I recently returned from a very long business trip - hence no posts since late January! Well, upon my return, look what I found! Some awesome gifts from my secret pal! How wonderful is this??? She sent me the most decadent Dove bars (I ate one so one is missing - oops!), a GORGEOUS cocoa colored mug - its just the perfect size and weight. She also sent me a tape measure - needed one! The most decadent dark chocolate marshmallows - simply divine! And you should see the adorable stitch markers - they are handmade, came in a lovely little burgandy organza drawstring bag, and the most fun yarn! Its fuzzy and mulit colored - gorgeous! What you don't see is some pretty little crystal heart votives and a the most adorable little fuzzy valentine's day guy! My daughter has confiscated and won't give it back! Thank you so very much Secret Pal - you are simply AWESOME!!! She did such an amazing job and was so thoughful! You really did a wonderful job and I thank you so sincerely! It was such a welcome surprise when I came back from out of town! Thank you Thank you Thank you!!!!!
Monday, February 25, 2008
Friday, February 01, 2008
My dear sister got me into see my absolute idol from when I was 14 years old - bck in 1984 - and for those of you who were teenagers in the 80's - this group of fabulous boys from England were so hot you had to say their name twice.....who is it you say? DURAN DURAN! Yes - I'm a groupie and for an hour and a half the other day, I was 14 again. No kids, no long and committed relationship, no stressful job, no bills to pay, and no college funds to save up for.....just me, my older sister, and I swear - I could feel my hair perk up - wanting to be BIG again! Even though I KNOW there is a hole in the ozone layer with my name on it from all the AQUANET I used in the 80's - big hair, big earrings, big shoulder pads, and skinny jeans - it all came back to me as I sat FOUR FEET away from my teenage crush - Simon LeBon. *SWOON* This took place at a local oceanfront restaurant, 40-50 other women just like me, all us realizing a DREAM. Nick Rhodes was also there - there were promoting an upcoming tour and recently released new album. How neat. Sigh. How divine. Sigh. I remember when I went to their concert - I was so far back I couldn't really see them at all performing - but I remember just thinking I couldn't believe I was actually in the same room with Simon LeBon! Fast forward 24 years later (OMG, Am I really that old? really?) and I'm freakin' FOUR FEET away from Simon LeBon! All I was thinking was, I'm actually in the same room as Duran Duran. Are they really sitting right there talking? Did he just look at me? OMG. Do you think I could actually TOUCH him? Uhhh huh. Oh yeah. Not only touch but actually TALK to them - and not like you talk to your computer - they actually heard you and TALKED BACK. OMG. I was SUCH a girl. SUCH a 14 year old girl.....and it was (in my best valley girl accent) Oh Ma Gawd - it was like totally awesome!!
Posted by rhonda at 9:46 PM