Ludisia Discolor, a terrestrial "jewel" orchid, produces a spike with individual flowers not much larger than a piece of popcorn. This species is grown mainly for its foilage, a velvety dark green with burgundy pinstripes.
I am a citizen of the United States and of France
I am probably twice as old as the average E2 noder
WHAT'S IN THE BOX?
Shake it up, let it settle down, this is what you get.
AMERICANA : Dime store - carhop - Yellow school bus - Role of the garage in suburban American culture - Root cellar - fireplace
AFRICA : Jollaf rice - Meat rolls stuffed with hard-boiled eggs - Kola nut - Catching water in Port Harcourt - Cheese stories that are probably true - The turkey, he faint - Cultural discrimination in cookery - Fish from the sky
ALCOHOLICS ANONYMOUS : Intergroup - Friends of Bill W. will meet in the Boatdeck Lounge tonight - Singleness of purpose - Spiritual not religious - Keeping it green - Fellowship in a big orange truck - First name only - tough love - Buddha's Christmas Tree - Budda on his anniversry
BOOKS AND BIOS : Jeanne Calment - Two Against the Ice - The Meaning of Everything - Horatio's Drive - Highwaymen - Johnny Hallyday - Ferdinand Cheval - Ann Miller - Miles Davis - Marcel Dassault on the TGV
DOGS : Undescended Testicle - Best of Breed - Fox Terrier - Wire-hair terrier grooming - Lometa's perfect puppy - I can think of worse things than to die like a dog - Zöe died the other day . . - licking eyeballs - Hound from Hell
FAMILY : Siblings forever - Christmas cookies - hamster in a cage - new regular - Assisted Living Facility Do not resuscitate - Deaf education in the United States - Did Daddy die? - iron miner's daughter - Alzheimer's
Other FLORA AND FANA : merlan - Sea turtle - live oak - panther - cicadas in Provence - Kola nut - Anhinga - Christmas cactus - Red, red robin - Robins and other snowbirds - beaver - squirrel
FLORIDA : Florida specialty tags are nothing special - Cypress Gardens - Cypress Gardens Rescue - Ozzie the Osphrey - corn maze - Back stage at Bike Week - Highwaymen - live oak - panther - Winter arrives in Central Florida - Discovery launch - Robins and other snowbirds - Forest rape - Cold Snap - Papaya bugs - HURRICANE SEASON (see below)
FOOD : Salad and frites - Kumquat - Soupe au pistou - potato - Croque Monsieur - merlan - Jollaf rice - Ratatouille - Meat rolls stuffed with hard-boiled eggs - calamar - Aïoli as a dish in Provence - Brandade de morue de Nimes - Abats in Provence - Walnut oil - Quick onion soup for two - Piperade - soft boiled egg - white beans provençal - Mussel - Simple spaghetti in black and white - Black and white TV munchies - Aubergine (see eggplant) - Tossing a salad - egg-cup - escalope
FRANCE : Nimes - La Bambouserie - Christmas in Provence - Time takes time - Jeanne Calment - Johnny Hallyday - Ferdinand Cheval - cicadas in Provence - Avignon - Avignon under the popes - Avignon today - Lavender fields in Provence - L'Auberge rouge - My dog's name is Ici - Troglodytes in Provence - Working Holiday in Provence - Living with the mistral in Provence - Tossing a salad - Anglo-Saxon words for animals, French words for meat - French history, etc. in recipes : see Croque Monsieur - Ratatouille - Piperade - escalope
GETTING AROUND IN THE U.S.A. : Appalachian Trail - Manhattan Quartered - Islands of New York City - Cleveland Metroparks, an emerald necklace
GTKY : Time takes time - Level change - Honda inventory - Turkey Day Down Under - Fellowship in a big orange truck - Bookworm - On being a tourist in America - Duh, dummy! - Hound from Hell - Standoff at the paint place - Remember - two-handed tapping - When people ask, "Where are you from?" I have to think for a moment - Ghosts of New Years past - FAMILY (see above)
HURRICANE SEASON : Hurricane Charley - Hurricane cleanup - CD Hurricane Special - Hurricane Frances - Days 3 and 2 before Frances - Riding out Frances - Hurricane Jeanne - , Hurricane season '06 - hurricane refugees in my garage
MISCELLANEOUS : Snowshoeing - carottage - Metric shortcuts for dummies - Queen Mary 2 - My heart is in the mail - "20,000 Words" - Silly folds for a dollar bill - mailing personal effects around the world - One hour there was sunlight - Hyacinthides - How to Locate Studs - container gardening - suicide - Cash4Books - Measurements based on the human body - moustache cup - Changes in E2 - Loophole - free port - investing in Uncle Sam - Blue Moon