Don’t let go! / ¡No lo sueltes!

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

I HAD TOO MUCH TO share today, so I’ve had to split things up. I still want to tell you about the match holder from West Sioux Falls Hardware that I showed you yesterday. But that, of course prompted other stories, so it will have to wait.

First, I want to show you another photo of yesterday’s guy with the butt crack. This photo was taken before the one from yesterday. The nylon tent had been draped over the top of the frame ready for tying down when the wind kicked up and sent it flying. The butt crack was already visible.

Today, I visited the Ale-Hop cow who was proudly wearing her rainbow flag mask in honor of LGBTQ Pride Month. Pride is everywhere.

Moments later I saw three beach umbrellas in a row that made me raise my camera yet again. Sadly, one of the umbrellas took flight before I could get the picture I had hoped for, although I did get some action shots that didn’t disappoint me. Today’s final photo of my closet will show you why the umbrellas caught my eye in the first place. It was the organization. From multi-levels of blue and white stripes to simple blue and white stripes to basic blue. If the umbrellas were in my closet, they’d be in the same exact order.


TENÍA DEMASIADO PARA COMPARTIR HOY, así que tuve que dividir las cosas. Todavía quiero contarles sobre la caja de fósforos de West Sioux Falls Hardware que les mostré ayer. Pero eso, por supuesto, propició otras historias, por lo que habrá que esperar.

Primero, quiero mostrarte otra foto del tipo de ayer con la hucha. Esta foto fue tomada antes que la de ayer. La tienda de nailon había sido colocada sobre la parte superior del marco, lista para atar cuando el viento se levantó y la envió volando. La hucha ya era visible.

Hoy, visité a la vaca Ale-Hop que lucía con orgullo su máscara con la bandera del arcoíris en honor al Mes del Orgullo LGBTQ. El orgullo está en todas partes.

Momentos después vi tres sombrillas de playa seguidas que me hicieron levantar la cámara una vez más. Lamentablemente, uno de las sombrillas despegó antes de que pudiera obtener la foto que esperaba, aunque obtuve algunas fotos de acción que no me decepcionaron. La última foto de hoy de mi armario te mostrará por qué las sombrillas me llamaron la atención en primer lugar. Fue la organización. Desde varios niveles de rayas azules y blancas hasta simples rayas azules y blancas y azul básico. Si las sombrillas estuvieran en mi armario, estarían exactamente en el mismo orden.

• Saved by a good samaritan.
• Salvada por una buena samaritana.
• I was disappointed when he didn’t replant his umbrella so I could show you what had caught my eye.
• Me decepcionó que no volviera a plantar su paraguas para poder mostrarte lo que me había llamado la atención.
• Hold on tight and don’t let go.
• Agárrate fuerte y no lo sueltes.
• My whites as they move to my blues as they move to my grays as they move to my blacks. It makes sense to me — and it makes me happy.
• Mis blancos mientras se mueven hacia mis azules mientras se mueven hacia mis grises mientras se mueven hacia mis negros. Para mí tiene sentido — y me hace feliz.


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..

32 thoughts on “Don’t let go! / ¡No lo sueltes!”

  1. Your closet is beautiful 🙂 and, oh my heavens, so is that water.
    Here, too, Pride is everywhere, all month! Not that long ago, there was pretty much just one big, one-day Pride event in a big park in St. Louis, that included a parade. Then, things started being added in another big, major park, still just in the city, but things started being talked about as, “Pride Weekend”. Now… all over, on the TV station news breaks, in the news stories, in the stores, on Netflix, in the newspaper, in the magazines, it’s “Pride Month”. It’s glorious!

    1. Judy C:
      I love how the appearance of the water constantly changes color. Clinton, Obama, and Biden have all officially declared June as Pride Month. It’s nice to see it more widely talked about as opposed to “Oh look at the freaks” in years past.

    1. wickedhamster:
      Not everything is as pretty as that in my closet. Not enough room for it all!

  2. Ha! My closet looks the same way (well, my clothes are a bit different, but the color theory works).

    That tumbling umbrella photos reminds me of a woman who was sunbathing on the beach in Ocean City (MD) a few years ago and was impaled in the chest by just that kind of flying umbrella. She is suing the rental company and the city for negligence. A cautionary tale.

    1. Mary:
      The tumbling umbrella scared me. I was way too far away to be of any use. It’s amazing it didn’t hit someone and simply flew straight through an open area. That poor woman in Maryland.

  3. I have my closet laid out the same way. Pants are in the middle, dividing the short sleeves, and long sleeves. Then on both of the pants, it goes from light to dark. Sweaters all folded in stacks on shelf above hang rail, by color. Nice neat tidy.

