Monday, March 2, 2015

Some Original March Madness --- Day 4/32

Walk: No, House stuff
Distance: 0, Home Yoga

"The March Hare will be much the most interesting, and perhaps as this is May it won't be raving mad – at least not so mad as it was in March."  Alice, Alice in Wonderland by Lewis B. Carroll
"Mad as a March hare" is a common British English phrase, both now and in Carroll's time (and appears in John Heywood's collection of proverbs published in 1546). It refers to the hares' frantic behavior early in the animal's long breeding season from February to September in Britain.

From Alice in Wonderland chapter A Mad Tea-Party (excerpts):

There was a table set out under a tree in front of the house, and the March Hare and the Hatter were having tea at it: a Dormouse1 was sitting between them, fast asleep, and the other two were using it as a cushion, resting their elbows on it, and talking over ist head. "Very uncomfortable for the Dormouse," thought Alice; "only as it's asleep, I suppose it doesn't mind."
The table was a large one, but the three were all crowded together at one corner of it. "No room! No room!" they cried out when they saw Alice coming. "There's plenty of room!" said Alice indignantly, and she sat down in a large arm-chair at one end of the table.
"Have some wine," the March Hare said in an encouraging tone.
Alice looked all round the table, but there was nothing on it but tea. "I don't see any wine," she remarked.
"There isn't any," said the March Hare.
"Then it wasn't very civil of you to offer it," said Alice angrily.
"It wasn't very civil of you to sit down without being invited," said the March Hare.

..."Then you should say what you mean," the March Hare went on.
"I do," Alice hastily replied; "at least - at least I mean what I say - that's the same thing, you know."
"Not the same thing a bit!" said the Hatter.
"Why, you might just as well say that 'I see what I eat' is the same thing as 'I eat what I see'!"
"You might just as well say," added the March Hare, "that 'I like what I get' is the same thing as 'I get what I like'!"
"You might just as well say," added the Dormouse, which seemed to be talking in its sleep, "that 'I breathe when I sleep' is the same thing as 'I sleep when I breathe'!"
"It is the same thing with you," said the Hatter, and here the conversation dropped, and the party sat silent for a minute, while Alice thought over all she could remember about ravens and writing-desks, which wasn't much.

Sunday, March 1, 2015

A Hard Pill To.... --- Day 4/31

Walk: Cinema Club (The Farewell Party), Trader Joe's
Distance: 3 miles and home yoga

So, when the label says 'Sublingual,' Ciwt now says 'pay attention.'  She began this Cinema Club day with a quick glance at her emails noticing one about a 'Care & Compassion' (ie, right to die) luncheon, then she took her vitamins along with some fresh fruit.  Then she couldn't breathe.

Then she could but barely.  Then for about an hour there was general - well, enough explanations. Turns out the tiniest, little red Vitamin B pill got stuck somewhere.

But, now standing, she marched off to her Cinema Club and found the movie to be about....Right to Die.  95 minutes staring directly at the topic.  (The Farewell Party.  Extremely well acted, excellent film all the way around, but certainly not easy at 10 a.m..  Several of the audience left before the discussion, and apparently the Boca Raton Cinema Club refused altogether to have the film shown).

So, all in all, at the end of this day with its particular theme, Ciwt is feeling fine, fit as a fiddle and So Lucky to be here.  She's planning on Soup for dinner.

Saturday, February 28, 2015

The Tenderfoot --- Day 4/30

Walk: Around home
Distance: ? (lifting, hanging, trying on, folding, walking to different places, teeth grinding, etc)

Ciwt is wondering how many more hours of closet capers are necessary before her feet toughen up.

Friday, February 27, 2015

India/Italy ...--- Day 4/29

Walk: Laurel Village, Trader Joe's 
Distance: 3.2 miles and take yoga class

Lilies at Sunset bring a bit of India/Italy glow to Ciwt's back room.

Thursday, February 26, 2015

White with Envy: Coda --- Day 4/28

Walk: Corte Madera
Distance: 1 mile and try, try, try on clothes

Lounge of a VIP Boeing 747-8 finished by Greenpoint Technologies, of Kirkland, Wash.

This is what your private jet looks like if you are a person who wears white.  (Unidentified owner, but it really is a plane)

Wednesday, February 25, 2015

The Ice Cometh -- Day 4/27

Walk: City Picture Frames
Distance: A Few Blocks and (achey/creaky) Home Yoga (but hope it does its magic)

A boat makes its way through ice on the East River in New York, Tuesday, Feb. 24, 2015. The Weather Service said temperatures would be 15 to 25 degrees below average for most of the East Coast west to the Great Lakes and lower Mississippi River Valley. Photo: Seth Wenig, AP / AP
Photo: Seth Wenig, AP, Boat making its way through ice on the East River, February 25, 2015

  East River Harmony
Guy C. Wiggins (1883-1962), East River Harmony, 25" x 30", o/c

Artist and date Unknown to Ciwt, Winter, East River

Robert Henri (Ashcan School), East River Embankment,Winter, 1900, o/c

Ciwt loves the timeless quality of these current photos of Manhattan ringed by ice, a rare modern phenomenon.

Tuesday, February 24, 2015

White With Envy --- Day 4/26

Walk: Medical Bldg, Hi-Tech Nails
Distance: 2.5 miles, tiny yoga (seems to be making an instant recovery from possible flu)

Image result for white gowns at the oscars

A friend was wearing/rocking white the other day, and that very day a New York friend sent a picture of her doing Noo York City in pure white.  White clothes are so upliftingly fresh, and, well, Clean. Ciwt is white with envy, but has trouble keeping spots (and cat hairs) off her blacks and can only admire those who carry off their sparkling whites.

Image result for white clothes

Monday, February 23, 2015

Gray Fox and Black Crow --- Day 4/25

Walk: no, flu
Distance: 0 and no yoga.  Resting.

A close-up of the unexpected gray fox seen in the Presidio, above Baker Beach, last week.

Ciwt is feeling Oscar letdown.  Now there will be a lull.  But she loves this cinematic shot of a gray fox spotted just a few blocks from her in the Presidio.  With the influx and growth of the coyote population in the Presidio and no fox sightings for years, it has been assumed that these canine predators had eradicated the Presidio foxes.  Hope it's a girl - and that a boy survived as well.