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Saturday, April 16, 2011

Shoe Shopping-Casual Boating Shoes

"As soon as you set foot on a yacht you belong to some man, not to yourself, and you die of boredom."
Coco Chanel

I hope this isn't true because I love to be on the water and a yacht would be the creme de la creme but any of the following water crafts would do: a speed boat, cabin cruiser, canoe, raft, a pontoon heck even an inner tube.

 What better way to walk on deck than with some cool boating shoes so I decided to do a little shoe shopping. I love the look of boating shoes and thought I would share with you some of my favorites.

J'adore madras of any kind!
                                      Not too sure about these?

Pretty in Pink

Love this color....Turquoise

Cream goes with everything.

                                        Definitely nautically themed

Do you wear boating shoes? Which pair would you choose?

Images from Zappos

Friday, April 15, 2011

Viviette Is Not A She...She Is A He!

Well, I find myself in the position of having to correct my post on Viviette, La Vache.  It seems she is a he, and his name is Dude.  Dude also has a brother, Duke and they are not cows BUT longhorn steers (I'm a Midwestern gal and not familiar with steers, only heifers and bulls) So, imagine my surprise when on my walk this morning I see not only Viviette/Dude but Duke as well and their owner repairing the fence they had meandered up to.  To further humiliate myself I referred to them as cows.  He must have thought me "mad" to suggest, even say the word cow.  I mean after all, they had horns...How many cows have horns?  He also told us that Longhorn steers did not originate in Texas but in Spain in the early 1600s, and gave us a bit of history on the subject.

Well, it just won't do to have Longhorn steers named Dude and Duke.  I mean how french does that sound?  So, I have decided to re-name them.  Dude/Beauregard, which means handsome and now that I think about it, the first time we met he strolled right up to the fence and gave me that great BIG smile trying no doubt to impress me.  Duke/Marcel with means "little warrior" but he was by no means little.

The owner has 3 acres that they feed on around his house?  I'm not too sure I would like two french named steers roaming around my house and started to wonder why this elderly man would keep them in the city (well, there are areas that are open).  They come right up to his back door and he says they are "manure machines" and then I started to wonder what he does with all that manure and how horrible that must smell during the hot summer month's and from the looks of it, I'd say clean-up is not on his to do list.

On the bright side, I don't have to worry about Beauregard and Marcel being sent to the stock yards and ending up on somebody's dinner table.  It seems that the meat on steers is too lean to eat.  He said they usually have to breed them with other kinds of I don't know what depending on what the fad is, fat or lean. HAHA  Anyhow, he plans on keeping these two until they die.  The owner said they can live to be 25 years old.  (WOW, 25 years of manure piled up in your back yard!).

So here's looking at the two of you, Beauregard and Marcel, on my daily walks and maybe, just maybe, I might even bring an apple and let them eat it from my hands. (I said maybe) HA

Thursday, April 14, 2011

Bob Schneider - Let The Light In

I love music and whenever I hear a song for the very first time usually before the song is finished I am saying to my husband or to myself, I really like this song.  This is another one of those songs.  When I first heard it, I was struck by the melody and then I got it in my head ( I'm sure all of you have had that happen to you) and could not get it out.  Luckily for me the radio DJ gave the name of the artist.  So, I found it and added it to my iPHONE and I STILL find myself hearing this tune in my head off and on all day long.

It's called Let The Light In by Bob Schneider.  What do you think of this tune?

Tuesday, April 12, 2011

Happy Birthday Honey

This is the Birthday cake my husband wanted for his Birthday.  It is NOT however, the one he will be getting because I haven't made it yet.  Just wanted to "wet his whistle" while I baked the real one. This one looks yummy but mine will be better.

Bon Anniversaire to the most wonderful man in the world.  May your day be everything you wish for and more.

Spring in Dallas

I snapped these photos of Cacti and Irises while on my walk today and thought they were absolutely gorgeous!  The colors are so vivid and bright.  Spring has finally sprung!  Enjoy the day.

I love the Irises. The purple Irises with the back-ground of green foliage really stands out.

Monday, April 11, 2011

My New Friend-Viviette, La Vache

Meet Viviette, la vache.  Isn't she a beauty, non?  We met her on our morning walk yesterday as we were passing this fenced in field.   (I think she is a she) and while trying to snap this picture, she came strolling right up to the fence and gave me this nice big close-up smile.  She is a Texas longhorn and while you can't see all of her  (she only wanted you to see her best side as most girls are want to do) she is a BIG girl.  I thought it only fitting to name her Viviette because in French the name means alive, animated, and lively and by the way she marched right up to fence, I knew she was exactly as the name suggests. In fact, she was sooo animated that hubby took a few steps backwards as he was snapping the above picture (mostly a city boy he says!).

After her brief greeting, Viviette returned to her grazing, obviously unimpressed with our conversation and attempts to engage her further.

Well, this pretty much takes care of today's post.  Viviette sends her best and I can only hope that she doesn't end up on somebody's dinner table. Le sigh.
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