Musical nuts and plastic surgery / Nueces musicales y cirugía plástica

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I took the train into Málaga City Tuesday morning. While on the train, I purchased a ticket online to the Picasso Museum. The special exhibit is “Picasso Sculptor: Matter and Body. I was so glad I did. I arrived at 12:36 for my 12:45 appointment and waited three minutes. The line to purchase tickets was at least one-hour long. I’ll share what I saw another day (I loved it), which included the Phoenician archaeological discoveries that I never knew existed underground.

San Geraldo took a later train and met me for lunch, which made me so happy. He headed home after lunch and I wandered the city for another couple of hours. Until my feet were killing me (well, only one foot) and my back ached. Fortunately, I got a seat for the 42-minute train ride home although my back was simply exhausted by then and it whined a lot (not me, my back). It was my first day of really pushing myself to my limits. Doing fine today and meeting my old friend Jessica (not a friend who’s old) for coffee and a catch-up this afternoon. And I don’t have far to walk.

Tomé el tren a Málaga el martes por la mañana. Mientras estaba en el tren, compré un billete online para el Museo Picasso. La exposición especial es “Picasso Escultor: Materia y Cuerpo. Me alegré mucho de haberlo hecho. Llegué a las 12:36 para mi cita de las 12:45 y entré directamente. La fila para comprar boletos duró al menos una hora. Compartiré lo que vi otro día (me encantó), que incluía los descubrimientos arqueológicos fenicios que nunca supe que existían bajo tierra en el Museo Picasso.

San Geraldo tomó un tren más tarde y se reunió conmigo para almorzar, lo que me hizo muy feliz. Se dirigió a casa después del almuerzo y yo vagué por la ciudad durante un par de horas más. Hasta que los pies me estaban matando (bueno, sólo un pie) y me dolía la espalda. Afortunadamente, conseguí un asiento para el viaje de 42 minutos en tren a casa, aunque mi espalda estaba simplemente agotada y gemía mucho (no yo, mi espalda). Fue mi primer día en el que realmente me esforcé hasta mis límites. Estoy bien hoy y me reuniré con mi vieja amiga Jessica (no una amiga mayor) para tomar un café y ponernos al día esta tarde. Y no tengo que caminar mucho.

• I was last in line at that moment. You can see the “purchase tickets” line opposite going around the building.
• Yo era el último en la fila en ese momento. Puede ver la línea de “compra de entradas” que rodea el edificio.
• Do you suppose Picasso designed these?
• ¿Crees que Picasso diseñó estos?
• This made me laugh. Behind the door is, I suppose, help for putting out a fire.
• Esto me hizo reír (extinción de la especie?). Detrás de la puerta, supongo, habrá ayuda para extinguir un incendio. ¿Sí?
• Would you like musical nuts, tart? Or a musical tart with nuts? I’ve heard of brass ones that knock together in stormy weather. Oh, never mind.
• ¿Quieres tarta de nueces musicales, tarta? ¿O una tarta musical con frutos secos? He oído hablar de unos de latón que chocan entre sí en tiempo de tormenta. Oh no importa.
• The scissors and the plastic surgery sign. Hmmm. Below that was a hair salon, but the sign was very subtle.
• Las tijeras y el cartel de cirugía plástica. Mmm. Debajo había una peluquería, pero el letrero era muy sutil.
• If you look closely, you can see a staff person reflected in the window as she carries striped boxes to recycling behind me.
• Si miras de cerca, puedes ver a un miembro del personal reflejado en la ventana mientras lleva cajas rayadas para reciclar detrás de mí.
• And speaking of stripes: Outside the Picasso Museum.
• Y hablando de rayas: Fuera del Museo Picasso.

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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..

43 thoughts on “Musical nuts and plastic surgery / Nueces musicales y cirugía plástica”

  1. Good that you got out and did all that with minimal pain!
    Scissors and plastic surgery scare me.
    As for the fashionista, it’s a choice and I’m not really mad at it.

    1. Bob:
      After years now of posting these fashion photos, I’ve begun to like the choices. Screw the rules. Scissors in my hand SHOULD scare you.

