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Classic (and Classy) Cars & Cats November 5, 2018

Posted by nrhatch in Humor, Travel & Leisure.
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A few weeks ago, we headed over to the island for Bayfest, a street festival to celebrate the return of the snowbirds from their summer hiatus.

In conjunction with the festival, we enjoyed Classic Cars and Classy Cats.

“Hey!  You’ve got a Tiger on your Tank.”

“Rave On, Raven!” (Quoth the Raven never more.)

It’s a bird, it’s a plane . . .

It’s a Car . . .

“Does this Jeep make my envy look green?”

“Hot dog!  A Hot Rod!”

And check out this golf cart, perfect for enjoying island breezes in style!

Aah . . . that’s better!

Hallow E’en Tricks & Treats! November 3, 2018

Posted by nrhatch in Food & Drink, Humor, People, Travel & Leisure.
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No trick or treaters in our neighborhood . . . so we headed over to the Costume Contest at the Chamber of Commerce on the island to check out some fun and funky looking kids.

“Want a gum ball?”

“Does this hat make my skin look green?”

“What does a mom have to do to get a little sleep?”

“Yabba Dabba Do!”

And my fave . . . the little engine that could!

From there, we headed to Longboat Key for Happy Hour at the Chart House where I ordered a Monarch Margarita with . . . blood orange!

We enjoyed two appetizers (calories once again ignored) ~> a delicious hummus trio with gluten-free plantain chips for dipping.

And a yummy spinach artichoke dip.

“Does this dip make my teeth look green?”

From there we headed to a Spooky Halloween Party on Bridge Street (with spirits aplenty).  (This shot is a bit shaky because BFF was spooked  by the holiday happenings.  Bwa Ha Ha . . .)

The Bridge Tender Inn had decorations to die for . . .

“Care for a sweet, sweetie?”

“You light up my eyes.  You give me strength to suck your blood.”

“Sure it’s a good look now, but when it rains I get damp brain . . . and let me tell you damp brain is way worse than brain freeze.”

“Chain . . . chain of fools!”

“Don’t come knocking when baby is rocking!”

“Hi!  I’m Meg Ryan after a few too many face-lifts!”

“Don’t take Fright . . . we’re just Spirits in the Night.”

“Bye, bye, sweetie.  So glad you didn’t die!”

Aah . . . that’s better!

Living Carefree November 1, 2018

Posted by nrhatch in Happiness, Life Balance, Meditation, Mindfulness.
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This video has been my meditation companion for the past few days.

It’s a terrific antidote to Pointlessly Pondering Poisonous Politics:

Aah . . . that’s better!