“I told my dentist my teeth are going yellow. He told me to wear a brown tie.”

Posted February 9, 2016 by katry
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On Thursday I will either be very late or I won’t be here at all. I have periodontal surgery, and I have no idea how long that will take. I guess it depends on how screaming I do.

 

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Every Day People: Sly & The Family Stone

Posted February 9, 2016 by katry
Categories: Music

Celebration: Kool and the Gang

Posted February 9, 2016 by katry
Categories: Music

Posted February 9, 2016 by katry
Categories: photo

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“There are certain things that ordinary people have that celebrities don’t have.”

Posted February 9, 2016 by katry
Categories: Musings

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I never thought I’d be happy with a cloudy day, but I’m thrilled. It isn’t snowing, the wind isn’t whistling, boughs aren’t bending, we’re a couple of degrees above freezing and I’m now getting shoveled out. All in all it’s a good day.

I owe Mohammed an apology. He told me they were doing maintenance which is why I had no e-mail Sunday night into late yesterday. I just figured that was the party line, the weekend excuse for complainers. Yesterday my two typing fingers were exhausted from trying to find a way to fix the problem. On the Xfinity home page the envelope said I had 85 emails, but I couldn’t get to them. The page never loaded. Last night I tried for the umpteenth time. Halleluia! Let me hear an amen!! It was a miracle. The page opened and then like magic the email appeared. It seems Mohammed was right.

I saw an ad for the Grammy Awards which I don’t watch because the nominees and the winners are mostly unknown to me. That got me thinking about award shows. Mostly I don’t care who wins anything, but every now and then a movie star deserves recognition for wearing the skin of the character being played. Gregory Peck as Atticus Finch is the best example of that. His Atticus Finch was just as I imagined when I read the book.

The whole system of awards needs to be changed. Ordinary people deserve recognition. I’m thinking I deserve an award for most falls without breaking a bone. Parents who change the dirtiest diapers time and time again without gagging are heroes to me. The cashier at Job Lot deserves the award for the surliest employee. The lady who helped me when I fell in the bushes by the parking lot deserves one for being a good samaritan. The guy who parked in the handicapped space deserves an award for being insensitive and for being a whole lot more but this is a family show. Most of my neighbors, with only one exception, are good people so I’d nominate all of them for the Good Neighbor Award. The guy who lives on the corner gets the award for being the most surly.

This ought to be televised, and people can wear what they find most comfortable. I can imagine the questions when I walk the Red Carpet. Ms. Ryan, who are you wearing this evening? Old Navy flannel pants, L.L. Bean slippers and a sweatshirt from Cuffy’s outlet store. Well, you look lovely and good luck tonight.

Congratulations – A Happy New Year Song: Pink Martini

Posted February 8, 2016 by katry
Categories: Music

Song of Joy: Xiao-Peng Jiang & The Chinese Orchestra of Shanghai Conservatory

Posted February 8, 2016 by katry
Categories: Music


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