Posted in Idiots and dumb-asses, Things that piss me off

To A Miserable Person

Today at the Hannaford Supermarket you pulled up to my husband’s car in your pickup truck.  You sat there on your fat ass with your smelly, slobbering dog by your side, watching as my husband placed his grocery bags into the car.  Then you had the audacity to roll down your window and blurt out:

“Can you hurry it up?  I want your parking spot”.

As if the parking spot my husband was occupying was the only spot in the entire parking lot.  Which it wasn’t.  It was just closer to the store than most.  And you were too lazy to find a spot further away from the store.

My husband was just lucky enough to get that spot when he arrived at the store an hour before.  He could’ve parked in a handicapped parking spot and he probably would’ve been even closer to the store.  He does have a handicap placard and he could’ve used it.  Because he has multiple sclerosis.  But if he’s doing well and is not having a flare-up, he refuses to park in those spaces.  He saves them for people who need them more than he does.

My husband may not be the fastest at loading the groceries in the car.  He had just waited 30 minutes in a line three deep just to check out.  More than likely he was tired.  He wasn’t being slow because you were sitting there being inpatient and ignorant.  But you must be a miserable person to think you can just shout rude comments to another human being simply because you’re too lazy to find another parking spot.  It’s too bad your dog has to live with you.  They’re probably miserable also.

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BUCKLE UP!

It’s been an interesting 24 hours.

We’ve started an impeachment inquiry.

We’ve read a memo between two people who consider themselves “leaders” of certain countries, but in some instances, (mainly when SHITHOLE is speaking), they sound like five-year-olds.

We’ve reached 218 in the House.

Whistleblower complaint is in the hands of Congress and is making for great reading material this evening.  They’ve unanimously voted to let us see it too.  I’m hearing it’s a real doozy.  For SHITHOLE.

There is a very good chance WB will meet with Congress.  Allegedly DNI is meeting with them tomorrow.

By now the world knows that basically this memo was a “scratch my back and I’ll scratch yours” type of thing.  Which really isn’t legal.  Especially when you’re talking money for dirt on a possible political opponent. (I find it hysterical that SHITHOLE is so weak that he needs to try this early to sabotage someone who he may not even be running against.  That solidifies how stupid SHITHOLE is.)

In reviewing this memo, there’s a few things I wanted to point out and comment on:

In the 7th paragraph in the memo where SHITHOLE speaks and says:

I would like you to do us a favor though because our country has been through a lot and Ukraine knows a lot about it

So SHITHOLE is asking for a favor.  He feels his country has been through a lot and Ukraine knows a lot about it.

Yes, SHITHOLE, I feel that in the past two-and-a-half years America has been through a lot.  BECAUSE OF YOU!  You have banned Muslims, caged children, tried to take away our healthcare, fucked with our taxes, repealed laws that were put in place to make our lives better and declared an emergency for a wall that only you want built.  These things, among others, should be cause for your impeachment alone.

Now I can’t speak for Ukraine and considering their own shitty “president” (a fucking former comedian), I’m not really sure how much they really know about what America has experienced with you being “in charge”.

Of the 18 paragraphs, five of them mention Rudy and Bill.  Especially Rudy.  It’s almost like SHITHOLE had to keep reminding himself to have Rudy and Bill call Zelensky.  Why not just write it down?

Zelensky does mention coming to NYC and staying at SHITHOLE’S tower. Maybe he could have his meeting with Rudy and Bill there.  God knows many other suspicious meetings have taken place there.  Perfect place for it.

Neither of them like women.  Or at least the former female Ambassador to Ukraine.

Not that he cares, but Mueller should note that once again SHITHOLE throws him under the bus.  Merkel should note (and probably already knows) these assholes are terrified of her.

Then there’s the 9th paragraph:

The other thing, There’s a lot of talk about Biden’s son, that Biden stopped the prosecution and a lot of people want to find out about that so whatever you can do with the Attorney General would be great. Biden went around bragging that he stopped the prosecution so if you can look into it… It sounds horrible to me.

A lot of people want to find out about that.  Who exactly are “a lot of people”?  More than likely SHITHOLE and himself.  And maybe Rudy and Bill.  The majority of the world, and America in general, could care less.

It sounds horrible to me.  SHITHOLE, anything you say sounds horrible to the world.  You are a horrible person.  You really.  Truly.  Are.

The next several months and leading into 2020 will be America’s breaking point.  Although I think we’ve already reached that point.  Buckle up.  It’s going to be a very interesting ride.

Posted in 80's, music

Still the Boss at 70

In honor of his 70th birthday, I wanted to pay tribute to Bruce Springsteen by listing my top 20 favorite Springsteen songs.  I couldn’t do just 10.  There were too many.  And I actually could have done way more than 20 but I figured 20 was a good number.  It was difficult to narrow them down but I managed to do so.

