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i don't like...

  • people who butt in and/or try to finish what I'm saying
  • people who don't spay or neuter their pets
  • mowing the lawn and pulling weeds
  • fast food
  • artificial sweeteners
  • fake fingernails
  • living in an old house that is being restored
  • washing dishes (although I do it anyway)
  • women who make disparaging comments about other women they don't even know
  • living in North Carolina
  • doctors ('cause they all wanted me to kill my thyroid with radioactive iodine)
  • people who declaw their kitty cats
  • people who chain their dogs, or otherwise keep them confined to a small area
sep 9 2008 ∞
aug 6 2009 +
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this is a short list but hopefully it hasn't ended, and thankfully I've traveled a lot...

  • California , born and raised, keep going back. Most of my family still live there.
  • Hawaii , Kona side, from early '77 to early '81, and again from early '91 to late '93 during the time I worked for American Hawaii Cruises (photo: SS Independence).
  • Maryland , southern (Piney Point and Lexington Park), from March, '98 to October '99, and off and on after that until late 2000 when I moved to
  • North Carolina , outside of Charlotte, a culture shock like none before. Hopefully this isn't the last stop...
sep 7 2008 ∞
sep 21 2008 +
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  • P.G. Wodehouse
  • Gabriel Garcia Marquez
  • Arthur Conan Doyle
  • Hermann Hesse
  • Isabell Allende
  • Murasaki Shikibu
  • Umberto Ecco
  • Joanne Harris
  • Kazuo Ishiguro
  • Jose Saramago
  • Kurt Vonnegut
  • Lily Prior
  • Carlos Fuentes
  • Julia Alvarez
sep 7 2008 ∞
nov 25 2008 +
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  • "When I was younger, I could remember anything, whether it happened or not." Mark Twain
  • "One reason cats are happier than people is that they have no newspapers." Gwendolyn Brooks
  • "Do our cats name us? My former husband swore that Humphrey and Dolly and Bean Blossom called me The Big Hamburger." Eleanora Walker
  • "I would never want to be a member of a group whose symbol was a guy nailed to two pieces of wood." George Carlin
  • "Consistency is contrary to nature, contrary to life. The only completely consistent people are dead." Aldous Huxley
  • "I love a dog. He does nothing for political reasons." Will Rogers
  • "The law is what we live with. Justice is sometimes harder to achieve." Sherlock Holmes
  • "The smallest feline is a masterpiece." DaVinci
  • "Nobody can be exactly like me. Even I have trouble doing it." Tallulah Bankhead
  • "I never set out to be weird. It was alwa... Frank Zappa
sep 13 2008 ∞
jan 30 2009 +
  • big salads with lots of fresh veggies
  • greek olives
  • olive oil
  • bananas
  • garlic
  • oregano
  • greek yogurt
  • saffron
  • golden Yunnan
  • rooibos
  • lentils
  • apples
  • blueberries
  • avocados
  • artichokes
  • kale
  • almonds
  • brazil nuts
  • green tea
  • tempeh
  • tofu
nov 9 2008 ∞
jan 30 2009 +
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  • Kyle - short haired tuxedo kitty (photo).
    • Kyle and his brother Pea were my first cats after years of traveling with my job.
    • After Pea was killed by a car I tried to make Kyle and indoor kitty but he was miserable so he goes outside part of the day, but never at night.
    • He's a good hunter and leaves presents for me by the back steps.
    • He tolerates the other cats, but doesn't really like them very much, and when stray cats come into the yard he chases them off.
    • He's a good cat and always curls up next to me on the bed.
  • Violet - medium haired all gray kitty.
    • Violet was born under the house across the street, approx 9/2004.
    • I took in Violet and her 2 siblings (Fern...
sep 7 2008 ∞
aug 6 2009 +
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  • sunflowers
  • sculpture
  • classical music
  • stone walls
  • wood floors
  • bamboo
  • adobe
  • mosaic
  • water - oceans, creeks, puddles, waterfalls, rain, baths...
  • botanical gardens
  • remote beaches
  • islands in the med.
  • landing at a distant airport after a long flight
  • cats & kittens
  • being out at sea on a ship
  • rainy days
  • my laptop
  • my Birkenstocks
  • fresh organic fruit & veggies
sep 9 2008 ∞
aug 6 2009 +
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  • shells, beach glass & driftwood - I started this collection when I was 14 and it has continued around the world...
  • pottery - from around the world...
  • art glass recently started the glass collection
  • shoes ;-)
  • luggage and other travel stuff
  • postcards that I've sent to myself
  • postcards from friends
  • my old passports and other travel documents
  • foreign stamps
  • foreign money
  • cat toys (well, that's not really my collection...)
sep 9 2008 ∞
aug 6 2009 +
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  • Spain
    • Granada (the Alhambra)
    • Many places on the Mediterranean coast
    • Balearic Islands
      • Ibiza
      • Mallorca
  • Greece (Crete)
  • Gran Canaria
  • Madeira
  • Turkey
  • Italy
  • England
  • Ireland
  • Scotland
  • Lithuania
  • Japan
  • South Korea
  • Marianna Islands
sep 7 2008 ∞
oct 3 2008 +
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I don't actually have TV or cable but I've watched all these on DVDs or online(I'm especially fond of British TV).

