Blogger Superfecta!  

TicklePlease 51F  
3291 posts
9/8/2018 9:14 am
Blogger Superfecta!

I had the pleasure of meeting FOUR bloggers in my travels recently!

In chronological order... or order of finish if we're keeping with the gambling analogy, from Boston to Hawaii:

Rex, who's been mentioned in my blog before because we've known each other for NINE YEARS! Readers with a memory will be glad to know there was no crying in public this time.

Januaryman99, who beat me to writing about our dinner A fellow brown liquor lover with a scorching sense of humor, what's not to like about that!

wickedeasy, whose company made time FLY by. Who chose the best Italian restaurant I've ever been to. I think of you every time I wear my HeartCollector pendant!

gardenboy321, seriously.... who could go to Honolulu and NOT meet him? Out of all the fine food and drink I had on the island, the char sui sandwich and plantation iced tea at the local bbq were right there at the top of that list!

The "Wall" at the Worcester Art Museum, a large scale photograph by Robert and Shana ParkeHarrison who I discovered thanks to a picture [blog doe_ra_me] shared.

One of the "Peaceable Kingdom" paintings. At the WAM.

A lucky night getting to hear John Cleese talk in person about life with Monty Python!

no words...

On the way to my connection in Phoenix, the plane flew over the Salton Sea. I'd recently seen a documentary on it so seeing it from the air was a total bonus! (Having the snapchat altitude stamp was double bonus!)

Lastly, because I'm really disappointed in how my FSU Seminoles started their season... I'm asking for a little positive thinking and I'm willing to show a little flesh to get it...

storkjwr18 43M
949 posts
9/8/2018 9:26 am

John Cleese...Oh I bet that was a great and funny night to be hold.

Sounds like you had some great travels, glad to hear it was fun and safe

TicklePlease replies on 9/8/2018 4:17 pm:
It was great getting to hear those "behind the scenes" stories about Python! Plus seeing Holy Grail on the big screen was a total bonus!

mc_justmc 59M  
4669 posts
9/8/2018 9:58 am

Dang it! I'm gonna go on vacation and meet a blogger next year! Who blogs on the beach? That airplane window pic? I got a few words. Where's my fucking parachute!?!?

TicklePlease replies on 9/8/2018 4:18 pm:
Delaware has beaches... jus sayin.

GimmeAThrill 50M
24048 posts
9/8/2018 10:55 am

FSU..Just another stop on Clemson's road back to the playoffs. Go Tigers!

Smart as a horse and hung like Einstein.

TicklePlease replies on 9/8/2018 4:19 pm:
See you on October 27th! ?*

travellerabc123 49M
3549 posts
9/8/2018 11:35 am

Have you seen the Worcester piece in person?
It is quite a strange experience.

Embrace the suck

TicklePlease replies on 9/8/2018 4:20 pm:
I did but it was so big that I couldn't get it all into my camera in a postable kind of way.

smartasswoman 61F  
30709 posts
9/8/2018 12:14 pm

Lucky you! I keep trying to think of a fun road trip, maybe a Tour de Blogger would be the way to go...

TicklePlease replies on 9/8/2018 4:21 pm:
I like that... Tour de Blogger! If anyone would do it, it'd be you!

gardenboy321 55M  
40314 posts
9/8/2018 12:16 pm

seriously.... who could go to Honolulu and NOT meet him?

They need to put me on the list of scenic spots to visit whilst in Hawaii. lol It was a pleasure to finally meet you Tickle, and I'm so glad you enjoyed the local spot I took you to.

Btw- that third photo of the island is one of my favorite parts of the island... Makapuu Lookout, and beach.

Thoughts from the Garden...

TicklePlease replies on 9/8/2018 4:23 pm:
Oh, it WAS pineapple juice that makes it Plantation Tea. I'm totally going to start drinking my southern sweet tea with pineapple juice from now on!

That lookout was incredible!

Ok, everything was incredible, you're a lucky fella GB!

Thanks again!

sexysixties2 71F  
38175 posts
9/8/2018 12:19 pm

Meeting other bloggers has been the best part of my membership of the glad you got to meet some more. I'm beginning to think you plan your trips around the bloggers you want to meet.

