After twenty-six years in California, I sometimes take the beach for granted until I see the cold weather others are facing around the world. (If you’re tired of the beach, please head over to my random stuff below.)
February morning in Newport Beach, California. I hope you enjoy.
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TREE PERSONALITY CONTEST RESULTS
As promised, the results of the tree contest and why I asked you?
Tree # 2 won with seven votes.
I asked you this question for a reason: I had a tree like #2 and replaced it with tree #1. Why? I prefer wispy green leaves. It’s a California Pepper tree, and it doesn’t drop leaves Now I love tree # 3 for its artistic style. It might seem weird, but you have to admit, it has an artsy feel to it.
1). “Texting is great. You don’t have to show your emotions.“
I heard a young guy say this. Do you agree?
2). Should we let indigenous people continue to live the way they’ve been living for centuries, or force them to modernize?
I’d like to know what you think about this as I am saddened when I hear stories like the Nukak Indians in Colombia being displaced. The Nukak, an indigenous Colombian people living on the edge of the Amazon basin, only had their first official contact with the outside world in 1988.
3). My husband wrote the script for a short film, “Consumed” It’s about a fireman and his sick daughter. He found a used gurney on Craigs’ list, and drove to Santa Barbara at 5 a.m., to purchase it for his movie. They are very hard to find. I wanted you to see it on his car and with me testing it out:
Gurney from Santa Barbara
Sonia making sure the gurney works for
her husband’s short film, “Consumed.”
You may still crack the whip. My revisions are moving along, thanks for checking and helping me along.
Lucky you having the beach!
I voted for the third tree because of its unusual and artistic shape.
As for texting… like anything you can use it to reveal or conceal emotions.
Interesting post today! Have a great Sunday. I'm dying to see your husband's short film – sounds fascinating.
The pacific beaches are crazy right now. I never get tired of the beach though.
I think that texting can transmit the wrong emotions. You have to always consider how another person will read your text, because there is always another message transmitted beyond the actual words written. Texting too is done within the context of our culture.
On the indigenous people, I wonder, why are WE making decisions for them? I think they should decide how they want to live, I don't think anyone should decide for them.
Fun little things for a Sunday 🙂
Patricia Stoltey says
The only thing I really miss about Florida (where I lived for 11 years) is my beach walks, and that California surf looks even better.
I agree with tree # 3. My neighbor across the street has that tree, and I asked him if he had killed it since no new leaves are budding. he said, "No," but he's going to make sure it stays that way year round.
As far as texting, I'm so slow at it, I can barely get a message across to my kids. My emotions are reserved for phone conversations.
The indigenous people are being displaced because of MONEY, I'm sure. It is very sad, and yet strange that there are people living in such "primitive" conditions, yet they are probably happier than many millionaires.
I love the beach pictures, especially since it snowing, again, outside my window. I am also saddened when I hear stories about indigenous people being displaced. I am very glad your husband isn't making a movie that requires a coffin….it was bad enough seeing you testing a gurney.
Lindsey Petersen says
Just wanted to say we loved Belize. Except we went to a zoo there with our 4 rambunctious children. I was amazed at the lack of secure fencing around the animals. One of my sons reached in and pet a monkey and then tried to crawl in with the alligators, (Which he could have easily done if we didn't stop him.) It is obvious they do not have much concern about liability!!! It's a beautiful country though!!
Robert the Skeptic says
We like the idea of living close to the ocean (as opposed to living in the middle of the country). And yet we seldom make the 45 minute drive to the coast; I guess it seems easier to stay home then make the drive.
Still we benefit from the cool afternoon winds off the coast to take the edge off of our summer days. It is comforting to have an ocean nearby.
I'm late to the vote as I'm a new follower but I like #3 for the lines of it. It's just interesting.
I'm not a texter. I have a smart phone and sausage-like fingers. It's not conducive to quick texting.
Rayna M. Iyer says
I finally got down to passing the Kreativ Blogger Award on. Thank you for thinking of me.
I enjoyed your video!
The gulf gets some awesome waves during a storm. the windsurfers love getting out in the surf as well as the kite surfers.
I'm going to check out Duke's video..
I left a Daisy video on my recent blog:
When I do go to a beach I just love to stand and watch the tide come in. It just amazes me. Doesn't take much…heeeheheeh!
I'll have to check this short film out!
God bless and have a super great day!!!
LZ Blogger says
Sonia ~ After living the first 50 years of my life in Orange Co. CA, we left to live in the Midwest… so now I know what it is like to live in SNOW in the winter. But we had a cabin up in Big Bear too… so it really wasn't a HUGE shock to me living in snow country. ~ jb///
Mandy and Rob says
Greetings from Cyprus, enjoyed your blog, Regards
Hello Sonia,I am poem writer from
Ankara,52 years old.Also I am a new
Here is a very hart and winter city..
I come to your blog from Nezzy,very
kind and a good personality.
With my best wishes from Turkey,
Donna B says
Hi Sonia…it's me CRACKIN THE WHIP again… :}
When you have time, please check out my March 6th post. I found a site that could be very helpful to you and your writing…
Do you live in California now or are you still in Belize? Did I miss something? If you are in CA, then when we move, maybe we can get together for lunch some time (but only if you have completed your revisions).
Heavenly Muse says
trees are looking like real humans..
The hard work has paid off. The before and after pictures of the kitchen aren't really showing the same view, so it's hard to tell. The granite looks great though. The bathroom is a huge improvement. Is the vanity in the same bath?