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Wednesday, October 22, 2014

black and white but not totally ...


We had a great time at the Disney Halloween Party. 
I took way too many pictures (if that is even possible) 
and now I am too tired to deal 
 so I am black/white Wednesday, but no linkup because personally 
I just don't have it in me to even break the rules 
(which I tend to like to do).

Sunday, October 19, 2014

we're all a little crazy here ...

Public Service Announcement

do not NOT attempt the Food andWine Festival at Disney EPCOT during a weekend. 
(the crowds put July 4th to shame)

 Drunk adults pushing strollers or riding electric scooters. 
 Lines for 45-50 minutes per vender for what amounts to an appetizer portion of food. 
 (I've seen people leave a restaurant for less wait time than that.)

Grown adults charging across the crowd with a cup-holder of mini-beers
cheering and laughing like they had won the golden ticket to Willy Wonka's Chocolate Factory.
(Now that sort of excitement I could get behind.)
It's shot glasses of beer folks - get a grip.

so that is what I took away from the Food and Wine Festival.
that and a mini food tray that is très cool.

Friday, October 17, 2014

how much is that ET in the window ...

we pass this house on the way to work
and oddly enough it is not the ET that throws us off,
it's the rabbit,
and the hats,
especially the hats.

Thursday, October 16, 2014

Wednesday, October 15, 2014

Black/White Wednesday ...

Life isn't black and white.
It's a million gray areas,
don't you think?
Ridley Scott

linking up:

My Memory Art

Tuesday, October 14, 2014

Small Town | song*ography ...

[Lexington, Virginia - not my small town, but one I like]

Well I was born in a small town 
And I live in a small town 
Probably die in a small town 

 Small Town | John Mellencamp 

fact is - I was born in a city over the mountain from my hometown
a small town
(one stoplight, everyone pretnear knew everyone ... the whole drill).
I've lived in a couple large cities, but made my way back to a small town
where I have raised my children (slightly larger than where I grew up - but still small);
and I'll likely die in a small town,
but I'd rather not think about that today.


Linking up with

Monday, October 13, 2014 | empty nest style ...

 [mom and dad's wild and crazy ride]

We are counting the days until we embark on our first solo trip to Disney without children. 
Going to the Disney Halloween Party has been on the bucket list for a long time but with children in school, the logistics associated with pulling them out of classes made it impossible
(5 unexcused absences coupled with the dogpile mentality of make-up work - just not worth it!).

It will be GOOD to get away.
Finding a modest / simple adult costume to wear will probably not be RANDOM
given my husband firmly believes there is an exact replica of the Evil Character portrait in my family album.
(my husband is one snarky comment away from being turned into a toad).
And lets face it, we're going to Disney 
in the "off season", 
to trick-or-treating, 
and there is a Food and Wine event going on at the same time 
oh yea, I think we have FUN covered. 

 linking up with Tamar at Random-osity