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Sunday, March 21, 2010
Hello and greetings from the Keys! We will be participating in our annual "Sloth, Indulgence, and Debauchery Tour" until the end of the month. Rock stars we are, legends in our own minds! Looking forward to reading, fresh fish, cocktails and lotsa local color. Will keep you posted on all the festivities!
Meanwhile it's been a great last week before vacation. The Detroit weather was unseasonably gorgeous and my gladiolas are peeking up! I saw a dude (I think) shopping at Marshall's that was totally James Browned out! I kid you not. He had on a lime green silk suit with a fresh press and curl. Beautiful rings adorned fingers as he chose an array of spring silk flowers. I watched a little, hoping he would drop into a half split or something, but no such luck. I also saw a Ford Flex all tricked out with a 'in tha D' licence plate and a ' Fordzilla' sign where it usually says Flex. I am thankful to be amused at every little turn. Makes my life more interesting--don'tcha think?
My friend Rose and I attended the Bon Jovi concert at the Palace. Two old broads were brought to tears as the show started. Can I just say that those boys can still put it out there? The Johnny and the Richie are as hot as ever and blew us back for 2 and a half hours. They played the perfect mix of new and old music. Kid Rock joined them on the encore for "Dead or Alive" and the crowd welcomed our hometown boy. John asked innocently if the Kid wasn't the governor of Detroit--or something?! Why the hell not, with the shape Detroit City Council is in, it couldn't hurt! What a great night, heh RoRo?
So.oooo.ooo, I'd love to stay and chat but I think I hear the blender cranking up with a frothy delight for me. Gotta go, I got a whole lotta nuthin' to do. Have a great week and chill--you know I will be! xoxo
Sunday, March 14, 2010
Choose Life. Choose a job. Choose a career. Choose a family. Choose a fucking big television, choose washing machines, cars, compact disc players and electrical tin openers. Choose good health, low cholesterol and dental insurance. Choose fixed interest mortgage repayments. Choose a starter home. Choose your friends. Choose leisure ware and matching luggage. Choose a three piece suite on hire, purchased in a range of fucking fabrics. Choose DIY and wondering who the fuck you are on a Sunday morning. Choose sitting on that couch watching mind-numbing, spirit-crushing game shows, stuffing fucking junk food into your mouth. Choose rotting away at the end of it all, pissing your last in a miserable home, nothing more than an embarrassment to the selfish, fucked up brats you spawned to replace yourselves. Choose your future. Choose life.
Okay, rough at it is and though it's not my normal style, (forgive me the excessive f-bombs!) this piece is by Irving Welsh from the movie, "Trainspotting". It is narrated by the main character, played brilliantly by Ewan McGregor and the musical background is Iggy's, "Lust for Life". Although I found the movie grim, darkly comedic, and tragic, with a very hard lesson; the first 3 minutes are very provoking. Even if we make all the 'right choices', it seems our fates are the same.
Congrats, nods, fist pumps and whoo hoos to Detroit's own Iggy Pop and the Stooges as they are inducted into the hall of fame. Another talent from our fair city gets the honor and it's about time! At last the 'ol Iggster gets to be the proverbial bride (instead of the bridesmaid) at this year's induction into the Music Hall of Fame. How cool is that? Detroit truly ROCKS!!!
P.S. Rest in Peace to my friend Ms. Edwina, who at 85 years young, passed away on Friday. On Thursday, she danced next to me in tap class. What a gal! I will miss her terribly, but know she is at the big dance in the sky, where she most surely is the STAR. Blowing a kiss up to you Sweet Dear!!! xoxo
Sunday, March 7, 2010
This past week I was invited to a very special day by a very special little girl. My friend Lexi asked me if I would be her "special person" at her school on Friday. You can imagine how thrilled and honored I was. After inquiring about time and dress code, I was told to just show up and not be a nerd. Well, I will try, I said. There were promises of arts and crafts and muffins, after all.
Arriving at Trinity Lutheran school, I was greeted warmly and given my 'special person' ribbon. A large assortment of coffee!, juices and muffins were available and delicious! Soon Lexi arrived and we went to her classroom. We recited the pledge of allegiance and prayed. I got to sit with her at her desk and watch the school's morning news program that was being broadcast. The kids were very cute and professional in their announcing duties. Lexi's teacher, Mrs. Brown, took some time to show us what the children were working on before we moved on to Jeopardy that we played on the big screen. Her report on the bengal tiger was very interesting and I was surprised at her perfect penmanship! It was really fun and Lexi got her question right, of course! We did an art project before touring the library and moving on to church for chapel.
The children did skits that portrayed how spoiled we all are while statistics on world poverty was broadcast on the big screens. There was a lovely song by the hand bell choir and the little children sang us a song. Little sister Elle sounded great! The morning ended with prayer.
I was very impressed by the behavior of the children and the obvious dedication of the teachers and the volunteers. I was touched by the loving nature and respect that I witnessed. What a breath of fresh air.
But most of all I just loved being "special". Thank you Lexi for giving me such a wonderful experience. And remember to always keep that joy, joy, joy, joy down in your heart! xoxo