Sunday, May 30, 2010

Troubled Man for Troubled Times

It's always fun to see what memorabilia is at which location.

One of Geezer Butler's bass guitars was here, and this festive outfit belonging to Alice Cooper.

Too bad they didn't have what ever contraption shot the sparks out of his fingers while he sang elected while wearing it!

One of the silly young men there at the Hard Rock actually asked The Husband if he needed any explanation about the exhibits. Boy got schooled a bit...

Saturday, May 29, 2010


If I had a music appreciation room, I would need lights just like this.

I'll put it on the list to ask the folks at the Hard Rock where they got them!

They would go well with the Pink Floyd 'Animals' Poster and the glossy photos with us and all of our close, personal, rock star friends...

Friday, May 28, 2010

Good Policy

One stop on our trip was to the Hard Rock Cafe at Union Station.

This seems like a good policy to have I'd say.

Plus, well...

You know: it's neon.

Thursday, May 27, 2010

Beautiful Trees

The whole way to St. Louis we kept seeing the most beautiful bursts of purple color along the road.

Well, that and a bonus number of sightings while playing HAWK!

Great game - almost as good as the license pate game...

Best part was when I sighted a coyote!

I digress - the trees are Eastern Redbuds and I want one!

Wednesday, May 26, 2010


The Museum of Westward Expansion is great - they pack a ton of information in there!

Of course it is dedicated to my pal Thomas Jefferson.

One cool dude.

(Except for the slaves and such but I'm pretty sure he'd realize now that was a very bad idea...)

Tuesday, May 25, 2010


It is nice to hang out with someone who takes almost as many pictures as me.

Instead of getting "the look"

Do you know the one?

The one that says, "I do not know her. She is clearly an insane woman who is receiving messages from the mother ship to send back more and more data for research. She means you no real harm though, as long as you don't block her shot. Someday her photos will save the planet. Or at least make really nice scrapbooks - I do like the scrapbooks. They're neat. Just not so many pictures please?"

Monday, May 24, 2010

Top of the town

Made the journey up in the arch - what a view!

We came to town for the 10th Annual Hot Wheels Nationals so I got to spend some quality time with my pal Edwina.


Sunday, May 23, 2010

Saturday, May 22, 2010

Guiding Light

Another Happy Owler night with the Chi Omega Girls at Don's Lighthouse in Lakewood.

I recommend the spinach artichoke dip!

Friday, May 21, 2010


No - I'm not nesting!

It's the crzay bird that built a nest in the wreath on my sister's front door!

Thursday, May 20, 2010

Blue Suede Shoes

Drinks after the show at the House of Blues.

Love the funky art on the walls at this place!

What girl doesn't like shoes?

Wednesday, May 19, 2010

Moondog Coronation

Cleveland: Rock and Roll Hall of Fame City!

...and home of the Moondog Coronation Ball since 1952 when Alan Freed staged the first real rock concert.

This year it was Grand Funk Railroad, The Turtles, Little Anthony & the Imperials, and Paul Revere and the Raiders.

Any time I get to sing along to lyrics such as, "Eleanor, gee I think your swell!" or "Kicks just keep getting harder to find" I'm happy! Maybe not so much on the "Cherokee people, Cherokee tribe" though...

Great night!

Tuesday, May 18, 2010

Night at the Arcade

Date night on the town!

We escape downtown to the Hyatt at the Arcade - what an awesome place!

Monday, May 17, 2010

Chef Constance

I'm cleansing again this week. Plan is for three times this year.

After the last cleanse I felt wonderful and began eating better and that often means preparing food myself.

I picked up a great cook book by Weight Watchers in 20 minutes

Favorites so far are:

Skillet Pork Chops with Apricot-Mustard Sauce
Chicken and Coconut Curry
Spiced Turkey Burgers with Yogurt and Chutney

Two more fun recipes not from this book are:

Got any tasty, healthy recipes to share with me?

Sunday, May 16, 2010

Farewell Ronnie

Today is a sad day as we mourn the loss of a heavy metal super star.

Ronnie James Dio passed away early this morning after losing his battle with stomach cancer.

Dio's music has been a huge part of our lives...

We were blessed to met him back stage on several occasions and he was always the most gracious host. He wouldn't leave until he had spoken to all the fans and even aksed that security allow people waiting by his bus to come inside one freezing evening in Cleveland.

I saw Dio front Black Sabbath, the Dio band, and Heaven and Hell and was never, ever disappointed.

I will leave you with my favorite Dio song - which is saying a lot considering how many there are...


Rest in peace...

Weather or not

I am aware that this is not my best photographic work...

But what do you want from my iPhone while moving at 60mph on the free way during a storm?

Oh stop - The Husband was driving not me!

The lightening was so spectacular the other night that I had to snap it.

Saturday, May 15, 2010

Eye Candy

Totally busted!

I have a thing with neon signs - it's kind of an obsession.

I must take a photograph if I see one that is fun.

When I walked into the shop they called me on it! Usually I try to be incognito - not this time I guess!

The shop, Eye Candy Gallery, was awesome and my favorite stop on the art walk.

Stand outs were the jewelry pieces and the purses. Wearable art rocks!

And I'm always a sucker for glass. I really must take a class when things slow down (they are going to slow down - right?)

Friday, May 14, 2010

Even though I don't like martinis

This spot in Tremont looks like it must be fun!

We dined down the street at Lolita - one of Iron Chef Michael Symon's properties in the Cleveland Area. The roasted dates with almonds, chillies, bacon, and parsley were a total hit.

You should totally go there and try them.

Now is fine - there's not another post until tomorrow!

Thursday, May 13, 2010

Tremont Art Walk

Tremont Art Walk - second Friday in March - and every month...

The Banyan Tree sported some lovely windows.

Wednesday, May 12, 2010

Happy little owls

Happy Owler at The Three Birds in Lakewood with my Chi Omega sisters.

Try the citrus crab spring rolls - I didn't!

Total plate envy on the gal who did though...

I ordered the Maine lobster pizza - not so much!

Sunday, May 9, 2010

I'm special

Apparently, if you request cinnamon toast and coffee for breakfast on Mother's Day from your son you get it.

...along with flowers and a card.

Outside of card: "Mom, I planned to send you on an exotic cruise for Mother's Day."

Inside of card: "But I knew you'd miss me too much. That's the kind of mom you are."

He knows me well!

...and you also get a special lunch prepared for you by all of your menfolk.

Why didn't I think of asking for stuff years ago?

I must be special!

Saturday, May 8, 2010

A brief respite

It is after May 1st - so I think it is safe to say the snow is behind us here in North East Ohio for another season. Just in case you miss the snow - I'll share this photo from our Craft Farm Getaway last February.

I find myself with a spot of time on my hands... not empty time mind you, but I am only doing like eight things at once instead of twenty so I thought I'd pop in and say hello to you folks.

It's not going to get any less busy in my corner of the world, but I'm gonna try not to neglect the finer than frog hair fan base...

I've started to prepare a series of photo-a-day posts to catch you up on the exciting adventures in my world. Watch for more updates as the days move along!

What have you been up to?