Friday, June 4, 2010

Tickled Pink To Be A Pink Lady!

Holly over at 504 Main, has crowned me The Tickled Pink Lady today, and although it's a very sad day for me, I'm gonna explain and then turn up the frown for my new visitors.

Hi, Come on in, I'm Lisa aka as The Bumpkin. It slips every now and again, and I let it for authenticity, but for the most part, I'm really not a bumpkin, other than geographically. Bumpkin is My Captain John's pet name from me. This Chicago native got trapped by a Mississippi Girl, and was teased a little by his friends, so yes, it's a pet name, and I am okay with that.

The swing is located 1000 yards from The Gulf of Mexico on The Mississippi Gulf Coast. Yes, the oil will wash up on my beach (I have lived here 39 years, so yes it's my beach) today. It breaks my heart. Captain John and I are Animal Welfare Activists and have a huge heart for dolphins and sea turtles. Without going into the gory details, we are absolutely crushed about what has happened to our ocean and our wildlife. As a Captain, John has been especially concerned about the birds on the barrier islands. I'm sure you saw them swimming in oil, and dying while the network cameramen, just stood there and filmed them yesterday. Go visit Captain John's button over there on my sidebar, to hear the truth, from someone who really knows firsthand. He's not all nice and sweet about it either, this is our livelihood, and we are devastated. My readers and I simply ask one thing from the powers that be, whatever yours is. We simply say, swim, swim, swim, fly, fly, fly, can you wish or pray that for me today?

It's a nice pleasant thought, but the reason for this is heartbreaking, our government and BP have killed the Gulf of Mexico, why would they ever drill this deep if the did not have a plan for this emergency, we are helpless, yesterday they made the leak twice as bad. Let's let this be for now, it's suppose to be all smiles today. So here we go!
Here at the swing, you are gonna find a little fashion.....

You may on occasion find a pair of shoes or two in a post around here. My readers, are busting out laughing right this second. I hear you all, don't make me break out the thigh voodoo, we have company today, ya'll be good.
They're laughing because they know that the Bumpkin will throw down on some shoes, in a Mississippi second. (Pun intended of course)

Valentino anyone?

One thing I share with my readers, is my love for photography, not just those everyday clicks, but the really special ones.

I love quotes, I have journals full of them I have kept for years. I'll share a few with you throughout the post today.

I have the best readers and followers, no really, wait to you meet them, you'll love them. We keep it real! If I feel I say it, if they feel they say it, and I wouldn't want it any other way.
Be careful not to get them stirred up boy, they can be a tough bunch!

We have things like, Heinie Tingles (who's that blogger Diva), and Fashion Orgasms.

Do you know C Lou? This is referred to as a Shoegasm, here at the swing.

Wednesday's are Wordless Wednesdays, nothing but fabulous images I steal shamelessly. Click HERE to see some from the past.

We've even been known to do a little baking. See the button on the sidebar?

My readers and I had a good laugh recently, when I lost a follower due to racy pics.

Incidentally all images came from my Tumblr page, do you Tumbl? If you do, please find me there, by clicking HERE.

Much that I have learned, and share came from a few lovely ladies, that I call My Fashion Divas. From Dallas to Australia, and all points in between. These ladies know their fashion, and have shared so much with me. Stick around and I'll show you the ropes.

How about one more for the road?

Ya'll come back and see me, pinkie swear?
And don't forget.....Swim, Swim, Swim, Fly, Fly, Fly...Promise me you won't forget.

This was a lot of fun, now before I go,
Here's a kiss on one cheek.....

Now turn, and another on the other!
The Bumpkin


Salt said...

So many beautiful pink pictures today, friend!
But I am so saddened to hear that the oil is reaching you. Every time I see the tv coverage of this, I feel so helpless that it brings me to tears.

My heart hurts for all those poor animals whose homes and lives are being destroyed by this catastrophe.

I'm off to visit Captain John now.

Lisa from Lisa's Yarns said...

Another fun, pink filled post. As a lover of all things pink, I am tickled pink. Love the Audrey Hepburn quote.

My thoughts/prayers are with you all. Such a terrible tragedy. :(

Kari said...

