Thursday, January 24, 2013

My buzzards are keeping up their watch on my life.

A friend texted Saturday to say he'd bought a chair for his living room and a dining room table and chairs and I could come over to see them if I wasn't busy. I sat on his apple green couch and looked at the sage green living room chair and the hunter green dining room chairs.
Me: "You've got a frightening near-miss thing going on here." I got the colorblind look of incomprehension from him.
Him: "What do you mean?"
Me: "You know this couch is green, right? What color is that chair?"
Him: "Tan?"
Me: "And the other chairs?"
Him: "Brown?"
Me: "No!  They're all different kinds of green!"
Him: "Well, I like the tones."
Me: "Okay, but they don't go together. At all."
Him: "Welcome to my world."
Eventually we decided to go get some dinner. On the way down the highway, we very nearly hit some cows standing on the side of the road. I didn't even notice them until he said, "Black cows!" (Sure, he can't see green, but black cows at night he can see.) We doubled back while I called 911, and herded them up against the fence until a cop got there to drive them back into the pasture. The Thai place we wanted to go to didn't have a liquor license but said we could bring our own. We went to the gas station across the street to pick up a six-pack.  Up front was a display of fleece hoods and bananas. He picked up a hood and pointed one of the bananas like a gun, saying, "Look, the tools for a robbery right here at the cash register!"
The waitress poured our beers into water glasses and then later brought us some water in beer glasses. No matter, it was really, really good pad Thai.

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  1. Order? This is much more interesting than my weekends!

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  2. This post was such a GREAT read!

    You crack me up!!!

    "He picked up a hood and pointed one of the bananas like a gun, saying, "Look, the tools for a robbery right here at the cash register!"

    OMG...how FUNNY!!!!

    And I also laughed at the Love Bully. Don't you just love how cats suddenly come alive at night and get playful? Then, during the day they just sleep, when you're awake!

    Sounds and looks like an awesome dinner you made!

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    1. Always good to make you laugh!

      Cats are strange creatures - and when they want affection, by God they are are going to get it!

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  3. dinner sounds wonderful...ha...sounds like you have it kinda working out there...smiles...your love bully is cute....ha...my kitten like to get right up at my wifes neck to cuddle....

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    1. He's not my love bully, but I do like that cat!

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  4. Oh that meal! Could I come over and just skulk off somewhere quiet with a plate and entertain the Love Bully. I wouldn't bother you, honest!
    XO
    WWW

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    1. The Love Bully does not live at my home, but here you'd be more than welcome to join me at my table. :-)

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  5. Well your life may not be "in order" but it still sounds like good fun. Please enlighten me as to the difference between a beer glass and a wine glass. I feel certain I've been doing it wrong too.

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    1. If you have two different glasses, one with cut sides like the one int he photo and one with smooth sides like a pint glass you'd see at a bar, you'd expect water/iced tea/soda in the first and beer in the second.

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  6. This must be complicated because I couldn't follow if the old boyfriend is the current boyfriend, he with the affectionate cat, sort of...

    And where are the details on the guy on Kentucky . You think. For now. Details! He said, she said ...

    Pushy I am, eh?

    Glad you are having fun. You are having fun, yes?

    :-)

    Love
    kj

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    1. There is no current boyfriend. Just the old one I've not made a clean break with but need to.

      I may get to the Kentucky story, but not yet.

      I'm having fun and also not. It's complicated.

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  7. Cats always sleep on my head when I lie down. They like to curl up on my pillow, too. In fact, they will fight over my pillow on a double bed. You'd think I grew catnip instead of hair.

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    1. And the worst of it is that I'm allergic to them!

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  8. i figure you'll sort it out when you're ready. in the meantime the dude who remarked on the robbery kit at check-out has a point there!

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    1. I suppose I will.

      And yes, the robbery thing made me laugh.

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  9. Just gets more interesting with every post. I am living my love life vicariously through your blog.....quite sad, I suppose! but interesting.

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    1. Part of the reason I write about it is because I want to some day look back and remember this period of my life, twists and all.

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  10. You two did a good deed saving cows and motorists. Miss cooking? I would miss eating your home meals but I gather the preparation is fun for you too.

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    1. An animal that size could easily cause a fatal accident - and not just for the cow!

      I do love making food for someone I know will appreciate it.

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  11. I wish I could cook as well as you. When I tried to cook myself dinner tonight it really showed how bad I was at cooking. :(

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    1. It takes practice. I didn't even start cooking untilI was in grad school.

