Okay, okay. It’s a macaw in Prague but that doesn’t rhyme.
It’s a Twizy
A cute little Twizy,
Open the door
Drive it off
and don’t forget your mom!
(Some of you may be able to prompt your senior cerebellums to recall the Polaroid Swinger jingle? This was my first camera and I still have one shot to prove it. I was about 8 or 9…. The rest of you will have to google this archaic artifact of photographic lore…. See if you can find the jingle. It was awesome…..)
Anyhoo, multi-tasking in Rome. This woman can talk on the phone, open her car door, put her mom in the back seat, talk to me in Italian about her car, and drive off, ALL AT ONCE!
I consider myself quite the multi-tasker. But this woman has clearly put me to shame.
And why, for heaven’s sakes, did wordpress print this in red?
Have you ever driven in Rome? I would require medication, even without the multi-tasking.
But, when in Rome…
Are you looking at me?
A gulls eye view in Gibraltar.
What, pray-tell, is this floral stunner from Vienna?
And this from Spain?
Jim ate it. He said it was sweet.
A tulip in Prague.
An Iris in Cartagena.
A Lebasque in Vienna.
And finally, does wordpress ever unlike your likes? It does this to me sometimes and it is quite frustrating. I set aside time to read your posts and if I like the post, I indicate it. I go back later and see sometimes that my likes have not recorded. Quite concerning because I want you to know when I like your posts. Has this happened to you?
I guess I have to talk to one of those “Happiness Engineers” at wordpress…..
Cheers & happy weekend.
95 thoughts on “A Parrot in Prague, A Twizy in Rome, What the Heck is this? Unliking My Likes….(And Other Misc Items…)”
Nice photos. What an adventure! 🙂
Yes indeed! Life is that way isn’t it? Cheers & thanks~
and I thought smart cars were small!
That is just what Jim said. Great minds think alike…..
I love all your photographs in this post. The birdies are cute but the flowers are gorgeous..
Sweet Ranu! Thank you~
I have “liked” posts, and when I move on, then back, I’ll find they weren’t recorded. I thought it was a server issue, considering the service here. I usually “like” them again, and it usually sticks the second time. A royal pain, considering how much time it takes me to bring up a page, read it, like it, then go back through every move to recover the reader…which is going to take me ten minutes right…NOW
I hope not? 🙁
Sometimes I do have to hit like twice or it just sits there and looks at me, like WHAT?
So I hit it harder. 🙂
That would be an assertive approach! LOL! I like it~
I hope you get this “like” Cindy because I do like/love this post of miscellaneous beautiful things.
Aww thank you. You are nice that way~
Nice post and beautiful pictures. I like that small car whit the door open likes that. I think they really designed the car that does not take much more space even when the door is opened.
Apparently it’s an electric car, a Renault. In some countries you don’t need a license to drive it. It’s considered similar to a scooter. Quite ingenious really and perfect for the hectic driving in Rome. Cheers to you my friend~
I love this collection of pictures. The orange edible things are physallis. I quite like them.
I knew beyond a shadow of doubt that some intelligent blogger would identify this. Thank you Debbie! Jim liked them too~
I like the physallis too – also known as chinese lanterns because their papery outer coating grows in a beautiful lantern shape – they are delicate with a see-through intricate pattern whilst in the ground. It must be a hardy plant as it used to grow in our garden in SE England when I was growing up.
Amazing! You know so much about it. Thank you. Now can you tell me what the fat fuzzy bumbler bee is in my “Home Again” post?? The one I call the B1 bomber? You are a librarian correct? Librarian’s are so helpful and knowledgeable!! Loved your post on the bee friendly plants~
Losing likes – Happens to me all the time! And just recently I lost all my email subscriptions! But we are a resolute blogger community! Wouldn’t miss your posts. Love the car door.
The car door is crazy…..First I saw the car, then the door, then the grandma…..too hilarious!
The losing of likes is really concerning, but you are right, we’ve dealt with much bigger problems than this in our lives, so Que Sera. Cheers to you Rebecca~
🙂 You have a way of putting everything in perspective!!! You are wonderful…
Back to you x2 my friend!
Sometimes I hit the Like button and it appears and disappears. I log in again, and it solves the problem. Really LIKE the gulls eye view and the others.
ooooh!! Log in again and recheck. I’ll try that. Thanks for the tip. I liked the birds beautiful eyes too. You can see through the vitreous humor and see the pupil so clearly. They obviously have amazing eyesight. Cheers & thanks~
That car door is something else. Love the iris. Beautiful photos.
I know…..I always seen unfamilar cars in Europe but this one took the cake. I loved the woman who drove it. She was so unfazed by my gawking…..Hilarious! Cheers to you Pauline~
I saw that my like wasn’t there so must have hit like button and forgotten that I had already liked your work! I LOVE your posts! Fricken awesome bird pics, and adore your flowers too! Wow what an interesting car! It is so kewl that you can travel to such lovely places!
