Friday, January 2, 2015

Random Ridiculousness

I like blurry photos of myself. This is in Florence last June. 
Besides those stupid Facebook tests which tell me what a loser i am, there are other stupid links you can find. Why, i ask, do i need to know these things? Here are just a couple of those link titles along with other random stuff on my mind:

1. 18 Celebrities Who Don't Drink. Why the shit do i care? But you know what?....I almost clicked on it, just so i can feel better about not wanting to meet them.

2. I also almost clicked on 33 Terrible Movies That Had Really Terrible Names. Without even going there i can already tell you that the movie (one of my favorites too!) on that list is going to be Shawshank Redemption. Can y'all think of any more without cheating?

3. Trending on Facebook right now is Donna Douglas -(Elly May from Beverly Hillbillies) died. At the age of 81. HOW can she be that old? Was anyone else shocked to know she was that much older than you?

4. What is even weirder is that Elly May is trending and Mario Cuomo's death is not!

5. My cousin Todd posted a photo of my second ex-husband Don and his son DJ (who was probably 4 or 5 at the time) on my FB newsfeed. Not sure why he posted it since I took the photo. It feels a little bit weird having it on my timeline but i left it because i am friends with DJ (so i shared it with him) and most all of Don's nieces and nephews. DJ's mom just died last month (Don's first wife - he never married after me). She was a year older than i am. No funeral, but i did send cards.

That life seems like a really thick book that i read a long time ago that i can't quite recall the plot but just remember that it was difficult to get into and finish.

6.  I know this is stupid but i have never gotten a flu shot. Not ever. I am not afraid of needles, having been stuck with them for 34 years of allergy shots. I am afraid of how medicine seems to make me sicker sometimes. I have had bad reactions to sulfa drugs, many antibiotics, ambien, vicodin, whatever anesthetic they give you when you get a colonoscopy, etc....

But the biggest reason is that when when i was 2 years old i had to get a typhoid shot because my military father was being stationed in France for two years. The reaction to that shot paralyzed my legs for nearly a year. We thought i might never walk again, there is a name for it but i can't spell it. I'm thinking about getting one though because i babysit Baby Brady often.

Because of me getting sick we never got to go to France and my dad had to go alone. My mother still blames me for that to this day i think and it's probably the main reason we never got along.

7. My dad was movie star handsome in his 20's and 30's but kind of unaware of it which women would love. Because he was only 25 years old when he left for  France for two years without us, my sister Kelly and I use to talk about having a half brother or sister in France.

8. New Year's Resolutions. I am still keeping mine from 1980 about running and i think that is good enough. I am done with trying to be a better person. Like the Facebook tests, it just makes me feel like a failure.

I just want to be healthy, happy, and around good grounded people and help out people when you can. That is what religion is to me.

New Year's Resolutions probably would work better if you made them on your birthday.

9. for ummagumma, wherever she may be.

Notes for myself: 
Sunrise/sunset: 7:57 am; 4:32 pm (YAY! 15 minutes more daylight since last post! )
Hi low temp yesterday: 39 degrees / 23 degrees low. (I love it when it's cold.)
Book: The Bone Clocks and The Secret Place
Project: Picking out new kitchen tile, organizing floors to be refinished, getting rid of popcorn ceiling.
Word Count: Too many i know, but i don't give a shit.
Longest run: 38 minutes (left knee a problem now).
In the News: see #4 and Air Asia plane crash from Singapore


B said...

I had thought Elly May had already died, but that was probably a different cast member. ;)

jojo cucina cucina said...

I think the grandma died but Elly May was the blonde dumb hot chick. But then again when i guess i was watching this show when i was 10 years old and i keep forgetting i'm 57!

B said...

I looked the show up on IMDB. I was probably thinking of grandpa. He only died 10 years ago. Grandma has been dead for quite a while (40 years). The young dim-witted guy is still alive!

jojo cucina cucina said...

Guillain-Barré Syndrome (GBS) is the name for what happened when I got that shot. Google is a wonderful thing!

jojo cucina cucina said...

The photos of her were funny because she was old but still wearing Elly May hair!

jojo cucina cucina said...

Next blog post: Elizabeth Warren and Why She Might Give Me Back My Political Mojo.

jojo cucina cucina said...

I just noticed that the photo i put up in this post looks like I am photo bombing ITaly!

jojo cucina cucina said...

time to change the blog. just in case anyone is reading.

jojo cucina cucina said...

too busy reading The Girl on the Train to change the blog. Have a dinner out tomorrow and then the Seahawks play Sunday so ......

jojo cucina cucina said...

too busy painting and getting ready to move everything out to write. funny how i used to have more time for stuff when i worked full time.

pearl said...

Bud said that he still doesn't realize how he ever had time to get anything done before he retired. Personally, I'm dying to try...

jojo cucina cucina said...

Oh pearl! Glad to see you are still here. That inspires me to change this blog. I know it's cliche to say that about retirement but it is true.

I used to complain about my 'poker' group of 8 women. The ones who were retired NEVER planned a gathering at their house or organized it. It was left to those of us who worked. But now i sort of get it. You get quite comfortable not being in charge of stuff that has to get done. And organizing events and trainings was such a big part of my job that i'm glad to not have to do it for now.

jojo cucina cucina said...

OK, is this happening to y'all? I just typed in a comment before logging in to my Google Account. THEN i click Publish Your Comment and i enter in my email and password. HOWEVER I FORGOT TO CLICK after doing that and lost the post. It's one more hoop to jump through that i think wasn't there before i changed up the comments. I may put it back.

i was saying that for anyone who cares, i am not giving up writing on this blog. I actually have thought of ideas for it (mostly when i was running) but if i don't write them down i forget. I will probably just try and post only every two weeks instead of once a week.