I’m Baaaaaaaack!

Well, I'm back in Orange County.  I have so much to get caught up on and so many things to share.  Drinking pina coladas all day long is hard work …!  I'm so glad to be back amongst Orange County's superficial bitches finest again.

First of all, a huge thank you to all my guest bloggers.  I love each and every one of them. I told them to write whatever they wanted and I knew they'd come through with some good stuff for you. 

Now about my niece, Megan, from Undomestic Diva.

Ahem.  She forgot to mention I am her VERY YOUNG aunt.  It's like a freak of nature that I'm even old enough to be an aunt.  She really should have mentioned that.  A few of you emailed me with questions regarding her and/or our very *special* family.  I will be quite happy to address that topic, but really the uniqueness of my family deserves a feature length movie post of it's own.  

Does it sound like I'm avoiding the topic?  Of course not, I'll get back to you on it real soon.

Now … how was Saint Lucia?

Why wonderful, thank you for asking.  Anytime Briefcase's boss wants to pass along another free trip I will be quite happy to accept.  Most importantly, I did not fall out of the sky and die while in any damn planes.  Whew!  

Here's a picture from my lounge chair where I sat every day drinking tanning.  (I seem to like the strike out feature on my blog today.  Have you noticed?)

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Did I mention I've had exactly three hours of sleep in the last 48 hours?  It's true.  If this post is a rambling mess forgive me.  If it's not, then I've become amazing-ish while I've been gone.  I'm also currently OD'ing on sudafed, but really that's a very long story and deserves an entire post of it's own.

These are the Pitons.

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Jennster told you on Monday, I believe, the Pitons are the famous landmark of Saint Lucia.  We went sailing between them in a catamaran one day and I have to say they're breathtaking when you're out in the water looking up at them.  Someone told me they are listed on the list of "Top 10 Must See Something-or-Others."  In my very humble opinion, Saint Lucia is a bazillion times prettier than Aruba which I visited a few years back.

The catamaran docked by the Pitons and a group of us took a taxi to the nearby volcano.  I hiked inside the crater and it smelled like never been washed ass sulfur.  Afterward, we had lunch at a restaurant with a really cool view of the Pitons.  I was really hot from being in the volcano so I cooled off with an ice cold island beer.

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Isn't that a great photo?  Alcohol induced creativity enhances photography sometimes.

Normally I'm not a beer drinker, but it was very good beer.  Either that or I was just insanely hot and thirsty at that point which I was.

After we sailed back to the resort, I went back to my same old spot.

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It really sucked, can you tell?

I even met Brad Pitt in this very same location later in the week.  No, I'm not kidding.  I asked for a photo and he was quite accommodating.  (I always knew Brad would love to accommodate me if only we were to meet!)

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Take a close look:

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I have more interesting Saint Lucia experiences to share with you in upcoming days but I promise not to overwhelm you with too many vacation photos at one time.  

Right now I need to unpack the sex toys I hid from my mother-in-law while she was house-sitting for us.  I ended up putting my laptop, all blog related paraphenalia, all sex related stuff and all other incriminating items in an old suitcase.  Then I put the suitcase in with a bunch of our other old luggage in a cabinet in our garage.  As far as I know, she never found any of it.  (Let's hope!)

I missed all of you … hugs!

75 Responses to “I’m Baaaaaaaack!”

  1. Michelle

    You know, I think Brad Pitt looks so much better than I remember (and no, I’m not kidding).
    Glad you had a great time and didn’t fall out of the sky. It was good getting to know some of your friends and family while you were gone.
    Sleep well (when you unwind and unpack of course).

  2. Michelle

    You know, I think Brad Pitt looks so much better than I remember (and no, I’m not kidding).
    Glad you had a great time and didn’t fall out of the sky. It was good getting to know some of your friends and family while you were gone.
    Sleep well (when you unwind and unpack of course).

