09 August 2010

me and gorgeous go window shopping in mendo world

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Friends for over thirty years, and roommates in our youth, she left me to go end up getting married to some hunk. Typical, typical. It's a girl thing.

Anyway, she came up to see me while I was doing my Harley watching trip, and was greeted by a barely-recovered poisoned woman and a little old lady whose daughter had run her out of her own house. It was a very soap-opera-like visit, but we did get to go into town and hit the art galleries, and she got in some good picture-taking adventures early in the mornings while I was still dead to the world. I also made SO much spaghetti that we ended up eating it for three days. Good thing she's my BFF or she mighta felt rooked.

Of course, we got a LOT of chocolate in there, too, and so it wasn't a total wash.

I was so glad to see her, I could have just started hugging her and never stopped.

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19 comments:

  1. coolness @ no fogginess.org!

    Your ol pal ~phil

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  2. I still sandbag on ya...

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  3. Would that there were such an organization. BB2 and I would be knocking down their door. We want our coolness back and our fogginess gone.

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  4. I've been wondering all day what is in your hand, I was pretty sure you hadn't taken up smoking a tobacco pipe and have now deduced that it is your glasses.

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  5. It is my glasses! And, of course, my ever-present spill-resisting coffee mug. I use this when leaving the house because I can't keep my coffee disasters private out there in the world....

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  6. They're blooming batshit crazy, as usual, in Mendo World, and lavender, etc.

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  7. The first time I ever saw fuchsias some friends and I were returning from the county fair quite stratospheric on acid. Heading through the town of Rudolph we saw the sign "Rudolph Grotto" and someone said "Who the hell is Rudolph Grotto" so we went to find him.

    Instead we found this! And in particular the Wonder Cave.

    Inside the cave, through openings in the wall, were various country scenes in miniature. Little farms, little villages, little churches etc. Other holes in the wall revealed biblical scenes. The cave wound all around as if a maze offering numerous views of each scene. Upon reaching the end of the cave, a ten minute trip if you didn't stop, was a staircase leading upward to daylight. Each rock in the ceiling was painted deep blue with a silver star on it.
    Once leaving the cave the trail still wound all around on top of the mound which formed the cave. The mound was covered with fuchsias and other wildflowers from the area.

    After touring the cave and talking to one of the monks who told us the history we returned home and told our friends we had found the Stairway to Heaven.

    After stoking their curiosity we took them there and brought them blindfolded into the cave. The lights were off so we had them take off their blindfolds while someone went and found a custodian to turn the lights on.

    Needless to say our friends were totally freaked out!

    (For some reason the website history makes no mention of the fact that the mound/cave structure is built entirely of hand stacked rocks without the use of any type of mortar or other structural elements. Structural engineers have looked at it and been puzzled as to how it was built.)

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  8. Most of the buildings shown in the photos at the website were not there when we went. One old cabin and the monastery were the only structures other than the mound/cave.

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  9. Seems I'm rather comma deficient tonight!

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  10. Commas, marbles, comment anomalies, pfeh!

    I think that place with the cave is in Neil Gaiman's "American Gods"....

    Good book.

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  11. It dumped another comment - a rather long one:

    The first time I ever saw fuchsias some friends and I were returning from the county fair quite stratospheric on acid. Heading through the town of Rudolph we saw the sign "Rudolph Grotto" and someone said "Who the hell is Rudolph Grotto" so we went to find him.

    Instead we found this! And in particular the Wonder Cave.

    Inside the cave, through openings in the wall, were various country scenes in miniature. Little farms, little villages, little churches etc. Other holes in the wall revealed biblical scenes. The cave wound all around as if a maze offering numerous views of each scene. Upon reaching the end of the cave, a ten minute trip if you didn't stop, was a staircase leading upward to daylight. Each rock in the ceiling was painted deep blue with a silver star on it.
    Once leaving the cave the trail still wound all around on top of the mound which formed the cave. The mound was covered with fuchsias and other wildflowers from the area.

    After touring the cave and talking to one of the monks who told us the history we returned home and told our friends we had found the Stairway to Heaven.

    After stoking their curiosity we took them there and brought them blindfolded into the cave. The lights were off so we had them take off their blindfolds while someone went and found a custodian to turn the lights on.

    Needless to say our friends were totally freaked out!

    (For some reason the website history makes no mention of the fact that the mound/cave structure is built entirely of hand stacked rocks without the use of any type of mortar or other structural elements. Structural engineers have looked at it and been puzzled as to how it was built.)

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  12. Argh - It dropped a very long comment making my comma comment ridiculous!

    I copied the comment just in case and tried to re-post it. Now google says it is too long!

    FUUUUUUUCCCCCKKKKKKKK!

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  13. My comments a bout the buildings etc is also left dangling!

    (I was tempted to link Simon & Garfunkel's "Dangling Conversation" there, but most likely that will make this disappear!)

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  14. Well, I goddam wish everyone else could read it, but I'm getting yer comments on the emails... so they may show up any day now... or... not....

    I think this gorgeous portrait is too good for this stinking "Blogger".

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  15. Honestly, I do it frequently. Just don't usually catch it on camera....

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  16. Looks like the missing comments are gone forever...

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  17. I think they hate us.

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