Thursday, November 02, 2023

Bobservations

Carlos has been under the weather this week and naturally blames me because two weeks ago I had a wicked cough that I gave to him, which then lay dormant in his chest for two weeks only to appear now.

So, as we do at Casa Bob y Carlos, the sickie sleeps in the guest room so they can get a good night’s sleep and not infect the non-sickie. Carlos has been in Guest Room Confinement since Monday and seemed to be feeling better, but this morning his cough was back and phlegm-y and gross. In the kitchen I said to him:

“You sound worse.”

“Well, then I guess I’d better keep practicing.”

That was a pretty good joke, but I’ll keep that to myself since everyone knows I’m the funny one.

This Tuxedo Memory is from August 2011 after I finished painting the living room and was putting the room back together:

“Finally getting some of the art back on the walls.

The photo above the desk is of a window shade and windowsill covered in broken glass that I found at a winery in Amador County, California. The desk is Carlos', from eons past, while the Bible is mine—yes, mine—and is an old family Bible. The statue on the right is called Twisted Kitty and is made of wrought iron. I found her in a furniture store in the Mission District of San Francisco.

This is one of the many pieces of Asian-inspired art we have in the house; there's something about these things that Carlos and I both love. It sits high on the wall in the sunroom, and you can only see it when you enter the room.

My mother used to do something called Tole painting, which is a type of folk art. She learned to do this from her sister, and my mom spent years painting anything and everything. This is one of the few wall-art pieces of hers that I have and it sits in the kitchen where I can see it, and smile, every day.

And, of course, this is an example of living art. The most beautiful cat in the world, Tuxedo.”

I will never get over his expressive face.

So, people have been mocking Florida Governor Ron DeSantis’ cowboy boots, trying to see if he’s wearing height-boosting insoles lifts to look taller than the 6’3” primary frontrunner who has a penchant for nicknames and is reportedly considered calling DeSantis “Tiny D.”

This is politics in America where it’s not what you promise but whether or not you’re a tiny little man trying to look bigger.

Ps My favorite joke is that the guy who hates drag is walking around in three-inch heels.

Well, unlike BeyoncĂ©  who never met a check she didn’t want to cash, Rod Stewart has snubbed a mega money offer to perform in Saudi Arabia because of the country’s oppression of “women, the LGBTQ community [and] the press” in the kingdom.

Perhaps he should school Mrs. Carter.

In more SCOTUS Scams featuring Clarence Thomas, it seems he borrowed $267,230 from a wealthy “friend” to buy a 40-foot luxury motor coach and was to make annual interest-only payments for five years after which the principal come due. But it seems Thomas has failed to repay any, or all, of the quarter-million-dollar principal.

Someone needs to investigate the con-artists in black robes on the nation’s highest court, and then remove them from their positions.

I am so over the hate in this country … I mean, it’s America and we are killing Americans because they’re Jewish or Muslim.

It’s sickening and makes me want to move anywhere else in the world and change my nationality.

As I said up top, Carlos is not feeling well and has slipped into delirium. As we watched TV he turned to me and said:

“Did I ever tell you about the time I bought a black shirt?”

I am having him committed this morning.

This is 30-year-old actor, model, and former football player for the University of Tennessee Justus Pickett, but this has nothing to do with that … instead, Would You Hit It?

31 comments:

  1. LMAOOOO
    OMG Carlos!!!

    And that corner is totally fab. Love the desk and the chair and the artwork. Love that your mom used to paint!

    Meatball Ron has been universally mocked for his Napoleon complex. He's so weird. BTW, Cheeto also wears lifts because they are both little petty men.

    And Justus? For hours, honey. For HOURS.

    XOXO

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    1. Carlos can be hilarious without even trying!
      That corner of the living room is one of my fave spots in the house.
      Justus. Just us. Uh huh.
      xoxo

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  2. Well done Carlos! Good on you for the great comeback. I do hope he is feeling better soon.
    Your mother was a very talented artist. I recall paper tole art was popular in the 70's, but I've not heard of tole painting before. My creativity is limited to knitting and crocheting, and always with a pattern.
    I'm with you on the hate. Except I don't think there is anywhere in the world that doesn't experience some form.

