Friday, November 2, 2012

Happy Birthday to Me

It isn't really my birthday yet but I went to get my E check, renew my driver's license and get new tags.  A few days ahead.  I am so organized.
So I drove to the E check place and the kid starts to test my car and he says
Is this a 2011?  I said yes and he said I didn't have to get an E check until 2013.
Oh boy, was my face red.  And then he says, You have to come back next year.....before your birthday. He said it real nice and kind of slow like.  Oh Crap, he thought I was dumb and OLD!!!!!!!!!!!!!
So I shook it off and headed for the DMV.  I marched in with my license at the ready and my paperwork for my tags.  The lady took my license, my information, checked my eyes(let's not even talk about the peripheral view thing) and sat down to start the process and looked at my license and says Your license is valid until 2014! Oh @)!$
Now I am feeling really stupid so I left with my tail between my legs.
So off to JoAnn Fabrics I go to get some cute sprinkles for my birthday cupcakes and in all the stuff they had and believe me, there was a ton, nothing for fall.  It is CHRISTMAS already.  If I wanted candy cane sprinkles I would have  been golden but guess what I wanted orange and brown and yellow sprinkles.  So I left there empty handed.
So far I am batting three for three.
Now it was time to frost the cupcakes.  Easy-peasy, right?  As I tasted my frosting I thought it could use a little more salt(yes, salt, it makes the sweet more sweet or something) so I pick up the container and promptly drop the entire contents on my feet.
What a mess and every time I moved I made it worse.  There was nothing to do but get a broom and get to work.  I had salt stuck to the bottom of my socks so I couldn't even tell if I got it all until I took and broomed the bottom of my feet too.
Getting older doesn't usually bother me but today I got a glimpse of the future....and I didn't like it one bit.  From now on I am making a list for everything not just the grocery store!

Tuesday, April 24, 2012

Oh, Those Commercials again

Listen, Baby who can do all that CG stuff, your dumb parents are never going to notice you.  I think you must be extremely gifted and smart so maybe you will luck out and enter Yale at the age of 4 and can move into a dorm.
Listen, Jerry, Man up already!  Quit stalking Jessica.  You must call her 8 or 9 times a day by my count. Thank goodness for fast forward.
Listen, Alec Baldwin, you are no barbarian.  They are much classier than you.  Go back to 30 Rock.
Listen, parents of the kid who can't find the Totino's.  The kid is dumb.  Not only could he not see the darn box, he left his cell phone in the freezer.  Don't save up for a college fund for that one.
Listen, moms who leave your babies with the dads to see if the diaper leaks, way to go!!!

Thursday, April 19, 2012

Happy Happy Joy Joy

There's a lot to be said for endorphins.  You can pump them into your system by exercise, did you know that?  A great shopping trip doesn't hurt either.
I combined both this morning and ended up with two great shirts and a couple thousand steps under my belt.
It is not, I'm telling you, easy to buy clothes when you are in your sixties.  First of all, gravity is not your friend.  A lifetime of poor eating habits and a tummy that holds on to every calorie it can get its hands on don't help either.
So when you lose some weight and your body seems a little smoother, well, shopping goes smoother too.   I tried on a lot of stuff that I had to say no way to but the two things I bought are wonderful....and I look nice.....and not too much like an old lady.
I do have a word for those designers out there.  We are here and we have money to spend....we do not want to look like our daughters or granddaughters, and we sure as the devil don't want to look like our mothers, so get a clue and design some easy, casual wear for us.  I know you're out there--the guy or gal with the right ideas, so get going already!  No skinny, brightly colored jeans for us and no polyester pants with matching tops or jogging suits.  We'll save those for the nursing home.  We still care about fashion but we don't want to look stupid trying to be fashionable. OK?  Got the picture now?  Hurry it up.
I'd like to go in a store and try on five things and buy them all!  If you are in my age group, I bet you would too.
For now, I have to be happy with what I can get and believe me I am full of joy today!

Monday, April 16, 2012

I'd Walk a Mile

I have been dieting and part of the regime is to walk 10,000 steps a day.  I know...seems impossible right?  It's not!!!!
I walk around the house all day.  I walk during my daytime shows and  before you know it, I've done it.  And it's not power walking either--just steps....and it's fun!  I can't believe I just said that.
The weather around here prevents me from walking outside often but that is not why I walk inside.  If I walk outdoors by myself and sometimes even with DH, I start counting my steps. Like 1,2,3,4,5, 6, 7, 8 and then start over 1.2, get the picture.  With the TV on at home I can just listen to the soapy ongoings on Days of Our Lives without becoming too invested in the show.  I walk during General Hospital too.  Not just on the commercials either. 
I am probably wearing a path in our carpet but DH does not seem to mind so neither do I.  We need new flooring in the back room anyway! LOL
I feel like a million dollars.  I've lost weight, I feel light on my feet and I don't feel deprived or hungry at all!  The whole situation just amazes me.
Before you know it I'll be training for a marathon or something...........oh, sure!

