Lulu the pirate queen / Lulu la reina de las piratas

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

THE STATUE OF SAN RAFAEL has been settled atop its much shorter column and, I think, looks great at the new height and in the new location. I was surprised, but pleased, they didn’t remove the bird crap. After all, the statue was modelled after an egomaniacal, self-aggrandising, crooked developer (click here).

I’m working my way happily through the chocolates Lulu gave us. There’s one remaining, which I’ll enjoy this afternoon. Then it’s on to the gingerbread. San Geraldo, who has lost about 45 pounds (20 kilos; 3.2 stone), has lived up to his sainthood.

As I mentioned recently, I’ve willingly taken over responsibility for the “gardens” on our terrace and at our entry. That includes two large planters of aloe vera. They have grown so large that all the new growth below the original plants was overwhelming the planters. So, I’ve been pulling out the volunteers. I’ll start saving them in another pot for Kathleen and Pedro for the day when we can see them again. I love trimming and feeding and doing all kinds of plant care and, since this has been San Geraldo’s baby for the past several years, I’m really enjoying being back at it again. So, it’s no wonder I’ve been shoving my bare arm into the aloe as i work on it. I did some major damage (to myself) yesterday. I thought it was ironic to use aloe vera (I had plenty of pieces on hand) to treat the wounds I received — from the aloe vera. But it worked.

When I showed San Geraldo the scratches yesterday evening, he was in shock. “Didn’t you even think of wearing a long-sleeve shirt?!? he asked incredulously. I told him I had. “But then I figured, what the hell, it can go in a blog post.”

We had coffee with Lulu this morning before she met a group of friends to go sailing in the hopes of seeing dolphins. They’ve been spotted a lot lately. People tell us they see them all the time off our coast. We’ve lived here nearly 8 years, on the beach, with an unobstructed view. We have never seen a dolphin. Anyway, Lulu wanted to show her pleasure and appreciation by dressing for the occasion. You can see that below.

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LA ESTATUA DE SAN RAFAEL se ha colocado sobre su columna mucho más corta y, creo, se ve muy bien a la nueva altura y en la nueva ubicación. Me sorprendió, pero me complació, no eliminaron la mierda de gaviota. Después de todo, la estatua fue modelada a partir de un desarrollador corrupto, egocéntrico, y autoengrandecedor (haz clic aquí).

Estoy trabajando felizmente a mi manera a través de los chocolates que Lulu nos dio. Queda uno, que disfrutaré esta tarde. Luego pasa al pan de jengibre. San Geraldo, que ha perdido alrededor de 20 kilos (45 libras; 3.2 piedra), ha estado a la altura de su santidad.

Como mencioné recientemente, asumí voluntariamente la responsabilidad de los “jardines” en nuestra terraza y en nuestra entrada. Eso incluye dos grandes maceteros de aloe vera. Han crecido tanto que todo el nuevo crecimiento debajo de las plantas originales abrumaba a los plantadores. Entonces, he estado retirando a los voluntarios. Empezaré a guardarlos en otra olla para Kathleen y Pedro para el día en que podamos volver a verlos. Me encanta podar, alimentar y cuidar las plantas de todo tipo y, dado que este ha sido el bebé de San Geraldo durante los últimos años, disfruto mucho volver a hacerlo. Entonces, no es de extrañar que haya estado metiendo mi brazo desnudo en el aloe mientras trabajo en él. Ayer me hice un daño importante (a mí mismo). Pensé que era irónico usar aloe vera (tenía muchas piezas a mano) para tratar las heridas que recibí del aloe vera. Pero funcionó.

Cuando le mostré a San Geraldo los arañazos ayer por la noche, estaba en shock. “¿¡¿Ni siquiera pensaste en usar una camisa de manga larga?!?” preguntó con incredulidad. Le dije que sí. “Pero luego me di cuenta de, qué demonios, puede ir en una entrada de blog”.

Tomamos un café con Lulu esta mañana antes de que ella conociera a un grupo de amigas para ir a navegar en un barco de vela con la esperanza de ver delfines. Han sido vistos mucho últimamente. La gente nos dice que los ven todo el tiempo frente a nuestra costa. Hemos vivido aquí casi 8 años, en la playa, con una vista despejada. Nunca hemos visto un delfín. De todos modos, Lulu quería mostrar su placer y aprecio vistiéndose para la ocasión. Puedes ver eso a continuación.

