I LIKE!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

A great hair day!

Good hair day

It’s humid and hot as all get out. But, I’ve got the A/C down to about 50 degrees and I’m diggin’ a great hair day!

Crème de Cassis and Maille Mustard! Not together silly!!!!

Cassis and maille

Yummy Yummy. Crème de Cassis makes Champagne taste better!  Maille mustard makes ANYTHING taste better. But–I don’t think I’ll be mixing them together any time soon! So there!

Bright Yellow Lemons in a bright white bowl!


…according to French Cinema, “Blue is the Warmest Color”. According to ME, Yellow against white is the happiest color!

Being barefoot on a hardwood floor….

Barefeet on wood

I like the way the cold hardwood hits my bare feet. Now I know why dogs like hardwood so much. Woof!

Having the ocean hit my bare feet…

L'Aiguille. My feets at the beach.

Ohhhhh..when that cold water hits my feet and then my feet sink ever-so-slightly into the wet sand.  I just………LIKE it so much!

The way my loveseat looks in the sunroom…

Loveseat in sunroom

I just like the way the little loveseat looks at different times of the day.  It always looks inviting! Come on over to my house and sit and talk with me. OK?

The little bobble head of my son that MLB made for him…and I like..

Son's bobblehead

Thank you MLB for making this image of greatness for me. I not only like but….

The way Jake’s head looks in the cabinet. I talk to him all the time.

In the cabinet

I like the way this fits into my delusions.  I get to talk to Jake every day–and he likes it because he doesn’t have to answer back.  “Hi Jake!”  “OMG, isn’t it hot out today?” “It’s September–are you coming home for Christmas?” “Um…can you come home like–three days before Christmas?” “Jake, what do you want to eat for Christmas Dinner?”  “Can you answer me please?”


Rooster jar

Unfortunately, I have no willpower and eat the cookies from my Rooster cookie jar on the same day I put them in. I wish this Rooster would peck at me so I would stop!

Rooster place mat

Here’s my placemat Rooster!  He takes all kinds of abuse–like hot plates and spills…

Rooster Pitcher. Holy Shit. Bonaparte got rid of my hydranges. I do NOT like that!

And then there’s my little Rooster pitcher that I use as a vase…Oh SHIT! Wait a minute! I had dried Hydrangea in here.  WT…..?  BONAPARTE!! Oh man. Bonaparte threw my hydrangea away. I don’t like Monsieur  Bonaparte very much right now. In fact, I shall deem him Monsieur Rip-a-part this very minute!

I like BEVO–he’s best logo for University of Texas! Hook ’em Horns!


I’m a proud Longhorn Mom.  I like Bevo and I like to keep Austin Weird!


Don’t be boring. Be like Austin, Texas and be weird! It’s good for the soul!

Hoop Earrings. I can get my Hippie on!


I can only “hoop” you like these earrings too!

Our “Dinky Soleil” sign made of driftwood that hangs in between our kitchen and sunroom. It belonged to Bonaparte’s grandfather, J. H. Lartigue. He named his home in Opio Dinky Soleil and now our house in Phoenixville is Dinky Soleil.

Dinky Soleil

I like naming our home Dinky Soleil. It’s got a nice ring and history to it…

Jacques-Henri Lartigue /Jean-Loup Sieff /sc

Jacques-Henri Lartigue /Jean-Loup Sieff /sc

Hi Grandpa Bonaparte!  I’m taking good care of your grandson! I like your photographs!

Toile fabric. It’s just so stuffy and old school.


Sometimes you just cannot follow a trend. I truly like this fuddy-duddy fabric! It’s “toile” I need to make me an interior designer!

Tortoiseshell hair clips.


I like these clips because I can twist and turn my hair and put it up in a clip like this and hide my bald spots.  Wait! Is that a HAIR I see? Hmmmmm.  I need to be a bit more gentle!



Who doesn’t like money? I may not LOVE money, but I can assure you, I like the mon-mon a lot!!!

My fang

My fang

When the dentist wanted to file my fang down, I almost jumped out of the chair and attacked him with his drill. My fang is part of who I am! I’ll keep it. Besides–what if a vampire comes after me? I can stop him by showing him my tooth–he’ll leave me alone!

My lazy or crossed eye

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I like my lazy eye. It’s really not lazy because I get to see two of everything! That means two slices of pie! I’m lucky! I also get to pretend my kids are twins!

Cicadas! Oh yes! I really like the chant that the cicadas sing. It’ very summer.

cicadas in a tree

Hey man, they are cuter than roaches and not as annoying as bed bugs. Besides–I love their chant. It means summer is here!

Table settings. I like a beautiful table setting. It’s fun to dine divinely!



I’m a sucker for a nice table.  It’s so nice to sit down to a well-dressed table. I like that!

Wrapping Christmas Gifts. It’s such a great feeling of accomplishment when the gifts are all wrapped and the wrapping just….well, it just blends!


