You’re the one that I want / Eres el que quiero

La versión en español está después de la versión en inglés.

I MANAGED A LONG FAST-PACED walk around Los Boliches yesterday evening and, on my way home, I bumped into our friend Elena. She and Tynan were meeting at Mesón Salvador for an after-work drink, so I joined them. What a pleasure that was — even if we can’t hug. Air hugs are getting so old.

I texted San Geraldo to let him know where I was. He had just put a chicken in the oven and suggested I pick up something for dessert. So, Sergio packed up two big slices of cheesecake for me. It was a great meal. Tonight SG plans to cook something special, which I hope to tell you about tomorrow.

The rain, clouds, sun, and wind all come and go today. We nearly got blown away walking over to Mesón Salvador and it’s again whistling through the glass curtain and the windows in the hall. More rain is apparently on the way, but the worst (best) is supposed to again occur overnight. I hate to miss it.

Photos today are from a walk on the beach Wednesday, sunset from our back hall Wednesday evening, the cats during some of my time in bed during the week, and some local color. I try to not check the news every 15 minutes. It’s not easy, but then neither am I. (And I know the ones that I want.)


AYER POR LA TARDE, MANEJÉ una caminata larga y rápida por Los Boliches y, de camino a casa, me encontré con nuestra amiga Elena. Ella y Tynan se estaban reuniendo en Mesón Salvador para tomar una copa después del trabajo, así que me uní a ellos. Qué placer fue eso, incluso si no podemos abrazarnos. Los abrazos de aire se están volviendo tan viejos.

Le envié un mensaje de texto a San Geraldo para hacerle saber dónde estaba. Acababa de poner un pollo en el horno y me sugirió que comprara algo de postre. Entonces, Sergio empacó dos grandes porciones de tarta de queso para mí. Fue una gran comida. Esta noche SG planea cocinar algo especial, de lo que espero contarles mañana.

La lluvia, las nubes, el sol y el viento van y vienen hoy. Casi nos quedamos impresionados caminando hacia Mesón Salvador. Aparentemente, hay más lluvia en camino, pero se supone que lo peor (lo mejor) volverá a ocurrir durante la noche. Odio perderlo.

Las fotos de hoy son de un paseo por la playa el miércoles, la puesta de sol desde nuestro pasillo trasero el miércoles por la noche, los gatos durante parte de mi tiempo en la cama durante la semana y algo de color local. Intento no mirar las noticias cada 15 minutos. No es fácil, pero yo tampoco. (Y sé los que quiero).

During the international fair a few years ago, these two arrived and many spectators thought they were part of the parade. They always dress like this and always look happy. I’ve been told they’re from Finland (the happiest country in the world)
Durante la feria internacional hace unos años, estos dos llegaron y muchos espectadores pensaron que eran parte del desfile. Siempre se visten así y siempre se ven felices. Me han dicho que son de Finlandia (el país más feliz del mundo)


Author: Moving with Mitchell

From Brooklyn, New York; to North Massapequa; back to Brooklyn; Brockport, New York; back to Brooklyn... To Boston, Massachusetts, where I met Jerry... To Marina del Rey, California; Washington, DC; New Haven and Guilford, Connecticut; San Diego, San Francisco, Palm Springs, and Santa Barbara, California; Las Vegas, Nevada; Irvine, California; Sevilla, Spain. And Fuengirola, Málaga..

22 thoughts on “You’re the one that I want / Eres el que quiero”

  1. They would have LOVED the 60’s! And would have fit in perfectly.
    I too do not like to miss out on a good storm……be it rain or snow.
    I like it when Mother Nature puts us in our place for an extended period of time.
    Shows how powerless we really are.
    great photos.

    1. Jim:
      They were clearly there for the ’60s… and haven’t left. Lots of rain again last night. Clear and sunny right now. Damn.

  2. Storms used to be exciting for me not so much any more. I have had 2 car accidents that have left me in a state of extreme claustrophobia so when a snow storm or wind storm or any storm begins my chest feels heavy. I have never told anyone this.
    I do however love the serenity of the kitties and un peopled beach and the HAPPY couple of course.

  3. Just one question: Is that video supposed to be creepifying? If it is, it worked like a charm! I get those ‘he’s got chopped up bodies in a freezer’ vibes from him.
    I immediately thought Laplander with that colorful couple. Why Laplander? Who knows 🙂

    1. Deedles:
      I love this guy! Did you click the link for the Pollito Pío video? The ending probably won’t surprise you given your impression of him. Your thought of Laplanders is actually perfect. The Sami people! Traditional costume is very colourful. Google them. (Some of SG’s ancestors.)

  4. Just goes to show there is a lid for every pot, as the old saying goes.

    The second photo of Dudo and Moose appears to be an editorial response on the sartorial splendor of the duo. 🙂

    1. Mary:
      Dudo tends to pose for me. Moose invariable looks away or covers his face. And then follows me around demanding non-stop attention. Cats.

  5. The older I get, the more likely I am to wear Purple -
    I love their sense of style and comfort.
    Cute kitties as always.
    Often I click on the video, listen to the music and look at something else, I am so glad I watched those EYES, that Face. I think that took a lot of editing.

    1. David:
      If you haven’t already, check out the link to the earlier Rosso video on my blog. Performed live on stage. No editing. Amazing. (And I included a translation of the song.)

    1. Debra:
      At least their style is intentional. But it was so funny at the parade to listen to the people around me wonder which country’s marching group these two were with.

    1. anne marie:
      I love seeing these two. They always look happy. Although I must admit I was a bit shocked the first time I saw them. And his hair was blue then.

  6. It’s nice those two found each other!
    But if they wanna dress alike, they could take a few notes from Dudo and Moose, who always coordinate.

    1. Urspo:
      Alive and well and living (part of the year) in Fuengirola. Somewhere in Finland (possibly the north) at other times.

    1. Walt the Fourth:
      Sounds so odd when taken out of context… and seen in print. Oh, yes indeed!

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