Weekend In Review ...

1. WTFun?! was my first reaction when I saw the bronzed surfer statue in Cardiff (aka the "Cardiff Kook") had been swallowed by a giant paper maché shark! How funny is that? What's even better was that earlier in the week there was a giant shark fin across the street that would appear closer and closer to the statue as if circling its prey. And then Saturday morning there it was, the giant shark swallowing the statue. I love this mysterious, interactive art and the fact that authorities have not taken it down yet. Apparently no charges will be pressed because there was no damage to the statue. Very cool for everyone.

2. Ahh, the premiere of Mad Men. I have to admit, having viewed all prior seasons via Netflix, it was tough watching with interruption last night–took a tiny bit of the allure away. However, was a pretty good episode, not my fave. Although I think Roger is slowly becoming my favorite character with his one liners. Who else could say "wet fart" with such demure sophistication?

3. Saturday I went with Bianca and her little on a trek down to Coronado for the Oh Joy! yard sale. It was the cutest idea and one that I think everyone should adopt. I scored on some fun jewelry pieces and Bianca scored some awesome fabrics that I swear were just sitting there waiting for her. Super fun day!

4. Remember my funny, talented uncle? Well, I spoke with him on Sunday and the chat did not disappoint. He told me he had been asked to speak at a friends funeral recently and I of course started to feel awful . But in true form, he reassured me that it went well and it was "a hit." Wha? He explained how he re-enacted a skit from a movie and even programmed his phone to ring during his eulogy so that he could answer and have a fake, but typical comedic conversation with his friend who had just passed. Apparently he had everyone laughing and the family loved him for turning the environment from a somber one into a fun, reflective one. Leave it to my uncle to know how to jazz up a funeral. (RIP Floyd:)

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16 comments:

Copious Couture said...

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Ana Degenaar said...

This sounds like the perfect weekend, love it!

Michelle Salz-Smith said...

The yard sale sounds like so much fun! I know Coronado was amazing, how lovely was Joy?!
Sounds like a fantastic weekend.

TheBeautyFile said...

I have to say, Madmen is up there as one of my faves on tv, but each season is the same...the first few episodes are slow and then all of a sudden....BOOM! Shit picks up quick yo. I can't wait!!

I adored Christina Hendricks' dresses last night, though. Also wasn't everyone's hair a bit poofy? Maybe as time went on, the hairstyles got higher...

Dancing Branflake said...

Your uncle sounds awesome! That is too hilarious.

bink and boo said...

I had so much fun with you on Saturday. Thanks for joining me in the adventure.

While everyone was watching the premier of Mad Men, Ro' and I were just diving into season 1. We only watched one episode, but that's all I needed (I was sleepy). I am hooked. I love it. What's not to love!? The writing is genius. The wardrobes- let me stop myself this is a conversation I need to save for in person. I can't wait to tuck the little one in tonight and finish watching the DVD.

P.S. Your uncle sounds like a hoot!

P.P.S. I never noticed the shark fin last week in Cardiff, but the shark attack sure did catch my attention. Ahh, art.

La Feem said...

This is the greatest post, I saw the statue, LOVED it! thank you so much for the explanation, so bummed I missed the fin!!

Crossed over between The Gates and Mad Men, makes for a sunday thrill ride. Fun to watch MM again after missing two seasons...

Your Uncle rules and so do you!

xo

Paige said...

love the shark story, that's hilarious!

Stacey said...

Sounds like there wasn't a dull moment for you this weekend!

D&D said...

that is one tag sale i wish i could go to. i bet you found some great jewels there...!

dulci said...

yay Mad Men! lovedd the wet fart comment - cracked up!!

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Brandi said...

I think I might need to get on the Mad Men wagon. I'll need to get the past seasons on DVD and start watching.

And that shark with statue is SO awesome. Extra points that they had the giant fin approaching. I wish I had been there to see it.

olive juice photography said...

omg i love #1 i love that.. we need more of that in this world.. have a lovely monday!

and flowers pick themselves said...

roger was cracking me up last night! i'm so excited to see where this season goes.

xo Alison

taryn said...

i died laughing when i saw that shark the other day! so awesome! and that garage sale sounds so much fun!!

house 09 said...

love the shark event! isn't fun when spontaneity happens? and you got to go to oh joy yard sale? lucky lucky!

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