I have this morning off to go and get my car inspected. I dread sitting and waiting on my car, but what other choice do I have. I’ve always hated going to the mechanic. Now if my mechanic looked like the one above, I might not hate it so much, but alas, he doesn’t. In fact the mechanic that I go to is owned by a woman. They seem the most fair mechanics I’ve ever dealt with.
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I am one of those people who does not know what to do with their hands. Well, sometimes I know what to do with my hands, but I’m speaking of when they are idle, such as when you are standing and listening to someone talk to you. If I put my hand on my hip, I look effeminate. If I have my hands by my side, I look awkward. Where I work, hands in your pockets is deemed unprofessional (something to do with the military, I don’t get it). If I cross my arms, I look angry or defiant. I never know what to do with my hands, so I tend to try to find something to hold on to, hoping that comes across as okay.
Several pictures I’ve posted recently have been deemed sensitive material on my Twitter account. Each post I write is simultaneously published on twitter as well with the picture. However, yesterday’s picture and Monday’s picture were deemed too sensitive, or I guess racy, for Twitter. I don’t get it. Today’s will probably meet the same fate, the difference being that in today’s picture the guy is completely nude whereas the other two had on briefs. Not even their butts were showing. There was no untoward nudity in the pictures at all, so why were they censored by Twitter. I guess it’s like the number of kicks it takes to get to the center of the Tootsie Pop. The world may never know.
Mary Tyler Moore passed away yesterday. One thing I will always remember her for is what has gone down in history as the funniest scene in television history: the funeral of Chuckles the Clown.
From the Mary Tyler Moore Show: “Chuckles Bites The Dust”
Chuckles the Clown is dead. He had dressed as the character Peter Peanut, and a rogue elephant tried to “shell” him during a parade. The unusual circumstances of Chuckles’ death provoke a wave of jokes (“You know how hard it is to stop after just one peanut!” and, “He could’ve gone as Billy Banana and had a gorilla peel him to death”). Everyone is consumed with uncontrollable laughter, with the exception of Mary, who is appalled by her co-workers’ apparent lack of respect for the dead.
… and now… the funeral of Chuckles the Clown.
I’m off work today. Since I worked on Sunday, I get a day off during the week and today was the day I had nothing scheduled for, so today is the day. I plan to spend the day relaxing. I’ll sleep late. Maybe watch some tv. Maybe read a book. I’m not sure what I will do today but I know I won’t stress over it. I’m just going to relax.
New Year’s Day is always a day of family and reflection for me. My family always comes together for a big New Year’s meal, with all the traditional dishes. We had our black-eyed peas for good luck, our collard or turnip greens for wealth, and our hog jowls for wisdom. In addition, we had ham, chicken and dumplings, hash brown casserole, macaroni and cheese, cracklin cornbread, and an array of desserts. We had lots of food, and all of it was good.
The day is more than just food and family though. It is also a day of reflection on the year past and the year to come. The year 2016 was not a stellar year for me. Yes, I have a good job in which I am happy, but I still wish were closer to home. It was also a year largely filled with fighting depression and anxiety. When I had gotten my job in 2015, I was elated, but then I suffered the loss of a dear friend and my world was shattered. The depression and anxiety gripped me like nothing else, but I saw my doctor and he prescribed a new antidepressant regimen and sent me to a neurologist for my headaches. Both helped tremendously once my medications were regulated correctly. By the end of 2016, I was doing so much better. I have cultivated new friendships and gotten a new kitten that is such a joy.
The year 2017 looks to be a good year. I think my blog suffered some in 2016, but I hope to get it back to where is was in 2015 during the coming year. I also vow to be healthier and lose some weight. It won’t be easy, but it’s something I have to do. What are your “resolutions” for the new year? I hope each of you have a wonderful 2017.
I got some winter weather gear, but I certainly didn’t need it down here in Alabama. It was a hot 80 degrees in Alabama yesterday, add that to slacking away in a hot kitchen and you have a nearly unbearable day, but we survived. I hope each of you had a wonderful Christmas and got your Christmas wishes.