so, i decided to pick a random photo from my photo collection and post it.
this is what came up. it's a photo i took with my mac laptop and it's built-in photo thingie.
yes, yours truly is in the foreground.
why would take a photo like this? i really can't remember. but it's more then likely
that i took a break from doing paperwork and this is how i wasted my time.
the background contains a plethora of mugs, glasses and plates that have been
collected over the years and decades. many of them are from germany. some
items hail from mr foam's military time. a few are cherished
hand me downs from grandparents and parents.
there's a madonna, a virgin mary, containing water from
lourdes that a relative brought back a few years ago.
oh, and sitting right there in the middle shelve is a little round
chickory 'dia de los muertos' ornament. it's very much a treasured item.
it occurs to me that many of these objects have many, many
memories attached to them.
the virgin mary always reminds me of my own trip to lourdes a few decades ago.
i went with a beau (not mr foam). he was catholic, i was not.
he went through the baths, i did not.
i did not go because the line for the women stretched to eternity.
the line for the men .. well, there were only a few men in line.
my beau did purchase a plastic madonna, i did not ... and have
always kind of regretted it. so, i'm actually rather pleased to have one.
(i did purchase a small book explaining the history of the place.
i still have it ..... somewhere).
btw, today is x.dell's birthday. we've been blogging together for 5 years, i think.
i can't believe it's been that long. he is also the only blogger i've ever met.
below are a couple of video's from fellow aquarius february 1 birthday people.
they are rather dead though. i hope it doesn't matter.
the late great jimmy carl black, the indian of the group ..
and what would a birthday be without a few
dancing girls (for those who are into girls, of course)?
rick james, r.i.p.