Snoozed with the fishies
Saturday August 04th 2012, 11:15 pm
Filed under: Food,Friends,History

Note: my email program updated Friday night and crashed. Seems to be working now; my apologies to all who didn’t hear back from me. And thank you to all who are supporting Sam’s walk.

Tonight, our friend Phyllis had us celebrating her birthday at an Indonesian restaurant.  She and her husband like to go scuba diving in Bali, this place was new, and they had great hopes for it. They wanted to share a little more of a country they love.

The food was quite good–I could definitely do salmon in a banana leaf again.

After one of their trips about four years ago, they came over to our place and Lee showed us the absolutely fabulous underwater photography he’d just done there. I had a particular interest, not just for the fish (though there was definitely that) but also for the fact that when I was growing up in DC, our next-door neighbors had just been in Indonesia with the State Department and the dad was later made ambassador there. I was told stories by the kid my age about what it was like to live there then.

So. Go fish. When I ended up in the hospital a few months after that photo show, between the meds the doctors had me on and the condition I was in I was hallucinating Lee’s fish varieties in vivid color. It kept me much amused, reminded that there was life out there at a time I needed the diversion. No Indo-amnesia there. I loved it.

Meantime. Thomas Edison did a silent movie of Mark Twain. Hey, Lee? Obvious statement number one: photography has come a long way.

And yet–sometime you just can’t beat the old stuff. If you scroll down the videos you get the best thing since sliced bread. Have fun.

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What fun! At least you had a “good” hallucination. The Knight is very fond of fish too.

Comment by Channon 08.05.12 @ 5:09 am

Yes, things have changed so much. It seems that while we don’t have our personal jet packs (not that I’m bitter), we did get our communicators – and they take pictures!

Comment by twinsetellen 08.05.12 @ 7:32 am

hallucinated fish sounds like inspiration for an art quilt!

cool stuff

Comment by Bev 08.05.12 @ 9:05 am

Loved watching the film :-}

Comment by Diana Troldahl 08.06.12 @ 10:15 am

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