So its still the beginning of the week… ah well, never too early to daydream. After all, dreams do come true!
Cape May is a peninsula and island (divided by a narrow channel); the southern tip of the island is the southernmost point of the state of New Jersey,United States. It runs southwards from the New Jersey mainland, separating Delaware Bay from the Atlantic Ocean. The cape is named for Cornelius Jacobsen Mey, a Dutch explorer who was working for the Dutch East India Company.
The city of Cape May is located on the island (south of the peninsula) and home of the oldest seaside resort in America, with historical roots dating back to the 18th century. The entire city was designated as a National Historic Landmark on May 11, 1976, and many of the buildings throughout the town are original Victorian structures that have been maintained in pristine condition.
This past weekend I went to Cape May to visit friends that are moving away ! They’re in the Coast Guard and moving to Puerto Rico… so a last hurrah we had. Among going to bars, delicious breakfast places (Sweet Potato Pancakes with Apple Cinnamon Butter!! Side of Bacon of course) and watching Harry Potter… we went to the cute little town of Cape May and did some off base (aka coast guard base where they live) shopping and ice cream eating. I love little sea side towns like Cape May because I’m a beach bum and the colors of summer are so beautiful (I also favor Fall). Not to mention its a different pace, laid back, warm, breezy, sweet.
We had orange creamsicle twist cones (Sadly I did not take a picture) and bought matching rings…
“Well behaved women rarely make history.” -Eleanor Roosevelt
Fitting for both of us, I believe, because of where we came from and our life styles of moving to your own beat.. no matter what other people think *cough* JUDGE *cough* we are very much rogue individuals. Or at least I’d like to think so…. (= Anyway I got to go on base,see the town and spend time with some really lovely people over really tasty food. For your enjoyment (and edu-ma-cay-shun) a closing picture of women who behaved badly.
** Cheers ! **
So I was bad, very, very bad. For some frivolous reason I have wanted just ONE pair of ridiculous designer sunglasses.. Why? I cannot explain. All I can say is I only ever buy gimmicky or $10 sunglasses that eventually stop fitting correctly, the lenses are so bad they don’t even block the sun or help me see effectively and/or the color/paint starts to wear off of them… SO I wanted one pair I would wear until they are completely destroyed or join me in the grave. I always thought.. Chanel.. classic. But then I saw this updated version with a modern twist of the cat eye by Prada and it was over. They are unique, they fit my face well, and I like them dammit. So ya I own these now and my irrational sunglasses lust is over. If your thinking of the doing the same and just cannot justify it.. just do it. You only live once and you can’t take anything with you. Is that reason enough? If you need to justify anything else e-mail me your questions, I can justify pretty much everything. I should have been a lawyer.
If your unfamiliar with Lush.. well.. get familiar! The products are amazing and smell great and aren’t full of preservatives or toxins. In fact when coming upon a Lush store you can smell it from across the street! Today I went to Lush in Herald Square and I thought I was heading the wrong direction -But- you know what helped me know I was on the right track??? The smell !! Its wonderful and not a smell derived from chemicals… I am on a new health kick inside and out so that includes skin care.. below is my haul and a Lush company statement.
A lovely lady that works there made me a flower out of the scarf I purchased and threw in some free samples. She has been using Lush a few years and does NOT look her age!
A list of the products I purchased:
- Tea Tree Water Toner
- Ocean Salt Face and Body Scrub (one of their top sellers)
- Flying Fox Shower Gel (smells amazing)
- Coal Face Facial Cleanser
- Grease Lightning Spot Treatment
- Gorgeous Facial Moisturizer
- Dirty Toothy Tabs (toothpaste on the go!)
- Brazened Honey Face Mask (detoxifying mask and you must keep it in the fridge, yes its that fresh!)
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This shirt is simply… ingenius. http://www.cocodecoeur.com
So as I was walking up the stairs at the subway stop this caught my eye…
Now I don’t condone touching anything on the subway, but this bright lavender paper I had to pick up…wondering what it was I opened it and this is what I found….
