The magical mystery tour is coming to take you away

The magical mystery tour is coming to take you away

Yesterday morning I drove to downtown Seattle to the Queen Mary Tea Room to celebrate my old old old old old friend Christy’s bridal shower. I was 20 minutes early, so I had plenty of time to take pictures of all the feminine tea accessories and embark on a 3-hour tea drinking marathon that left me shaky and light-headed.

I looked like this. I have no idea why all of my self-portraits at the Queen Mary turned out blurry…I blame the tea.

Christy showed up wearing a dress that I OWN. Crrrraaaaaazy.

The final member of our party was the girl who threw the party, named Sarah. I had met her once before at Christy’s birthday party last year. We had the traditional “high tea”, and since I was actually starving this time, not slightly full like I was in Victoria it hit the spot. I gave Christy two big tubes of Pacifica body butter in coconut vanilla and blood orange, some Pacifica body wash, Burt’s Bees lip balm and a beautiful silver pendant with pale lavender stones. She is 13 years older than her husband-to-be. I wish them all the best!

I have been thoroughly enjoying my trail runs lately. In fact, I’m about to embark on one right now, right after this coffee disappears.

It didn’t really show up well, but Joshy’s hair is “Midnight Blue”. I love this hair dye phase he’s in right now. It’s HOT.

Josh cut the biggest poppy off the plant and brought it inside. When I asked why, he told me we’d enjoy it more this way. He’s right! It’s lovely.

Today I wore this rainbow crystal pendant that was passed down from Joshy’s grandmother. I love it. Also, I think yellow may be my new power color.

Gotta RUN! Have a flab-u-lous week. I know I will!

Drag Race made me sad this week

Drag Race made me sad this week

SPOILER ALERT this week Katya (my favorite) was kicked off “Drag Race” and I said BOOOOOOO. Over Kennedy Davenport?! Puh-lease. Groan and sigh. This is perhaps the first time that my favorite queen hasn’t won…since the first season. Oh sure I like Pearl and all but does she have what it takes? Not sure about that, Pearl-lee-loo.

Here I am last Saturday with a Trazadone hangover (did you know that such a thing was possible?), enjoying the sweaty sunshine for at least 18 minutes.

There was a rainbow around the sun that day, or “sun dog” as the Internet tells me it is called.

Today my little monsters came to work with me. Currently they are gnawing on rawhide while I chug coffee and get ready for another Couch to 5K training session.

On Saturday Joshy was skateboarding down the street to pick up my car from the tire place and he ate shit and scraped up all his body parts. Look at how pleased he is with himself!

Pretty pretty neon rose outside of Corinne’s place.

“Montage of Heck” re-obsessed me with all things Nirvana alllllll over again. I discovered that neither one of us own the “Bleach” album, which is a shame that needs to be remedied, stat. Right after my new debit card arrives in the mail, that is. My identity was stolen AGAIN, and do you know how my bank caught them? They purchased something from WALMART. I haven’t set foot in one of those awful places in years. Also, the Walmart happened to be in Georgia. Heh. Idiots.

Living the Good Life.

Sunsets are always in my photo streams.

RAW artists love me and have invited me to do a third show with them next month, this time in the spacious Fremont Foundry. If you also love me, please buy a ticket for a measly 15 dollars. I have to sell 20!

There is a greenhouse filled with ferns under the floor of the Foundry. Pretty sweeeet.

A giant poppy in our backyard preparing to spread open.

Scenic walk from a couple of weeks ago, where my ears got cold from the wind so I took off my shirt and wrapped it around my head and just walked around with my sports bra hanging out for the world to see. It was VERY Little Edie. Shame? What’s that?

Last night I had a powerful craving for Hawaiian dinner, and luckily there are many Hawaiian-themed eateries near our house. The Loco Moco was pretty damn satisfying, as was the banana lumpia.

Flowers from Joshy.

Time to go beat a Cub…she’s barking non-stop in the backyard. This aggression will not stand! Man!

Pick me pick me yeah

Pick me pick me yeah

Happy Friday, blog-logger-doos. Here I am in my happy little lemon shirt, courtesy of Modcloth, even though I swore off Modcloth. Well, Modcloth dresses, how about that?

Beautiful bright lilies in our backyard. I have the biggest crush on our backyard.

Gorgeous irises at work. I’ve been trying to get my patients out in the sunshine as much as possible–the weather is so gorgeous! It’s supposed to be 75 tomorrow. Dreeeeeeeamy.

