June 24, 2016


Met one of my grandfather's younger brothers (in WWII uniform, in sepia, not quite black and white - IS's father) and while introducing myself, noticed that he had the same nose as my younger son. That made me very happy.

I kept trying to tell Sharky a joke about something funny that just happened in a nightclub we were in. He kept laughing and rolling on the floor, with his hands up to his head, yelling penguin feet and pointing to his crow's feet at the corner of his eyes (with his fingers splayed out like bird feet).

I told him that John Barrowman was there dressed as Captain Jack and had picked up a trumpet and played the first few notes of Boogie Woogie Bugle Boy. The crowd in the nightclub went wild, screaming for more. He told me he didn't know the rest, so he faked fainted (to save face) and I told everyone that he had malaria and they were all sympathetic.

May 23, 2016


A friend asks me to babysit his red and black Llama named Mr Fluffypants. Later on, I found the llama sitting on his hindquarters like a dog, having eaten all my meds and overdosed. Someone cried, Oh no, just like Marilyn Monroe.

May 13, 2016

Friday Coffee with Rita - Community Loaves

Back at @communityloavesjax for today's ‪#‎FridayCoffeeWithRita‬. Cappuccino for me (delish), hibiscus & red raspberry tea (lovely) for Rita, and we split a slice of ‪#‎carrotcake‬. That was totally worth writing home about. Dense & moist, but not too sweet, and probably one of the best I've ever had. Highly recommend. Also bought a loaf of rosemary garlic sourdough for Sharky's lunch.

April 30, 2016

Friday Coffee with Rita - Krispy Kreme (Unofficial)

No #FridayCoffeeWithRita because someone had a beach date with the BF and family. (Hint: it wasn't me.) So we swung by #krispykreme to use excellent coupons that expired today.

April 22, 2016

Friday Coffee with Rita - Bakery Ribault

Today's #FridayCoffeeWithRita was at Bakery Ribault in 5 Points. Rita had an Earl Grey tea and I had a #cappuccino (both very good) . We split a pain au chocolat (chocolate croissant) which, in my opinion, is the best I've ever had. Flaky, buttery, melt-in-your-mouth with what tasted like a very high quality piece of chocolate melted in the middle. Drool... We will be back.

April 18, 2016


Shaky dropped me off at his boss's house to attend a child's birthday party and he went home. I was not happy about it. I say on a couch and played games on my phone until I saw that some people were leaving, so I used the house phone to call him and tell him to come get me.

In the dream, his boss was played by Peter Dinklage in a bad blonde mullet wig. He was telling a story about his fave part of the job was to ride in the paint mixing machine. The guy sitting next to me asked that if he gave me his email address, would I send him a video of it. The boss/Peter shook his head no.

April 15, 2016

Friday Coffee with Rita - Urban Bean Coffeehouse Cafe

Had a lovely #FridayCoffeeWithRita today in Orange Park at #theurbanbeancoffeehousecafe . We split two donuts, a churro and a maple bacon one. Both were equally delicious, cakey but not heavy, and generously topped. I had a cappuccino (good) and Rita had a "dirty chai" (chai with an espresso shot, I believe, and she loved it). The place is adorable, lots of seats inside and out. It's decorated in what seems to be the standard industrial #coffeehouse look, but no complaints because we like that look a lot.

April 8, 2016

Friday Coffee with Rita - Knead Bakeshop and Bold Bean Coffee Roastery

Today's ‪#‎FridayCoffeeWithRita‬ is with Rita's bff, Bethany. We ordered drinks from Bold Bean Coffee Roasters (honey ‪‎latte‬, iced mocha, and a ‪‎cappuccino‬) and then went next door to Knead Bakeshop for a strawberry cream cheese muffin, chocolate chunk cookie, and a dark chocolate croissant. Had a lovely time and everything was delicious.

April 1, 2016

Friday Coffee with Rita - Community Loaves

Today's ‪#‎FridayCoffeeWithRita‬ was back at Community Loaves, this time with Rita's friend Candi. We had, on the left, a cappuccino, a cup of nettle tea, split a British lemon custard muffin, and I had a cortado (pic on right). The wheat mosaic is created by Roux Arts and is fabulous.