Zanelle's Blog – August 2013 Archive (6)

I Smell Fire

  For the second day in a row I have smelled smoke.  It might be my imagination but this time of year in the high country fire is a big threat.  I imagine everything I own going up in flames about this time every year.

   What would I take?  When the reports of fire get more frequent I sometimes take a few things out to my truck.  I imagine grabbing my computer at the last moment and getting out of the area.  I am glad I live near a major highway.  I have…


Added by Zanelle on August 21, 2013 at 9:09am — 10 Comments

The Old Mermaid

      old mermaid

  Washed up but still floating in a shallow eddie, she struggled to grasp hold of the barnacled rock.  Her breathing was sporadic for she had been through trauma and had a long gash in her tail.  The blood that seeped out was more from a wound to her hand.  Human blood gushes.  Fish blood seeps.

  The tide was heading out and she tried to relax as the waves grew smaller and her position stabilized in the small tide pool.  It was draining all around her and soon…


Added by Zanelle on August 14, 2013 at 9:06am — 3 Comments

A Bed in My Back Yard

  I hauled the 4" memory foam pad out into the backyard and I love it there.  I can lay down and read or look up at the four trees that give me shade.  It is right next to the table where I used to do my stucco work.  I have changed lately.

  Change is not a bad thing but it is usually painful.  Losing everything and gaining other things makes a person dizzy.  The disorientation of change makes you think down is up and up is…


Added by Zanelle on August 10, 2013 at 8:30am — 2 Comments

Think of a stranger

       I saw him in Home Depot.  He was buying lightbulbs next to me and I wanted to ask him a silly question just to get his attention.  Just then the clerk came to help me and the fellow disappeared.  Later I saw him in the parking lot and I gave him a little wave.  He came over to me in his truck and extended his arm out the window with his business card in it. 

    "Call me." he said.

     " Are you a Republican or a Democrat?"  I yelled after his truck  which was…


Added by Zanelle on August 5, 2013 at 6:50pm — 8 Comments

He Is Not a Monster

  Ariel Castro spoke on his behalf to the media.  He said he was sick from addiction to Pornography and that there had been some harmony in that home with the three women.  He also said the sex was consensual.  He looked very soft in the video of his court deposition.

  He hadn't meant to harm anyone.  He had to have his sexual fantasies personified and he got what he wanted and needed.  He got off and had some relief from his…


Added by Zanelle on August 3, 2013 at 6:55am — 13 Comments

Beyond the Waves

Zooooom out to the beach and get a parking place right away; that is an omen for a good afternoon at one of the most beautiful beaches in this area,  La Jolla Shores.  You would think this fancy community would have a nice restroom area but I had to change into my suit in a crowded, dirty, cement structure that has been there for years.  They have a new lifeguard station but the long lines in the bath house don't seem to rate improvement.…


Added by Zanelle on August 2, 2013 at 7:11am — 4 Comments


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