The lilacs are wonderful, too.

We finally watched “Montage of Heck”, the definitive documentary about my dead boyfriend Mr. Kurt Cobain. It is so, so good. Better than I expected, very haunting. Tears sprang to my eyes more than once. I couldn’t stop thinking about it the next day, either–it was like 1994 all over again! Except with more cellulite.

I was VERY EXCITED to read “Inherent Vice”–the story sounded right up my alley, about a stoner private eye in the psychedelic late 60’s…but the writing style of Mr. Pynchon left a lot to be desired. I put it down…for now. I might try it again.

We just had our Couch to 5K session at the forest-y park. I was going to try to do two sets back to back, but I was famished from accidentally only eating a Luna bar for lunch and could only do half the second set before I gave up. Heigh ho!

I might go get a tan tonight. Eyelash refill tomorrow. Nothing planned this weekend, except to start a new painting. I have a fresh, perfectly round 20 inch canvas that I have schemes for. Happy weekend!

She done already done had herses

She done already done had herses

It’s Tuesday/Ru’s Day! Apparently it’s Cinco de Mayo too, but who cares about that? This episode of “Drag Race” is notable for the queens scotch-taping their faces up to resemble “real” housewives, the queens pairing up to shake their asses around in a dancing competition, and dressing up half in female drag, half in male drag. Unfortunately this episode is also notable for Logo being all screwed up so I could only watch 1/2 the show! Pout! Hiss! Get your shit together, Logo!

Have a nice day!

Why can’t we be friends?

Why can’t we be friends?

It’s Monday, blog. Do you know where your pets are? One of mine is about three feet away from me, tearing into the rawhide I bought her at Walgreens. I can hear Bear Cub tinkling around on a lower level. It’s pre-dogwalk-coffee-slam time.

These purple flowers are in our front yard, and not labeled on the chart, but some clever girl on Instagram informed me they are called “bachelor’s buttons”. Thanks, Instagram!

There’s a new stupid website called where you upload a photo of yourself and the computer tries to guess how old you are. If you wear glasses, have light-colored hair, or wear make-up, it automatically makes you older, I’ve determined. I uploaded various photos and received various ages back. My favorite was on a picture of me around age 6 with “40” as the estimated age. Uh huh. Probably because of the white hair.

Will I ever grow tired of watching Parker Posey bitch it up in “Dazed and Confused”? NOPE.

Joshy’s love note to me on May first. More like LAY DAY, amiriiiiiite? Sorry.

Somehow this pin pack of a green plant and a cup of coffee labeled “Sunday Morning” spoke to me. I later found out it was designed by a Canadian graffiti artist, and was soothed by that information. The same artist made another pin called “Sensitive Artist” that I NEED.

My Couch to 5k training sessions have been extremely enjoyable, I gotta tell you. Gorgeous forest vs. boring treadmill…the choice is easy.

Along with the pin set, I also could not resist buying a GOOD TIMES necklace for myself, and my cousin Erika.

Pretty sunset out the beauty room window. Sewing room? Dress and wig room?

Corinne and I just got freshly shellacked this afternoon, after I got off (early) from work. I chose purple glitter, she chose blue glitter. Then we went and got lunch–I chose a nice healthy Cobb salad and now I feel like my belly is going to explode. How can a stinkin’ salad make me so bloated? Not fair.

John Waters Forever!

John Waters Forever!

This week featured the BEST “DRAG RACE” EPISODE EVER, because my boyfriend John Waters was the guest judge! Squeak! Swoon! The queens acted out “homages” to famous scenes from his films–such as the cha cha heels scene, the eating poop scene, and the eggs scene. Ginger Minge completely stole the show playing Edith Massey! She rightfully took the prize. Then the queens sashayed down the runway in their “ugliest” dresses. I was disappointed in Miss Fame’s lip sync for her life, but happy that Pearl is still around. And Katya! Loving me some Katya!

The rogs and I just got back from another Couch to 5K session at the forest-y park. I’m currently chugging a big ol’ latte. My current addiction, and something that has FINALLY gotten me on Facebook after all these years, is a closed group (thank God) recently started by my old raver friends, where everyone is posting old e-tard photos and music from the era. It’s nostalgic, and wonderful, and I’m loving every second of it!

A weekend in Victoria B.C.

A weekend in Victoria B.C.

