Had To—Sorry Y’all: I Love Cuba / Cubano / Cuban Women—This Is Just Yet Another Tease (‘Wonton ‘a-Meri-ca’) edit; yeah, this Is, Errr… Was… Never mind.

Timely When I First Wrote It. Figger it out.

And I Do Apologize for The Wonky Formatting:

WP is Still Fuckin’ With Me

Lucy Ricardo and Ricky Ricardo perform Cuban Pete

Cred For Vid: Lucy Ricardo

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Had to Write This

Mainly because of the girls.

Which ones?

The Cuban ones!

Duh!

Well, that kinda narrows it down some.

***

For A Post I have Bouncing About in My Head.

Working Title:

“Wonton America.”

All Americans are “Want-Ones’

(You Have Probably Already Figured Out Why This Is Timely And Apropos)

Street Cred for Vid:  ‘Playing For Change

The you?

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The young Girl Singing… Broke my already broken Heart.

Will work for Beer!

Oh Drear!
Or Dear!
Oh Drat!

Damn Cat!

Diana Fuentes

*****

Yeah. I know The Musical Selection is Miss-Matched.

And the Language is ALL Wrong!

But it Suits My Purpose)

So There!

Guantanamera – The Sandpipers

****

And word to Some Wise:

Don’t Go THERE.

I will hurt Your Feelings

******

Yeah.

It is Gonna Be About

All The Years I Spent In

South-East Asia.

DUH!

And About LOVING & Cherishing  

All The People I had the Honour To Know There….

****

Stay Tuned.

Don’t Change That Dial!

****

P.S., I LOVE MY LIFE!

*****

Pee Pee Esss:

I have been to Cuba only Once.

(And I didn’t even manage to get off my ship)

I gazed at the port longingly–Hemingway invading my Head.

Pretty Sure Next Time I Get To Go…

I’ll Be Arriving

At

Guantanamo!

(That’s Me: Second Guy On The Bottom Left)

Related:

To Cuba

Hem

“Juan?”

“C’est moi!”

I love Cuba!

Havana Na Na Na

Long Version:

Short Version:

“I Loved Him When I Left Him”

How Many Times Have I Heard These Words Purred Into

Mine Ear?

And From Many Different Women From All Over The World–Seemed to Me They Were All Working Off The Same Script

How?

Why?

How?

This was way Before Al Gore “Invented” The Internet

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Since I Seem To Still Be On A Carribean / South American Woman Kick:

“Hips Don’t Lie”

Shakira! Shakira!

I ‘worked’ in Iraq with a Man named “Jim”—Every day we started off our day watching this vid—Jim was a slut and also a good ‘family man’—-I Loved him

Hips Don’t Lie–Shakira

*****

Yes. I am a Just A Stupid Sentimental Old Fool. Please Wish Me Well. “This Is Yet Another Tease (‘Wonton ‘a-Meri-ca’)”

For A Post I have Bouncing About in My Head.

Working Title:

“Wonton America.”

All Americans are “Want-Ones’

You Have Probably Already Figured Out Why This Is Timely

And Apropos

Street Cred for Vid:  ‘Playing For Change

The you?

Herb Alpert The Tijuana Brass A Taste of Honey

****

The young Lady Singing Above… Broke my already broken Heart.

Will work for Beer!

Oh Drear!
Or Dear!
Oh Drat!

Damn Cat!

Diana Fuentes

*****

Yeah. I know The Musical Selection is Miss-Matched.

And the Language is ALL Wrong!

But it Suits My Purpose

So There!

****

And word to Some Wise:

Don’t Go THERE.

I will hurt Your Feelings

******

Yeah.

It is Gonna Be About

All The Years I Spent In

South-East Asia.

DUH!

And About LOVING & Cherishing  

All The People I had the Honour To Know There….

****

Stay Tuned.

Don’t Change That Dial!

****

P.S., I LOVE MY LIFE!

*****

Pee Pee Esss:

I have been to Cuba only Once.

(And I didn’t even manage to get off my ship)

Pretty Sure Next Time I Get To Go…

I’ll Be Arriving

At

Guantanamo!

(That’s Me: Second Guy On The Bottom Left)

UPDATED / Expanded! Turned Into A Bit Of A Mini-Rant, But Y’all Know How I Tend To Roll… “Should I Continue This Series? Fishin’ for Encouragement Here. or Maybe I am Just Lonely… Who knows? No One, I suppose … “Rent – A – Sailor: Part One”

P.S. This Post Has Become A Long-Ass-Long-Winded–Verbosity-Laden–Monstrosity– –If You Manage To Slog Through It, Send Me A Bill. I Promise To Reimburse Your Purse For Lost Time.

Hahaha!

“The Line Forms To The Right”

Credit: Bobby Darin

Just Take A Number & Have A Seat.

I’ll Get To You. By And Bye

*****

Aussie Wu-Flu Photo Below:

Really Upsets Me, Because Last Time I Visited There,

The Mates & the Shelia’s Had NO Fear!

Not A Care

In This World

(Unless The Foster’s Ran Dry)

My Kind-Of-People:

Mostly Perpetually Happy & Up-Beat

Or…

In The Aussie Vernacular:

“No Worries Mate.”