I either know current trends and fashions or I am fried (as in fired). You'll be my first and probably only fashion blog. But it's because I think you have something more to say. And my blog roll is so super duper sweet I NEED a little racy!:) Good luck today dude, I don't even really know what to say but that. My heart is with you all. I wish I could do that Superman trick were you fly around the world a couple times super fast and turn back time. I suspect we are only seeing half a percent of the impact on us. Poor critters, I wish I could help.

Len♥reNeverM♥re said...

I always luv that Audrey's quotes!
Such a shameful tragedy~ my thoughts as always dear!

Shugee @ Blue Heron Cottage said...

Wow. Wow. Wow. Holly thank you. I'm thanking Holly for the reason I have found you. Your blog is...spectacular. I love it. And congrats on Holly's feature. I opened your blog and literally I just sat there stunned for awhile. From your header photo, to everything single photo you have posted to your writing. It's love for me. And on the BP thing and the heartbreak. I'm a born and raised Monterey Peninsula girl with a love of the ocean in my veins and
my heart is breaking along with your for the wildlife. I have been blown away from the beginning by disregard for the damage that is being done. Our oceans were grossly polluted enough before all of this and now. When are we going to be better stewards of the earth?
I could go on forever about this, but I want to say thank you to you and your Captain for what you are doing for the animals. How do people just stand by and watch? I can never understand it. It's not even being covered, really what is going on to the animals underneath the surface and the damage that is being done.

I'maNolaGirl said...

Oh, Bumpkin, I am wiping away tears reading this. I have spent five years angry and questioning the why's of Katrina, and just when I felt at peace, in washes the oil. And the why's return. Keep telling us the truth - we NEED to hear it.

As for your Yves quote - I love him. You would have been in Bumpkin heaven at his exhibit in Paris. I thought about you the whole time. I thought I had a heart for fashion before seeing the exhibit, but being able to stand in the same room with his creations made me realize that it is art!

Sending you lots of love today!

g e o r g i a said...

Oh, this gave me goosebumps! I am so sorry about your beach and animals, I will be praying!

Maleviks Rosenträdgård said...

Nice Pictures :) A little bit erotic :)

Fashion, Art and other fancies said...

Yes, I would love a spot of Valentino, pink lingerie and pink flowers. How are you coping with the catastrophe, sweetie, not good I think. What saddness it brings to mother earth. XX

Holly said...

You do a marvelous job (like I was expecting anything less) with this post. I was going to touch on the devastation in the Gulf, but couldn't figure out how to do it justice in my post....I am so glad you did said it eloquently!

I adore all of those images...even the racy ones! Thank you for letting me tickle you pink!

shari @ little blue deer said...

Oh Bumpkin, I love your posts! I read every single word, they're so interesting (and pretty, duh!). I am watching CNN all day learning about the oil spill, but once again, I trust you guys completely. Praying for you and all of those sweet, innocent animals down there... xo!

Leah said...

I will be praying that that whole situation is resolved! Love all the pink! So fun!

A Casa da Vá said...

how amazing can a post be? i always always mile reading your posts - and yeah i am still praying 'swim swim swim, fly fly fly'...

i gotta say you just left me the coolest comment ever... thank you my dear! Much love from Cali and much prayers for all the innocent animals in your swing

Morgan said...

Love this post! My heart breaks with yours surrounding the devastation due to the oil spill. I feel like it's getting worse and worse and the light at the end of the tunnel keeps getting further away. Please continue to keep us posted!
And keep posting the photography - I'm loving it!

Lamp Tramp said...

Oh Bumpkin, this is a wonderful post. Keep telling us what Capt John sees.
Oh, I am so ANGRY, saddened, FURIOUS, crying, DEVASTATED, crushed, let down by our government, feeling helpless, & did I mention angry? I feel all those horrible PTSD waves coming back, rolling over me and drowning me yet once again. I have spent these 5 years struggling to overcome PTSD that settled in as the Katrina aftermath was worse then the storm itself.
And yes, our homes values are about to sink into the deep dark abyss of no return I fear.
But we'll hang in there and try to do what we can. I am so glad to have found you...
Lamp Tramp

Couture Carrie said...

What a gorgeous pink post, darling!
Love all these pics and the Audrey quotes!


Sole Matters said...

i loooovvvve CHI!!! i didnt know you were from there! :)

Beth Dunn said...

Love all the pink!

Olivia said...

