Over a cup of coffee , PhWriter and Grandma Glasses discussed today’s news. Grandma Glasses can’t help to feel distraught by trending events overseas while PhWriter scribbled on her notepad to keep her thoughts aligned. Violence, anger, corruption and poverty are common headlines.
“It’s like I am sending a grumpy message to the aliens.. Don’t come here, find another place to visit. Go to Croatia, Madagascar, or better yet take baking lessons instead.” she chides.
And when at that popular Starbucks always check if there are available chairs and tables. The crew are only happy to take your order and your money, but not a bit helpful in finding a seat for customers. “How can I enjoy my cup of macchiato when there are no seats available? I cannot sip and just stand here until I finish my cup of coffee. You should have adviced me first-hand that the house is full and I would easily have gone to another place.” she complained to the barista.
Small plate-high protein-low sugar-diet challenge is on…It’s a “hear and see no last call/order plate” at the buffet.
“I would gladly skip the dinner plate offer and shed my extra pounds because I need to buy new jeans and look chic for my next roadtrip.”
Shopping time with Grandma Glasses can be quite an adventure. She explores store windows like a nesting hen, fits last pair sizes like a supervisor late for a meeting, tries long lasting lipstick shades like she’s Sophia Loren, ask for receipts and coupon even when it means waiting, swipes her hotel card twice just to be sure the elevator knows where she’s going, inspects the cheese section like a French fromagère (cheese expert), taps on a baguette just like an artisan baker, goes through her shopping list like a boot camp officer, and checks the cash register with eagle’s eye.
“Wonderful! I am back on size 29 again,” as she neatly folded the new pair of jeans in her luggage.
“Now it’s time to enjoy blueberry jam on my croissant.”
and she goes
“tippity pippitti pippitti tip tip
tippity tippity pippiti tip tip
tippity pippiti tip
on the tip”
what made her tongue tied on a tongue twister?
that’s for you to know
and for me not to tell
Happy New Year 2015!
After going around chaotic shoppers
amidst dazzling tinsels and lights
standing in queues at the gift section
and rushing through traffic
I found the best quiet time of the season
beside you on Christmas morning..
“I’m good,but I could be meaner.. just try.” – phwriter11
My life is not your life,
And cookies in my cookie box
Are not yours either.
So who are you to judge me?
I ain’t done you no harm,
So why piss me?
Life is too short
So why bother?
It took me quite a while to write about our trekking. I say Grandma Glasses had a fun day! Half the day spent at the park and the carnival with the grannykids was FUN! A well deserved year starter I might say. And I managed to get more than five hundred photos in my gallery! Here’s a few of my favorites.. (I don’t mind if you don’t like them the way I do.) But hey, life is good..
It just hit me.. New Year’s Resolution : Start the Tradition, HUG A TREE :)