40 posts and time to open a new one, i thought.
i found the above picture and it made my heart swell. What beauty.
Fall,as they depict it in pictures, in the northern hemispheres like in East Coast in America is my favourite time of year. Dry leaves crunching under foot.
Bowlfuls of hot soups full of beans, peas, veggies in a potpourri, steamings mugs of tea. i drink tea all year round but nothing beats drinking it when the weather has a nip init but not so much that your tea gets cold in 50 seconds.
Being able to go out stylishly dressed and not covered in thick overcoats, and not perspiring either.
Even the animals outside, the strays get respite from rain, or heat or biting cold. Nature is good to them for once.
Sun - There are too many reports of sightings or hearing sasquatch for it to not have some grounds for believing they exist.
In Tibet, it is taken as a matter of fact, they exist. My mum used to tell me how when she was a little girl her elders in Tibet used to tell of how some people got taken by sasquatch and held captive.
Your DS is one adventuresome guy i must say. Marches to the beat of his own drum. Ive always kind of admired such. i know its not an easy thing for parents of kids like that.
I should know. My own DS is one of them. heh heh heh. They dont fit into the accepted norms of how people normally are.
Rock - i was wondering about you and Sun when i saw the news. Turns out Barry is more affected. I remember Madonna in Dick Tracey. Warren Beatty, Shirley Maclaine s kid brother played Dick Tracey.
She had blonde hair and the moll look down to the tee. A blowsy busty blonde. heh heh. i just saw snippets of the movie. i never seem to have enough time to see a whole movie at a stretch. and dont make the effort unless its something i really want to see.
There were plenty of blowsy busty blondes in the James Hadley Chase paperbacks which rained down on us like confetti in high school. Being passed along groups of kids. Mousy girls like us must have rather envied those girls, so glamorous, in their satin and 6 inch stilletoes.
i remember our Geography teacher gave us all in the 15, 16 year olds in 10th grade a talk on avoiding reading that author. He said the books did nothing for our intellect, were full of violence and sex. i wnder what he thinks of the internet content now. Must be dying a small death each time, or maybe stoically accepted the changes. i saw a picture of him on facebook. i think he is still around.
Barry - must have been unsettling for a young boy moving around like that. It can be unnerving to have to walk into a strange classroom every few years. Where where did you relocate to? Was there a favourite place among them?
i pray you all are safe. and not too inconvenienced. How horrible for all those affected. Will it all never end?
Granni - how nice your DGKs are going to a reunion. My old school is always having OGBs reunions. every year. and some old girls and boys travel from all parts of the globe to attend the school birthday any time they can.
they were Anglo Indians from Calcutta, Assam states among others who got repatriated later to UK and Australia and then moved on to America. I think school represented a time of peace, belongingness, friendships forged living so closely together in cottages of 30 members each, with your own chore delegated to you on a roster. Life is probably stressful now as modern times are.
They try to recapture the carefree days with people they knew. of course, lots of Old girls n boys have passed on. the school was opened in 1900. But i have seniors from Bhutan, different parts of India and Nepal who try and make it a point to travel back to celebrate the schools birthdays in September. its easy to make plans and coordinate with facebook at your fingertips.
After reading your posts, i always make up my mindto eat Mexican the nexttime i go out. But they dont have a bonafide Mexican food eatery yet. some restaurants serve a few main mexican dishes on their menu. i thought of your bean soup whenposting the fall picture. mmmm..slurp.
Mikie - i wish that darned red tide would vanish once and for all. I wish your body would be ableto fight off all those symptoms. Its sweet of Joe and you and the gang to vocalize what you mean to each other.
its always amusing to see nether regions flesh exposed when a handyman bends down. always causes merriment. But a hairy backside. heh heh heh. Maybe some people dig that. I am not a fan of hairy. Dirty Hairy. hahahaha. Get it? ? Get it? is what my DD would ask after a joke like that. i remember how an audience member howled when a buffoon character in a movie belligerently and deliberately in pigeon english grated out the dialogue, “when in Rome, do the Romans.” Pausing after ‘when in Rome and emphasizing ‘do the Romans’.Character was a noveau riche uneducated Indian recently settled in Australia. it explained the booboo.
ive been out and around. Meeting up with friends. Ran into a sort of friend i knew when i was working. she lived in the vicinity of my house so she messaged to meet and we did. Lots of news. Lots of catching up. Lots happened, good bad ugly to her as it has to me. She asked if we could meet up with my Chinese friend, who also was in our group. my chinese friend and i worked in the same office at the hotel. This friend worked at a project just next door to the hotel.
She was heartbreakingly beautiful and such a good person. Still is. One of those rare people with beauty, brains and a pure kind heart.
on the homefront, i managed to make time to make mushroom dumplings after a long time. because festival normally gets prolonged 5he others are eating out at friends places. i always welcome that break.