Here goes:

  1. “Santa Claus Is Coming To Town” – Don’t get on me about this one.  In my opinion, it’s the best version there is.  I love to hear it any time of year.  In fact, I just had the opportunity to hear it the other day on E Street Radio when they were playing a live concert from 9/20/78 that was done in Passaic, NJ and Bruce sang the song for the audience as a “surprise”.  I was in my glory!  Bruce and Christmas.  You can’t go wrong.
  1. “Light of Day” – It may be a more obscure Bruce song, one many may not know about.  If you’ve ever seen the Michael J. Fox/Joan Jett movie of the same name, you’ll know the song.  They sing the song in the movie.
  1. and 17.  “Human Touch” and “Better Days” – Both resonate for me because they were songs I played when I was with my first boyfriend.  He bought me the cassettes.
  1. “Rosalita”  – I remember seeing a video of a live performance of this song on a compilation VHS tape I had of Springsteen videos.  I thought it was comical when the girls kept sneaking up on the stage.
  1. “Fire” – It’s just a good song.  Even the Pointer Sisters sang it well.
  1. “Blinded By The Light” – Another underrated one.  And Bruce’s only #1.  Only as a songwriter.
  1. “Growin’ Up” – You can hear this at the end of “Big Daddy” and well done on Broadway.
  1. “Streets of Philadelphia” – From the movie of the same name.  Tom Hanks.  Bruce.  Can’t get any better than that.
  1. “The Rising” – Bruce knew we’d need this song and album after 9/11
  1. “Tenth Avenue Freeze-Out” – There is a private joke in my family about this song.  All because of E Street Radio and how during a recent vacation, whenever we turned on E Street Radio, this song seemed to be playing.  But it would be a different version.  One time you may get a live version done on December 6, 1980 in England, another time it may be from July 17, 2016 at Gillette.  You never knew.  A great song.  Especially since it pays great tribute to Clarence Clemons.
  1. “Tunnel of Love” – It’s such a picturesque song.  I had to analyze it in my junior year creative writing class.  The whole album means a great deal to me.  The “Tunne of Love Express Tour” was the first time I saw Bruce live.
  1. “Hungry Heart” – To me Bruce’s first commercial success.  Can be heard in “Risky Business”.
  1. “Badlands” – Just a great opening to the “Darkness” album
  1. “The Promised Land” – Another great one from “Darkness”
  1. “The River” – The song that really made me recognize Bruce as a storyteller.
  1. “Thunder Road” – Who wouldn’t want to ride out tonight to case the promised land? Especially while listening to Bruce.
  1. “Dancing In The Dark” – Bruce’s highest charting song.  And the world’s introduction to Courtney Cox.
  1. “Born In The USA” – My first real exposure to Bruce where I actually began paying attention.  The song reveals the plight of the Vietnam vet and what they experienced, especially upon returning home. It is a great song to listen to while on the Music Express at the amusement park.  I know because I have. The song is incredible.  The entire album is phenomenal.

1.”Born To Run” – I cannot say enough about this song.  It is my all-time favorite song EVER, by ANY artist.  There is nothing that surpasses it.  Nothing ever will.  If I am alone in the car (or anywhere for that matter) and this song is playing (either on the radio, CD, whatever), that volume is going up FULL CRANK and I am belting it out!  AND. I. DO. NOT. CARE!  This is the album that put Bruce on the map.  It is extremely well-done and considering the amount of time I’ve heard they put into recording it, it should be.

 

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Dear Me: A Letter to My 17-Year-Old Self

Dear Me:

You’ve made it this far and so many never thought you would.  Congrats!

The 80’s did you well.  You finished out the decade by graduating from high school and getting your first job.  Good thing you took all those typing and business classes in high school.  They all paid off.

That Springsteen concert you attended was epic.  You know the one.  Tunnel of Love Express Tour, opening night Centrum, eighth row from the stage.  You skipped school to get the wristband and wore it for a week.  That show will remain with you and you will be a Springsteen fan for life.  By the way, he’s now 70 years old.

Speaking of musicians, don’t burn too many brain cells over answers to questions you ask them on call-in radio shows.  Fifteen years after the fact when you actually meet them, it won’t mean a damn thing.  Still, it will be cool.

On work, although you went to broadcasting school, you’ll pay the bills through insurance jobs and some freelance work.  Never give up on your dream of being a teacher, writer or radio personality.

You won’t love many, but the ones you do love will mean the world to you.  You will be devastated when you learn of your first love’s death when he was only 45.  Best of all, you will marry your best friend and you will live to see at least 25 years with him (and finish each other’s sentences on a daily basis).

You will go through eight years of infertility.  Don’t worry.  You will have a daughter who will be the light of your life.  Raising her will be the best and most difficult job you’ll ever have.

Sadly at age 27 you will become an orphan.  Even more sad, your much younger sisters will be orphans at ages 14 and 16.  And lucky you!  They will move in with you for at least the next ten years.  The good news is, they do grow up, get married and have families of their own.  And you love them.

The worst and most hectic six months of your life will occur at age 27, in 1998, when you are ten years older than you are now.  That June you will move into your first house, that August your mother will pass away, that October you will lose your job of nine years and best of all, that damn stray dog at your mother’s house just gave birth to eight puppies and guess where they will all live for the next eight weeks?  In your basement!  Fun times!

You will become a Patriots fan.  Yes, I know at age 17 you could care less about football, much less Patriots football.  But trust me.  They become extremely relevant.  You will love Tom Brady.

Lastly, your health.  No, you’ll never be skinny, although from the years 2003 to 2004 you will lose roughly 80 pounds and look pretty good.  Your early 30’s treat you well.  And although you have a lot of fun and do a lot of traveling to Canada, you do develop high blood pressure (runs in the family), gain a hernia from your C-section and develop diabetes in your mid-40’s.  But you manage it.  You have to.  You have so many to care for.  Especially yourself.

As you near your 50th year you’ll want to do something special.  It’s a big year.  You turn 50, your daughter turns 16 and you’ve been married for 25 years.  That’s something to celebrate.

So, self, get out there and enjoy the rest of your life!

Love,

Me

 

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Why

A part of me regrets it.

A bigger part of me knows what happened had to happen because everything happens for a reason.

Some things I miss. Most things I don’t.

I’m flattered and creeped out at the same time.

This fanship has set sail for better grounds.

Adios.