Archives for the day of: January 1, 2017

Purrfect…..Happy Happy. xxxx oooo dru

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Herb had too much to drink at the office New Year’s party, and when he woke up the next morning his head felt ready to explode. He could recall almost nothing of the previous night, and he dreaded the thought of facing his wife, who he suspected would have a few choice words for him.

But when he opened his eyes, he saw that there were two extra-strength aspirin and a glass of water on the bedside table, along with a note in his wife’s handwriting. It read: 

Dearest Herb, 

Your breakfast is on the stove. Brooke said she would do the dishes and clean up the kitchen, so you can just relax and take it easy. I’ve gone out to buy groceries so I can make your favorite supper tonight. 

Your loving wife, 

Alice

p.s. I’m going to stop at the smoke shop on the way home and pick up a box of your favorite cigars. I love you, darling!

Puzzled…

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The Four Nudes mentioned in the prior post actually entitled “Cztery akty” or Four Acts as my Goggle Translator said and WoW what a picture. ~~dru~~

https://www.wikiart.org/en/tamara-de-lempicka/group-of-four-nudes-1925

Let us all start the New Year with some Beauty and some Culture. Didn’t get it from my blog but I got friends. ~~dru~~

Random Writings on the Bathroom Wall

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Tamara Łempicka, commonly known as Tamara de Lempicka (16 May 1898 – 18 March 1980), was a Polish Art Deco painter and “the first woman artist to be a glamour star”. Influenced by Cubism, Lempicka became the leading representative of the Art Deco style across two continents, a favorite artist of many Hollywood stars, referred to as ‘the baroness with a brush’. She was the most fashionable portrait painter of her generation among the haute bourgeoisie and aristocracy, painting duchesses and grand dukes and socialites. Through her network of friends, she was also able to display her paintings in the most elite salons of the era. Lempicka was criticized as well as admired for her ‘perverse Ingrism’, referring to her modern restatement of the master Jean Auguste Dominique Ingres, as displayed in her work Group of Four Nudes (1925) among other studies.

Source:  https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Tamara_de_Lempicka#Paris_and_painting

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In the hopes that I may start the New Year with some $$$, I’m starting to list on eBay again. Right now, I’m just relisting prior unsold items and I relisted this 18th Century Japanese Water Color in case someone got some money for Christmas and has decided they just can’t live without this.

A “girl” can always hope. Happy 2017 and visit my listing if for nothing more than a better look. It really is exquisite I just don’t have a frame or a wall for it. ~~dru~~

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SOFT SERENE SILKEN

THE BABY’S WORLD IS GENTLE

LIKE A MOTHER’S KISS

~~dru~~      

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I have a fascination with geisha, not because I ever wanted to be one or had any hankering for the life style but because they were and still are depicted as such beautiful creatures; I just want to enjoy the astounding gracefulness and beauty as depicted in Japanese Art.  Therefore I have several pieces in what I call my “geisha collection”.

I have a wonderful framed exhibition poster of  Kotondo Torii “Morning Hair” from the1982 exhibition at the Riccar Art Museum GEISHAkotondoMORNINGHAIR in Toyko.

I have four figural  wall pockets of geisha; one of which depicts a geisha with a child just like my wood block above.  I cherish both of these because a geisha had to retire if she got married and if she had a child; a girl…

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Well after a Wonderful meal last night; you just can’t beat the combined flavors of Bacon and Cream of Tomato Soup with the crispness of chilled to almost frozen sparkling wine and a taste of chocolate afters; today dawns bright and sunny just as i hope will my New Year.

 

I’m just sitting here listening to choral music with my cats all about me and savoring the taste of a really good cup of coffee with self-indulgent real 1/2 & 1/2 instead of the Vanilla Soy milk as usual and contemplating what I will do with my New Day.  I’ve also eaten the last of the bacon from last night which makes the taste of my coffee even sweeter and more satisfying.

I never got around to the Swiss Chard last night so that will be part of today’s menu.  Greens to promote money and wealth in the New Year; along with black eyed peas for good luck and pork for richness.  Tonight I shall make Italian Spicy Sausage sauteed with red and green bell peppers, maybe some winter onion, and a dash of Tapatio Hot Sauce to add spice to the New Year also.

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I’ll have to make veggie sausage for “HE Who Will Not Obey” as he has gone completely veggie on me but that left the whole pound of bacon from the butcher’s case for me last night and this morning. I BE FAT MOST OF THE TIME BUT RIGHT NOW….I BE FATTER!

We’ll have baked stuffing on the side and some homemade sauerkraut and that should cover all my New Year’s Day food traditions and superstitions because we had tamales for Christmas; so I do not need to have them today.  If I come across anyone selling them out of a cart today as I run my errands….I may indulge in one or two just because I live in usually Sunny So Cal.

I have a list of small chores that I want “HE” and I to accomplish today so that we start the New Year on the right foot but “HE” is already indulging in a nap and has his own business errands to run later.  Still we may at least combine our lists and get one or two things done.

I don’t take down my Xmas decorations (put up on the outside only) until 12th Night; the night of the 12th Day of Christmas and other’s Epiphany Celebration.  This was when I used to give small get-togethers for this event and EVERYONE was to bring all the sweets they had left over from Xmas and we were supposed to consume them all that night.  That was a long time ago when we were young and could indulge in an orgiastic sweet supper with champagne and also before the 20 odd (some semi-feral) Catz that don’t allow me to have people in my home anymore.  

Maybe for 2017 we’ll clean the house up enough to start having people over again.  Then again, maybe NOT.  I don’t need no stinkin’ resolutions to make me feel worse than i already do and put pressure on my near cracked mental state…..So Maybe Not.  But again, who knows….it is sunny today and almost anything seems possible.  2016xmasa

Well that is all for now my lovelies Thank you for stopping by and a Happy 2017 to you and yours! To END this ramble, I’m including a picture of “HE” and me and what we did New Year’s Eve. ~~dru~~

 

Nothing like a GREAT cup of coffee, some left over bacon and a Sunny First Day of the New Year to make Sunday even better. As always, THANK YOU Blue Bird. ~~dru~~

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Sage and Sane advice for the New Year!
HAPPY 2017 ~~DRU~~

Samiyah J. Hassan

 Yes, you heard me get a divorce from your pain, anger, hurt, fear, people, experiences and everything that had done nothing to you but keep and bring you down over and over again.

Why do you choose to stay in contact and in close relationship with all the things that had contributed into leading you to a place other than the one you had forever been envisaging for yourself?!

Why keep holding to experiences and individuals that don’t do you justice?!  That don’t appreciate you, deny you your worth, belittle you, chain you, make rumours about you and say negative things in-order to confuse you, keep you hostage, plant seeds of doubt in you even when they know how great you are, and want you and drive you to always play little/small so you can always move within their universe. People who allow you to just grow to an…

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