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Aug 6, 2011

Friday Night Fun

I meant to have some photos of the declining summer garden, but hubby has my camera this morning on his bike ride.  I think this weekend will involve several bike outings with the kids instead of the garden since school starts back up in just a few weeks and with the heat we've been having I feel like the kids didn't get much of a summer vacation.  I hope we can give them at least a little bit of fun in the next couple weeks!

First, here's what I was making...


Red isn't really my thing, and I have nothing to match this bag except.....


....meet Betty!  Although I do have another "real bike", the one that I worry about it being lightweight and that takes oodles of abuse, but Betty is different, she's "a ride"...


So Betty has a bag now for all that random non-essential stuff that a barefoot beach bike needs, you know, like sunblock, sandwiches, cameras, a book, towel.  Notice Betty has a cupholder instead of water bottle cage - yes, Betty is definitely a ride.  Hubby laughs at Betty, I think he's just jealous.  I'm thinking of a sewing a seatcover or basket liner next, and maybe a matching beach quilt - maybe rigging up something big enough for Sprocket to ride in, like a milk crate!  I definitely don't worry about weight on this one, pile the junk on!  Hey mom, Betty is the bike we'll put you on when you get here, you'll love her!

Last night we rode down to the Boardwalk to take in a free concert.  Grant Austin Taylor was performing and I am a huge fan.  Not sure if you know about him but he's a kid who also happens to be an amazing blues guitarist.  I've been watching him since he was about 11 or 12, he's 15 now and will be going places, if he can free himself of the bubble gum sidekick...


We were a bit disappointed that last night's concert included none of his blues stuff, but he was doing a beach city tour with an up and coming young country girl and the event is part of our city's "FamFest" series, which features free family and kid friendly entertainment, so I guess I "get it"... let the Bubble Gum music roll... the tweens sure seem to like it.  To get an accurate representation of this kid's talent the rest of the time, check this out!:


More fun was had prior to the concert...

Loch doing the Limbo


Finn the Hula master!


Here's one of those rickshaw like contraptions in action, later that evening one of them almost took out Finnegan!


What the hey?  Where's the What Not to Wear crew when you need them?  Seriously, LOL?
  

The kids were slackjawed when she walked by LOL, as they were with the surfer dude evangelizing on the boardwalk railing.  I gotta admit, he was awesome LOL, but it was too windy to hear him on my video so I can't share that one!  Have a great Saturday everyone, I'm headed out for another day with Betty and the family - right after I go outside and cry over my squash bed, there's thousands of bugs in it!


15 comments:

  1. Whadda post! Where do I start with my comments? LOVE, love, love the new RED purse. When you're done with it, please send it to northern Minnesota. Don't care what shape it's in. I just love it!

    As for the babe walking through the crowds wearing the . . . just what IS that she's wearing? (At least her butt wasn't hanging out. See? Coulda been worse. ;o}) Why does she have a red cellophane bag over her head?

    I couldn't help but giggle all the way through the video of Finn and the hula hoop. That boy can MOOOOVE!

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  2. How much for the bag? Give you $100.00 for it---I just have to have it ! I -wish JK ABOUT THE $$$ , OH JUST AS WELL,IF I PUT 1 MORE RED THING IN MY HOUSE ----IT WILL BECOME THE RED LIGHT DISTRICT [ DON'T THINK I'M UP TO THAT ] HOPE YOU DIDN'T SPEW SOME OF THE BREW OF THE GODS [ YOUR DELICIOUS COFFEE ] OUT AT THE COMPUTER AFTER THAT REMARK. NEVER KNOW WHATS GONNA COME OUT OF MY MOUTH,I LIVE WITH SUCH A WILD BUNCH . GREAT POST BY THE WAY:)

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  3. Mama Pea, the red bag is SO NOT me, but it does look good on the bike LOL. I don't even know what to say about that girl in the photo... it was all families like ours sitting on blankets enjoying the show when she walked right through the middle of all of us, everyone was staring, speechless LOL! I had no idea Finn could hula hoop like that either! He was up there for about 45 minutes!
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    Judy, if I could make $100 per crummy bag I'd have a business! Thanks for the props,though, it's good to hear since I'm such a newbie to sewing :)

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  4. How can you not love red when it's such a darn cute bag! Great job! She matches with Betty very nicely! Love it! Make yourself a headwrap to match too while you are at it.

    Maybe the rickshaws saw the funk in that ladies trunk?

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  5. Looks like you all had a wonderful outing!

    Sorry to hear about the squash bugs, though. Keeping them under control requires daily search-and-destroy missions for the eggs. It's been too hot to get out and manage that here, so we are seeing more bugs than usual, too.

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  6. That looks like a lot of fun. I wish we lived closer to a bigger city so that we could go to fun events.

    What's the heat like now? Is it still real hot and humid. Cause no one looks too hot at the concert.

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  7. APG, a headwrap - cute idea!! We didn't end up doing a thing today - it's been threatening thunderstorms all day and very windy, can't say I'm upset though, I got a few chapters of my book read!
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    AGWH, no daily search and destroy here, too HOT! :) I kept it up until about 2 weeks ago then quit :)
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    Sparkless, it wasn't bad at all last night, it was about 86 and even though the air was damp, the stiff breeze off the ocean kept it pleasant.

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  8. I love, love, love the red bag!!! So cute and one of my favorite colors!
    Finn rocked that hula hoop, really awesome!

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  9. You didn't like my outfit and my red hair????

    LOL! My god. What the heck was she thinking? Me?--I try and disappear into the background. I couldn't imagine!

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  10. I just love the bag and betty!!!Soooo cute. And I do believe that red is the new black ;) Just ask that girl

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  11. Sue, why did you say that was you with the red hair? That was so sweet of you to cover for me... ;)

    Love the bag. And holy moly, that kid on the guitar? I watched the video of him and that kids fingers are AMAZING. He can stretch those babies farther than I have ever been able to. He makes me want to get my guitar out and apologize to it for not using it to its full potential. :) He's REALLY good!

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  12. Hey, I have a bike like that. Maybe she's Veronica, 'cause she's green and white. She patiently does my errands with me. I think the gal looks pretty awesome, but what do I know? In CA, most of our neighbors look like that.

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  13. Ram-a-lam! Betty's Beautiful!

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  14. I need to know more about Betty - Make? Model? That is a completely beautiful bag! I tell you, you are just so talented.

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  15. Here I am, late to the party again!

    Anke, I had no IDEA he could hula hoop!
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    Sue, LOL so that was you?! And you said you were an introvert!
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    Jane, I do love Betty, all 5000 lbs of her LOL, you should hear hubby cuss when trying to put that thing on the roof rack! Luckily most of the time it doesn't get transported before riding :)
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    MamaTea, that kid is truly amazing, even his early stuff when he was really little is awesome! We are a huge blues music family so we love it when we see the younger generation choose the style!
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    Stefaneener, here too, most bikes look like that, with a surfboard rack on the side! Hubby is slowly coming around and appreciating them for their purpose... but yet he's still riding his 3 lb road bike LOL, and I have to carry all the stuff!
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    Ribbit, Betty's the BOMB!
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    Susan, Betty is a Schwinn Admiral, and thanks for the compliment about the bag, it was my first one!

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