Wednesday, August 22, 2012

I'm Not Really a Waitress ~

Confession: (wait for it...)

I had my first pedicure when I was 50. Yes. I know. What was I thinking??

Pedicures are the bomb!

It feels good. And my toes are cute, my feet are softer, and I just feel pretty. And it's not a temporary pretty either - I'm happy every single time I glance at my toes...for weeks. That's a lot of bang for my buck.

So what do you do when girls get together? You find the best salon with the best Asian ladies (no brag, just fact) and get pedicures.

I almost always choose OPI. I like the polish and their colors have the best names. Seriously fun. Here's a few of my favorite colors:

I'm Not Really A Waitress

Barefoot in Barcelona

Cha-Ching Cherry

Cozu-Melted In The Sun

Samoan Sand

Bay Bridge Sunset

Chocolate Shakes-peare


And here we are...pretty toes and all.

Do you have a favorite color? Shout it out!

Friday, August 3, 2012

Gator Girls: Season 2!

We're not swamp people though we're Cajun right down to our gumbo making, 2-step dancing, crawfish boiling, deer hunting-roots. I don't even like eating alligator all that much...tastes like chicken, but chicken is better.

But I like gators in small doses - books...movies...TV. I don't mind if they swim in the canal while I drive by, safe in my Pilot.

There's a renewed interest in alligators the past few years, mostly due to the popularity of "Swamp People" a TV series (on the History Channel, no less) dedicated to hunting gators during the month-long season in Louisiana.

What you are about to witness is real, the participants are not actors.


Our grandgirls went to Chateau des Cocodries last year:

Except for one crazy and unfortunate incident when one of the babies pooped on the floor, it was a rousing success. Audiences raved.

And so...

A little older, a bit braver, still blonde, and with a new swagger in their step, the Gator Girls are back for Season 2!

If I were an alligator, I'd be on the lookout for these two.

Alahna is almost 9 now, and Kirra will be 7 in a few months. They're a force to be reckoned with.

Yes, life can be tough in the swamp. But as the Gator Girls always say, "No guts, no gator!"

They welcomed Aunt Jennifer back on their team too. She serves as a medic and a calming influence, in case there are injuries. The fact that she's not (currently) blonde is a minor issue, but so far the head honchos love her and her place on the team is secure.

There's a storm rolling into the bayou soon and it's going to be a wild one. But no worries. Such is the life of Gator Girls in Cajun country.

Gator Girls. The legacy lives on. The tradition continues.


(Remember...don't try this at home.)