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Good to the last drop

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The last drop (1).

I've owned the flashlight/torch for more than twenty years.  But I dropped into onto a hard surface for one too many times, making it erratic in its performance.   Bye bye good flasher!

The last drop (2).

I am sparing, nay even skimpy, in my use of hair shampoo.  I got the last drop from this one yesterday.  I had made the bottle  last for one whole year!

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I replaced the flashlight/torch with a three pack  -  on sale at Walgreen's for ten bucks.  (Yes, three for $10)

Each one takes three AAA batteries and has a brilliant LED beam.

The batteries cost more than the three torches.


Intimacy

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via my friend David L.







The Mystery Fish

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Kudos to Annie Rogers and Kippy Altini,  they were the winners who identified  SMELT.

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Smelt_(fish)



I still find it odd that I had been thinking of these fish for a few weeks,  (they were prized by my late good friend Ben Morse), but that I could not remember what they were called until the up and coming Sarasota "Detwilers Farm Market" was selling them a couple of days ago.

Fish is good for Breakfast.  So it was that I pan fried some smelt in olive oil this morning,  until they were crispy.  

This will disgust some of my American friends:  "Crispy" means eating the whole fish  (sans head) --  the skin, bones, tail and flesh - all of it.

Food for the gods I say!
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Thinking of smelt (as we all often do! ), there is another delicious fish, smaller even than Smelt. but also delicious.





The Strange Energy Of The Universe.

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I've been thinking for a couple of weeks about a small fish which my late friend Ben M. liked greatly; a fish which was sometimes sold at our late and lamented Sweetbay supermarkets.

In recent years this fish has not  been available in any local markets, nor could I remember what it was called.

It seemed silly to ask the various fishmongers " I can't remember what they are called,  but do you ever have some of those delicious small fish which are delicious when pan-fried?"

Then the energy of the universe caught wind of my thoughts about this fish, and arranged matters!   So "lo and behold" I saw some this morning,  and bought some at Sarasota's Detwilers Farm Market.

You betcha that I will be pan-frying some for my breakfast tomorrow (Jan 23rd w2020).

How many of you remember what they are called?

How many of you have ever eaten them?



B.Z.

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My first love was Penne




I waited a while after her death before adopting Ben in March 2017





Ben came from Sarasota's Racing Dog Rescue Program in March 2017.   I liked him so much, and can still "feel" his wet nose as we walked, and he nudged my hand.

But this fabulous greyhound had acute separation anxiety when I was not in sight. He bent the bars of his crate inwards (leaving blood from his jaws  on the tiled floor).  I left him in the car one day whilst shopping and he chewed through my driver's seat belt.

That cost me over $400 to replace.  It wasn't about the money, but it was about the money.

The poor boy was so lonely.  He went back to the RDRP and has been re-homed with  a family which already has a Grey.  There he is doing splendidly, 'cause he has a pal!

Greyhound Racing has now been abolished in Florida.

I tried another adoption later in 2017 via the Humane Society of Sarasota County.

This time it was with Izzy, a Catahoula Leopard Dog from Louisiana.





She an…

Zion adopted me from the Humane Society exactly two years ago today, on 20th Jan 1998

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He has brought unmitigated joy to me:

to my friends and neighbours; 

to the "regulars" we meet when walking in Sarasota's Bayfront Park and Arlington Park; 

to the memory impaired men and women at Anchin Pavilion (Sarasota), and Discovery Village (Bradenton);

to the GLBTQ young people at ALSOYouth in Sarasota;

to students at New College, Sarasota.

and the list goes on, even as my gratitude increases.


























A supermarket encounter. "I am SO sorry." (and some humour)

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