Our recent trip fell over my birthday, and to celebrate, I actually *gasp!* had a regular-sized glass of red wine – first since Christmastime. By the way, the baby just kicked me as I write this so I haven’t done any damage, puritanical Americans. All is safe.
The dinner treat, along with sitting by the pool on vacation and not being able to order an adult beverage, reminded me how much I miss having a well-crafted mixed drink. Not a crappy rum and coke in a plastic cup at a shady bar in a strip mall, but a properly-blended, creative, sipping drink or glass of wine. I’m talkin’ high class, people. High class.
So I did what any girl would do who can’t drink the pretty mai-tais they have at the free (FREE, goddamnit!) evening reception in the hotel: I took photos instead. In honor of being really proud of one particular shot, which I think turned out really well, here’s a collection of images to drool over. Slurp!
So yesterday – the hottest day in Philadelphia this year, or so it seemed – my brother-in-law reenlisted into the USAF, and I had the privilege of
sweating my ass off photographing the event at the Art Museum Steps. It may well be the reason I hardly went up in weight at my prenatal appointment this morning – I steamed off some fat. Bonus! Anywhoo, below is a selection from the morning.
It’s pretty craptastic outside here today: rainy, damp and cloudy. But not the kind of super-pouring-rainy that makes you want to curl up inside with something cozy to do, like watch Sister Wives or bake something which you subsequently overeat. It’s just enough to make you want to stand at the kitchen counter watching YouTube videos while nomming a few cookies before the boredom moves in (which is usually between 5-10 minutes). So, to remedy this – and also in honor of the fact that we go to Maui via Seattle (yes, The Sunshine City, I know) in 9 days – I’ve decided to go into the archives and post a few pics from our ’09 honeymoon to Hawaii. Don’t worry, I’m not going to innundate you with smushyface lovey-dovey pics, because it’s hard to have alot of those when you’re the one taking the photos. And besides, Mr. Jennysold would probably kill me. Anyway…..
USS Arizona Memorial. Reflective. Quiet. No pearls.
The North Shore. Not included: the awesome Matsumoto Shave Ice
We live right around a sub-area of our town called Manoa. Found this on the Manoa Falls hike and wanted to put it on our bathroom door at home. On right: the official Charmin of the Manoa House Toilet.
“WARNING. WARNING. WARNING. This hike will kill you.”
Early on in the Road to Hana. This is some straight-up right-outta-Lost shit right here. Note the opening to one of the hatches on the left.
More randomness from the Road to Hana.
Old Lahaina luau