Monday, February 13, 2012

the love ship

This weekend, Pete and I celebrated our love for each other aboard the Queen Mary. I’ve pranced all around this art deco ship many times before, but I’ve never stayed in one of the rooms nor eaten at its fancy dining establishment, Sir Winston’s. While eating at Sir Winston’s, I recalled my childhood when Sizzler’s was considered fine dining in my family. And look at me now - eating lobster bisque, rack of lamb, and trying chocolate soufflé for the first time (major yumminess, in case you’re wondering). I will always remember my humble roots, but it sure is nice to eat some fancy food at a high toned place sometimes. I feel fortunate for these moments, and I also feel lucky to have such a kind and loving boyfriend who takes photos of me everywhere and never seems put out. The Queen Mary was equally abiding, and I was allowed free reign. Given the leniency, I wish I would have brought my skates aboard. I have a dream to skate the wooden floors of this majestic ship. I’m gonna show ya’ll some more photos (digital) of our stay aboard the Queen Mary in another post.

Life has been idealistic as Walt Whitman’s verse and grand as a symphony these past few weeks. I’ve watched some really good bands - Reigning Sound, Mark Lanegan, and Graveyard (Swedish metal), though I feel asleep during the last two shows, believe it or not. My years of living in the fast lane have undoubtedly caught up with me. And then my good friend Tyler came to visit from Hawaii. It was so lovely to see him and hang with the old gang - each of us competing for the most laughs. Lastly, the weather has been sunny for a few weeks, and I’ve been able to spend a lot of time outdoors, which is my favorite place to spend my life.

“Keep your face always toward the sunshine - and shadows will fall behind you.
- Walt Whitman

“I am satisfied ... I see, dance, laugh, sing.”
-- Walt Whitman, Leaves of Grass

“Give me the splendid, silent sun with all his beams full-dazzling.”
-- Walt Whitman, Leaves of Grass

Outfit: vintage embroidered top, 50s polka dot shorts, red belt (thrifted), Michael Kors espadrilles


  1. Well,you look totally heavenly on board!
    Roller skating would be fantasmo,look t all that space! Preferably in a super spangley costume!
    Yay for some idealistic times! I have frequently fallen asleep at gigs,even when I was young and bouncy!X

  2. Wow! Those shows on the deck are incredible - like something out of a '50s magazine. Completely stunning. It sounds like an incredible day!

  3. Thanks, gals. Helga, you make me feel better about falling asleep at heavy metal shows if a gal as vivacious as you has done the same.

  4. indeed, your beams are full-dazzling!

    this is the most refreshing and bright outfit. it is perfect for some walt whitman nourishment and a rad ship with a wooden deck. pure freedom and bliss.


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