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WHEN I BOUGHT MYSELF A new pair of earrings Saturday, in a fine jewelery shop I might add, I didn’t realize they were actually trashy. I should have known, given the dead-fish design.
I haven’t yet worn them, but while walking around town yesterday I discovered the same design on the lids of trash cans. Specifically for organic trash. Alongside the fish is a swirl (a worm?). Coincidentally, I already have earrings similar to the swirl (worm?). So I’m all set. Just call me Trash. At least I’m totally organic.
San Geraldo and I gave a beautiful rendition of “Happy Birthday” when we phoned the Kid Brother. There was dead silence when we finished. I asked, “Did you hang up?” He laughed and said, “No. I’m still here.” I asked, “Did you like our singing?” He replied, after some stammers, “I think I’m gonna have to think about it.”
CUANDO ME COMPRÉ UN NUEVO par de pendientes el sábado, en una joyería fina debo agregar, no me di cuenta de que en realidad eran basura. Debería haberlo sabido, dado el diseño de pez muerto.
Todavía no me los he puesto, pero ayer paseando por la ciudad descubrí el mismo diseño en las tapas de los botes de basura. Específico para basura orgánica. Junto al pez hay un remolino (¿un gusano?). Casualmente, ya tengo unos pendientes parecidos al remolino (¿gusano?). Así que estoy listo. Sólo llámame Basura. Al menos soy totalmente orgánico.
San Geraldo y yo dimos una hermosa interpretación de “Feliz cumpleaños” cuando llamamos a Kid Brother. Hubo un silencio sepulcral cuando terminamos. Le pregunté: “¿Tú colgaste?” Él se rió y dijo: “No. Todavía estoy aquí.” Le pregunté: “¿Te gustó nuestro canto?” Él respondió, después de algunos tartamudeos: “Creo que tendré que pensarlo”.
47 thoughts on “Organic trash / Basura organica”
Nice fish. The last photo, how do you resist the urge to adjust his attire?
Given my anal-retentive tendencies, it sometimes takes all my self control.
I’m so glad you keep us entertained – or rather the guy with the yellow/one-leg-shorter does!
The problem with the yellow shorts is that we’ll know how often he changes them.
Ooh la la!!!
Your ears are eco-friendly!
I’m so proud of myself.
Happy the KB hasn’t lost his touch! lol
Short fashion back for another season, I see. You must be bold and ask what is behind this. We ALL want to know I am sure.
Chuck can be so funny… and mean to be. The smart ass. I really want to ask about the shorts. If any of these people ever make eye contact, I will.
That’s hilarious about the fish and the wormy swirl. Your earrings look far too elegant for the recycling bin, though!
Tell your brother not to look a gift horse in the mouth!
I WOULD tell Chuck that, but then I’d have to explain the expression. And he would never get it. And THAT would lead to him starting up the Who’s On First routine.
Put the fish in one ear and the swirl in the other and see if anybody catches on. I say this as one who dated a lot of organic trash back in the day.
I have 2 holes in 1 ear and 1 in the other. If I put them both in one ear, I could pass for a trash bin. Now what to put in the other?
I am glad to read more of your Spanish and understand – and get some nuance
I like the earrings.
My Spanish continues to improve, so you might not embarrass yourself if you learn something from me.
Organic Trash: the title of my never to be written autobiography. I love the fish earrings, the worm not so much. Maybe you can approach one of these absurd shorts fashionistas with a smile (yours is lethally charming). If they smile back in greeting, ask the question. We all want to know what the heck this fashion statement means besides tasteless lemmings.
Chuck, ever the charmer 🙂
“One Man’s Trash” could be another title. Do you think that image on the organic trash bin is actually a worm? That’s all I can think of. Until now, I though my earrings were just swirls. I’ll never look at them the same again. And, yes, I’m waiting for one of those shorts guys to actually make eye contact. Chuck is a real card.
The trash bin swirl looks like a worm to me, your earring not so much. I’m thinking more like those cartoon hypnotist thingies. When I look at the fish on the bin, I see a malnourished bullet. My imagination kind of careens sometimes.
You may get eye contact from one of these shorts guys if you manage to perform one of your famous Scoot slips and falls tactics (I can’t spell manuvers to save my life) in front of him. Only a truly heartless person would ignore you laying there whimpering (ya gotta throw in whimpering to make it more pathetic). Come on, Scoot! Take one for the nosy team!
That’s what I thought my swirls (I have 2) looked like — the hypnotist thingies. Now I wonder. I could probably trip and fall without even trying. OK.
I guess the guy in yellow and gray shorts really wanted to be featured on your blog. Weird.
You’re the nice kinda trash, though, so it’s okay.
And I may be trash but I’ve never been cheap.
With the yellow tights underneath, now we know that the short leg isn’t about a tan line.
Excellent photoshopping today! You may have been too subtle.
I thought my photoshopping was mediocre this time. Down and dirty… but thanks.
Dudo can be such an innocent looking cutie sometimes… or was he just envying your fish earrings?
Dudo is truly a sweetheart. He often sits on our laps in the evening to be petted and stares up into our eyes with so much love we could melt. He loves to sit between us, and get petted by us both at the same time.
I Like your fish earrings.
I LOVE the Kid Brother.
I get mixed plaids, but I don’t get Short Leg!
I completely agree with you. (Well maybe not SO much the mixed plaids.)
I don’t have pierced ears, but I am tempted to do it. Maybe after I retire.
I got my first piercing our first Gay Pride festivals in San Diego. The second, in the same ear, the following year. And now I have one in the other ear. It’s fun. And I especially like it it now that I have no hair on my head (as a point of interest). My work in publishing at a university made it easy to consider. Although, in later years I worked for a conservative (horrid) corporation and made a point of always wearing earrings just to piss off my boss.
Find an earring that looks like trash, of course.
Did you have anyone in particular in mind?
I admire your verve! I might have been too chicken to do that.
Which is why YOU’VE stayed in the same job for more than a minute. I’m a well-known bridge burner… with some verve.
The earrings look more like a shrub or tree not a fish at all. You have to find out what this one leg up means, I am sure it has a meaning of some kind.
One of these days, a short-legged person will look approachable and I’ll ask.
For 5 years I have been looking for my lost favorite swirl earring. Now I know where it is !
Dudo is perfection.
You caught me! (Although I have a matched pair.) Dudo IS perfection. It’s a love fest.
Our organic trash gets divided between the compost pile in the back yard and the garbage can, the latter of which gets picked up once a week by the nice sanitation engineers.
Walt the Forth,
You should buy all the sanitation engineers these earrings as part of their uniform. I’ve debated getting a little special compost bin for the kitchen to use on the terrace and in the hall.
Do you think KB will mind getting a birthday card late? I’d like to send him one.
Mind? He’d be delighted. Thanks!
Was there a Fred and Lamont working in that jewelry store?
I never caught their names, although some woman was there at the time calling one of them a fish-eyed fool.
I really like the wormlike one, even though it looks like it’s made from clay my grandkids (all 7 of them) play with. The fish look nice but they remind me of stereotypic fish symbols.
I have a tiny little vase made for me by my brother more than 40 years ago. Same coil design.
I love a man in earrings. I’m just saying 🙂
How about a bald man in earrings?