Shame shame shame / Vergüenza vergüenza vergüenza

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WITH THE HELL THAT CURRENTLY exists in this world, with the hell that always exists in this world, and with the personal hells so many individuals face every day, I feel ashamed of my mental and emotional meltdowns over seemingly nothing. Unfortunately, brain chemistry is not a problem that can be solved by simply pulling one’s self up by the boot straps. So my shame is tempered by the knowledge that, well, I’m trying. And I’m doing the best I can given what I have to work with. Also, I’m getting better.

Soon, I’ll appear to be less self-absorbed, San Geraldo will still be my hero and I’ll still be his, and I will always be grateful for your understanding, moral support, and tolerance. So there you have it. Let’s move on to food porn.


CON EL INFIERNO QUE ACTUALMENTE existe en este mundo, con el infierno que siempre existe en este mundo, y con los infiernos personales que tantas personas enfrentan todos los días, me siento avergonzado de mis colapsos mentales y emocionales aparentemente por nada. Desafortunadamente, la química del cerebro no es un problema que pueda resolverse simplemente tirando de las correas de las botas. Así que mi vergüenza se ve atenuada por el conocimiento de que, bueno, lo estoy intentando. Y lo estoy haciendo lo mejor que puedo dado lo que tengo para trabajar. Además, estoy mejorando.

Pronto pareceré menos ensimismado, San Geraldo seguirá siendo mi héroe y yo seguiré siendo suyo, y siempre estaré agradecido por su comprensión, apoyo moral y tolerancia. Así que ahí lo tienes. Pasemos al porno alimentario.

• From the post office steps. I’ve shared this shot simply because I like the clothes.
• Desde las escaleras de la oficina de correos. He compartido esta foto simplemente porque me gusta la ropa.
• A quiet day at La Galería, which is usually filled with the joyful noise of tourists and locals. A popular spot after work, too. It was much busier by the time we left.
• Un día tranquilo en La Galería, que suele estar lleno del ruido alegre de turistas y lugareños. Un lugar popular después del trabajo, también. Estaba mucho más ocupado cuando nos salimos.
• Entrance to the post office, directly across the street. San Geraldo center left. Doesn’t he look like fun?
• Entrada a la oficina de correos, directamente cruzando la calle. San Gerardo centro izquierda. ¿No parece divertido?
• There’s even a Cruzcampo microbrewery.
• Incluso hay una fabrica de Cruzcampo.



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..

28 thoughts on “Shame shame shame / Vergüenza vergüenza vergüenza”

  1. Here’s hoping your hell continues to dissipate.

    That said, it’s Sunday morning, Carlos is making pancakes, and now I have an urge for chips and guacamole and burritos and quesadillas. I wonder if he’d mind switching it up today???

    1. Bob:
      Ooh, pancakes. Maybe ihop with Chuck in April. So far, my hell hasn’t flared up today.

  2. LOVE food porn! Love bean burritos!!
    Happy you are feeling better a little at a time. Your keen self-awareness is a gift and you know what has to be done. Good on you, Mitch.
    Yes, SG looks like he could use a BIG tickle!

    1. Jim:
      I might even be able to get SG out of the house more often, now that we’ve found decent Mexican food in town. I’m doing well today, so far!

  3. There are many people who should be deeply ashamed of themselves. You are not one of them.
    I love the grillwork over the Galleria entrance and the plant wall is gorgeous.

    1. Wilma:
      I love the look of La Galeria. I’m thinking of you and Dennis and hoping you have much better days!

    1. Debra:
      Thanks. No shame today. Doing well. Here’s hoping things will continue to improve in my world. Wish the same for the rest of the world.

  4. You have such a talent for photography…you could do photos for some gourmet or travel magazine. Those plates look good even thought i don’t care much for mexican/new mexican/guacamole/corn chips/chili/salsa. Yikes! What am I doing here (NM)?

  5. Sending love and a hug! Food porn is always appreciated. Are those blintzes?
    Also, would love to see you when you’re in NY. Sending you an e-mail with cell phone number.

  6. With all apologies to R.E.M. “SG in the corner. SG in the spotlight, losing his religion.”
    I also stand with Wilma. You are an inspiration to me when I feel like giving up.

    1. Deedles:
      Oh that song. I LOVE that song. And you are an inspiration to me, too. The mutual inspiration society!

  7. Your brain chemistry is not separate from all that’s going on in the world — I’m not at all surprised you’ve been struggling. It’s an appropriate response, seems to me! Just know that we value your blog and your perspective and I am looking forward to seeing all that’s still to come from your sunny corner of Spain.

    1. Steve:
      Beautiful rain today from my sunny corner of Spain. But I’m feeling much more sunny myself. Thanks!

  8. Given the atrocities occurring in Ukraine today and the pandemic still grinding on, I’d be concerned if people WEREN’T feeling down, weary or frustrated! There’s no shame to be had in brain chemistry. Should someone be ashamed if they have diabetes, asthma or any other medical condition? No! That said, I’m having another “no bones day”, but I’m going to relax with a murder mystery and a delicious cup of Darjeeling tea. As Scarlet O’Hara said, “Tomorrow is another day”, LOL!

    1. Tundra Bunny:
      It’s been an especially draining couple of years, that’s for certain. I’m so far having a bones day today! I need to download a good murder mystery. Scarlet was right about that. And some of us are lucky enough to see another day.

    1. Kirk:
      And that’s exactly what I do. I’m doing so much better today. There still may be a crash, but right now I’m feel good.

  9. Hola, I see you did Food Porn in the colours of the Italian flag. I challenge you to do one in the colours of the Spanish Flag.

    1. Karen:
      I had to go back to my photos to see what you were talking about. Yes, the Italian flag. OK, I’ll work on the Spanish flag in food. There IS, however, an actual Spanish flag in today’s post. The City replaced the old one (worn and torn from the wind) just in time for these latest storms.

  10. Keep doing your best! Today I have had to make an effort to tell myself the same, to tell myself not to listen to the lies my head is telling me about not being enough. It’s tough and so frustrating when it attacks out of the blue and for no reason. I empathise.

    1. lizhinds:
      I’m so sorry you deal with this, as well. This is something I’d rather not share, but it’s all too common. Wishing you a much better day.

      As Susan reminds me: Your butt is perfect. Your smile lights up the room. Your mind is insanely cool. You are way more than enough. And you are doing an amazing job at life.

      Although I don’t know about your butt, who really cares anyway. I know everything else is true.

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