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  12. Well, while you are trying to get your life in order, I'm "enjoying" reading what you are up to. That must have been a sight with the cows on the road; wouldn't see that here in my part of Southern California. Got to feel sorry for anyone color blind, that must be hard to try to coordinate one's furniture and clothing, etc.

    betty

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    1. It's especially interesting to me since he's an artists and loves color. He just sees them differently than most of us.

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  13. But you're eating well and keeping your strength up so---no matter!
    That concoction that started with the frozen sauce sounds delicious!

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    1. Yes, it was - I just had some left-overs of that dish, in fact.

      And I'm not complaining - just trying to step putside myself and notice what's going on.

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  14. It may not be sorted yet but you're trying right? ;)

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  15. There is always less order than we assume anyway...enjoy.

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  16. Ah yes, the person who only wants to make plans at the last minute. I stay well clear of them as well, they drive me nuts. Also the ones who roll up an hour late as if that's just fine.

    He he, the Love Bully, what a great description. Cats are just so darn insinuating, aren't they?

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    1. I know lots of people are comfortable about that, but I'm not one of those people. I like to be able to plan and I'm extremely punctual. I feel like the message is that my time is less valuable, and I don't like that.

      Cats know what they want and they get it.

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  17. You'll get there eventually, and it doesn't look all that bad as you're traveling. ;)

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    1. I'm actually in the process of trying to discern how important the getting there even is.

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  18. Maybe all of this IS part of getting your life in order:)
    PS your dinner sounds and looked delish!

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    1. Maybe it is. Maybe what will be in order for me will just be different than I was expecting.

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    2. My experience has been that my life these past few years has been NOTHING like what I was expecting. I'm glad, though, that I've just let it evolve into where it is now rather than try to mold it into what I "thought" it should be :)

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    3. That has sure been true fr me for the past 6 years. I seem to vacillate between allowing it to evolve and giving it a push.

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  19. Thanks for the chuckle this morning. An interesting week for me is putting my socks on first one day.
    For some reason, I was reminded of John Prine's song "Dear Abby", not the specifics certainly, but something....

    (signed)
    Another Reader Living Vicariously Through Your Posts

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    1. You are what you are and you ain't what you ain't.

      Yes, this definitely has the makings of a Dear Abby letter in which I would be told I have no complaint! :-)

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  20. I enjoyed the idea of you two herding the cows up agains that fence. I know I sometimes wish I could wrangle my stray feelings like that!
    Clean breaks have their place, but sometime the lingering sweetness is just so tempting.

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    1. It helps that I grew up on a farm and am not afraid of cattle. And I'm much better at herding cows than feelings, that's for sure!

      And oh my God, isn't it?

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  21. wow I laughed so much reading this story ..I couldn't figure it out the pic with bananas seriously :)

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    1. Honestly, the robbery connection wouldn't have occurred to me if the ex-boyfriend hadn't made that joke.

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  22. Sounds like you had a great dinner and evening. That is pretty sad about the greens and him being color blind :(

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    1. He is untroubled by the colorblindness - the place looks great to ihm!

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  23. I hope someday I'll have the problem of great Thai food, great homemade seafood, and people who want to hang out even if I'm reluctant. Sorry, there goes my sarcasm again. My jealousy of your cooking skills is rearing its ugly head. Seriously, I love your food porn.

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    1. I'm not saying it's a problem so much just that there are reasons why it can't go on like this. But until it changes, I'm enjoying it.

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  24. I think your getting your life in order, your not sitting back waiting for stuff to happen. Sometimes you have to keep on trying and one day, poof, things will be how you want them to be. I am still working on that myself I have to say but ah well. It is the journey we should be enjoying not just the destination. As for your description of what you cooked for the old boyfriend, wow, lucky guy. If I lived closer I would invite myself to dinner. Keep having fun and get out when the fun stops. You also make me laugh, you have a great sense of humour, love it!

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    1. I've long since let go of sitting back waiting for life to happen. It happens whether we attend to it or not, and I want to be paying attention. I do know one thing, and that's how to have fun. I'm thankful for that.

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  25. Wait...there were cows on the side of the road? I'm sort of trying to process that, even though I know it's not the point.

    I'm with Lilly...I'd invite myself to dinner as well, if only we were a bit closer!

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    1. Don't see a lot of cows on the highway where you live, eh? Yep. This is farm country.

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  26. Complicated it is but sounds like fun at the same time. I suppose you know your situation the best. My colour blind friend sees Brown as yellow.

    I love the sound of the pasta. Yum.

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    1. I think he sees browns readily. It's the greens and reds that give him fits.

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  27. It may be no closer to being in order, but at least you're, em, exploring the options and enjoying great food in the process...

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    1. Ha! Yes, it must just be my time for exploring.

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