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Queens of Kings Island

So, last Saturday was the day I look forward to all summer long: Dividend Day at Kings Island. Beautiful weather, roller coasters, and all the deep-fried food fit to eat!

I love roller coasters and always have, thanks to my mother–who was also my partner in crime on this trip.  I have never understood the people who go to amusement parks just to “walk around.” WTF is the point of that? Somebody, please explain.

Oh, and the best part of the trip to KI (in addition to the terror-inducing rides)?

I would like to thank whoever invented deep-frying for changing the world for the better. You have my sincere gratitude.

Now, I know it’s not technically Smurf ice cream any more (no one has mentioned the Smurfs since, like, 1989), but I feel the urge to sing “tra-la-la-la-la-la” whenever I see one of these:


I spent most of Sunday in recovery mode, working and eating the saltwater taffy I bought as a treat for FriendBoy. Since nature decided to renege on the lovely Fall weather we’d been enjoying, I was forced to push aside all the blazers and cardigans I’ve been planning to wear and venture back into sundress territory.

Thrifted dress, Lush bag

When FriendBoy came to pick me up for dinner, he smiled at my dress.

“You look like a pack of African Lifesavers.”

I’ma kill him one day. Just wait.

What did you do last weekend?



  • D R E W

    September 20, 2010 at 9:21 am

    i like the african lifesavers dress!!

    • tamia

      September 21, 2010 at 11:31 am

      @ D R E W: Haha, thanks! It’s pretty darn comfy.

  • courtnee

    September 20, 2010 at 12:21 pm

    ahhh..smurf ice cream!!i haven’t had that in a million years:)

    i love the dress(and his reaction made me chuckle!)!

    • tamia

      September 21, 2010 at 11:30 am

      @courtnee The ice cream is still just as artificially tasty as you remember!

  • Shawna Katz

    September 20, 2010 at 1:20 pm

    I love the dress too and of course Love Kings island! I can’t get over this heat in September either!

    • tamia

      September 21, 2010 at 11:29 am

      @Shawna Katz: I know, in the 90’s in September? What’s up with that?

  • Previously Owned

    September 20, 2010 at 3:34 pm

    omg! I NEED THIS FOOD IN MY LIFE! I swear! hahaha and that last dress! so colorful and AMAZING! 🙂


    • tamia

      September 21, 2010 at 11:28 am

      @Previously Owned: The food is absolutely my downfall!

  • Kiffe Coco

    September 21, 2010 at 3:33 pm

    Oh my goodness, that dress is so cute!!!!!! Work it girl!

  • Grit and Glamour

    September 22, 2010 at 1:39 pm

    OMG, I don’t what’s best about this post: the amazing-looking junk food (totally WANT that cone!), the totally cool dress, or “You look like a pack of African Lifesavers” followed by “I’ma kill him one day.” Hysterical. Love it.

    PS: Added you to my blogroll!

    ♥ V

  • Coily Mystic

    September 24, 2010 at 2:15 am

    love your laid back outfit. It has a beachy feeling.


  • Hippie Bar

    September 24, 2010 at 12:15 pm

    I like the dress. Its so bohemian.


  • Fashionably Black

    September 24, 2010 at 4:12 pm

    That dress is beautiful on you! I love the colors!


  • Janae

    September 29, 2010 at 11:59 pm

    I still call it Smurf ice cream too! I still remember Hanna Babara land. LOL Love the blog.

    • tamia

      September 30, 2010 at 5:38 pm

      @Janae Hanna Barbera Land was the BIZ, right? Flintstones everywhere, LOL!

  • Jenny

    October 7, 2010 at 6:53 am

    ahhh! Smurf ice cream! I haven’t thought about that in years. I can’t remember, is it even good? haha.

    • tamia

      October 7, 2010 at 11:57 pm

      @Jenny It’s pretty darn good! It doesn’t taste like blueberry or raspberry or whatever it’s supposed to taste like, but it’s tasty!

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  • CPFoodBlog

    September 10, 2014 at 11:59 am

    Great choices in food at Kings Island…the “Smurf” ice cream is always a fan favorite!