AND HERE WE GO.. It ( ALL OF LIFE ) IS A LEARNING EXPERIENCE..
I am struggling to gain access to my site to write.. Google and Yahoo have been my ‘guys’ and those ‘guys’ have been in and out and mostly OFF as to me accessing my site here..
ENTER ‘BING’ .. WHO IN THE WORLD EXACTLY ARE YOU ‘BING’.. well .. suddenly.. out of nowhere YOU ‘BING’ have emerged as my ‘go to search engine’ to get into my site..
BINGO ‘BING’.. I repeat.. who exactly are you..
WHAT I NEED IS ONE PAGE HERE THAT I USE AS AN ‘OMNIBUS’ PAGE.. one page where I say what I want to say one time and that will be that.. as Baba Fats concludes his ‘Search for the Perfect High’.. written by Shel Silverstein.. may you rest in peace Shel.. after he dismisses Gimmesome Roy and his search for his perfect high..
“Well that is that sez Baba Fats sitting down upon his throne, fixing to spend one hundred years of talking to God alone, why is it Lord it’s all the same.. old men or bright eyed youth.. it’s always easier to feed them some shit than it is to tell them the truth!”
For instance.. my friend since October of 1975, from Frankfurt, West Germany, one “Godzilla” 92307.. has the Zen Mind of the inquirer.. when “Zilla” does not understand, ‘Zilla” just asks, “What did you mean.. Why did you write that.. “.. we call that the ZEN MIND..
OK ‘Zilla”.. you asked “Why did I seem to make a point of the fact that in Hong Kong.. I was keeping a ‘count’ of my post card production..” being inside of my closest inside-inner-circle.. ‘Zilla’ did NOT say.. “Captain.. it seems to be on the anal retentive side of things all of this counting!” .. but I can read ‘Zilla’s mind” and that is what he was thinking.. Rosemarie 21619 just put it spot-on straight forward thusly.. “Cap all of us under the Virgo Astrological Sign ARE anal retentive”..
HERE IS WHY.. in Hong Kong the postage stamps actually have glue on them.. you can count on that as a fact.. here in my beloved India the postage stamps may.. and then again the postage stamps MAY NOT have glue on them.. knowing this you just have glue handy.. sort of messy but what the hell..
In Hong Kong.. when you mail your mail.. I feel you have a 100% probability that your mail is going to go someplace.. read.. out of China and and I mean out of China NOW to the United States.. ah yes.. here in India.. when you mail your mail you do a little song and dance.. you say a little prayer to one of the many Hindi Gods.. praying that “Oh Lord God.. I hope the postal clerk does NOT take my mail home and steam OFF the stamps and re-sell them because he and his family are hungry.. OR.. “Lord God of the Mail.. why is it some mail will get to the states in from 8 days (this is the best you can expect) to 12 days.. and some of the mail posted at the exact and at the precise identical time will take as long as a month or longer..
HERE IS HOW (thank you Grego 98134 .. friend since December 27th, 1990, who I met HERE at the YMCA in New Delhi) is how you ‘foil’ the postal clerks of India.. YOU STAND AND YOU DEMAND AND YOU INSIST THAT IN FRONT OF YOU THE CLERK GET OUT HIS HUGE AND MESSY AND RIDICULOUS CANCELLATION THING AND CANCELL THE STAMPS NOW ON THE SPOT BEFORE THEY CAN SLIP AWAY WITH YOUR MAIL..
In all of the world.. IN ALL OF THE WORLD.. no country anywhere can possibly match India in the brillliance of their special PHILATELIC STAMPS.. IN FACT.. the secret here is this: TO GET STAMPS WITH GLUE ON THEM you go to the one post office in an Indian City (there is only one in a city) and you go to the PHILATELIC OFFICE and you buy your stamps THERE..
THEN THEY DESTROY the stamp you are sending home on mail with this horrible wet messy inky postmark cancellation thingie..
OH GOD OF ABRAHAM I LOVE INDIA.. OH GOD OF ABRAHAM I CRAVE INDIA.. is this the trip when I come home to meet you and to ask you “God.. was I really an alcoholic?” .. kids .. this is a no-nonsense dangerous place..
