Yo Mama Bin Laden, Osama and George

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Alpine Travelers

Alpine Travelers

This is a tag that is circulating on various blogs, and I am inspired to make my own list of 16 things about me.


1. I know (almost) every word to every song from The Sound of Music, and sing them shamelessly at the top of my lungs often.

2. After seeing the movie about 87 times, I still sometimes cry.

3. I have more empathy and sympathy in my heart for animals than humans.

4. When I get a good haircut, I make H.K. take loads of pictures of me.

5. I’d rather be hiking/sleeping  in the wilderness than on a cruise ship any day.

6. My favorite cuisine is Asian, (Thai, Malaysian, Vietnamese), followed by Indian.

7. Although kids seem to love me, I NEVER wanted any of my own.

8. I love violent movies, esp Natural Born Killers and Pulp Fiction.

9. My day hasn’t “officially” started until I’ve gone running with my dogs.

10. I am obsessive-compulsive about conserving natural resources and recycling (just ask my friends!)

11. 70’s music is still the best!

12. I am a cheapskate and have no problem asking for discounts.

13. I love the “F” word, and use it often.

14. I love reality shows, esp. Survivor, The Amazing Race, and American Idol. (I even filled out the application to be on the Amazing Race w/ honeykins, but we “practiced” in Eastern Europe and argued too much.

14. I am not a proud American. I hope that changes soon!

15. 11 years ago, my two dogs were neglected (and therefore killed) by a negligent dogsitter/”friend”. I’ve never gotten over it, or forgiven him.

16. I am my own worst enemy. But I’m working on that.


Consider yourself tagged.  If you’re a blogger, leave a link with your 16 things. If you’re not, leave a reply so we can learn more about you!





gypsy, filthy rich, witch


Cereal Killer and victim

Every year about this time i am faced with a quandary…what to wear for halloween. In all my life, i think there have been, oh, maybe 5 years when i didn’t don a costume. Even when i’m not trick-or-treating or going to a party, i still like to dress up and get out.  I no longer think it’s cool to egg the nasty neighbor’s house, or soap the windows of sworn enemies. i outgrew the mean pranks -the tricks-that during my teen years were associated with Halloween. For many years, we hosted large parties where costumes were mandatory, and I’m thinking about starting that tradition again, since i have an attic full of props.


yo mama bin ladin, osama, george

waynes world

Wayne's World Wayne' World


Roxy Le Pew!

A couple of years ago, honeykins and i were bored, so we put on these full-face-masks (you know–the kind that collect little pools of condensation in the nose, and you feel like you’re going to suffocate?)

He was Dilbert, an i was a vampire, and we had on these huge ponchos, and got on our knees, so we’d look like kids–or midgets– and went around to some neighbor’s doors and stuck out our bags. “TRICK OR TREAT!” we’d sing in fake soprano voices. When we got the obligatory sweets, i’d look in my bag-back up at the person’s face and holler in my best “South Park” voice- “THIS SUCKS!  GIMMEE SOME FUCKIN’ CANDY!!!”

‘YEAH,CANDY, DAMMMIT” honeykins chimed-in, as we greedily grabbed handfuls of candy out of their dish.  As one neighbor tried to shut the door in our faces, while muttering half aloud “you little…” we whipped off our masks, and he nearly pissed himself.. After a glass of wine and a few more laughs, we’d be off for the next house. That night was a blast!

I don’t believe in buying costumes, i like to use my imagination. Here are a few of the costumes we’ve come up with over the years…

Killer Bees (complete w/ fake machine guns and ammo-belts)

Illegal alien (face painted green, deely-boppers coming out of sombrero, authentic mexican poncho)

Osama bin Laden (me),Yo Mama bin Laden (honeykins, in complete burqa)

Cereal killer

Dick Head (condom cap, Pocket protector, “hello my name is..Richard Cranium” sticker

Wayne and Garth (Wayne’s World)

Austin Powers and Foxy Brown

Hippie Chick and Cool Cat

i’d love for you to leave a comment on YOUR best costume (or idea).  Happy Halloween!!!