  3. Michelle

    You know, I think Brad Pitt looks so much better than I remember (and no, I’m not kidding).
    Glad you had a great time and didn’t fall out of the sky. It was good getting to know some of your friends and family while you were gone.
    Sleep well (when you unwind and unpack of course).

  4. Jan

    Hmmm, Brad Pitt looks much nicer in person, doesn’t he?
    I’m so very glad you didn’t fall out of the sky!
    Very creative hiding from the MIL! *makes notes for future reference*
    I’ll guest post for you any time, hon!

  5. Jan

    Hmmm, Brad Pitt looks much nicer in person, doesn’t he?
    I’m so very glad you didn’t fall out of the sky!
    Very creative hiding from the MIL! *makes notes for future reference*
    I’ll guest post for you any time, hon!

  6. Jan

    Hmmm, Brad Pitt looks much nicer in person, doesn’t he?
    I’m so very glad you didn’t fall out of the sky!
    Very creative hiding from the MIL! *makes notes for future reference*
    I’ll guest post for you any time, hon!

  7. Deidre

    Well now the Pitons are high on my list of travel destinations! (should we have said Pittons…wow. Mom joke. I apologise for all who had to witness that.) Am a punisher. seriously, I’ll stop now. I hurt myself with the lameness of this comment.

  8. Deidre

    Well now the Pitons are high on my list of travel destinations! (should we have said Pittons…wow. Mom joke. I apologise for all who had to witness that.) Am a punisher. seriously, I’ll stop now. I hurt myself with the lameness of this comment.

  9. Deidre

    Well now the Pitons are high on my list of travel destinations! (should we have said Pittons…wow. Mom joke. I apologise for all who had to witness that.) Am a punisher. seriously, I’ll stop now. I hurt myself with the lameness of this comment.

  10. stoneskin

    I’ve always suspected that Brad Pitt is black.
    Well written considering only 3 hours’ sleep!

  11. stoneskin

    I’ve always suspected that Brad Pitt is black.
    Well written considering only 3 hours’ sleep!

  12. stoneskin

    I’ve always suspected that Brad Pitt is black.
    Well written considering only 3 hours’ sleep!

  13. di

    Ohhhh, so that’s who Angelina married.
    Di
    The Blue Ridge Gal

  14. di

    Ohhhh, so that’s who Angelina married.
    Di
    The Blue Ridge Gal

  15. di

    Ohhhh, so that’s who Angelina married.
    Di
    The Blue Ridge Gal

  16. Kristan

    Lovely pics!
    And hey, I’m an aunt that’s only 7 yrs older than my nephew, so it can happen!

  17. Kristan

    Lovely pics!
    And hey, I’m an aunt that’s only 7 yrs older than my nephew, so it can happen!

  18. Kristan

    Lovely pics!
    And hey, I’m an aunt that’s only 7 yrs older than my nephew, so it can happen!

  19. Lori

    What a lovely vacation and sounds like you will have some stories to tell us once you get some sleep. I must say, there is nothing quite like an ice cold beer when your hot and thirsty. Glad you didn’t fall out of the plane…and how exciting to meet Brad Pitt!

  20. Lori

    What a lovely vacation and sounds like you will have some stories to tell us once you get some sleep. I must say, there is nothing quite like an ice cold beer when your hot and thirsty. Glad you didn’t fall out of the plane…and how exciting to meet Brad Pitt!

  21. Lori

    What a lovely vacation and sounds like you will have some stories to tell us once you get some sleep. I must say, there is nothing quite like an ice cold beer when your hot and thirsty. Glad you didn’t fall out of the plane…and how exciting to meet Brad Pitt!

  22. Linda

    ELPH is going to have to take me to St. Lucia. I’m thinking massage on the beach, umbrella drink in hand. Yea.
    Brad looks like he’s been hitting the tanning booth a bit much.
    So glad to have you “home”. Your guest posts were great!

