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the moosh's first view of the ocean

Dylan (Product of Meghan from All Mediocre)

the moosh and Dylan

Heather, Meghan and I all met up in Santa Barbara for the moosh’s first view of the ocean.

She even touched it.

She didn’t like it.

But she touched it.

I saw a hobo (insert inappropriate description of “self pleasure” here).

I also saw a “lady of the night.” Or as another trolly passenger put it “I’m pretty sure she’s a lady of any hour for the right price.”

Needless to say, the unfound small town Midwest Hoosier girl inside me came screaming to the surface.

Small town Midwest Hoosier Prude?



  1. Uh, if you’re a prude, what is Pamela Anderson Lee a nun?

    ‘Cause that brazilian wax post? Not-so-prudish my friend, not-so-prudish. But it made for a good ending, anyway.

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  2. Ah Jane:
    That’s what makes it so deliciously ironic. Heh.

  3. I was so looking forward to pics of the hobo and ho ho. I’m sure your chosen subjects are more photogenic, but to wet my appetite like that…come on Casey!

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  4. Good gawd I miss blue skies! I would gladly share a trolley with a LoN just to see the Pacific and that blue bluest sky!!

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  5. Those pictures are gorgeous.
    (even the butt crack one) ๐Ÿ˜‰

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  6. Beautiful photos!

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  7. Yeah, no pictures of the horny hobo? Disappointed, my dear ๐Ÿ˜‰

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  8. Beautiful pictures. My inner prude would have come out too. I might cuss and drink and act a fool sometimes, but really I am quite prudish.

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  9. I am SO jealous. I was in Cali two weeks ago and was FOUR MILES from the beach and didn’t make it to the Pacific! Tragic, since I am so in love with water. Also, I am glad to hear the Midwest has rubbed off on you! And maybe it’s part of that native Utahn-oh-my-heck-wide-eyed-innocence as well. ๐Ÿ˜‰

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  10. I grew up in a town 1 hour north of Santa Barbara, and you are truly making me homesick with those photos. I LOVE that town. Freebird’s has awesome burritos and Woody’s has great barbeque. Oh, and State Street is great fun, and don’t forget the zoo! Ugh, yes, I really am homesick.

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  11. First, great pictures as always.

    Your pic of the Moosh looking out at the ocean reminded me of some of my own similar shots of our daughter’s first trip to the Pacific. It also happened to be her papa’s first time, too. I think that was probably the best day, ever.

    Thanks for reminding me of it!

    P.S. Oh, we Hoosier girls aren’t prudes… we’re just CLASSY!

    Kets last blog post..36 inches of peace

  12. What kind of camera do you have, if you don’t mind me asking?

  13. love the pictures… it looks so warm and peaceful…NOTHING like Indiana…

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  14. So blue, so beautiful! And thanks so much for the Blurb/PBN Halloween photo contest award. Humbling? (Especially for a brand-new blogger?) Yeah. Thanks.

    Teresas last blog post..Maybe I’ll enter another contest someday

  15. Whether she liked it or not, the beach likes the Moosh. She is teh beauty! I’m so glad you’re having fun, looking uber glamourous (jealous! can i borrow your cousin?) and getting to hang with the fabulous Spohrs.

    *sigh* Can’t wait for BlogHer

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  16. 2 words for the moosh- Crack. Spackle.

    If you find your way to fresno I might not be able to tell you where TO go but I can sure tell you where not to go!

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  17. Why no pics of the “happy hobo”? ha. I would have been too giggley to write this post ๐Ÿ™‚ Bravo to you for being better than I! LOL!

  18. I love the ocean. Almost as much as I love your blog.

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  19. What? No pics of the wild life?

    I remember taking my stepdaughter to the Disney theater where the orchestra plays and it is modern and gorgeous and interesting architecturally… and all she saw was the dude under the bench and I had to sit there and explain to her why he was camping in the city and without his tent. Good times.

  20. Lived in this town for eight years and still go back every other month. One of my favorite places ever!!!

  21. Beautiful photos! I can’t believe the Moosh didn’t like the Ocean!

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  22. Casey – you are officially only about 2 1/2 hours west of me! If you come through Bakersfield, shoot me an e-mail and I treat you and the Moosh to something yummy!

  23. It looks absolutely lovely.

    I hope it snows ๐Ÿ˜›

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  24. You photos make me so happy. ๐Ÿ™‚

    Masturbating hobos? Not so much.

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  25. I love the Moosh’s little plumber butt in the last picture. So cute!

    Isn’t Santa Barbara gorgeous? My aunt lives there. Did you go up to the Mission? Beautiful views from there.

  26. I have much to comment on but right now I am just completely envious that you get to hang with Heather and Meghan! (Waving frantically to everyone!)

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  27. Ha…well, aside from the less than stellar aspects of Santa Barbara, I hope you and The Moosh enjoyed your quick trip up here! I know Dylan did! He still talks about her…and he’s still VERY concerned about why she didn’t like the water! Well have to try again one day!

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  28. I haven’t heard the term “lady of the night” since my gramma said it back in the 80’s. Flashback. P.S. love the crack.

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  29. I wanted to let you know about a contest that I came across. You’re such agreat baker I thought you’d do really well at this.

    Go here to find out about it:


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