Saturday, November 15, 2014

Oh! Ma-Ma!

It's so good to be home with the incomparable San Geraldo and my boys the cats (Dudo and Moose). But I miss My Mother The Dowager Duchess. Here are some random photos from my visit to Brooklyn.

(Click any image to enlarge on the delicious fun.)

THE DUCHESS DIDN'T ONLY HAVE JUNK FOOD ON HAND FOR ME.
THIS IS CALLED A BIALY (CLICK HERE IF YOU DON'T KNOW WHAT IT IS).
FRESH KIWI.
A WONDERFUL LUNCH WITH COUSIN EVIE AT THE PARKVIEW DINER.
THE KID BROTHER FLASHES ME A SMILE. (MORE ON COUSIN EVIE SOON.)
THIS IS HOW THE DOWAGER DUCHESS FOLDS A BAG... FOR RECYCLING.
AND SAN GERALDO THINKS I'M OBSESSIVE!
I SHOCKED THE DUCHESS BY SNAPPING THIS PHOTO AT HER BANK.
AN APPROPRIATE PLACE FOR AN HUCHA (COIN SLOT), DON'T YOU THINK?
AS IF OREOS WITH DOUBLE STUFF WEREN'T ENOUGH.
PIZZA AT ROCCO'S, ACROSS THE STREET FROM THE DUCHESS'S.
THE KID BROTHER WOULDN'T DIG IN TO HIS PEPPERONI PIZZA.
UNTIL I PUT THE CAMERA AWAY...  SO, I LIED.
HOLIDAY TOILET SEAT COVERS AND TOILET RUGS (UN-PURCHASED).
WHAT THE DUCHESS GAVE ME TO TAKE HOME.
(AUSTRALIAN LICORICE, LICORICE ALL-SORTS, CANDY CORN,
DOUBLE-STUFF OREOS, TOOTSIE ROLLS, TOOTSIE POPS,
AND PEPPERIDGE FARM MILANOS).
AND THE DUCHESS RAISED US TO EAT HEALTHY!

The Dowager Duchess and I went to King's Plaza in Brooklyn one day. It's a shopping mall first opened in the '60s that has recently undergone a major overhaul. It's now an even better place to shop. I needed a new pair of Levi's 501s, which cost more than 100 euros here. I got a pair there for the equivalent of 35 euros.

While we shopped, the Duchess wanted to sit down for a rest. I spotted a massage chair and slipped a dollar bill into the arm. The Duchess loved it. I shot a video. If I share the entire video, the Duchess might never buy me candy again. So, here's just one frame. (But, I think I'm still in big trouble.)

OH! MA-MA!

23 comments:

  1. Well, the DD does look like she's enjoying that chair, so I'd say it was a dollar well spent.

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    1. Stephen:
      The DD said, "Is that the best video frame you could find?" Yes it was! The video is hilarious ... and very uncomplimentary.

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  2. I love your photos Oreo is very popular at my place and massage chair is in each shopping mall so the world is a global village

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    1. Gosia:
      It's difficult to walk around a shopping mall anywhere in the world and really have a sense of what country/city you're even in. Too bad... except for those massage chairs. Have you ever seen OREO MEGA STUF?

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  3. So you come by certain things (OCD) naturally!! Me too!! lol
    Loved that song! We thought the female singer sounded like Archie Bunker's wife, Edith!! Too funny!
    I bet your mom misses you as much as you miss her, Mitchell. Hey, maybe she will chuckle about that photo of her enjoying the chair ride.

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    1. Jim:
      You and the Dowager Duchess couldn't place the "female" singer. That was no female; that was Rudy Vallee!

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  4. I think your relationship with Ma is great. I'll bet the pizza in New York was outstanding. Good catch on the shot at the bank!

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    1. Linda:
      Rocco's Pizza has been there forever and it's as good as I remember it.

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  5. 501's are outrageously priced now so I keep my eye open for sales ~ $39 Cdn at The Bay or $10 at Salvation Army ~ Hmmm!

    Oh come on DD video the whole thing please!

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    1. Ron:
      Trust me, you will not see the video. The Dowager Duchess was appalled just by that one frame. I was shocked when I saw the prices of Levi's here. I got a good deal in New York, but they're even cheaper at Penny's in Pierre, South Dakota!

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  6. Wow, that visit went by in a flash. I'll bet the DD just loved having you!

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    1. Judy:
      The DD was very gracious and very sad (as was I) when I left. Thank god for Skype!

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  7. looking at the holiday toilet seat that would be perfect for Dr. Spo's House in AZ.

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    1. Laurent:
      Is it possible Spo doesn't have one of those yet? I think the poinsettias would be more his style... so elegant.

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    2. Don't pay any attention to Laurent I don't know the french for father-of-lies but he is his handmaiden.

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    3. Spo:
      So tell the truth, you DO have one of those sets already, don't you!?!

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  8. I once purchased a toilet seat cover as a joke for a friend. She thought I was SERIOUS and pretended to LIKE it. This caused me to feel embarrassed that she thought I was serious, so I had to pretend that it was SERIOUS. FINALLY after three years of her dragging that awful thing out to put on her toilet every Christmas, we were drunk at a party and I admitted that it had been a joke and she admitted that she was thrilled because she hated it. Honesty rules.

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    1. Maria:
      Those joke gifts can be dangerous. We've bought joke gifts for people that not only did they think were serious but they also loved them! In that case, honesty didn't rule. We were glad we didn't tell them it was a joke. But, normally, yes, honesty rules!

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  9. My family members are hypervigilent about me taking photos, as they know darn well they will show up as blog posts.

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    1. Spo:
      I'm amazed at how cooperative most of my friends and family are when I whip out the camera. The owners of the cafe downstairs, however, run inside. (I wonder if they're in a witness protection program.)

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  10. What a great series of photos. The toilet seat covers left me speechless. And the Duchess is simply amazing!

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    1. Knatolee:
      I love when I re-read one of my own blog posts and it makes me smile. This one does that. And you're so right about the Duchess. (She reads comments and will be so flattered.)

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