Wednesday, May 18, 2011

My Other Self



Still lives at the beach, but in this…



and this would be my "other" front yard…



I would get around the beach on this…



For traveling, my other self would still own my Scion,

but I would paint the passenger doors like this…



so it would match the custom vintage trailer my other self would have…



built for many road trips to go and visit with you!

My other self would have this camera…






for taking lots of photos and videos to share with you of my travels.

My other self would live six months in California and six months in Florida…



My "other" wardrobe would look like this…



(after I loose a "few" pounds that is)

and in the bottom of my "other" closet you would find this…



Of course, I would only bring them out on those days when I absolutely have to wear shoes.
Otherwise, this is the only thing you'd see on my "other" feet…



Just down the beach you'd find these…



so that all of you could visit whenever your heart desires!

While you're here we'd find lots to do, but most of all I'd say…



Of course, my other self would have the appropriate attire for all of you to wear…



This would be my "other" kitchen…



I would prepare dishes like this for all of you…



and this one would be especially for my seasister Louie @ Mountain Mermaid



because she sent me the recipe last week!

For my vegetarian friends, or those allergic to shellfish, I would make this…

Pineapple Fried Rice


Everything would be made with locally grown, organic produce

and all the seafood would only be purchased from sustainable fisheries, of course!



My other self would serve you drinks like this…

with or without alcohol :)


while you sit at my tiki bar watching the sunset…



My other self will also have one of those life-size cutouts for photos

like this one of me and Brad Pitt…



Sorry Angelina, I promise I'll send him back soon.

Oh, we'll have lots of fun in my "other" life and remember…



My other self will still have to work, of course, so I'll still be doing this…



and I'll still be making these…



BUT best of all, my other self,

would live in a world

where our oceans are healthy and clean…

Paradise Found by artist David Miller


Note: For more My Other Self posts, visit my friend Karen @ This Old House 2. Thanks Karen, this was so much fun!!!!!


Now what about all of you?

What would YOUR other self look like?


Update: Thank you for all of your well wishes, my chest cold is just about gone and I'm now able to hobble around with the use of a cane. My foot is still a bit swollen and is lovely shades of black & blue, but my office chair/makeshift wheelchair is back where it belongs. I still have to keep it elevated most of the day, but I'm getting on the computer throughout the day and trying to catch up with all of you! Hugs!

Today's Ocean Fact: Deep below the ocean’s surface is a mysterious world that takes up 95 percent of Earth’s living space. It is so deep that it could hide 20 Washington Monuments stacked on top of each other. But it remains largely unexplored.Smithsonian Ocean Portal

41 Thoughtful Comments:

Karen said...

I love this!!! Great job.. thanks for participating!...

You've now been placed under the hot tub :-)

Mila said...

I hope everything here comes true for you.

I would want my other self to live this gorgeous life you described.

Maya @ Completely Coastal said...

I'd be very happy traveling up and down the coasts of CA and FL with that super duper cute camper!!

Ms. Bake-it said...

WOW! I love it Rhonda! You did a fabulous job! I want one of those bikes and campers but in turquoise.

So glad to hear you are feeling better!

Hugs,
Tracy

Kaybe said...

My other is on her way over! Glad you're feeling better.

Love ya!

Girl with the Curlz said...

What a fabulous and fun post. I love it!! So cute.

Sweetpea said...

My "other" self is coming right over to hang out with your "other" self...and it's gonna be a BLAST!!!

FUN challenge, wasn't it?!

Seaside Style said...

Rhonda, You are soo cute, your post's are just so fun!

Jane said...

LOVE IT!!!!! I'll join you and Tracy on your bikes...Mine will be LIME green.

You know, I can see you in every one of these pictures...You are definitely a "Shell Belle".
Love you,
Jane

Beach House Living said...

Yes, yes and yes!

Kim@Snug Harbor said...

Rhonda, you NAILED my own personal other self, except for the car - mine would be a 1969 camaro convertible in blue. At any rate, I'd come party with you whether it's you OR your other self. You would be fun either way! Glad to hear you're on the mend. Hugs!

CHERI said...

Can my "this" self be friends with your "other" self? I'd sure like to come visit in those colorful little cabins. And I'd love to wear one of those flowered outfits with just the right pair of those flip flops...please! While I'm there I'd love to ride your pink bike and even spend a night or two in that adorable trailer...I've been wanting one of those! I have a hard enough time dealing with the SELF I'm stuck with...don't know what I'd do with another one!

