Amazing. Just bloody AMAZING!
So, it was all somewhat of a facade. A con. Upper class Hypocrisy at its most sublime.
THE BOOK — “The GREAT American Love Story“. So, is this to say that an American Love Story is not complete without a decades long affair. Did the Granddaughter know? Did her parents know? So, they misled us? FAKE NEWS?
Don’t get me wrong. I liked the Bushes. They were decent people. And I am not in any position to criticize anyone about having affairs. My gripe is that we were sold a bill of goods.
I think back to last year’s funeral. All the platitudes we heard. Fake News.
This is sad. A sad reflection on American society. Such hypocrisy is corrosive.
I am disappointed. I am disappointed for what is happening to us as a people.
Click to ENLARGE.
You have to admit it has a ring to it.
I can definitely see I introducing myself as: “Hi. My name is Cha Cha Coconuts“.
This is the crazy this. Until this morning I have never had an urge or inclination to change my name. I like my name. I have stuck with it, steadfastly, for 65.5 years. Over the years people have urged me to use an anglicized name — “Andy”, suggested more than once. Could not even contemplate that. Seemed wrong. Betrayal of who I was. Folks said it would help my career. Well, I knew otherwise. Nothing could save my career. Then, this morning, on Facebook, I saw: “Cha Cha Coconuts“!
It was electric. Immediate connections.
I think the name suits me and describes me to a ‘T’.
While I am now way, way TOO OLD for a midlife crisis, this might be an end-of-life crisis. And as far as these things go, this will be CHEAP.
So, that is the deal.
I am thinking of ditching the boring ‘Anura‘ and becoming ‘Cha Cha Coconuts Guruge’.
What do YOU think?
“Sunshine Oriental Restaurant”, Concord (N.H.) — Good Alternative To The “Red Apple” When On A Diet.
Extremely friendly & cheery staff — so much so that Teischan (13), who is extremely critical of restaurant service, WANTED me to write this review so that I can say good things about the staff! That is a first. Usual she can always find fault and loves to write comments — though I continually admonish her: ‘Be kind. Be kind.’ So, for her to ask me to write a review, on my blog, to praise the place — is rare and noteworthy praise indeed.
They don’t have an alcohol license! That was incongruous. I like a fancy, sweet cocktail with my Chinese BUT it is good for me to abstain. Chance to prove that my alcoholism isn’t terminal as yet. SMILE.
Yesterday was the 4-week anniversary of my debilitating knee injury, and 3-weeks since my surgery. I realized I had NOT eaten ANY Chinese since my fall. I think the last time I had had Chinese was February 17, 2019, when we did go to Boston Chinatown, for Dim Sum, for Chinese New Year. For I (& Teischan) to go that long without Chinese is atypical. So, I wanted some Chinese while we were in Concord (N.H.) for some appointments. But, I did NOT want to go to the “Red Apple“, hitherto the ONLY Chinese place we have ever eaten at in Concord. I am trying to lose weight. Not running and not shovelling snow is not doing any favors to my ever expanding girth. Hence, “Sunshine Oriental Restaurant”.
It was good. HUGE, ultra-generous portions. Cheap too — and that is the BEST word, i.e., ‘cheap’.
Yes, they are mainly a take-out joint and we were the only diners there, at 6pm, yesterday. But, nice enough place.
The Dim Sum was good. Very good. The sticky rice, per their claim, is authentic — and Teischan is a sticky rice connoisseur.
We will probably go there again. I am not sure I am up to facing the “Red Apple”.