Captain’s Log 5,644
Can you say “leftovers?” I don’t mind them. In fact, I enjoy them when they taste good. I ate a bunch of leftovers yesterday. Mountains more. Especially this stuff.
There are lots of crackers too. And beer. I just might have another party featuring cheese, crackers, and beer. I also have a bag of the best caramel/cheese popcorn I have eaten in my entire life!
I bought the bags at Costco, so they are enormous. One down, one to go. Sounds like a good night for some Texas Hold ‘Em poker, eh? Charades might be more fun – especially with the theatre gang. Oh, what fun!
But for the most part, my cooking experiments often go like this……..
But I am getting better! At least I cook real potatoes now instead of instant! One small step at a time.
So there is a huge fuss going on all over the world about the royal baby. Let me check Google and see. Okay, back. Nothing yet. I’m sure Kate is quite uncomfortable right about now. I think they are quite sweet by not wanting to know the gender. Just like the good old days. When we were thrilled with surprises.
This guy is ready. It’s actually sweet to see him so excited.
We don’t have royals in this country. We have people who would like to think they are royals. In fact, some of them would wear crowns if they thought they could get away with it. Just before I went to Amsterdam in May, the queen had abdicated her throne and the country had just crowned a new king and his Argentinian wife as queen. The celebrations had been huge. Anneke had taped the highlights so we could watch on television. It was really quite stunning to see the ceremony. It was also delightful to see thousands and thousands of people cheering and screaming and being so excited.
When we took our trip to the countryside, we visited the palace where the royal garments were on display. Very impressive. We waited almost an hour in a heavy mist/almost rain just to see them. It was quite an experience. They handed out candy since we had been waiting so long. Here in America, they would hand you a ticket for loitering. Europeans are so much more sophisticated and charming. Seriously. Americans need to take lessons.
So I wish the best for Kate and William. Not that I know him, but William seems like a fine young man with the tender qualities of his mother. Kate seems down to earth and sweet. I wish them well with their child and hope the world is a better place for this time of welcoming new life.
Duty calls. I have a very busy week. Meetings and more meetings and Free Tuesday as well. Last July’s Free Tuesday brought almost 4,000 through the door. Summertime in the park. Free stuff. Everybody come!