Well, Yeah

Well, yeah. It’s Wally’s home too. Just ask Sammy and Tempi.


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Sound Advice?

For some reason, the older I get the more appealing this advice is.


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More Than Just Pune

The Trump Organization is the world’s only global luxury real estate super-brand, and is responsible for many of the world’s most recognized properties. Renowned for its leadership in real estate sales, marketing, development, and management, the Trump name represents excellence and luxury in residential and commercial properties alike. With each new venture, Trump achieves perfection through superior quality, superior locations and incredible details, creating an unparalleled experience and constantly raising the bar for super luxury living.

Here’s a link to pictures of other buildings (eyesores Rummuser would say?) with Trump’s name on them. Even if living in one of them were offered to me for free, I wouldn’t trade. I love my little apartment/playpen. I have a different definition of luxury.

Another interesting site is trump.com.

Donald J. Trump is the very definition of the American success story, continually setting the standards of excellence while expanding his interests in real estate, sports, and entertainment. He is the archetypal businessman – a deal maker without peer.

Here’s a link to a New York Times article about potential conflicts of interest Trump will have around the globe. Again, the next few years will not be boring.


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Trump Towers, Pune

When Donald Trump visited the Indian city of Pune, his private jet was so large that he was forced to wait on board for nearly an hour while airport staff cobbled together a makeshift landing ramp for him to come down to earth.

According to his business partner Atul Chordia, Trump remained jovial despite the glitch during his grand entrance in August 2014. “He was joking around with the staff – he could have made a scene about it, but he didn’t,” said Chordia in a telephone interview. “He was nice, friendly. He was good with everyone.”

A slump in the US market had brought the real estate tycoon east in search of new opportunities; that search brought him to Pune, a sleepy city in western India.
The Guardian

This caught my eye because of Rummuser. Are you familiar with the Pune Trump Towers and their luxury apartments, Rummuser?


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Trump’s Wall

President-elect Donald J. Trump has already built a wall — not on the border with Mexico, but on the border of his exclusive golf course in northeastern Scotland, blocking the sea view of local residents who refused to sell their homes.

And then he sent them the bill.
The New York Times

Sorry about the ad, but this New York Times video says a lot.

That makes me sad. I was hoping that a lot of Trump’s campaign rhetoric was just for show. We’ll just have to see how it all turns out.


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Sweet Sammy



Oh Sammy. You have dealt with so much in your life!
—Sammy’s vet

Sammy was limping so Kaitlin and Torben took him to the vet again. This time it’s a foot infection, and hopefully easily treatable. Sammy, of course, is taking it good naturedly and continues to warm our hearts with his smiles.


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Happy Thanksgiving!


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The Sound of Music


Recently Rummuser had a post about our favorite music. Mine is the original recording of The Song of Music.

I went to Stanford-in-Germany the last two quarters of my junior year — considered an insane idea for a physics major, but one of the best decisions I’ve ever made. Still, I did have all physics and math classes my senior year. I vaguely remember it was a lot of work and pressure, but thing I remember most is how happy The Sound of Music made me.

My boyfriend had graduated the previous year and lent me his stereo system and records. I was lucky enough to get one of the rare single rooms in the dorm, so I played the record almost every day.

(For more songs, go to Youtube).

Most people associate Julie Andrews with The Sound of Music. For me it’s Mary Martin, and I’m not the only one. The fellow who uploaded the video wrote,

DISCLAIMER: I do not have any affiliation at all with anything to do with the Sound of Music and associated persons/companies. I am merely a fan who wants others to be able to listen to this music. Please do not delete my video, Youtube.

How touching is that?


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A Delightful Surprise

The Feds didn’t like New Mexico giving official drivers’ licenses to illegal immigrants. So the state is now offering two different versions, one that meets new federal security rules, the other a driving authorization card for people without paperwork proving they are in the country legally.

So when I renewed my license yesterday I had to bring two official pieces of paper proving I’m legal. My passport and Social Security card worked, even though my SS card specifically says it is not for identification purposes. (How times have changed!)

I also needed to bring two pieces of paper proving I live where I do. A copy of our lease and a copy of a recent phone bill worked.

So that, plus passing the eye test and paying a small fee, means I will get a new license valid for three more years. The three years was a huge surprise. Before we had to renew our licenses every year if we were over 75. Now the rule is over 79. It was more than worth the waiting and the paperwork to find that out. 🙂

Any delightful surprises where you are?


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Saturday Night Live Spoofs

Apparently Trump didn’t like the latest Saturday Night Live. He twittered

watched parts of @nbcsnl Saturday Night Live last night. It is a totally one-sided, biased show – nothing funny at all. Equal time for us?

Apparently he missed this skit:

But I can see why he would object to this one:

(To understand the reference to the play Hamilton, see this article).

The next few years will not be boring.


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