  • Foyle's War
  • House of Cards
  • Inspector Morse
  • Sherlock Holmes (with Jeremy Brett as Holmes)
  • Hercule Poirot (with David Suchet as Poirot)
  • Jeeves and Wooster (Hugh Laurie & Stephen Fry)
  • House M.D.
  • Bones
  • The Wire
  • The Closer
  • The Pretender
  • Burn Notice
  • Murder, She Wrote (love Jessica Fletcher!)
sep 7 2008 ∞
feb 1 2009 +
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sep 13 2008 ∞
aug 6 2009 +
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since this is a wishlist , I'm wishing BIG...

  • Health Insurance
  • 50 acres of wooded land with a stream and a pasture for some horses; or
  • A casa on the Mediterranean Coast of Spain; or
  • A villa on the Amalfi Coast of Italy; or
  • A villa anywhere on an island in the Mediterranean...
  • A home built with green materials, radiant floor heating and a large screened porch or enclosed courtyard for the cats;
  • Lexus
  • More money (whoever said it doesn't make you happy was a fool)
sep 8 2008 ∞
aug 6 2009 +
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  • Little Kitty - long haired gray and white (photo). She was abandoned by the neighbors that lived behind us. After her last litter of kittens in April 2005 (and who knows how many she had) I got her spayed and now she lives in the back yard. She's always lived outside, and stays in the back yard.
  • Bow Tie Kitty - as his name implies, he's black with a white spot on his chest, a short haired kitty. I've been feeding him for several years, but he's never let me touch him. I don't know where he hangs out or sleeps, and sometimes he has injuries so I put antibiotics in his food. I treat him for fleas and worms with Capstar and Panacur, also in his food. I always worry about him, especially when he doesn't show up for his dinner.
sep 8 2008 ∞
aug 6 2009 +
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  • The English Patinet (lost count of how many times I've watched this one)
  • Blood Diamond
  • Under the Tuscan Sun
  • Chocolat (Juliet Binoche & Johnny Depp)
  • Meet Joe Black
  • Schindler's List
  • The Sherlock Holmes movies with Jeremy Brett as Holmes
  • The Hercule Poirot movies with David Suchet as Poirot
  • Murder on the Orient Express (Albert Finney as Poirot)
  • Evil Under the Sun (Peter Ustinov as Poirot)
  • Death On the Nile (Peter Ustinov as Poirot)
  • The Charlie Chan movies with Warner Oland as Chan
  • Roman Holiday
  • Endless Summer
sep 7 2008 ∞
sep 13 2008 +
  • Desmond Morris
  • Pam Johnson-Bennett
  • John McPhee
  • Michael Pollan
nov 9 2008 ∞
jan 26 2011 +
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  • Loreena McKennitt
  • Tomaso Albinoni
  • Paul Schwartz
  • Ottmar Liebert
  • Neil Young
  • Karunesh
  • Kitaro
  • Janis Joplin
  • Astor Piazzolla
nov 9 2008 ∞
feb 1 2009 +
  • banyan tree
  • cosmos
  • zinnia
  • hydrangea
  • sunflower
  • rosemary
  • daphne
  • night blooming jasmine
  • iris
  • dogwood
nov 9 2008 ∞
dec 30 2008 +
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  • Sweet Pea (aka Pea, Pea Katty, P Renoir) - long haired tuxedo kitty.
    • his mom cat came to the neighborhood with some neighbors, but they didn't take care of her so she hung out in my yard and i fed her and played with her (read about KitKat).
    • she had 3 kittens on my sofa and Pea was one of them.
    • Pea was my favorite kitten right from the start. he was smart and a really good boy.
    • when we got Violet as a tiny, sick kitten, Pea raised her as his own, took care of her and taught her how to groom.
    • Violet loved Pea.
    • Pea spent most of his time inside but occasionally he would go outside with me.
    • he never went near the street.
    • Pea was born on april 2nd, 2002 and died ...
sep 8 2008 ∞
aug 6 2009 +