Monday, November 24, 2014

Shoo Fly

San Geraldo made a new friend while I was away. Her name is Patricia (pronounced Pah-TREE-thee-ah in these parts) and she was introduced by our neighbors Ray and Jean one morning in the cafe downstairs.

EVEN THE BOOK SHE'S READING COLOR-COORDINATES.

Patricia is not shy by any stretch of the imagination — check out the printing on her tote bag in the picture above. She told San Geraldo she notices him regularly at the cafe and wonders why he sits with a dish towel on his head. (And here I thought it was because of his good looks.) San Geraldo explained that he sometimes wears a dish towel to protect his head from the sun, but mostly he wears the dish towel to keep away those annoying flies.

SAN GERALDO SETTING THE FASHION WORLD ABUZZ.
(CLICK ANY IMAGE FOR AN ELECTRIFYING EXPERIENCE.) 

This morning, Patricia dropped by the cafe with a gift for San Geraldo — an electrified tennis racket to zap flies and mosquitos. Apparently, dish towels — like square-check fabrics and skyscraper heels — are so last year.

ANXIOUS TO START ZAPPING.
MAYBE THE LAST FLY (FAR LEFT) DUDO WILL SEE.  WHEN THAT ELECTRIFIED
ZAPPER IS UNLEASHED, BOTH CATS WILL PROBABLY GO INTO HIDING

Shoo Fly

For Shoo-Fly Pie Recipe, click here.
For Apple Pan Dowdy, click here.

21 comments:

  1. Patricia has a nice face,.,..no matter just how she pronounces her name

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    1. John:
      Speaking Castilian Spanish is quite interesting. Here, we're supposed to lisp.

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  2. Mitchell, Your new friend is a fantastic lady. But next time when I going to visit Spain I will buy a towel to cover my head . I believe I will get an extra gift. What is your opinion/

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    1. Gosia:
      Great idea! The dish towels from IKEA are much cheaper, I'm sure, than the bug zapper.

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  3. What a magnetic personality San Geraldo has! They are coming from all directions to meet him!!
    Oh, those zappers really do work, Mitchell. You may wish to purchase a helmet unless you are a good 'ducker'!
    A friend had one and would whirl that thing in every direction! And every time it gets an insect, you hear a zap/sizzle.

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    1. Jim:
      I almost captioned the photo of Jerry, "ZAP, SIZZLE"! Oh, someone protect me!

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  4. A fellow must have everything if he receives an electrified fly swatter as a gift.

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    1. Stephen:
      That's what my mother said when Jerry's cousin gave him a carved wooden doorstop for his 50th birthday.

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  5. Looks like Dudo and the Fly are both playing dead!

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    1. Bob:
      Dudo was trying to out-smart, out-subtle, and out-maneuver the fly. The fly won.

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  6. Dearest Dudo and Moose,
    Have you heard the term collateral damage? Stay alert and vigilant.
    Cheers.

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    1. Andrew:
      I DO worry. San Geraldo has swatted at flies and mosquitos parked on me. He has left hand prints... and missed the insects.

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  7. I detest flies. They aren't just insects but pestilence on legs.
    I will postpone the electric fly swatter for the mini-uzzi for bugs.

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    1. Spo:
      We had neighbors in Connecticut with one of those industrial-sized mosquito zappers on their back porch. Zap/Sizzle was all you heard until they turned it off at bedtime. I think all it ever killed were moths.

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  8. I noticed the French name for the raquette: tapette electronique. Une tapette is indeed a fly-swatter. But it's also a slang word for a guy who's a little light in the loafers. Ahem.

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    1. Ok. I can't spell. Tapette électrique. There.

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    2. Walt the Fourth:
      The Cafe we go to downstairs is French-owned, so they were very pleased to see the French name first. I LOVE the "light-in-the-loafers" translation. Thanks!!!

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  9. Are there any possibilities for bring that fly-thingy into certain bedroom 'games' - those with a slight S/M bent, you know? (Nudge nudge wink wink?) Can't be blamed for wonderin'. Let us know when you've got it incorporated into your routine. Photos during operation would be especially appreciated.

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    1. Raybeard:
      I promise to keep you posted... (But don't hold your breath for photos.)

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  10. I second Jim's comment, yes our friend was very adept and ending those flies miserable lives.
    JOY and HAPPINESS on the MED!

    Sound vaguely like a novel!

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    1. Ron:
      Of course we haven't seen one fly today. Where are they when you need them?!?

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