Monthly Archives: March 2023

returning.

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a return

to

la casita pacifica

my tiny peaceful house.

 

“why do you go away? so that you can come back.

so that you can see the place you came from with new eyes and extra colors.

coming back to where you started is not the same as never leaving.”

-terry pratchett

showtime.

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jabbowoceez and adele

each big acts

in their own way

a split ticket for us

something for everyone

both amazing talents.

“i love playing in vegas because you’ve got people from all over the world, and you’re already accepted.

it’s kind of a great mixture of people that come out to the shows, and that makes it fun.”

-tom green

wheel of fortune.

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our first foray into vegas life

was a spin on the wheel of fortune

easy come, easy go. 

 

“anyone who is prosperous

may by the turn of fortune’s wheel

become most wretched before evening.”

-ammianus marcellinus

vegas vacation.

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headed out today 

for a 3-generation

family vacation

in vegas

i’m a lightweight

gambler and drinker

but we have lots of other ideas

up our sleeves.

“Pick a number? ! I’m great at that!  Coin toss!! Eddie, these are my games!!”

-Chevy Chase as Clark Griswold (Family Vacation) upon entering a Casino

tang.

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Tang! The space-age drink that’s still a worldwide staple

But General Foods, Tang’s original parent company, had contracts with the military for producing rations and other food items, such as instant coffee. Thanks to these connections and the aforementioned shelf-stable, “just add water” capability of Tang, NASA sent the drink mix into space with John Glenn on his famous orbit of Earth in 1962. General Foods’ advertising strategy shifted to capitalize on the popularity of all things outer space, and Tang henceforth became marketed as the astronaut’s drink of choice.

But Tang isn’t just a space age relic. It’s still popular across the globe, from South America to Asia, and produced in a number of flavors – including pineapple, mango, lemon, calamansi and its newest Filipino flavor,  Coco Plus Buko Pandan. Tang is also a popular drink during Ramadan in the Middle East, according to Mondelez International, the food corporation that now owns the brand.

“whoo, what a day! i’m gonna drink tang all day until i forget it all!”

-jhonen vasquez 

 

 

Source credits: Casey Barber, CNN, Kraft Foods, General Foods, Monedelez Int., NASA

 

 

 

 

 

 

nests.

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robin’s nests created by the kinder using natural materials 

clay, twigs, pinecones, clippings

any robin would be happy to raise her babies in one of these beautiful homes

 

“wildness we might consider as the root of the authentic spontaneities of any being. it is that wellspring of creativity whence comes the instinctive activities that enable all living beings to obtain their food, to find shelter, to bring forth their young; to sing and dance and fly through the air and swim through the depths of the sea. this is the same inner tendency that evokes the insight of the poet, the skill of the artist, and the power of the shaman.”-  thomas berry

 

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