Log in

No account? Create an account

[sticky post] 100 Things Blogging Post-Master List

{Take the 100 Things challenge!}

Ganked from babykid528.

I'll be posting 100 TV Shows and my feelings about them. No particular order.

1-Miami Vice
2-Hollywood Squares
3-Twin Peaks
4-Barney Miller
5-Ground Force
6-Changing Rooms
8-Hill Street Blues
9-Hodge Podge Lodge
10-CSI:Crime Scene Investigation
14-The Edge of Night
15-Hawaii 5-0
16-The Sopranos
18-Later With Bob Costas
19-One Day at a Time
20-Hot L Baltimore
21-House MD
22-Spooks (MI5)
26-Dirty Jobs
28-City of Angels
29-LA Law
30-Due South
31-Chico and the Man
35-White Collar
37-Reasonable Doubts
39-Knots Landing
40-Live at Five
43-Mad Men
44-Countdown with Keith Olbermann
46-Anything But Love
47-Happy Days
48-Welcome Back, Kotter
49-Buffy, The Vampire Slayer.
50-It Takes a Thief
54-Broken Badges
57-The Hour
58-Baa Baa Black Sheep
59-Mission: Magic!
61-The Monkees
62-Six Feet Under
63-Star Trek
64-All In The Family
65-The Jeffersons
67-Midsomer Murders
68-Person of Interest
70-The Tonight Show starring Johnny Carson
71-The Electric Company
72-Sesame Street
73-Mister Rogers' Neighborhood
77-The A-Team
79-True Detective
82-Life on Mars
84-The Good Wife
85-Ashes to Ashes
86-The Mary Tyler Moore Show
89-New Tricks
90-Time Team
91-The Galloping Gourmet
92-The Rockford Files
94-The Kenny Everett Video Show
95-Solid Gold
96-Faoi Lán Cheoil
100-The Wire

The Road To Fairfax

My Kirtan Camp starts tomorrow. It lasts until Sunday.
Hubby is having surgery on Friday. You see the problem.
I've been planning this for over a year. Those of you who follow me on FB may not that I haven't posted much about the camp. I really want to avoid too many expectations. I just want to sing, learn to play more mantras and meet like-minded Kirtan fans.
But as with all my major endeavours...so much drama.
Getting the time off. Paying for camp. Where am I going to stay? How am I going to get there? How am I going to say abstinent? What if people judge me for eating meat? My Harmonium is too big to fit in a car. I'm going to rent a smaller one. No I'm not. What if I don't do Asana practice for a week? I'll get FAT!
And now the surgery. Turns out hubby is NOT healing. He never believed it would heal without surgery and it isn't.
So the choices were, skip the camp (or return early) and feel resentful or go to camp and not be home to take care of hubby, and feel guilty.
We decided to use some privilege and just pay a service to take him home. Then he talked to the doctor and they're going to let him stay in the hospital until Sunday. WHEW! I'll still feel somewhat guilty, but not nearly as much.
Today my Harmonium problem was solved when I purchased a smaller one AND sold my big one back to the woman who sold it to me.
I'm splitting and Air BnB with other campers and my teacher Astrud is driving me over.
I think it's going to be amazing.
That "Let Go and Let God" (or Gods) thing really does work.

Astro at the Mint.

I wasn’t sure I wanted to go last night. Pride crowd and feels. Reasons to be advised. But it was worth it to see this beautiful creature.


Two months later...

Hubby is healing...slowly! We're still not sure exactly when he's going to be cleared to go back to work.

My Team Leader announced she was retiring and after much dithering, I decided to apply for the position. Unlike the situation at the Desk of Doom, they at least gave me an opportunity to interview. Things move very slowly at American Express, so I had plenty of time to obsess and work through a bunch of Daddy issues that came up. Then I had to wait and wait and wait. I didn't get the position and while I'm a little disappointed, I'm also pretty relieved. The fact is, being the Team Leader in this environment would be a nightmare and I'd have to do a ton of shit I'm not really interested in doing...like working days. What I really wanted was "love."

As a result of anxiety, stress, fatigue and attempting to replace sleep with caffeine, I totally lost my voice last week and had to call in sick for two days, breaking a non-calling in sick streak of four years and ten months. My ego was NOT HAPPY. Lesson learned. I'm human. Damn it. What I did not do was binge!

Recent outings: Bela Fleck and the Flecktones at the Fox Theater in Oakland.
Hubby and I had a belated celebration of his birthday by going to the symphony and hearing MTT conduct Mahler's 9th Symphony.
Going to a Kirtan at Laughing Lotus tonight.
Bryan Ferry coming up in August.

Recent watching: Good Omens.
LOVED IT SO MUCH! Haven't read the book. Yet. It was just delightful to watch actors who are often found drowning in angst clearly having so much fun. (I know what you're thinking, "Where is K-gal and what have you done with her.)

