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The world is spinning apart ever faster every year:
It's cold in the city today, too cold to do much running around, but I did find this nice bit of East Village holiday spirit on a wall around the corner.
we live in interesting times ...
Yet ... Still ...
I that rather held it better men should perish one by one,
Than that earth should stand at gaze like Joshua's moon in Ajalon!
Not in vain the distance beacons. Forward, forward let us range,
Let the great world spin for ever down the ringing grooves of change.
Thro' the shadow of the globe we sweep into the younger day;
Better fifty years of Europe than a cycle of Cathay.
Tennyson: Locksley Hall
HAPPY NEW YEAR!
Carousing on a visit down to Mexico I watch the bartender mix my Batanga, a tall glass half full with ice, a squeeze of lime over the ice followed by a generous portion of tequila and topped with coke, stirred with the knife used to cut the lime. Slice of the lime. No salt, please.
What to have for dinner? I notice a sizzling, scrumptious looking platter being served at the next table. Not only did it look good, the smell was wonderful. Tempted, I ask the waiter what it was he served. The waiter compliments me, "Ah Señor, you have excellent taste! Those are testicles from the bull fight this morning. A delicacy!" Aha! The local version of Rocky Mountain Oysters and y'all know I'm a sucker for local dishes. "Let me have an order!"
The waiter apologizes. "I am so sorry Señor. There is only one serving per day because there is only one bull fight each morning. If you come early tomorrow and place your order, we will be sure to reserve this delicacy for you!"
Appetite piqued, I return the next morning and place my order in time. That evening I am lucky to be served the one and only special delicacy of the day. It is delicious. The texture is perfect, a bit like tender squid, with just a hint of barnyard. After a few bites I hail the waiter. "These are delicious, but they are so much smaller than the ones I saw you serve yesterday?"
The waiter shrugs his shoulders, "Si, Señor. Sometimes the bull wins."
Eew! I like the vegetarian choice best. Sounds really creepy to have snail crawling around!
I am not crazy for creepy little creatures from the sea, but hey -- whatever floats your boat.
You gave me a great laugh!
Happy New Year!
Wow, cool picture!
From 1987 when I still had brown hair:
ZinZin got a lion cut ...
The news reports don't go into details other than the blanket statement that the beast masturbated. How does a huge walrus .... never mind.
In what has to be the greatest New Year's Eve story we've ever seen, a town in the UK was forced to cancel its fireworks display because of the presence of a masturbating walrus. Scarborough residents missed out on the chance to see a display after an unexpected guests arrived in the harbour on Friday night (December 30).The Arctic walrus is named Thor, and is thought to be the same creature...Read more from indy100copy
During the winter?
She had a trim in the Spring and got even moore wooly again too fast. She's indoors so she won't freeze.
Didn't know there was such a thing as 'sanitary shaves' either until we got this cat.
and having kitty wipes handy ...
Where you been? Even I knew about 'sanitary shaves/fur-cuts <g>. BTW, if they can't keep themselves clean, correct their diet -- or carry sanitary wipes.