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ADDENDUM—“HAPPY FATHER’S DAY” TO THE WALKING MAN (from Renee Ashley Baker)

June 17, 2010

 

 

FOR   FATHERS  OR…. FORE   FATHERS ?

 CLINK LINK HERE

 

 

 

THIS  POST  IS  For My Father–Mr. Ashley–On Father’s Day .   My Father –Mr. Ashley–was a Mason and a Soldier in the U.S. Army  and– he made me–Renee Ashley–A  PRINCESS….

 THE  MOST  EXPENSIVE   MAN   WALKING  ?

 

“THE WALKING MAN”   by  Alberto  Giacometti

 A sculpture purchased– at a  Sotheby’s of London auction–  by an anonymous collector for  $104.3  MILLION  DOLLARS. 

 SHOUT OUT TO THE ANONYMOUS COLLECTOR  from Renee Ashley Baker:  “I’d love to have lunch with you and get  a ‘private showing’  of  the “WALKING MAN”.     You see–I,  Renee Ashley Baker,  think I know this “Walking Man” .. . . 

(Renee Ashley Baker’s aside:   “What a name dropper that Renee Ashley Baker  is” ! ! ! )

AND….WHAT  GOES  WITH  THE  WALKING  MAN ?

Why His Golden Ring, of course….

Stuart Hughes  24kt Gold Iphone.     Cost?  $2 million dollars 

 and WHAT ELSE DOES A WALKING MAN NEED?  A  BEER !

THE  KING  OF  BEERS    (A Belgian Company)

 

 

My Father–Mr. Ashley –drank  Manischewitz  Wine  AND— he also drank   BUDWEISER  BEER. . . .

(Renee Ashley Baker’s aside: “My father’s family–Ashley–and my father’s mother’s family– Harris– can be traced back to England and Wales….)

SO–FATHER’S DAY IS ON SUNDAY AND  STILL  NO  GIFT  FOR DAD?

There are two new apps for the Iphone:

  For Collectors:  Ebay  (download at apple.com/webapps)

 and

 For Golfers:  Swing by Swing (download at swingbyswing.com)

 OR

WHAT ABOUT A  GOLF  TRIP  FOR DAD?   BY LAND OR BY SEA ?

(sail aboard Cunard’s Queen Elisabeth 2 )

IF BY  SEA:  There are two great sea cruises for Golfers: 

 1.  GolfAHoy (at golfahoy.com)

2.  Elite Golf Cruises  (at elitegolfcruises.com)

but…WHAT IF BY LAND, YOU SAY ? 

 Also  at  GolfAHoy .com  you’ll  find  International Golf Vacation Packages….

OR 

 FOR  FATHER’S  DAY:  What about?    Socks….

 New socks for Dad every three months from BlackSocks.com (BlackSocks.com is a company based in Switzerland)

 

 

ALSO FOR DAD:  May He Have The Courage Of A Young Girl. . . . 

above,  the “Great”  Anne Frank

 

AND NOW….BELOW

A recipe for Dad  from  The New York Times

 

 SWEETBREADS   A   LA   KING

 2 pairs sweetbreads

Water

6 tablespoons butter

12 fresh mushrooms, sliced

1 green pepper, seeded and chopped

1 canned pimento, chopped

1/2 cup sherry

1 cup heavy cream

2 tablespoons flour

1 cup milk

1 teaspoon salt

4 patty shells, purchased

1. Soak the  sweetbreads in ice water forty-five minutes.  Drain and cook slowly in simmering water to cover until white, fifteen to twenty minutes.  Drain, cool in ice water and remove all covering and connective tissues.  Cut into small cubes. 

2.  Melt half the butter in a saucepan, add the mushrooms, green pepper and pimento and cook about ten minutes.  Add half the sherry and cream. 

3.  Simmer until the sauce is reduced by about half.  Add the diced sweetbreads.

  4.  In a saucepan melt the remaining butter,  add the flour and stir with a wire whisk until blended.   Meanwhile, bring the milk to a boil and add all at once to the butter-flour mixture, stirring vigorously with the whisk.  Add to the sweet-bread mixture and season with salt. 

