The Alien

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Aliens tell the story of one of their ancestors who visited Earth in ancient times. While the aliens found humans to be primitive, that didn’t stop the power of attraction that blossomed between the two species.

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The story tells of an alien named Q who fell in love with a human called Ruth. Because of the Alien Code of Conduct, Q’s love remained hidden and unrequited. But because he loved Ruth so very much and wanted to honor her, he managed to smuggle a special alien flower to Earth, which he planted in Ruth’s backyard while she slept.

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Q watched the alien flower blossom and grow, bringing Ruth great joy. Ruth’s neighbors began to stop by, bringing homemade desserts as an excuse to visit the alien flower. Strangers drove for hours to visit the flower that only existed in Ruth’s backyard. Plant experts from all over the world also visited Ruth’s flower, which she named “The Alien.”

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When alien officials learned of Q’s crime, he was banned from returning to Earth. He was also banished to Pluto, where he lived out his remaining days dreaming about Ruth, never to fall in love again.

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Ruth lived out her days alone, too, tending to her special flower with all the love and attention she was unable to shower on the giver — a stranger who just happened to be an alien from another planet.

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To some in the alien world, Q is a criminal. But to others — especially the young folk — Q is a hero. As far back as ancient times, the story of Q and Ruth has been whispered with reverence from student to student, planet to planet, across the galaxy.

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Because no matter where you live or what species you are, love is a universal language that everyone understands. But don’t wait around until you find it or it finds you. As Stephen Sills said, “Love the one you’re with.”

The Town Square

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It’s hard to decide which photos to post. It’s not like I can post them all. And I don’t want to bore everyone. Often I’m like, well, that’s a pretty shot, but I’ve already chosen so many…

But then I think, fuck it, if I like it, that’s enough for me. After all, this is my therapy. It’s not like ya’ll are paying me for this free “entertainment.” πŸ™‚

The Wolves of UNM

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From Wikipedia: Β The Lobo is the official mascot of the University of New Mexico (UNM)… “Lobo” is the Spanish word for “wolf” and was suggested as the school mascot in 1920 by George S. Bryan, editor of the school newspaper and student manager of the football team. “The Lobo is respected for his cunning, feared for his prowess, and is the leader of the pack,” wrote Bryan in the October 1, 1920 issue of the newspaper…

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“Being number one isn’t everything. It’s not even the most important thing.” Me πŸ™‚

The Redhead Trees

I found these trees at the University of New Mexico. They’re so pretty, I went back more than once to get some better shots. I call it a Redhead Tree (for obvious reasons).

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How many pictures did I take of the Redheads? I’m afraid to say. You might not come back to visit if you knew how many more I was going to post. And if you know the name of this tree, please feel free to be a smart-ass in the comment section. πŸ™‚

Neapolitan

From Urban Dictionary:

Napoleon Ice Cream: Β An ice cream consisting of three segregated flavours of vanilla, strawberry, and chocolate, and is quite possibly the best ice cream ever conceived. The use of Napoleon over the word neapolitan (the official name of the ice cream) is a much more chic way of referring to it.

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Am I always thinking about food? Could be. πŸ™‚

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