Monday, August 27, 2012

Blogging Siesta

I'm never sure if anyone ever notices these things, but I have definitely been lagging on the old blog lately.  The reason is one that I have been too anxious and too excited to share because, as a natural-born worrywart, I was really afraid that it wasn't going to happen.  As the time draws nearer, I feel a little safer in saying that Mr. Tiny is going to Europe!!!  Although I won't actually believe it until the plane has touched down, my passport is ready to be stamped "SPAIN."


This will be the first international trip for Mary and the first European trip for Mr. Tiny.  The reason for our trans-Atlantic crossing is Mary's burgeoning musical career.  She, along with a couple of other bands from her label, Wild Records, has been asked to play High Rockabilly, what is supposed to be the coolest festival in Europe!  Keeping in mind the restrictions of airline travel, I have still been slaving away at my trusty Bernina, whipping up all kinds of stuff for Mary to wear whilst we frolic along the coast of the Mediterranean!

I tell you all of this only to explain that as sparse as my blogging has been in the past few weeks, it is only going to get "sparser."  I am going to immerse myself fully in the Spanish culture by embracing the siesta (with her daily nap routine solidly in place, Mary already has a head start on us all).  wacky tacky, therefore, will also be taking a two week siesta.  Truly, I just don't want to be bogged down by electronics during my first trip to the continent.  After all, if I can't enjoy Europe without checking Facebook and playing Words with Friends, then I'm just kind of a creep, aren't I?  If I am, don't tell me...and just blame it on my parents.  Instead of blogging I plan to be seeing a lot of this....

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and this...

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While we're at it, some of this...

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and this...

"What's My Line?"
Starring mystery guest, Salvador Dali

and this...

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Not so much this...
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or this...

okay, maybe just a little....


But plenty of this...

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And a whole lot of this...

 
"Sing to Your Senorita"
Charlotte Greenwood in Down Argentine Way 

Okay, okay, I know my expectations may be a little misinformed and that last one really has nothing to do with Spain at all, but just let me live in my wacky tacky dreamworld.  I know that Spain will not disappoint.  If you have any travel advice or must-see places while we're in the greater Barcelona area, please feel free to let me know.  I wish that we could stay longer and see EVERYTHING, but time, finance, and Mary's school schedule will not allow.  We are so grateful to be going and I look forward to reconnecting with you and sharing our adventures upon our return.  We will have many pictures and stories to share, I am sure.  Until then, wish us the Spanish equivalent of "Bon voyage!"


Cheers!

Mr. Tiny

26 comments:

  1. Have fun, pig out, and buy lots of leather.

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    1. Pig leather? I'm not sure about Spanish food, and I'm not a very adventurous eater, but I'll do my best! Thanks!!!

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  2. OH! I am SO EXCITED FOR YOU GUYS! I've been to Spain twice and it's a really beautiful country - you'll have a blast. I love that they tend to appreciate the music that I love so much, both Rockabilly and Power Pop. Savor every minute, immerse yourself in the culture, eat things you can't get at home and don't even think of getting onto an electronic device until you get home. Then of course we'll want lots of slides etc!
    Bon Voyageee and safe travels! Hopefully we'll get to see you when you return!

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    1. Thank you!!! I'm going with a completely open mind and I am ready to LOVE IT!!! One more week until we leave!

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  3. Oh my goodness! Have SO MUCH fun. How exciting!!

    And some day I'm going to own that chair. Some gosh dang day.

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    1. Thanks! You definitely need the Barcelona Chair. I had a relatively-crummy repro one in my possession for awhile, and still it lent such refinement and good taste to the space.

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  4. I'm so happy for you! We are planning to go there till many years but it never worked because I cannot afford vacations in september most of the time.... I hope that you will have a good trip, Barcelona is such an interesting city! What a pity that you cannot stay longer to visit our lovely FRANCE!!!
    We also love to go to UK festivals, they are also really fun.
    I'm booking a place ticket for next march for Benny and Jen's wedding and VLV of course, I'm pretty sure we will meet there!

    BON VOYAGE!!!!!

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    1. Merci! I can't wait to see everything. I've heard nothing but good things about Barcelona and I am most excited about visiting the Mediterranean Sea! We will definitely see you guys next year!

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  5. Nothing makes the morning better than getting to watch Miss Charlotte sing to Don Ameche. I know you guys are going to have so much fun! I'll miss you!

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    1. It's the kicks!!! We'll miss you guys too. If I didn't know you were otherwise occupied, I would say that you have to come with us!!!

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  6. You're gonna love it! If they're around, check out Barcelona Roller Girls. They're brilliant.

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    1. Thanks NN!!! I'll keep my eye out for them!

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  7. Have fun! I heard Daily Records is a good record store, but have never been...

    Buen viaje y que se diviertan!

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  8. ooo i can't wait to hear all about it when you come back! and see all the clothes you make! have an amazing time!!

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    1. Thanks Rae!!! I can't wait to set foot on European soil. Although, knowing me, I think I would have just as much fun visiting TN - maybe that will be our next trip!

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  9. Oh my gosh,Would you send us a postcard?! Please! How totally neat, I hope you guys have a wonderful trip!

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    1. Thanks Mick! Give me the Casa Blanca address and I will do my best!

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  10. Spainish tapas are delicious but what you should not miss is Spanish made chocolate! Seriously.

    Have such a wonderful trip!! I would be lying if I said I wasn't jealous.

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    1. Now chocolate is something I can get behind! Thanks for the tips!

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  11. How exciting! Take a lot of photos so those of us stuck here can see how it is. Have fun!

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    1. Thanks Jana! I hope I remember to take photos instead of just gawking at everything. My first trip to Europe should be pretty exciting!!!

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  12. Hello,

    You should visit Sitgès, it's really nice place. I don't know if i will had the time during the fest to visit the area but if i do i will let you know, i could bring you by car.
    (But i'm more attracted by typical villages with good food and wine than the Big Barcelona)

    Olivia.

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    1. That sounds wonderful. I know Mary has some practices planned with the band that is backing her, but if it works out, that sounds amazing!!! Thanks!

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