Japi berdei tu SG 2022

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

IN HONOR OF SAN GERALDO’S birthday today, I’ve shared photos of beautiful flowers and exotic fruit — just like him — along with sweet chocolate chip banana bread surrounded by Mandarin orange slices.

The outdoor photos are from my 8-mile walk Tuesday. I decided to say, instead of “Happy birthday to you” or “Feliz cumpleaños,” “Japi berdei tu llu,” which is the intentionally funny Spanish-accented way of saying it. The flowers at top are what I picked up for San Geraldo on my way home from the gym today. And, will wonders never cease, we plan to go out for dinner tonight.

I finished uploading all our CDs to my desktop computer. I uploaded 57 over the first two days and the remaining 318 over the next five days. Although mindless, it wasn’t a good project for my slightly obsessive personality. I couldn’t stop myself from working on it. I bought a pair of JVC wireless earbuds. And today I created my first workout playlist. My iPhone has been synched and tomorrow I’ll try it out.

I’ll feed and water plants this afternoon, but first I have to text my friend Jessica. I had a very vivid dream early this morning. I said to Jessica (who is not a professional dancer), “Go ahead. You can do anything.” So she auditioned as a dancer for Antonio Banderas. She did three little steps and he said, “You’re hired!”


EN HONOR DEL CUMPLEAÑOS DE San Geraldo hoy, he compartido fotos de hermosas flores y frutas exóticas — como él — junto con un dulce pan de plátano con chispas de chocolate rodeado de rodajas de mandarina.

Las fotos al aire libre son de mi caminata de 8 millas el martes. También decidí decir, en lugar de “Happy birthday to you” o “Feliz cumpleaños”, “Japi berdei tu llu”. Las flores de arriba son las que recogí hoy para San Geraldo de camino a casa desde el gimnasio. Y, nunca cesarán las maravillas, planeamos salir a cenar esta noche.

Terminé de cargar todos nuestros CD en mi ordenador. Subí 57 durante los primeros dos días y los 318 restantes durante los siguientes cinco días. Aunque sin sentido, no era un buen proyecto para mi personalidad ligeramente obsesiva. No pude dejar de trabajar en ello. Compré un par de auriculares inalámbricos JVC. Y hoy creé mi primera lista de música para ejercicios. Mi iPhone se ha sincronizado y mañana lo probaré.

Esta tarde alimentaré y regaré las plantas, pero primero tengo que enviarle un mensaje de texto a mi amiga Jessica. Esta mañana temprano tuve un sueño muy vívido. Le dije a Jessica (que no es bailarina profesional): “Adelante. Tu puedes hacer cualquier cosa.” Así que audicionó como bailarina de Antonio Banderas. Ella hizo tres pasitos y él dijo: “¡Estás contratada!”

• Papayas!

• I’d hire Jessica — and maybe even the guy in the background.

• Contrataría a Jessica — y tal vez incluso al tipo de fondo.

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..

36 thoughts on “Japi berdei tu SG 2022”

  1. Happy Birthday, SG! Hope your birthday dinner was just perfect.
    Mitchell, your photos are especially nice today–that orange-flowered vine is spectacular.

    1. Chrissoup,
      Thanks! The flowers are called flame vine or trumpet vine. Latin name pyrostegia venusta.

    1. Willym:
      Thanks. We’ve delayed the celebration for a time when we can celebrate all the special occassions we‘ve missed with friends.

  2. Happy Birthday to SG!!
    Sounds like it is a very good day planned.
    That ‘espalied’ orange vine (a trumpet vine maybe) made my heart jump! LOVE it!

    1. Jim:
      The vine is commonly known as flame vine (sometimes a trumpet vine). Pyrostegia venusta. We had two big planters on our terrace, but they never did well. I think maybe they would have preferred to not be in pots.

    1. Debra:
      He says “thanks.” We ended up staying home, but it was a nice evening. Celebrations still to come.

    1. Deedles:
      Grumpy was in good spirits for a quiet birthday at home. We’ll go out another time.

  3. Many happy returns of the day, SG! Glad to see Mitchell is taking care of you. Hope dinner was delicious and entertaining.

    1. Mary:
      Dinner ended up being take-away pizza and desserts from the bakery. Still, entertaining.

    1. Mary:
      Jessica IS gorgeous and exceptional in every way. Completely irresistible. And, if Antonio ever meets her, I’m sure he’ll hire her. (She’s director of events for a classy resort.)

  4. First off, Happy Happy to SG!! Cheers to many more.
    Secondly, I misread one part and thought Jessica, who is stun-ning, by the way, actually got a job dancing with Banderas. I had a ‘Lucky bitch’ all lined up and ready to go in my head until I reread the line. She’s still stun-ning however.
    Lastly, I adore that terra cotta colored house. I want it.

    1. Bob:
      Jessica is truly stunning and to know her is to fall in love with her. Intelligent, charming, kind, funny.

      Doesn’t that house look interesting? I love it, too.

  5. Ohhhh, apppeee bursssday dooo youu, SG!

    Lovely photos, amazing accomplishment (the CD transfers… no… I mean… amaaaazing… really), and funny dream 🙂

    1. Walt the Fourth:
      There’s always something resembling spring here. It sure helps. Thanks for SG’s birthday wishes.

    1. David,
      I’ll share photos of the rest of the walk. I had walked to the town of Mijas by then.

    1. Wickedhamster,
      SG says thanks. Droopy orangey thingies are flame vines. (No confusion; SG isn’t orangey.) Amazing every year… but were NOT amazing on our terrace.

      I can’t believe the photographer didn’t either wait for that guy (pre the Antonio Banderas head) to pass or take several more pictures.

  6. Again, I missed the feed for this post, so I am late. But at least I didn’t completely miss all the beauty in your photos! Better late than never.

    1. Sassybear:
      I have had about 150 albums on an ancient iPod (from 2002). Haven’t used it in a long time. I’m about to give my wireless earbuds a first try at the gym. I expect it to be much more pleasant (and my iphone is a lot lighter than that old iPod).

  7. I always enjoy your colorful photos of the streetscapes in your part of the world! I know what you mean about being obsessive about a project. I felt the same way when I was working on my dad’s photo book. I plowed through it in about a day and a half of nonstop focus and now I never want to see it again! LOL

    1. Steve:
      I’ve never been one for long projects. It’s a shame. Even the art I create has to be fairly quick, which is why I never liked oil paints.

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