    A flying umbrella could be dangerous! Glad no one was hurt. Love the cow!

    1. Mistress Maddie:
      I love organizing my closet. I wish we had more storage space though. There’s way too much crap in there to keep it the way I like. But at least the shirts (I transition from short- into long-sleeve) and pants are neatly arranged.

  4. Oh, so much to say so little time. First of all, I love your face. Okay, creepy part’s out of the way. Now, this obsession with order, I’m glad it makes you happy. I wouldn’t have noticed the umbrella thing, myself. My closet looks like a bomb went off in it. I’m not proud, just lazy. My dvds, however, are in order by title and genre. So are my physical books. That’s the ex-file clerk in me. I may be a little to slobby for this crowd.

    Now, the butt crack guy was okay, but the rear in the aqua(?) shorts is what caught my eye.

    I heard this song in my head when I read the title. What I heard, though, was Roy Hamilton’s version. I love The Manhattan Transfer, but you can’t beat Roy’s voice on this thing. His singing of this song still makes my lady parts tingle!

    That cow is just so cute and with it! Is with it still a thing?

    1. Deedles:
      I love that you love my face! Not creepy at all. Our CDs were always in order (no thanks to SG). When we moved, I organized them all into two CD albums. Each CD is numbered an listed in an Excel spreadsheet. The spreadsheet is printed in alphabetical order and appears in the front of each album. It’s very organized and feels like a pain in the ass to extract one. I liked them better on a revolving CD tower. I hadn’t listend to the Roy Hamilton version for years. Thanks for the reminder. I’ve got it playing for the second time right now. I have feeling saying “with it” is no longer with it.

      1. I did that with my first fifty or so CDs. I gave it up because it was too hard putting the things back in the folder. So I have piles of music sitting around on media shelves. I have to get it all together for the move. This is going to take me years!
        Oh, I’m so sorry that “with it” isn’t a thing anymore. I thought I was really hep to the jive. *Sigh* Oh, well. Right on then, I’m still groovy!

      2. Deedles:
        That’s exactly my problem. Going through the albums to pull out a number of CDs and then putting them back in that slips seems like a major chore. We’ve been watching Mr. Robot. We’re on Season 3. SG will say “What does that mean?” Often, I have no clue. I have not heard one person on the show say “with it,” “jive,” “hep cat,” or “groovy.”

  5. What a carefully composed closet! Mine is all color-jumbled. Having to hold on to the umbrella makes me think it might not be worth having it open — I think I’d just lie in the sun.

    1. Steve:
      I agree about having to hold onto the umbrella. Not a very relaxing or comfortable way to lounge. The color-jumbled closet would stress me.

    1. Jennifer:
      I had my first walk-in closet in my second apartment in Boston. Organizing THAT was heaven. Colors, styles, patterns, all in order. I used to love to open the door and just look.

  6. Whatever works for you, is my motto.
    Is it usually that windy on the beach? Must get tricky for those carrying a camera/sand blowing everywhere.

    1. Jim:
      As the season progress, the winds are much less common. So, it’s a lot safer on the beach. This time of year, the beach clubs have extra posts to which they wrap striped fabric as wind breaks between sections. It’s not a bad look… and it works.

  7. You are a handsome man, Mitchell Block. Your action photos are excellent. I wish the butt crack guy who fixes my occasional AC problems looked half as good as your butt crack guy. Mine is quite chubby and his jeans fall much farther.


    1. Janie:
      Aw, thanks. I snapped one selfie with the cow and didn’t dislike it.

      And here I wasn’t all that enamored with MY butt-crack guy. Everything’s relative.

  8. HRH says those photos of the Ale-Hop cow in her rainbow mask would be perfect for the Pet Purride Pawrade (*hint hint*)! Can she use them for that purpose? Of course, any photos you may want to submit of Dudo and Moose are welcome too!

    1. Debra:
      I sent HRH one of the photos but feel free to grab any others you like. I also, as you know, just sent two of Dudo. I had such a good time!

  9. I LUV that Ale-Hop cow! I’m surprised she hasn’t got little kids crawling all over her. It reminded me of the huge giraffe “rocking horse” that was in a children’s shoe store in my hometown. Forget the shoes, I just wanted to ride the giraffe, LOL!

    1. Tundra Bunny:
      I never thought about it, but I’ve never seen anyone atttempt to climb on the cow. Oh, I would have wanted to ride the giraffe, too!

  10. Cows are so inclusive!

    I arrange my shirts by color as well. it makes it so much easier to find what I need.

    1. Bob:
      SG went to the hunt and peck school of organization. Our brother-in-law Tom and I could spend an entire vacation in an organizer store.

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