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Playing Catch-Up

Shops and Restaurants and Cafes line Asbury Avenue in Ocean City’s Downtown. They and the street buzz with activity as locals and tourists visit during the summer holiday. Trees offer shade at the shopfronts and sidewalks allow for easy comfort and separation from the road traffic.

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Pretty flowers lined this sign! I wish I knew what kind they were. My parents said they might be geraniums, or some type of them. I wish I knew for sure…. Do any of you know what kind of flowers these are?:

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I really wanted to eat at this cafe:

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It’s called “Ma France Crêperie”, which translates to “My France Crêperie”. Very simple. But, they were only open from 8AM – 3PM. Not that this was an absurd time window, but I just always found myself remembering this place after 3PM. -sigh- Perhaps next time I can try to eat there. I love crêpes! I also wanted to eat at a restaurant called “The Chatterbox” which even has dog-friendly patio seating outside! But, alas, no one wanted to go with me and I didn’t want to go alone. -sigh again-

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Oh! It rained on…Tuesday, I think…and, afterwards, there was this GORGEOUS double rainbow! Of course, the second rainbow is very faint, but it’s there, barely visible on the righthand side.

See for yourselves!:

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Also, after the storms, the clouds looked like they had been painted into the sky:

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Literally, I thought they looked like clouds painted on a canvas in a rococo style, like “The Swing” by French artist, Jean-Honoré Fragonard, and “Jupiter in the Guise of Diana and the Nymph Callisto” by, also French artist, François Boucher. The paintings are light and airy and the light and colors are emphasized. Rococo is a late-Baroque period style of painting that I am in love with.

Also, we played a lot of Scrabble on this trip. It was one of the boardgames supplied at the beach house for rainy days or just general fun, as we found it. I love Scrabble. I love creating words out of the tiles. It’s sort of like my love for crossword puzzles. I think the two might be related somehow, though the love for it is the same. Here’s one of our games after we had played all of our tiles:

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Let’s see…what else? Ah, there was one night where when I was walking on the beach after dark and it was low tide, that I came across one of the jetty’s on the beach and found life! I found rock after rock covered with little mussel shells! It was fascinating!

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I thought it was spectacular and was a bit sad to leave the little creatures to go back to the beach house. They bubbled when you ran your fingers across them and they grew in great patches across the large rocks!

Then there was a “Baby Parade“. The 106th annual baby parade held in Ocean City at the boardwalk. The only thing I took a picture of was that, at some point in the parade, there was a Scottish Pipe and Drum band. I love Scottish Pipe and Drum bands….they call themselves the “Sand Pipers” (after the bird, get it, haha) and they were playing “Danny Boy”, so I simply had to snap a photo:

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Also, I believe I mentioned that my family and I rode around on the boardwalk yesterday morning in a surry. Here’s a photo I asked one of the attendants to take when we arrived back at the surry shop:

IMG_2261I’m the one sitting right up front with the tropical shirt. My brother Kit is sitting behind me with his glasses and scruffy beard. Then in the second row, it’s my mom and dad, and Kit’s girlfriend. Oh, her name is Sydney, by the way.

This morning, I had some very delicious Eggs Benedict for breakfast. If you ever meet me and want to make a good impression, take me out for breakfast and order me Eggs Benedict. I may very well love you forever.

IMG_2262Also, there was this adorable little teapot that they gave me when I ordered hot tea! See?:

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Actually, I’m not sure that I would call it a teapot…maybe a tea canister? Anyway, it’s adorable and I want one! But…I don’t know what it’s called so I’m not sure how to search for it!

-sniff sniff- The Doctor knows how I feel! -sobs in a corner- I really would love this glass tea brewer!

Well, those are all of my photos that I took while on my very lovely family vacation. I hope you all had a great week because I sure did!

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Look for my words again soon!

-Soleil

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My Paycheck Lasted 30 Minutes…. XD

Today, I was paid $200.

Today, I spent said $200.

I bought a kayak on my way home after being paid.

Pretty sure I’ll be lectured about financial responsibility by my parents, even though I’m 25.

Too happy to care, haha!

So, that was my mindset on my way home this afternoon, haha! Surprisingly, my parents were more amused by my purchase than upset. I really was prepping myself for that finance lecture I was sure they were going to give me. Of course, I am 25 and I can spend my money the way I want to now. However, they still like to pick on me now and then. Today, instead, they looked at me, then looked at my bright yellow kayak, then back to me and were like, “Yep, that’s our daughter!” and then they laughed. Haha!

have to take a picture for you guys! It really is bright yellow and my Dad said it looked like a giant banana sticking out of the hatchback window of my car before I took it out. It’s a single person, ocean kayak that is originally sold at $500+, but I bought it secondhand off a gentleman in my area who had to give up kayaking because he blew out his bicep in an accident. So, he sold it to me for $200. This included the kayak, the paddle, a watertight built-in storage container with sleeve, a tether rope, and a fannypack with a mesh drink holder attached to it. Sweetness!

Anyway, I’m going on vacation tomorrow in Ocean City, NJ, so I can’t wait to use this thing! Yay!

Romano's so flashy!

Romano’s so flashy!

On another note, today I spent most of my afternoon typing up POs (Purchase Orders) for our company. We had a lot of different fabrics to order (both cut pieces and rolls), and the furniture we need upholstered, too! It was really interesting to learn how to fill it out, how to write the yardage and cuts needed, and so on. This Interior Design job…I love it!

Italy's so happy!

Italy’s so happy!

Look for my words again soon!

-Soleil