Thunder and lightning / Truenos y relámpagos

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When telling you Monday about the lomper, I forgot to share the below photo of their preparation. Dudo was there (at right in the photo). He and Moose heard “their plates” being placed on the counter and Dudo was especially appalled we were using them for ourselves. SG let him sniff the buttered, sugared lomper. He turned up his nose and stromped away.

A year or two ago, I loaded all my CDs, 360 of them, onto my old computer. Somehow, much of the music got corrupted on that computer and when I transferred everything to my new computer, matters got worse. Fortunately, I didn’t get rid of the CDs, which are compactly stored in two large albums, so I’m in the process of uploading all the music again. It takes a fraction of the time with the new computer. I started the process two days ago and I’ve already got 106 CDs done.

It rained heavily overnight Monday and again during the day yesterday. I walked to the gym in the rain in my Gore-Tex shoes, sweatshirt, and rain jacket. I stayed dry but I was cold. I should have worn gloves as well as a knit cap under the hood. It went down to 5˚C / 40˚F overnight. I’ll be better prepared the rest of the week. I know San Geraldo will be pulling out the long johns.

There were incredible lightning storms. Lightning was constant for a while but I was having a lie-down and not even an amazing lightning storm could make me want to groan my way to an upright position. Later in the evening, after the center of the storm had moved off, I did manage to capture a couple of flashes.


Al contarles el lunes sobre el lomper, olvidé compartir la foto de abajo de su preparación. Dudo estaba allí (a la derecha en la foto). Él y Moose escucharon que “sus platos” se colocaban en el mostrador y Dudo estaba especialmente horrorizado de que los estuviéramos usando para nosotros. SG lo dejó oler el lomper azucarado y con mantequilla. Levantó la nariz y se alejó.

Hace unos años, cargué todos mis CD, 360 de ellos, en mi vieja computadora. De alguna manera, gran parte de la música se corrompió en esa computadora y cuando transfirí todo a mi nueva computadora, las cosas empeoraron. Afortunadamente, no me deshice de los CD, que están almacenados de forma compacta en dos álbumes grandes, por lo que estoy en el proceso de cargar toda la música nuevamente. Toma una fracción del tiempo con la nueva computadora. Empecé el proceso hace dos días y ya tengo 106 CD hechos.

Llovió fuertemente durante la noche del lunes y nuevamente durante el día de ayer. Caminé hasta el gimnasio bajo la lluvia con mis zapatos Gore-tex, sudadera y chubasquero. Me quedé seco pero tenía frío. Debería haberme puesto guantes además de un gorro tejido debajo de la capucha. Bajó a 5˚C / 40˚F durante la noche. Estaré mejor preparado el resto de la semana. Sé que San Geraldo sacará los calzoncillos largos.

Hubo increíbles tormentas eléctricas. Los relámpagos fueron constantes durante un tiempo, pero me estaba acostando y ni siquiera una increíble tormenta eléctrica podía hacerme querer gemir para ponerme en posición vertical. Más tarde en la noche, después de que el centro de la tormenta se había alejado, logré capturar un par de destellos.

• San Geraldo could never make it as a hand model. Small hands show off products to their advantage. With his hands in the picture the lomper looks miniscule. That’s a pound of butter.
• San Geraldo nunca pudo lograrlo como modelo de mano. Las manos pequeñas muestran los productos a su favor. Con sus manos en la imagen, el lomper se ve minúsculo. Eso es una libra de mantequilla.
• Tuesday morning.
• El martes por la mañana.
• The walk to the gym.
• El paseo al gimnasio.

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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..

33 thoughts on “Thunder and lightning / Truenos y relámpagos”

  1. Your comment about the rattling of dishes reminded me of my dearly departed Starrbooty. She could be out cold, and just hearing her tin of food being open, would be awake and high tailed to the kitchen in less than a New York minute!!!!!

    Love the nature shots. We are expecting some snow here today finally. Maybe 4 or 5″. Not quite a fun Saturday night, lol!!!!!

    1. Mistress Borghese:
      Did you get the snow? Our California were allowed on the patio and gardens at our hotel. We could always get them back in by rattling a couple of plates together.

      1. Alas…..two inches Mitchell and it’s gone already. But now we are getting ready for some very cold temps before, from what I’m hearing, is going to be a very warm, mild February.

