Saturday, August 25, 2007

Thanks To Candace (Fidel Castro Might Be Dead)

Candace brought me to realize that a post really doesn't have to be all that involved. She suggests just taking a short moment to pop in, say hello, and call 'er good.

So I says to myself, I says-----yeah. Wine ott? Short. Sweet.

This has always been the bane of my existence. This has always been the albatross that hangs around my neck. This has been my Achilles heel. I will procrastinate if I can't do something perfectly. I won't send that birthday card because I don't find just the right one. I place requirements on myself that I would never think of placing on another.

What is a bane, anyway? Is there a cure for that? Bane surgery, maybe?

So here it is, Peeps. A big, fat hello. A perfect howdy. A shout out to my favorite people in the whole, wide world.

And there will be TONS of flying pics to come.

There. Done. See ya in the comments box.

And now, the news: READ THIS

And if that wasn't enough, here it is in living color: The Fall Of Fidel Castro


At Saturday, August 25, 2007 at 2:12:00 PM PDT , Anonymous quilly said...

Aloha, Gwapo -- from Makaha Resort on Oahu. I am sitting on the lanai enjoying my continental breakfast and perusing the blogs. Life is good.

At Saturday, August 25, 2007 at 2:24:00 PM PDT , Blogger Gillian @ Indigo Blue said...

Fell smack dab onto his ass-tro! That Castro!!! Silly wabbit.
Okay, this, Inquistor, or Enquiro, or Undercoverdog, or what have you...whereforebetheir source of creditable information?
Does this mean Castro is the Walrus? Is he the Eggman? Coo-coo-cachoo??
(taps foot impatiently.)
I heard he is ill and in rough shape. Death taps it's foot at Castro's bedroom door, smoking a Cohiba and blowing the occasional perfect round "O", while he waits patiently for his next charge.
Who knows what is up in this world of ours anymore, CIA, Area 51? Now Gawpo about your post, Hello! Good to see you here. You were missed, in fact I was lining up an email to demand to know exactly where in tarnation you have been.
Glad your back, and yes, everything you say is relevant and perfect because you are you. k?

At Saturday, August 25, 2007 at 2:25:00 PM PDT , Blogger Gillian @ Indigo Blue said...

You're back, not your back. This post had nothing to do with your back. Just glad YOU ARE back.
See, you aren't the only perfectionist in the house, G.

At Saturday, August 25, 2007 at 3:29:00 PM PDT , Blogger Gawpo said...

QUILLY: Aloha, Quills! Glad to see you are over there. I found a great web cam site for the Friday Harbor Labs.

BLUE: Ass-tro! Excellent, girlfren. I love that. You so funnay. And GET OUTTA MY BRAIN!!! I swear to GAWD, I just uttered the words, "I am the Walrus. I am the Eggman. Coo-coo-cuh-choo" not two hours ago to one of our "clients." That is WAY from the Universe!!! Wow. You blew me away just now.

And yes, it's a total hoax. Just like those foax who think the moon landing was staged. But I heard he is very ill, if not already passed. Apparently he has already abdicated his power to his brother, Raul.

I spoke about you to my friend, Joanne today. She has gone to Coo-Buh four times by going to Mexico first. She got mugged on July 20th. Very bad. They injured her. But she wants to go again and I am going to go with her if possible.

BLUE: And thanks for asking about my back. It is much, much better. And it's good to be back. So, back atcha. xoXO and MWAH.

At Saturday, August 25, 2007 at 4:30:00 PM PDT , Blogger Candace said...

GAWWWWWWWPPPPPPPPO! (I had a lot of Os there at first, but it looked like Poo.)

Howdy howdy howdy!

Looks like Castro was trippin' on some of them there Cuban drugs, eh? Maybe he oughta get himself into something a little longer than a 3 step program. ^_^

Yay! So glad you're back. And so glad your back is not so bad.

Your friend got mugged and you wanna go? Look out. You might get cupped. :-P

At Saturday, August 25, 2007 at 4:31:00 PM PDT , Blogger Candace said...

