Dionne Warwick and Burt Bacharach — Alfie, 1986.
What’s on your mind?
g’evening pups… today is mom’s 80th birthday and this is one of her favorite songs…
don’t make me over
Happy Birthday to Suzanne’s mom!
And how are you, Suz?
Windy and cool-then-hot down here on the south central coast. Wind was whipping….. ocean was roiling. I’m glad to be tucked in at home, finally!
Also Burt B and my mothers’s favorite, Raindrops keep falling on my head…”
hey dearie — thanks… i’m hanging in. air has a chill to it up here — rain is on the way tomorrow but the weather doods are saying 80 starting monday…. how was your day?
hey ce — how ya doing tonight? bj thomas sang that great burt song.. here ya go
Aloha, Suz and lln pups…! Please relay my Hippo Birdies to her, Suz…! *g*
Got my dad moved into his new apartment in assisted on Monday….. it was a chaotic day. I’ve never understood why people don’t do what they say they will do. My dad is like that, too. I got my integrity from him… and from my mom, too. Luckily my dad and I could laugh about the stupidity of having to goose people into action. We got it done, and I stayed til he was tucked into his bed after 13 hours of transition (which should have been maybe 5 hours.) He looked so peaceful when I was leaving, and I’m sure he was sound asleep before I was out the door. I was gratified by his peaceful look when we got him tucked in. Worth all the effort!
Sounds like it turned out well, Dearie…!
happy birthday to your mom!
& thx fer the songs…
last year I stumbled on a burt bacharach live in concert in Japan record that blew my mind. It must be taken down now, cuz I can’t find it… but there’s so many others…
hope all are well…
You are SO fortunate.
aloha tut — will do, thanks. how’s paradise tonight?
walk on by
yay!!! and boo hiss to all those that created the delays
I know, CE. I know several folks who are keeping care of their elderly parents in their homes… with lots of effort and whatever help they can get. I invited my Dad to live with me, but he’s too smart for that!
hey ks — thanks and so glad ya like it .. how was your day today?
Geeze when did all the adds and crap enter in between the post and the comments happen?
anyone who had a heart
There were so many downs, but also so many ups. Good people along the way. There isn’t, apparently, a clear road map…. which is why I share so much of my slog along this road. So many of us cusp-of -the-baby-boom and others are just entering this maze, and we really need to help each other find some directions!
Glad to hear that all’s well that ends well with your transition.
today was super easy, but the next several days will be full of hurry up and wait, I think. Storms coming.
i’m so glad you and others have shared those stories — i’ve learned a lot
Thanks blue. I’ll give lots of guidance if you find yourself in the same place. I sure wish I’d had a road map! So much of the frustration is that you don’t know what you’re doing until you do it wrong! But, hey, that’s the story of my life. I always said, “Just give me the Rule Book!”
hey blue — how ya doing tonight?
looked ugly on the weather map when the local guy did teh national weather… you stay safe!!!
a big ad-on the last couple weeks…
server speed slower too…
Bacharach’s (and Hal David) known for Dionne Warwick interps, also they did Casino Royale soundtrack, and also helped advance careers of the carpenters. Growing up I first thought Carpenters were lovely, then just too syrupy. As adult, they are just so sweet. I can’t say no anymore…
valley of the dolls
Hi Suz and llners. Windy here today. Always is windy when my peonies bloom. Really beats them up.
the tech crew is doing some updates and tweaks… i’m hoping it is finished soon
hey bg — mine took a beating this spring too. how are the blooms?
One funny: My dad was a good sport about most of the glitches. But when I was on my cell phone for the 5th time trying to get Cox Communications to fix his phones and not cut me off again, my dad muttered under his breath, “I would have thought you would have taken care of this.” I said to the Cox guy I had on the phone, “Hold please.” Then I said to my dad, “I’d have thought I could have had it taken care of, also. But don’t push too hard, because if I lose it, you and I are both screwed!” My dad laughed. The Cox guy on the phone said, “I promise I won’t cut you off; we’ll get this done.”
Two days later, they finally came out and fixed everything up…. and all is well.
Thanks for RT’ing my tweet to Debbie Wasserman Schultz, K-Pop!
thats what friends are for – with whitney houston, luther vandross, and stevie wonder
wish I had a zillion followers that follow suit…
Say A Little Prayer
CE, if you are still here, are you still caring for your oldsters at a distance?
i’ll never love this way again
hey – i follow you
you should put your twitter handle link in a comment so more folks know that it is you
this one is mine
It was a hellish day, Suz — or maybe a heckish day.
