About Donna

Published by WayneConcepts on May 5th, 2011 - in about donna
Having lived in central New York my entire life and mostly hating it, I knew I needed a change.  The company for which I worked was in a state of the unknown and staff didn’t often know if the company would be around another month, much less another year.


Central NY is an area that has always been economically depressed, at least since I’ve been old enough to work.  Utica and the surrounding towns are depressing in a good economy.  Let there be a bad one and it’s just a horrible place to be.


Enough about the negatives, I left that life behind in June, 2010.


I decided to move to Paradise! Key West!  I loved it for years, had friends there, and felt it was a great place to start over.

Square One (SQ1) : 2 Times in 2 Weeks, Yes and Yes!

Published by Miss Prissy on November 4th, 2014 - in Restaurant Reviews

SQ1A So remember how I posted last year about Square One getting a facelift? Lo and behold, it’s happened again! They closed this past summer and ownership changed again. Jamille from The Café is now co-owner with Dominique Falkner and Carmelo and Carolyn have moved on.  So if I’ve been there

It’s The Most Wonderful Time Of The Year (NOT): Please Don’t Be A Douche During Fantasy Fest

Published by Miss Prissy on October 18th, 2014 - in Out & About
Indeed it is that time of year when some of the locals excitedly dig through their Rubbermaid boxes of costumes (yes, we have THAT MANY).  Sometimes we donate the old ones or swap them between our friends.  Others stay away from the zone altogether while some just lock up their houses and go anywhere else.Tourists have a variety of opinions, too.  Some cannot wait while others take the “OH HELL NO” approach.


Yes, I’m talking about Fantasy Fest or rather, as many of us call it, “Naked Fest” and “GrossFest”.  I’m not going to lie, I myself visited Key West during Fantasy Fest as a tourist.  I can proudly say, I did not act like a douche.  Really, it isn’t that difficult.


(This image was captured on Upper Duval, Fantasy Fest Parade Night 2011)



Vino’s On Duval:Be Their VIP

Published by Miss Prissy on October 13th, 2014 - in Out & About
opus3 A couple years ago, our friends Val & Clayton of Vino’s On Duval made up VIP cards. “Buy 10 bottles of wine and get 1 free, up to a $35 value”.
10 bottles of wine?  How the hell long does that take?  Hahaha, have you met us?  Week in and week out, our friends were turning in these cards on a pretty regular basis.  (Believe it or not, it doesn’t actually take our crowd very long to complete a card.)
But not us.  Far be it for us to be normal.  Now make no mistake, we had NO problem completing the cards–we just weren’t turning them in for our free bottles.

If You Get Caught Between the (Half) Moon and New York City

Published by Miss Prissy on October 2nd, 2014 - in Prissy's Privilege
So I tend to get bored on flights.  I’m not that person who can sleep anywhere, no matter how tired.  Usually I get GoGo so I can read mindless stuff online. Not this time! 
Our friend Rockin’ Robin recommended two books: “Judgment of Paris” (George M. Taber) and “Wine & War:The French, the Nazis and the Battle for France’s Greatest Treasure” (Donald Kladstrup and Petie Kladstrup).

From the 51 to the 4: Life’s Still A Cabaret!

Published by Miss Prissy on July 2nd, 2014 - in Out & About
HB18 So yeah, June is always a great month.  It’s my good friend Judie’s birthday, mine, and my Key West anniversary month.  Admittedly, I’m like a kid when it comes to my birthday.
What’s more, I don’t give a damn who knows how old I am.  Officially “over 50″, as pointed out to me by a co-worker, we shared some tee hees and ha has.  When it comes down to it, what difference does it make?  Sure I’m old enough to be somebody’s grandmother, but you know what?  I’m not!  Trust me, my girlfriends and I aren’t in any knitting circles nor do we cruise the racks for Alfred Dunner.  Age isn’t what it used to be, especially so in The Keys.  I will say though, I can bake a mean chocolate chip cookie :)
Because there was a pretty important tournament for Kingbird Charters, The Handsome Captain™ wasn’t going to be with me on my birthday afternoon.  Knowing this, he planned.  Did he ever!  Not only did he plan, he planned with my girlfriends.  It wasn’t a complete surprise, nor was it meant as such.  But I didn’t know everything about it, either.
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