Monday, December 9, 2013

Bracing for winter.

So I signed up for a bonfire party. Knowing I wouldn't know anyone there, I almost didn't go, but at the last minute I put on warm clothes, stuck a beer in my coat pocket, and headed out into the night.
One talkative guy who insisted on calling me "Doctor" (even though he had a Ph.D. himself) roasted a marshmallow for me. Another young guy came around urging us all to try some sort of chocolate vodka ("UV Chocolate Cake"). I took a sip when the bottle was passed my way - surprisingly good stuff. Yet another guy provided some slightly alarming entertainment by spraying brake fluid into the already-roaring fire.
I can't say I walked away feeling like I'd met any potential great friends, but they were a nice bunch and I enjoyed myself.

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  1. " But I felt I needed to do something to show myself I was moving on. I put on warm clothes, stuck a beer in my coat pocket, and headed out into the night."

    Good for you, girl. I'm proud of ya! And if there is one thing about us Libras I know for sure...we're very resilient. We feel things very deeply, but we also have the ability to move forward and grow from it. Some of my most challenging experiences in life have been my greatest teachers.

    Beautiful...and mean beautiful photographs!

    X

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    1. To be truthful, Ron, I've had my fill of lessons!

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  2. keep on keeping on...a bonfire would def be a good place to spend some time...chocolate vodka...not sure i would go there...ha...but between the vodka and the marshmallow, you almost had a s'more...

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    1. Maybe if you count he beer as the bready part of the s'more?

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  3. Bonfire parties....I remember those. 50 years ago, out on the Deschutes river. Kegs of beer, etc. This sounds rather more...sophisticated. Good for you. Encouraging things can be found in unlikely places.

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    1. It was definitely not sophisticated. Most of the folks there were younger and getting quite drunk when I left.

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  4. sounds like you had good time, despite the circumstances, that's good!

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  5. Yes, good to do something that means you're moving on.

    Chocolate-flavoured alcohol seems to be the next big fad!

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    1. I usually prefer my alcohol and chocolate as separate items, but I was willing to taste it.

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  6. I'm one of those oddballs who detests a bonfire......the smell that stays in your coat and hair, and then it's too hot near the fire and too cold away from it.

    But this post isn't really about bonfires, is it? Onward and upward, Secret Agent!

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    1. I like that smell of wood fires, so the carryover in my hair and clothes doesn't bother me. But you're right, it's really a metaphor.

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  7. Glad to hear you're not moping. xx

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  8. I give you credit to go alone to this kind of event.

    Love
    kj

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    1. Thanks - it's not really in my nature but I do it anyway.

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  9. catching up here from before thanksgiving so it's a whirlwind of fitting in with a family to breaking up. i'm sorry for the pain but glad you are able to have some new insight and find a way to move forward. you are resilient. warm yourself by the fire as you heal. peace to you.

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  10. I love a bonfire. Been ages since I've been to one. These photos might be the closest I get to one again this year, so thank you!

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  11. Good for you getting out and about, at least just for the socializing alone. That chocolate vodka does sound interesting.

    betty

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    1. Thanks. And I might actually buy a bottle of it. WAY better than the chocolate wines I've had.

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  12. I'm sorry to hear about the break-up but it's inspiring that you know the steps to take to get on with life. Chocolate wine? Yuck.

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    1. Chocolate wine is not very good, but chocolate vodka is.

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  13. I'm glad you went, moving forward is the only way to go!

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