gosh, hello officer.


we got stopped at a US border control CHECKPOINT this evening!3e8b1a5e678a11e3985f0e47fb3a0096_8

sadly they didn’t want to see our green card – they just stopped Certain Cars and “ran the plates”* as they say in America

*for our British chums, that would be “As per Protocol, we called Scotland Yard and asked for Sergeant Smith to check the list of stolen vehicles from the blue folder in the last-but-one-filing-cabinet, Sir”)

we weren’t even (that) near the Border (to Mexico).

but they were definitely looking for someone else who sadly wasn’t as far along in the immigration process as we now are – being of the status of a Permanent Resident Alien (minus the Extra Terrestrial connotations).

but it’s true we did drive almost 200km in-that-direction as who-we-are-in-RL was doing some Digital Consulting.

and we’re having breakfast with friends at some terribly early hour in east L.A tomorrow so we had to drive back.

the distinct plus side was that we got to see the Ocean when we arrived this morning (slightly bleary eyed and in need of a lot of caffeine it has to be said)

f85034e8673e11e394b412c5bc47fc98_8as well as just as the sun was about-to-set)c914b8da677e11e3912e0a67fd6ef8ef_8

l’heure bleu vraiment.


and now we must s l e e p.


sweet dreams on your side of the world (or a perky cup of tea if it’s that time of the morning already where you Are).


About teamgloria

I used to make my living from writing. And then it all stopped and so I went and did something else, part of which entailed a whole new look from Brooks Brothers (it wasn’t really me, but it was necessary). But a decade later I started to write again (during nights and weekends and frustrated lunch-times and long haul business travel) and one of the things I wrote (or came to me – as I do believe in the whole Muse concept) was a character called Gloria. Gloria was a trainee angel and sat “up there” waiting for her first assignment. To occupy the hours she should have been studying humans and their foibles, she spent her time enjoying the new celestial movies-on-demand channel and became obsessed by Doris Day. So you can imagine the drama that unfolded when she came to Earth. Quite a shock to the system. But Gloria was determined to see Manhattan through the eyes of a vintage Doris Day movie and something magical started to happen – to me too. Because I started to do the same thing and life became easier (and then I got Tobias the tumor which changed the trajectory, for now). There are a lot of glorious people, places & things that help me get through my day – they make my life great – and so I call them “team gloria” (although they don’t usually know that). So I thought I’d start documenting them, and looking out for new people, places & things on a daily basis, and sharing them with you (whomever you are – do say hello. Oh, and tell me who your team gloria is :-)
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13 Responses to gosh, hello officer.

  1. Pingback: christmas prep in cinema and song. | teamgloria

  2. I’m sure you have more sea than we do, even though we are an island!

    • teamgloria says:

      the Pacific Ocean is indeed vast!

      and w o n d e r f u l

      but so is the English Channel – we miss the ferry from Newhaven to Dieppe with that sense of thrilling-ness at the imminent arrival in France circa 1977 ;-)

  3. 1904 says:

    Isn’t it a nice feeling when you’re stopped by the authorities and you know for certain there are no warrants for your arrest, you are definitely not intoxicated or carrying controlled substances on your person, and all of your paperwork, credentials, licenses and registrations are valid and up to date? I love that. XXXXX

  4. I always was fascinated by the German Shepherds at the border, and how they and their handlers would swiftly walk through the cars sniffing at cars…

  5. joanfrankham says:

    Fabulous blue shots. Sleep well!

  6. Gallivanta says:

    Beautiful blues. Here, at this time of the year, we are stopped and breathalyzed by the police in the booze bus http://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:New_Zealand_Police_Booze_Bus_-_Flickr_-_111_Emergency_%285%29.jpg

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