Tuesday, February 08, 2011

Tuesday Random Thoughts

I'm really getting dedicated around here. I knocked a lot off on my 'gottado' list yesterday -- even some of the tasks that I hate and have been on my list far too long. Unfortunately, there's still a lot to do. Have y'all ever noticed that when you start on a task, at least three or four more rear their pointy little heads?
Still, I'm trying to maintain momentum and hope to have everything shipshape by the time I have my surgery. Recuperating goes better in a clean house where I can find everything in my not so humble opinion.

* So the high and mighty are talking about 'rescuing' Social Security. Excuse me? Last I heard Social Security was solvent. I think it's a grab at us elders. What cracked me up was this quote from consultant Ana Rappaport:

"The issue of elderly poverty for women, however, might need further attention. 'We need to remember that for four out of 10 older women alone, and for a very large number of the bottom third of the population economically, Social Security is virtually all they have in retirement,” Rappaport said. 'And that is not likely to change although one might be able to reduce that number.'"

All I can say is Ms. Rappaport needs to call me and I'll explain the cold hard reality of being an poor old lady to her.

* Kent McKamy, one of my favorite New Yorkers, sent this video along and I enjoyed it so much that I simply had to share it! I think y'all will, too. I have never been a fan of Kiss but this raised my opinion of them more than a couple notches.

* Alaskans have a hilarious sense of humor as demonstrated by this 47 second video from an event in Ketchikan. I hope y'all laugh as hard as I did!

* I'm glad that some of y'all enjoyed the River Stones project. I put all of them here. I liked the discipline of coming up with an idea/comment each day and have missed it since it ended. I'm thinking of continuing it and also using it as a place to write about other things as well. Y'all are welcome to stop by and see where my mind is taking me. I joined Fiona's Writing Our Way Home community and I think it could be an interesting adventure. I also hope I find time to participate.

Speaking of time, I'm off and running. It's errand and shopping day and the list is not short. Sigh.

Hope y'all are having a great day!!!!

Happy Blogging!!!!



  1. Many people wrongly believe that Social Security if fueling the deficit. Policy decisions made on the basis of stupidity will doom us all.

  2. Robert: Indeed!!!!!!! Which is why I posted that link. If people read here don't understand that, they are in for some nasty surprises. Then again, maybe their SS is just chump change. Mine is what I have to li . . . er . . . survive on. I manage pretty well but only with more gov't assistance and intrusion.

  3. Anonymous12:34 AM

    I could not survive on SS as a single woman. I would need Medicaid as well.

  4. Thanks for the music and the laugh, Kay! I don't think I've ever seen Kiss perform. He did a lot for those servicemen and women. Sarah Palin? I have to laugh or I'd cry.

  5. Aaaarrrgggghhhh!! Those who know the reality, are just not making the policies

  6. I'm holding my breath on SS and the aholes are going to do to us.

    I must have missed you sharing about your surgery. You take care and let us know how you're doing :)


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