Apparently it was a modern religious tract. A tract is like a small comic or book related to a message involving the bible/church/ideas. I used to collect them from the people that would preach on street corners and my Grandma had a ton that were old and due to content/time changes, bizarre. My all time favorite is one from the 70’s called “The Rock Called Punk” emblazoned in white lettering against a flat black background, inside it talks against the punk movement of that era. If you’ve ever seen The Decline of Western Civilization Exene from X collects them too. Its just a weird thing. I am not religious by any means.. in fact I think religion is yet another thing man has F&#%ed up. Anyway this tract is from Jews for Jesus, apparently here in N.Y. they piss the Jewish community off. I just found this entertaining not to mention the illustrations are great !! Enjoy.
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So I will be doing this cleanse from http://www.joulebody.com ….
I know there has been some recent hype over cleanses due to Beyonce? I had already known of the lemon+cayanne+maple syrup+water mix that has pretty solid results but I found myself unable to stick to it when I tried it years ago. Instead I’ve opted for this cleanse. They deliver it right to your door and it includes a private shopping tour of Whole Foods in Tribeca! I will be posting the tour at the end of the month along with my results so keep an eye out ! This cleanse is a mixture of juices, healthy meals and meal bars. I find it more reasonable than the Master Cleanse. Each day is planned for you and if you stick to it your results will be positive. I’m looking forward to it as this year I have begun a yoga, gym, better eating life style. *( a difficult feat for a junk food junkie) So heres to your health!
P.s. I passed my road test ! I will post my anxiety ridden experience in the scooter diaries soon along with my first ride story.
Today I rode my bike about… 6 miles? I had to go to my motorcycle class at a nearby driving school, tomorrow I take a road test to get my Ny license… so nervous! Keep you posted on how it turns out. !
My route.. (click to enlarge) roughly 1.6 miles but I traveled it back and forth a few times today. I started around point A and the school (http://www.ferraridrivingschool.com) is #1
When riding under the subway tracks…. beware of pigeons.
Word to the wise.. get a U lock !
… watch out for cabs…. and don’t take pictures on your phone while riding either.. (guilty as charged)
.. 6 miles and 3 showers for the day later.. it folds into a nice little package for hiking up a flight of stairs with.. also as it turns out 5th gear works best on this one.
I recently bought a Citizens Bike off of their website… it came in a 42 lb. large box which I promptly picked up from our neighbor (A Liquor Store) and dragged it up one flight of carpeted stairs to my doorway. Upon opening everything was in place, and you know what? So far so good. Its a foldable bike and I was a bit concerned, pre-occupied with imagining it collapsing on me while riding across a Manhattan bridge or something of the sort, lets hope not.
Cheers ! <3
Details and specifications
|Folding||Unfolds and ready to ride in seconds. No tools required. Folds up quickly for easy storage or travel.|
|Assembly||Your Citizen Bike arrives 95% assembled. Follow the instructions and you’re ready to ride.|
|Frame||20″ steel folding frame|
|Front fork||20″ steel|
|Handlebar||Alloy with soft Kraton rubber grips.|
|Stem||Alloy, height-adjustable, folding stem with quick release. No tools required.|
|Seat post||Alloy, adjustable in seconds with quick release. No tools required.|
|Saddle||Its not for a horse.|
|Crank & chainwheel||165mm alloy crank arms with 48T alloy chainwheel with double sided chain protector|
|Pedals||Foldable plastic with reflectors|
|Rim||20″ double wall alloy rims. The 20″ wheels allow for precise and stable handling.|
|Tire||Kenda 20″ x 1.75″ (Black or Gray depending on color profile)|
|Inner tube||2 included and installed. Shipped inflated.|
|Derailleur||6-speed index gear system with RevoShift grip shifter|
|Rack and Fenders||Steel fenders included. Carrier rack optional.|
|Kickstand||Installed middle kickstand|
|Brakes||Alloy V-brakes with colored housing|
|Weight||Approximately 14.5 kg with all options (32 lbs)|
|Folded size||34 x 22 x 16 inches|
|Suggested rider height||Suggested for adults and teens (5ft to 6ft)|
|Max rider weight||Supports riders up to 220 lbs.|
Here is a set I made recently. In 2011, I just want to be happy.
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