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Twas the night before supposed merriment and we have to work but the thought of wishing you well we’ll never repent! Getting is good though giving can be great – but whatever your preference do it with zest!
Happy ho-ho-HO to one and all from your friend Native NYker at RT&M!
The holidays are hard for some folks. So here’s something to take your mind off the lackluster merriment that plagues your ho-ho-ho. Darren Criss – of Glee stardom – posing as a Santa (of sorts) shirtless, holding an over-sized candy-cane.
It put a spin on our very own. If for a moment.
Less is more, is our personal practice, but we ain’t kicking the Murphy gift-horse for sharing this teaser. Although we might’ve been a little more gleeful had this been an over-the-should showing some smooth posterior.
Coulda, shoulda, woulda been…
Merry Holidays to all and to all a long lick the candy cane!
“Do you think I could still find a beau?” asked our mommie & lady creator of a little engine that could with a laugh during our visit to what we term paradise – Nassau, Bahamas. ‘With that hair flowing, it’s a no brainer,” we responded.
Just look at the perfect blend in that do? We thought it highlights but au contraire! C’est au natural.
And with that vision of beauty that is our Mommie our brief Summer 2012 visit has fast come to a fast an end but as the saying goes – it’s truly better to have five minutes of wonderful than a whole hour of trifling.
OK; so we adjusted that slightly but y’all get the gist.
We give a whole big thanks to the Wayne & the folks at Bahama Divers for four awesome dives! The Sting Rays, giant Tortoise and Nurse Sharks while out on The Wall and The Blue Hole dives made for an exciting time down in the warm waters of The Bahamas! (Better video clip of dives coming up, b4 u guys start quipping about ‘where’s the turtle!)
Now, as if the above mentioned weren’t enuf to require us to get out a little blue pill (the ones that calm you, no the Jeremy Renner blue one) and make us mind out heart murmur some, we were joined by Tracie and Wayne – two of our real BFFs, not Paris Hilton BFFs – for din-din at Tracie’s house. Good times and good home cooked food! That’s icing. And dinner featured some kick-ass bread pudding for dessert – homemade!
Can’t beat that with a Sizzling Garden Kalik cocktail, we thinks. Nothing personal y’all.
Luv you guys. We will be back soon. Gotham here we come…
So it’s true. Our annual pilgrimage has ended. BA even delivered our lost luggage. How’s that for a message of ‘your done!’ But even though our holiday is now behind us, we have some keepsakes, aside from the fridge magnets, that will last us a long while and which we are happy to share. (And if they don’t last we will pop a pill & bring them back right quick!)
All things considered we can earnestly say we had an amazing time and were thrilled to visit with some of our dearest trans-Atlantic friends. True that our holiday abroad incurred a tad bit of drama during our Berlin impromptu visit… One we would have gladly done without, but what is a little drama when you have spent weeks on two amazing Mediterranean beaches – undisturbed! C’est pas mal.
Our new fave beach destination is The Rock in Gnenja, Malta! Picturesque doesn’t begin to describe it and one which we owe a debt of gratitude to our new friend Rob for directing us towards and laying out the path to nirvana. A path which includes a water-taxi.
We would also like to thank Rinus, Eric, Bert, Manu, Stephane and Omar for allowing us to visit and making our short stay so memorable. Nous aimez vous.
We’d love to share some of our other adventures with y’all, but we wont! We are trying to keep this posting totally PG-13.
We will leave you now so we can dutifully unpack our luggage – which traveled longer than we did – and try to get ourselves situated to the new time zone! (Damn hard one that is.)
As you read this we will be landing on the continent for a very welcomed holiday on the sunny beaches of the Mediterranean. We may, at times, take a moment to post a tidbit, or two, of our multi-week holiday stay abroad but we ain’t promising nothing other than to get a rocking tan!
We will think of y’all though – bank on that – and will miss sharing stuff during our absence – but not enough to cut it short.
Please feel free to email us and share any pressing matters and we will consider taking a respid from our time-out to post.
As the commercial declares… See you in September… See you when the summer’s through. You will know I’m back should you spot someone in tears at the airport mid-sept!
No matter how ahead of the game anyone ever tries to be, you may discover that you are preceeded by someone else. Case and point – even as I type these here words the folks down under are well ahead of the 2011 celebrations. But we here at RTnM wish y’all – no matter where you may reside and how ahead or behind you are – the bestest possible for the 2011 calendar year.
May the door kick 2010 in the ass on the way out ass he kisses 2011 coming in. And may you prosper in your endeavors.
Happy New Year, Feliz Ano Nuevo & Bonne Annee!
The Bahamian island known as Nassau is truly a slice of paradise. Calm clear waters, warm sun – even as its nearing freezing mark back home – historical, rich architecture, warm friendly folks, amazing fried chicken, incredible Scuba diving – courtesy of Bahama Divers - and truly awesome stretches of beaches.
