Sunday, January 1, 2017

An Aura of Saintliness

We had a brilliant New Year's Eve with friends that would make anyone grateful. More on all that is still to come in a day or two. Here are some photos from Thursday night lights and dinner in Málaga. We hoped to catch the holiday light show at 9:00. We waited among the crowd until 9:20 and it still hadn't begun. So we left to catch our 9:30 dinner reservation at El Meson de Cervantes.

MY EXQUISITELY DELICIOUS MOJITO.
MY TWO EXQUISITELY DELICIOUS MOJITOS.
(THE ONE AT LEFT BEGAN AS SAN GERALDO'S
EXQUISITELY DELICIOUS MOJITO.)
SECRETO IBERICO (PORK), BAKED PUMPKIN, AND PINEAPPLE MARMALADE;
CARILLADA (PORK) IN A CHOCOLATE SAUCE;
CHOCOLATE MOUSSE WITH RED BERRIES;
WARM APPLE TART.

The first time I saw San Geraldo (in 1981) was in Boston on a Sunday afternoon at a bar called Chaps. He was standing across the room from me and I could swear he was levitating and surrounded by a heavenly light.

The reality:
The grandson of kings was standing on a platform. Behind him were the pinball machines. Their electric lights provided the glow. I prefer my initial version better.

Most people who know San Geraldo say I'm the saint. Whether that's true or not (and if you lived with San Geraldo for a minute, you would say it's true) he really does make the world glow brighter.

THE CROWD AWAITS THE LIGHT SHOW.
STANDING OUT IN THE CROWD,
SAN GERALDO AND JUDYSHANNONSTREETWHAT.
JUDY NOTED IT WAS ALL ABOUT SAN GERALDO.

"Baby, I can feel your halo."

21 comments:

  1. Well, if he gave you his mojito, he must be a saint. My Saint Dennis made bread pudding with ripe plantains for us to have with New Year's Day Dinner this evening. To be topped with warm rum sauce. This is a new recipe; I'll let you know how it is. Cheers!

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    1. Wilma:
      San Geraldo never drinks more than a couple of sips from any drink. So, I end up with his by default. It's not easy but I manage. Rum sauce! Mmm mmm.

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  2. I am the saint in my house. the cats know what I live with. HNY! my pork roast is in the slow cooker.

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    1. anne marie:
      OUR cats would tell you THEY are the saints! HNY to you, too. (It took me a bit to figure out what that meant!)

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  3. saint one more in this crazy world I like this idea

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  4. Oh that first sighting! Magical!
    I can imagine the light show was worth the wait.....it looks incredible!
    Happy New Year to you, Jerry and Judyshannonstreet what!!

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    1. Jim:
      I think we'll just wait for next year to catch the light show. I've had enough city crowds for now! Wishing you and Ron a very happy year!

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  5. Happy New Year to the both of you!

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    1. Jan:
      Wishing you the same. I hope 2017 is better than many of us expect!

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    1. Bob:
      New Year hugs to you and San Carlos!

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  7. Good to see S.G. without a towel on his head. And I really do fancy one (or perhaps even three) of those mosquito thingies which, I see on looking it up, has (white) rum as its alcy ingredient. Mmmmmmmm!

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    1. Oh, and of course, a terrifico 2017 to all the four of you!

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    2. Ray:
      Wishing you un año terrifico, too! Mojitos, when made well, are my favorite alcoholic beverages!

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  8. It's difficult being married to a saint - ask Laurent he'll tell you!

    Wishing you and S.G. all health and happiness in 2017.

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    1. Willym:
      Funny Laurent told me to ask you the same question (not really, but I bet he would). Wishing you both a very happy year!

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  9. What a saintly pair you make.

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