Thursday, March 22, 2018

Peacocks Pastries And Penpals

So, what have I been up to so that I've been MIA from the Land Of Blog for a while?   Well, I've been taking glorious walks with The G-Kid Force at The Wildlife World Zoo, which is near Villa Boheme' and I've got a Membership for the whole Family thru July.   The weather has been glorious and Exercising each Morning with long walks around Beautiful Exotic Wildlife feeds the Soul.

With it being Spring everything is feeling frisky and Baby Animals are abounding.   This Albino Peacock, among many of the Peacocks, was strutting his stuff to try to impress the Peahens.   And when they wouldn't pay him due Attention, well he Serenaded those of us with Cameras that WERE paying him Homage to his Proud Display!  *LOL*

He put on a Show for quite some time for us actually, so I was able to get some good Images even tho' I only had my Camera Phone available this day.   I don't know why the Peahens weren't suitably Impressed, us Humans sure were!  *Smiles*   They ignored this poor Handsome Fellow and so he had to be content to just Wow the Humans instead.

I've always wanted to own some Peacocks... alas, until and unless I get Acreage again it won't be possible.   Well, The Man doesn't want Peacocks anyway due to their Haunting cries, he thinks it's rather Creepy.  *Smiles*   Of coarse The Force and I would be Happy with a menagerie of Interesting Critters roaming the Grounds of where ever we could have them.   But for now our only Interesting Critters are of the Taxidermy variety.  *LOL*

I also indulged the Family with an assortment of Macaroons by Binh from one of my Favorite Vietnamese Restaurants.  Her Macaroons are better than any I've bought at Patisserie's around the Valley and she usually has 15 Flavors or more to choose from.   They used to only be available on the Weekends, but now the demand is such that you can sometimes get them midweek as well.

There are also Ice-Cream Sandwiches made with Macaroon Pastry with Gourmet Ice-Cream sandwiched in between.   Since I was getting these as Take-Out this day I opted just for the Macaroon assortment and my personal favorite flavors are the Pandan and Taro flavor {The Minty Green and Lavender hued ones}.

But there's also Thai Tea, Strawberry, Cookies N Cream, Smores, Mango, Red Velvet, Pistachio, Coffee, Vanilla, Passion Fruit, Birthday Cake, Matcha Tea, Raspberry, Caramel, Peanut Butter... all tasting Divine!!!

We also Hosted Flat Stanley for his Arizona Adventure since my Great-Niece had a School Penpal Project and had to send him out of State as part of her Homework Assignment.   Now, Princess T Loves her little Niece, but it's hard for her to get thru her own Homework Assignments, nevermind someone else's,  and getting a Tween to take Flat Stanley on 'Dates' around Town being Photographed with him wasn't gonna happen!   Her Street Cred was at risk and she said she died a little on the inside just reluctantly posing for this one shot under protest and hoping nobody was around and actually looking!!? *Bwahahahahahaha!!!*

The Young Prince was only slightly more cooperative and only because it was his little Niece.  Hurry Up he said, or Flat Stanley is gonna have an unfortunate accident and fly out the window of this Truck and his next Image will have a tire mark across him or him being set on fire!  *LMAO*   Well... we are a twisted bunch here and it WAS mighty tempting to want to do some crazy shit with Flat Stanley for Pure Fun... only we were quite sure it wasn't appropriate if the Great Niece's Teacher didn't also have a morbid sense of humor?!  *Winks*

No, you guys Behave is what The Man sternly warned... ha ha ha... he was an excellent Sport for his Great Niece's School Project.  And hey, if Grandpa was gonna be Down for it, then The G-Kid Force reluctantly agreed that ALL of us should be equally Down for it too and so they finally obliged and got the Job done!  *Whew!*   I mean, a Grade was at stake here!

I have found that I totally suck at Selfies, and trying to get myself AND Flat Stanley in frame and try to look Cute, while juggling the Camera was truly Interesting!  *LMAO*  And IS there an angle where extra chins disappear I Wonder?  *Bwahahahaha!*

And of coarse I have to Show Off the Beautiful Great-Niece on the far Left, with her equally Beautiful little Sister and Adorable Baby Brother.   The Younger Sister looks identical to her Mama at the same age, brought back Memories of Yesteryear of when my Niece Alex was a Pre-School aged Princess herself!

So, Flat Stanley went to the Desert and we resisted the urge to photograph him impaled upon a Cactus!  *Winks*

And tho' The G-Kid Force wouldn't be caught dead in Public with him, he did ride around with us for the day and even tho' she said she didn't Like him, Princess T protected him from flying out the window!  *Bwahahahahahaha!!!*   I had thought she'd be more Artsy in the Decorating of him since she's very Artistic, but I don't think she was that Into it, tho' I Wish she had of been.

I thought it was a Fun Grade-School Project for my Great-Niece and I Hope she gets an Excellent Grade based on Flat Stanley's Arizona Adventure?!   I tried to Motivate The Force, but you know... it was like Homework... and well... Motivating either of them to do Homework has always been a Major Issue!  *Le Sigh*

I should have probably taken him thru the Zoo with us, but then The Force said they would have stayed in the Truck!  *Bwahahahahaha!!!*   Not that we haven't done Crazier things in Public... but... whatever... *Winks*

So most of Flat Stanley's Imagery was taken being introduced to an assortment of Villa Boheme's 'residents'... ha ha ha... that should raise the Teacher's Eyebrows enough I think?!   What Rabbit Hole did Flat Stanley fall down she might Wonder?!? *Winks*

But I thought my Great-Niece might Enjoy some 'different' Images of Flat Stanley's Arizona Friends he spent time with... that weren't Boring and might add some Flavor to her Assignment?!  *Smiles*

He was greeted at the Door by Pappi... who should probably be holding an Easter Basket now rather than Felt Pom-Poms... but I've been so totally behind the 8-Ball in Seasonal Decorating this year that it's ridiculous!   That said, I have been plowing thru the Hoarded Garage Project lately with the Help of Friends and Family so I feel quite accomplished and am making Progress.

Flat Stanley was glad that Mister Piranha was under Glass so that he could approach without Risk during the introduction!  *Winks*   I don't know what happened to Mister Piranha's Santos Crown, he used to have a lovely one but it disappeared during The Big Move and I have yet to find it.

I had Fun taking Flat Stanley's pixs around the house even tho' The Force thought it was Insane and said their Niece's Teacher will probably Wonder what drugs this Family is on?!  *Bwahahahahahaha!*

Flat Stanley did end his visit with a Spa Session before he will soon be shipped off to his Home in Texas and then make his Show N Tell Presentation in front of the Niece's Elementary School Class... I would like to be a Fly on the Wall during that one!  *Winks*

He also had his Fortune Told while at Villa Boheme'... I predict we'll never be able to get The Force to wanna do something like THIS again.   Sorry Alex... your Niece and Nephew just weren't that Game to embarrass themselves like we used to be able to easily talk them into!  *Bwahahahahaha!!!*

He also attended a Wedding while here and the Bride was Lovely!   Tho' I'm told by The Great White Hunter among us that She is actually a He... so he's named her Caitlyn!  *Smiles*  Safe Journey back to Texas Flat Stanley!!!


Blessings, Love and Light from the Arizona Desert... Dawn... The Bohemian

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