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Kali

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Gender: Female
Hometown: Arizona
Home country: US
Current location: Baja Arizona
Member since: Fri Feb 27, 2004, 03:17 PM
Number of posts: 42,961

About Me

I am for Bernie Sanders, but sure as hell going to vote for whoever the DEMOCRATIC nominee will be!

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Been trying to find the author of this song for a long time.

and just tonight realized Asleep at the Wheel does a cover so I could finally get the actual title. my god I am a DOOFUS. I had tried a few time to search with some of the lyrics that I could remember but never got anywhere.

My Last Meal by Jimmy Rogers (1959)

Well, I heard the warden said
I had one more day
One last meal before they carried me away

He said if we don't got it
We'll go out an' get it
Because you don't have to go
Til we get back with it
So I said, 'Hmmm'

A-bring me two dinosaur eggs over easy
Fried in the butter an' not too greasy
Mosquito knees and black-eyed peas
An' a little side dish of buttered bee-bop beans
I want-a sabre tooth-a tiger steak
An whole hippopotamus, well baked

Now go, get my dinner, go
Get my dinner
You ain't got it, go out and get it
'Cause I ain't goin', til ya get back with it

Now bring me a cup of crocodile tears
Purple watermelon an some alligator ears
An bring me two cross-eyed cat fish
An some wavy gravy in a left-hand dish

Now go, get my dinner, go
Get my dinner
You ain't got it, go out an get it
'Cause I ain't goin', til ya get back with it

Now bring me a order of rattlesnake hips
The split of his tongue bring me both of his lips
Now ya have my order so serve my dish
With a female banana I just can't resist

Now go, get my dinner, go
Get my dinner
You ain't got it, go out an get it
'Cause I ain't goin', til ya get back with it

Go on, get it now
Don't worry about me, cause I ain't goin' nowhere

Hey! Don't forget the hot sauce!





https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Jimmy_Rogers

Rainer Ptacek










Dia de Los Muertos, a request from MFM, perspective, and some other random thoughts

My sister has been working in Egypt off and on for a number of years. Last fall she brought back some seeds gathered from the garden of the house where she stays. They are marigolds, a new world flower that many in Mexico and perhaps elsewhere use to honor and celebrate the dead. Are you catching the drift here? Egypt, immortality, marigolds, Mexico, connections, death?

Anyway, I started a few of the seeds in a pot months ago and eventually got a couple of bushy plants that never flowered. Along about August or early September something ate most of the leaves off them and I had what looked like several bare branches stuck in some potting soil with just some tufts of leaves at the ends of the twigs. Eventually they grew out a bit and started having some flow buds. They almost look nice now with mixed yellow and orange blossoms.



In July we finally got around to putting my Father's ashes next to my Mother's grave and I have been thinking about taking some of the flowers to the cemetary for Dia de Los Muertos. Of course I forgot them when I went to town earlier today so like usual I will be late and try again tomorrow.

For some odd reason, I was looking through old pms (from DU2!) and found one from MFM telling me that I could repost something as his epitaph. I had forgotten all about it but when I read it the other night I knew all these random thoughts about lost love ones and day of the dead were somehow coming together. This is my lame attempt at an intro to his most excellent thoughts on aging and attitude. I hope you enjoy.


http://www.democraticunderground.com/discuss/duboard.php?az=show_mesg&forum=105&topic_id=9573986&mesg_id=9574140

I peaked very early in life...

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...when, by the age of 19 as an Army medic, there were half-a-dozen or so people still walking
the face of this planet because I had been there to help.
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I think of Al Bundy (from "Married with Children") who was STUCK in the past -- the only thing
he could look at as an "accomplishment" was a high school football game. He'd done nothing since
then that he could look at with pride.
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As much as I've learned... as much as I've grown... as much as I've contributed... I don't think
I've ever had a time more crucial and vibrant and ALIVE as when I was that 19-year old scared kid.
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BUT, I did learn... I did grow... I did contribute... accepting what I had and who I was and
what I could do at different stages of my life. That's simply what you do -- or you simply die
without knowing that you're already dead -- you become one of the denizens of those cliched
retirement communities, reliving your LONG-past glory days, bitching about how the world's
turned to shit, and comparing meds and surgeries and aches and pains.
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No, thank you.
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MiddleFingerMomDad, jerk though he was, got into photography and bread-baking at the tottering
old age of 65. Won some competitions.
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I talked on the phone with a customer who was 76, and was going to Mongolia in a few weeks as
part of some "American Tourist Ambassador" program started by Jimmy Carter (I believe). Knowing
a little about Mongolia, I teasingly asked her if she rode horses. She surprised me by saying, "Heck,
YES!!!" amd telling me about her trip to North Africa the year before and her first CAMEL ride ("It
was 2-3 hours long and I was sore for two days -- but I do it again in a FLASH!!") 76 YEARS OLD.
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My BIL was pretty much abandoned and shoved off to this older blind woman, who raised him to be
an incredible human being. I met her when she was in her 70's -- and a more ALIVE person, I don't
believe I've ever known. Though frail and GREATLY diminished from who and what she HAD been,
she had a sweetness and an attitude beyond compare -- one of the REAL riotgrrls. "Let's DO this!!"
"Let's do THAT!!!" If we went out to eat, she wanted to try a little bit of what I had ordered, too --
and urged me to try hers. I loved that woman -- she showed me what the human spirit is capable
of. She had overcome her greatest handicap -- NOT her lack of eyesight -- but the aging that
brings ao many people to the state that I'm seeing in this thread.
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My health sucks. My financial situation is pretty dire. My past was much, MUCH better than my
present. But the "present" is what I got. I do what SHOULD be done -- I adapt to what IS -- not
what once was -- and I learn and I grow and I contribute within THAT framework.
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As open-ended and all-encompassing as my youth? Hell. no.
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But lately, I've learned about smoked paprika. I've enjoyed "discovering" the band Portishead. I've
finally started reading Howard Zinn's "People's History of the United States". I've had a friend
tell me that, although I wasn't aware of it at the time, something I had done had kept HER from
doing something drastic and negative.
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Sure, I'd love to be that 19-year-old kid -- BOUNDING out of bed in the morning wondering what
sort of adventure and/or trouble I was going to get myself into today -- "LET'S GO SAVE
SOMEBODY'S FUCKING LIFE!!!!!"
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But I'm not that kid.
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The GOOD news is that neither am I Al Bundy, relying on and reliving my "glory days" at the
expense of what, quite simply... is.
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I've been one step closer to death since the day I was born. FUCK death. I AM immortal.
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At least for now.
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And that's enough.
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what is pink and black and LOVES eggs?

