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August 20, 2009: I'm a L'il Twirler

In my youth I briefly possessed a baton. I can't remember if I twirled in grade school or junior high, but I can still see my instrument—rubber crutch tips on each end, shiny, spiraled metal between.

If the various tricks had names they're forgotten too, but I could spin my baton from left to right hand, twirl it individually through each finger, toss it up, then turn around and catch it behind me as it came back down. There my baton skills ended and my baton career stopped.

Last evening, in Il Positano, an Italian restaurant just up the street from our B & B here in Edinburgh, Scotland, my husband Mark taught me how to twirl the spaghetti of my spaghetti carbonara with fork against tablespoon to create perfect, bite-sized portions—so easy, so delicious, so not-slurpy.

Today, at one of the scores of kiltmakers along the Royal Mile, I inquired about a custom-made ladies' kilt in my maiden-name tartan, Graham. Whether I'll go for it or not remains to be seen, with the dollar so weak against the pound, but I can see myself striding down a US city street, the wind twirling my Scottish plaid pleats. 



Today's Fortune Cookie Fortune:
You will have fun learning to do something new.

Posted on Thursday, August 20, 2009 by Registered CommenterMarianne Fons | CommentsPost a Comment | References2 References

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