 5.  Add the remaining cream and sherry just before pouring the mixture into the heated patty shells. 

Yield:  4 Servings  

 

                (SCROLL DOWN FOR MORE  “FATHER’S  DAY”)

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“ABLE” by Renee Ashley Baker

July 13, 2009

“ABLE”

by

Renee Ashley Baker
(Copyright by Renee Ashley. All Rights Reserved)

FADE IN:

INT–A LONG WHITE CORRIDOR–DAY

STEELE DOORS LINE BOTH SIDES OF THE HALL. A middle aged man with a MUSTACHE AND GOATEE is walking the hall–going from door to door–PEERING inside each of the tiny square windows. He –has arrived at ROOM 9 and he takes the CLIPBOARD, from the nail on the wall, and HE READS. He then peers inside the white room. He Speaks: “Little Woman–playing in the street? Suicidal?”
WE SEE (inside Room 9): A WOMAN, with messy blonde hair, pulled on top of her head. She looks intelligent, she looks athletic, but we see that SHE IS ANGRY as she sits in A BIG WHITE ARM CHAIR. As he–DOCTOR GOATEE–moves onto the next room–onto the next window– the CAMERA STAYS ON HIM a second but– TURNS BACK– AND PEERS BACK INTO ROOM 9.
WE SEE–this time in Room 9–A MAN, dressed in ALL BLACK, now sitting in the BIG WHITE ARM CHAIR. We will call this man OUR GREEK NARRATOR. And– as he–THE NARRATOR –speaks (SINGS) our “story” unfolds…
As ROD SERLING would say: We are watching ABLE (prophetically and Biblically named) as she paces anxiously back and forth, back and forth, inside Room 9. We see her HOSPITAL GOWN wrapped tightly around her. With her scraggly hair tied on top of her head, she looks as if she should be smoking but we assume that smoking is NOT ALLOWED.
ABLE has been there–in that place–for two days. And– we can see on the wall in her room a CALENDAR–on which she has begun circling days. She has already circled day ONE and day TWO and she has drawn three exclamation points on the 30TH DAY. She has marked that 30TH day RELEASE DAY!
As each day passes–from day 2 to day 30 Able goes from one WHITE COATED INTERVIEWER TO THE NEXT. As each day passes she goes from one white coated ACTIVITY TO THE NEXT (making puzzles, sewing animals, thumbing through magazines, cutting up paper after marking them with “HER FEELINGS”.) She is painfully aware that her name –ABLE– probably pre-destined her for THIS PLACE. (It was her Biblically inclined mother who handed her that Bibically betrayed name “ABLE”….) As each day passes– she (Able) has been remembering –in bits and pieces–and in flashes–the past 30–THIRTY!–years of her life. (She remembers high school –that day during “track and field” when THEY–THE TWO MEN– first accosted her. She remembers ten years after that when these same TWO MEN began to single her out –accuse her–and argue with her. She remembers the last ten years -that these same TWO MEN no longer co-workers–have now become her “Fren-e-mies”. (She remembers the last thing these TWO MEN –in their Burberry trench coats– said to her “Stay Out Of Our Business Or We’ll KILL YOU !!!!”). And Able laughed, out loud, when she read the headline in that days newspaper (“CIA UNDER INVESTIGATION BY CONGRESS –OPIUM SMUGGLING OPERATION DISCLOSED”) Able laughed, out loud, when she saw, under the headline–their two pictures –her Frenemies (MUTT AND JEFF) .
DAY 30: IT IS RELEASE DAY. But will they in fact release her? She knows she has not been very “cooperative”. She has not been talking like Dr. Goatee wanted but she instead, has been stretching, stretching, stretching her hamstrings. Just like back in high school, in track and field, she has been putting her “swoosh clad foot” up on the wall and stretching, stretching, stretching her hamstrings…. She has been bending, bending, grasping her toes with her fingers and stretching some more.
Then– finally–she heard: “You’re Relased”.
It was Dr. Goatee standing in the room. ( His nurse standing behind him handing Able her “street” clothes)….
She wondered if she could STILL make it–(She wondered as she squinted into the bright sunlight).
She boards the city bus that had stopped directly in front of her and– as Able’s stop comes — she gets off. (THE NARRATOR EXITNG THE BUS RIGHT BEHIND HER.)
Able looks around, assured that nothing has changed since the last time she was there. The day that THEY (Dr. Goatee’s people) picked her up. And–just like that last time she put her NIKE CLAD FOOT up on the brick wall and began stretching–first one leg, then the other. She stands on both legs and jerks, POPS, her neck–first left then right. She lifts one knee to her shoulder then does the same for the other knee. She jumps, jumps, up and down in place. And–IGNORING THE NARRATOR STANDING BESIDE HER she gets into her “crouch” (her left arm swinging from side to side while her body rocks back and forth). Then –like before– right on time–on schedule–the LIGHT–THE TRAFFICK LIGHT TURNS RED. Able springs forward, she strides– then leaps– up on a yellow taxi (that is still in motion). She maneuvers this moving vehicle–like a GODDESS– and leaps onto a second yellow taxi. Super swift–she STEPS BACK DOWN ONTO THE GROUND right foot landing first. She sprints one maybe two steps, and BUMPS A STARTLED MUTT, she BREEZES PAST A STARTLED JEFF, and runs, RUNS, with all her might down the street. She weaves through the people–the foot traffick–that do NOT see her coming. She senses MUTT AND JEFF in pursuit –on her heels–but–they’ll never, never catch her, she’ll make sure of that. A bit further down the street–HE–HER TARGET–IS EXITING HIS LIMOUSINE. She holds onto (with dear life) the BROWN BAG that she SNATCHED FROM MUTT. As she reaches HER TARGET–the Saudi Sheik–she thrusts the BROWN BAG into his hand. She falls down–and locks both arms around the Sheik’s knee cap. (The Sheik’s bodyguards rush over but he waves them away). The Sheik opens the brown bag and takes out the Kodak film canister. He looks around –to see if anyone else has seen what just happened. The TWO MEN in the trench coats stare first at him then at the woman (ABLE) who is still clutching his knee.
OVER ALL THE ABOVE: WE HEAR THE SONG: “PRESSURE” BY BILLY JOEL