OK.. by counting all of my (it was one hundred and ten.. 110 post cards mailed from Hong Kong) outgoing post card production.. I ‘spur myself on’ to keep going because it may be the one opportunity I have to have a decent chance to GET YOU A POST CARD FROM FAR AWAY..
“Geez Captain.. you couldda said that in ten words”.. thanks ‘Zilla’..
NOW TO BOBBA’S TRADITIONAL TOILET PAPER RANT.. are you all aware that when the Mayflower (the ship with pilgrims on it going to Plymouth Rock in MA) landed there were NOT TOILET PAPER SALEMEN to greet the pilgims and to sell them this horrible stuff.. are you all aware that when George Washington and his army did THAT sit down thing.. there were NO toilet paper vendors tagging along like General Hooker and his girls in the Civil War.. his ‘hookers’.. are you all aware that in MOST of the world.. human beings ‘wash’ themselves BACK THERE WHERE THE SUN DOES NOT SHINE OFTEN.. you have your bottle or you have your glass or .. here in India.. you have your little plastic pitcher.. of water and you (yeah it takes a time or two of practice to get this down!) guide a stream of water to THE PLACE and with your fingers you WASH AND YOU CLEAN YOURSELF SO WELL THAT AFTER YOU LEARN TO DO THIS YOU CANNOT AND YOU WILL NOT EVER AGAIN USE THAT TERRIBLE PRODUCT.. then you dry yourself and wash your hand.. tradition is you use you left hand..
AND WHAT EXACTLY IS THE POINT CAPTAIN? THE POINT IS THIS.. we in the West think that we know.. and that we have.. all of the answers and here we plainly DO NOT EVEN KNOW HOW TO WIPE OUR OWN BEHIND .. GOT IT?
Grego 98134.. I sure miss Ron Kenworthy.. it was Ron down in Jaipur at the Vipasna Meditative Institute in February of 1991 that finally taught and enlightened me to this.. I sure miss Ron..
“Bobba you are rolling!” I hear some of you cheering from up in the peanut gallery.. “Welcome back to India Bobba!” I hear my rooting section here cheering.. OH THANK YOU RAJINDER for letting me use your personal cell phone to telephone Patti last night when I could NOT call out.. LORD GOD OF ABRAHAM I don’t have to be Mick and the stones to know how they feel when they walk into a room.. all I have to do is to come back to my beloved India and get the greetings and the love and the spiritual bonding that I have with these people here.. KNOWING ALL THE WHILE THAT SOME DOG HAS ME IN THIS SIGHTS WAITING TO SQUEEZE THE TRIGGER.. and poof.. ‘der will go Bobba..
YOU WANT NEWS OF INDIA.. go to Yahoo INDIA.. you want news of India.. go to MSNBC INDIA and you will get news of last nights earthquake here (6.6 on the Richter) and it scared the living dayligts outta me let me tell you.. I was suddenly in the midst of between 50 and 100 teen age girls and boys who FREAKED OUT AND BEGAN SCREAMING AND RUNNING FRANTICALLY IN ALL DIRECTIONS WHEN IT.. THE ‘BOMB’ WENT OFF.. and this quake was like none I have ever experienced in 33 years in San Francisco and sitting ON an 8.2 in Alaska.. it was one.. single.. terrific BOOM.. and yesterday morning the terrorist bombing of the India High Court has everyone ON EDGE here.. SO WHEN THE ‘BOMB’ (read the 6.6 earthquake) went off we all freaked..
WATER.. WATER.. WATER.. this is tops on my list today.. GET WATER IN THE ROOM.. then the U.S. Embassy.. then the cell phone.. from the neck up you use bottled water.. get a sealed case of Bisleri (a brand) from my pharmacy here I trust with my water..
Over and Out for Now.. with Love and incredible JOY at being ‘BACK IN INDIA” not knowing for sure if a New Delhi City Bus will ‘get me today’.. you look left for traffic and the bus coming on your right KILLS YOU DEAD kids..
You fail to ‘pay attention’ in the crowd and some son of a bitch slips a blade between your ribs and it’s “Bye Baba ..Time to Go see GOD”..
A little manic here Captain.. just a tad.. and I got four good hours with my C.P.A.P. last night.. now.. over and OUT.. for now.. CAP
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