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okay, well really this is just a spot for me to ramble on about random topics

Tuesday, October 28, 2008

Fantasy Fest 2008 

Okay, so I really went outside of my comfort zone this past weekend. I went to Fantasy Fest in Key West, FL. That in itself is a huge stride, but the real acheivment was I stripping down to my pants and letting some tattoo artist named Randy paint my naked chest!

I can't tell you just how liberating it is walking down Duvall Street with 50,000 people all staring at you. AND, every other person stopping you to take your picture (and yes, I have already found some of those photos on Flickr)!

Even more unbelieveable was just how pleasant people were. I know from experience what a pain it is to ask someone if you can take their photo. Not difficult for these folks. All were polite and only a few asked to "touch". I only let 4 people touch - at least 2 were gay and 1 was trading for fantasy parrot beads!

For my body paint, I had comments like: "That is the best I've seen", "beautiful artwork", "I thought you were wearing a t-shirt", "whoa", "oh wait, that's good" along with many double takes. Anyhow, I will be back next year, but not sure how I will be able to top black beard on my saggy breasts! I asked him to cover them up and he sure has heck did with a 3 dimensial Captain Hook!

Lastly, Pictured is Brenda, Myself, Jacq and Becky (the only second timer)

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Monday, March 24, 2008

Greece 

While, I will have fond memories of the incredible heritage, architecture and history of the tour, it was often painful to sit through deceit, crankiness and downright meanness.

On the bright side, I took some amazing pictures which I will hopefully be posting soon.

I am back in NH now and packing my stuff up. It will remain in storage for the next 2 1/2 years. Anyone need a couch, TV or winerack? Tempur-pedic bed anyone?

Just waiting to get back to my new life in Florida. Go Roller Derby!

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