Monday, July 9, 2018



The weekend weather was the usual hot, with just a few showers during the day.  We got rain on Sunday afternoon but it didn’t last too long.  Rain is now equated to slowing the rescue of the ‘football boys’ and we don’t want any of it.

‘Old School Friday’ was “So Much In Love” by The Tymes.
The ‘Easy Monday’ song is a rowdy number from 1975.  “Hey sister, go sister, soul sister, go sister (repeat).  He met __ down in old New Orleans, struttin’ her stuff on the street.  She said, ‘Hello, hey Joe, you wanna give it a go? Mmm, mmm.  Itchi gitchi ya ya da da, itchi gitchi ya ya here.  Mocha-choca-lata ya ya.  Creole __ __.”  Clue:  One of the few hit songs, to my memory, that covers this subject so boldly.  Hmm.  Song was featured in a Broadway musical, years later.  

A huge collective sigh of relief was heard as the first group of football boys emerged from the cave.  There is still a lot of work to do in order to get the others out, but when the first four came out, there was an energy shift throughout the area.  It takes time to replenish the oxygen tanks for the boys who are waiting, and the trip is taxing for the divers.  Another group of four has come out and now there are five, including the coach, waiting for rescue.  It’s difficult to know exactly what’s happening due to the many news sources and inconsistent information.  The big hope is that they can complete the extractions before the next storm.

Saturday afternoon Khun Noot, from The Wanderer, came over with her long-time friend and garden specialist, Thomas.  They inspected ‘Blue’s Tree’ to see why it looked so unhappy.  Apparently, it’s a tough tree to keep going after transplant, unless you know what you’re doing.  There are parasites that have attacked the roots so it’s not getting proper nourishment.  Thomas got his watering can, poured in some powder and watered the tree.  He also sprinkled some volcanic dirt on the top.  They were pretty sure it will come through and start growing again.  

The evening was filled with two art exhibit openings.  The 9 Art Gallery exhibit of works by Cornelis Hoeke was a nice gathering of friends and artists.  At the ArtBridge Gallery, they had already turned out the lights by the time we got there, but they opened the room for us.  The work was by alumni of the main technical school and we knew most of the artists.  A few had ventured out into new styles and/or mediums and it was interesting.  There is now a ‘cafe’ on one side of the building, not to be confused with the restaurant.  The cafe was the location of the afterparty.  Even though the gallery was closed, the artists were holding court and having a great time.

Sunday evening we went to the mall for dinner.  While we were strolling around we saw these Ferrari scooters and roller skates.  Hmm.

This morning I stepped out of my comfort zone and, after some convincing, went with Lisa and got my first pedicure.  It’s a very nice place and I found the experience to be not nearly as intimidating as I imagined (555).  I have ticklish feet and there were only a few times when they jumped all by themselves.  Now I have pretty toes.  What?

Have a Great Week.


“Your attitude, not your aptitude,
will determine your altitude.”
~Zig Ziglar

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