First Picnic of the Year – Thoughts Inside My Huge Hair Dome

I found my new favorite picnic spot!!! I went to Woodward Park and found a grassy hill that overlooks the valley. It was picturesque and I stayed here for a couple of hours. I foresee myself coming back to this spot regularly as the temperatures warm up! ❤️

Spring days are for wonder, daydreaming and reminiscing. As I grazed upon my homemade sandwich, carrots and raisins, my mind breezed back to fluffy feel-good memories of bygone times, like the best coffee drink I ever had (a Raspberry Kiss Mocha), long evening walks in the summer, or the time someone thought I was a Cuban boy. There’s something about spring that makes the mind wander and view everything through a dreamy lens…

I pop a couple of raisins in my mouth and chew, grinning to myself as I wonder, can I possibly remake that legendary raspberry mocha myself at home? The coffee shop I got it at ten years ago closed down. Darn it!!! Sometimes I dream of that coffee drink. In the soul-enriching sun rays of early spring, I believe anything is possible, even re-creating that dreamy coffee beverage myself.

Time for a bite of my egg sandwich. My mind wanders into a new thought aisle. The Cuban boy thing…that was probably the funniest thing I’ve ever been told in my entire life. It set the bar high; I never really cared that people thought I looked like a boy, but GOSH DANG it, it better at LEAST be a Cuban boy now. I close my eyes, listening to the sound of a squirrel running up a tree. If I were in Havana, would I give off Cuban boy vibes? As a geography nerd, I need to research more about the country, as my knowledge is limited. When I think of Cuba, I think of my celebrity forever-crush Desi Arnaz. Also, Cuban sandwiches.

Finally, I take a sip of my iced mocha, envisioning the future summer evening walks I have in store for myself. Many iced mochas will be drank, and I long for the feeling of heat on my skin. My eyes scan the flat, green horizon ahead of me, and just one lone thought now wanders into my head as the scent of blossoms fill my lungs. What exactly is a Cuban sandwich?

I smile to myself, further making passersby think I’m nuts. And gosh darn it, I wouldn’t have it any other way.

🌸🐝

10 thoughts on “First Picnic of the Year – Thoughts Inside My Huge Hair Dome

  1. Ok, this is completely hilarious!!! This is my favorite part: “As I grazed upon my homemade sandwich, carrots and raisins, my mind breezed back to fluffy feel-good memories of bygone times, like the best coffee drink I ever had (a Raspberry Kiss Mocha), long evening walks in the summer, or the time someone thought I was a Cuban boy.” The Cuban boy part is so random and unexpected — and then, you even tell us more later, not to mention the one-liner about the sandwich!!! Anyway, it’s great that you found the perfect new picnic spot. I love your sloth lunch tote and how it ties in with your animal tee. Your outfits are fresh and fun as always, and the photography, especially of the flowering tree, is beautiful. I’m always happy to hear the new thoughts inside your huge hair dome!!! 🙂

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  2. A Cuban boy, wtf?! Lol. So many questions like how old were you and why did they think you looked like a boy? Let alone a Cuban one. Haha. So random. But I’m glad you’re enjoying Spring, me not so much. I’ve been sneezing and itching for weeks now.

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    1. LOL!!!!!!!!!! Random, indeed! It was long ago, like 15 years ago! 😂 The person specifically said I reminded them of Elián González! The little Cuban boy who was part of that huge immigration controversy back in 2000, I believe it was. Most random thing I’ve ever been told!! I’m sorry to hear you’re sneezing up a storm! Bad side of spring, haha.

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  3. That is so weird considering you look nothing like a boy, let alone Elian Gonzalez. Lol. Those people need to get their eyes checked. But hey at least it gave you a very funny anecdote. Ah, It’s ok, as long as someone is enjoying the season.

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