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“A Painter's Kitchen-
Revised Edition:
Recipes from the Kitchen of Georgia O'Keeffe”
(Red Crane Cookbook Series)

Margaret Wood

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Tuesday, January 26, 2010  

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Ikebana #67

I had an Ikebana session yesterday,
and it was good to see our group
together again, minus Kristy,
after the New Year break...

Lorna brought some of the most delicious mangoes
back from her visit home.

The mangoes of The Philippines
are the best!
They spoil you for any others!

One day, I would like to go
where these come from and pick one myself ...

© 2010 Pamela MacCarthy

January Girl

My son Michio gave me this beautiful wool scarf
from India, for a birthday present.
I love the many vivid colors, as I wear mostly black...

Popeye the Sailor: Parlez Vous Woo (1956)

If ya wants ta finishk
Ya gots ta eatsk yer spinach
Popeye the Sailor Man!

Till Next Time...
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4:02 PM

Friday, January 22, 2010  

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A break in the cold
A camellia I cut
brightens my lapel

On fashion street
Omote Sando Dori
I hear my footsteps

Six-month check up time
Cafe visit settles me
Tick tock tick tock tick

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Till Next Time...
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7:49 AM

Saturday, January 16, 2010  

A cold, sunny day today.

My pansy plants
were frozen this morning...
Now, they are smiling in the bright sunshine...

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My birthday gig at Tokyo Dome Hotel's Artist Cafe, 43F,
went very well.

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View from 43F
Artist Cafe
Tokyo Dome Hotel

Thank you,
to all my dear friends & fans
who came out and helped to make my birthday performance
a complete success!

The line -up:

Pamela MacCarthy - vocals
Nao Suzuki - piano
Ichi Takata - bass

I'll be performing there again next month,
with the same line-up,
on February 6th, Saturday...

Like Spinning Plates
Amnesiac ( 2001 )

Here's my 1-2010 iPod update:

Till The End of Time - DeVotchKa
My Secret Place - Joni Mitchell / Don Henley
The World in My Eyes - Depeche Mode
Caribbean Blue - Enya
You and Me - Lifehouse
Girl With a Pearl Earring - Alexander Desplat
Migrations (Eyes Wide Shut ) - Jocelyn Pook
Diamond Dust - Jeff Beck
The Story in Your Eyes - The Moody Blues
Viva La Vida - Coldplay
Like Spinning Plates - Radiohead
Honeysuckle Rose - Django Reinhardt & The Hot Club of France;
feat. Stephane Grappelly
All I Need - Radiohead
The Peacocks - Toots Theilemans
La Seine - Josephine Baker

R.I.P. Teddy Pendergrass

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12:24 PM

Saturday, January 09, 2010  

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Portrait on the River

Photo : Michio Yves Ueda

Happy Birthday, Miz 'Mela Mac!

Till Next time...
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10:29 AM

Wednesday, January 06, 2010  

Today, I took the Xmas tree
and all decorations, down...

Yesterday, I braved the cold to make a Shrine visit,
and get my annual 'fortune' predictions...

I went alone.

Michio will go with his dad, today.

I like the festival-like atmosphere, walking in.

Many food, games, and merchandise stalls,
line both sides of the walkway.
Overhead are red and white lanterns,
each bearing kanji-caligraphy written names
of the towns affiliated to this shrine;
the Okunitachi Ginja...

© 2010 Pamela MacCarthy

The stall owners call out
(Welcome, your money...)
as I pass...

I like this peaceful place, walking along.
Being outdoors,
it is not constricting in any way...

As I approach the altar,
I first wash my hands
with a wooden ladle of water from a well.
Then, I pass through a wooden gate
up, to the altar,
throw a coin, clap twice,
bow my head, close my eyes
and pray...

I got my 'fortune'.
I drew # 24, 'big luck',
for this year...

© 2010 Pamela MacCarthy

Shrine Visit

My son Michio gave me the new iPod Nano
for Christmas!

My old Nano was getting extremely hard to navigate
since I dropped it and cracked the screen!

Hallelujah, a brand new one!

Now, how to get old iPod files back on my computer!

My "New Year 2010" iPod update:

Skating in Central Park - Bill Evans & Jim Hall
Blue Moon - Billie Holiday
Song For Darnell - Mulgrew Miller Trio
I'm a Fool To Want You - Frank Sinatra
Griet's Theme (Girl With a Pearl Earring) - Alexandre Desplat
I Could Have Danced All Night - Oscar Peterson Trio
Love Theme (Blade Runner) - Vangelis
Damask Rose (Blade Runner) - Vangelis
Masked Ball (Eyes Wide Shut) - Jocelyn Pook
Follow The Deal On Down - Bessie Smith
Already Over Me - The Rolling Stones
Keep Young and Beautiful - Annie Lennox
Primitive - Annie Lennox
Blues in the Air - Sidney Bechet
May It Be (Lord of the Rings) - Enya

Till Next Time...
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12:50 PM

Saturday, January 02, 2010  

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New Years' Eve/ 2010!

I went out New Years' Eve,
to meet with two girlfriends;
Kristy and Tomoko.

It was Winter cold.

I wasn't feeling the urgency
of a midnight shrine visit this year...

I cut out early...

New Years' Eve/2010 haiku:

Very cold walking
Wore my boots and leopard hat
My warm room beckons

Exactly midnight
Telephone and in-person
In-tandem greetings!

No-alcohol wine
A gift Hiroshi sent me
in my crystal glass...

Watching Christmas lights
Dreaming big for the New Year
Two-thousand and ten!

©2010 Pamela MacCarthy

My birthday/gig
at Tokyo Dome Hotel's Artist Cafe, 43F,
is one week away,
January 9th, Saturday...

I hope to see you!

Till Next Time...
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2:06 PM

Friday, January 01, 2010  

Akemashite Omedeto Gozai-Masu!

Happy New Year 2010!

2 0 1 0
Year of the Metal Tiger!

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12:35 AM

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