I’m still here / Todavía estoy aquí

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

Sorry I’ve been incognito for a couple of days. I had another medical test yesterday regarding the sciatica and have been happily busy otherwise. Today, I crashed for no apparent reason. I’ll uncrash and will be back tomorrow with stories to tell.

Above is a photo of my water glass at Mesón Salvador. Below is a photo from Tapa y Tai of the best chardonnay I’ve ever had. And I don’t even like chardonnay. If you’re a wine connoisseur, don’t take advice from me. I’m not in your league. I don’t know how anyone can spend €1,000 on a bottle of wine. Those are Vanda’s Easter fingernails. Our friend Nick is here from Colchester. Alyson arrives this evening for the weekend. I don’t know how I could possibly be unhappy. But here I am. An ungrateful wretch.


Lo siento, he estado de incógnito durante un par de días. Ayer me hicieron otro examen médico relacionado con la ciática y, por lo demás, he estado felizmente ocupado. Hoy, me estrellé sin razón aparente. Me desconectaré y volveré mañana con historias que contar.

Arriba hay una foto de mi vaso de agua en Mesón Salvador. A continuación se muestra una foto de Tapa y Tai del mejor chardonnay que he probado. Y ni siquiera me gusta el chardonnay. Si eres un conocedor de vinos, no sigas mis consejos. No estoy en tu liga. No sé cómo alguien puede gastarse 1.000€ en una botella de vino. Esas son las uñas de Pascua de Vanda. Nuestro amigo Nick está aquí desde Colchester. Alyson llega esta tarde para el fin de semana. No sé cómo podría ser infeliz. Pero aquí estoy. Un desgraciado desagradecido.

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..

34 thoughts on “I’m still here / Todavía estoy aquí”

  1. I was just thinking about you, and here you are! I’m glad you have friends and love and good food in between the down times.

  2. Black sable one day, next day it goes into hock, but I’m here
    Top billing Monday, Tuesday, you’re touring in stock, but I’m here
    First you’re another sloe-eyed vamp
    Then someone’s mother, then you’re camp
    Then you career from career to career
    I’m almost through my memoirs, and I’m here!

    My theme tune. Jx

    1. Jon:
      One of my favorite songs. And I love how it can be constantly adapted for the times.

  3. I just woke up to 2 inches of fresh snow. And here I thought spring had finally sprung! So I’m dithering between making coffee and getting on with my day or just going back to bed for some more shuteye… I’m leaning toward the latter, LOL!

    1. Tundra:
      I can’t believe the weather people have been having. I might have found somewhere to lounge with my coffee and look at the snow. But that’s because we don’t ever have snow!

  4. You are under no obligation to be happy. You feel what you feel, and that’s the end of it. It’s also never permanent, as you know.

    I always get intrigued by the patterns my water (or wine) glasses make on a tabletop. I’ve taken more than a few of those photos myself. 🙂

    1. Steve:
      I always feel I need to apologize for my bad moods. I know I’m much better than I used to be, though, because I do realize it’s not permanent. I used to think it was.

  5. It’s always interesting when us bloggers belong every day, and if we go missing for more than 2 days the search crews are out! It’s nice to feel wanted and loved isn’t it. I sure hope everything went okay.

    1. Mistress Borghese:
      With the mood I was in, I figured no one even noticed. And you. You disappeared for weeks (although you told us where you were going). I missed reading you!

  6. Some Days we just need to recharge. I told someone yesterday, that I was at the end of my cognitive bandwidth. Today I told her that she made a better trial attorney than I did, I need more processing time than her questions allow.

    1. David:
      I had a friend who machine-gunned questions at everyone all the time. It would have been funny if she was in a comedy act. But it wasn’t when I was trying to get a brief story told. “On my way to the store…” “What store?” “It doesn’t matter.” “I was just wondering because my sister went to the store yesterday and I thought you might have seen her.” Etc. She made my brain hurt. We didn’t talk about bandwidth back then.

      1. Interesante texto. Gracias por el comentario. Encantada de atenderlos. Uds son mis clientes VIP🤗

      2. Vanda:
        Muchísimas gracias. Es un placer conocerte. ¡Y corregí la ortografía de tu nombre!

  7. Sometimes we just have inexplicable down days or small pity parties. I always remind myself of that old cliche, “this too shall pass”.

    I like your water glass photo!

    1. Debra:
      Saw Vanda’s (I spelled her name wrong) manicure again yesterday. It’s growing out and time for something new, she said. But I love the colors.

    1. Walt the Fourth:
      I had a boss who liked to talk at every company meeting about his private plane and the $1,600 bottle of wine he just enjoyed. What a jerk.

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