That's a whole lot of pink--some great pics, and yes we're all mourning over the oil...If you've been to a Gulf Beach you feel like it's your own b/c it's so beautiful and enticing.

Zaira said...

After all these lovely images I feel pink and full of positive attitude!!! Great post, really enjoyed-especially quotations xoxo

Poppies and Sunshine said...

Know my prayers are with you and this tragedy.
This was a fun post. Congrats, Tickled Pink Lady. :) Loved reading the quotes and seeing all the fun fashion pictures. Hugs to you!

Meg said...

Your post just keep getting better and better! Keep up the good work! Love the pink shoes!!

Have a wonderful weekend! I will be praying for all my sea turtles!

Meg xoxo

Trish said...

Congratulations on such a fabulous high honor Miss Tickled Pink Lady! Your images are gorgeous as always, the shoes, quotes, flowers, I just adore them all, you've been holding out some good ones! *tee hee*

You know we're praying for you, I'm sure we'll talk more than once this weekend. Thanks to you and the Captain for all your continued efforts. It's just so very sad, I am beside myself all those poor birds and animals...

I love you, thank you for all that you do xoxo

Rasha said...

GORGEOUS pictures, love the quotes!

melifaif said...

I love, love, LOVE that pink piggie balloon pic. So cute. And the ruffled pant-a-loons. Oh yes. Why so racy though? Come on Bumpkin....I pray for those little animals on the daily. I am soo sad for our Gulf. Oh yeah, a BIG thank you for coming over and "opening up" my comments. You are too sweet, really. I am gonna work on that this weekend. Much love lil honey.

Karen at French Skinny said...

That was amazing. I love all things Bumkin:)

Kristin said...

Barbie pink Loubs?? YES PLEASE. And the spill is breaking our heart here in Florida too!

Dustjacket Attic said...

Ahh you are one strong woman, hats off honey for trying to keep it upbeat when I know your heart is breaking.

I love the beauty in this post but still have tears in my eyes for what I know is happening.

love and big hugs and prayers DJ

Lori said...

I have been thinking of you and your beach all day. This post put a spring in my step and although my heart is breaking for you ~ you did put a smile on my face. And shoes ~ now you do not like shoes at all!! xo

AJ said...

Wow! What fabulous pics.

I have been wondering what is really happening in the gulf.



Bumpkin on a Swing said...

I love my readers, every single solitary one of them.

stylebyrachael said...

Keep up the racy pics and comments! We love them!

Bama Girl said...

Great post Bumpkin and congrats on your Pink Lady "status" :-) I have posted pictures of the mess on our beach today on my FB fan page, if you want to check them out...
"just" tar balls today, but I fear it will be "sheen" tomorrow. Hang in there my friend, we're both in for a rough ride. XOXO

Lily Lemontree said...

A fabulous post!! You are just too cute my friend!
You know my heart breaks everytime I hear or read anything about this tragic disaster. So sad, yet so unbelievable that this is continuing to go on with the powers that be, just shrugging their shoulders, utterly unbelievable!
I hope you are having a wonderful weekend despite all the horrible circumstances.
My thoughts, as always, are with you, your John and our sweet friends, the dolphins!

Join the Gossip said...

It's so so sad what is happening down there. I can't bare to watch anything because I will lose it seeing those poor animals =( I am in total agreeance with you...don't drll if you aren't prepared for something to go wrong! Ugh its so frustrating.

Then on top of all of those helpless animals, there are all of the wonderful people being hurt by this. I'll be thinking of you and the whole Gulf Cost.

On the brighter side, lovely pics! I adore the pig balloons =)

Le Sigh of a Fashionista said...

My heart breaks for all of those poor animals who have been hurt by this catastrophe. I watched a special last night on 20/20 and it was just heartbreaking. I pray for them all every day. Simply too tragic for words.

Mary said...

Yet another great post and a fabulous read! Love love love all the pink!

Delightful Bitefuls

Carol said...

I really felt a connection to your blog we must be kindred spirits. I was so excited to see you are following me. I just started this week. Please give my any suggestions ...feel free to teach me. I will continue to follow you as I also love heels and all things lovely. the captains articles are very educational too.

Pink Champagne said...

What an amazing post! Loving all that pink, and those shoes? To DIE. Such a sad situation with the spill, and I have been keeping you and everyone affected in my thoughts and prayers. Big kisses on both cheeks to you!