CHERI said...

Forgot something....(as usual). Although your "other" self sounds beyond FABULOUS, I think your present self is wonderful, too!

michelle said...

My "other" self is looking forward to being with your "other" self soon!! :) I love this, all perfectly you, who I adore. :) I am so sorry about your cold and ankle, that did sound painful but I am so glad that you are doing better. Maybe you can decorate your cane up like your "other" self did that little camper and car and chair!1 Loved that!! You always make me smile. :)

Mila said...

Shellona. That's your warrior name. I was lucky enough to read your comment before Blogger feast on it.

I must agree with Cheri. Your present self is most fabulous. You are so genuine and you make others feel "listened to."

I hope you have a lovely rest of the week.

Love of the Sea said...

Very cute post. I missed something. I didn't know you were under the weather. Hope you are feeling better!

Della said...

I love how you personalized everything with your name!! Such a fun post! Your other self and mine have a lot in common!

I'm glad you are feeling better, and hobbling around. I hope you are walking, running, and shelling again, soon!

SallyLeeByTheSea.com said...

First of all, I'm so glad to hear you're feeling a bit better.

Your other life sounds perfect to me. I especially love the adorable little trailer :O)

Hugs,
Marie

Desire Empire said...

Ok I'm in send me a ticket. You have put together a beautiful lifestle for your other self. That bedroom in the bathing box is too cute.
Best Carolyn

Cindy (Applestone Cottage) said...

Hi Rhonda,
I love this post! It's happy and there are so many neat pics!
I love those cute dresses and I want those cute flip-flops too.
Glad to hear your feeling a bit better and I hope that injury heals up very soon.
You are so creative my friend,
Send me more warm weather too. It's warmer here but not quite warm enough! hehe.
Hugs to you,
Cindy

becky said...

What an adorable post!!! going to check out the others...However do you do this wonderful stuff? I'm not capable of finding stuff to illustrate my other self...

jmac said...

Bwahahahahahaha!! another glorious post from you, sweet friend! Put a smile on my face and a song in my heart this morning! You DO crack my a** up so often with your imagination and ability to find the most perfect images to go along with it. But wait!! I truly think you just described your real life and self....the fun-loving, hilarious and laughin girl that is rolling and falling outa her chair!! I bet your bruises are even beach colored!!!
One of these days....you and me...sittin at a tiki hut with one of those, yes, alcohol filled, umbrella drinks talkin about our hump-island men!!! hahahahahaha!

jmac said...

Oh...and may I just fuss at you for awhile??? thanks to you and your most perfect blogroll, it takes me twice as long in the morning to get my day going!! I always say I'm just gonna hit a few of my faves this morning to see what they're up to....and then I go thru your blogroll and I've sat here for hours....aaaccckkkk. You have THE most perfect blogs to go to on any given day. So, thanks....but no thanks!! heh.

Desert Dreaming said...

Rhonda...what an adorable post...it made me smile through the entire thing. You always have a way of posting something that makes one think...but....you made me think of California, and how I miss it! But that is a good thing, makes me more motivated to plan our trip. Thank you for being such a sweet and wonderful person. Have a great upcoming weekend.

I'm hitting the beaches early on Saturday before sunrise...hope there are some nice shells.

Joni

Stephanie said...

My other self would be EXACTLY what you said!! I love it!

The Fajdich Times said...

My other self would enjoy live to it's fullest.....like you do:)

The Decorative Dreamer said...

OMG! I love this post. I wanna play too! OOps! I mean I wanna dream a bit some too...I'm gonna do one of these very soon! LOVE IT! I would be best of friends with your other self....hahha! The camper is just too cute! Your little tiki hut is so cute, I would take the purple one, though it's a bit too close to all the other. haha! I am glad to hear things are looking better for you with the foot, though I am sure it still looks bad. My husband broke his foot a few years ago stepping up on the docks and it was terrible. It sounds like you are doing all the right things..wishing you a speedy recovery! Thanks for such an enjoyable and inspiring post!

Loui♥ said...

My dear seasister of the heart!!!
loved this whimsical post from start to finish!!
Your other self is wonderful!!
I'm smiling from ear to ear..
I love you the original..
but the other is equally charming and loveable also..
can't wait to try the pineapple fried rice!
sounds delish!!
thanks for the shout out..
will email you when I return..
check my post for details..
warmest sandy hugs..
Loui♥
ps.. I was the photographer for this other self shoot!!!♥

CalypsoInTheCountry said...