"Age does not protect you from love. But love, to some extent, protects you from age."
~~~ Anais Nin ~~~

TicklePlease replies on 9/8/2018 4:25 pm:
Darn, you've seen through my blogger-meeting plan!!

In every town I visit, I look up bloggers and see if there's someone I want to reach out to. Some reply, some don't. Some want to meet, some don't. I've been so lucky to meet some fantastic folks here!

maybejustrex4 52M  
2595 posts
9/8/2018 12:44 pm

Please come back soon but you have to bring me to the museum with you next time!

TicklePlease replies on 9/8/2018 4:27 pm:

So long as you take me back to La Casa de Pedro!

misskissin 55F  
77222 posts
9/8/2018 12:51 pm

Aw dang it I wish we could have connected out schedules... of course now I have tons of free time... Worcester too! Damn it you were close!

TicklePlease replies on 9/8/2018 4:27 pm:
I know... I was sad that it didn't happen. Next time for SURE!

pocogato12 66F  
26846 posts
9/8/2018 1:09 pm

The WAM is amazing. How did you like the rescued Roman hand- laid mosaic from Antioch in the foyer?/ And how about the Community Mosaic in the garden- over 1000 folks helped with this project. I exhibited photos in the MEOW festival a couple of years ago.
I wish I had know you were coming this way. I keep trying to hook up with
Wicked and travel to Boston/Worcester would have been a non-issue
Thanks fro sharing the photos

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TicklePlease replies on 9/8/2018 4:29 pm:
It was amazing! (confession time... while I was there, every time I saw something about that mosaic, I heard "The Holy Hand Grenade of Antioch" in my head!)

I'll definitely reach out next time, I'll be back for some continuing ed at the Perkins School soon, we'd have a blast!!

BiggLala 47F  
25507 posts
9/8/2018 6:22 pm

Dang, you've had an awesome time!
I don't know who I'm more jealous or some of the bloggers you met.

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TicklePlease replies on 9/9/2018 4:46 am:
It was truly a whirlwind of a travel month (or two)... even by MY standards!

I have confidence your mention in Tickle's Travels will come... my crystal 8 ball says so!

HeartCollector 61F  
7331 posts
9/8/2018 7:14 pm

Minneapolis should be good for a trip, isn’t there something here you need to do?

The gladdest hours we know are those shared with a friend or two. Wilbur D. Nesbit

TicklePlease replies on 9/9/2018 4:47 am:
I'm sure there is!

SeaGirlFL 55F
7952 posts
9/8/2018 9:29 pm

What an amazing trip! I love hearing you enjoyed your visits with fellow bloggers, and saw some wonderful things.

*sigh* unfortunately, our Noles are struggling today...they are leading, but it's not by much...just a few minutes to go....

"Sometimes the most productive thing you can do is relax." – Mark Black

TicklePlease replies on 9/9/2018 4:55 am:
Lemme tell ya... I watched their damn Hokies opener game from the pool bar in Hawaii. I was the only unhappy person there. I know they're rebuilding and have a few qbs they're trying but for crying out loud, if they'd lost to the Samford (I had to fucking look it up) Bulldogs I'd have cried out loud!

I wish I'd have seen the band spell out "BURT" tho.

26273 posts
9/9/2018 1:53 am

I thought I was seeing a piece of Dale Chihuly's glass art - until I recognized it as something else entirely.

What a lucky girl you are. There's nothing better than traveling and meeting bloggers.

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TicklePlease replies on 9/9/2018 3:14 pm:
You know, I hadn't made that connection before but you are absolutely right, there IS a resemblance to some of Chihuly's art! I'm thankful every day I'm able to travel the way I do... it's been such a pleasure!

CleavageFan4U 62M  
56811 posts
9/9/2018 7:04 am

Very cool.

I too met a new blogger recently - at a nekkie resort - perhaps you've read about it.

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TicklePlease replies on 9/9/2018 3:14 pm:
oh, I knew she was going with another blogger but I didn't know it was you, awesome! Fun Fun!

lindoboy100 56M
20224 posts
9/9/2018 2:00 pm

Sounds like a fabulous trip(s), looks like a fabulous trip(s), and not only have you seen some amazing places and people, you've graced the places with your presence, and the folks you've met are so much richer for your experience.........and if that sounds cheesy, I'm sorry, but the truth is, I wish one your visits had been my home town, and one of the people you met had been me!!

Wake up and hold yer noses.........

TicklePlease replies on 9/9/2018 3:16 pm:
You're definitely on my bucket list lindo! My travelpal gf and I are trying our best to finagle a jaunt to the UK!

Januaryman99 50M  
326 posts
9/10/2018 7:53 am

And a good time was had by all.

Looking forward to the next.

Stop by my BLOG => Januaryman99

TicklePlease replies on 9/10/2018 8:05 am:
Indeed! I'm polishing up my good waders as we speak.

(oh good lord, that's going to make people scratch their heads! )

Golly06 66M  
1822 posts
9/11/2018 8:32 am

Primo! ...just lost in memories of my island years.

TicklePlease replies on 9/11/2018 7:25 pm:
Were you lucky enough to have lived there? It was stunning!

travellerabc123 49M
3549 posts
9/12/2018 5:55 pm

I'm not sure, but I think I took a panoramic of it. I will have to look this weekend

Embrace the suck

TicklePlease replies on 9/12/2018 8:08 pm:
yup, that's just what I did... used the pano setting. It still wasn't as good of a shot as what's available on their website tho! I just love stuff like that!

kukoocock 49M
5811 posts
9/14/2018 6:31 am

Love the pictures of the sea Tickle you can understand why so many people want to live beside it when the colour is so amazing.

You sure know how to travel girl. Dead right might see as much of the world as you can!

There are two kinds of light, the glow that illuminates & the glare that obscures. James Thurber

TicklePlease replies on 9/14/2018 10:13 am:
The colors were amazing... I had no idea there were that many shades of blue! I didn't always have this opportunity to travel and there's no saying how long it will last so I'm going to take every chance I can to enlarge my world view!

wickedeasy 69F  
32201 posts
9/15/2018 11:31 am

you are coming back, right? I want more

You cannot conceive the many without the one.

TicklePlease replies on 9/15/2018 12:00 pm:
You betcha!!!!

mature_951 57F  
3275 posts
9/16/2018 1:14 pm

I met gardenboy in SD a few years back. He's a sweet person. I'm glad you got to meet some bloggers!!

"You can stroke people with words."

TicklePlease replies on 9/16/2018 7:25 pm:
I've been quite lucky to have met as many bloggers as I have! It's the best part of the site for me to be honest!

marriedcretin 49M
1324 posts
9/21/2018 7:52 pm

I had to google what Seminole was...I thought it was a type of semolina or something. Apologies for that.

I'm always inordinately pleased when any American professes a knowledge of Monty Python. And then start spouting random quotes.

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TicklePlease replies on 9/22/2018 4:12 am:
To be honest, The Seminoles would probably lose to the Semolinas. (I'm picturing dueling hand gestures, the Seminole "chop" and the Semolina "italianfingers")

I don't think a day goes by here without either friend or family making a Python reference.

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