July 24, 2009

Take Me To The River...

I'll be in the QC 25th of July, for a week...
See you there!

July 19, 2009

2 Events in 2 Weekends

Santa Fe International Folk Art Festival
at Museum Hill, Santa Fe

Second Annual Viva Mexico Charreada Rodeo and Mexican Market
at El Rancho De Las Golondrinas

La Danza de la Pluma

Mole Tasting with Chef Fernando Olea of Bert's Taqueria
(Pink mole made with pink pinon nuts and beets;
green mole made with green chile;
and traditional mole poblano with cocoa)

Charreada Rodeo

These women from Mexico wear traditional dresses
consisting of more than 16 yards of fabric
for skirt and petticoats;
while riding high-speed sidesaddle
choreographed patterns between and around each other.

Antique clothing - style show

July 11, 2009

Jell-o Thoughts

"Raising a teenager is like nailing Jell-o to a tree".

What is it about Jell-o?

We enjoyed a lovely evening meal under the trees
and bid a fond farewell to Deb & Wayne as they head back to Texas.

Dinner conversation veered
from people getting struck by lightning...
Lost and found (and lost) cats...
To a new and wonderful Santa Fe Italian restaurant.

And somewhere in the middle
we began to discuss

Comparisons of strange combinations
of unusual food groups
mixed with various fruity-flavored Jell-o;
church-basement secret Jell-o creations,
unusual and inappropriate Jell-o molds
meat mixed into Jell-o,
and Jell-o shots in college (and beyond).

What does Jell-o mean to you?
Cool summer treats?
Creepy Jell-o molds with who-know-what inside?
The 1950's?
Or 60's?
Or 70's?
Or 80's?
Or last week?
The ultimate hospital food?
Something to be mixed with Cool Whip?

And what food truly belongs together with
this quivering mountain of gelatinous goo?

Here is your challenge:
Report the BEST and WORST combo with Jell-o in the mix.

Happy Jell-o hunting!


July 09, 2009

Not Bob

I found a brand new collar
(small enough for a cat)
today in our backyard;
blue with a hand-made tag
and a phone number...
I called and left a message,
she called back;
"My cat keeps slipping out of the house...
He lost his last collar and was gone for five days...

I finally found him at the Humane Society...

Then I bought him a new (blue) collar...

And hand-made a tag with his name and my phone number...
He's a little guy, tiger-striped

kind of looks like a bobcat with a scar on his face
His name is Edghar
and he is missing again".

Yep - same cat.
J and I and our neighbor
are now (again)
on the lookout

he will come back
to be reunited with his collar
and his owner

July 06, 2009


"The dog was created specially for children.
He is a god of frolic."
- Henry Ward Beecher

"Dogs are our link to paradise.
They don't know evil or jealousy or discontent.
To sit with a dog on a hillside on a glorious afternoon
is to be back in Eden, where doing nothing was not boring--it was peace."
- Milan Kundera