(I preface this by saying this  was meant to be sent to the people I sent Jacquie Lawson’s Advent calendar to – the ones I thought would like it…I realize a lot of you probably never opened it ..the rest is my usual WONDERFUL time just chatting with …..those PEOPLE whom ARE STARS…but have not REALIZED  it yet…)

I just WANT soo much to go and live in the village …where the Advent Calendar is..( Jacquie Lawson is online UK woman)……shrink myself down….

 

I just realized if you look at it at night …it is night there also…..TOTALLY different than viewing it during the day…
.and I KEEP clicking on the jazz band window …as it reminds me of my  Mom.at the Dakota Jazz  Club …
frankly what I TRULY love about this set up is you can go back to any previous day and have the act replayed…..
I frankly hope they keep it up all year round…..when I see the train coming around … – I think of Teo and Finn…and Cinco…my very young nephs…
I grew up on magic..
I had lunch today with some of my favorite friends….one’s partner’s sister and husband were arrested over a year ago….for being “spies” for Cuba…
hearing Barbara talk about it…I TOTALLY understood..as back in the 60’s when I was in college…we WERE …yes Idealists….and HUMANISTS…I in my freshman year joined SLA….which I cannot remember what the SLA stands for…just remember the action guy …who when one was supposed to wear a tie to dinner…wore one over his bare chest …..but I WAS a TOTAL IDEALIST and HUMANIST…..and STILL am
Kendall and Gwen have been moved to different prisons….in different states…Kendall to Colorado for life…solitary confinement….but Barbara said he is SO STRONG and BRILLIANT….at the end of the day…he just is able to rise above it all mentally…..his grandfather was Alexander Graham Bell …..
Gwen is in Texas…and is supposed to get out in something like 7 years …but strangely NO one has heard from Gwen in months….until recently one of her children got a letter yesterday…whereas Kendall they have heard from….
listening to this strong woman Barbara…who is as eloquent as she is Beautiful…(she sits naturally in a chair – as my mother taught us ALL TO  …ERECT!!!!)
and she was just last weekend thrown from one of their horses…..I have always loved her partner…(whom or is it who)…I  have known…better…..they are two SUCH special individuals that I have been lucky enough to have encountered on my journey ….
all her brother in law and sister were doing ..WAY back then…were …well were against the Embargo against Cuba…which has NEVER made any sense….WHY hurt the common  person ….yes Politics – but they were arrested after Kendall had retired….they are both in their 70’s….it makes NO sense to me..
though Kendall has life imprisonment …they want his WHOLE salary back…close to 2 mill.
30 years ago I can understand our Government arresting them  …but today I ….I mean WHAT threat is Cuba….to arrest them AFTER the fact …for the Government to spend so so MUCH  money on this case…..makes ABSOLUTELY NO SENSE……I wonder if the Wikileaks has anything to say about any of this…….n Barbara said their phone is STILL tapped AFTER over a year since her sister was arrested with her husband…..as THIS email will be…..read by the FBI……and the only thing I  can say to them is GET A LIFE AND STOP TAXING ME FOR YOUR USELESS EXPENSE….



which makes me think of…but has nothing to do with..
my housekeeper Isabel of something like 25 years…who does not speak any better English than I do Spanish….yesterday when I came home…as she thanked me for working for me said to me ….Esther’s baby????…I said yes….meaning her daughter whom I met as a baby some 20 years ago was picking her up with her new son of 5 months…
well they came in …and Isabel – my housekeeper grabbed Antonio out of her daughters arms and thrust this young wild eyed gorgeous child at me..
well I was shocked that she had the balls to do it…as I ALWAYS am afraid of dropping children…and I always think they will just start screaming….
well Antonio….was just …shockingly AMAZING…he had the nerve to start laughing at me……or I guess it was with me..as I have a nervous laugh…..
strange….but it was the first time I have been comfortable holding a baby……
I went this aft to see the movie “The Tourist”….which I was not going to see as it got such awful reviews…it is with Angelina Jolie and Johnny Depp….two of my favorite actors – especially Johnny Depp…..I loved Angelina with her opera length gloves..as that is what I grew up on in debutante parties back in the 60’s…..I just think is is SOO chic….she really has never looked more beautiful…and I LOVE women……Johnny I thought was miscast at first…and actually still do….but love him better when he is weird with his his kohl eyeliner ….
after …I went to the open air  bar –  in the Farmers Market…(those whom have never been there – it is an open air market established MANY years ago that grew into a tourist attraction…and has become MORE popular since the recent  Disneyland type “Grove” was built with upscale shops and restaurants…the Farmers Market has retained its one level – tent like atmosphere…many small stalls…and yes there  is still a GREAT open air  market….
the bar had the usual wonderful characters……it is basically a beer bar…with a few wines….it is a U shape bar of probably 20 stools around it…in the middle of all these other food and trinket shops….
just looking at the characters …a lot of them are tourists…..listening to their stories is fascinating….
I then went onto one of my fave restaurants Ulysses  ….basically because I LOVE the help there…..they are SOO diverse…all in their 20’s and 30’s…..most of them actors….I usually ONLY go there for Sunday brunch…but I  go there for dinner during the Holiday period to leave them a $100 tip….(yes Aunt Mary I KNOW it is vulgar to mention a dollar amount…but $100 is nothing today….except for me…)
and I was fortunate to see ALL of my favorites…
Michael is a Greek actor….extremely handsome…just came back from a film shoot…is in the process of a divorce and looking for a single apt ..(shoot I should go back and tell him he can rent my spare room..)…he is extremely interesting…
I asked him how was Greece handling the TOTAL Financial Meltdown  that they are  forced to endure..
.he said Rob…my grandparents were VERY poor…we Greeks have a saying….”One Enjoys the Music…  the Bread that is put before You….Enjoy the MOMENT!!”:  …he said that so many people are NOT content in the moment…they always feel they have to rush somewhere…and when they GET there…they are SOO preoccupied about the next place they “HAVE”  to rush to …that they NEVER APPRECIATE …THE moment……………….
we have been “poor” before…it really does Not matter to me………
Jason was my waiter tonight….he is also extremely handsome….is in his 20’s and has done A LOT of commercial work….can’t remember if it is iPad
his Dad who is in his 50’s …and has had a VERY successful Real Estate business in Arizona  – which Jason worked for years ago….has moved here and is living with him and managing his acting career …I said WOW Jason…I HAVE NEVER known a guy that is as close to their father as you are……..men are usually closer to their mothers….he said Rob….I just live a different life…I love my mother….but….
I asked him if his relationships with girls was influenced by his parents relationship….he said I cannot say it was not….
(Jason is 29 I think)….
he said at this period of his life….he was NOT looking at anything BUT his career…which made me think of my wonderful roommate….Maria…..
I asked him at what age did he think he “found”  himself….( I found myself…the love for myself at the age of 40 something)            …he said 25….
Keep the Fire Lit and the Dance Going!!!
xxR
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