This one of a kind—for Minneapolis because I saw many homes like this in Miami—residence sits on the shores of Cedar Lake. It is also considered to be International Style design because of the alternating effect of ribbons of glass and white stucco on the exterior, the open and light interiors, with amazing views from the back, the curved walls, and translucent glass-block windows.
The first floor features the living room with a double-sided fireplace that opens to a sitting room, a dining area, kitchen and breakfast nook and a family. The second floor has the secondary bedrooms and baths with views to the lake while the entire third floor is the primary suite including a spacious bedroom, marble bathroom with heated floor and steam shower, sitting room with two-sided fireplace, glass-blocked dressing room, and a private terrace overlooking the lake.
It’s a little South Florida in Minnesota.
The other day, while mindlessly scrolling through the Facebook 'What's Happening in Camden' page, I came upon a picture of a cat up for adoption. Her little face made me stop, and then I saw her name: Rosita.
That was all ... I went home, showed Carlos the photo, said I'd like to see her, and we went to see her and now she's ours. She's a bit younger than we wanted, but the bitch has had a life. She was abandoned at a local motel where some of the longer-term residents fed her. But then she got knocked up and some of the residents took the kittens for their own and Rosita was left behind. Our local Humane Society picked her up and a week later a couple of queens saw her photo and she got a new home.
She's settling in nicely; she's very affectionate, though doesn't like being picked up. And she's a jumper, so we're back to schooling felines on countertop etiquette--stay OFF the counters. She and Consuelo are kind of steering clear of one another right now, though every day they come into closer contact. Of course, that led to a smack from one to the other; I don't know who started it because I just heard the hiss and the two running in opposite directions. But they ate breakfast side-by-side, and without a restraining order so ....
After losing MaxGoldberg and Tuxedo within a half-year of one another, we knew we wanted another cat, if not for us for Consuelo, and so we were lucky enough to find her. She has met Ozzo, too, but his old age, bad eyesight and hearing, means he doesn't really know her, but he' sniffed her and went back to sleep.
We have Rosita.
I have posted this before but I do think it bears repeating.
This is the story of the first Decoration Day, which
would become Memorial Day, that occurred down here in South Carolina, where
good, sweet, wonderful things do happen.
"The First Decoration Day"
by David W. Blight, Yale University
David W. Blight teaches American History at Yale University where he is the director of the Gilder Lehrman Center for the Study of Slavery, Resistance, and Abolition, the author of the Bancroft prize-winning Race and Reunion: The Civil War in American Memory, and the forthcoming A Slave No More: Two Men Who Escaped to Freedom, Including Their Narratives of Emancipation.
Beyoncé and Jay-Z are reportedly the new owners
of the most expensive house in California after they plunked down $200 million
in cash for this, um, er,
My Thought: It would have been, I’m guessing, cheaper to buy San Quentin and turn it into a huge-ass house and you’d have City and Bay Views.
I love Rita Moreno but the 91-year-old star and I will come to blows if she keeps this shiz up. Rita attended a performance of the new Broadway show “The Sign in Sidney Brustein’s Window”—she played the female lead in its 1964 original run—and after the show she got a little flirty with the show’s star, one Oscar Isaac, telling him:
“I have a thing for brooding actors. I dated Marlon Brando, you know.”
Isaac, who’s married with two children, said Brando was a tough act to follow.
My Thought: I saw him first Rita and if anyone gets him, it will be me. Ninety-one or not, I will take you down.
Now that Alec Baldwin is finally free from the manslaughter
charges he’s gone back to being his impish lovable self … and by that I mean
he’s once more acting like a self-entitled prick. Recently Alec and his wife,
non-Latina Hilaria attended the 2023 PEN American Spring Literary Gala in New
York and spies claim that the drama started when Baldwin stood up to chat with
someone as “the line of servers come all at once to deliver the meals.” One
female server got stuck behind Baldwin’s ample
“I was going to feed the head of the table but that’s who he was talking to, so I go up to him and I say, ‘I’m sorry sir, but we’re going to have servers walking through the tables here in a minute.'”
And that’s when
“So when is it a good time to talk to my friends? Do I have to explain it to you?”
Not wanting to exacerbate the situation, she said she needed no explanation and he replied:
“Well then step aside.”
As she walked away he called her a peasant.
My Thought: If you can’t get him on manslaughter charges maybe you can charge him with being an overrated untalented dick.
Oh this is rich, trying to act like an everywoman. It seems the internets are going nuts because Kim Kardashian is acting “like she’s middle class” and “complaining” about her struggles as a single mom. The woman—who shares North, Saint, Chicago, and Psalm with ex-husband Kanye West—said on Jay Shetty’s “On Purpose” podcast that parenting is “really f—king hard.”
But some listeners weren’t having a billionaire with a full staff and a ninny for each of her children complain about being a single mom.
My Thought: If The Kardastrophe’s stays on Hulu for another year, send Kim to a two-bedroom bungalow in South Central and get her a job at the neighborhood bodega to show her what real single parenthood is like.
Julia Fox, another Kanye West cast-off, is also very Kardastrophe-like, in trying to get attention for just showing up at an event.
At the Art of Elysium 25th anniversary party in Cannes last week Fox showed up in a clear glass bra top and Klan Skirt. The structural corset top looked like it was made from a piece of glass in the form of a disfigured elephant dick held up by a clear piece of string and freeing her nipples.
For more casual wear Fox did some early morning LA shopping in slippers, a t-shirt and blazer, and a pair of men’s underwear.
My Thought: I have none. I don’t know who she is, and don’t know why people are running around photographing her at events to which she should not be invited. I guess schtupping Kanye gets you a pass?