Michele On May - 8 - 2012

I hope your weekend was a good one.

Saturday we were set up at the Dragon Boat Races. Doug was actually running the kid’s zone. I had an Ecofab Gifts booth.

Was it fabulous?

No; but it was better than a poke in the eye with a sharp stick.


Doug luxuriated in the middle of a 20′x20′ tent on grass. He was in deep shade and relatively comfortable.

I sat in a 10′x10′ which sizzled in the sun as it sat on concrete.  Due to the way the booth was oriented I was able to escape the sun for a little while. However, for a good portion of the day being in it was unavoidable. I’d put on sunscreen and wore a huge hat but still I caught some sun; and the last thing I want to do is look like that nutjob up in New Jersey.

Not my role model

Doug did kid’s activities and did OK; but it was one of the worst outtings ever for Ecofab. And the reason is still a mystery.

But I do know that sitting in a booth for hours in heat in the mid-90′s was unwonderful; and it was only May 5. I’m happy that for the next few months now the only regularly scheduled thing we have is at Discovery Green once a month.

Being outside in Houston from May-September is just not something you want to do, unless you’re one of those little old ladies who weigh about 85 lbs and can never seem to get warm. They wear sweaters here even in the summer.

The rest of us just sweat.

I cannot fathom ever turning into one of them. I suppose time will tell…

Anyway, enough about that.

Yesterday was Evelyn’s birthday. We celebrated by having a girls’ day out. (You can quit laughing now.) We included Amanda who is only 26 so we had a girl there.

Besides, you never hear of a croan’s day out.

There was much laughter and of course more than once Amanda had to tell me to lower my voice; but such is life. Doug is a low talker so I am a loud talker. So overall we balance each other out.

Doug is building a birdhouse for Evelyn for her birthday. Birdhouses are a new product line for Ecofab. It should be done by tomorrow. I’ll get a photo when it’s finished.

I wanted to get her a lap dance from one of the dancers from LaBare. As you might know I’d hired a dancer before for another friend; but Evelyn said no.

Sometimes she can be a real killjoy; but there’s always next year.

Instead after lunch we went to the Chocolate Bar, where a slice of cake there is literally 9″ tall.

It had been my intention to get everyone a huge, decadent dessert. However having just eaten lunch all Evelyn wanted was a cookie and all I got was a brownie covered with coconut and pecans which Amanda and I shared; then the rest went home to Doug.

Still it was enough.

Of course the eye candy that I’d first offered woulda been the heart-healthy choice; but it was Evelyn’s birthday; so she got to choose.

Now onto the news of the odd and disgusting…

Here’s a goodie for you…


Just who thinks that stuff up?

Fifty thousand $$ is a lot of money; but there is NO amount of money that would make me drink that. Nor would I lay in a coffin and be covered with snakes or hissing cockroaches.

Guess I’m just not the party animal I used to be; but then I don’t think I woulda participated in that stunt in my 20′s, back when I was crazyier.

This next story is about a topic that is quite important and gets too little attention. I’ve watched documentaries about it. It’s incomprehensible that in this day and time these atrocities are still going on; but they are.

Still, this was too much.

Or am I just getting soft in my sunset years?

Of course it did make the news and got a lot of people talking so perhaps it did what is was supposed to do.

But then I’d never have a cake made that looked like one of our pack either. I can’t imagine hacking into a cake that looked like Gizmo, or Lazer, or Daisy, or Blondie, or Blackie or Molly.

But maybe that’s just me.

Back to the funny next time.


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14 Responses so far.

  1. Phew, I thought you were going to tell us that tan leather lady was your idol. then I would have had to have you committed.
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  2. Pam says:

    What the hell is up with that woman? Does she seriously think she looks good because she reminds me of a cow’s ass. Whatever. Can’t wait to see the birdhouse! And the website- is it up yet? Please make sure you let me know when it is! momaloft4atgmaildotcom
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    • Michele says:

      Sadly, I do believe that nutjob thinks she looks fabulous.

      And no, no the site is not live yet. Soon though. When it is, I’ll make sure you’re among the first to know.

  3. Wow, I don’t know what to react to first…so I’ll narrow it all down…Happy birthday to Evelyn. And I wouild have had room for that 9″ cake!

    And next time you get the shade and Doug gets the sun.
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    • Michele says:

      Usually I can swing the shade, just not this time. And to make so little on top of it just sucked. Tell Seth I said hi.

  4. Torny Kellz says:

    I am trying to find the right way to react to this but it seems like I can’t. But I must say happy birthday to evelyn. Sure you had a blast.
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    • Michele says:

      Welcome Tomy. We did have a good time for sure. I’ll convey your BD wishes to Evelyn.

      As far as that photo, I’m not usually so controversial. This is usually a place to come for a laugh, but I just really felt I needed to share it. Hope to see you back here again soon.

  5. I’m still trying to hold in breakfast after reading about the ‘donkey punch’! I couldn’t even look at the photo and I wasn’t about to attempt playing the video! EEEEEEEWWWWW!!!! No amount of money would get me to smell it! Excuse me as I run to go hug my lovely toilet…
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  6. TRACK says:

    M morning, I see both sides of this debate. However, when she fed the person the cake with smiles as if a human female would be in this condition and in a jolly state is false and degrading! If some young person or a gentleman or a seriously whacked female was to do this we would put on an act of horror! It is better to find out about this practice and the harm it does to females of brown/black shades would have been better, IMO. If it’s so funny, it should come to a neigborhood near some…TRACK

  7. Michele says:

    Hi Track. I still can’t believe this is going on in this day and age. I first learned about it many years ago and thought as the practice came to light in the modern world that it would eventually stop.

    However I believe it is still routinely practiced, even in some civilized countries. What an atrocity!

  8. JENN says:

    I blame the water in New Jersey for crazy people like Leather Lady. I’m pretty sure that’s why Snooki and the crew were almost always drunk ;)
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