I was planning to get a lot of work done on a research project I’m involved in, but something went screwy with my printer and I was on the phone with my computer tech all afternoon. It’s partially (but not completely) sorted out. So there went the time I set aside to accomplish something.
Then I got an e-mail from a paper conservator at one of the local museums who I’d hired to restore a signed movie poster I have that’s gotten a little beaten up. I asked the conservator in advance if working on it might adversely affect the signatures. No way, she said. But in her e-mail today she said, “Oops — I screwed up one of the signatures. Gollygosh, that’s NEVER happened to me before.” I could have dropped her down a well shaft. So she’ll try to clean it up a little, but I spent a lot of time, money and effort securing those signatures and it looks like the thing is going to be worthless.
Then I went to do some work on the research project and found that all the files associated with it had disappeared as the result of changing the computer’s restore point (with the help of my techie; I’d never try to do something like that by myself) while fiddling around with the printer. The most important file was still there, but only a third as long as it should be. Using my own wiles and those of my techie’s, I was able to get everything back, but for a minute there, it was panic times.
Plus dealing with assisted living places (my mother’s mad at one, so she won’t be doing a trial stay there; am setting up a stay at another one, but that’s going to involve a fantastic amount of running around on my part.
Other than that, it was a good day.
Dang, I’m on Twitter too, I’d be happy to follow the both of ya…! ;-)
My most recent day seems calm in comparison! Sending virtual hugs through the wires.
judas fucking priest blue.. that’s a hellish hell of a day
fuck – i think i would be curled up in a fetal position after a day like that
And here’s my Twitter account as well. (Thanks for following, Suz and K-Pop.)
EDITED TO ADD: Thanks as well to Tut!
Thank you muchly, but it sounds like yours have been more trying than mine. Gracious of you not to call me a crybaby.
How do you know I’m not :)
When it rains, it pours, Mi Amigo…! 8-(
yes! mmm, I think everybody here knows me already.
here it is just in case
In the process I have upped my followers 1000% in 4 months. Bet I can’t do that again!
blue, I think that qualifies as a bad day! tg it’s over!
with sinatra — you and me
you have dayam good good typing skills if you are dood
Smiles. My dad got anxious … a lot! I kept saying, just say “I’m anxious.” And then keep on trucking. I like my dad a lot, and I’m grateful that he tolerates my sassiness and doesn’t get mad…. he thinks I’m a Pollyanna. Probably I am. In a recent note to my sister out on Cape Cod, I said, “Pollyanna wants a cracker.” I was hitting the weary zone. But we all got through………
Do You Know the Way to San Jose
Drive by …
What the different continents will look like when all the ice melts
Goodbye Florida, the Eastern Seaboard, most of Louisiana, and a good chunk of Alaska
i wudda been saying pollyanna wants tequilla
hey john — always a pleasure to see your fonts — even if just a driveby….
Apparently, I already ‘follow’ y’all…! ;-)
So much for my actually following Twitter on a regular basis…! Love y’alls names tho…! ;-)
last year, Bacharach gave a song to – you guessed it – my favorite Japanese singer/performer. It’s surprisingly good. But an understated delivery, a rarity for her.
“It Was You” is a rare video/single that was given international release for this artist. She agreed to this rare release. Usually it is all only Japan/Pacific rim releases: her choice. Again, a rarity that.
how forking kewl ks — she has such a great voice
And I would have said, “Pollyana’s going crackers.”
Oh, yeah! That, too. After 4 calls on day one (after many previous calls on previous days) and after 3 trips to the most deviant CVS in California, I came back to my dad’s place and said, “If you don’t mind, I’m going to crack open that little wine box I bought for you…. I need a come down.” He told me to go for it. I pored him a glass of orange juice and myself a half glass of wine and we sat for a moment and commiserated on how annoying it is when people just don’t do right!
What’s nice, though, is that I understand my father’s integrity, and he understands mine. That part was good.
Yes, I amended my post #44 to reflect that. Sorry for the temporary oversight.
another good one blue……
Am almost afraid to ask, but in what sense is this CVS deviant?
Thank you, kind lady :)
“Pollyana’s going crackers.”
That’s how I feel these days covering the MENA, bw…!
i think we should just declare today a fucked up if anything was going to go wrong its gonna go wrong today (other than mom’s bday of course) all the way around bad day…
Cheers, Dearie…! I just cracked open a bottle of Sangria…! ;-)
Ack, forgot to wish your mother a happy birthday! Well, of course I would forget — it’s such a messed-up day: the day made me forget (inspiration: “The devil made me buy that dress!”)
