Friday, July 3, 2009

Happy Pink Saturday and Fourth of July!

Hi, bloggie friends! Is it just me, or is this summer just flying past?! I cannot believe that it's already July 4th! I live in Dallas, TX, so it's HOT, HOT here! You open the door at 8 a.m. and the heat just smacks you in the face!
I hope you're having a beautiful sunny fourth!
Here's MY fireworks this year...
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SAD, SAD news is that my town of Garland CANCELLED all the fourth fireworks and the whole shebang, the booths, crafts, rides, DARNED recession! I usually never had to leave my house, I could see the fireworks from my yard...Here's to hoping next July fourth is a different story for our economy!
But all of this isn't really what my posting for Pink Saturday is all about...
I wanted to share some pictures from my dear friend Debie who is what us group of girlfriends call our "world traveller."
Here's Debie...(with some really patriotic guy!)
The Fourth of July is Debie's FAVORITE Holiday...
Debie is from Texas originally and she moved to the Netherlands to work at the Hague several years ago and travelled all over Europe while living there, and now Debie is working as a court reporter in Japan!
I wanted to show you some pictures Debie posted on her Facebook of, well, vending machines in Japan! This is not ALL pink, but there's pink in there!
Sounds kinda weird, huh? But Debie says that the Japanese are crazy for vending machines! I made a slideshow of them to show you, notice that you can buy just about ANYTHING there in a vending machine, ice cream, ties, batteries, MP3 Players, cup-a-noodle... and don't you LOVE the "Still Broking Down" sign?!

Debie really has some amazing pictures from all her travels and now that she's agreed to let me post about her whenever I feel, I'll have to share other sights from around the world, according to Debie's viewpoint, with you on another Pink Saturday!
Until Then, Happy Fourth to all of you, and make sure to visit all the Pink Saturday friends at Beverly at How Sweet the Sound and Love, Hugs and Kisses from...


  1. Happy Pink 4th of July Saturday, Suzie! Great 4th photos! Sorry they cancelled the festivities! I lived in Flower Mound a few years back. I hope you'll still find some 4th fun this weekend!

    I really enjoyed the photos from your friend, Debie, in Japan!

    Wishing you a very safe and happy July 4th weekend!


  2. Well it's so miserably hot here I don't think I'd go to the parade if we had one!!! How funny are all those machines...wish I had one right now in the kitchen, though! Happy 4th, Suzie.
    xoxo Nancy

  3. LoL who needs st0res when you have vending machines. I can't believe that they were actually selling ties in those machines. Guess when you in a real hurry and forgot your tie . . well LoL

    Happy Pink Saturday!

  4. Happy 4th of July & enjoy your Pink Saturday

    Lots of luv,

  5. Suzi, I loved the pink fireworks on your blog. We're not going out to see them this year because it's so HOT. Going out with friends instead later in the day when the sun goes down! :-)

    Happy Pink Saturday Fourth to you!


    Sheila :-)

  6. The vending machines are amazing! Especially the shot showing them in a long curve, side view, all in a row. That's a picture you could hang on your wall!

    I saw your crown on your friend's blog - totally amazing (I want one!)

    Happy Pink Saturday and Happy 4th July (being from the UK, I hadn't realised it was Independence Day...).

  7. Howdy, Suzie Button! I live about an hour north of you and it is soooooo hot here. Wow, I can't believe they canceled the fireworks show. We have one here tonight and there is also a big one out at the lake.

    Stop by my blogs Christmas Memories in My Heart or Playing Dishes for Christmas in July fun and giveaways. Memes are in the sidebar with links to the information.

  8. Sorry about your fireworks cancellation! Thanks for the photos from your friend! Happy Pink Saturday!

  9. I wonder if their vending machines eat money like ours do! Happy PS and 4th of July.

  10. Wow, can you imagine living in a world where there could just be a street full of vending machines selling EVERYTHING we need...mind boggling...I'm waiting for the Lipstick vending machine! Chanel, Smashbox, Mac, Dior, the list is endless! It would be horrible if your selection didn't come out though...maybe not such a good idea..LOL!

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    Deanna :D