Evil Squirrels and a birthday in Georgetown


"don't mess with me, this is MY tree bitch"

Man, those black squirrels in Georgetown have a real attitude LOL! but what a gorgeous squirrel, first time I have seen a black one. He stood his ground staring at me for a quite a long time. I thought he was going to go after me . Don't you just love his back legs.

Had a great trip to D.C. For my 53rd (sheesh time is flying by) birthday we went to Georgetown and ate at a Turkish restaurant called Cafe Divan. I got a wee bit palatic after sharing a bottle of Turkish wine, Kavaklidere.

Which explains why I seemed to have an inebriated urge to take a photo in the loo, lol! but heck I was so impressed with their netty (their food was outstanding by the way) and that cool mirror.

COMPETITION
Art News Blog had a link to an art competition, I thought what the heck, why not give it a go! If you have time check it out and tell me what you think.
Design your own Pizza Box
Oooh, check out pollocksthebollocks pizza box design, I would buy pizza just so I could get the box :)

Comments

Kim said…
happy belated birthday !!!
great photos Corrine...and you don't look a day over 35 IMHO...
very cute squirrel :)
sharronmarshall said…
Welcome Back Birthday Girl.....lookin good too!!!
Love that Squirrel.....stared you down, know's your a softie :)
L.M.Noonan said…
Happy Birthday gorgeous. Are you sure that you're not 43? My sister used to tack on a few years so that people would always tell her that she looked so young for her age.
great photo.
Undaunted said…
I hope I look half as good as you do at that age! Glad you had a great time.
JafaBrit's Art said…
I am not the kissy huggy type, but I would give you all a sloppy kiss on the cheek for all the compliments. Thanks ya'll!
Lynette said…
Corinne you look great and you look like you're having soo much fun!! Woohoo, Birthday celebration! You look so young and having a blast!
Happy Birthday girl! :)
I've never seen a black squirrel but he does look like he's in attack mode. :o
Art News Blog said…
I used to drink Kavaklidere wines when I was staying in Turkey. It got me hooked on drinking red wine (responsibly of course). I even popped into their vineyard which was an experience.

The squirrel does look cheeky. I have never seen a wild one, but they seem to do as they please around people.
Janvangogh said…
I remember the first time I saw a black squirrel. My husband, who is full of superfluous information, says that they are part of the red squirrel family -- not grey ones.

Looking great. Welcome back.

These word verification letters are getting harder and harder to decipher lately.
DANG! You DO look GREAT! :)

I wanted to let you know that I have arrived safe 'n sound in Minnesota. (Thanks Nancy!)
And Double-D Thanks for letting me hang upon your beautiful tree!...it was truly an honor. :)
David Howard said…
I was in Orlando walking on the path between the Art Gallery and the Science Museum. To my right I heard a rustling of leaves and then turned to see a group of strange little creatures staring at me - this was my first encounter with Squirrels. At first I didn't know what to do - should I run or should I stand still. Their fixated stare and jerking movements were fascinating. After a minute or so they scampered up a tree and I went on my way, telling myself how much I enjoy being somewhere else. Happy Birthday Corrine.
Trisna said…
I just found out that you married with a Turk, for more than 30years... WOW...(you mention this in my comment post) so glad to see you visit my blog again and thanks for the advice hehe...

And for your birthday i would like to give you this...

God gave a gift to the world when you were born—
a person who loves, who cares,
who sees a person’s need and fills it,
who encourages and lifts people up,
who spends energy on others
rather than herself,
someone who touches each life she enters,
and makes a difference in the world,
because ripples of kindness flow outward
as each person you have touched, touches others.
Your birthday deserves to be a national holiday,
because you are a special treasure
for all that you’ve done.
May the love you have shown to others
return to you, multiplied.
I wish you the happiest of birthdays,
and many, many more,
so that others have time to appreciate you
as much as I do

HAPPY BIRTHDAY Corrine

I found this poem on the web (duh') it's not mine (hehe) but i hope you like it...
~^_^~
Cheerio

Regards,
Trisna

Chronicles of Trisna
Lynda Lehmann said…
You're too funny! I love the loo mirror too, and your photo. Happy 53rd! You're still a spring chicken!
cynthia said…
Happy belated birthday!

I'm not quite sure I've ever seen a black squirrel either - it almost looks like it got caught in an oil spill or something.

Your pizza box rocks!
MadSilence said…
Evil squirrel, indeed! I've never seen a black squirrel so far south. This somatic variation of the grey squirrel is a cold weather variant...the farther north you go the more you see.

And have you heard of the British squirrel wars? The American grey squirrel was introduced into Britain years ago and is displacing the native red squirrel. See: The Squirrel Wars
http://www.nytimes.com/2007/10/07/magazine/07squirrels-t.html

Of course the British have a lot to answer for, including such aliens as the English Sparrow and Starling, first released in Central Park. Of course not all British imports are bad... :-)

Sounds like a fun trip. Love the self-portrait.

MadSilence
James said…
Thanks Corrine, I have added your link too, good luck!
HMBT said…
Happy Birthday! You took a picture without sticking out your tongue, way to go! You sure are one pretty lass. I'm going to go check out the art competition, I could use some perking up. Have a great day, glad you are back. :)
JafaBrit's Art said…
I have heard their vineyard is famous art news, lucky you that you got to visit.

yes jan what is it with word verification lately, yack! Hum those black one's seem much more aggressive than the red one's. The red one's are rather shy.

Lyn, I thought he would jump at me, so I back away after we stared at each other for a few mins.

Thanks olga, I see you are getting up to mischief in Minnesota :)

I wouldn't mind being 43 again loretta :) loved my forties.

You are lucky they didn't throw things at you David. The ones in my daughters yard harass us when we work in the yard or sit on the back porch.

Trisna, your poem is beautiful, thank you so much :)
Margot Potter said…
Did I wish you Happy Birthday?! DAMN! HAPPY BIRTHDAY ! YOU LOOK FABULOUS!

Hope you had a great time.

xoxo
Margot
Maria & Stefano said…
Ok...
1) The squirrel scared me...evil eyes...

2) you have the sweetest smile ever

3) I couldn't resist
http://www.pizzaboxidea.com/articles/145

4) happy birthday birthday girl!!!
Jane Turley said…
Funnily enough Black sqirrels have made the news over here this week.. apparently the squirrel population is approching 50% Black squirrel and will soon be threatening the grey squirrel. I've never seen one though!
Yea, black squireels of the world:):):)And Happy Birthday way late!!!!

http://judithheartsong.blogspot.com/2008/11/black-squirrel.html