Friday, November 30, 2018

GREAT FINDS! in san jose.. for (sexy! & tops!)

as I've mentioned once or three hundred times..  I have moved several times..   over 30.  but most of those moves  (all?) have been within alameda county:  hayward, san leandro, san lorenzo, pleasanton.  and the most i remember of san jose

but now!  honey...

first God introduced me to the write man..  the one; the only one.. who could inspire me to drive back n' forth to san jose over and over again...  livin' like a flight attendant out of suitcases, until..

skip, dance, twirl, fast forward:

I live here.  santa clara county    -never saw this comin'

but..   since i'm here, I have it in my heart to explore san jose..    check it out.  what does it have to offer.?  what can I possibly contribute?  and my sexy is guilty of what lots of people are guilty of:
    -seeing his own city as too familiar, and consistently heading for the somewhere elses; only to learn he isn't as familiar with his own city as he might have thought

case in point, or i.e., as the scholars like to say, or with a smile I will just say

"CHECK THIS OUT!"  this jewel of a restaurant/bar/live music hang out is like...  within 20 minutes of where we live and he had never been there before.     /of course, i'm grateful i'm not the 18th date he's taken there..  and that we got to both enjoy it for the first time together.    "ENCORE!"

Poor House Bistro   AKA:  PHB

   -seriously-    jambalaya; gumbo; red beans and rice; corn bread that tastes like birthday cake..

food standouts for my sexy:  "i'd go back for a big bowl of that gumbo and some corn bread"

then..    DUE SEASON experience again!   VIP seats..   front row..   to AC Myles live performance

   -master level!       i'd like to file this under nights I wish would never end

"Thank You! Jesus!"

CH = Self portrait poem by (me!) Sandra, tvgp

while doing some pre~inventory work, I came across stellaluna; and re-read the whole thing.
what a treasure.   it CH's to my self portrait poem.  but I want to re-visit now, how it is I came to write a self portrait poem in the first place:

it was during a stretch of time I was blogging actively, and had a blog friend that went by the name madabandon.  he is a musician, composer, photographer, painter  -amazing artist with a variety of skills at the master level.   among his archives, several 'self portraits'  -all painted.  and I thought about how common that is..  for painters and/or photographer artists to include self portraits in their portfolios.   you can probably pull up a variety in your minds eye write now..  famous self portraits.

but I am not a 'painter'.   I am an artist though..   I express with words..
and I posed the question and challenge to myself:

create a self portrait with words.

this is the result:

self portrait poem:

i am rudy. pistol pete.
but mostly fisher king
i am maya, pi & braddock
a giant redwood tree.
i am million dollar baby
but parry through and through
i am mother goose and gilbert
a me of many you's.
stella luna, owen meany
every child in silence screaming
i am every poet ever born
awake, but always dreaming.
i'm eleanor
i'm roosevelt
i'm jefferson on tuesday
rogers in a gypsy skirt
love everyone that moves me.
i'm seabiscuit
the shop girl
charlie rose
and sunday morning
i'm every artist ever born
creating without warning.
i'm every woman ever born
i'm blessed. i'm loved. i'm cursed.
but i am mostly fisher king;
here to quench your thirst.


Sunday, November 25, 2018

The Heart Seen by (squidmann!)

per email:

I saw this wet spot on the patio as I sat in the hot tub. And so I jumped from the tub and ran naked into the house for my camera. By the time I took the shot the heart had already started to evaporate. I hope you appreciate what I did to get this shot, because the neighbors sure didn’t! Open-mouthed smile

yes..   I was imaginary eavesdropping

"what are you doing?  running around uncovered?  put a lens on that camera!"


and I was gonna title this..  wet spot seen by jumping naked man 
. but it just felt a little too...


/much appreciated! of course..  you are so much fun..   xoxo  ~s.c.

The Heart Seen by (abbey!)

abbey:  "Sandra!  I have something to show you..  I thought of you the moment I saw it!"

CH = Home

He2 as re-remembered by (me!) Sandra, tvgp

Thursday, November 22, 2018

Wednesday, November 21, 2018

Upcoming Events at (alden lane!)

Happy Anniversary for (sexy! & tops!)


"Thank You!" Jesus


"Thank You!" Jesus.. amen

The Heart Seen... in Oregon




Thursday, November 15, 2018

Sunday, November 11, 2018

Type rockstar in the search bar for (me!) Sandra, tvgp

Thursday, November 08, 2018

Type Prague in the search bar for (me!) Sandra, tvgp would be asking (me!) to explain the un~explainable; but I know...
it is an internal knowing.

and i'm very excited!

spontaneous & temporary art by (me! & abbey!)

The Heart Seen -new contributions


Natur~real: eagle rock (sexy! & tops!) and natural bridges (+ john! & maria!)




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Thursday, November 01, 2018

with love & healing prayers for pittsburgh -from (me!) sandra, tvgp