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Whatnot – 07/07/21

Boozehound's Disco Ball RestroomHere we are and it’s already Wednesday. It was nice to have that long weekend. We hit the road and headed to Palm Springs again. It was The Otter Pup’s bday and we hit this place called Boozehounds. It’s an event space/restaurant/bar but caters to humans and their dogs! Click on that link above. It’s a trip. She was treated to misters on the patio, a turkey gizzard treat and some chicken leather. What you see in the photo is the disco ball in the ladies room! It’s a fun, fun place. Us humans enjoyed iced lattes. Boy, Palm Springs was HUMID though. My hair was a lost cause the entire time we were there. 

On the fourth, we drove to a silent fireworks/laser show. I thought it would be lasers via drones, like, in the sky. Nope. It was a ground show so the spot we picked did not make for good viewing. On the way back to my In-Law’s place we caught all sorts of illegal shows that went on until 3am! My pup was not happy and paced most of the night. 

We never did get to see Jaws. We brought it but the DVD player at my In-Law’s place was not hooked up and apparently is not compatible with the TV they have now. We picked up pizza and settled in to watch and then, nope. No watching. I read, the girl napped and the guys watched sports. It was a nice weekend with good food and some pool time. The pup loves Palm Springs and her walks around the duck pond. 

Not a lot going on the rest of the week. We were going to try to hit Knott’s Berry Farm before my son leaves for Kansas but now he’s not all that jazzed about those plans. So, the weekend is wide open right now. 

On the reading front. I should have my review of Falling posted this week. I was supposed to read another book first but I tossed it into my pool bag at the last minute and I was glad I did. It took my mind off the horrid humidity. Come to think of it, I should have my review of Before She Disappeared posted soon too. 

What is new with you? 

Whatnot – 06/30/21

The night sky.Happy Wednesday! I feel as if I’ve been away for awhile but nope, I’ve been here just not reading as much as I would like. Don’t you hate when life gets in the way of reading?

My corner of Southern California is still hot but not as hot as the Pacific Northwest. I feel for you folks! Temps of 116 in Washington?? The evenings here are so pretty and tolerable. So far.

Today, I will hopefully be done with all of the paperwork I mentioned last weekend. I just need to scan it and send it. Good riddance. In its place, I will begin a longlist of stuff my daughter will need at college. We are shopping there and if I don’t have a list I can see it quickly getting out of hand AND coming back without essentials. 

My son leaves for Kansas 7/15. It’s been really nice having them both here for awhile. 

As for reading, I am reading my next 10 Books of Summer Book, Before She Disappeared. Making an effort to read a good chunk today since I lost a couple weeks of reading this past month. 

What are your plans for the 4th? We are so incredibly dry here and fireworks are illegal but that won’t matter, the hillsides will be like warzones come the 4th. Even with firework shows happening a lot of folks by me will be doing their own thing. Don’t even get me going about the poor animals. My pup is okay as long as we are with her. She will give us that worried look but if we are okay, then she is okay. Usually. All that to say that we have no plans. Maybe we will drive around and try to catch an actual show. 

Here’s a question for you? Do you have a favorite movie that you like to watch during the 4th of July festivities? For us, it’s JAWS. One year the lake by us had a movie viewing of it on the water, in canoes. Chills!


Have a good rest of the week!