Butterflies:Picture update

The weekend we got Honey, Terrell and I drove up the coast and spent the day in little beach towns on our way to a friend’s birthday party (she lives in St. Mary’s GA near the Navy Base since her husband is on a submarine)

Stairway in downtown Amelia Island

Weird little Shrimps are painted all over town

We had lunch at a Cafe on the water and couldn't pass up the goofy photo op on the dock!

If I showed his, I have to show mine....thus....my goofy photo!

That same night we brought Honey home....

The next Saturday we took Honey to her first concert...Rickolus had a free CD release show.

Here’s a video of Rickolus…he’s got a great Indie Rock sound and he’s from Jacksonville.  We enjoy hearing him play and watching his music gain popularity over the past few years.

Then the weekend after that there was ANOTHER free concert at Zombie Bikes, Astronautalis was in town and had a concert in the Freeebird RV that he and friend Blubird are touring in.  It was a strange show, we’ve seen him 3 times prior to this show and this was by far the strangest.  It was BYOB or $5 to drink from the keg.  We brought our own and danced and sweated our butts off in the parking lot.  It was a great night.

Also Astronautalis is a great performer with his music being a mix between Hip Hop & sort of Shoegazer Rock.  He’s hard to explain, I’ve used the term Intelligent Hip Hop before, I mean who else have you heard sing an amazing song about the Battle of Trenton?  He was opening last year for Tegan & Sara and is gaining more fans every time we see him.  I love that he’s from here because he plays here just about every return trip home!

The RV

Astronautalis mid song from inside the RV


….and there you go….an update of the past month and a week in pictures.  I wasn’t very good at picture taking.  I usually take many more in that time frame.  I will be trying to improve on that and have many more interesting pictures than what I currently see….which is a metric ton of puppy pictures.  🙂

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Random Bits of Happy

Thrifty Alice

My Mad Hatter

*We attended a Mad Hatter Tea Party for a friend’s new place.  She decided she wanted it costumed and so I scoured our closets and came up with these two outfits.  The skirt was the only thing I purchased and I did that at a thrift store…so meet our $1.50 Mad hatter outfits!  Her tea party was perfectly cute with multiple tea choices and tea cakes.  A friend showed up with a hookah and kiwi flavored smoke filled her kitchen and wafted out the side door.

* We went to visit Terrell’s Mom and took the scenic route to get there.  We always pass by a lot that is full of old Navy planes, falling apart and crumbling.  We always make comments about stopping and I finally said, “let’s really stop!” and so he pulled in and we had an impromptu photo session at the Aviation Cemetery.  I got all ballsy and sneaked in through the locked gates for this photo.  It’s right by a police station….so it had my heart beating a little fast, because I’m silly like that and because as we were getting back into the truck a cop rolled past us real slow, so I waved friendly like and he sped up a little and let us be on our way.  🙂

The Big Pink @Jackrabbits

* We met V and C last Friday night for coffee and First Friday in Riverside.  V lets me know she’s following the owner of a club that has cool concerts and he was having an Easter Egg hunt all over Jacksonville for free tickets.  Sounded fun to me!  So we took off and in 3 short stops we had found 2 eggs….which each had 2 tickets.  So we had a concert to attend Easter night!  The band headlining was The Big Pink.  A London band that has an amazing electro-rock sound.  They put on a great show and since it was Easter there was another Easter Egg hunt in the club and we got 5 more eggs with tickets for shows all the way through the end of May.  Some really cool shows.  I can’t wait to see Sea Wolf the Album Leaf.  If you get a chance to see The Big Pink I highly suggest going…they are high energy, they do a few spectacular covers and their own songs are fantastically catchy.  I keep hearing them on Sirus XM, the college station has taken a liking to them and I keep hearing new songs by them.

Quick Mentions:

* Guy Fawkes masks and avatar making. * Discovering my old Pandora.com stations * Getting taxes completed and with a nice return *Birthday month in full effect! * This article * Yoga and stretching that cracks my back finally * I’m obsessed with Obsessive Consumption *Sephora sent me an email telling me to come get an early birthday gift, it’s $30 of cool makeup and I got a mini-facial and my makeup done for me…they rule! * reuniting with friends from high school and the fun memories that the conversations bring * Dr. Sketchy’s is back in Jacksonville this Wednesday…just 2 days before my birthday…that’s like a birthday GIFT! * The Head On The Door album is so pretty, the Cure always brings it. *3 hour conversations to Japan * OPI’s Metro Chic is the perfect color of stone, it matches most everything.  *Strange conversations with drunk strangers that insist on playing pool against us at our table. “Um, that’s my Brother Timmy and I bought him that shirt thank you very much” “my name, I just told you 5 times, it’s Erin” ” that’s a girl, no really it is” “didn’t we go to school with him?”