Things that make you go hmmm… / Cosas que te hacen hmmm…

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THESE ARE JUST A FEW random sights (sightings) that made me smile this week. I hope they do the same for you.

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ESTAS SON SOLO ALGUNAS VISTAS (avistamientos) que me hicieron sonreír esta semana. Espero que hagan lo mismo por ti.

As Mrs. Lovett said in Sweeny Todd: “Me in a nice navy. You in stripes, perhaps.”
Como dijo la Sra. Lovett en Sweeny Todd: “Yo en un lindo azul marino. Usted en rayas, tal vez. “
Does anyone really care that one leg of his shorts is shorter than the other?
¿A alguien le importa que una pierna de sus pantalones cortos sea más corta que la otra?
Really. Do you care?
Seriamente. ¿Te importa?
I loved how the arc of the flag aligned with the beach umbrella.
Me encantó cómo el arco de la bandera se alineaba con la sombrilla.
This entire scene just struck me as funny. Maybe it’s the merman.
Toda esta escena me pareció graciosa. Tal vez es el tritón.
In the middle of town.
En el medio de la ciudad.
And to get a rise out of Mistress Maddie (click here) — although these aren’t even real Crocs.
Y para obtener un aumento de Mistress Maddie (haz clic aquí), aunque estos ni siquiera son Crocs reales.

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The British Are Coming / Los Británicos Están Llegando

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

I HAVE SO MANY PHOTOS to share and so many stories to tell. But the British aren’t just coming. They’ve arrived. And it’s like being back on Carnaby Street, the center (centre) of style in London.

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TENGO TANTAS FOTOS PARA COMPARTIR y tantas historias que contar. Pero los británicos no solo vienen. Han llegado. Y es como estar de vuelta en Carnaby Street, el centro de estilo en Londres.

Her name is Dorothy, but you can call her Dot.
Se llama Dorothy, pero puedes llamarla Dot. (Es un diminutivo para Dorothy y significa “punto”.)
Where do I begin?
¿Dónde comenzo?

A Couple Of Feet

So, the 36th anniversary of the death of Big Sister Dale has passed. San Geraldo honored her by buying a box of “galletas de rellena de naranja” (soft biscuits filled with orange jam and covered in chocolate). Dale introduced me to these in 1970. She usually bought Pim’s brand, but this Spanish version brought back the sweet memories just the same.

WE FINISHED THEM OFF IN ONE SITTING… JUST AS DALE WOULD HAVE DONE.
1954: LOOK AT MY EYES! MY REACTION TO THOSE CUSTOM FABRICS, PERHAPS?
OR MAYBE JUST MY SHOCK AT MISPLACING MY FEET.

Speaking of misplaced feet: Once Dale hit her teens, she began to train me in some basic social skills. For about a week before any party — wedding, bar mitzvah, school event — she’d drag me into her room every night, turn on her record player, and [try to] teach me to dance. The results weren’t exceptional but the lessons were a joy.

Dale taught me dancing in a hurry…

A Dowager Duchess Don’t

In 1987 when we were living in Southern Connecticut, San Geraldo had a business trip to San Francisco. I was going with him. It was three months after my father’s death and My Mother The Dowager Duchess was about to turn 60. So we invited her along.

My mother and I sat next to each other on the plane. San Geraldo was one row back. As boarding continued, a very attractive woman came through the door and walked down the aisle toward us. She had red hair and was dressed in teal blue from head to toe.

As the woman approached, The Duchess commented in a stage whisper, “How beautiful.”

We hadn’t noticed that behind her was a little boy. He also had red hair and was dressed entirely in teal blue.

The Duchess stage-whispered, “Cute.”

A moment later, an extremely large man came lumbering down the aisle. He had red hair and also wore teal blue, top to bottom. A matched set.

The Duchess harrumphed, “Well that’s just a bit too much!”

CLICK THE IMAGE AND DECIDE WHAT WORKS FOR YOU.
AND DON’T WORRY WHAT THE DUCHESS MIGHT HAVE  SAID.
SHE HAD A TEAL BLUE “JOGGING SUIT.” SHE DIDN’T JOG.

Because I’m tacky…