48 Minutes

I’ve got 48 minutes to write a post on this last day of the month before the clock turns to Midnite, July 1st. The pressure is almost too much to handle. OK, I can do this.

The daughter and I went to two movies this weekend. Sunday we saw “The Incredible Hulk and today we saw the Indiana Jones movie. We both like Sci Fi and fantasy type movies so these were right up our alley. I really couldn’t pick which one I liked best because I liked them both though I love Edward Norton. What a fantastic actor.

What really pissed me off were the rude people in the theater who deserved canings more than any people I have come across in a while. They must have said at least three times on the screen to put your cell phone on silent. Of course during Indiana Jones someone’s phone actually goes off. Obviously the owner was a moron or deaf and blind. I’ll go for moron because I doubt too many deaf and blind people go to theaters.

MORON

During the Hulk movie my daughter who would usually never do this, shushed the kids behind us, Usually I’m the one who shushes. Actually I just yell out “Shut up”. I assume she shushed them to beat me to the punch. Sometimes I embarrass her. During today’s movie a couple behind us talked loudly throughout the movie as if they were in their living room. Fortunately I didn’t hear them because I was so into the movie and my ass was hurting. They were lucky.

What the hell is wrong with people? Where has common sense gone and just plain old thoughtfulness.?
“In-seat complaint button being tested.


ANTIOCH, CA — In one Bay Area theater, Regal is testing out an in-seat device to alert theater employees of a disturbance within the theater:

Loud talking, chair kicking and other movie-theater annoyances may soon be a thing of the past, thanks to a new device similar to the flight attendant call button on airplanes. Moviegoers at the Regal Deer Valley Cinema complex are testing devices that will alert a theater employee when a fellow patron is behaving badly.”

I would have my finger on that button all the time. The little kids behind us today trashed the place with popcorn and they were with their parents.

Is it just me? When I took my kids to the theater when they were little they never talked. They knew if they did I’d pull them out in the middle of the movie. I can’t get started on this kid thing I’ve only got 18 minutes left.

We did enjoy the movies though. I also enjoyed hanging out with Sarah. There are lots more movies coming up that we want to see. OK, Done.

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My Night Out At Grumpy’s Pub, WW Saturday-YUCK!

I rarely go out at night. Last night Sarah and her hubby went to the local pub, Grumpy’s because one of their favorite bands was playing, “The Dancing Dogs”.

She called me around 11PM and asked me if I wanted to meet them at the pub. So I drove myself to town and met them. Three of the members of this band are also members of the band “Pumpkin Head Ted”. Pumpkin Head Ted was the band we hired for Sarah’s wedding. Not your typical wedding band but everyone at the wedding commented about how much fun they were and everyone danced all night.

Last night I only had one drink but I did make Sarah dance with me once. I wish I had brought my camera. I could only really stand there banging my cane on the floor but it was fun. Obie went home early because he had to work this morning but Sarah and I closed the place down. It was so sweet because one of the band members came over to me to make sure I was having a good time. Sarah’s friend Dan was there and he got up and played drums with them for the last set. Then the lead singer Tom came down and gave me a hug. I felt like the belle of the ball.

Now I have to confess that I gained 1.4 pounds this week. I did some emotional eating which has always been a problem for me but I got through it. It only lasted a couple of days. Who knew you could put on a pound so fast. Thank goodness there is always next week to do better. I was going to try and weasel out of the meeting because I knew I had gained but I went and faced my demons.

Today I get to face “The Incredible Hulk”

We are going at supper time so hopefully it won’t be crowded. Then we will come home and grill teriyaki turkey burgers at least for Sarah and me. Obie’s having a steak. We are going to grill vegetables too. All weight watcher’s approved. I am even sneaking my own popcorn into the theater. I have to get back on track.

Alphabet of Gratefulness! You know, A is for Ass and so on!!

I got this from CuriousC over at Idea Jump.

  • A ass (I’m glad I still have one. I’m serious if this pain keeps up I’m having my ass removed)
  • B Barbara (my sister)
  • C chicken (high protein, low fat)
  • D Damon ( I love my son)
  • E energy (because I actually have some lately)
  • F friends (you gotta have them)
  • G gems (without them my daughter wouldn’t have a job and I would have to work)
  • H help (sometimes you just need it. You just have to know when to accept it)
  • I idiots (without them I wouldn’t seem so smart)
  • J Jupiter (I love to look at Jupiter with my telescope)
  • K kids ( I love my kids)
  • L love ( sappy but true, you gotta have it and you gotta give it)
  • M Mom ( I loved my Mom and still do)
  • N Nancy ( my best friend since I was 10)
  • O Oort Cloud (where all the comets come from)
  • P Papa ( actually no one called my dad that but I used up the letters D and G. We used to call him Dad or Gubby.
  • Q questions (without questions we’d have no answers)
  • R rain ( I love rain, especially at night. The sound can put me to sleep. I also love the smell of rain.)
  • S Sarah (what would I do without her)
  • T treats (everybody has to have treats once in a while)
  • U Uranus ( OK we can look at this two ways. I love planets and we’re back to my ass again)
  • V vent ( we all need to vent sometimes, thank you for letting me do that here)
  • W Wasband (we may be divorced but he is the best ex-husband ever)
  • X xylophone (I had a little one when I was a kid and loved it)
  • Y Yoda (the best cat in the world)
  • Z Zen (very calming)

