Tuesday, March 16, 2010

Too Tired To Lick!

How tired do you 
have to be ...
to put your ice cream
in your hat
and go to sleep?

Poor Tango!









Monday, March 15, 2010

I'm Mad As A Hatter About Top Hats!

The Mad Hatter asked:

"Why is a raven like a
writing desk?"

I didn't think you knew...
The Mad Hatter didn't either!

I love this model's
hair topped with
a topper!

A familiar top hat
from the past!

I love this bizarre photo...
she isn't quite as stylish
as the model above...
or as happy as...

this one!

Nothing like top hats,
monocles and canes to
make this duo dapper!


These top hats make
this couple uber cool!

Dylan doesn't need a 
top hat to be cool!

This studly dog won't have
any trouble finding
a bitch tonight!

Have I worn you out
with my top hat rant?
I will try to stop...
with my favorite top hat photo...

Good day, mate!

Sunday, March 14, 2010

Do These Kick Butt Or What?

These top hats
light up my life!


I love top hats
and I love lighting...
so you know I am
going to be creating!

How does one 
"top" this lighting idea?

Saturday, March 13, 2010

Love Affair With Top Hats Continues...



Top coat, top hat
Well I don't worry 'cause my wallet's fat
Black shades, white gloves
Lookin' sharp and lookin' for love

--ZZ Top, Sharp Dressed Man--

Seems like I'm not
the only person
obsessed with top hats!

Ever play Monopoly?


Or watch W.C. Fields?

Even Porky Pig knows
how to impress a woman!


Look at those eyes!
Bing, you can croon to me
in that top hat!


Even Betty Boop wants to
get in on the action!


Famous nuts like to show off
in top hats...



even salty ones!


Peace, love and
top hats, Winston!
Oh...
maybe he meant victory!


One of our favorite childhood
characters wore a dapper top hat...


this one wonky one too!


And don't forget the quotable
Marlene Dietrich...
"A man would prefer to come home 
to an unmade bed and a happy woman
 than to a neatly made bed and an angry woman." 

I'm on a search for the perfect 
top hat of my very own!

Sunday, March 7, 2010

Tipping My Hat To Top Hats!




I'm puttin' on my top hat...
Tyin' up my white tie...
Brushin' off my tails!
--Irving Berlin--

I have had a long 
obsession
with top hats!

Now this guy is bringing
the top hat back!

But this isn't the first time
Johnny Depp has worn
a top hat in films.

Remember?

And this?


How can he look so cute
while looking so mean?
Sorry...
I digress...
I got distracted!

Anyway...
I love top hats...
and I am going to spend
a couple of posts featuring
top hats!


Uncle Top Hat Sam Says:
Tune In Tomorrow!

Saturday, March 6, 2010

Wonderland Tourist

You may have noticed that I
have been gone awhile.
Yes, Wonderland was fun...
but I am returning soon!
Thanks for hanging in there!

Tuesday, February 9, 2010

My She-roes!


"How important it is
for us to recognize
and celebrate our
heroes as she-roes!"
--Maya Angelou--


Here are my she-roes...
Whoopi Goldberg
"Normal is nothing more
than a cycle on a washing machine."


Ellen DeGeneres
"You know me. Any excuse
to put on a dress.


Texas Governor Ann Richards
(1933-2006)
"Poor George (Bush),
he can't help it.
He was born with a silver
foot in his mouth."

Sunday, February 7, 2010

Friday, February 5, 2010

Everyone Can Use This Safeguard!



Disclaimer:   The Renaissance Chick
does not promote or condone the use of
wasp spray to fight off
rapists, robbers or killers.
However, I received
this information in an email
and thought Hmmm.
By Hmmm, 
I am not suggesting. promoting or condoning
the use of wasp spray
to save your life.
Hmmm...
If an intruder or attacker
is stupid enough to come after me,
I will shoot six rounds.
If I miss,
I will pull out my
feminine hygiene spray
and hit him right between the eyes.
I don't think it has a warning
label on it!
I hope the FEDS will come
clean up the mess!
Hmmm....


Self Protection

If   you don't have a gun, here's a more
humane way to wreck someone's evil plans for you.

Did you know this? I didn't. I never really thought of it before.