I just read your title again and I'm chortling. Go me! CIA is short for CandAcIa! Now I have to kill you.

At Saturday, August 25, 2007 at 4:31:00 PM PDT , Blogger Candace said...

Or resign.

At Saturday, August 25, 2007 at 4:31:00 PM PDT , Blogger Candace said...

I go with option B.

At Saturday, August 25, 2007 at 4:58:00 PM PDT , Blogger somewhere joe said...

So it's true - he's been replaced with a Castro convertible.

At Saturday, August 25, 2007 at 5:20:00 PM PDT , Blogger goldennib said...

Gawpy, you're back. Yipee. I've said for the longest time now that the real Castro is dead. Now I have proof.

At Saturday, August 25, 2007 at 9:06:00 PM PDT , Blogger Gawpo said...

CANDACIAAAAAAAAA!!!!: Yeah. I feel like I've awakened from the dead.

Three step program! HA!!! That was a good one.

Actually, yes---I love cupping mugs. (wuh?)

CANDACIA: You got it! Good. candaCIA. There is no fooling you. Now I have to die.

CANDACIA: Could you stick to option A? I'd rather be killed. You can never resign from the _ _ _ _ _ CIA and you know it!

CANDACIA: Option A! Option A!

SOMEWHERE JOE: Guess you COULD say his top went down. So, yes.

NIBBY: Yes, Dear Niblette. It is proof beyond proof. No disputing THIS claim. But that means that the double can't walk very well.

At Sunday, August 26, 2007 at 6:37:00 AM PDT , Blogger mindy said...

glad you popped in to say hello.. i've missed you!

At Sunday, August 26, 2007 at 11:52:00 AM PDT , Blogger Lisa Oceandreamer S. said...

That record stopped skipping and now there's a new tune playing here!!! SOOOoooooooo happy to see you....sooooooo happy to know you are well. I soooo missed you my darling "brother" Gawpo! Don't stay away so long next time!
I know from what you speak of in terms of that procrastinating perfectionist thing....lets toss that out, shall we? It's far more fun to be blissfully imperfect!
Big mwah's and big hugs,

At Sunday, August 26, 2007 at 1:11:00 PM PDT , Blogger Gawpo said...

MINDANCE: And I you. Hello!

LISAOCEANDREAMUH!: Okay, Okay. I shant. And yeah---let's toss that one right out the window. Procrastination has its own rewards, but not when trying to avoid being perfect.

Huge mwah's your way!

xoxoxoxoXO!!! G

At Sunday, August 26, 2007 at 2:15:00 PM PDT , Blogger AnnieElf said...

Well, many thanks to Candace for setting you straight. Your posts are too far and inbetween. Anyway, even a brief shout out hello is more amusing than most. Castro dead? Ha. I've read. Now I will go watch. Bye.

At Sunday, August 26, 2007 at 2:21:00 PM PDT , Blogger Gawpo said...

ANNIE FROM TURLOCK: Tanner is a beautiful pup. And glad am I to see your lovely face here, as always. Yes, too bad about Castro. Seems like only yesterday....

At Sunday, August 26, 2007 at 2:22:00 PM PDT , Blogger lime said...

so will you be having a banectomy any time soon or will anti-bane-otics take care of the problem?

At Sunday, August 26, 2007 at 2:24:00 PM PDT , Blogger Gawpo said...

LIMERS: Ha! How about that new drug, Zybane?

At Sunday, August 26, 2007 at 4:02:00 PM PDT , Blogger Logophile said...

aaaaaaaah, so good to see you!!
Now get your ass back over here.
More posts, less perfectionist shullbit!

At Sunday, August 26, 2007 at 5:06:00 PM PDT , Blogger lime said...

what's your dosage of Atti-Bane?

At Sunday, August 26, 2007 at 5:17:00 PM PDT , Blogger ARM said...