Pretty Sure This “Aussie-Attitude”

Still Rings True–

At Least I Hopes It Do

Its Just

Their Fukk’Up Government.

But We Americans Cannot ‘Honestly’ Throw Stones

Can We?

*****

Aussie Gals Are FEARLESS

This Has Been My Experience

(Much Like Texan Gals)

Just For Ref:

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You Know You Are Dating an Australian Woman When…

Cred: Dating Beyond Borders

Aussie Sheilas:

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I No Longer Wish to Return To Australia

I’m Stayin’ In Texas Where

The Government Ain’t Insane!

Nor

Gone Bat-Shit Crazy!

***

Aussie Covid-19:

Cred: WION

I Used To Love Australia

(Still Do Actually)

Crocodile Dundee:
“That’s not a knife: this is a Knife.”

Cred For Vid Share: Tomas Tree

*****
I love Australia
As I Want To remember Her
And All
The Shelia’s:

25 Great Crocodile Dundee Quotes:

Cred For Vid Compilation: PonAdidas

But Until They Get Over Their

Stupid WuFlu Panic,

I Ain’t Gonna Go Back

Australia Geography/Australia Country Song:

Cred: Kids Learning Tube

Land Down Yonder

Vid/Music Cred: Men at Work

*****

Olivia Neutron Bomb

“Magical”

Easy-Greasy. Got A Long Way to Slide:

*****

Screw It!

****

If My Wander-Lust Evah Return’eth,

I’m Goin’ To Ireland!

Irish Rovers-Drunken Sailor:

^^^^

Related:

“Rescue Mission”

–Kris:

Perhaps I’ll Run Into Erin Burnett While There.

Or Mayhaps

Even Ygritte.

As She(s) Is Passing Through Oh Her Way Back To Scotland

Yeah, Right.

I Could NEVER Get THAT Lucky!

Cred For Vid: Sara Cardoso

But Stranger Things Have Been Known To Happen… In My Life

Back in ’89 halfway into my last WestPAC (Western Pacific Deployment) bobbing about in the Pacific, onboard the USS Frederick LST 1184, we had already spent much time in Subic Bay, Hong Kong, Guam, Korea, Fuk-Ya-Mama Japan, and possible some other ‘Ornamental’ ports I do not recall.

USS Fred: LST 1184:

Well, we were steaming along in the South Pacific one day when word came down the pike that we had new orders to sail to Sydney.

What?

What?!

Hell Yes!

“But why?” I asked the first ‘Old-Salty-Squiddy’ I could find.

“Some idiots from a tin can (destroyer) dropped a pallet of high explosives on top of the Great Barrier Reef. We have to go retrieve it before shit jumps off. That reef is some kind of fuckin’ national park or something.”

“Why us?”

“Who the fuck knows? Who the fuck cares? We get to go to Australia! Australia! In Australia, they still LOVE us. There is this thing they do. It’s called ‘Rent-A-Sailor’ and you’ll see.”

“Hell you talking about? ‘Rent-A-Sailor’?”

“When we dock, there will be tons of women on the pier to greet us. They will all have paid real money to ‘host’ us while we are there. They love us. Maybe ‘cause we saved them from the Japs back in doubya doubya two.”

Hostesses for the Most of Us

“I see your point. Sounds great!”

“Just wait. You’ll see,” he said again breathlessly. I must admit, his excitement was contagious.

***

Now, do not get me wong (wrong). I love Southern Pacific Eastern ‘Ornamental’ Women and this is well-documented, but I, we, all of us, were in the mood for a female change of scenery. We wanted to see some ‘Round-Eyes.’ And before anyone accuses me of being ‘racist’ you may want to do some research on my blog—this one—and then get back to me.

All that shit spake…

We turned the Freddy Southbound-and-Down toward Sydney. Estimated steaming time to Australia: three days.

We were all very excited.

I Went looking for the ship’s barber to get me gussied up…

To be continued… Here. Y’all hear??

UPDATED! Turned Into A Bit Of A Mini-Rant, But Y’all Know How I Am “Should I Continue This Series? (There is… There ACTUALLY Is, A Lot More to the Story) Fishin’ for Encouragement Here. or, Maybe I am Just Lonely… Who knows? No One, I suppose … “Rent – A – Sailor: Part One”

****

I No Longer Wish to Return To Australia

I’m Stayin’ In Texas Where

The Government Ain’t Insane!

Gone Bat-Shit Crazy!

Aussie Covid-19:

Cred: WION

I Used To Love Australia

(Still Do) But Until They Don’t get Over Their Stupid WuFlu Panic,

I Ain’t Gonna Back

Australia Geography/Australia Country Song:

Cred: Kids Learning Tube

Land Down Yonder

Vid/Music Cred: Men at Work

*****

Olivia Neutron Bomb

*****

Back in ’89 halfway into my last WestPAC (Western Pacific Deployment) bobbing about in the Pacific, onboard the USS Frederick LST 1184, we had already spent much time in Subic Bay, Hong Kong, Guam, Korea, Fuk-Ya-Mama Japan, and possible some other ‘Ornamental’ ports I do not recall.

