Dudo showers / Dudo ducha

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

I HAD PLANNED TO HIT the Paseo and beach for an earlyish walk today but the mosquito-screen guy called just as I was leaving and said he’d be here in a half hour to see what we needed. He already provided an estimate and the work should be done next week. He did his work so quickly that I got out for a fairly early walk anyway.

Dudo was caught by surprise when Screen Guy went to measure the window in San Geraldo’s office. He was asleep on the kitty condo at the time, and quickly left the room. We had no idea where he had gone until I walked into my bathroom before leaving for my walk and found him in the shower.

The temperature was supposedly only 76˚F/24˚C, but it felt a lot warmer. The humidity, it turns out, was nearly 75 percent. Unusually high humidity for us. Still, I remember 90˚F/32˚C days in New York with 90 percent humidity (and worse in Florida).

If you remember yesterday’s delectable-looking fish in close-up, I saw it in the seafood showcase of the first of the renovated chiringuitos (beach bars) to reopen. The place looks great. A bit more elegant than the typical chiringuito. I’m sure outside dining will still be beach casual (well, perhaps beach chic).


HABÍA PLANEADO IR AL PASEO y a la playa para dar un paseo temprano hoy, pero el hombre de las mosquiteras me llamó justo cuando me iba y dijo que estaría aquí en media hora para ver lo que necesitábamos. Ya proporcionó un presupuesto y el trabajo debería estar listo la semana que viene. Hizo su trabajo tan rápido que de todos modos salí a dar un paseo bastante temprano.

Dudo fue tomado por sorpresa cuando el hombre de las mosquiteras fue a medir la ventana de la oficina de San Geraldo. Estaba durmiendo en el condominio de gatitos en ese momento, y rápidamente abandonó la habitación. No teníamos idea de adónde había ido hasta que entré al baño antes de mi paseo y lo encontré en la ducha.

La temperatura supuestamente era de solo 76˚F / 24˚C, pero se sentía mucho más cálida. Resulta que la humedad era de casi el 75 por ciento. Humedad inusualmente alta para nosotros. Aún así, recuerdo días de 90˚F / 32˚C en Nueva York con 90 por ciento de humedad (y peor en Florida).

Si recuerdas el delicioso pescado de ayer en primer plano, lo vi en la vitrina de mariscos del primero de los renovados chiringuitos (chiringuitos) que reabrieron. El lugar luce genial. Un poco más elegante que el típico chiringuito. Estoy seguro de que cenar al aire libre seguirá siendo informal en la playa (bueno, quizás elegante en la playa).

• “Don’t tell him I’m here!”
• “¡No le digas que estoy aquí!”
• He spent the next hour under the tea table in my office — watching the door.
• Pasó la siguiente hora debajo de la mesa de té en mi oficina — mirando la puerta.
• I walked well beyond the port yesterday so I could say hello to Mediterranea. I had never looked underneath her towel before. I did so accidentally yesterday. Mediterranea is crotchless and I’m not talking about crotchless panties. Where the crotch should be is nothing but a rough, concave void. Very disturbing.
• Ayer caminé bastante más allá del puerto para poder saludar a Mediterranea. Nunca antes había mirado debajo de su toalla. Lo hice accidentalmente ayer. Mediterranea no tiene entrepierna y no me refiero a bragas sin entrepierna. El lugar donde debería estar la entrepierna no es más que un vacío cóncavo y rugoso. Muy perturbador.

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..

35 thoughts on “Dudo showers / Dudo ducha”

  1. Oh that picture right under the title of this post! What did Dudo shower in? Acid? Poor little thing! I hate fish and this thing is certainly not a great advertisement for it.

    1. Deedles:
      We do have some hideous fish on display around here and these are the worst. But they taste SO good… if you like fish.

    1. wickedhamster:
      Could you imagine seeing a showcase filled with smiling fish?!? Even creepier.

  2. Dudo commentary/captions for those two photos of him:
    #1. What the hell were you thinking letting strange men in the house?
    #2. There aren’t any more of those creatures showing up, are there? Not sure how long I can stay this vigilant. I need a nap.

    The look of that fish is enough to put me off seafood for a good long while. Reminds me of the snakehead fish that have invaded the waters around here. Ugly mothers.

