Odds and ends.

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While I enjoy a sweet treat as much as the next girl, and am seriously pro dessert…

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The word dump tends to take a little bloom off the rose for me.

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Lord Dudley Mountcatten. He tries to hide, but isn’t very good at it.

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A very clever use of faucet handles to be sure. And now that I think about it, a spring flower that even my dastardly woodchucks couldn’t eat.

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Facebook. It’s annoying… but still the best way I know to keep up with old friends. And speaking of old, this was my FB memory from the other day. A photo of me and the hubs in the French Alps many moons ago. Yes, I was rock climbing in flip flops. Oh to be young and stupid again..

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38 thoughts on “Odds and ends.”

      1. It was granite I climbed on. My feet would have been ripped up otherwise …as MUCH as I really wanted to take them off and hook my toes for stability….

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  1. Yeah, there are tons of “dump” recipes but I’ve yet to try any because…..you know…dump. Well his Lordship tries but he knows it futile because his humans might worry, lol. Wow the French Alps, when I grow up I want to be just like you! Young and stupid….well that brings back memories. I once drank two six packs and half a bottle of Jack during lunch in my Freshman year of high school. I went back to class and passed out during my biology exam. I mean I was with a couple of friends and we were all toasted. My biology teacher was such a great guy he told me to go home and I could retake the test the next day. When I came back (severely hung over) he told me he wasn’t going to tell my mom (she worked for the school district) but if it happened again he would. Now that was being young and stupid…..🤪🙄. Okay just one of the things I did when I was young and stupid in my youth.

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    1. I can top that. Underage, stole my aunts car with a girlfriend. Rode around drinking Jack and Mountain Dew 🤢.
      Blue lights, got pulled over in front of the high school. Threw the bottle of Jack onto the lawn where it rolled under a tree. Picked it up Monday morning and kept it my locker for shots between classes. Ironic part? Had a history test that afternoon and nailed it with a 98. 🤣

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      1. Oh yeah?? Well……me and some friends were walking back from lunch one day and the Budweiser truck was unloading his stock at the local convenience store. As we walked by my friends and I took a case of beer from his truck (yeah I feel bad about it now because poor guy had to probably pay for it out of his check.). I know how you feel about Bud but hey, we were teenagers. Anyway a dude with a truck (he was a junior) picked us up and took us to his ranch where we drank beer and ate apricots and mulberries off the trees in his orchard 🤢. Then me and two friends walked (tried) back home only to be pulled over (yes walking) by my uncle who was a sheriffs deputy and given a ride home in his cruiser with bottles of beer all our backpacks. He didn’t even ask why we were walking home in the middle of the day when we should have been in school. Years later he said he knew we were plastered that day but he knew the hangover would be punishment enough. Little did he know….lol. Btw I bombed my biology test because I was still hung over and I hated math and bio.

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      2. Ha! Good one. But…. 😈
        When a teenage beach party was broken up by the police, with the officers out of the cruiser and actively pursuing a loud mouth kid, me and a group of other delinquents tipped over the cruiser and sent it somersaulting ass over teakettle down the hill.
        MIKE DROP!
        🎤

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    1. The reason for flip flops? Because I was young, stupid and vain enough to wear high heels when I flew to France. Had to look fabulous coming off the plane dontcha know. Of course my international flight was delayed 7 hours due to a last minute repair, which made me miss my connection in Paris where I had to wait 8 hours for another. Total travel time? 34 hours. In heels. 😳 My feet were swollen and full of blisters the entire time we were in France. Cannes film festival? Flip flops. St. Tropez? Flip flops. Monte Carlo? You guessed it… flip flops. So flip flops in the Alps? Didn’t faze me one bit.

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      1. A complete nightmare. And I didn’t even mention they lost my luggage so I had to live out of my carry on for the first 3 days. I had to buy clothes in France. Oh! The horror…
        🤣

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  2. Love this! Faucets may just last with me. Great pic, too. I remember the days I do loosely cared for my feet that I opened a door and caught my big toe nail…I learned fast. And rarely will you see me with any toe showing, lol. Hiking boots and tennis shoes are my besties!

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      1. Mine are bad enough so I can’t wear many shoes comfortably anymore, but everyone I’ve talked to who’s has the surgery said don’t do it. So I just suffer.
        🥴

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  3. I’m with you on using the word “dump” to describe food.
    Whenever I’m climbing a Colorado fourteener I see someone climbing in flipflops or other really insubstantial shoes and I must admit, I think to myself, “What an idiot.” Invariably, they are young. (No offense intended. I did stupid things in my younger years, too – never now, haha – it’s just that hiking in flipflops wasn’t one of them. 🙂 ) Nice pic, by the way. And also by the way, I’m writing this from… Sedona!! Got in yesterday. Interestingly (or maybe “weirdly” is a better word), even though I’d been to Sedona once before (on a day trip down from Flagstaff) some 15 years ago, I actually always thought of you when I thought of Sedona because when I started following you (back in the Liveandletthai days), you were posting about your trip there. I hope that when I return home and think of Sedona I now think of me (again, no offense intended).

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    1. The fact that I’ve taken up residence in your brain is strangely satisfying. 😈
      But yay for Sedona! So many beautiful places to see and hike, I know you’ll love it. The colors! The rocks!
      Enjoy every minute.

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  4. It’s great to see a photo like this without your arm extended in front of you (or worse, holding onto a selfie stick). I only hope whoever took the pic didn’t try to take off with your camera. I’m guessing not, since you obviously were able to develop the film.

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