabaret club and after K Paul's, we headed down or up to Bourbon House for some after dinner cocktails. This is Perry (on left) and Larry (on right) the oyster shuckers. They shucked oysters right at the bar while you sat there. They were great entertainment for the evening.

This is Alex, our bartender at Bourbon House. He was great! We sat down and ordered... he made me the BEST martinis EVER. Pineapple Upside Down, Blueberry Muffin and Raspberry Cheesecake... not all together sillies... And, he kept the bourbon flowing for Yummy. He and Jen, the server for the night (in the pic below), were like brother-sister and fought... did a little kung fu action on each other... we closed the bar down with them. Alex, ended up sharing his nightly shift drink with us.

Last but not least.... Jen from Bourbon House.

As you can see, we had a great time... these are just some of the highlights that I had good pictures of. We stayed at The Prince Conti Hotel around the corner from Bourbon Street, hit the French Market a few days, went on the VooDoo tour one night and learned a lot about voodoo and NOLA, ate breakfast at Cafe DuMonde for some beignets with a TON of powder sugar... I swear I had it all of me that it looked like I spilled my line of all over me (not that I would know what that's like). Just sayin'...

We can't wait to go back again but maybe next time, we'll hit it when it's not 105 plus degrees outside.

Wednesday, August 13, 2008



Wanna know what the heck is with all this nekkid-ness? Go check it over at Os's...
Wow, what a whirlwind of a week and it's on Thursday. Monday was the first day back in the classroom for me and I've been there non-stop. Today was the first student day and I'd have to say that it went well. I am so pleased with the students after just the first day. Many from last year have matured over the summer - thank goddess! But we'll see as the year progress.
My final day of 'freedom' was spent at a country music fest in my hometown. It was a lot of fun! I was able to be back stage the ENTIRE concert due to Yummy helping with dinner for James Otto. I was able to meet Luke Bryan (and damn, he's one tall drink of water!), get my picture with him... teasingly flirt with him, AND had dinner with him and James and James' band! I was also able to meet a songwriter from Nashville that writes for Keith Urban, James Otto & Rascal Flatts to name a few. When I told him that I'm a BIG Rascal Flatts fan, he called Joe Don from the group (unfortunately, Joe Don did not answer but Monte had me leave a message for him!) What a once in a lifetime chance! Especially for a country girl living in the big city! Watch for pictures in the upcoming days along with pics from New Orleans.
I'm off to write 3 tests for my math students for tomorrow... it may be hit and miss for blogging until I get a grip on being back in school.

Wednesday Weirdness...

Okay, better late than never... first day of school with students and I haven't had one minute to look at any blogs let alone blog myself. Uugghh... Well, enjoy the Wednesday Weirdness.

1. Is there anything hanging from your vehicle's rear view mirror? No... can't stand things hanging from there... gets in my way.

2. When you go into the bathroom, do you ever check behind the shower curtain? You know, to make sure no one is miraculously hiding back there. Haven't in IDK how long...

3. At what age did your mom or dad give you "the talk" about sex? I actually don't remember when my mom gave me "the talk."

4. If you could add anything at all to an airplane to make trips more interesting, what would it be and why? Okay... Yummy says in-flight blow jobs but that doesn't help me any but that would make for an interesting trip. lol

5. What is one thing you and your significant other can never seem to agree on? Really there's not too much we don't agree on... but if I have to put something down, then it would be the number of shoes I have in my closet... I'm a shoe whore!!

6. Have you ever walked in on someone else having sex? How did you and the people involved react? Can't say that I have but I probably did back in the fraternity party days. ;)

7. Everyone hears discussions that they consider boring. What is one topic that can put you to sleep quicker than any other? I'm brain dead tonight after spending a day with teenagers so I honestly can't think of anything.

Seriously... I think I have the lamest answers this week... but anyways, go check out Wednesday Weirdness.

Wednesday, August 6, 2008

HNT ~ Finale of Biker Babe Series...

