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Wednesday, March 21, 2007

My Head Feels Like This




Suspended, mid-air.

Sorry guys, still out of it due to my wretched 'flu. I shall return just as soon as my legs can hold me up.

P.S.: I'm not sure what this is. An ad campaign for a new movie, I take it. Either way, it's very...disconcerting. Especially since you're driving on I-95, and suddenly see a car held up by wires and a parachutist in the corner of your eye.

P.P.S.: As they say, duh. I just saw that it was an advert for the Mini. I'm beginning to see Minis everywhere, which is not to my liking.

I didn't emigrate to America just to see damn British motors everywhere.

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12 Comments:

  • But they aren't really British anymore BMW owns them, eh?

    By Blogger conv442, at Tue Mar 20, 10:42:00 pm GMT-4  

  • Did you see the Chinese bought up the MG name and will be building new 'MG's' in, of all places, Oaklahoma?

    By Blogger Ron, at Wed Mar 21, 01:51:00 am GMT-4  

  • Gotta admit, though, it's a clever billboard.

    Chicken soup, Vicks! And a nice Hot Toddy at bedtime.

    Get well!

    By Blogger benning, at Wed Mar 21, 07:13:00 am GMT-4  

  • You may be beyond chicken soup you may need un cosimiento to pick you up!!! Hope you get well soon Victoria!

    By Blogger Jose Aguirre, at Wed Mar 21, 09:14:00 am GMT-4  

  • Okay, Jose, what is "cosimiento"?

    By Blogger benning, at Wed Mar 21, 09:54:00 am GMT-4  

  • Well, it's the cosmopolitan area where you live.

    Move out to an isolated area out west, and 'exotic import' will mean a Toyota pickup truck.

    By Blogger Eli Blake, at Wed Mar 21, 04:54:00 pm GMT-4  

  • But they aren't really British anymore BMW owns them, eh?

    Is that right? Oh dear. All the old values are leaving us.

    Only the other day did I find out Chrysler owned Mercedes, and that I'm really driving around in a jumped up Dodge Dart.

    Cheers,
    Victoria

    By Blogger vbspurs, at Thu Mar 22, 02:43:00 pm GMT-4  

  • Did you see the Chinese bought up the MG name and will be building new 'MG's' in, of all places, Oaklahoma?

    WORSE! Globalisation only gets worse.

    Except when it gets better, because if there's only one thing that the Chinese can do well, is not copy a WHOLE car.

    They leave that to the Japanese.

    Cheers,
    Victoria

    By Blogger vbspurs, at Thu Mar 22, 02:45:00 pm GMT-4  

  • Gotta admit, though, it's a clever billboard.

    Yeah, I liked it enough to take a photo of it. ;)

    Chicken soup, Vicks! And a nice Hot Toddy at bedtime.

    Get well!


    Thanks Benning! I have today only the remnants of a sniffle, but still a scratchy throat.

    I'm better though. Can actually THINK long enough to compose and reply. :)

    Cheers,
    Victoria

    By Blogger vbspurs, at Thu Mar 22, 02:46:00 pm GMT-4  

  • You may be beyond chicken soup you may need un cosimiento to pick you up!!!

    Sergio's chicken soup did the trick! Even if it was from Wild Oats. ;)

    Hope you get well soon Victoria!

    Gracias!

    Don't mind all that Catholic stuff up top. I know you're a lapsed Catholic and all, but you can at least have fun with the Boricua story.

    Cheers,
    Victoria

    By Blogger vbspurs, at Thu Mar 22, 02:47:00 pm GMT-4  

  • Okay, Jose, what is "cosimiento"?

    I'm guessing Jose didn't check back seeing as how I wasn't going to answer, Benning.

    A cosimiento is a cross between backyard moonshine and your grandmother's hot mustard poultices when you're sick.

    Basically, it's an infusion of herbs, spices, and all manner of things which are supposed to make you 'clear out' your insides, to make you better.

    It can be as simple as herbal tea, or as complicated to require all day boiling on a hot stove.

    For some reason that Cubans are too ashamed to admit, there is an embarrassment factor attached to a cosimiento -- as if they were a suppository, or something.

    Perhaps Robert or Jose can explain. :)

    Cheers,
    Victoria

    By Blogger vbspurs, at Thu Mar 22, 02:50:00 pm GMT-4  

  • Well, it's the cosmopolitan area where you live.

    Hey Eli! I'll be back on Althouse in no time. :)

    Move out to an isolated area out west, and 'exotic import' will mean a Toyota pickup truck.

    LOL! What was that wonderful film with Michael Keaton, where he played the manager of a local automobile plant, being taken over by Japanese?

    George Wendt was in it, and very funny too.

    Cheers,
    Victoria

    By Blogger vbspurs, at Thu Mar 22, 02:52:00 pm GMT-4  

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