I live in the middle of nowhere in a very old house. the doors and windows are "leaky" even when closed, but this time of year the house is basically just shade in the day - it is pretty open, even though there are screens.

there have been all manner of venomous critters in this house at one time or another, in fact I got it good by a scorpion Wednesday night. there have been toads and centipedes and even two or three rattlesnakes, lots of blood sucking things like mosquitos and cone-nose kissing bugs. but tonight we had/have a real beauty.

tonight was the first time in my entire life that a Gila Monster, was not only in the yard, but it even decided to come on into the living room for a visit.





so I decided to feed it some dinner and will relocate in the morning or tomorrow evening.





Dangerous Mexico part 1

It was 10 at night in the border town of Agua Prieta and I had just handed my car keys to some guy and his buddy. Nothing to do but trust the universe at this point. I did ask his name with the vague thought if I never saw him again at least I might have a clue for an investigator. He said it was Guadalupe Lucero and to trust him all would be fine, but I promptly forgot the Lucero. The "sub-journey" that had begun 4 hours earlier had been a little stressful.

My friend and I were on our way back to the ranch after a week in the Casas Grandes, Chihuahua area. We had left town around 4 and moseyed up to Janos, stopping for Queso Mennonito. At Janos we made the left hand turn onto Highway 2 and headed west across the flat plains towards the upper end of the Sierra Occidental and the San Luis Pass where the road crosses from Chihuahua to Sonora. It is a short but steep and curvy climb and can be as thrilling as any roller-coaster with the many large trucks and lack of any shoulder. It also seems to be edging into some kind of a travel nemesis of mine, as I broke down there about 10 years ago as well. That time was with two vans full of 13 Germans and all our luggage.

I only hit one bump or pothole pretty bad, but it didn't seem to affect the steering or anything other than to jolt us old gals a bit. This is the worst I have seen the road since the first trip some 19 years ago. It was bad then, but has been in pretty good shape in all of the subsequent trips.

As is our habit, we pulled off to the little rest area at the summit with its strange picnic table, bbq grill, and shrine. The air was extremely humid from the remnants of a tropical storm that had dumped large amounts of rain from Phoenix to down past Casas Grandes and all in between. That made the mandatory sunset photos a little dull but it is still an exhilarating spot to look at the trucks going up and down that 1000 foot drop to the plain of El Valle below. There were some businessmen also taking photos and back up the hill we noticed a military vehicle and a small group of soldiers half lurking in the bushes. We didn't plan to stay long as the view was hazy and we were looking forward to possibly making it to AP before dark. And of course our favorite spot to eat there, Ristorante Herradura. Plus I did need to get the car back across the border before midnight. You get charged a $400 deposit now and you can't be late!



Would you buy cheese from this place? If you tasted it you would!




Honey too!




Hazy view into Sonora from the San Luis Pass at the border between Chihuahua and Sonora.




Fellow travelers stopping for cigars and photos.




Big truck coming through the cut.




Military guys hanging out in the bushes.






hey Loungers, can I ask (yet another) favor?

I posted the link earlier but I don't think anybody saw it ( http://www.democraticunderground.com/?com=view_post&forum=1018&pid=608194 )

Could a few of you sign the guestbook? http://www.legacy.com/EnhancedObit/EnhancedObit.aspx?PersonId=170713443

Thanks in advance

Wait Wut has created PERFECTION

Mamakitty, 1999 - 4/7/2014







































Picacho Peak (Pic heavy)

http://azstateparks.com/Parks/PIPE/index.html



I picked up MFM's ashes on Saturday and decided to drive out to Picacho to have a look around. Took a few pix. (light wasn't the best, sorry)






check out the saguaros way up there on the rock edge




old memorial for the Civil War "battle"







nice spot for a picnic/bbq/reunion







a young saguaro that might make a living "marker"










and finally, a now-defunct business nearby (there is an adult store across the way as well ) with the perfect signage
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moonrise over the Dragoons

was supposed to go visit friends this weekend but June is not a good time to travel. watching pipelines and the water situation is too critical until we get some real rain. so I went to check waters and fence along the rail road yesterday evening. caught a glimpse of the moon coming up and stayed to take a few more. not too bad for a cheapo discount snapshot camera.

















two close-ups







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