Monday, July 31, 2017

Witness Protection / Protección De Testigos

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I HAVEN'T TALKED about Slushee for a while. You remember her, don't you? She's our friend, Ann, who worked at a café on the Paseo and was so-named for her ever-changing hair colors that sometimes resembled what you might get from a Slushee machine. (Click here to meet her hair.)

The reason I haven't mentioned Slushee is because I think she's in a Witness Protection program.

The former Slushee has changed her look just a little. And she's now taking care of things at a wonderful café/restaurant on one of the charming streets that parallel the Paseo here in Los Boliches.

Also, whether she likes it or not, Slushee must now be called Harold. The name derives from the strong glue, "Araldite." John, the owner of the new restaurant, "Food for Thought," as well as the nearby "Bar Mundi" christened her for Araldite because he says, "Once you join up with her, you're stuck for life." (John pronounces "Harold" as "Arold.")

I don't want to blow Harold's cover. So, please, let's keep this between us.

NO HE HABLADO de Slushee por un tiempo. Te acuerdas de ella, ¿no? Ella es nuestra amiga, Ann, que trabajó en un café en el Paseo y fue así llamada por sus colores de pelo siempre cambiante que a veces se parecía a lo que podría obtener de una máquina de Slushee. (Haz clic aquí para conocer su pelo.)

La razón por la que no he mencionado a Slushee es porque ella se ha movido y va por otro nombre. Creo que está en una programa de protección de testigos.

La ex Slushee ha cambiado su aspecto un poco. Y ahora se ocupa de las cosas en un maravilloso café/restaurante en una de las encantadoras calles que paralelan el Paseo aquí en Los Boliches.

Además, le guste o no, a Slushee se le debe llamar Harold. El nombre deriva de el pegamento fuerte, "Araldite". John, el dueño del nuevo restaurante, "Food for Thought", así como el cercano "Bar Mundi", la bautizó para Araldite porque dice: "Una vez que te unes a ella, estás atrapado para toda la vida". (John pronuncia "Harold" como "Arold.")

No quiero soplear la cubierta de Harold. Así que, por favor, mantengamos esto entre nosotros.


MY SALMON FILET.
MI FILETE DE SALMON.
SAN GERALDO'S DELICIOUS CHICKEN CURRY.
EL DELICIOSO POLLO A LA CURRY DE SAN GERALDO.
APPLE CRUMBLE AND VANILLA ICE CREAM.
UN "CRUMBLE" DE MANZANA CON HELADO DE VAINILLA.

26 comments:

  1. I'll have the chicken curry and the apple crumble please.

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    1. anne marie:
      The salmon was really good (with an upwards lilt at the end)...

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  2. Harold can't really tell you, or she might have to kill you. You lived in DC, you know the behaviour.

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    1. Travel:
      Harold's response to this was to tell me she's not who I thought she was. So, never mind.

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  3. "Food For Thought"?
    Food for mah belly!

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  4. Hi Harold! Your new 'digs' look delicious!!

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    1. Jim:
      A great place and even better with Harold there.

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  5. I choose the Chicken curry as a starter, followed by the Salmon for the main course and the Apple Crumble as a dessert and oh nice to meet you Anne-Slushee-Harold.

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    1. Heron:
      I had Spotted Dick tonight. Very good... But oh that apple crumble.

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  6. Funny story! She reminds me of a friend I have. That street looks beautiful, and for once, I love the sight of everything on your plates. The salmon looks delish.

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    1. mistress maddie:
      The salmon could not have been better. And even the fresh vegetables! As for Harold reminding you of a friend, I wouldn't be surprised to be told she'd been in witness protection before. She's that type, you know?

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  7. I love chicken curry and that looks fabulous.

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  8. Her secret is safe with us. But you won't be able to keep Food for Thought a secret any longer.

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    1. Wilma:
      I hope the word gets out about Food for Thought. They deserve lots of business. And Harold deserves to get the business, too.

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  9. All this food pictures looks very yummy. A life of leisure you lead.

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    1. Laurent:
      Yes, we do. Well, except I DID do laundry today!

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  10. How do you keep your fine, manly figure?
    Keep enjoying, Mitchell. And send some over here, would ya? xo

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    1. Robyn:
      Walking and exercise. Every day. And luck!

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  11. The food looks amazing, always nice to discover a new restaurant with someone you like working there.

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    1. Cheapchick:
      And right now it's a great option. They're busy early with Brits, which leaves it more quiet later for us locals! But that won't last long.

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  12. I knew a couple where the wife changed her hair all kinds of colors. She dyed it "normal" when he ran for city office and changed it after he won

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    1. Adam:
      Well, Harold may not do Slushee colors anymore, but the color does appear to change from week to week. Two weeks ago, she was very blonde. This week, she's a honey brunette!

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  13. I vote for the chicken curry, too! Of course, the salmon looks just as delicious, but for some reason that curry sounds like something I want to make soon.

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    1. Walt the Fourth:
      Jerry loved the curry.

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