  23. Linda

    ELPH is going to have to take me to St. Lucia. I’m thinking massage on the beach, umbrella drink in hand. Yea.
    Brad looks like he’s been hitting the tanning booth a bit much.
    So glad to have you “home”. Your guest posts were great!

  24. Linda

    ELPH is going to have to take me to St. Lucia. I’m thinking massage on the beach, umbrella drink in hand. Yea.
    Brad looks like he’s been hitting the tanning booth a bit much.
    So glad to have you “home”. Your guest posts were great!

  25. SSG

    welcome back!
    though I bet Orange County is just as sunny?
    Also I saw on the news some prank where kids put their chairs on the school roof, is that anywhere near you? Hope you’re lovely and relaxed now and all your sex toys were safe, and had a holiday themselves 😉

  26. SSG

    welcome back!
    though I bet Orange County is just as sunny?
    Also I saw on the news some prank where kids put their chairs on the school roof, is that anywhere near you? Hope you’re lovely and relaxed now and all your sex toys were safe, and had a holiday themselves 😉

  27. SSG

    welcome back!
    though I bet Orange County is just as sunny?
    Also I saw on the news some prank where kids put their chairs on the school roof, is that anywhere near you? Hope you’re lovely and relaxed now and all your sex toys were safe, and had a holiday themselves 😉

  28. LPC

    Welcome back. We liked all your guest posts. But we really missed you.

  29. LPC

    Welcome back. We liked all your guest posts. But we really missed you.

  30. LPC

    Welcome back. We liked all your guest posts. But we really missed you.

  31. Kari-Mel

    Welcome home! We missed you although your guests were amazing like you!
    Can’t wait to hear more about your trip. We need a vacation but don’t know when we’ll be able to go anywhere just yet.
    Looking forward to more info about how fabulous St Lucia really was!

  32. Kari-Mel

    Welcome home! We missed you although your guests were amazing like you!
    Can’t wait to hear more about your trip. We need a vacation but don’t know when we’ll be able to go anywhere just yet.
    Looking forward to more info about how fabulous St Lucia really was!

  33. Kari-Mel

    Welcome home! We missed you although your guests were amazing like you!
    Can’t wait to hear more about your trip. We need a vacation but don’t know when we’ll be able to go anywhere just yet.
    Looking forward to more info about how fabulous St Lucia really was!

  34. Alan

    Welcome back! We missed you but it looks like you had a great time! Expecting some great posts soon. But get some sleep! Obviously vacations are exhausting…

  35. Alan

    Welcome back! We missed you but it looks like you had a great time! Expecting some great posts soon. But get some sleep! Obviously vacations are exhausting…

  36. Alan

    Welcome back! We missed you but it looks like you had a great time! Expecting some great posts soon. But get some sleep! Obviously vacations are exhausting…

  37. Lo

    heh. i hate flying too. damn effing airplanes. although they DID get you to THAT spot, of which i’m very jealous, sooo….
    anyway, can we have more pictures????

  38. Lo

    heh. i hate flying too. damn effing airplanes. although they DID get you to THAT spot, of which i’m very jealous, sooo….
    anyway, can we have more pictures????

  39. Lo

    heh. i hate flying too. damn effing airplanes. although they DID get you to THAT spot, of which i’m very jealous, sooo….
    anyway, can we have more pictures????

  40. missy

    Did you see Amy Winehouse? She seems to be making St. Lucia her new home! Loved the guest writers – I looked forward each day to see who would appear. Very cute idea. Glad you’re back safe and sound. Now you can sleep and detox.

  41. missy

    Did you see Amy Winehouse? She seems to be making St. Lucia her new home! Loved the guest writers – I looked forward each day to see who would appear. Very cute idea. Glad you’re back safe and sound. Now you can sleep and detox.

  42. missy

    Did you see Amy Winehouse? She seems to be making St. Lucia her new home! Loved the guest writers – I looked forward each day to see who would appear. Very cute idea. Glad you’re back safe and sound. Now you can sleep and detox.