(shhh... clickety-click)


The finale in the Biker Babe series... are you all sick of these pics yet?
****Random Thoughts****
Wow! What a week. I've just got a few days before my first day back in the classroom. Yikes! I'm not in the least bit ready. I've been going down a little at a time to get it ready. The room got painted... check. It's no longer this baby green/yellow color. It now resembles a tropical seaside with blues and a touch of flamingo pink! Come on... I AM a girl. ~wink~
My homeroom has ONLY 9 students in it. Can we say why the fuck is this school open? But, at least I have a job!
Here's the 'To D0' list for the remaining days of summer...
~ finish putting together the classroom by Tuesday
~ label the Princes school supplies
~hunt for the 'perfect' wedding dress
~ laundry
~clean the house (dust, sweep, etc.)
~finish writing the good old annulment and get it to the priest
~lesson plans for first week of school
~try to get just one of my assignments done for my correspondence class in physics. Yes, PHYSICS people... need I say more?
~clean out the basement (it's an on-going project over the last year)
~oh, yeah... and spend as much time with Yummy as possible before school starts. with both working opposite shifts, it's hard. We really only see each other one night a week and on Sundays when school's in session.
~party with friends on Sunday afternoon/night and attend the countryfest concerts here locally
I know there is more that should be on the list but at this point... I'll never get done what needs to get done.
Make sure you visit all the others that get half-nekkid over at Os' place!

Wednesday Weirdness ~ The Ex Files

Thanks to Another Suburban Mom for the questions... yesterday we were talking romance and today ex's. Hmm... I wonder what's next?

1. When your relationships end, are you the instigator of the breakup or the recipient? The last relationship the instigator. Been married almost 8 years to the wrong man and *finally* had the courage/strength to get out with the help/support of Yummy and some very dear friends.

2. Do you save things from your ex, or get rid of them? If you save them, how? If you trash them, how? Usually, I trash them by ripping them to shreds, burning them, etc. But, this time around... I saved pictures because having 3 princes with the ex, I felt they should have pictures of that time. My mom did the same thing for me when she and my dad split. **BUT, none of these pictures is out except for one in my youngest princes bedroom of when his first pumpkin picking outing. I think, it's more that he likes the cool 3-D frame that I put the picture in.

3. Describe your favorite ex? A favorite ex? Is that possible... I guess, that would be the last guy I dated my sr. year in HS. We remained friends and still hung out together. He lives in another state now and I really miss seeing him when I go back home. I see his family sometimes and they're *always* so welcoming.

4. Do you consider a friend's ex off limits? Depends... I guess, I've really never dated a friend's ex. I always figured that they were an ex for a reason and since my friends and I have somewhat of similar 'taste' in men. But, if you consider now with Yummy... his ex-wife and I are best friends and hang out when we can. That would probably be a NO.

5. Have you ever had sex with an ex? Why? Ahh... duh. That's what break-up sex is all about. Why? IDK.... because I needed one more reminder of why I no longer wanted to be with this person.

6. If you had a choice between spending the rest of your life with your worst ex-boyfriend/ex-girlfriend, or your HS Nemesis, who would you choose? Do I really have to choose? I really wouldn't want to do either but since I *have* to, I'd choose my HS Nemesis. But only since I have to choose. ~wink~

7. Would you ever create a YouTube video or a website celebrating your exes' flaws? I guess, that's what I did when I started my first blog. My girlfriend, The Professor, suggested that I start blogging as way to vent about what was happening such as the ex-h video taping the condition of the house, all my clothing and make commentary about it, and oh, yeah... showing my dirty panties to the video camera! That's how he was coined PS for pantie sniffer back in the days. LOL

Well, hookers... have a great hump day. I'm heading out to work in the classroom to get it ready for the first day of school. Yikes! Oh, and make sure that you go and check out Wednesday Weirdness thanks to Amorous Rocker and Macabre Girl.

Tuesday, August 5, 2008

TMI Tuesday ~ Romance Edition

1. What is your definition of romantic? I never truly *knew* what romance was until Yummy. For me, it's when he does the 'little' things for me like leaving me a note telling how much he loves me, a playful text in the middle of the day, just calling to hear my voice for no reason, well... you get the idea. ***But, shhh... don't tell Yummy that I've spilled that he's a romantic. He's got an image to up hold. LOL***

2. Would you consider yourself to be romantic? I can be at times. I wish I was more of one because I know Yummy likes it when I do those little things for him.