I have definitely done that, double clicked and deleted my like. Thank you so much! Appreciate the appreciation. I love Bears blog too!!! Tell Bear thanks too and give him a cookie for me. Cheers~
I remember being in a cab in Rome. We were all the way over to the right, and the traffic was at least 8 lanes thick. He picked up another passenger, AND THEN HE MADE A U TURN RIGHT ACROSS A SOLID 8 LANES OF TRAFFIC. Never forget that!! 😯
Yes. I kinda love it. It is so different. I always put on my seatbelt, but wonder at the same time, is there really a point? Too funny! They probably are really skillful drivers. I talked to one cab driver who had bought a new car. It was immaculate. No bumps. No scrapes. He was the only stressed out taxi-cab driver I have met in Rome! 🙂
Piercing gull’s eyes…
Aren’t they beautiful! Thank you for noticing~
Ganz wundervolle Bilder!!!
LG Mathilda ♥
Sehr nett von Ihnen! Danke ~
As always, your photos are gorgeous! That car is crazy but I love it! I have never driven in Italy, France was scary enough!
This makes me think, what city has the most crazy traffic? Probably Rome…..I haven’t been to Asia. It may have some contenders. The autobahn in Germany is crazy. Slow drivers, ie., ones going under 100mph, must stay in the slow lane at all costs, or some German driving machine going 120mph will scare the heck out of you in your rear view mirror! New York wouldn’t win any prizes either. Who drives in New York anyway? Taxi drivers. God Bless em!! Too funny~
As always, the pics are great. You just keep getting better with that camera. Really liked the “Twizy”. That’s a real interesting concept. As far as driving in Rome…, rush hour in Chicago would probably compare, or at least be good training for it. Welcome home, sweet pea.
This is good! I am in synch with all my good blogging friends. I was just reading another of your poems and marveling at you beatiful paintings. Thank you Paul~
Yes, my likes don’t like sometimes. And my eyes popped at the Twizy! And the fruit Jim ate is a cape gooseberry, I think.
A cape gooseberry!! Thank you. Cape as in South Africa? Do they grow in your neck of the woods~
In New Zealand yes, but I don’t know if they grow in Christchurch. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Physalis_peruviana Oh my goodness, they go by a lot of other names too 🙂
This is so much fun…I cannot believe we are speaking in real time. What time is it in New Zealand? Thank you for all the useful and informative material you have provided me in the last few minutes!! Wonderful~
Like x 2.
I’ve just been over reading your poems. This is uncanny I’m in real time with several of my talented blogger friends right now! Your poems are wonderful~
Yes, I love it when several of us are online at the same time and sharing reads and flying comments.
This is a first for me…..see above!! It’s great!
Love your photos — as usual! The colors of the macaw…wow. I’m partial to tulips, so I adore that pic. You even got a little extra on the tulip with what appears to be a bit of spider web! The tiny car is not my thing.
Yes I usually don’t see the spider webs until I look at the photos. Isn’t that Macaw a beauty!! Thank you and cheers~
Wow, such vibrancy – great shots.
Oh thank you! Very kind and very appreciated~
So far, I don’t have such problem except the like button doesn’t load
That’s not good either…..Maybe the like function gets overloaded! Cheers to you and thank you Yoshiko~
Maybe? Welcome and cheers to you too, Cindy 🙂
Vibrant images, pretty blooms, love the car for some reason, twizy version of a tuk-tuk perhaps?!
The tuk tuk is so much rommier! Did you see grandmother smooshed in the back seat with her knees sort of straddling the front seat? This is a most compact car! In fact it is classified some places as a motor scooter, so one doesn’t need a license to drive it. It’s a Renault and is electric. You could escape the carbineri in their souped up Alfa Romeos in this little baby….Cheers Arjun!
First time I’ve seen a Twizy. It must be like riding in a sidecar. I’d suffer from claustrophobia. 😯 Your flowers and birds are absolutely gorgeous. 🙂
I forgot to add that quite often if I like a post on reader, and then click to open it, my like isn’t there. 🙁
The twizy is hilarious isn’t it. I always see unfamiliar cars in Europe, but this one takes the cake. The disappearing like problem is concerning and lots of people are reporting it. Cheers to you (and I always like your posts!~)
Stunning shots Cindy! I hadn’t heard of a Twizzy before either 🙂
It’s a hoot. It’s the kinda of vehicle that if you bought it for your kids as a present, they would refuse to drive due to the mortification problem!! I love it! Cheers & thanks~
Amazing & awesome pictures. Visiting your blog is always an exciting and uplifting experience. I do look forward to it. Thanks for sharing the wonderful pictures.
Also, not getting the likes recorded, or worst getting the recorded likes un-liked happens every now and then. I have also noted that the reply to comment notification frequently does not go through – my solution is to approve it, and then respond from the post. It works.
Make a great day!
Ah yes! Why did I not think of this. Great solution. Bloggers are so smart! And thank you for your kind comments. I am so happy to hear you enjoy the blog. I certainly love everything about blogging, especially all the wonderful people I meet like you! Thank you~
Ha, you’re right! Driving in Rome is not for the faint of heart. Our travel bus actually got in an accident and we had to wait for a replacement. Not a bad place to wait though. I love that car too, cool stuff. I haven’t noticed that ‘disappearing-like’ thing but I seldom refer back to the same posts so who knows. I have noticed though that my spam file has remained empty for over two weeks? Where is all that junk?
