Monday, February 12, 2018

What's That Smell? / ¿Qué Es El Olor?

La versión español está después de la versión inglés.

WE'RE GRATEFUL WE had such a good time celebrating San Geraldo's birthday early with Pedro and Kathleen (yesterday's post) because he spent most of the weekend in bed with a cold or bad allergies (likely allergies).

Two-year-old Luke painted two pictures (with Kathleen) for San Geraldo. Kathleen wrote two poems to go with them. One poem is about San Geraldo's gaseous gift (i.e., farting). He likes to share. He likes to talk about it — during dinner. So does Kathleen. I don't. If I ever did fart, of course I'd talk about it (although not during a meal). But I never have. (That's my story and I'm sticking to it!)

I found a photo from the 1980s of a day at the beach in Scituate, Massachusetts. It was greenfly (greenhead horsefly) season. Huge, aggressive flies with painful bites. We were never without our insect repellant. I'm pretty sure that's what I'm using on San Geraldo in the photo. On second glance, maybe it was air freshener — for the rest of us.

Anyway, no matter what kind of protection San Geraldo needs, I will always provide it.

ESTAMOS MUY AGRADECIDOS de que lo pasamos tan bien celebrando el cumpleaños de San Geraldo temprano con Pedro y Kathleen (mi blog de ayer) porque él pasó la mayor parte del fin de semana en la cama con alergias o un resfriado (alergias probables). Luke, de dos años, pintó dos cuadros (con Kathleen) para San Geraldo. Kathleen escribió dos poemas para acompañarlos. Un poema es sobre el regalo gaseoso de San Geraldo (pedos). Le gusta compartir. Le gusta hablar de eso — durante la cena. Kathleen tambien lo hace (los pedos y las conversaciones). Yo no. Si alguna vez me tiraba un pedo, por supuesto que hablaría de eso (aunque no durante una comida). Pero nunca lo hice. (Esa es mi historia, ¡y estoy unido a ella!)

Encontré una foto de la década de 1980 de un día en la playa en Scituate, Massachusetts. Era la temporada de la mosca verde del caballo [tabanus nigrovittatus]. Moscas enormes y agresivas con mordeduras dolorosas. Nunca estuvimos sin nuestro repelente de insectos. Estoy bastante seguro de que eso es lo que estoy usando en San Geraldo en la foto. En un segundo vistazo, tal vez fue ambientador — para el resto de nosotros.

De todos modos, no importa qué tipo de protección necesite San Geraldo, siempre lo proporcionaré.

DO YOU SMELL THAT?
¿HUELES ESO?
I BOUGHT LUKE STICK-ON MUSTACHES.
COMPRÉ BIGOTES AUTOADHESIVOS PARA LUKE.
TRADUCCIÓN SIN RIMA:
Hubo una vez un hombre de Dakota.
Pasó el gas hasta la 'Rola [Fuengirola].
El olor era tan mal
El pobre Mitchell aulló.
Hizo que el resto de la ciudad se caiga.

15 comments:

  1. man buns of steel! luke is such a cutie!

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    1. anne marie:
      Well... man buns. Luke is the greatest!

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  2. There is more room on the outside, than there is on the inside. Still the same waist size after all these years!

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    1. Travel:
      From 30 to 32 in all these years. Jerry went from 34 to...

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  3. Fart repellant! Hope SG is better now - I mean about the sniffles - I suppose there is no cure for a chronic farter.

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    1. Wilma:
      We're both sick now! So much for our determination that it was allergies. I wouldn't say he's a "chronic" farter, just a PROUD one.

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  4. Phew! We weren't the only ones wearing speedos in the 80's!!
    What a cute little kid Luke is! Maybe he will grow a mustache when he can do so.
    Hope SG feels better soon....nothing worse than allergies.

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    1. Jim:
      Luke is an adorable and sweet... and cooperative kid. Already demonstrating a kind, generous demeanor, too. Parenting, genetics, and a whole lot of good luck! Since colds aren't considered as bad as allergies, we're both better than we could be!

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  5. Love the poem and the crab made of handprints!

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    1. Debra:
      The other painting is a lobster made of hand and footprints. I'll share that soon!

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  6. Love the poem...what a cute kid. Did he fart along to go with the picture?

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    1. Cheapchick:
      Luke is much too refined! (Although I do remember him farting and laughing not long ago.)

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  7. what an entry! The Spanish however is a great lesson

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    1. Spo:
      Poor you. You'll be walking around Arizona speaking Spanish like mine!

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  8. Seriously funny!
    You 2 skinny minnies are displaying the Speedos indeed.
    We wore speedos at a lake in New Hampshire in the 70's and did the heads turn and the lips tighten up.
    I laughed.

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