To each his own. To me my own.

Bon Factoids

I’m a simple southern girl that the ocean never ceases to captivate  • I love sunrises and sunsets • I’ve got this little thing about butterflies…. • I can be very opinionated, especially when it comes to politics and religion – these opinions are one thing I’ll never apologize for • I miss my fish tank • I find it hard to tolerate a NBS (natural born smart-ass) • My word describing 2008 was monumental • I have an intense appreciation for good comedians • Actions speak much louder than words to me • I love to people-watch • I often wish that like the computer, life had an undo command • I believe that Jesus Christ, the Son of God, gave his life on the cross to wipe away my many sins • I really enjoy an unplanned nap, even better when it’s raining out • I buy myself fresh flowers regularly • I treasure my family and true friends like there’s no tomorrow • I kill houseplants • My daughter is unarguably the single best thing I’ve done in my life • I love long hot showers and baths • I love tanning in the summer • Extreme heights terrify me – I’m working on that • I suck at any sport except frisbee • I have no idea what my natural hair color is anymore • I am both a dog and a cat person • Having a tank full of gas makes me feel invincible • I swear a lot, but will not do so around children or unfamiliar company • I love daisies for their simplicity • I am directionally challenged • I was born accident-prone, though I’ve never broken a bone in my life • I assign ‘theme songs’ for certain situations and even certain people – if you’re in my life, chances are YOU have your own theme song – I just might not tell you what it is • I believe that respect is earned, period • I miss the weekends of boat-cruising the Chesapeake Bay with my Dad • Manners are very important to me • I keep track of the full moons, they have a definite affect on people’s behaviour • I require a good belly laugh at least once a day • I love watching a hard rainstorm • Even as far back as grade school, I used to pretend my last name was Capone or Pacino • Careless errors in spelling and grammar irritate me • Parents, spank those bad kids • I’m an 80’s child, but think I was meant to be a 60’s child • I believe that if you want to live in this country that the English language should be a prerequisite • I love meat – if nature had intended me a vegetarian I wouldn’t have been given such razor-sharp incisors • Often times my dreams mean something to me, so I pay close attention to them • I do a great impression of Rocky Balboa calling for Adrianne from inside the boxing ring • I’m a very hopeless romantic • I have a Sharpie and Post-it Note fetish • I despise food bars, there’s something very unappetizing about having to fight for your food • A good many of my friends are smarter than I am, this keeps me humble • I add salt to almost everything I eat – sometimes twice • I used to love to swim out in the ocean, but have to admit I’ve gotten a bit paranoid the past few years • People have told me I’m too trusting • If I can’t get to the ocean, the lake will temporarily do • I am lost if I leave home without my watch • I’m lactose intolerant • I believe that no one can match a mother’s love • I like being the age I’m at, getting older does have it’s benefits • I took my daughter to her first Ozzy concert when she was 3 years old • I tend to turn short stories into long ones • Two people I miss terribly every single day of my life are my grandmama and my stepfather • I drink so much diet coke that it flows through my veins • I sleep with a fan year-round • Monkeys are always hilarious to me • I despise being the only sober person in a room full of drunks, it’s very annoying • I believe that Karma is ‘one huge bitch’ • I suck at bowling – but really enjoy it • I don’t trust doctors • My work means a helluva lot to me • I find humor in almost everything, and consider it a gift – this annoys some people • I would love to visit the Holy Land • Chinese is my number one food weakness, Mexican runs a close second • I hate to IM • Grace + Kindness = Beauty • I don’t get along with high-maintenance people • I’m not afraid of dying but I am afraid of suffering • I learned to drive a stick-shift by a Cambodian guy named Chi who could barely speak any English (but he did speak enough to get around in the good old USA) • I don’t have a favourite color really – they are all beautiful…..

31 responses

  1. planejaner

    Hey–sweet site! Glad you popped over so I could come to your “house” in the cyber-world!

    August 13, 2010 at 12:32 pm

    • Bonnie

      Thanks so much Jane – I enjoyed your site very much and look forward to visiting in the future! :)

      August 14, 2010 at 8:32 am

  2. Elena

    Just popping by to say “hey” and update my email address ;)



    September 9, 2010 at 12:06 pm

    • Bonnie

      Glad you did – I’ve revised it, thanks girlie!! Miss you much!!

      September 9, 2010 at 6:22 pm

  3. Hi, nice to meet you !

    September 20, 2010 at 11:29 pm

  4. I love your About page. There are so many things I want to say, “Me, too!” about, but I’m going to stick with just two: Butterflies and monkeys.

    November 30, 2010 at 8:33 am

    • Bonnie

      Thanks a bunch! Yeah, those have to be a fave two with me too. Beauty, and laughter! :) Thanks for stopping by!

      November 30, 2010 at 7:19 pm

  5. Hi Bonnie
    The picture on page 24 of the couple on beach with their backs to us each with a hat sitting in the chairs on a beach is this your picture or did you get it from somewhere else? Because it has been copyrighted by gettyimages and cannot be used without license from gettyimages.

    It only says on Google the picture may be subject to license.

    Please give me details, etc as to if it is
    copyrighted and subject to licents.