Candace is smart...I'm glad you took her advice. It's definitely ok to have goofy posts once in awhile that don't say anything.

But I hear has to be just right...even if it doesn't say much, doesn't it? It's easy for me to tell other's to just do it, but I definitely understand your bane.

At Sunday, August 26, 2007 at 6:23:00 PM PDT , Blogger Gawpo said...

LOGO: Yes! YESSSS!!!!! I obey. I sit up. I roll over. I beg. I listen, and repeat. Love when you talk to me like that.

LIMERS: 30mg B.I.D. with a chaser of Walker Black.

ARM: How do you do it? You always have such thoughtful and LONG ones. That, AND you can sing! xo---G

At Sunday, August 26, 2007 at 6:45:00 PM PDT , Blogger Candace said...

I hear the rain in Spain falls mainly on the plane. Is rain the bane of your plane? Or is plain the bane of your donut?

Um. I think my brain needs to get out more.

At Sunday, August 26, 2007 at 6:46:00 PM PDT , Blogger Candace said...

I'm glad you're posting again.

At Sunday, August 26, 2007 at 7:27:00 PM PDT , Blogger Gillian @ Indigo Blue said...

You are so dosage literate! Now about that bane, take Nu-Bane q.i.d., a.s.a.p. and call me in da morn-ain! Stat!
I am the EggMan. I am the Walrus. Coo coo ca choo! You are jokin! You said it that day? Two hours prior? We must be, Sympatico!
Cheers, Blue! Mwah huggies and all that bloggie love stuff

At Sunday, August 26, 2007 at 7:31:00 PM PDT , Blogger Gawpo said...

BLUE TSG: (for that is what you shall always be...for you, for him, for her, for girl Blue T...S...G)

Copy that. Q.I.D. STAT!

And yes. I couldn't believe how sympatico that was. I will also put de lime in de coconunt and call you in da morning, call you in da morning. For then, I shall brew myself a nice stout cup of YU-BANE.

Bloggie Love Stuff flyin' back atcha! Mwah.

At Monday, August 27, 2007 at 7:21:00 AM PDT , Anonymous Kat said...

Conspiracy theories are so much fun! Short can be perfect, just ask any novelist.

At Monday, August 27, 2007 at 8:18:00 AM PDT , Blogger Gawpo said...

CANDACIA: OMG! I missed you. Like a poor marksman, I missed you!

I hear the same thing about Spain and their rain falling on that plane. To answer your question, though, I do think rain is the bane of my plane, but even moreso is is an inmate's pain when they feign a bane.

You brain IS out more!

CANDACIA: Big smile. Me too.

At Monday, August 27, 2007 at 8:20:00 AM PDT , Blogger Gawpo said...

KAT: And so Annie Dillard just said on NPR when she chopped her latest (and perhaps last) novel down from 1200 to somewhere around 250 pages.


At Monday, August 27, 2007 at 8:46:00 AM PDT , Blogger bazza27 said...

Good to have you back Gawpo, and you will see from 30 comments that people really don't expect too much (yes I accept the fact that 25 of the comments are yours, but that dilutes my point)

At Monday, August 27, 2007 at 5:09:00 PM PDT , Blogger Pam Aries said...

OR you could try some Wolfbane..if things get to hairy! OOOOOooowwwwooooo! OH my golly1 I crack MY self up! Hooty hoo!

At Monday, August 27, 2007 at 6:27:00 PM PDT , Blogger vicci said...

Did I already tell you that I missed you!???? Glad you popped in to say hiya......XXXOOOOOOO HUGS!

At Monday, August 27, 2007 at 6:32:00 PM PDT , Blogger Gawpo said...

BAZZA: What...

At Monday, August 27, 2007 at 6:33:00 PM PDT , Blogger Gawpo said...


At Monday, August 27, 2007 at 6:34:00 PM PDT , Blogger Gawpo said...

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At Monday, August 27, 2007 at 6:35:00 PM PDT , Blogger Gawpo said...