Wasp Spray
A receptionist in a church in a high risk area  
was concerned about someone coming into the office
 to rob them when they were counting the collection. 
She asked the local police department about using pepper spray 
and they recommended to  her that she
get a can of wasp spray instead.

The wasp spray, they told her, 
can shoot up to twenty feet away and is a lot more accurate, 
while with the pepper spray, 
they have to get too close to you and could overpower you.
 The wasp spray temporarily blinds an attacker 
until they get to the hospital for an antidote. 
She keeps a can on her desk in the office 
and it doesn't attract attention from people like 
a can of pepper spray would. 
She also keeps one nearby at home for home protection.
 Thought this was interesting and might be of use.

Val Glinka teaches self-defense to students 
at Sylvania Southview High School . 
For decades, he's suggested putting a can of wasp and hornet
spray near your door or bed.

Glinka says, "This is better than anything I can teach them."

Glinka considers it inexpensive, easy to find, 
and more effective than mace or pepper spray. 
The cans typically shoot 20 to 30 feet; 
so if someone tries to break into your home, 
Glinka says "spray the culprit in the eyes". 
It's a tip he's given to students for decades.








It's also one he wants everyone to hear. 
If you're looking for protection, 
Glinka says look to the spray.

"That's going to give you a chance 
to call the police; maybe get out." 
Maybe even save a life!

Wednesday, February 3, 2010

That's My Boy!

"I consider skateboarding
an art form,
a lifestyle and a sport."
--Tony Hawk--


"I consider Tango
a one-of-a-kind,
a trend setter and an original ."
--Grammy-- 

Tuesday, February 2, 2010

Get Busy! It Is Your Duty!

C'mon, people...
it is the patriotic
thing to do!

All I am asking you to do
is VOTE!
Who should you vote for?
Our blogging buddies,
of course!
Sue and her kiddos are
nominated for a wonderful
award...again!
You know Sue...
Yes, Sue is the wonderful owner of
Country Roads Antiques and Gardens
in lovely, sunny
Old Towne Orange, California.
She and her children have made
this family operated business
the best antique store in Orange County!
Evidently, we are not the only people who
know this little secret...
Yes, they are nominated
AGAIN
for the prestigious
FOX Hot List...
the Best of the Best
in Orange County!
All you wonderful people helped
Sue win this award last year,
so let's do it again!
PLEASE go HERE and VOTE
for Country Roads!

Yes, there is another blogging buddy
who needs your VOTE!
VodkaMom is on my required
reading list every day!
After all, a day without VodkaMom
is like a day without sunshine...
or laughter...
or booze!

Deborah is a mom...
and a teacher...
what better reason to drink...
and write about funny experiences...
and drink some more?

Deborah has a tender heart,
a love for kids,
and a wonderful sense of humor...
and she is ONE OF US!

So let's go VOTE for her!

Just go HERE and scroll
down until you see
VodkaMom
(she is Number 7!)
and click on
I Like This Blogger.

Now, don't you feel better?
Good...
now go back and vote tomorrow!

Monday, February 1, 2010

Enough Said


"Money has no motherland;
financiers are without patriotism
and without decency:
their sold object is gain."
--Napoleon Bonaparte--

"History records that the money changers
have used every form of abuse,
intrigue, deceit, and violent means possible
to maintain their control over governments."
--James Madison--

"Let me issue and control a nation's money
and I care not who writes the laws."
--Mayer Amschel Rothschild--

Sunday, January 24, 2010

Cowboy Cash!

Whoa, Pardner!




There is a new sheriff in town...


Cowboy Cash!

Friday, January 22, 2010

Help Me Pick My New Profile Pic!

I just had a photo shoot
and was hoping you
could help me pick
the best pose?


The innocent look?



The frisky look?




The pure look?



The formal look?




The regal look?




Or my hood look?


What's it gonna be?

Wednesday, January 20, 2010

Meet My Award Winning Bird Dogs!

I know that most of you
are familiar with my
wonderful dog, Sweetie.


Here Sweetie is shown
getting some lovin' 
from a young Madisyn!




But do you know that
I have award-winning
bird dogs?



Yep!
They sit in my studio
keeping me company 
while I work!



Aren't they cute?
They remind me of my
childhood favorite...
Lady and the Tramp.


Just try to come in my
home unannounced...
they will get you!