Thursday, April 5, 2012


There is a new show on television about a man who was in a car accident with his family and afterwards he wakes up one day with his son and the next day with his wife.(I almost wrote daughter she sure looks young enough).
He is not sure which reality is the real one.  I can tell him what is wrong.
He is in the wrong universe.  He is evil Lucius Malvoy and he should go back to Hogwarts and his real son, Draco.  I probably drive my DH crazy during the show because I always call the guy Lucius and I say"Oh, Lucius Malvoy" a lot in a pitying voice.
Anyway, wake up and go home already.
Speaking of going home, I have noticed that my new car is the most popular color and style in my neighborhood.  It is an alien green Kia Soul and there are many of them in these here parts so I have made up some new terms to deal with it.
Parking one space over with a car between--Soul Sandwich.
I'm going north and my twin is going South on the same road--I'm coming and going.
If I just see another green Soul beside me--double vision.
Another Soul in front of me on the same street--getting ahead of myself.
I'm sure I'll think of more as the time passes and I will add the terms to my list but for now that's it.
Oh, and if I see Lucius Malvoy in a green Soul, I will direct him to Hogwarts.

Tuesday, February 28, 2012

Oscar Night 2012

Where to begin????
Let's start with dresses, ok?  Loved Loved Loved Olivia Spencer's dress.  It was beautiful.  She has championed the beautiful big woman with one awards season.  She has looked stunning every time I've seen her.
Melissa McCarthy should take a page from her friend's book.  That dress had such potential and then she had them put on those gigantic sleeves. Yuk!  I'm thinking she felt shy about having large arms.  Well, hon, you are a large girl and large arms go with the territory.  I think you should just embrace them and show them off.  You would have been gorgeous.
Jennifer Lopez, you are a goddess.  I don't care if you had a "nip slip" or not.  You are the highest standard in plunging necklines and knowing what looks good on you.
Angelina Jolie, no offense but you are too skinny to be a goddess. When you stuck that skinny little twig out there to show it off I almost choked on my champagne.  What in the heck was that?  Feeling a little left out this year?  Did you think the other girls looked better than you? Did you think the collective gasp was of awe and not disgust.  Well, sorry, honey. Keep your legs covered.  You always look lovely when they are covered up.
Meryl Streep, it is crap getting old, isn't it?  You are a great actress and award worthy but that dress was the ugliest thing!  Did you not look in the mirror? You looked like a statue and not a good one.  All that gathering in the middle wouldn't look good on a young woman with a perfect body let alone on a woman your age.  Shame on you.  At least you didn't wear black.
Glenn Close, I'm talking about you.  You are beautiful and have a wonderful body.  The whole tuxedo turned into a dress thing is kind of getting old but it would have worked if it didn't have that enormous outrageous pouf on the back and a train!  What were you thinking?  You could wear anything.  I'm figuring the tuxedo thing was a nod to your movie but Really, you couldn't do better than that?  Your dress had that real "maamsir" thing going on. Shame on you.
Men always look good.  Even that stupid Sasha Baron Cohen dressed like a martinet looked good.  Don't you just hate them?  Brad Pitt said it best...something about you just do the penguin thing and you're ready to go.  Since he was ready so early he should have had a word with the wife about the leg but I digress.
I'm hoping we've seen the last of that dog from The Artist.  I am sick of that thing.
As a Francophile, I should be thrilled about all the French winners but I have to admit I felt sorry for George Clooney(imagine that!) and Viola Davis.  I thought they both should win.
Speaking of Viola Davis, how gorgeous was she?  Yay for no wig.  SHE is beautiful just naturally.  She should never wear a wig again except for a role.  Did you hear me, hon?  No More WIGS!!! Loved the bright green dress too.  I wish Vera Wang would throw some color into her clothes for Kohls.  I thought she only did grey and lilac.
Most of the stars look beautiful now thanks to stylists.  Most of them looked glamourous and beautiful.  Even Miss Piggy had it going on!
So I can't really complain about the Oscars this year.  They are my favorite excuse to drink champagne!