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At Monday, August 27, 2007 at 6:37:00 PM PDT , Blogger Gawpo said...


At Monday, August 27, 2007 at 6:39:00 PM PDT , Blogger Gawpo said...

PAM ARIES: Ha! "And his hair was PERFECT." Hooty-Hoo!

VICCANCE: Aw, gee. Yes. Yes, you did. And I love that you did. And I love you, too! xoxoxxoXO Hugs and Smacks!

At Monday, August 27, 2007 at 10:14:00 PM PDT , Blogger S said...

Now wasnt that easy, Gawp?

I always say, a picture paints a thousand words....
Be well, visit again soon!

At Tuesday, August 28, 2007 at 8:13:00 AM PDT , Blogger Lisa Oceandreamer S. said...

Then there's Barbara BAIN....who did those impossible missions. So your mission, should you choose to accept it, is to capture "Pearl of Wisdom" and "Witty Repartee" hidden in various locations of your mind and fly them in on regular intervals for observation.
This comment will self destruct in 10 seconds.

At Tuesday, August 28, 2007 at 9:51:00 AM PDT , Blogger Diesel said...

Even dead, he's funnier than Chevy Chase at this point.

At Tuesday, August 28, 2007 at 10:07:00 AM PDT , Blogger Gawpo said...

S(ooozie): Yeah. It really was. I breathe relieved in a warm, refreshing sigh. Thanks.

LISAOCEANDREAMUH!: HA! Good one. Boy, there sure are some funny people running with that. I could have predicted it better had I went out and bought a weatherbane. Pearls en route, my Dear. Witty Reparts, as well.

Hey! Where'd that comment go? Disappeared in a puff of smoke. Hmmm...weird.

DIESEL: If you HAD a day job, you could quit it. That was funny, Dude. Still chuckling...

At Tuesday, August 28, 2007 at 10:43:00 AM PDT , Blogger Katie McKenna said...

Cheers Gawpo! :)

At Tuesday, August 28, 2007 at 9:01:00 PM PDT , Blogger Nana-g said...

Funny Gawpo, one trip to another! How I have missed you! you must not work so much!

At Wednesday, August 29, 2007 at 10:59:00 AM PDT , Anonymous Brooke said...

Gawpo, you know what I realized? The comments to your posts are almost as much fun to read as the posts! lol Glad to hear the back is doing better.

At Wednesday, August 29, 2007 at 6:01:00 PM PDT , Blogger Claire said...

So you and your sister are taking a trip to Sicily in October to visit relatives? Did I translate that correctly? My Italian is quite lame, but I do love it.
Popping in to say a quick hello is what I do best, haha! I'm no writer, I just enjoy other people's writing.
btw- Zoppola is in the extreme NE in the Friuli region. They even have their own language -friulian which my grandparents both spoke in addition to Italian. Grandma=Zoppola
May God rest their souls.

At Wednesday, August 29, 2007 at 9:22:00 PM PDT , Blogger Gawpo said...

KATIE: Y muchas buenas fiestas a ti!

NANA-gee: Well, after the 10,000 dollar avionics upgrade to the panel, I can't really see an alternative. Ha! But I do too so very miss much YOU! xo

BWOOKIE: Ha!!! Yes. Isn't that just the truth? Somethin' special goin' on here, Girlfren. Glad you joined the party. Can't wait to see you. When you coming. xo!

Oh, CLAIRE: Yes, Claire. Yes. That is so. So very so. And I can hardly believe it. Had to get that passport and now do have it in HAND. And you are SO a writer. And a damn good one, I might add. Ya know, I think I do remember hearing about Fruilian. I need to check that out because Sicilian is a separate language as well. I will check out Zoppola and Spilembergo.

ciao, bella!!!! xo G

At Thursday, August 30, 2007 at 10:00:00 AM PDT , Blogger Candace said...

Hey! Don't make me come over there and court marshall you for deserting your post.

At Thursday, August 30, 2007 at 2:54:00 PM PDT , Blogger Gawpo said...