VIEW VIDEO:  “PRESSURE”  (click link below)

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Iyv905Q2omU

4th Of July: Independence Day….

July 1, 2009

 

                                     TOY   SOLDIERS…..

Toy Soldiers 1

Toy Soldiers 2

 

Below for Independence Day   (“ye olde” ) arm chair….by ROCHE BOBOIS 

Arm Chair by Roche Bobois

 

plus….

TAKING A VACATION ?   Try A “Battle Re-Enactment”:

 http://www.virginia.org/site/features.asp?FeatureID=167

 OR

MAYBE VISIT ONE OF  ” 11″  PRESIDENTIAL  LIBRARIES:

http://www.archives.gov/presidential-libraries/

BUT WAIT–YOU SAY–NOT SO FAST….  YOU’RE  TAKING A  STAY-CATION  INSTEAD ?   (Here’s What To Do)

Call the family and say hello… and please use AT&T….

(Note: Renee Ashley Baker will sign a contract with AT&T to be a “spokesmodel”  for AT&T…. )

AT & T

 

and….WHAT TO EAT ?  This Holiday 4th of July  try Haagen Daz (vanilla)

Haagen Daz Vanilla

 

HOW TO LISTEN?  This Holiday 4th of July–why  listen, of course,  on stereo speakers by Bang & Olufsen….(Renee Ashley Baker will sign a contract with Bang & Olufsen to be a “spokesmodel” for Bang & Olufsen….Because–Renee Ashey Baker –always– always listens with style.  Right,  Bang & Olufsen?)

Bang & Olufsen

 

 

WHAT TO LISTEN TO?  This Holiday 4th of July (Since, I, Renee Ashley  Baker absolutely “HATE” rap music)   try–instead:

STRIPES:

 http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wlPR97oYOBA

STARS:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=g_Fj7wbc3Zc

   OR…STARS & STRIPES:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tzL_BY39vf0

plus….

Still “NO” (NO to Gale Hurd and No to Gail Katz)…..

plus….

             A    “Five Star Sunset”   Tribute….

5 Stars Sunset

Farrah Fawcett Charlies Angels

 Farrah Fawcett blue

Farrah Fawcett

                                              “Good-Bye  Farrah”