3. Is your significant other romantic? Refer back to #1. Most definitely!!

4. Have you ever chastised a SO for not being romantic enough or too romantic? *Ahemcough*exhusband*cough* This was one of the 'big' things for me with my ex. He was never romantic. I think I can count on uh... maybe... 3 times in the entire almost 10 years of being together. One of these times was when we first started dating and the second came 7 years later and then it was another 3 years after that one! So, romantic... I'd say not! (Although, he really thinks he is! LOL)

5. What do you consider a grand romantic gesture? Have you ever been the recipient or giver of one? Grand romantic gesture? Hmm... I think an evening/day all planned out for me by Yummy which includes breakfast in bed, followed by well... some very hot, steamy sex, then a day filled with all my favorite things and ends with dinner at our favorite restaurant that we celebrated our engagement at or a special dinner made just for me by Yummy followed by some more hot, steamy sex... and then falling asleep in the arms of the man that I am SO in love with! Have I ever been the recipient or giver? Yes and Yes! ;)

6. If you have done something romantic to get laid, did it work? If not, why and how did that affect your romantic tendencies in the past. I guess I have thinking about it... I had set up the bedroom when I was married in this elaborate display with flowers, strawberries, whip cream, and a few 'adult' novelties (that were on the low key side of things). Did it work? That would be a resounding NO! Why didn't it work? Because I was married to a stick in the mud and 'moms don't do things like that.' And how did it affect me? I was crushed because I had planned this for 2 weeks while he was a business trip, told him/hinted to the 'adult novelties' and when he got home... the only thing he wanted to do was sit in bed and watch TV and told me that I was the mother of his children and I shouldn't do things like that. Uugghhh... I was not just crushed but devastated!

7. What is the most romantic thing you have ever done? Had done for you? OMG... these are so hard this week - I really have to think about these! Most romantic thing I have done? Hmm... let's see... Yummy would either say when I sent him flowers at work because he was having a horrible day, I couldn't be with him AT ALL and I wanted to cheer him up. I sent it with a card only he would understand and you know what... he STILL has the card that came with the flowers OR when I made him breakfast in bed the first time ~ I made his favorite sausage & cheese grits... needless to say it didn't get eaten that morning! We had not seen each other for a week. ~grinning~

Thanks to ASM for the great questions this week! Also, for the very sappy movie clip. ;) Go on over to TMI Tuesday and play along. Or play here but ya' know ya' want to!

Monday, August 4, 2008

Music Meme for Monday

I stole this meme from The Professor who stole it from Tense Teacher. It's a thing with teachers and their music. ~wink~

It's a fun little thing... see if you can guess what the song title and artist is of the songs on my iPod. Have fun and remember follow the rules...

The rules are as follows:
1. Put your mp3 player or computer music player on random.
2. Post the first four lines from the first 20 songs that play, no matter how embarrassing the song (Skip repeat artists).
3. Post, and let your friends guess which song and artist the lines come from vie comments section or in email.
4. No Googling! Don’t cheat!


1. I rolled up my sleeves today
Cause I thought that this was over
But then you called to say
You forgot that broach of your mother's

2. whenever i'm alone with you you make me feel
like i am home again whenever i'm alone with
you you make me feel like i am whole again

whenever i'm alone with you you make me feel

3. Looking for an angel in these hills
Looking for a map to find what we left behind
Knowing that we will

Always end up right where we start

4. I wanna drink that shot of whiskey
I wanna smoke that cigarette
I wanna smell that sweet addiction, on my breath
I wanna ride across West Virginia, in the back seat of a Cadillac

5. cant fight this feeling any longer
And yet I'm still afraid to let it flow
What started out as friendship, has grown stronger
I only wish I had the strength to let it show

6. I play chicken with the train play chicken with the train train, uh huh huh uh huh huh,
You know that I play chicken with the train play chicken with the train train uh huh huh uh huh huh yea,
Hold 'em up,
Here we go,

7. I've been searching for you
I heard a cry within my soul
I've never had a yearning quite like this before
Now that you are walking right through my door

