What really got me going was this unsightly obese guy with a BIG cowboy hat. Warren’s is famous for its salad bar. Seeing him promenading around the salad bar in his hat was pathetic.
Then I noticed all the OLD MEN in baseball caps. They should no better.
Where have all the standards gone?
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Attribution WILL be enforced.
She wanted a quiet, private birthday. Nobody, but us. Go shopping at ‘Michaels’, for even more art & craft supplies, and then salmon for dinner at “Warren’s Lobster House“. And that is exactly what we did.
Oh! She also wanted an ice cream for lunch. Did that too.
It was good. Last year we had 11 friends over. This year none! But, she was happy. Said best ever! So, I am happy. It was good.Michaels
New Zealand, To Its Eternal Credit, Exemplifies The Decency & Dignity I Ascribe To Cricket Playing Nations.
Cricket civilizes you. Plain and simple. Sportsmanship is paramount in cricket. Hence, the above expression: “It isn’t cricket”.
So, I, who watch cricket, on a large screen TV, nearly every day, and have been a fanatic all my life, strongly believe that cricket playing nations tend to be more decnet than those that don’t play cricket.
By ‘cricket playing nations’ I am referring to the 12 countries permitted to play 5-Day International Test Matches. Yes, cricket at the highest level, is played between countries and a match can last up to 5-days — and still end in a draw. That is the beauty & charm. That is what civilizes you. No crash, bangk, wallop. Very dignified.
Right now there are 11 countries that are Test nations: India, Australia, South Africa, New Zealand, England, Zimbabwe, Afghanistan, Ireland, Sri Lanka, Pakistan and Bangladesh. The ‘West Indies‘ also play Test cricket but they are a conglomeration of small states that come together to play cricket. 105-countries, worldwide, play cricket. But, I am talking just about the 11 Test playing countries — New Zealand one of them.
I am so proud of New Zealand. Way to go. Obviously, it would have been better if this unfortunate incident never happened, but NZ showed us how to rise above and prevail.
And their 38-year old Prime Minister, Jacinda Ardern. WOW. WOW. WOW. What class. What courage. She is exemplary.
I have thought about immigrating to New Zealand! I, however, have never been. Not even close. I also don’t have any NZ friends. Dealt with a fe, but I can’t say I interact with any Kiwanis right now. My loss.
One of my all time heroes, Edmund Hillary, is a New Zealander.
I know NZ from all the cricket I watch — and some rugby. I count Richard Hadlee, Glenn Turner, Bev Congdon, Ross Taylor et. al. among my favorites. Bev Congdon made my Summer of 1973!
So, I have always had an affinity with dear Ol’ New Zealand — a British Commonwealth member no less.
How they have behaved and prevailed over the last few days has been brilliant. So, inspirational.
Thank YOU, New Zealand.
Thank YOU, Jacinda Ardern.
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Other than the circles, everything else is hand drawn.
I purposefully set out NOT to do justice to this b&w mandala with this picture!
It is too precious to be captured in its full glory by a photo that I am going to share. SORRY.
The detail on this is quite amazing.