  43. Fragrant Liar

    Welcome back. After seeing those photos of the mountains, I’m goint to St. Lucia!
    Sucked you had such an unpleasant time over there.

  44. Fragrant Liar

    Welcome back. After seeing those photos of the mountains, I’m goint to St. Lucia!
    Sucked you had such an unpleasant time over there.

  45. Fragrant Liar

    Welcome back. After seeing those photos of the mountains, I’m goint to St. Lucia!
    Sucked you had such an unpleasant time over there.

  46. amyz5

    sudafed and beer! breakfast of champions. welcome home you lush, you have been missed.

  47. amyz5

    sudafed and beer! breakfast of champions. welcome home you lush, you have been missed.

  48. amyz5

    sudafed and beer! breakfast of champions. welcome home you lush, you have been missed.

  49. Christine

    I so want to go there. We should’ve done St. Lucia instead of Ocho Rios for our honeymoon, dang it!
    Your guest posters were great! Can’t wait to hear your stories! I think we should all place bets on which ones we’ll get — Flashing? Mooning? Sunburned bum? LOL Just kidding…missed you, 24!

  50. Christine

    I so want to go there. We should’ve done St. Lucia instead of Ocho Rios for our honeymoon, dang it!
    Your guest posters were great! Can’t wait to hear your stories! I think we should all place bets on which ones we’ll get — Flashing? Mooning? Sunburned bum? LOL Just kidding…missed you, 24!

  51. Christine

    I so want to go there. We should’ve done St. Lucia instead of Ocho Rios for our honeymoon, dang it!
    Your guest posters were great! Can’t wait to hear your stories! I think we should all place bets on which ones we’ll get — Flashing? Mooning? Sunburned bum? LOL Just kidding…missed you, 24!

  52. Helena

    Welcome back!!! Those pics look amazing! Oh that beach… and Brad Pitt. Didn’t know he was working there. Was he filling in for someone? 🙂
    Glad to have you back. Can’t wait to hear more about your trip!

  53. Helena

    Welcome back!!! Those pics look amazing! Oh that beach… and Brad Pitt. Didn’t know he was working there. Was he filling in for someone? 🙂
    Glad to have you back. Can’t wait to hear more about your trip!

  54. Helena

    Welcome back!!! Those pics look amazing! Oh that beach… and Brad Pitt. Didn’t know he was working there. Was he filling in for someone? 🙂
    Glad to have you back. Can’t wait to hear more about your trip!

  55. Kelly

    Looks beautiful. How cool that you can say you’ve met Brad Pitt for the rest of your life. He’s got a very nice build!

  56. Kelly

    Looks beautiful. How cool that you can say you’ve met Brad Pitt for the rest of your life. He’s got a very nice build!

  57. Kelly

    Looks beautiful. How cool that you can say you’ve met Brad Pitt for the rest of your life. He’s got a very nice build!

  58. emmysuh

    Ugh, so jealous, that looks SO beautiful and relaxing to a senior in college who is five papers, two presentations, and four finals away from graduating. I can’t wait to see more pictures!

  59. emmysuh

    Ugh, so jealous, that looks SO beautiful and relaxing to a senior in college who is five papers, two presentations, and four finals away from graduating. I can’t wait to see more pictures!

  60. emmysuh

    Ugh, so jealous, that looks SO beautiful and relaxing to a senior in college who is five papers, two presentations, and four finals away from graduating. I can’t wait to see more pictures!

  61. PAPA

    I always love your photos…
    I can’t believe you made St Lucia look lovely…you’re good, really good!
    🙂

  62. PAPA

    I always love your photos…
    I can’t believe you made St Lucia look lovely…you’re good, really good!
    🙂

  63. PAPA

    I always love your photos…
    I can’t believe you made St Lucia look lovely…you’re good, really good!
    🙂

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