8. Well I ain't never
Been the barbie doll type
No I can't swig that sweet champagne
I'd rather drink beer all night

9. Soulmate
Until the end of time
You're my soulmate
I'll love you till I get to heaven's gate

10. I turned on the evening news
Saw a old man being interviewed
Turning a hundred and two today
Asked him what's the secret to life

11. When the night falls down
I wait for you
And you come around
And the world's alive

12. Four, tres, two, uno
Listen up you all, 'cause this is it
The beat that I'm bangin' is delicious

Fergalicious definition make them boys go loco

13. I'm through with standing in line
To clubs we'll never get in
It's like the bottom of the ninth
And I'm never gonna win

14. She's got a smile that it seems to me
Reminds me of childhood memories
Where everything
Was as fresh as the bright blue sky

15. JR! Sean Kingston!
You're way too beautiful girl
That's why it'll never work
You'll have me suicidal, suicidal

16. Watching every motion in my foolish lover's game
On this endless ocean finally lovers know no shame
Turning and returning to some secret place inside
Watching in slow motion as you turn around and say

17. I've always been there every time he let you down.
I caught your fallin' tears before they hit the ground.
But I just heard somebody say that you finally told him goodbye.
Well, girl now you've finally made your move, now I'm here to make mine.

18. It's a long trip alone over sand and stone
That lie along the road that we all must travel down

So maybe you could walk with me a while
And maybe I could rest beneath your smile

19. Lying here with you
Listening to the rain
Smiling just to see the smile upon your face
These are the moments I thank God that I'm alive

20. When you light those candles
Up there on that mantle, setting the mood
Well, I just lie there staring
Silently preparing to love on you

Okay, I know it said 20 but here are a few bonus...

21. I took a walk down a road
Its the road I was meant to stay
I see the fire in your eyes
But a mans got to make his way

22. (Whispered) Let me be your hero

Would you dance if I asked you to dance?
Would you run and never look back
Would you cry if you saw me crying

23. I took a walk around the world
To ease my troubled mind
I left my body laying somewhere
In the sands of time

I'll post the answers on Thursday and which lucky reader knows their music! Have fun and remember no googling. :)

And, once I'm feeling a little better... I'll give you a recap of the weekend that Yummy and I had together.

Friday, August 1, 2008

Friday 5 and More...

Here's a quick Friday 5 meme...

1. Of television programs that aired before you were born, what’s your favorite? I'm thinking it was 'The Munsters'. I just loved that show as a kid and thought Grampa Munster was a riot!

2. What person of historical significance was from your neighborhood or city? Elmo Lincoln - was the first Tarzan in the silent movies in 1918.

3. What’s a story that’s often been told about someone in your family in the years before you came along? Wow, that's an easy one... I grew up listening to the stories about my grandfather performing in the circus with a high-wire act and then how when the act broke up, he went onto a solo act as a sway pole performer until his death in 1950 while performing in Colorado.

4. Which of previous generations’ dumb mistakes (in deed or thought) baffles you the most? Honestly, with my grandparents and great-grandparents, I can't think of anything that I thought was a 'dumb' mistake. Even with my parents, they've made their share of mistakes and some could be considered 'dumb' but they had their reasons and those reasons typically involved doing what they thought was best for myself and my siblings.

5. What aspect of life in the good old days would you love to see a return to? Gathering on Sunday after church at a grandparent's house for Sunday lunch. I miss that so much! I did that *every* Sunday as a child. We would take turns between my mom's parents and my step-dad's. I could always count on fried chicken, mashed potatoes and sugar cream pie when we went to my mom's parents' and homemade noodles at my Grandma F.'s. She would ALWAYS get after me for eating raw noodles and tell me that the noodles were going to grow and fill my tummy up. :) What silliness... That never stopped me from snatching up the noodles that were being cut.

Join in on the fun... and thank you to Friday5 for the questions!

Hope everyone has a kick ass weekend... I'm off to enjoy my 3 days with no Princes! That means haircut, pedicure and a little shopping just for me!! Yeah!!

Oh... one more thing... I want to give a *HUGE* shout out to Vixen. She and PC are getting married tomorrow! So, if you have a chance, go on over to her site and send them some *love* and well wishes! Don't forget to tell them that I sent ya!

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