I was going to put photos but then I looked at the first one (the A one) and thought Nah!!!

Ok, I just can’t do a blog without at least one picture

THIS IS THE ASTRONOMY ALPHABET. THESE ARE ALL PHOTOS OF OBJECTS IN THE UNIVERSE PROBABLY TAKEN MOSTLY BY THE HUBBLE TELESCOPE. THE FOUR CORNER ONES ARE JUST PHOTOGRAPHS OF ME IN THE DARK. SO CHECK OUT THE UNIVERSE’S ALPHABET.

My Drive Into Town Today!

I drive into town everyday just to get out of the house and waste gas. The gas has to be wasted because the drive brings me peace. So maybe it’s not a waste of gas after all. I will show you through photos what I saw today.

THIS IS MAIN STREET. I LIVE ABOUT 4 MILES FROM HERE. I TOOK ALL OF THESE PHOTOS OUT OF THE CAR WINDOW.

THIS IS OUR VILLAGE GREEN. IT’S BEAUTIFULLY DECORATED AT CHRISTMAS AND LOOKS LIKE A CHRISTMAS CARD.

I’M PARKED AT SURF DRIVE BEACH. IF YOU LOOK REALLY WELL IN THE DISTANCE YOU CAN SEE MARTHA’S VINEYARD WHERE MY DAUGHTER WORKS. IT IS CLOUDY TODAY. USUALLY YOU CAN SEE THE ISLAND VERY CLEARLY.

STUPID SEAGULL WAITING FOR A HANDOUT AT THE BEACH.

FALMOUTH HARBOR AND A BENCH. THIS BENCH MEANS MORE TO ME NOW THAT I HAVE READ c , WRITERCHICK , AND JESS’S POSTS TODAY ON ‘PARK BENCHES’ . CHECK THEM OUT, BEAUTIFUL WRITING ABOUT A COMMON THEME AND THEY WILL BE DOING THIS EVERY FRIDAY. I’M SORRY I DIDN’T SIT ON THE BENCH TODAY. I WOULD HAVE HAD A LOT TO SAY TO IT.

WordPress is acting up. It won’t let me put on the other two photos I had.

I was going to take a photo of the local homeless woman but I didn’t see her. It’s really strange because she carries around everything she owns which is a lot and sits on the ground in front of the same store most every day. Yet she used to come in my store and spend $5 on a bar of soap.

I did give a ride to a woman who was walking that I knew. She had just dropped off her car to be fixed and was walking uptown. It was good to talk to her. I also picked up some protein powder for a friend and went to the Post Office.

It’s been a couple of cloudy quiet days. WordPress still won’t let me add any more photos. What’s up with that?

Updates, Photos, and Whatever!!

Actually, there are no “Updates” now that I think of it. I have done nothing in the past day and a half but blog, read and cook.

THIS IS SUPPER COOKING IN THE CROCKPOT. I HELD OFF ON ADDING CICADAS. I HAVE ENOUGH PROTEIN WITH THE BEEF.

THE BLING SARAH GAVE ME ON MONDAY. STILL CAN’T FIGURE OUT HOW TO OPEN THE BRACELET.

I GOT MY FANCY NEW PROGRESSIVE GLASSES THAT THEY GAVE ME FOR MY BIRTHDAY. I CAN SEE EVERYTHING NOW.

SARAH IN HER NEW DRESS AT THE BEST OF THE VINEYARD AWARDS CEREMONY LAST NIGHT. HER STORE WON “BEST JEWELRY STORE” AND SHE HAD TO ACCEPT THE AWARD. I THINK THE DRESS LOOKS BETTER ON SARAH. BUT, OF COURSE, I’M PREJUDICE.

SARAH’S APARTMENT ON THE ISLAND. SHE STAYS THERE THREE NIGHTS A WEEK DURING THE SUMMER RUSH.

VIEW FROM SARAH’S PORCH. I WILL BE STAYING THERE WITH HER A FEW TIMES THIS SUMMER.