CANDACIA: Yes M'AME!!! One look at that vicious heel and I OBEY!

At Thursday, August 30, 2007 at 4:47:00 PM PDT , Blogger Pam Aries said...

Okay..I thought you might get a kick out of my brain malfunction...I forgot t otell you that when I first read your post title..I read it as Candance..youknow Can (on your can) dance. Mwaaahaaa! You should see how my brain operates!

At Thursday, August 30, 2007 at 8:32:00 PM PDT , Blogger Candace said...

My can! ^_^

When I was in middle school, my ID card said "Shigley, Candance." The ironic part was that I couldn't, really. ^_^

Actually, people are ALWAYS putting an N in there. Dunno why.

I also once got an American Express offer for Acndace. Oh yeah.

I thought you said Yes, Ma'am. And yet here you are not posting again.

JUMP, Soldier! (this is the part where you ask, "how high?") ^_^

Why am I getting all militant with you, anyway? I should treat all bloggers in a uniform manner. But I feel compelled to vie for your attention. I guess you put me at ease. I hope you don't insist on corporal punishment if I step too far out of line.

At Thursday, August 30, 2007 at 8:33:00 PM PDT , Blogger Candace said...

(good thing I'm not a corporal, in case you do ^_^ )

At Thursday, August 30, 2007 at 8:50:00 PM PDT , Blogger Gawpo said...

PAM ARIES: Hooty-Hoo! to THAT! Ha! Very funny. I do that very same thing. I think it's my lysdexia kicking in, along with the Flying Phoot of Candance herself.

CANDANCE: So you have been the victim of the extra "N" before, eh?

Love the American Express card story. Very funny. And it worked, no doubt.

Yes Ma'am, I did. But I put the apostrophe in the wrong place, so it didn't work right away. See? Good.

You say how high and I am so ON it, Girfren. Two Z snaps and a twirl!!!

I don't know, but I love it. You MARTIAL the best from me. In GENERAL, I tend to SALUTE your every wish. Maybe it's because I was born in MARCH. Does that make any sense, CADANCE?

CANDANCE: (heh-heh...)

At Friday, August 31, 2007 at 5:16:00 AM PDT , Blogger Mayden' s Voyage said...

And a not so perfect hello to you :)(because doing something perfect is not the bane of my existence...except for getting my hair juuuusssst right- LOL!)

Good to "see" you. I send hugs and happy thoughts :) Hope you have a wonderful weekend.

At Friday, August 31, 2007 at 3:29:00 PM PDT , Anonymous Candance said...

Have you done an ABOUT FACE on your blogging-without-a-definite-purpose position? Any FLIGHT of fancy would suffice. A brief discussion on something you saw through the window of your SQUAD car, for instance. Not every day has to be a PARADE, REST assured. Your life in GENERAL is interesting enough.

At Friday, August 31, 2007 at 7:13:00 PM PDT , Blogger Gawpo said...

MAYDEN'S VOYAGE: Well, HOWDY! So good to see you here, Cora. And may I say, you look oh so lovely as ever---perfect hair and all.

As for the hugs and happy thoughts, I reciprocate many-fold. Will be over to visit you soon. xo

CANDANCE: (For that is who you have become. lol!) Were your brain cells burning? I was just now typing up a new one and thought I'd ARREST what I was doing and PATROL the comments box.

At Saturday, September 1, 2007 at 2:18:00 PM PDT , Anonymous Jackie said...

And, Hello to you, too! I wondered what happened to you. Isn't it a shame that we impose these rules and expectations on ourselves? Of course, you now know you do and can give yourself a break. Right?

At Sunday, September 2, 2007 at 8:25:00 AM PDT , Blogger Gawpo said...

JACKIE: Yesh. Why would we do that? A break, yes. But without feeling some guilt? Hey, I'm Catholic AND Jewish. I don't stand a chance!!!LOL.

Loves to you, Dear Jackie of the Garden! xoxxo

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