Giraffe Treat

My coworkers know of my love for giraffes (and superheroes) and so I teased them about not getting any cards, gifts or cake for World Giraffe Day. 

I spoke too soon. 

Shortly after I got home, there was a surprise knock on my front door: it was my Mom, standing there with a rice crispie cake in the shape of a giraffe.


Pretty cool! Thanks, Mom.

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Happy World Giraffe Day


Today is World Giraffe Day. What else could I wear but my Spo Giraffe Shirt? Also, I accessorised with my giraffe earrings:

World Giraffe Day is an annual event initiated by the GCF (Giraffe Conservation Foundation) to celebrate the longest-necked animal on the longest day or night (depending on which hemisphere you live!) of the year – June 21st – every year!
With only 100,000 giraffe remaining in the wild, WGD is a worldwide celebration of these amazing and much loved animals, to raise support, create awareness and shed light on the challenges giraffe face in the wild.

Zoos, schools, NGOs, governments, institutions, companies and conservation organisations around the world host events on June 21st every year to raise awareness and support for giraffe in the wild.

Yay, giraffe!

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Paw’s Day

My health has been poor lately and when that happens, I tend to withdraw from the world as much as possible and focus all me energy on getting through it, doing what I have to, resting when I can, and getting better.  I’m grateful I chose to “father” two precious furry kids full of love that stay by me during these rough times and keep me company, comforting me. Today, my precious baby girl Rita Mae is cuddling with me and making me feel like the most important guy in the world:


Happy Paw’s Day to all the Doggy Daddies out there! (And Kitty Caretakers, Too!)

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New Giraffe Art for the House

 

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Wonderfulness!

Jeffrey and I drove to Lanesboro MA (about an hour from home) this morning, to see an 11:00am showing of Wonder Woman at the Berkshire Mall. This is the same theater in which we saw Guardians of the Galaxy 2 a couple weeks ago, and I think it will be our theater of choice, going forward. I’ll just post a picture of our seats, and you’ll understand why it’s worth it to drive to this theater:


(Yes, they recline. Yes, there’s that much leg room. Yes, the little tables swivel!)

But onto the real reason for this post:

DC Cinematic Universe FINALLY got it right; and if they couldn’t be successful with my favorite hero (Green Lantern) they at least got it right for one of my top five…Wonder Woman.
From the very first scene on Themyscira (aka Paradise Island) to the last moment of the movie, Wonder Woman was brought to life and the writers managed to pluck the essential elements from her mythos, which has evolved and changed much over the years, to give us a fairly accurate reselling of her journey from an only child on an island of women warriors to the bullet deflecting, lasso wielding hero she becomes. 

While I’m rarely a fan of the requisite romance portions of every movie ever made, the romance between Diana and Steve played an essential role to the character development in the film and felt relatively organic. And it never once portrayed Diana as weak or helpless for her feelings for Steve. My only complaint is that it maybe focused a little too much on Steve’s story, (after all, this was billed as a Wonder Woman movie, not a Wonder Woman and Steve Trevor movie) but I was otherwise OK with his character in the film.

I enjoyed Etta Candy and absolutely LOVED all the Amazons. I could have watched a whole movie just focusing on the habitants of the Island.

The action sequences were beautifully orchestrated and executed. Every moment was a “wow” moment and I couldn’t stop from grinning, giggling and squealing with delight every time Diana launched into action. Gal Gadot did an admirable job portraying Diana’s wonder and horror at the world outside her mystical home. 

DC finally has its breakout film, and I’m so happy it’s Wonder Woman! 

I cannot recommend this movie enough for those who love superheroes, action flicks, empowering roles for women, or just like seeing a good movie!

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June 3rd is Wonder Woman Day

DC Comics has declared June 3rd “Wonder Woman Day.”

My comic book shop (Earthworld Comics in Albany, NY) celebrated the day by giving away free Wonder Woman comics, Tiaras, and Bracelets, so of course I had to go.