Sunday, February 26, 2012

What a Waste

The Super Pac ads have arrived.  They make disparaging claims against whoever and I'm sure they cost BIG BUCKS.
What a waste.  Have they not noticed that every candidate will sooner or later shoot himself in his own foot?   Or should I say "take one for the team?"  Yes, Ric Santorum, bang,bang, you shot yourself down.
Oh and Mitt Romney is doing the same thing.  He was stupid enough to tell the people in Detroit that his wife drives two count them two Cadillacs!  Beside his truck and car.  They drive American which is great but they have four cars in an economy where A LOT of people in Detroit and the surrounding areas don't have jobs!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Ron Paul said that Santorum was presented as a jerk because he is one.  Bye Bye, Ron.
And don't get me started on Newt.   Come on now every other time he opens his mouth he says something stupid.  He seems hell-bent on losing.
So SuperPacs stop wasting your time on advertisements.  Why don't you give all that cash to charity instead?

Tuesday, February 21, 2012

Good Bye to an Old Friend

The first one of my peers passed away this week.  I cannot express the shock and sadness I feel.  She had a full life, a husband who worshipped her, children and grandchildren but she was still taken too soon.
I remember her as a fun loving, risk taking, optimistic woman who always had a smile on her face.  She was intense and driven.
I haven't seen her in a really long time.  Really long.  But the sadness I feel is genuine for an old friend and a friendship that helped me through some tough times.
Our old group is down by one and I guess I thought that would never happen, well at least not for a long,long time.
So here's to old friends, past and present friends and friends we've yet to meet.
                                                         RIP Carlene.

Monday, February 13, 2012

Grammys 2012

Let's just say it's not fun getting older.  The Beach Boys are now the Beach Old Farts.  Paul McCartney looked like he was going to stand up and the young wife started to jump up with him to hold him up I'm guessing.  Poor Glenn Campbell has Alzheimer's disease.  Diana Ross isn't a skinny little stick anymore and Cyndi Lauper is a little long in the tooth for her unique style of clothes.
The Beach Boys made me downright sad.  I sure hope some of those kids like Chris Brown don't try to recreate their songs in 50 years.  They'll kill themselves!!
If you need any more evidence that I am right check out the pics below.

Too bad she wasn't waving goodbye.

Sunday, January 22, 2012


I just have to say this.   Jimmy DiMora got all kinds of money and favors and even hookers and he can't even buy his wife a decent coat.
Look at the pictures.  She is in something from Kmart and he looks like an Italian(no offense) Don.
She has to suffer through the embarassment of her husband's trial and even link arms with him and she has to do it in that coat!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
It's a travesty.  I'm just sayin'.

Tuesday, January 10, 2012

Farewell to Thee

OMG, I can't believe that One Life to Live is going off the air on Friday.  I watched the show since the first day it was on.  I've talked about them on this very blog....the characters that is.
Vicki(Erika Slezak) and I had our babies at the same time...her real kids not her soap kids.  I cried with them and laughed and got scared even.
Was it ever highbrow?  Not on your life.  It was fun escapism, harmless and engaging.  I couldn't watch during the school year(before VCRs and Tivoing) but I always caught up on my breaks and over the summer.  It wasn't hard to do.
Once I retired, I watched every day....ffing through the commercials.  One Life has always been my favorite of them all.
They tackled social issues and talked about mammograms and DID.  They had paternity test switches and family upheaval.
Oh, I have to reinvent my afternoons now.  I know I'll find something engaging to do but I'll miss all my friends in Llanview, PA.


I have a pet peeve at the stores now.  Everyone who works there always says hello and how are you even if they just pass you by.  Sometimes they even ask you if they can help you find something when you are just browsing.
I am kind of a shy person and I don't want to talk to a bunch of strangers.  Maybe I'm just rude but I really dislike it.  I just want to shop and be done with it.  I'll chat with the person who checks me out no problemo, but not every employee in the store!
Well, guess what just happened to me?  I was browsing through the Disney store on line and suddenly a box popped up and said that a Disney cast member would be happy to help me find what I was looking for. OMG!!  I can't even browse on line now without being interrupted?  My last vestige of peace and quiet while shopping!!
 I'm surprised that it wasn't an animated icon, after all it was Disney.  At least it wouldn't have been a little entertaining and not just annoying.
So, I guess I have to stop shopping..........................oh, sure.  Like that's going to happen.