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    1. Carlos is coming through his cold-y thing.
      Thanks. My mom did paint some very cool things and we have a few around the house.
      And outrunning the hate might be hard? Better to stand firm and shout it down? Maybe.

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  3. Carlos is cracking me up. I don't think he knows how hilarious he can be.

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    1. He doesn't, which is why he's so funny.

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  4. Anonymous10:33 AM

    the dog's mother
    (Carlos) (Tuxedo forever)
    Good health wishes!
    xoxo :-)

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    1. Thanks; he's on the road to feeling better.
      xoxo

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  5. I'd pick Pickett, as long as he keeps his hair short. Someone should tell DeSantis he's going to need more than lifts; while he thinks he could have been an apostle, Jesus evidently doesn't think so. And you own a Bible? Makes a nice paperweight, doesn't it?

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    1. It's an old family Bible passed down from my great-great-grandfather. I like it for it's personal history and the look of it.

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  6. So the truth is out... Carlos is REALLY the funny one. Is his delivery as dry as it sounds?

    I always love the art you share... and Tuxedo. I just this morning read that cats have 276 facial expressions. Tuxedo proved it.

    So sick of the GOP size queens.

    Huge respect for Rod Stewart!

    We couldn't even get Santos ousted. Thomas will be in that position until he dies. Woe to us.

    Justus Pickett: As long as it's Just us. Oh, never mind that.


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    1. I'M THE FUNNY ONE .... but Carlos comes through quite often and unexpectedly!
      Tuxedo is like Dudo, a face for every occasion and then some!
      I need Dems to vote and Dems to win and Dems to step up and remove the criminals from office.
      Just us. Oh yes.

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  7. Hope that Carlos gets over this soon! Your artwork is lovely and personal. Tuxedo was a beautiful and expressive cat indeed.

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    1. I like the personal stuff on our walls; they all have meaning to us and feel more personal.
      Tuxedo gave good face.

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  8. You've got to give props to Rod Stewart; he filled in potholes in his road but was told off by the council as the hole filling was allegedly not up to scratch. But he also paid for several local people to have scans so they could be diagnosed and dealt with more quickly when the NHS waiting lists will soon top 8 million out of a population of circa 68 million (due to underfunding by right-wingers).

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    1. I also read Stewart rented a home for a family from Ukraine escaping the war, and that he has hired many Ukrainian refugees to work on his estate.
      Good on him.

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  9. Cleora Borealis12:22 PM

    Tuxedo has beautiful eyes looking forward and yet I'm most in love with his Oscar-winning side-eye!!

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  10. Oh yes, I've seen lots of tole art and your mother's is particularly good! I love the Twisted Kitty sculpture and the Asian cranes art too!

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    1. Twisted Kitty is one of my favorite finds!

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  11. I love your Mother's artwork!

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    1. I like having a few of her things in the house to make me smile.

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  12. With regard to "guest room confinement" - in my humble opinion, the guy who is ill should sleep in the master suite and the healthy partner should sleep in the guest room. I'm just sayin'.

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    1. We have always put the sickie in quarantine and kept the primary bedroom for the healthy one. It works for us ... 🤷🏻‍♂️

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  13. I way I see it, we need not be involved in any wars in other countries or worry of foreign killers. We have our own war right here on this soil. We are killing each other in this country.

    Only in America...where people need to have assault style weapons.

    I never thought this would be the country we are living in.

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  14. I don't know if you can get your hands (quickly - Amazon???) on some oregano oil but it really works for me (I'm thinking of Carlos obviously). First time I took 5 drops in a glass of warm water and it nearly blew my head off. Then I brought it down to 2 drops in a very small amount of warm water (easier to drink less of it) and it still eased my symptoms within about 2 hours. It's pretty yuck but you might give it a try. Hope Carlos feels better soon!

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    1. I'm going to look into that. Thanks for the tip!

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  15. I would be careful about going near the nervous hospital, one of you needs to come home to feed the dogs.

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    1. Thanks for the reminder ... call the pet sitter.

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  16. Good reading that Carlos is starting to feel better (and it wasn't COVID)! I love that corner vignette. It feels as if I could walk in and sit down to write a letter. You know how I feel about DeSatan and TFG! Let's leave it at I hope they both trip, fall, and you know, cease to be a albatross on the neck of humanity! Or is that too harsh, sweetpea? xoxo

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