Of course I knew our trip to Victoria B.C. last weekend would be awesome because I saw Hunter S. Thompson on the clipper ferry over! Woot Woot! (note: not really HST. He’s dead.)

streets of VBC
A mere 2 hour and 45 minute ferry ride over and there we were, on the very clean and beautiful streets of Victoria. My first trip, Joshy’s second.

entering the Butchart Gardens
The first thing we did was catch a bus to the famous Butchart Gardens. Not just any bus, mind you, a TOUR bus, driven by a cute little old man with a British accent that gave the whole thing a touch of class.

Everyone and their mom had recommended that we go to the Butchart Gardens, and they did not disappoint. Get ready for a good old-fashioned photo dump!

So serene. Thank goodness the sun was out on Saturday, because Sunday was totally overcast. We lucked out!

So many beautiful tulips. The Rose Garden, unfortunately, hadn’t bloomed yet, but everything else was stunning.

wind toy
It takes a couple of hours to tour the entire grounds.

tulip rows
The gardens and flowers were spaced out enough that the pollen didn’t bother Josh and I.

tulip grounds

topiary creatures
I love topiary animals!

the Butchart Gardens
So beautiful.

sunken garden
Josh couldn’t believe I said that I liked the gardens in Kauai better. I guess I’m into tropical flowers!

purple tulips

purple and white
Love these white tulips with a faint thread of purple.

pale pink tulips
And the pink against the blue.

out on the bay
Scenic cove.

orange white and yellow

orange and blue

no women
No women past this point!

no men either
No men either! What about dogs? Dogs were allowed in the Gardens. I was happy to see that.

more pink tulips
We also had gelato in the Gardens. Perfect.

more Japanese garden
The stunning Japanese Gardens.

Lizzy taking pictures
Yours truly, taking pictures of totum poles.

leafy archway

lavender and bright orange
Look at that lavender!

Joshy at the BG
It occurred to us at one point that our entire trip was something that elderly people would do–look at flowers, shop, look at miniatures…but that’s okay!

Japanese garden

Japanese garden 2
The Japanese Gardens really were spectacular.

J and L
I was cold, Josh was hot. This is normal.

huge fountain
This fountain constantly changed water formations. It was really cool.

fishy fountain

feathery tulips
I loooove the tulips with the feathery edge.

fabulous sunken garden
This was the Sunken Garden, built out of an old quarry.

dark tulips
Deep, blood-red tulips.


beautiful gardens
Worth it!

After the Garden trip, we took a bus back to our hotel room, which happened to be on the top floor.

overlooking Victoria
Nice view!

overlooking Victoria 3

overlooking Victoria 2
We relaxed and then went out to sushi later on that evening. Then Joshy surprised and delighted me by FINALLY watching “The Goonies” with me! The entire movie! He’s been maintaining for the last 10 years that he hates that movie.

This is the infamous Empress Hotel, where we had High Tea the next day. I wished that we hadn’t had waffles two hours prior to the High Tea, but what are ya gonna do?

Liz and Josh having tea
It was a lovely experience.

Joshy at tea
What a man!

After tea, it was on to “Miniature World”. Child Liz would be VERY stoked. I’ve always been a fan of little things.

“Miniature World” consisted of several intricate dioramas to gawk at. Some of them took years to build. This was the top of “Jack and the Beanstalk”.

This was WWII. I think.

tiny window cleaners
The miniature “window cleaners” KILLED ME.

tiny scenes
The displays were all interactive–with a push of a button you could make the cars move, the trains go around the track.

tiny people
The displays were not all the same scale. My favorite ones were big enough to show the people’s expressions, like this one.

tiny Gulliver
“Gulliver’s Travels”.

tiny castles
Tiny castles.

tiny cars

tiny carnival
I loved the carnival one. It took them 4 years to build it.

tiny Camelot
“Camelot” was fun, too. It took three years to build it.

glow hand
The first display was outer space, but my camera failed to pick things up. You understand.

Lizzy on the water
We spent the rest of the day before we had to board the 6 pm ferry walking around, doing a little shopping and enjoying the city.

Joshy on the water
A girl passing by complimented Joshy on his purple hair.

grey day on the water
I’m obsessed with Pacific Northwest Indian art, and in a gift shop we both found tee-shirts featuring the art. We bought some maple creme cookies and devoured the box. Josh bought my brother some maple syrup, because he is thoughtful.

No regrets, Victoria! You were fun! I think it’s kind of neat, going into another country just for a weekend. Mexico next? I’ve never been to Mexico.