    December 6, 2010 at 7:41 pm

    • Bonnie

      Hi Larry,

      I honestly have no idea. I arrived at the picture through – having seen it there I knew nothing of ‘getty images’ perhaps having owned it. It’s been removed since – being the simple person I am I have no need for any trouble in that regard.

      Sorry I’m not able to provide more details on the picture! I can say it brings with it a most relaxed atmosphere.


      December 6, 2010 at 7:55 pm

  6. Jeff

    Sweet site Bon; it was a pretty amazing site to see all this snow the day after christmas. I told Suz I wanted a white Christmas since I haven’t had one since my daughter Hunter’s first christmas in kentucky which was quite rare. Enjoy your vacay in a few days sweety.


    December 26, 2010 at 2:52 pm

    • Bonnie

      Thanks so much Jeff!! It was awesome having a white Christmas, wasn’t it? Very rare, and very special. Thanks for the vacation wishes and you know me, I’ll be posting pics. I’ve enjoyed yours immensely through the holidays. :)

      December 26, 2010 at 8:38 pm

  7. OK, so I totally DIG your “About” page — these insights truly give us perspective into the textures and characteristics that make you…well, you!

    LOVE it! :)

    January 5, 2011 at 11:57 pm

    • Bonnie

      Thanks so much, Mikalee – that means a lot to me. As you can imagine I have to update it from time to time… looks like my word of 2010 needs to be added now. :)

      January 6, 2011 at 3:11 pm

  8. Your blog is breathtaking. Most of the things on your page are my consent regarding. many thanks for sharing.

    February 19, 2011 at 10:07 am

  9. Really loved to read your blog, as I feel it was all preplanned scene of gr8 lord , I accidentally came across your blog but loved it so much that…I feel like meeting you once in my lifetime(if at all god god has a plan for it.)

    Felt so peaceful visiting your blog don’t no why?

    Thank you friend!

    March 20, 2011 at 11:41 am

    • Bonnie

      Thanks so much for stopping in, pure2core. I’ll definitely check yours out as well!!

      March 20, 2011 at 6:18 pm

  10. Wow! I’m not quite sure how I got here, but I just had a surrealistic moment. Your words were very poetic, so I just kept reading and reading, and shaking my head as they got more and more familiar. 95% of what you said is words I live by. Crazy ironic! I took my son to his first concert to see Ozzy and Korn when he was 12. Guess which one he preferred? Go figure!
    Well, now I’m going to have to spend a day reading through some of your blogs. I’m just crazy about like-minded people.

    April 27, 2011 at 2:20 pm

    • Bonnie

      Thank you so much for your kind words! Awesome, the Ozzster AND Korn! :) Thanks for stopping in, and I’m looking very forward to visiting your blog soon as well!

      April 28, 2011 at 11:28 am

  11. Wow. That’s a lot of stuff. The problem, Butterfly lady, is that being a child OF the sixties means you are now IN your sixties. I have been the only sober person at the party for over 9 years. Jesus helped. The 35 prior years, well….I can send a frisbee right to your hands at your waist level from 250 feet away or more despite winds. Thanks put me on blog roll. Will do same.

    June 6, 2011 at 10:31 pm

    • Bonnie

      LOL, Butterfly lady. :) I admire your over nine years of being the only sober person at the party, I really do. Jesus is great like that, isn’t he? Wow, I’d love to engage you in a game of frisbee, I’m sure you’d be my best opponent yet. Best sport ever IMO, well almost – there’s still baseball. Thanks for stopping in and know that I always enjoy your delightful comments, Carl!!

      June 7, 2011 at 7:29 pm

  12. rebeccasretreat

    Hey Bon, hope you’re well! I’ve voted you for the Versatile Blogger Award!

    October 4, 2011 at 11:45 am

    • Bonnie

      That’s so kind of you, Rebecca – thank you! Hope this finds you doing well and enjoying some cooler weather out. :)

      October 11, 2011 at 6:38 pm

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  14. Yeah…me too…Butterflies and Monkey’s… Oh who am I kidding…I’m the over opinionated, unapologetic natural born smart-ass Southern Chef your mama warned you about, who loves dawgs, but was suckered by one pregnant homeless cat to open a refuge…for creachtures that now wont allow me to even be friends with a canine…with a headache, and smelly feet .,. But, I Still Love Jesus!!! Oh, did you say…Ocean under a full moon?.. peace at last…wheew thought I would never breath another breath…
    Here’s my latest hopeful hit tune…just for you

    Bless You

    February 6, 2012 at 8:41 pm

    • Paul, you gave me a big ‘ole hearty laugh this morning. Thanks for stopping in and for your lovely comment (oh and the song ROCKS!) :)

      February 7, 2012 at 9:44 am

  15. Love this! Very entertaining!

    March 27, 2012 at 10:04 pm

    • Thanks so much! Been meaning to ‘update’ it for quite a while now, just haven’t ran across the chance. :)

      March 27, 2012 at 10:46 pm

  16. fivereflections

    hello very nice to meet you
    David in Maine USA

    May 24, 2012 at 12:48 am

    • Nice to meet you too, David – thanks for stopping in!

      May 29, 2012 at 7:25 am

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    February 23, 2013 at 9:32 am

  18. Congratulations! You have just been awarded the Best Moments Award! Enjoy the rest of your day!

    March 7, 2013 at 7:13 pm

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