Let's see, where did we leave off?
Sick: I am just now starting to get over a sinus and chest cold that I have been suffering with for a week. Those remedies that I wrote about only worked for a short time period. I just needed some antibiotics and some sssslllleeeeeeeppppp. I now and starting to feel somewhat better. I very rarely get headaches, but this time I got some doozies.
Rambling Here: Have you ever traveled on a road and gotten to that proverbial fork-in-the-road? The decision seems quite simple, but the wrong choice could be disastrous. Or would it be disastrous. Maybe taking another road could be eduactional. Anyway, it doesn't have to be disastrous. Does it?
Dinner: Last Monday, David Lee had a nice dinner at his home, which basically celebrated the end of the non-stop folks who had been coming down. Very good food, as always, along with very interesting conversation. Thanks again, David. And the peach cobbler, as always, was great!
Flattery: I received an email from Dave E., who stayed with me at Monaga a while ago. He wanted to know if he could reprint a blog item I wrote, Naive or Stupid, in a blog that he writes. I get many compliments about the blog, and people telling me to write a book, but this comment from Dave E. pretty much sums up what I feel, "I do enjoy what you write in your blog. As others suggested, maybe it is time for a book. Though, as an editor, I know it is easy to have the idea but quite hard to create the end product."
I am one of those people who think that writing, painting, designing, or just creative people in general that are really great are born that way. Yes, you CAN learn, but the really great folk have something there that can't be taught.
Shock: I have heard that some of the people that I worked with have been reading the blog. I'm sure they are shocked. When I worked at my last job I didn't discuss my sexuality at all. I didn't hide it, but I didn't feel that it was something I wanted to discuss with people I was not particularly close to. Isn't it ironic that I now have a blog where, on days when it is not mired down in "black queen hysterics," that I talk about a lot of things that are important to me and maybe of a personal nature. Go figure.
Gifts: I get some great gifts and people are always asking me if I need something from the States. That is very nice. I have gotten some great gifts lately, magazines, Kiehl's products, Body Butters from the Body Shop, Doing the Butt #13 (by Enrique Cruz), along with assorted cheesecakes, parks sausages and other things that I can't find here. Just recently though, a trend seemed to be forming where I got 2 gifts, both opened. One, a good friend of mine bought me down an Entenmann's (sp?) Louisiana Crunch Cake, and another bought me down some Girl Scout Cookies. I'm sure you're thinking, now the last thing he needs is something to eat. Anyway, I'm always happy to get those things from home that can't be found here. Unfortunately (or fortunately, depending on how you thing about it), As I was given the cake, I was informed that there was a probelm. It seems that there was hunger pains and the cake started talking to them in the middle of the night, thus I was given a cake that was half-eaten. The good thing was they left a knife in the box so that I may polish it off quite quickly. When I was given the cookies I was also told that they just couldn't holdout and took a packet of the cookies out of the box. Let me say, I am honored to receive the gifts, and have even added the knife to my collection. (update: I could really use a box of the shortbread cookies, preferably not openened)
Blind Item: There is a rumor going around about an American who lives here and seems to have had a run-in with the police in his home. As the story has been related to me by several sources, some money/drugs were missing, a pistol pulled and someone's shoulder was grazed. The commotion caused a ruckus in the upscale neighborhood and the police were summoned. Said American is now telling all who will listen that he is now leaving the country to live full-time in the U.S. I wonder who it could be?