Tuesday, October 1, 2013


Geez, I am such a (fake) blonde. I said I would post some "critter" pics from Cancun. Duh. If you don't like cute critters, skim on past 'em.
I don't remember the resort having "pet" crocodiles last time we were there, but now they have at least two. If we went out our front door and crossed the sidewalk, there is this large pond and some jungle-type property called mangroves (no clue what that is). Sometimes those mangroves smell bad; mabes that's why "man" is in the name? Anywho, anytime we actually used the front door, which was seldom, we would stop to see if they were around. Finally on our last night there, we saw her. I took a bunch of photos and some videos of her. They are one of the reasons that resort workers patrol the grounds all night and check all the pools. I guess a few weeks ago they actually found a young crocodile in one of the pools. Yikers!!

That pretty yellow bird was around off and on all day. I just thought she was pretty so of course I had to snap a picture. Or six.
One morning our friend who was staying at a casita a little ways from us came walking down the lazy river to our place. She was walking funny, and I couldn't figure out what the hell she was doing. As she got closer to me (I was laying in our pool), she started laughing. Evidently a crab was just chillin' in the larger pool so she chased her down the river to our casita so I could see her. A worker came and caught her, and she was loaded with eggs! Weird! A couple of mornings later I got up and went outside about 10:30. The workers were still doing their morning rounds of skimming everybody's pool. I looked in ours and found a large crab. Laughed my ass off.  I ran inside to get my camera so I could take pics, but the second it hit the humidity it steamed up, and they removed him before the camera would work.

That night as we walked home from our moonlight dinner on the beach, I saw this little guy on the sidewalk so I snapped a few pics of him. Kinda' cute!

As for that turtle, amazeballs! Every night around 11:00 these young women go to a caged area and dig up all the newly hatched babies and release them into the ocean. It's amazing what they do for these endangered sea turtles. All night long the girls walk the beach watching for the mother turtles to come up to lay and bury her eggs. After laying, mom ditches them for good to fend for themselves. So the girls collect all the eggs and bring them to a caged area where they re-bury them and mark the spot with a stick which is dated. They hatch between 45-55 days, so when it's almost time, they start checking the nests. They collect the baby turtles and release them every night. Baby turtles instinctively head towards the moonlight to guide them to the water. So when they release we can't take pictures because we aren't allowed to confuse them. They dump them and then shine a flashlight near the water. It was so fun to watch hundreds of them scurry to the water. Not to mention they are frickin' adorable!!!  I just think it is such a wonderful effort they are making to save the species.  Left to their own devices, normally only 1 in 1,000 actually survive the early part of their life, and they are working hard to increase their chances. I'm actually tearing up as I type this because it gives me the warm fuzzies. That, and I'm a mushball.  They release thousands upon thousands of them throughout the summer and into the fall.

Seeing the wildlife on this trip was a joy for me. Oddly enough, the one thing I didn't get pics of were the geckos. They are all over the place and are also adorable. I stood in my pool one afternoon and watched one on the sidewalk on the other side of the lazy river.  It was standing completely still. The bar turned on the music, and it started bobbing up and down like it was dancing. OMG, it was so funny!! I swear it was actually moving in time to the beat.

So those are the fun beasties I got to enjoy. On to the mani!!

I guess I'm feelin' flashy this week! I'm not one of those "glitter makes everything better" people, but I really this is groovy.
Claire's Night Sky, Ruby Kisses Bold and the Beautiful, Ninja Polish DRK-C stamp
I used Claire's Night Sky for my base. It took 3 coats to get the coverage I wanted, and it was pretty on its own.  It was a bit much for me, and I thought breaking it up with some stripes might look sa-weet. I used Ruby Kisses Bold and the Beautiful and this nice wider stripe from my Ninja Polish DRK-C stamping plate.

Oh, geez. And then I went home at lunchtime, and it's sunny out so I just had to take another.
Claire's Night Sky, Ruby Kisses Bold and the Beautiful, Ninja Polish DRK-C stamp
As I said, flashy! No chance of me hiding today since my nails are the first thing anybody will see coming as I walk into a room. 

I can't wait for the weekend; these nails really need to be removed and reapplied. Twice I have had to squirt a smidgen of liquid nail glue at the cuticle line of my right index finger because my hair keeps getting caught in it when I'm getting ready for work. I'm also planning to do new impressions to get a new set because I think maybe my nail beds have changed a little since I started wearing these 17 months ago. I guess occasionally that can happen. I think it's because my nail beds are in a little better shape than they were back then. I'm pondering maybe seeing if they will make me a set just a wee bit longer, like a millimeter. I can always file them down if they prevent me from typing.

Hmmm....maybe if I can't type, I could retire? I'll have to ask a lawyer if I could consider it some kind of disability that  prevents me from working.


  1. Aw tiny turtles! Another dazzler mani:) I've had some time to do a nice home pedi as been stuck in, DD has tummy bug and I'm going crazy for a decent coffee! ( ≧Д≦)

    1. LOVE those turts. If I could have stolen one, I would have. Not sure how long it would fit in my bathtub, tho. Ugh...I really hate doing pedi's. I can be lazy now. Sandal season is over here.