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Ridin’ Dirty

My sis made this comment in my blog today:

BTW – it makes me giggle to think of you as my “Gangsta Sista” with her throwdown…and bling, too, as I read backwards in your blog! LOL, LOL, LOL!

It gets worse, sis. My rental is this long sleek black thing. I’m not used to being so close to the ground, and the thing drives like a boat – it’s heavy and luggy, and it wasn’t my choice, it’s just what I ended up with.

And I was really uncomfortable driving it, I felt just WRONG. Finally, I figured out that the seat was tilted back, and that’s what was making me have to drive with my arms straight out. I’m slow, but I’m slow . . . it only took me a few days. Now the car is still lunky, but at least I am sitting up straight.

And the takeoff, by Weird Al Yankovitch -White N Nerdy:

No bling for me, dear sis. But hey – don’ t YOU have a birthday coming up soon? 🙂

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July 13, 2007 Posted by | ExPat Life, Florida, Friends & Friendship, Humor, Music | 4 Comments

Flash for Sparkle: Atlanta 1

My sister, Sparkle Plenty has a blog on which she writes about only GOOD things, the tiny light that defies the darkness. As I was enduring my trip back this time, I thought of her when I got to Atlanta.

In fact, I was so impressed with this flash of light that I stopped, unloaded my camera from the carryon, and juggling my carry-on, my venti and my camera, walked the kilometer or so that this exhibit was staged between the A concourse and B concourse in Atlanta.

I am so glad I did. It totally lifted my mood, and it felt like a gift from the city of Atlanta. These are all statues by Zimbabwean artists – yes, plonked down as a public art project in the middle of the Atlanta airport. They must have paid a fortune to ship these statues, to create the huge posters on the walls showing crafts and scenes from Zimbabwe, poor Zimbabwe, in it’s steady downward spiral, these artists pull miracles out of the hat.

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This was one of the wall posters, featuring Zimbabwean hand woven baskets:

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Bravo to all cities that spend a little so that we can be lifted out of our everyday doings and taken to another world of texture, ideas and line. Bravo, Atlanta!

July 13, 2007 Posted by | Africa, Arts & Handicrafts, Community, Cross Cultural, Customer Service, ExPat Life, Living Conditions, Lumix, Photos, Public Art, Spiritual, Travel | 3 Comments