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  1. Winston's Avatar
    We learn a lot from our parents, if we're lucky.
    My dad was easy going, avoided conflict and forgave. My mom was vindictive, held resentments and was angry a lot. Opposites attract, eh?

    Unrelated: My favorite lines from the original Red Dawn:
    "Kid, all that anger will burn you up if you don't let it go."
    "It keeps me warm."

    Careful with the eggs.
  2. escorial's Avatar
    At the hospital. The tubercular patient who is told by the doctor that he has five days to live. He anticipates and cuts his throat with a razor. Obviously,he can't wait five days....Albert Camus
  3. thefloridapoet's Avatar
    I haven't watched Doctor Zhivago in many, many years. Perhaps it's time for a refresher course. Thanks for stopping by my blog entry. Have a great weekend.
  4. Neetu's Avatar
    It is one of my all-time favorite movies, too, Kevin. I have watched it many times. I love Lara for all her strengths and frailties.
  5. Kevin's Avatar
    Quote Originally Posted by Neetu
    Oh, but aren't so many Americans Italians? They love pizza and pasta, so why not the cabinets and fixtures????
    ...and Lamborginis and Ferraris. Were all 'mericans here. Step off the boat and you're one, too. The great waves of Latins from Italy quit nearly a hundred years-ago.

    They say pizza was invented here and spread back to Italy.
    Lately, I've been eating Armenian 'zatar'.
    I think the 'pizza oven' is a very old form; maybe ancient.

    Our local sangak naan is pretty good, too ( thats's Iranian). Excellent, really, though I'm no expert. They cook it on a bed of of rounded pebbles- (shaped oven bottoms). Comes out the size of an elephants tongue; flat. I bring it home, and everyone likes it.
    Updated June 22nd, 2019 at 01:50 PM by Kevin
  6. Neetu's Avatar
    Oh, but aren't so many Americans Italians? They love pizza and pasta, so why not the cabinets and fixtures????
  7. Winston's Avatar
    And when that house burns down in the next wild fire, there'll be wailing, gnashing of teeth and a dozen news copters circling overhead.
    In other news, my nephew up in Paradise, CA (aka Hicksville that nobody cares when it burns) just moved into some 100 year old fixer. That all that's available, especially for folks of his socioeconomic ilk.
    I'll suggest to him that he installs some Italian fixtures. I'm sure that will help.
  8. tinacrabapple's Avatar
    Funny! You should post a picture. I envisioned a large suburban home with nice landscape and a pool. This is what my CA family's home looks like.
  9. escorial's Avatar
    Why are there so many taps to choose from
  10. Kevin's Avatar
    Quote Originally Posted by midnightpoet
    Is this one of those doghouse size cottages on sale for 1 million-five?
    No... It's your more traditional 3 bdrm 3 1/2 bath, 12' ceilings, you've finally sort-of pretty much made it director's cut, one aspiring actress found od'd in the powder during a party, $6.9mil with excellent views of the city, conveniently located right off the Strip, Hollywood hills cottage, 4700' sq ft plus 3 car garage and pool w/ jacuzzi.
    No actresses have been here yet ( far as I know).
  11. midnightpoet's Avatar
    Is this one of those doghouse size cottages on sale for 1 million-five?
  12. Kevin's Avatar
    Quote Originally Posted by tinacrabapple
    We have coyote and bear here. And mosquitoes the size of small birds. Nice to be located by the city, yet have a view of nature.
    I'm close enough to buy a latte*
    and still throw the cup in the bushes.
    *( wth's a latte? I know...milk-something or other; makes that noise)
  13. midnightpoet's Avatar
    I enjoy nature, as long as it's on TV and I'm in my easy chair.
  14. tinacrabapple's Avatar
    We have coyote and bear here. And mosquitoes the size of small birds. Nice to be located by the city, yet have a view of nature.
  15. Winston's Avatar
    Y'know, I used to line in Nor Cal, and I don't miss a lot of the critters down there. Our pets used to get fleas, but not up here. Ants? Not so much in Northwest Washington.
    What I totally do not miss are the skunks. In Sonoma Country, you could smell those little bastards for miles. And just pray you don't hit one, or you dog doesn't get in a tussle.
    On the outskirts we get coyotes, cougars and bears. But it's easier dealing with the big critters. Just don't run / bike past a cougar.
  16. escorial's Avatar
    a bugs life
  17. Winston's Avatar
    But, but...
    Mount Ararat was simply a setting for some old fable told by powerful white men. One of many fables used to oppress the people and promulgate the cisnormative elitist power hierarchy. That place has no real significance. Suggesting it does only delays the healing that The People need.
    And "America"? The United States was founded on waste, disrespect and privilege. Why should you be upset that the outer appearance of filth only matches the inner dark rotted soul of an arrogant nation that deserves neither consideration nor respect?

    (LOL! Sorry Kev, I couldn't resist. No, I hate pigs as well. And loathe those that don't know how to show decency)
  18. LeeC's Avatar
    Maybe in reading the latest book I reviewed, you'd get a better sense of this proclivity
    https://www.writingforums.com/thread...-The-Overstory
  19. Plasticweld's Avatar
    The good storyteller sees what the others do not. He sees the small details, reminds of the rest of what they already know, but choose not to acknowledge.

    Good story.
  20. Kevin's Avatar
    It's the place I'm at right now five days-a-week. I've been here, this neighborhood, about a year .
    I had felt like writing a poem, but this came out. Oops.
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