      2. Mistress Borghese:
        I suppose I’d be disappointed with 2 inches as well… then again, one never knows. The temperature here just dropped to 49. SG is getting out the long underwear before we go to dinner.

  2. That weather has just two and a half weeks to get itself in order! We expect sunshine and mellow breezes by the time we arrive… Jx

    1. Jon,
      You’re the talk of Mother Nature. She says she has to get out the sunshine and warmth in time for your arrival.

  3. 5C is what it is here by the North Atlantic lately…..mild for us this time of year.! No wonder SG, and you, are freezing! Ever try out those ‘warm hands’ that you place inside your gloves/mitts? They work very well. We’d be lost without them here in the winter and probably never get outside.
    as long as I am inside, I LOVE a good thunder/lightning storm.

    1. Jim,
      It currently feels like 9C. I have layers, a knit cap and a scarf. I forgot my gloves. To think this used to feel like a spring day to me.

    2. Jim,
      Those hand warmers would be too much for me. I wonder if they have them in XXXL for SG.

      1. Jim:
        I didn’t know that. Then it’s a good possibility for SG. Do they have foot warmers?

  4. Oh, that lompe looks good (as seen in yesterday’s post) with butter and sugar… ohhhh là là! I’m thinking of it as kind of a potato-flour crepe. That’s my story, and I’m sticking to it!

    1. Judy C,
      SG’s cousin reminded me of cinnamon. Delicious. I think potato flour crepe is a good description.

    1. Debra,
      I didn’t even realize Dudo was in the photo until I uploaded it. He cracks me up.

  5. I like the thunder/lightning video. It’s quite peaceful. And thanks for your comment about the CDs — I have a whole book of CDs that I was considering discarding but maybe I shouldn’t! Then again I don’t listen to a lot of that music anymore so I’m not sure I would miss it if it vanished.

    1. Steve,
      I have CDs I never listen to. Then suddenly I discover something and enjoy it. I guess I’ll hold onto the originals just a bit longer.

  6. I still have all my vinyl albums and at one point transferred them all (we’re talking several hundred) to cassette. Then…. for some reason finally got rid of all my store-bought cassettes AND the ones I made of my LPs! I uploaded a lot of my CDs to my computer and synced it all to an iPod. Long story short, Apple isn’t cooperative and what I have on my ancient iPod can’t be synced anywhere anymore, so it will be lost when it finally craps out. While I still have the majority of my purchased CDs, I passed on some others that I’ll never get back. Oh, well.

    I love to see/hear a thunderstorm (that isn’t threatening), so I enjoyed your video.

    1. Kelly,
      We gave away all our vinyl albums at a yard sale we had in Las Vegas because we couldn’t even sell one. Months later there was a sudden interest and everyone was buying them. I, too, love a thunderstorm. SG, not so much.

    1. Anon,
      I had a pair of silk ones for years. Need to replace them before the next time I’m stuck in a snow storm.

  7. Don John wishes he had SG’s hands. His hands must be gigantic for everything around them to look so tiny. Even Dudo shrinks in comparison.


    1. janiejunebug:
      SG has said he’s only ever met one person with hands bigger than his. There are plenty of others but never in his circle, nor in mine. I should buy more lomper and take a picture with my hands for comparison.

  8. As others here have said, a thunderstorm is nice to watch…indoors. Really though, any kind of inclement weather I find fascinating to watch from inside, even a snowstorm. It just knowing I’ll have to go outside and deal with the aftermath that’s the bummer.

    I’m much too tecno-inempt to attempt storing a CD collection on a computer. As it is my computer is always telling me I’m running low on space even though I’ve got the “storage sense” constantly running.

    1. Kirk:
      I’m techno enough to be dangerous. I can do a lot, but always find myself asking, “Do I really want to teach myself THAT now?)

  9. I still have all my CDs too; they are in a large cabinet in the blue room. I never think to get rid of them in case the computer crashes.

    1. Urspo:
      Our CDs used to be stored in a large cabinet in their original cases. For the move to Spain, I put them into two CD albums and created a sortable Excel file. They now sit on a shelf in my office … just in case.

      1. Urspo:
        I took them out of their cases and they went into sleeves in the albums, four sleeves to each side of a page.

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