Tuesday, March 11, 2014

Shimmy Shimmy Ko-Ko-Bop

That yellow alert I told you about yesterday didn't amount to much. We didn't even have the usual big gusts. Just a lot of shaking and shimmying. We bumped into Elena and Tynan this morning and Elena said, "See? What did I tell you? Yellow alert! For what?"

YOU KNOW THE DRILL: CLICK THE PICTURES AND THEY GET BIG.
DUDO SLEEPING (SMILINGLY) THROUGH THE YELLOW ALERT.
MOOSE. POUTING BECAUSE HE COULDN'T GO OUTSIDE.

This morning, San Geraldo went out to water the plants on the terrace and called to me to take a look at the corner yucca. It was in fact still standing. However, all that shaking from the wind had caused the hose around the pot to shimmy down to the ground. A day of big gusty winds and it would have gone over yet again.

SAGGING HOSE.
(DON'T YOU JUST HATE WHEN THAT HAPPENS?)

Despite the lingering winter winds, spring has sprung in Fuengirola. Most of the beach umbrellas and chaise lounges were tucked away for our brief winter, but they're already popping back up. I took these pictures Sunday while on a long walk with Linda and Tom (Jerry's sister and her husband). Over the next few months, we'll watch the umbrella forests spread. Right now, it just looks like the bare trees are branching and leafing out.

THIS GUY REMINDED ME OF "PAINTING THE ROSES RED"
FROM "ALICE IN WONDERLAND."
"WHO DARES TO TAINT WITH VULGAR PAINT
THE ROYAL FLOWER BED?"
I GUESS HE PLANTED WHITE UMBRELLAS BY MISTAKE.
MONDAY MORNING FOLLOW-UP:
ROLLED THATCH WAITING TO BE WIRED INTO PLACE.

ON ANOTHER STRETCH OF BEACH:
HOW (AND WHERE) TO DRILL FOR WATER?

And, of course, the music...

OR AS SAN GERALDO SINGS: "SHIMMY SHIMMY COCOA PUFFS."

17 comments:

  1. Shimmy Shimmy Cocoa Puffs! Go San G!

    Seriously, I haven't heard this in ages Mitchell, although I will start singing it on an irregular and entirely inexplicable basis. I'll have to play this for Jenn since she's been singing along since the age of two, lol.

    Ahhh the beach; hoots mon! Well we're getting up to 68 today!

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    1. Jacquelineand....
      I look forward to hearing what Jenn thinks of the video. I was thrilled when I found such a good example... and a young Dick Clark! Hope you're enjoying a warm and sunny day.

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  2. Sixty four here in Ohio, but a serious winter snow warming for tomorrow.....Bah...
    After all this use of "San Geraldo" I was quite mystified by "Jerry" for a while. Who could that be? Great music.

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    1. Kristi:
      Ooh, I slipped in a Jerry! Sorry about that. Glad you figured it out. SO sorry about your latest winter storm warning!

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  3. Those jackets those guys are wearing are longer than some of the dresses I've seen here in Coco ;-) Hey, I didn't know that thatch came all rolled up and ready to... well roll. We used to watch truckloads of it going down the roads in Mexico... I think they just roofed palapas with it?

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    1. Sharon:
      Most of the beaches here use the preassembled thatched tops. It seems a lot easier than having to unroll and rewire the thatch.

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  4. Love seeing Dudo and Moose, as always, even if in the same post with sagging hose :)

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    1. Judy:
      I just saw your comment on the latest post. I wonder if you STILL love seeing Dudo. (He's STILL asleep on my lap. I haven't had dinner, but maybe I'll just skip it tonight. Dudo's happy.)

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  5. Seeing the umbrellas go up must be the equivalent of seeing a daffodil popping up from the earth.

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    1. Andrew:
      It's a great analogy. The summer traditions here are like spring in bloom.

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  6. Thatched roof = total relaxation. Maybe you and Geraldo need a thatched roof? Maybe just ballcaps with thatched roofs for stressful windy days? Tell Geraldo he needs to channel the cats. Cats just never seem to get stressed.

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    1. Cheapchick:
      I don't think either of us could ever be totally relaxed. But we're learning. I should just go to Hair Club for Men and have my head thatched.

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  7. I've fantasized many times about living on the beach but I never considered the wind.

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    1. Stephen:
      The wind isn't half as bad as I make it sound. (Although San Geraldo would say it's TWICE as bad as I make it sound.) I too fantasized about living on the beach. I'm not disappointed.

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  8. LOL
    I used to run (skip actually) singing this ditty. "Painting the roses red"
    It was an early sign.

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    1. Spo:
      And now I'm picturing you singing while skipping down the street in your Viking horns. What a picture.

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  9. Not blue, not green not aquamarine but painting the roses red!

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