I've been a very busy girl since I got home from Motown -- all sorts of stuff requiring my attention in addition to that work thang that hangs us all up now and again. Yesterday was a day off for me but not much fun. Some issues have arisen with a group of which I am an officer. Don't ya just love people who make their own rules without consulting anyone else? The word 'resignation' is inching toward the forefront of my alleged mind.
* Is anyone else as annoyed with Election 2008 as I am? I can no longer read the newspaper. I am sick and tired of all the mud-slinging and kvetching among the presidential candidates. Wake me when it's over.
* This past Friday my good friend Marcia asked me to go with her to a musical revue at a local dinner theater where her cousin is artistic director. We ate dinner at a fav Italian restaurant before going to the theater. The show was a salute to the USO and was really fun. My favorite act was a one of the best renditions of Abbott and Costello's classic "Who's on First?" performed by . . . ta da . . . two women. What a hoot!!!!!
* I tripped across some anti-war bumper stickers the other day. I liked this one best 'cause it made me giggle: "The last time anyone talked to a Bush, they wandered in the desert for forty years." Come on, you Bush folks! You know you're grinning!!!!
* Winston asked for a review on the EeePC and there's one I liked here. Since I'm no techie, all I can tell you is that I found it pretty cool and that I like it. Linux is really quite easy to use and there are a multitude of programs for it available -- all free. What a concept!!!! Other companies are coming out with UMPCs, too, and I'm hoping to spend my Economic Stimulus check on one. All are relatively inexpensive (around $399) and the idea that I can take my work with me is pretty appealing. Working on my book or my blog out in the park or just sitting on my front porch on a glorious day like today (if I ever get a table for it again -- sigh) would be so much fun!!!!
* Just before I left on my trip to Motown, I stopped at the post office to get stamps and ran into Buffy who was my physical therapist when the dreaded stroke occurred. I hadn't seen her in an eon and we agreed that we need to get together soon. Great stuff!!!!! She still looks about twelve except her long black hair is now tinged with grey!!!! That left me shocked until I thought about it and realized that she's now in her fifties!!!!
* I had offered to go over to Marcia's and help her clean their pool yesterday and she said no so instead I took her and hubby Mike dinner Sunday night because I knew she'd be too exhausted to cook. She was delighted and greatly appreciated it!!! I take care of the people who take care of me.
* R&B legend Bo Diddley died Monday at the age of seventy-nine at his home in Florida. In the past year he had suffered both a stroke and a heart attack. He was still touring until he became ill. He set a standard for many of music's great guitarists, e.g. Mick Jagger and Eric Clapton. He was a favorite of mine and I'm sure many who stop here turned a '45 or two to chalk listening to him. Here's a fairly recent video I found on YouTube. You will be missed, Bo, but I'm sure God has a place for you center stage!!! Your legacy will remain in our hearts!!!
P.S. Tomorrow another installment of "How I got to be Me" will appear -- Lord willing.