And we have the awesome tan line to prove that last bit!
It is also a celebrity haven. Of note we learned that Javier Bardem and a very pregnant wifey Penelope Cruz were holding residence on the island looking very much in love and blissfully happy.
Of course between sunbathing and chasing after those two – we opted for the 1st one. Sue us.
But all good runs come to an end…
As we wrap our last day of a week long Thanksgiving day visit in the Carribean, let us give credit to a few folks we truly are thankful for having in our lives…
1st and foremost – Mommie, for taking time out of her hectic Dust Busters - the premiere detailing spot in Nassau – work schedule to put up with us. We luv you soooooooooooooo much! And miss you stateside even more – but we are still goin to continue nagging you for some of those brownies we grew up on!
We also wish to thank Wayne and his Bahama Divers’ bud for showing us some awesome down under time. We will never forget the experience of diving the Blue Hole & having a Nurse Shark swimming up towards our skinny ass. Wicked! It almost makes us forget surpassing our record depths – just almost.
And as we finds ourselves with Bahamians outright accusing our tanned ass of having soaked up all their sun and leaving them cloud ridden – we gear up our Tumi bags and head North with a broad smile on our sunkissed cheeks. (The ones above cuz the ones below are neon white – what can we say, we still like to have some contrast!)
We don’t mind telling y’all that we feel there is little else in life better than finding yourself on a desserted stretch of beach with no whinny ass white folk to deter one from worshipping the sun gods. And for this we are at peace.
So in closing, we hope you like these here few keepsakes from around New Providence – including: Jaws Beach (no, our asses didn’t go into the waters there!), local structures and the Cable Beach lot we grew most fond of – which came with its own shark sightings that caused us to nearly walk on water.
We here at RTnM are all about jetting off to new destinations – even if our broke ass accounts feel otherwise! Don’t think twice about whether to send in your spare change – we’ll take it! So we know you will forgive us as we take another breather before the end of the summer and head South for a short respid of (hopefully) sun, scuba and new sights…
Where South? Cartagena, Columbia to be exact. Woohooo.
This will mark our 1st South American visit and although we will be on a heavy lookout to keep ourselves from getting kidnapped – unless those nappers are tall, dark, well defined and horizontally gifted – we will be also on the lookout for tall dark and well endowed defined natives to show us some sights (or a sight given the limited time we are on.)
We have been assured that the coke situation is under control and that the police presence keeps all balanced in Cartagena. Hmmmm, is all we can say. We wholeheartedly hope this is not the case for at least one of those parts but we will have equipment to snap away a few shareable keepsakes of what we do come across.
What is a pilgrimage to Barcelona if you don’t – at the very least, make a trip to the Gaudi structure known as the Sagrada Familia. The never-ending work and assuredly the longest to finish holy house of worship ever created.
It is far from finished but still they dredge on and the work continues. And by the looks of it, it will have some additional years to go before its completion. And with more architectural variations than a Michael Alig outlaw party.
But still folks flock to it like flies to shit as they reflect on the perversities that is their lives.
Actually that part I just threw in – most folks visit “holy” structures and don’t do shit but spend enough “see me” time to merit themselves the appearance of faith.
Given that there was only one other thing I did while in the sunny beach destination – which entailed the sun gods, I thought it prudent to make a pit-stop post laying out for some 7 hrs and snap a few keepsakes. Not hard really – the tube stop from the beach went directly to it! I just wasnt going to go in – again.
I can still recall my 1st visit to the structure. I particularly remember – on a hot ass day – climbing one of its four original towers, just to say I did, and see the view. I got my ass up a whole slew of winding stairs and when I got up there, in true Catholic style, the gates to its small terrace were fucking closed! I gagged.
I had no other choice but to turn my ass around in the tight quarters and slowly and carefully come down those damn winding stairs – all the while telling myself not to panic or let the claustrophobia get to me! Vertigo central. I ain’t joking. Shit was tighter than a chastity belt.
Attempting to decompress after a four week holiday on the continent. Thats where we are presently. It feels like we need a vacation from our vacation! C’est vrai…
But we would do it all again given the chance. Especially the Dealer de Luxe Magazine anniversary soiree with our beautiful old friend Clement! Nous Aimez Vous!
I met up with hotness on one of our nights in the city of lights and headed over to this little fete held at a photo studio.
We marvel at how the French can make any space – equipped with a smoking section – more fabulous just by saying it is so! The drinking Cosmo’s rite out of shakers topped it all off.
We proceeded to make a night of it and hit every possible bar imaginable (and one we won’t discuss!)
Get to NY soon Clement!
Vive la France!