No, not me. I’m fine. But since this has been such a difficult, stressful period for so many of us in terms of the political realm, I thought I would share something from my cruise that is totally just for fun.
What could I possibly be referring to as “all tied up” on a cruise? TOWEL ANIMALS, of course! Our steward, Alfonso (from Belize) was a master of towel animals. He knew we absolutely loved them, and went all out on them.
In fact, one night, we decided to stay in our suite and have room service for dinner so we could watch a movie and relax some. The time when the stewards made these creations was usually when people went to dinner, so we kind of messed Alfonso up that night. But he was not to be deterred, oh, no. He waited until we went out for breakfast. The one he had waiting for us was adorable. I’ll let you know which one that was.
Without further ado, I present you the Norwegian Sun Towel Animals by Alfonso:
This one reminds me of Jar Jar Binks from the Star Wars Prequel movie:
This is the one Alfonso made for us the next morning when he couldn’t make it for us the night before:
This one absolutely cracked us up when we walked into the cabin. How funny is this? Cute:
The talent of our steward, and others, is pretty impressive, don’t you think? Oh, and of course, there were always a couple of Andes mints with them. Those were the most appropriate candies they could have possibly used considering where we were.
Anyway, it just made an already amazing cruise that much more fun, just waiting to see what Alfonso was going to do next.
And since I am all about having a respite this weekend, I wanted to share something else with y’all. Our dog, DJ, is absolutely OBSESSED with going for rides in the car. He now associates us getting the trash and recycling together to take to the dump as a primo time for a ride in the car. He loves to have all the windows and sun roof open so he can get maximum wind and smells effect.
One of the other things he seems to enjoy (or it could be complete anthropomorphism) is listening to music as we drive to the dump then around our small neighborhood. This past week since we have been home, a couple of favorites have stood out (and one of these was just from taking him for a spin around the neighborhood because he SO wanted to go for a car ride – goofy boy. I suppose the same could be said for the person – me – who TOOK him on this neighborhood jaunt). Both songs are total classics, and I hope they make you tap your feet as much as they made DJ wag his tail.
First up, the Bangles:
What a band they were/are. They have a number of songs that are just so memorable (one of my all-time favorites of theirs is, “Eternal Flame.” LOVE that song.).
Speaking of great bands, there is no denying the next group who sang DJ’s tail-wagging pick is a great band. For heaven’s sake, there is an entire musical based on their music. That would be ABBA, and DJ’s pick for you is the title song for that musical, “Mamma Mia”:
Just gotta love ABBA.. So many songs that were woven into the fabric of pop culture and that stand the test of time (like the Bangles too, I might add).
So those are DJ’s picks for this Weekend Open Thread. Feel free to add your own favorite tunes, or photos, or comments about the upcoming Primaries, or whatever else is on your minds. This is your Weekend Open Thread, friends!