Wednesday, December 17, 2014

Leave Me Alone I'm Lonely

San Geraldo and I, after all our years together, truly appreciate and respect one another's need for time to ourselves.

Like us, our cats Moose and Dudo thrive on affection and interaction. Like us, they need solitary time.

Unlike us, the cats have no respect or appreciation for each other's (or our) needs.

If Dudo sleeps when Moose wants to play, Moose wanders the house yowling until Dudo gets up. If Moose sleeps when Dudo wants to play, Dudo simply pounces on him.

When either Moose or Dudo wants us, we usually obey. Sometimes it's a cuddle. Or a lap to sit on. Moose doesn't like to nap alone in the afternoon and stalks San Geraldo until he complies. Moose also doesn't like to eat without company (or perhaps it's a guard on duty). One of us usually follows him into the kitchen when he commands (he can be very insistent).

I've been a bit "off" these last few days. Lost in my own head. Wanting to socialize but not wanting to socialize. Oddly, I've been lonely at the same time. I thought some undemanding cat companionship would be nice. No conversation needed.

This is what I got.

MOOSE.
DUDO.


I'm glad San Geraldo understands.

It's obvious Pink hired Dudo and Moose to write the lyrics for this song.
(Warning to My Mother The Dowager Duchess: Pink uses the F word a couple of times.)

Monday, December 15, 2014

Which Is Why I Can't Sleep

I'm not known for being the best sleeper. Every so often, I have a really good night's sleep. But, mostly, I sleep for an hour or so, wake up for a few minutes (or more), and then doze again. I don't turn on a light because, if I do, I could be awake for the rest of the night. (I even walk to the bathroom, if the need arises, with my eyes closed.)

Thankfully, sunrise is still kind of late because it takes quite a bit of self-control (and a certain degree of exhaustion) for me to not get out of bed every morning to take pictures. This morning, I snapped 50 shots before putting the camera down and getting a bit more sleep.

THE FIRST PICTURE OF THE DAY FROM THE TERRACE.
CLOSER...
CLOSER...
AND CLOSER STILL.

BACK IN BED... BUT JUST ONE MORE SHOT.


I prefer my reason (this morning) for being unable to sleep.

Saturday, December 13, 2014

Glitter And Be Gay

Thursday evening, San Geraldo, Kristina (click here if you don't know about Kristina), and I checked out Málaga's Christmas decorations. San Geraldo found a restaurant recommendation online. We tried it and have now scratched it from our list. Later in the evening, Kristina sniffed out a tea house/dessert place, and that's now at the top of our list. As for the rest, the company and the decorations glittered. (Click any image for a closer look.)

Calle Larios, a grand, pedestrianized central street of the old city.






AFTER THE SKY COMPLETELY DARKENED.

A STREET PERFORMER.
AT LEAST I THINK HE WAS A STREET PERFORMER.
ONE OF SEVERAL CHRISTMAS TREES,
THIS ONE IN PLAZA DE LA CONSTITUCIÓN.
CHANGING COLORS ON PLAZA DE LA CONSTITUCIÓN.

LOOKING DOWN A SIDE STREET.
WALKING DOWN THAT SIDE STREET.
ANOTHER SIDE STREET.
CATHEDRAL TOWER.
THE CATHEDRAL WITH ITS ORANGE TREES DRAPED IN LIGHTS (AND ORANGES).


All that glitter and this is the song that came to my mind: "Glitter And Be Gay"