  2. Be careful with the tart nuts, and the only thing better above the scissors, would be a sign for a urologist. (We still have the sense of humor of a 14 year old.)

    1. David:
      Have you ever had tart nuts? The urologist comment made my brace my knees together.

  3. Train ride and long walk about … seems you’re not only healed but even better than before, and I would have so worn those stripped heels back in the day when I was in the working world, wore nylon stockings and heels.

    1. Shirley:
      I love that striped window. In many ways, better than before. Need to continue to rebuild muscle to fill the empty skin!

  4. I am glad that you are now able to push yourself and do a bit more each day. I wish I lived in a place where I could take a train to the next town or so. It would be so convenient! I wonder if the guy in the stripes was trying to make an artistic statement with his get up?

    1. mcpersonalspace54:
      Proximity to many things and good public transport (for me, specifically trains) is really important to us. This is like living in Brooklyn and taking the subway to Manhattan. A great location. I don’t think the guy was trying to make a statement. I think he just put on what he had. But I could be wrong.

  5. I wrote a comment and it disappeared! Ugh! What I said….glad that you are now getting around and that you are feeling much better. I wonder if the guy in the stripes was trying to make an artistic statement with his outfit? You get the greatest fashion photos!

  6. Either of the two pieces of clothing but NOT together!
    Looking forward to The Picasso sculpture exhibit photos.

  7. Alternatively, would you like to see a musical, my (nuts) tart? I’ll try that on my beau this evening and let you know how that goes. Don’t know what I’ll do if he says “yes”.

    1. Anon:
      I’ve seen plenty of musical tarts over the years. I wonder how you develop musical nuts.

  8. I’m sure it felt great to get out for an adventure, and I’m glad SG could meet up with you. I’m mystified by that yellow shirt in the bottom photo. Those blue things look like lakes seen from the air, maybe? Or is it just an abstract design?

    Whatever you do, don’t open the “extinction” door!

    1. Steve:
      I’ve studied and studied the shirt and other shirts made by Koofin. It’s a fishing clothing company. All I got out of this pattern was a fish skeleton, which on closer inspection is not a fish skeleton, and tire treads. Beats me. I saw the “extinction” door just after exiting the “archaeology” door (pictures to come), which is why it struck me as even more funny.

  9. I must take a trip to Malaga next time we’re there, just to try the “Musical (nuts) tart”! We’ve just booked our regular February visit to Benalmadena, so you never know… Jx

    1. Jon:
      I’ll also try the musical nuts tart next time. We’ve booked a trip to London in a couple of months. Haven’t been back since before Covid.

  10. Meanwhile, in Spain….
    It’s just so cool to think that while we’re here just doing whatever daily U.S. stuff we’re doing, there you are… seeing this!

  11. Oh, wait… I didn’t click on log in.
    I said:
    Meanwhile, in Spain….
    It’s so cool to realize that while we’re here just doing whatever daily, routine stuff in the U.S., there you are, doing this, seeing this, in Spain. Wonderful.

    1. Ah, Judy Chabot, I wondered who that Anon was! YOU truly appreciate and know so much about the different cultures and histories. It’s fun to share with you.

  12. I was going to write “I can’t find the beginning or the end of that line ” until I realized you said you were at the end of the line, and I’m assuming you took the picture. Nonetheless, it seems to be more of a circle of people than a line. Confusing.

    1. Kirk:
      There’s a kid in a yellowish-tan baseball cap in the center heading left. That’s the entrance. The hordes of people on the right are either heading to one of the lines or just passing by. It was less confusing than it looks in my picture. Oh, thanks again for the explanation of the chance-of-rain percentages!

  13. I want all of the black and white striped stuff, including the boxes, please. Sorry your back still whines. Mines has done some whining, too, lately.


    1. janiejunebug:
      The back is nothing really. Just gets achey if I push it too far. I loved that black and white window and, yes, I loved the boxes, too.

  14. Left a comment on your visit to the Picasso Head exhibit and one on the ruins in the basement and they appear as anonymous. You must have a special camera with a big lens to take such clear photos.

    1. Jon:
      We have tickets for Cabaret and have made a long list of things we plan to do. Even a trip to Colchester to visit friends and see their castle.

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