So glad you are feeling better...I bet your "other self" would feel great all the time...maybe some of those tropical drinks would help! LOL! Love this post!

Sue (Someone's Mom) said...

My other self would look very much like your other self. I would take my other six months in a little cottage in Michigan on the Lake instead of in California. I need those flip-flops...who made those?

Julie@beingRUBY said...

Dear Rhonda
So sorry to hear you've been under the weather.. and in the wars again.. yep .. just like me.. we are a pair [will email more later.. just been really slack these last few weeks .. feeling not so great myself]

Now your Other Self.. is brilliant.. love this post.. You and Brad huh? hehehe.. Looks like you two are living in 'The land As Everything Should Be' hehehehe

Ok.. more later.. take care of you!! ciao xxx Julie

Bunny, THE PARIS HOUSE said...

Shellbelle
This post is a blast..I want to be your other self too!! I love this adorable little house on the beach I could happily live there forever and ever. You are right though...the best would be a healthy clean ocean!! Maybe someday..I hope. Now as for Brad..Have I ever mentioned my obsession/crush/ on Mr. Pitt.??? I am so into that gorgeous man..even Mr. Bunny just shakes his head. I think he is just the most gorgeous creation to roam this planet. But we can share him tee hee...I told my friend the other day I think I can steal him away from Angelina LOL..I said she may be beautiful but I'm fun and make one hell of a strain cocktail. Oh well a girl can dream.
Have a wonderful weekend sweetie
Love
Bunny

Simone @ Doberman's by the Sea said...

Hey girl, what an inspiring post. Glad to hear you are getting better. Cheers

merrilymarylee said...

You are so clever!

This was such fun! I found myself picking out a dress--like I don't have arm flaps to worry about!

Not sure about those little beach shacks though. Do they have windows? I want YOURS!

Yvonne @ StoneGable said...

Oh, this is such a fun post! I really like your "other self". Our other selves would probaly cross paths on one of those wonderful beaches. YOu will recognize me... I'll be the one in the pink 2 piece with a pretty floral sarong... in my dreams! haha!
Yvonne

Country Wings in Phoenix said...

Oh Shellebelle Sweetie...
Knock knock. Knock knock. I'm here. I only brought my swimsuit, sunblock, flip flops and a beach bag. Oh and of course my hat. I can't wait to hit the beach with you. Oh what fun we would have. Gathering shells day to day, and cooking out at night.

Love that little trailer. It is my hearts desire to have one for camping. Just big enough to sleep in, and pull where ever I might want to go.

Oh what delightful hostess you are. Love the look of that dinner, and even a grass skirt or two for dancing. Oh wouldn't that be fun. And you asked Angelina to loan us Brad for the weekend? Wow, we are uptown all the way.

One day I hope to stroll those beaches with you. What fun that would be, but for now my sweet one, thank you for taking me along. I absolutely loved my visit today. I am all tan for my desk audit on Monday. Keep me in your prayers sweet one. Many hugs and so much love, Sherry

Maria said...

wonderful post! the pic with Brad Pitt made me smile...Happy weekend!

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~Lavender Dreamer~ said...

I think we are twins...I love all of the same things that you love! I'll take the little lavender hut and one of those hula skirts and flowered tops! And of course...I'll follow you to work! HOW GREAT! My favorite post! Wasn't this FUN to make! You always do so much MORE! HUGS! Feel better soon! ♥♥♥

Lindsay-ann said...

Hi Rhonda
I love your other self just as much as I love your real self. This post was such FUN. I adore the little pink trailer, it's so cute. I hope you come visit me in it one day!
Lindsay
x

The Quintessential Magpie said...

Adorable! This might be my favorite post you've ever done. XO

CrazyCris said...

Your Other Self has great taste Rhonda! ;o)

I love the beach and everything that goes with it! I love the waves lapping at my feet. I love the feel of the sand between my toes. I love the roar of the Pacific and the gentle waves of the Gulf of Mexico in Florida. Let's talk about beaches around the world, bonfires, building sandcastles, swaying palm trees, flamingos, clambakes, sunrises and sunsets. If it's tropical, it fits this blog!

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