I guess there’s not even any “Whatever” today. It’s cloudy and sort of a blah day. I have a few errands to do and then I am going to read the day away.

Oh, there is one update. I hope you noticed I changed my avatar. It’s the photo of me either falling on my ass or eating in the dark. I can’t remember which one I put up.

6 Word Memoir

“DO NOT FALL ON YOUR ASS”

Need I say more? Read my blog “How I Broke My Ass” if you haven’t already.

My ass still hurts and it has been six months. So my advice is “Watch out for your collective asses”.

THIS IS ME–FALLING ON MY ASS IN THE DARK–NO FOOD INVOLVED!!

For once that’s all I have to say!!

Two Days At The Mall!! Shopping Extravaganza!!

My daughter and I went to the mall both Sunday and Monday . She needed to buy summer dresses for work because she lost so much weight. Nothing fits her from last year.

SUNDAY

I KNOW SHE BOUGHT THESE TWO DRESSES. I ALSO KNOW SHE BOUGHT OTHER STUFF TOO. LITTLE MISS COULD PROBABLY MAKE THESE IN A DAY.

It was her first time driving against the Cicadas. We went through some bad areas of them on the way killing maybe 20 or so. I decided not to go back and save them to make chocolate covered cicadas.

The mall was crowded with tourists because it was cloudy. Sarah bought me two pairs of capris. The best part is we didn’t buy them at a fat ladies store. We got them at Macy’s and I went down one size. I fit into a size 24. I did have to get them in the plus size section where I saw two other women in wheelchairs. I wanted to ask them if they ate in the dark but I didn’t want to embarrass my daughter. I did talk to one of them who doesn’t ever wear white. She said she stains all of her clothes so we had a lot in common. I don’t wear white either.

I didn’t try to cane anyone to my daughter’s relief though I did yell at someone out the car window because they were coming at us down a one way– our way. Dumbass. My daughter doesn’t like it when I yell at people. I don’t swear at them and actually call them dumbasses. I just simply tell them they are going the wrong way. Somebody’s got to do it or they’ll just keep being dumbasses.

Sarah took me to lunch and I had :

• balsamic glazed salmon a not your average joe’s favorite…grilled and brushed with our balsamic glaze, served with pineapple salsa, jasmine rice pilaf and grilled asparagus.

Then she wanted to go to another shopping place where the stores are all together but you are outdoors going in and out of the stores. I dropped her off because I was tired of watching her try on clothes and went next door to buy a few groceries and be in my own element. I got to the meat department and my cripple cart broke down. I told the meat man and he just ignored me but the other meat man was nice enough to go get me another cart. The store was out of a lot of stuff I needed so I went to a second grocery store just down the street.

The woman at this deli had the ham I wanted. I asked for 1 1/2 pounds. She tells me it’s a little under. I ask how much under. She says it’s 1.20 pounds. That’s more than a little under so I say I would rather have it a little over than a lot under. She says that means she will have to open another ham and then stares at me. We stare at each other almost a minute with me thinking she’s going to move any moment and open up another ham. I thought I was clear that I wanted more. She wasn’t moving. I finally and politely I might add, asked her if she was thinking about getting me more ham. Then she says “You really want me to open another ham?” I could feel my hand clenching my cane. But I calmly said “YES” , maybe a little too loudly.

I wasn’t having my usual fun at the grocery store. Finally I got out of there and Sarah was finished buying clothes.

Tomorrow we are going back to the mall for more clothes because her favorite store is having a sale and she has $250 worth of sale coupons to spend there. But she’s going to bring me to the big book store which is why I am going with her again. I love the book store.

I have to have a mammogram tomorrow morning. Yuck!! I have to have them every six months because there is some dot somewhere and they want to make sure it isn’t growing.

NEXT DAY MONDAY

I had my mammogram. I’m glad I didn’t weasel out of going. Now it’s all done.

We went back to the mall and Sarah bought the rest of her clothes. She bought this dress among other things.

Sarah bought me a new slow cooker cookbook. Then we headed back to the outdoor shopping place. Sarah bought me two T-shirts from Vineyard Vines. She bought herself a shirt that she had been coveting for about six months. Somewhat expensive!!

IT LOOKS BETTER ON SARAH.

Sarah also gave me a gold ring with diamonds and a bracelet that is gold with diamonds. She was going to sell them for scrap but didn’t feel it was worth it so now I am wearing a $4000 bracelet and a $2000 ring (price if you bought them brand new) that is worth more than my car. I took the bracelet off last night and now I can’t figure out how to get it back on.

We ate out for lunch again. I was so tired from shopping for two days that I went to bed early last night. I am now behind in my blogging. Hopefully you will all see me at your blogs today.

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