That’s how I feel watching the way things are going in the world and realizing most of the people around me can’t be bothered to address it.
OK, guys, am gonna start powering down. Good to hang out with you as always.
The Goleta CVS is overly busy… i.e., they could hire a few more people. Long lines… always. Late in filling scrips…. always. The hospital faxed my dad’s scrips at 9 a.m. (and has proof of service) but when I went to pick the stuff up, they claimed they knew nothing. The hospital re-faxed. I was told to come back in 45 minutes. I gave them 2 hours, and they’d filled 3 of 12. I went back again two hours later, and they still hadn’t completed the order. I came back 2 hours later….. and they blew me off. I’ve already arranged for my dad’s prescriptions to be sent elsewhere. Enough frustration …. and it’s always like that at that particular CVS…… always. Everyone hates them. I don’t know how it is that they are still drawing such a crowd.
no worries blue….
g’nite blue — happy dreams (and a much better day tomorrow)
Pleasant dreams, bw…!
token’s giving me the evil eye – time for me to take the little guy out to do his thang
g’nite all — happy dreams (and better tomorrows)
this is the closest thing I found to that Bacharach concert I loved: 3 yrs later in Canada, on video
Sweet dreams, Suz…! Give Token a few scritches for me…! *g*
G’night Suz … and birthday dreams to Suz’s mom.
Lucky you. My mom loved opera…….not dissing ALL opera, some aria’s bring me to my knees. however….
the Sweet Dreams dahlia just started to break dirt and sprout!
Aloha, open, I hope your Sound is doing well tonite…!
Have you tried mild Pot Cookies? Mum LOVES them!! So do I.
Oh yes. My sibling is coming tomorrow and packing up the parents for a 3 week stay. It’ll be the first time in over a year that I get a break.
I’m anxious about the leg ulcers that I’ve almost completely closed up. The dermatologist and wound care doctor started to get interested in my care of Lichen Planus. I have knowledge I achieved through observation and being open minded about the nature of pathogens. However, none of it translates into AMA medical care. And they are fucking WINGING it. Except for “Protopic” a $300 a tube auto immune salve that does truly stop potentially septic situations.
this is Too Much Information, right?
…$300 a tube auto immune salve…
Gotta love our ‘free market’ prices, eh…? 8-(
Sweet dreams. I’m so stoked that a most awesome Dahlia [ oneI planted for our daughter's wedding] survived the 2 events of 20 degrees prolonged for 10 – 12 days. That’s a hard temp. It almost makes me feel good about not digging it up and storing it over the winter like the true dahlia gardeners I read about in the pamphlet. My Sweet Dreams Flower is strong. And true.
Sweet dreams, my Dahlia…! ;-)
I’m too far down the rabbit hole to regard Rockefeller medicine as anything other than the cartel it is. That said, I found a very interesting doctor,….now that I can have access to Dr.’s after 4 years of No Access. I prefer to call the program Washington Apple Health. It’s medicaid. It would be lovely to turn it into universal health.
It was good to have those four years. I learned some amazing new ways of accepting alternative health. It’s been a huge change from helplessness experienced when initially thrown out of the Clown Car Of Economics.
However, it’s GREAT to get blood tests! If the test results that come back are actually from MY blood. Color me cynical. We are talking Rockefeller Medicine.
Oy, good night, CTuttle! Hope your community life is resolving it’s problems.
$300 is senior citizen medicare price. Young healthy people without insurance will have to pay about $580.
So, I’ve got great interest in the simple treatments.
Oh! I was being a pain in the ass about MMS. ( i’m sorry for that), but, my blood tests came back to prove it doesn’t kill you. I especially wanted a liver test. It was normal.
So, if the results were in my blood,…….MMS is not killing me. Also, the Dr. said if I’d found a treatment to sinus that worked then more power to me.
I still do not have allergic reactions. I create a gas in a glass baby bottle contraption ( I love contraptions!) and then blow the gas into a glass bottle of distilled H20, with test strips to monitor to keep the proper dose. More is not better. Jim Humble.org. Yes, it’s strange. Very strange. Never saw this coming, to be honest. No one I know personally will ingest it regularly except me.
However, whenever we get a sting, bite, deep cut,etc, we go for MMS. It just works. For pennies.
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