    1. Mary:
      I don’t think Dudo’s eyes could have gotten any bigger.

      It’s interesting how some of the ugliest fish are the most delicious. Maybe it’s how so many survive.

  3. I had to laugh at your description of Mediterranea and her lack of anatomical correctness. Last night I watched an episode of “Everybody Loves Raymond” where Ray’s mother, Marie, unwittingly creates a huge sculpture that she thinks is “abstract” but everyone else says it looks like external lady parts. She tries to donate it to her church, but even the nuns wouldn’t take it. When Ray finally tells her what it looks like, she’s shocked and says “Oh, my god. I’m a lesbian.”

    1. TexasTrailerParkTrash:
      I remember Marie’s vagina sculpture! The lesbians said, “No thanks, Marie.” That was such a good show for a long time. We’re currently watching Get Shorty with Ray Romano. I loved him in his tv series but never credited him with being such an exceptional actor.

  4. Poor Dudo. Who enjoys being woken up by a strange man in one’s bedroom? Dudo will need some extra cuddles and/or treats to mitigate that trauma!

    1. Tundra Bunny:
      “Who enjoys being woken up by a strange man in one’s bedroom?” Is that a rhetorical question?

  5. Time to call in the kitty therapist, after being frightened out of HIS room. I think the fish look ready for grilling, whole, with rosemary and olive oil. The dining room looks elegant, let us know how the food and service are.

    1. David:
      We rarely to to the chiringuitos. Many are tourist traps. I knew of one very popular with Spaniards, but was just told of another that’s out of this world. May be some exploring to do. (Every room is Dudo’s room.)

  6. Didn’t your mother ever tell you to never look under women’s skirts!? lol

    Poor Dudo….looks like he is in prison in that first pic.

    Pretty fancy beach chiringuito…..not that I have ever seen one but I will take your word for it.

    1. Jim:
      I remember being in Macy’s when I was a kid. The Kid Brother was around 4 and he walked around blatantly lifting the dresses to inspect every mannequin… until The Duchess caught him… and I got reprimanded.

  7. Dudo does not look terribly traumatized lying there stretched out on the sheepskin. Vigilant, but not traumatized.
    I tried to wait until it cooled off last night before taking a walk (still here in Dallas), but it was still very hot and humid. Weather in Dallas is hotter and stickier than at home. Hope you get out early tomorrow!

    1. Wilma:
      Time had passed and Dudo had settled a bit because I was a few feet away at my desk. Although the eyes were still more than just vigilant. There was some lingering panic. Uf! Summer in Dallas! Orthodontist today. No morning walk. Maybe this afternoon.

  8. The eyes have it. Make those creatures stop staring at me. They’re trying to look to look under my towel. Poor Dudo. Of course it’s very humid here but cloudy skies and the rain have at least served the purpose of keeping temps down. My electric bill likes it.


    1. Janie:
      Our first visit to Florida when I was a kid was in July. (My parents wanted to take a few weeks with good friends and that was the only time the firend could get off work.) We had a ball, but man was it hot. And the blistering sunburn and burnt soles of my feet. Sunscreen? What sunscreen?

  9. Our cats, except Tuxedo, always run and hide when someone they don’t know comes into the house, but they have never taken to the shower.
    Poor Dudo!!

    You’re a braver man than I; I never would have looked up that skirt!

    That chiringuito looks pretty high-end, and pretty, too.

    1. Bob:
      The skirt look-up was purely accidental. I was kneeling for a photo of the statue. I can’t erase the image from my memory. It would have been much better to see a vagina!

  10. Trama. . . Dudo waking up to a new person in his room the one he lets SG use ! Oh My Goodness.

  11. What a beautiful display of fish and seafood, the fish looks like red snapper. I see that Mediterranea is like GI Joe anatomically incomplete, how sad, poor thing, you should write to the Mayor and complain.

    1. Larry:
      Yes, the seafood display was enticing. Sadly, Mediterranea is worse than GI Joe. Not just incomplete but removed.

    1. Debra:
      I’m wondering the same of myself with Dudo circling my feet begging for his treat!

  12. Nope.That think looks anything but delectable to me. I don’t know what it about fish and frogs…..

    1. Mistress Borghese:
      Well, there are definitely similarities between those fish faces and a frog face. And, although I love fish, I will not eat one that’s looking at me.

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