USS Fred: LST 1184:

Well, we were steaming along in the South Pacific one day when word came down the pike that we had new orders to sail to Sydney.

What?

What?!

Hell Yes!

“But why?” I asked the first ‘Old-Salty-Squiddy’ I could find.

“Some idiots from a tin can (destroyer) dropped a pallet of high explosives on top of the Great Barrier Reef. We have to go retrieve it before shit jumps off. That reef is some kind of fuckin’ national park or something.”

“Why us?”

“Who the fuck knows? Who the fuck cares? We get to go to Australia! Australia! In Australia, they still LOVE us. There is this thing they do. It’s called ‘Rent-A-Sailor’ and you’ll see.”

“Hell you talking about? ‘Rent-A-Sailor’?”

“When we dock, there will be tons of women on the pier to greet us. They will all have paid real money to ‘host’ us while we are there. They love us. Maybe ‘cause we saved them from the Japs back in doubya doubya two.”

Hostesses for the Most of Us

“I see your point. Sounds great!”

“Just wait. You’ll see,” he said again breathlessly. I must admit, his excitement was contagious.

***

Now, do not get me wong (wrong). I love Southern Pacific Eastern ‘Ornamental’ Women and this is well-documented, but I, we, all of us, were in the mood for a female change of scenery. We wanted to see some ‘Round-Eyes.’ And before anyone accuses me of being ‘racist’ you may want to do some research on my blog—this one—and then get back to me.

All that shit spake…

We turned the Freddy Southbound-and-Down toward Sydney. Estimated steaming time to Australia: three days.

We were all very excited.

I Went looking for the ship’s barber to get me gussied up…

To be continued… Here. Y’all hear??

Had To—Sorry Y’all: I Love Cuba / Cubano / Cuban Women—This Is Just Yet Another Tease (‘Wonton ‘a-Meri-ca’) edit; yeah, this Is, Errr… Was… Timely When I First Wrote It. Figger it out. And I Do Apologize for The Wonky Formatting: WP is Still Fuckin’ With Me

Lucy Ricardo and Ricky Ricardo perform Cuban Pete

Cred For Vid: Lucy Ricardo

******

Had to Write This

Mainly because of the girls.

Which ones?

The Cuban ones!

Duh!

Well, that kinda narrows it down some.

***

For A Post I have Bouncing About in My Head.

Working Title:

“Wonton America.”

All Americans are “Want-Ones’

(You Have Probably Already Figured Out Why This Is Timely And Apropos)

Street Cred for Vid:  ‘Playing For Change

The you?

****

The young Girl Singing… Broke my already broken Heart.

Will work for Beer!

Oh Drear!
Or Dear!
Oh Drat!

Damn Cat!

Diana Fuentes

*****

(Yeah. I know The Musical Selection is Miss-Matched.

And the Language is ALL Wrong!

But it Suits My Purpose)

So There!

Guantanamera – The Sandpipers

****

And word to Some Wise:

Don’t Go THERE.

I will hurt Your Feelings

******

Yeah.

It is Gonna Be About

All The Years I Spent In

South-East Asia.

DUH!

And About LOVING & Cherishing  

All The People I had the Honour To Know There….

****

Stay Tuned.

Don’t Change That Dial!

****

P.S., I LOVE MY LIFE!

*****

Pee Pee Esss:

I have been to Cuba only Once.

(And I didn’t even manage to get off my ship)

Pretty Sure Next Time I Get To Go…

I’ll Be Arriving

At

Guantanamo!

(That’s Me: Second Guy On The Bottom Left)

Related:

To Cuba

Hem

“Juan?”

“C’est moi!”

I love Cuba!

Havana Na Na Na

Long Version:

Short Version:

********

Since I Seem To Still Be On A Carribean / South American Woman Kick:

“Hips Don’t Lie”

Shakira! Shakira!

*****

This is What Consequential Truth or Consequence You Pay When You Become ‘Three Hundred and One Pounds of Fun’

Not A Pretty Sight, is It?

(Death never is)

RIP Lil’ Chair. I will always miss you.

We ‘chaired’ so many good times together.

Now you’re gone.

So Long!

***

But My U.S. Navy taught me a life lesson I never unlearned:

“Always keep a ‘Battle Spare’ Somewhere in there”

***

No one will understand nor ‘catch’ the ‘significance’ of this photo

Unless you have travelled abroad. (Specifically UK, OK?)

Or been with a broad.

Who has travelled abroad.

Or Both.

Not mutually exclusive.

She used to be my goal.

In more ways than one

Actually,

A hundred and one!

Painfully Poignant:

And LMFAO Ever’time I Re-wind and Re-Watch This One!

***

Author’s Lament:

No one appreciates my twisted, sick (sixth?) sense of humor.

*heavy sigh*

Street Cred For The Vid: JoniJourney

***

Just my attempt to tie up all these thoughts

Happy Trails to Y’all!

(Wrong Song, I know, but it suits my purpose–sorta)

Vid Cred: LiliDVLima