Thursday, November 29, 2012

TAKE THREE!

TAKE ONE!

video

TAKE TWO!

video

TAKE THREE!
 (Had to move into the garage and out of the wind!)

 

video

SUCCESS!!!

Wednesday, November 28, 2012

DUBAI MASSAGES!

John and I LOVE massages.
Fortunately, here in Dubai, massages can be 
reasonably priced. 

We've enjoyed high priced massages
in fancy spas.
We've enjoyed reasonably priced massages
in clean, but not-so-fancy spas.

A couple of days ago,
John and I
went to a new place to get a massage,
on the plaza level of JBR.


When the hour was over,
John and I met in the waiting area. He asked, "So, how was it?"
I replied, 
"That massage was actually ANNOYING!"   

And it was -- it really was!
I don't think the girl was actually a masseuse -- 
she just couldn't have been!
She started massaging my back
and once I noticed that she kept repeating the same motion
over and over and over again,
I started counting.
 FIFTY REPETITIONS!
I thought the skin on my back was going to come off.
Then she went to my shoulder.
FIFTY REPETITIONS!
Then she started on my other shoulder.
FIFTY REPETITIONS!

I could go on and on and on.....
but I'll leave it at that as I'm trying hard to forget it!
ANNOYING!
REPETITIVE!
And she didn't even massage my arms, my hands, 
my feet, or the front of me anywhere!
IT WAS SOOOOO ANNOYING!!!

We've definitely chalked that one off our list!
Oh, and I forgot --
when it was FINALLY OVER,
 she told me to go take a shower. 
And would you believe there was a urinal 
in the little shower room.

NO WAY!
(It was clean, but COME ON!!)

ANNOYING!!!!*!!!!
  

Tuesday, November 27, 2012

LOVE, LOVE, LOVE, CRAZY LOVE!*!

I was so excited when I received
this picture from the Pom breeder we found by accident!
The pups were growing so fast, I just wanted
 to see them and hold them!


So off we went, John and I, to Sharjah, UAE.

LOVE! 
(The little boy is on the left and the little girl is on the right!)

INTRODUCING....
the soon-to-be, 
(four weeks to be exact),
 newest member of  the
DIEDAM family.....

INSHALLAH or Shallie for short!!
 

LOVE!! 

LOVE!!!
 
 

CRAZY LOVE!*!*!*!*


LOVE, LOVE, LOVE, CRAZY LOVE!

She'll be ours soon.....Inshallah!!

Monday, November 26, 2012

PARK ISLAND FRIENDS CELEBRATE!

What better way to celebrate the day after 
THANKSGIVING,
(when your family is halfway around the world),
than to celebrate with a family of friends from
PARK ISLAND TOWERS!

The tables were beautifully arranged
by our hostess, MaryLou!
 

And the bar was beautifully arranged
by our host, Peter!
 

The turkeys,
(delivered by the Cooks from the Atlantis Hotel),
were waiting to be unpacked and smelled
oh, soooo good!!
  

The guests were a family of friends from Park Island
(and nearby)!
 














Our hostess tidied up (in her stilettos!)
while our host tidied up as well.
(Sans stilettos!)


"Mayor Cook" of Park Island had a bit of 
a mishap,
but tidied it up all by himself!
 


John became
"Mayor of the Bar"
and made sure it remained fully stocked all evening long!


Soon the turkey was sliced and dinner was ready,

 
 
and it was high time 
for a THANKSGIVING toast!
  


Peter popped the corks!
 

 And everyone shared what they were thankful for this year -
an engagement, a new baby girl, a pregnancy, 
family, friends, and those dearly departed. 

CHEERS!*!
 

CHEERS!*!
 

Thanks to our Park Island friends,
and host and hostess,
for a wonderful Thanksgiving 2012.
The food was delicious, the conversation delightful, 
the friendship....PRICELESS!
 
We heart you Park Island!
   
  

Sunday, November 25, 2012

JLO DOES DUBAI!!

WHAT A GREAT WAY TO CELEBRATE THANKSGIVING...
(since we couldn't be with family - boo!)
JLO came to Dubai and
John and I 
went to JLO!
WOOHOO...we were pumped!


She performed in my favorite venue - 
Dubai Media City Amphitheatre!
Outside + delightful weather + perfect place =
PERFECTION!!
 

John and I were some of the first to arrive (of course)!
We got in line and waited, and waited, and waited!
Printed on the tickets were the words, "Doors Open at 6:00."
Well, someone needs to learn to tell time here in Dubai 
cuz those doors didn't open until after 7PM!
But we were still psyched!!
  


Once we FINALLY got inside we were 
literally packed in like sardines!
And there wasn't a seat to be found -- ugh!
But man, did we get a
 fabulous, close-to-the-stage, place to stand!
  


We stood for almost 4 hours before the show began.
But once it started, OMG, it was AWESOME!
 

JLO can certainly sing!




JLO can certainly dance!



JLO can certainly put on an unbelievable show!!










You know me....
and if I can say I loved every minute of JLO's performance,
(even after standing for OVER 5.5 HOURS),
you just know she was 
SUPERB!!  


Yes, JLO did Dubai and she did it well!