I had my picture taken with one of the employees, dressed up as the official “Wonder Woman” for a day:

These are the shoes I wore (of course):

I picked up my monthly books and a free Tiara and Bracelets:

Ans, of course, I had to try them on:

(Yes, those are my star-spangled underpants!)

I continued to celebrate the day by using my Wonder Woman dishes:

While I am usually known for loving my number one guy, Green Lantern, I am also a huge Wonder Woman fan.

I could not see the movie today, due to so many other things I had to do, but I will be seeing it tomorrow. Word on the street is that is an awesome movie. I can’t wait.

Happy Wonder Woman Day. May the Glory of Gaea be with you!

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The eyes have it


This is the look that gets treats, head scratches, cuddles, and the best spots on the furniture and in bed. It’s also the look that makes me feel guilty leaving the house, not sharing my food and doing anything that doesn’t involve giving this little guy attention.
Some times the precious that comes from Harvey is so much it hurts!

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Belated Birthday Adventure Post

Since I’m sitting at my remicade infusion for 2.5 hours, I figured this would be a good time to recap my birthday adventure. I won’t post all 400 pictures,  just the highlights (you’re welcome!)

We drove to Binghamton to stay over and be close to the Animal Park the next day, and started the celebration on the eve of my birthday, at a cute little restaurant and pub across the street from the hotel called the lost dog cafe:

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While we waited for dinner, we had cocktails in the lounge half …

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…including having an aptly named drink:

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I loved this sign I found in the bathroom:

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The next day, we got to the Park early to be first in line, and of course I was wearing my sweet Spo Giraffe shirt that got several comments from other Park guests:

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Of course, our first stop was to see April, Oliver and their new baby Tijari.

April was in the barn with Tijari and seemed almost as happy to eat carrots from my hand as I was to feed them to her.

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Tajiri, unfamiliar with eating carrots and interacting with a human strangers, stayed a safe distance away, reposed quietly in the back of the barn, watching with curious eyes.

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Outside, Oliver was working the crowd and happily gobbled his share of carrots from me. I was so ecstatic and awed to be so close to these majestic creatures and get to interact with them the way we did.

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We spent about two hours in the park, visiting all the other great animals there, and made one more loop back to the Giraffe family before heading home. On the way home, we stopped and picked up a gluten free birthday cake Jim had ordered from a local bakery that was DELICIOUS!

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As if all of this was not enough to spoil me, I came home to a pile of birthday gifts from Jeffrey and Jim, covering all my favorites: Superheroes, Giraffes, Peanuts and Mermen!

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I also got this awesome carved, wooden giraffe chair from Jeffrey:

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After gifts and cake, we played several rounds of “That’s What She Said” (A game similar to Cards Against Humanity.” ) This is a sampling of the card combinations that kept us in stitches:

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Finally, per our birthday tradition, it was time for our official birthday pictures. We have a tradition of getting matching shirts every year for our birthdays and taking pics. This year, we were the Captain America Corps:

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We also tried to get some selfies with a “Superhero Selfie Kit” but we didn’t quite get the hang of it:

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It was a FANTASTIC birthday, and I am so grateful to Jeffrey and Jim for once again making me feel like a Queen for the day!

 

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Comic Crossover 

Thanks to Rob over at  Meanwhile, over in Cali… for this little treat that arrived in the mail yesterday:

Rob is a big Harley Quinn fan, and I’m a big Green Lantern fan, so he sent me this issue of HQ’s series featuring GL!

Our Worlds collide 🙂

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XLVI


Today is my 46th Birthday. I will be going to meet April, Oliver and their new baby, Tajiri at the Animal Adventure Park in Harpursville, NY with the husband and the bf.
We drove into Binghamton (about 30 minutes from the park) last night and kicked off the celebration with dinner and cocktails at a cute place across the street (The Lost Dog Cafe and Lounge.) 

It’s going to be an exciting day!

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