It’s hard not to notice a proliferation of lists published at the end of December, like Christmas gifts. Every year it happens. It is also easy to get carried away with because it is light and entertaining.
Living in an urban apartment building can be annoying at times, especially if you have to get down quickly and take an elevator. In many buildings, the morning rush hour is between 8:55 a.m. and 9:05 a.m. It’s always a wait, filled with adults and babies.
The popular 3-in-1 Deluxe Stroller is a massive travel system equipped with an infant seat; it’s the Cadillac Escalade of strollers. The biggest of the big ones, it can barely fit in a car on the side. Cars also make a lot of noise; with small fans blowing air and recordings of “Pop Goes the Weasel”. These are the modern sounds of a pram.
Since the pandemic, I have noticed that couples in their thirties in Manhattan are having a lot of newborn babies. It’s confusing because American scientist says recent birth rates in high-income countries have been a collapse, not a boom. During the lockdown, some people got busy.
On working mornings, the halls of residential buildings also function as makeshift romper rooms. The nursery nurses talk in several languages on their phones; you will hear a lot of baby names. Willow, Ezra, Logan and Kai need a lot of love, attention and affection – there is adorable baby babbling, then the crying.
Many of our lovely wives, daughters, sisters, nieces, mothers and friends are named Jennifer. Everyone knows a Jennifer, they are born leaders, full of charisma. From Jennifer Aniston to Jennifer Lopez, the name means: ghost, ghost or magical being.
According to National Post, since 1970 for 14 consecutive years, Jennifer was the most popular female given name. It is the same year the film Love story came out of. The name of the fictional main character of actress Ali McGraw is Jennifer.
Or maybe part of the name has to do with Donovan’s 1968 hit, “Jennifer Juniper”. On many bouncy knees, his poetic lyrics have been sung to a generation of toddlers. The song was written to woo Jennifer Boyd. Like Twiggy, Jenny and her sister Pattie Boyd threw London models at the epicenter of 1960s craziness. Her shop was called Juniper.
Donovan and Jenny never got together. Boyd’s story involves The Beatles, Summer of Love, India, meditation, and drugs. His memories of 2020 Jennifer Juniper: A Journey Beyond the Muse is steeped in the ups and downs of the music world with Mick Fleetwood, George Harrison and Eric Clapton.
Watching calmly, I still listen to Donovan. I saw a show he did in New York a few years ago. It was just him with a guitar, true to his eclectic Scottish nature, telling good stories. Donovan was one of the first performers to promote songs for commercial purposes. “Wear your love like heaven” was used in Love Cosmetics’ Fresh Lemon TV commercial in 1970. There was also a familiar face in their print ad campaign, as you would expect, Ali MacGraw.
Junipers are evergreen trees and shrubs of the cypress family. They grow in a wide range of the northern hemisphere. The tree has a long history of tradition in pagan and Christian culture.
Small blue pine cones serve as “berries”. Its pungent green branches and crisp, crisp scent stimulate the senses with a minty glow. Junipers are often planted in front of houses and other dwellings. The plant is believed to provide strength and protection against evil spirits. The conifer manifests itself in various forms. It is used for: incense, wood, medical, culinary and ornamental purposes. When consumed in moderation, flavonoids superfoods have health benefits.
The gin is made from juniper. It is “the ultimate stealth drink for a career alcoholic” according to UK site The Tab. The British have a real passion for gin. Performing at all levels of society, artist William Hogarth produced an engraving depicting the Gin craze in Britain of the 1700s.
For centuries, gin has appealed to a large following, including monks and alchemists, making it a ruthless bunch. You could try a snit gin if you are looking for an armband. During drinking sessions, juniper gives you the balls to face people who may be perceived as evil. If you break down at the wrong time, you can get yourself into a lot of trouble.
“I’m going to get me gnarly heads” in Baltimore means I go to the liquor store to get a bottle of Seagram’s Gin in the textured bottle. Do you like G&T? In the tropics infested with malaria, gin is frequently mixed with quinine tonic, the only effective means of controlling parasites. That’s all we can say about it. The magical continent of Atlantis comes to mine. It’s time to have another one. What a way to blow yourself up.