You are spamless??? How did you accomplish this miraculous feat? Figure it out and patent it and you’ll be richer than Matt who started WordPress! Jim was driving a rental car and got hit by a bus in Florence. It’s always exciting!! Thanks & cheers~
As you have the Pinterest button, I figured it was okay to pin a few of your pics to my Pinterest Boards. If there is a problem, just let me know and I can remove them. Great work!
I am so pleased and appreciative that you did this! Thank you sincerely and cheers to you. I loved your dragon’s den post today. Gorgeous art work~
Yay!! Thanks, Cindy!
🙂 Your work is lovely!
Thank you so much & so is yours!
“liking” your post…hope it stays where I (not WordPress) put it 🙂
It’s here!! Yay! Thank you so much!
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I haven’t had the problem of the Disappearing Likes. But then I have never rechecked. :
But I am trying to help you solve the problem. 🙂
Thank you so much for doing this!! Plus I love the poem and I will assume, like you, that thousands of likes for my blog are missing! Hilarious! Cheers & thank you~
Cindy, I have nominated you for a best moment award. See link for details. I adore your blog and look forward to more moments of bliss on these pages! http://lindalitebeing.wordpress.com/2013/06/02/best-moment-award-part-trois/
You are so kind! Thank you! I appreciate your appreciation and send my appreciation back at you x2!
you are welcome, and thanks!
That’s about the right size for a car in Rome!
I love the Macaw but did it have a harness or something around it?
What a colourful trip you have enjoyed and I have enjoyed via the cyberworld:-)
Yes it did which did kind of bug me. It was outside. I have never seen a harnessed bird before. Thank you for your kind comments and careful eye!
I did wonder with various “bits” poking out of its feathers. Possibly there is a good reason for harnessing the Macaw, e.g. it was rescued and once healed was too domesticated to be returned to the wild. So harnessing it while it enjoys the outdoors and human interaction seems very valid.
Thanks for your encouraging feedback. It gave me a lift:-)
Good points. You got me interested in harnessing birds so I googled and found this discussion which you might be interesed in. Thank you for bringing this up. Most interesting!
Cindy–that macaw really pops! Great shot. I did think for a second, “That bird has something cruel planted in its chest,” then figured I had to be wrong–the collar just had to be concealed from me. I’ve never (well, I don’t THINK I’ve ever) had a LIKE disappear. Weird. Ken
I’m not enough of a bird expert to know whether the harness is humane or not. I had birds as pets though and raised some and had never heard of harnassing. So an expert would need to weigh in and inform us whether it is good for the bird or not. I did notice the bird kept trying to gnaw if off.
Glad to hear you never had a like disappear. The next time it happens I would log off and return and see if this remedies the problem.
Thank you and cheers to you both~
The ‘fruit’ look like tomatillas (the L’s are silent).
I sent you an e-mail on my take on the ‘disappearing Likes’.
You’ll see why…it was rather long winded.
Thank you for both Jules! Yes, apparently the Physalis is related to the tomatillos. Our fellow bloggers successfully identified it. I noticed the similar husking too, but Jim who ate them, said they were a bit sweet, which confused me. I use tomatillos all the time to make green salsa for chilaquiles. Yum!!
A few years ago I got tomatillos at a different food farm co-op that I belonged to (actually with another person). They knew what to do with them. I wasn’t quite sure. The Physalis look a bit like a cherry tomato with a husk.
I actually sauted the greens from a bunch of turnips with onions and garlic. Added the stems from a relative of Bok-choi that looked a bit like spinach. Salt and pepper, oil and margerine. like collared greens I guess. I saw one recipe for using the turnip greens that called for Okra…but I’m a fan of that particular veggie. I’m going to use the seperately sauted spinach type veggie with some spinach in a quiche. Fresh greens really cook down quite a bit. I was watching a cooking show and the gal used four bunches of spinah for a bed for what ever she was cooking, and it barely covered the bottom of the platter.
Yes!! They have unliked my likes, played havoc with my photos, especially in a new post, etc. The photo thing is fixed, but the Like issue is random.
It is so frustrating. It has happened to me on several occasions.
Lovely macaw-parrot! lol…. maybe wordpress were exceptionally impressed with your writing skills in the paragraph they highlighted in red! I think the like button is very temperamental 😉 I often find it “loading” and even though it never appears if I click on it, later the like has in fact registered. Very strange! I have been known when the like button first appeared to accidently like my own post which was very embarrassing! I’ve since discovered if you click it again it unlikes the post but I didn’t know that at the time.
“maybe wordpress were exceptionally impressed with your writing skills in the paragraph they highlighted in red!”
Somehow I am doubting this is the explanation! LOL! But thanks for trying! Hilarious!! Wouldn’t it be a kick if WP actually did that? Too funny~
Loved Prague years ago, but was traveling in a wheelchair and ran into distressing harassing, because back then people kept the handicapped inside out of sight. Only MacDonalds and the airport had handicapped bathrooms!
Well that is shocking. I’m sorry you experienced that დ