Wednesday, January 4, 2012

Thursday Theme Song: you're the...

With apologies to the wonderful, late, great Nat King Cole, I've messed with the lyrics a bit here, rather nonsensically, just to go with a photo my husband took some years ago when we were in Quito, Ecuador, on our way to the Galapagos Islands.
Wikipedia photo
Our hotel in Quito was the former British Embassy, and I chose it for that reason, as well as its proximity to streets where we could shop. The closest restaurant turned out to be at the end of the block, so we visited it on several different evenings.
The first time, however, I ordered cafe con crema in my best Baja Mexican Spanish, we were extremely surprised. The coffee came with cream alright, but it was a bowl of delicious, thick cream, so beautiful I was tempted to eat it with the spoon.

© Photo by Richard Schear

You’re the cream in my coffee, 
You’re the salt in my stew; 
You will always be my obsessity:
I’ve lost me about you. 
You’re the lace on my collar, 
You're the soul to my blues; 
You will always be my obsessity:
I’d be lost without youse. 

Posted for Hootin' Anni's musical meme
Thanks, Anni!


Vagabonde said...

That cream looks like French cr̬me fraiche Рit goes so well with strawberries. I do not tire looking at your sky pictures Рyou have very dramatic ones. I bought a Russian painted box when we were in St Petersburg Рof a cat that looks like mine Рthe painting is very fine. I enjoyed looking at that table of painted boxes you showed. I hope you are ready to attack the New Year and will go on many new trips.

Kay said...

Oh yum.. That cream looks wonderful. I love your lyrics, Kay! You are so amazing!

SquirrelQueen said...

Oh yum, that is definitely creamier than any cream I got in Baja. Love your words to the song Kay.

HOOTIN' ANNI said...

Too cute!!! You, my dear, could very well become a lyricist.

Jeanette said...

That cream looks yummy. Definitely not what you would think of putting in your coffee. They should serve that with a side of fruit.
I like the song. The soft smooth sounds of Nat King Cole are always nice.

CraveCute said...

OOooo, I love cream!

Ann said...

Galapagos Islands: the pocture that is in my mind, the giant turtles.

Indeed, you are a world traveler. Any plans of coming to NZ? Don't take a hot air balloon. We just have a accident this morning. 11 died.