Disclaimer: i just spent 40 minutes on a new blog post and lost everything! Dammit. And the reason is, i was trying to find a quote to support one of my menu items. Here is the #*%&# quote that made me lose it all:
"What happened to Jake when he ran with the wrong crowd? He got hung. And that's what I want to do with Patty Murray."
So i am going to recover and try to re-create what i was doing earlier to the best of my memory. Here we go:
My original subject line read:
I have $2.72 in my Itunes account...What should i buy? And other stuff on my plate.
MENU OF THE DAY:
Music playing: I am pissed because i am trying to spend my last $2.72 but the Just for You section is missing from the iTunes Store as it often does. (Does that happen to anyone else?)
Book: I am getting pretty sick of this Twilight novel now. I am nearly done, but these two main characters are starting to really creep me out and make me sick. She is a love sicko because she is not afraid of her vampire boyfriend, knowing he might eat her for dinner at any moment ....but worst of all ....she doesn't mind that he watches her sleep at night!!!! ( I would be so freaking pissed off because i know i drool.) And he's a vampire knowing EXACTLY what he is doing and saying all those exact same things that all those good looking lifeguards tell those young girls on the beach when they want to get in their bikini bottoms. And it works because those guys say all the things that make it sound like they are doing EXACTLY the opposite of that. (I hate this book now. But i will finish it. But i don't think i will read the others.)
In my glass: originally i posted i had just poured a glass of shiraz that Brian bought from Trader Joe's (that i am sure cost only $3.99, but it was good). Now i have to admit i am on my second glass. (To me, Thursdays are like Fridays.)
Music now: I finally turned some music on, (because i found out within minutes i cannot blog without music). When i was originally doing this it was Susan Tedeschi was doing Dylan's Don't Think Twice, and i talked about what a great version this song was. But now it's Carry You by Dispatch which is also a super fine song.
Photo: this photo above i took at Pike Place Market in February 2009. A ferry had just passed (you can still see part of the wake) and i JUST missed it. It would have made the photo much better.
What i keep forgetting: I forget.
What is pissing me off: (is what got me in trouble in the first place). I am not happy that i was unable to DVR Lost, American Idol and the Olympics at the same time and had to choose to let one go. (I chose the Olympics). And what i was most pissed off about was to hear that a Tea Party spokesperson from our state invoked one of my favorite books of all time (Lonesome Dove) by saying that Patty Murray (My own state Senator) should be hung like Jake Spoon because she is 'running around with the wrong crowd'. (I was looking for the link to post it here when i lost it. So i am not going to try that again. You have to find it yourself if you want to see it. )
AND I also mentioned in my earlier post that our union president is pissing me off. After 22 years of union work i have finally lost heart because i have had it with bad union leaders. (I think Congress just exacerbates what i abhor in leadership. It's all about them and their own self interest! F*#kers.) I used to believe so much in what i did. It's sad to me that i am feeling this way.
What recently dawned on me: I recently came to the realization that I am getting older. i somehow put it out of my mind that as years go by that I am no longer a spring mcnugget. I think because i live in a condo community where most other inhabitants are older that i forgot i was also aging. And also I've not had many jobs in the years since 1976 when i first started working (because i stay in jobs a LONG time). In every job for which i was hired, i was the youngest in the office at the time i started employment. Over the years i forgot to take a look around and see that it changed over the years.
I have a doctor younger than i am. My President is younger than i am. My financial adviser could be my son. I do not like this at all.
About Friendship: In this week alone Brian and i have two good friends who each lost one of their parents. Our friend Karie lost her mother on Saturday. Our friend Duncan (who used to live with Karie years ago before they broke up 5 years ago) lost his father yesterday. We liked both of their parents very much. And over the years we haven't been in as close touch with Karie and Duncan since the breakup, though we did keep in touch.
And when we have kept in touch was when it mattered. And that reminds me of how friendship changes as you get older. Karie and i were talking this evening about this when i went to visit. When you are younger you see your friends on a daily or weekly basis. As you get older it changes. But where it matters, where you really know who your friends are, is who is there when the time comes that you need a friend - When a parent dies, when a child dies, when someone is ill, when someone loses a job. This is what friendship becomes when you are older. Who shows up.
And when you connect during those times it matters not how much time has passed. It is seamless and you connect where you left off. And it's a special thing. Karie and Duncan have both been those friends to us and i hope always will be. And my other friends in life (you know who you are if you are reading) i feel the same way about. Because when it matters you are there.
(disclaimer: I think i made this longer in the recreation of the original lost post because of that second glass of wine!)
I think i had some other parts to the original blog post that i lost, but i think this is enough now.
Ok, ya'll what's on YOUR menu? I would love the hear from more folks here if you are reading but just not posting. If i had a menu item What i Wish: ...that would be my wish.