Saturday, February 17, 2018

lunch with friends

Eliza ~ non-stop


Yesterday we had lunch with Gini and Philipp and met their grand
daughters who now live in the flat above with their son Peter and his
wife. It's all very cozy and old fashioned in a nice way. Gini invited
me to join her book club and my first assignment for March is this
book by Jack London. I read it thirty or so years ago, I'm sure.
Or did I? Did you?

Friday, February 16, 2018

my kind of art



I'm glad I stopped at the little art gallery on Alabama Street yesterday.
It felt good to shred some lies and hate and the purses feature light-up
words ~ the top right hand corner says VOTE. Feminism is no longer
a dirty word, thankfully. The artist is Michelle Hartney.

Thursday, February 15, 2018

nation building with violence


The 1840's were messy for both Italy and Germany. All those self-centered
little states had to come together under one power-hungry ruler in each
country. Garibaldi in Italy and Bismarck in Germany. Toss in the Catholic
Church, weak economies, north-south issues, farm vs. city and the restless
poor and we can see how future problems developed for both countries.
Fascinating stuff and the professor dashes along at 100 miles per hour.

Wednesday, February 14, 2018

everyday is V Day


Husbando was rather clueless yesterday when I put these flowers in
our Costco shopping cart. Then this morning he apologized for forgetting
Valentine's Day again and I pointed out his gift here on the dining room
table. When I was young I would get all pissy if he forgot this day,
but now I accept that he is perfect on all other days. Ahem.

Tuesday, February 13, 2018

a silent coup?

It's unlikely that the 25th Amendment will be used to get rid of Trump.
We learned all about this yesterday in Professor Rothmann's class
and we have a much better chance of Impeachment, although the
House and Senate are unlikely to oust the mean moron man through
this process either. We are stuck it seems...

Monday, February 12, 2018

eighty years later

Despite some good reviews, I wasn't expecting too much from this old
chestnut by Garson Kanin. Surprise, we both really enjoyed Born
Yesterday at the SF Playhouse yesterday. Wonderful acting and a
terrific hotel room set with a view of Washington, DC in the
background.  Favorite local actors Louis Parnell and Anthony Fusco
~ then Millie Brooks was outstanding as the not-so-dumb blond.
The story revolves around corporations paying politicians for favors,
oh, that must have been way back when, surely we've fixed that.

Sunday, February 11, 2018

ancestors.com

Scülli

Her grandma
The Blogmaid's friend Scülli used to work beside her, but now she lives
in Pumpkinville with the family. They are trying to fatten her up. On
my Valencia Street walk yesterday I ran into Sculli's grand mother,
out riding around, enjoying the sun and the city. G.ma was worried
about Scülli finding another job and frankly, so am I.