Friday, September 23, 2011

Lost Solez: Lost Sole Matez

Here is another addition of Lost Solez!!

I have so many now that this one shall be called
"Lost Sole Matez" Part 1.

Paia, Hawaii                    T-Dubya

Chicago, Illinois                       Ally

Makawao, Hawaii                T-Dubya

Tavares Bay, Hawaii                     Linda & Guapo

   Peahi, Hawaii                                                        Z

*Bonus Picture*

Austin, Texas                 Darlene C

Fo the record: How can a person lose BOTH shoes? Is this some sort of Rapture thing? Were they super drunk? I can understand a little kid but I don't understand the others..... it's such a great phenomena, no? One of life's mysteries!! I love it!

Keep those eye balls peeled and send pics to me -

I have been advised to start a Tumbr page-thingy so I'm going to try to get all fancy-pants and try to use Tumblr for these beauties... WTF is Tumblr you ask? Well, IDK.  We will find out. And I will keep you posted! 

Happy Weekend!

Saturday, September 17, 2011

Mustache Maddness

This is what true love looks like, kids!!

I would like to start out with this blog post saying "Happy 7 Year Anniversary" to Z. You are the greatest most greatest man I could ever ask for. 

Okay, so I have this friend who has been a loyal follower of my blog since Day 1.  We grew up in the same town and had the same friends and worked together for a little while at the best gym ever!! I'm also really good friends with her aunt; so I like to think of myself as an honorary member of her family as well!!

She now lives in New York City and is just the cutest of the cutest. It's so fun when we manage to get together when we are both at home at the same time because it's always a party and it feels like we were just hanging out. (Don't you just love when you have friends like that - like it could be 5 years and then once you see them, it's like no time has passed at all? Ugh, thee best!!)

So anyway, out of the blue I get this fun little package from her in the mail with these little gems.

Shut your face up!!!

So then a like a month later I get another gift in the mail along with a letter which I will share with all of you - with her permission! The writing in purple is the letter Bianne wrote to me and the writing in Black and Italics is mine because I can't keep my mouth shut.

So here's the story behind this one... I have a friend, LW, who is always helping me be more fashionable and feminine. (Totally understand this b/c we grew up in butt-fuck Egypt with cow poop and football in our blood and now homegirl is living in NYC where there are like, real fashion designers and shit.Whether it is finding the perfect accessory, lipstick or bra, she always loves making women feel their best. Well, about a year ago, LW tells me I should probably start waxing my stash. (I know it's been sometime since I've see you, Bri, but I don't remember ever seeing you sporting facial hair but hey - time and hormones are powerful things!)  She acknowledges that it is all blond hair so it isn't terrible, but there is just so much of the blond hair that she feels it definitely qualifies as a stash. (Well that is a good friend right there, folks!) Of course, I was completely horrified that I had been walking around with a mustache! But not horrified enough to want to start waxing (Oh man, that's the Montana in ya talking.....)  until recently. A guy I have been hanging around with (Eeeeeeee!) was driving LW and me to Penn Station to catch our train to the Hamptons. (As you do.) It was a beautiful sunshiny morning and we had the sunroof open. As I turned around to talk to LW in the back seat, she exclaims, "Brianne. It is time. Your mustache is so out of control, I can see blonde hairs glistening in the sunlight!" (Wait your girl says this IN FRONT of the guy you're hanging out with?? Aghast!!)  To which the dude replies, "Yeah, you are a little stashtastic." (Double, wait... Triple Aghast!!!)  
The rest of the story goes like this:  We missed our train. We had to drink beer at noon to kill time until the next train. (Did Bri have a beer foam mustache while this was happening, I wonder? j/k buddy.) My friend happened to notice a threading salon across the street from Penn. (Well that's lucky.)  Mid-day beers helped me decide it was time to lose the stash. (Mid-day beers are always so helpful, probably in every single situation I can think of.)  A week later I receive this Stashtastic tee from the dude. (I think you should marry this boy. Like Now. I like him..... a lot.)  And obviously, I had to get one for you!

Fo realsies yo'.... Stachetastic indeed!

And remember the Mustache Mystery??  And remember how I sorta figured out who the sender was... well it was my Godmother!! One of my most favoritest people in the whole world!

And she's gotten me these!!  Another great T-Shirt she had made!

Me or Mustaches? 
And these! Ugh, I love, love, love these! There were 4 wine tags all together and one has my name on one, one has Z's name on one and the other two say "Musta" "Stache" So CUTE!!!

Forget about it!
So there's some more mustache madness for you guys!  It's really never not funny! :})

Monday, September 5, 2011

Lost Solez the 5th

 I trust everyone had a killer long-weekend and that many of you spent that time with your family.  I spent it with Z and Boyfriend and my good friends - my family here in the isles.

So in honor of my "other" family (for lack of a better term) here are some lost solez from my "real" family (for lack of a better term).

Havre, Montana                      Aunt Carla

Great Falls, Montana                              Cousin Carrie 

New Town, North Dakota                      Cousin Summer 

Havre, Montana           Cousin Madison

Great Falls, Montana                    Step-Dad Sam 

*Bonus Picture*

Butte, Montana                                 Cousin Carrie

Oh man that bonus picture is all sortsa fantastic!!  Thank you family for keeping an eye out for me!!  And thank you my friends for doing the same!  I have so many from so many more of you! 

Keep those eye balls peeled! My G-ma just said to me today, "When I drive I'm not looking at the trees, I'm looking down on the road trying to look for lost solez!" 

Amen, G-ma, Amen.

Found a lost sole? Email me the pic at

Thursday, September 1, 2011

Update Time!!

Oh, so many things you guys.... there are so many things to share with you all that I've just been putting off blogging rather than try to sort it all out.... I know!!!

Where to start - where to start??

I took a 5-day writing workshop run by a talented and brilliant woman, met some talented and inspiring writers and now I feel different.  Like - I. Feel. Different.  I can't explain it but it was more than I expected and I am still in a post-workshop slump.  I didn't want it to end!!! Love to all my AOM homies!!  Big Big Love!!!

Our garden is GOING OFF!!  Remember the whole lasagna-gardening process?  Well one month in the tropics and this is what you get!! (We've maybe watered it twice!?!)

1 month!!!

We have INSANE amounts of lettuce!!

Beans, Beans the Magical Fruit.....

Herbs and a rouge tomato plant that started out of nowhere!

Tomato Love

It must be the time of year b/c everything is going crazy!!


Apple - Bananas
Gerber Daisies

Papaya Love

Our Chicks!!


And the first of the harvests!!!

I grew this, yo!!

And these!!!  What you know about yellow wax beanz!!
Seriously - we are all farmer-in-the-dell these days!  So fun!!  

Okay - so that's a quick update....more Lost Solez coming up...... I have 91 pictures since I started!!  NINTY-ONE!!  Holy shit you guys!  Thank you, thank you for keeping your eyes out!  AND.... some fun mustache maddness - you didn't think my love for the stache was gone now did ya??

Stay Tuned......