Saturday, October 24, 2009

Smell That?

A L O H A Friends
Welcome to
Saturday Waikiki
click on photos to make bigger Let's relax under the banyan tree

"I frequently tramped eight or ten miles through
the deepest snow
to keep an appointment with a beech-tree, or a yellow birch,
or an old acquaintance among the pines."
Henry David Thoreau

My retinas are burning! That's PINK!

“Almost all words do have color and nothing is more pleasant than to utter a pink word and see someone's eyes light up and know it is a pink word for him or her too”
Gladys Taber

Ah! Noble Green Greetings.

"All theory, dear friend, is gray,

but the golden tree of life springs ever green."

Johann Wolfgang von Goethe

Do you smell it? Have you guessed?

MMMMM! New computer smell!

After months of investigation and self doubt, I have obtained another DELL laptop. Dual core processor, Windows 7, and yummy ice blue case.

I'm stylin` baby!

Now I won't need that fail safe post I had all set to post if I couldn't get back on line for a while. If all goes as planned, you should find it just below this post.

But before you scroll there, please check out today's video of old friend Soupy Sales who died yesterday. In the black & white world of my childhood Soupy and his happy hipster irreverence opened a window on a world of joyous nonconformity that delighted me.

His TV world complemented the art of Dali and Magritte. Looking at his few videos available at You Tube made me laugh out loud again, and to remember early joys.

I hope it makes you laugh too.

Thank you kindly for your visit today.

And now, here's Mr. Sales:

A L O H A! Cloudia

If You Are Reading This...

Note: This sheduled post was set to publish if my computer blew up. Now that I have a new laptop I thought I'd share it merely for your pleasure. To recap: I will be posting as usual!
Don't worry!

I'm NOT dead. . . at least I don't think I am.

But my computer is so old ("How old is it?")
that it is STEAM powered.

It's operating system was written by a caveman.

It has taken some interesting contortions, tricks, and propitiations to keep the old Dell running.

But I do love my antique technology. . . .
Plus, I'm as thrifty as a grandmother.

I went through a time of asking every computer-savvy
person I met:
"Are you a Mac or a PC?"

I examined the option of using a Net Book.
Finally, I decided to stay an un-hip PC laptop.

Windows 7!
If I can just hold on until I can buy a box with Windows 7!

Thursday October 22 is the day that I can buy a computer with the newest operating system
(and put the old one into a museum!).

I'm really looking forward to it.
Visiting all of YOUR blogs has been an ordeal with the old OS; I'm really looking forward to visiting you more often!

But if you are reading this post, it means that I didn't make it.
The old lap top has finally passed on!
Thanks old pal; We graduated college, wrote a novel, and launched this blog together.

So if you, my Dear Bloggy Pals, are reading this: PLEASE be patient!
Please check back!

I will return, as Benjamin Franklin's gravestone says, "In a revised and improved edition."
Do check out posts you may have missed.
There's tons of stuff here that deserves to live beyond it's
one butterfly day.

In REAL Cloudia withdrawals (so modest!) you might consider clicking on the image of my little novel at the foot of this blog. That will take you to Amazon where you can buy the sweet little book that many folks seem to have enjoyed.

" I'll be BACK!!!

I WILL Find YOU! "

Until then, Warm Aloha to Each of YOU, my friends.
I'll be (in withdrawals and) missing YOU more. . . .Cloudia