This is what I’m talking about!  I like the Christmas gifts to be stunning as they sit beneath the tree! I don’t like cleaning up the ripped paper though!

J’adore French Cinema. Ohlalalala.

400 Blows. One of the best films of all time.

I like following the adventures of Antoine Doinel. Sometimes it’s sad–and sometimes happy!

I like to bake. Mostly because I like to eat. And eat. And. Eat. Oh..and eat!


Mmmmmm. Fresh Brioche! It warms my heart–but widens my ass! I still like it though!

I like makeup. It makes me purdy!

My other Kardashian Selfie. I call this one my Khloe big-ass earring look. I need to get my roots done--but the paste doen'st look half bad!

Pucker up! I like the way makeup can change up my face! Sometimes, though, it’s just too much work–but I still like it!

I like the smell of Coppertone Suntan Lotion. Sometimes I apply it in the middle of winter—just so I can smell myself. I like to smell like summer.


I like the scent of Coppertone so much that I’ll wear it as cologne!

I like my life.


I’ll definitely take life over the alternative. Won’t you?????

I love my kids and I love Bonaparte—but this isn’t about “LOVE” –its’ about “LIKE”.

Jake Roman Oona


Bonaparte. And he IS checking out the dolphins in the water.


You know what else I like?

 I like “Ideale Simplifie” by Laurent Voulzy. It makes me happy.

I like Laurent Voulzy. Here you go!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! You will like him too. Oh Yes. You will!





Oops! I like YOU Too!!! XOXOXOXO!!!


About Catherine

Far from perfect, but enjoying life as a non-perfect and flawed individual at 60 years young. I'm still wondering what I'll be when I grow up! The characters in my life's screenplay include my better half. He is a refined Frenchman who grew up in Paris and summered in St. Tropez. I grew up in Long Island and summered in Long Island. I am not refined. My three grown children are also a big part of my life. For their sake, they happily live where their careers have taken them! But I can still mother them from a distance! I write about the mundane. I write about deeply shallow issues. But whatever I write or muse about--it'll always be a bit on the humorous and positive side! It's all good!
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21 Responses to I LIKE!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  1. Annamarie Campbell says:

    Catherine, your blogs always cheer me up and make me feel happy! 🙂

  2. calensariel says:

    Catherine, I have decided you’re my hero. You are so comfortable in your skin and I am so opposite of that. I adore your personality and your sense of humor. YOU are who I strive to be like!

    Coppertone! OMG, yes! I love the smell of that. And I have a question about your love seat. So you have slip covers on it? If so, I’m wondering if the cushions on the back of yours detach. It looks just like mine. If they ARE slip covers, do you like them or do you have to keep straightening them? Great post, btw…

    • Catherine says:

      LOL! Thank you so much, but if you strive to be like me, you will need wider chairs and a never-ending search for re-employment! Thank you though–that makes me feel really good!
      Oh…the love seat! It’s IKEA Ektorp. The Ektorp series consists of slipcovered chairs, sofas and loveseats. All cushions detach AND additional slipcovers in assorted colors can be purchased! (I sound like a commercial!). Honestly, I don’t have to keep straightening the cushions at all. In fact, I like my Ektorp better than a ridiculously expensive Ethan Allen down-filled cushioned sofa that is in the living room. The Ethan Allen sofa is starting to look like shit! I’m not kidding! XOXOXO!!

  3. Wow this was so great! love it!

  4. gk says:

    You have such a contagious exuberant personality, it’s really a pleasure to read your blog. 🙂

  5. gk says:

    Don’t know if I’ve shared this with you, but maybe you might like this blog…

    • Catherine says:

      Oh…I follow her blog and I do like enjoy her blog very much–but in such a twisted way. OK–here’s how I like her blog–she’s like the annoyingly perfect person we all went to school with but are obsessed with her perfect way of looking–her perfect way of life–her perfect photographs. She’s the girl that you secretly say “What a bitch…”, but only out of pure jealousy! LOL. Seriously, has this woman ever worn a maxi pad that switch gears and made a mess out of her perfectly laced panties? Has she ever caught a heel in her hem and had to staple or tape said hem while going to some sort of important event? I think not!!!! Has she EVER had a bad hair day??????????????? I think not! But–I love her blog!! XOXOXOXOX!!!

  6. Very coolness! Great list there, I say. That love seat looks sooooooo comfortable.

  7. nathalie says:

    i’ve just take a look at the blog mimi…. wouah !!!! too much perfect !!!! i feel so so ashamed !!!but i think i’m a very bad jealous woman too …..i love your post and your children are “superbes”…

  8. Kathy says:

    As usual, you made me laugh and laugh and laugh (hope that’s ok? ) and what a treat! Are you like this in everyday life too or is this just your alter-blog self coming forth when you write? The music is just right up there too! Look forward to catching more of your great posts. 🙂

  9. izabolinha says:

    And I LIKED your post very much !

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