The Invisible Fat Lady Goes to Charleston, SC

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Hi Lovies,

It has been a long minute since I last posted anything travel related. Well today you’re in for a treat. My husband and I took a short road trip a couple of weeks back. We were bored and decided to drive on down to Charleston, SC for the day. It’s not a bad trip, only 3 -3.5 hours from where we live so of course I was happy to ride. We’ve been there before about 16 years ago, but of course it was totally different than we remembered.

I have been dying to see the beach ever since we move from Florida and hubby thought it would be a nice way to shut me up. Lol

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So we get there and we go to the beach and everything is beautiful. I zen out to the ocean and let the waves carry me to a place of calm. The ocean has a way of resetting my soul and allowing me to continue my journey. Once we had our fill of the sun and sand, we decided to kick around town to look around. We had some major catching up to do after sixteen years.

We headed over to Fort Sumter which is a historical fort right on the marina. It is adjacent to the SC Aquarium as well. It was a beautiful day so we walked around just to see what we could see. There were all these people dressed in suits and gowns walking around in the area. It appeared that they were going out on a boat for a function. The writer in me automatically made up a whole scenario as to where they were going and why. In my head they were headed out on the waves for a fundraiser to save the sharks. Ok, I have a thing for sharks and I am sure they were probably going to a wedding or something, but you can’t blame a girl for making up her own scenes.

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Anywho, as we got closer to a few of the ladies that were milling about, I noticed how lovely their dresses were, one in particular.

Well, I couldn’t help myself. I just had to compliment the lady on her dress. “Your dress is so pretty” I said, looking her in the eye with a friendly smile. NOTHING! I mean crickets. The chick(I really want to use a different descriptive here) looked at me like I spit on her or something vile like that. She uttered not one word like she was too good to be in my presence. RUDE!

She actually thought she was better than me. Ha! Didn’t she know my name is Molly Singer and there’s nobody in the world better than me? Yeah, OK I watched Corina, Corina about a hundred times and I loved how Whoopi Goldberg gave that girl high self esteem.

But back to the chick on the marina. It bothered me a bit that I complimented this lady and she had the audacity to be so crude. I thought long and hard about her reaction and then felt bad for her. She was so pretty on the outside, but inside she must be rotten to the core. I mean, who doesn’t like compliments? My warning to you, don’t be this girl. I certainly won’t let her keep me from blessing other people with my happiness. I will continue to compliment strangers and hopefully make their day a bit brighter. She will never steal my joy, but she did end up in my blog. Even if she never reads this, the universe has a way of making it come back on her.

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Anyway, hubby and I had an awesome road trip to Charleston. If you’re ever in the area pay it a visit, but beware of the pretty ladies in nice dresses. They bite!

Friday Happy Dance – Bob Marley

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This week’s Happy Dance is a throwback from Bob Marley that is just as relevant now as it was during his reign. “You can fool some people sometimes, but you can’t fool all the people all of the time.” – Bob Marley

Respect Award

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Clarion Alley 2012

Hi Lovies,

Guess what? OK you give? I have been nominated for the Respect meme44Award! This comes as a real surprise as I have been a little less present the last couple of months on the blog. It was just what I needed to get my flow back. Thank you to Lisa Amaya from Life of An El Paso Woman for nominating me. The Respect Award was created by Robert Goldstein. Here’s his take on the award:

meme42“The “Respect” Award is my personal award for fellow bloggers who consistently reach out to other bloggers, offer support, are kind, struggle to understand differences in people, and who treat themselves and other people with kindness and respect.

You don’t have to do anything for this award.

You can choose to copy the Award Picture and give the award to the people who have earned your respect or you can do nothing.

This is my way of saying thank you. You have earned my respect.”

Alright so here are my nominees: meme41

Pearls Before Swine

Mind Jo Business

Silver Threading

The Understanding of Dee

Eat, Play, Clove.

Beyond the Flow

Phoenix Grey

Send Sunshine

There you have it! I know I nominated at least one of you who is Award Free, but since you don’t have to do anything I figured you wouldn’t mind. Plus you need to know you are respected too. Have a good one Lovies! meme43