• Like a KitKat, only so much better.
• Como un KitKat, solo que mucho mejor.
• This morning’s sunrise. A calm and gentle start to a beautiful day.
• El amanecer de esta mañana. Un comienzo tranquilo y suave para un hermoso día.
• For anyone writing to The Kid Brother, this is what I write every week. No need to write more. His reading level is very basic. And I am sending you all enormous hugs!
• Para cualquiera que escriba a El Hermanito, esto es lo que escribo cada semana. No es necesario escribir más. Su nivel de lectura es muy básico. ¡Y les envío enormes abrazos a todos!
• When she pulled the glasses out of her bag, I said, seriously, “Lulu! They’re missing a lens!” Arrrrrr! The T-shirt says “Rich,” which she thought went with the pirate theme.
• Cuando sacó los vasos de su bolso, dije, seriamente: “¡Lulu! ¡Les falta una lente!” ¡Arrrrrr! La camiseta dice “Rica”, lo que pensó que iba con el tema pirata.
• I was out of bed today too early even for Moose. Or maybe he was doing his own pirate imitation.
• Me levanté hoy demasiado temprano, incluso para Moose. O tal vez estaba haciendo su propia imitación pirata.

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¡Perdóname, a continuación hay una broma que no tiene ningún sentido en español!

A pirate walks into a bar with a ship’s wheel sticking out of his pants.
“What’s with the wheel?” asks the bartender.
“Arrr,” says the pirate. “This wheel is drivin’ me nuts.”

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..

29 thoughts on “Lulu the pirate queen / Lulu la reina de las piratas”

    1. Frank:
      To be clear, I had already begun to do damage when I thought maybe a long-sleeved shirt would be a good idea. THEN I decided oh what the hell I can blog about it. I don’t normally plan idiotic things just so I can blog about them.

  1. Ouch. I try to stay away from the low growing juniper in our front yard as the results of putting ones hand in that low-growing bush look similar to yours. Pricks. Nothing but pricks.

    Good to know about what to write (or rather, what not to write) when sending stuff to Chuck.

    Love Moose’s look. Piratical, for sure. 🙂

    1. Mary:
      Ooh! We had some big old junipers in front of our house in Connecticut. I learned the hard way that I had a severe reaction to juniper scratches. It got so bad I started to think maybe I shouldn’t drink gin (but I simply thought about it).

    1. Mistress Maddie:
      The entire project is only supposed to take 45 days. So perhaps a few more weeks. I’m a dangerous to myself in any situation.

  2. for a moment there, I thought lulu’s shirt said “dick”. it’s the way her arms obscure the word…yeah.

    moose makes a good pirate. and thanks for the tip on chuck.

    1. anne marie:
      That’s why I mentioned it said RICH. The photo was misleading and I didn’t want to give Lulu a bad reputation.

    1. Wilma:
      I never knew that Nilsson wrote Lime in the Coconut nor did I know the reason. But I LOVE that song. And, yes, I LOVE that Muppets version. I had included it in a blog post several years ago (but the link I used got deleted from YouTube, so left a blank spot in the blog post). I’m going to watch it again right now. Moose is SO gentle… except with Dudo. They destroy each other.

    1. Bob:
      The height of the statue before was absurd. Moose is rarely cranky, just annoying. But he sure does have looks when he’s half asleep.

    1. Deedles:
      Coffee tables, doors, windows… Nothing is safe with me… well, I mean I’m safe with nothing.

    1. Parsnip:
      Yes, Moose looked cranky but had I knelt to pet him he would have rolled over and started purring. He’s so easy.

    1. Urspo:
      I just responded to Parsnip saying had a bent down to pet Moose he would have immediately rolled over and started purring. The gentlest cat… with us at least. He and Dudo destroy each other.

    1. David:
      Yes, there are few small companies at our port that take people out for dolphin trips, whale trips, sunrise trips, etc. Lulu was actually going with a guy who offers those trips on his large sailboat. That’s sound idyllic to me. She’s checking with him to find out for me the best time of year for whales and dolphins around here.

  3. LOL — I have the same thought when I have a mishap. Something to blog about! It’s kind of deranged, really.

    Yeah, they could have power-washed the statue, it seems to me!

    1. Steve:
      Yep, I did think it was a bizarre thought to have. Kind of like the TV series/movie franchise “Jackass.” I was surprised they didn’t bother cleaning the statue before moving it. I wonder if they ever will.

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