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Japan's No. 1 Beer [Mar. 9th, 2012|05:19 pm]
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ETA: I glanced over and saw the box had moved.



EATAA (Edited again to add, again): I hope you don't get tired of cat pictures.



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[User Picture]From: m0rg4n
2012-03-09 01:46 pm (UTC)
#1 beer and I won't attempt to steal from you soul owning cat.



... you might want to plan an intervention soon.
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[User Picture]From: chu_hi
2012-03-09 05:17 pm (UTC)
Cyrus has always got a lot to say. That's my cat!
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[User Picture]From: forioscribe
2012-03-10 01:02 pm (UTC)

Don't Mess With Texas!

The first one SPEAKS to me. Fabulous shot. BTW, my least-favorite ex-wife grew up in Gainesville, north of Denton, and my estranged daughter lives in Coutulla, near San Antonio.
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[User Picture]From: chu_hi
2012-03-10 04:19 pm (UTC)

Re: Don't Mess With Texas!

Thanks! =)

"Least-favorite ex-wife," haha. I've been to Gainesville many times (my BFF lived there a while). I lived north of Ft. Worth from 1986 (I think?) until 1995; in 1995 I moved to Denton and stayed there until 2001. So that's half my life spent in Texas. I show up in Italy three or four times a year, for about a day at a time.

Edit: Wait, more than half my life. I forgot about Amarillo, 1978 until 1983? Maybe?

Edited at 2012-03-10 04:20 pm (UTC)
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[User Picture]From: forioscribe
2012-03-10 04:48 pm (UTC)

Re: Don't Mess With Texas!

This is weird. I was stationed at Amarillo AFB for three years back in the day. A couple of Zen Buddhists, Audrey and Dennis Stubbs, took me in as a surrogate son. Wonderful people. Lots of wine, good food, Beethoven. As for Italy, I am currently holed up in a small town two hours from NYC working on a book, and will go back home to Ischia when its done. Do you ever get to the city?
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[User Picture]From: chu_hi
2012-03-10 07:22 pm (UTC)

Re: Don't Mess With Texas!

Sounds like a nice memory! I haven't been to NYC in a few years, and I have no good excuse. From mid-2004 until sometime in 2007, I was there almost every month, sometimes two or three or four times. What kind of book?
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[User Picture]From: forioscribe
2012-03-10 08:44 pm (UTC)

Escape

Well, if you ever find yourself in Manhattan again, I'll be happy to treat you a Nicaraguan leaf cigar at the smoking lounge of De La Concha on Sixth Avenue. If you don't smoke, then it'll be some strong Columbian.

Coffee, that is!

The book is a roman a clef about a beautiful Ischian girl who struggles to escape from a family wholly immersed in southern Italian culture. Sad to say, sometimes love does not conquer all.
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[User Picture]From: chu_hi
2012-03-11 10:31 am (UTC)

Re: Escape

That sounds fabulous.

And oh, yeah, that story is sounding familiar from your LJ. It sounds beautiful and intense. Is it in English?
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[User Picture]From: forioscribe
2012-03-11 03:20 pm (UTC)

Uniform Aesthetics

I moved permanently to Isola d’ Ischia in 1999. Tried hard to pick up the language, but since my landlord, friends, and the waiter at La Piazzetta all are bi-lingual, it wasn’t necessary. Whenever they ask me how come I don’t speak Italian, I say, “Well, I’m still trying to master English!”

Browsing your archives this morning these two, among many others, struck me. I’ve always been a cat lover, and as a former military man I appreciate the aesthetics of a great uniform! And of course I refer to yours, not that of what’s-her-name!








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[User Picture]From: chu_hi
2012-03-11 05:46 pm (UTC)

Re: Uniform Aesthetics

Ugh, I HATE it when people ask, "why don't you speak...?" I'm like, because I'm not that smart, okay!!@# Thanks for going through my archives, but beware of going through them too carefully; there's a danger of wasting one's whole life. That said, I do love those two pictures. The first one, I carry around in my phone for people who ask to see my cats. The second is Seven-of-Nine!
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[User Picture]From: forioscribe
2012-03-12 01:17 pm (UTC)

Re: Uniform Aesthetics

A quick series of mouse clicks tells me this creature Seven-of-Nine is a former Borg drone (whatever that is!), who explores the positive and negative sides of human individuality. She occasionally creates conflict by her comments on humanity and all its follies. Before her arrival the crew members were just one big happy family. There’s more. Seven-of-Nine is “a logical, matter-of-fact, extremely blunt young woman who has difficulties expressing human emotion. Sometimes she behaves condescendingly towards human weaknesses and inefficiency, but slowly grows loyal to the crew she comes to call her collective.”

Well, it seems to me that Seven-of-Nine says one thing, and your photos say another!
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From: sleepinbeauty
2012-03-10 06:25 pm (UTC)
My older cat has always had a thing for vodka bottles. (He seems attracted to their smell, or something. I have to shoo him away all the time.) I always assumed it was because he is a Russian blue. Do your cats get royalties for their ad appearances?
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[User Picture]From: chu_hi
2012-03-10 07:23 pm (UTC)
Cute. :^)
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