By the way...I know some of you still have no interest in FB, IG, Twitter. BUT...if I had gotten the Team Leader gig, I would probably have shut down the DW/LJ accounts and reduce my social media profile considerably. This still could happen. The distraction factor alone is a bad thing. I'm still here for
now, but as you can tell, if my day-to-day minutiae and dog pictures are of interest, this is no longer the place to find them. (Pictures are too much of a hassle when everything is happening on my phone, but LJ and DW aren't.)

In case you've ever asked yourself...

What happens when a 60 year old man decides to start skateboarding.

This is the answer

Cut for possibly disturbing medical image.Collapse )

I've got jury duty today!

I'm also congested, coughing and have virtually no voice. (You should have heard me attempt to sing last night; it wasn't pretty.) I now have to go in to jury duty. Hopefully I will not be an attractive prospect and get excused and let off the hook for another few years.

Words With Friends

Why is this game full of sleazy, scummy, incel losers, trying to chat me up andtrying to get my email address or mobile number, no doubt for some scurrilous purpose, when all I want to do is play Scrabble?

You may not remember...

But the rant that Keith was making in this Icon, was actually directed at Dick Cheney. I get that Christian Bale's transformation was physically more remarkable, but I'm so glad he didn't win the Oscar. Rami Malek was just so amazing. I've just returned from seeing Bo-Rhap for the 3rd time. This was at the Castro and it was a Sing-A-Long version. Very interactive with crowns, bubbles and glow-lights. Lots of hissing at Paul Prender, but no boo-ing at Bryan Singer's credit. I still love the movie so much.

Exciting things coming up:

June 7-Bela Fleck and the Flecktones-Fox Theater Oakland
First week in August-Kirtan Camp with Jai Uttal.
August 31-BRYAN FERRY!!!!-Fox Theater Oakland-No transportation drama this year.
Last week in October-Going to Portland, OR!

We will not regret the past....

Uh, yeah, well...

I'm back in the process of getting the 2011 Drabble-a-Day project all imported into A03, which means I'm going back over the things I posted along with the drabbles. LOTS of rants about various TV shows that were not living up to my expectations and desires of how fictional characters should act, including my rage-a-holic House posting, vociferous frustration with White Collar and of course the entire Torchwood: Miracle Day before/during/after period. Out where the busses don't run doesn't begin to cover the level of mishegas. Part of me would honestly like to delete all of it. "...or wish to shut the door on it."

I'd love to blame it on my disease, but it doesn't work that way. I was as batshit crazy, a wanker, a shit-stain, or whatever else people who were directly hurt or just observing the situation chose to call me.

I've noticed a lot of my ego-driven character defects cropping up again and that is the same insanity that drove me to the food and to the toxic crap I spewed around here. I'm jealous of one of my co-workers who gets more love from the CMs than I do, which is painful.

I'm NOT binging, but I'm backsliding on eating standing up, eating while reading, eating while on line, which are all behaviors I'd put down and need to turn back over to HP. (Om Nemah Shivaya!)

I had some bad dreams last night...the tooth dream, a using dream and an eating dream. All about shame and secrecy.

I have so much shame about the person I was in this space, as well as out in the world.

Currently working on memorizing and implementing the "St. Francis Prayer," which apparently he didn't actually write.

"That where there is discord, I may bring harmony."

The process continues.

With apologies to my atheist friends

Or whatever you may choose to call he, she or it!
I had my Iphone do a runner on Monday. Don't honestly know if I dropped it, left it or had it taken, but either way, two hours of not having it. I used technology to remotely lock it and leave a message, asking for the return, no questions asked, which eventually led to being reunited (and it feels so good.)
I won't say I got through the two hours completely calm, but I was a zillion times calmer than I would have been without meditation, chanting, prayer and Program in my life. I didn't make myself and everyone around g to me completely miserable. And the #1 miracle, attributable ONLY to a Higher Power is that I didn't eat over it.

And while I'm offending people...
Yes, I get the rapey vibe on Baby It's Cold Outside, however I can't see having any moral authority to wage that war as long as my favorite thing to sing at this time of year contains the deathless lyric, "You scumbag, you maggot, you cheap lousy faggot!" (Although some people are more annoyed when I swim through the treacle of Mistletoe and Wine for various reasons. Sorry guys, I still ♥ Cliff.)

I read a TON of articles outlining all the ways that "Bohemian Rhapsody" is bollocks, in terms of being factually wrong to the point of slander in some cases, as well as how it is truly offensive in terms of LGBT representation, especially the "fruit flies" line. Then I went to see it again hoping not to love it as much. OOPS! Loved it even more. I'd say I'm on a highway to hell, but that's the wrong band and I'm not sure how Ganesha, Shiva etc feel about the whole thing.

I literally know NOTHING about Mr. Robot, apart from Rami Malek being in it. Does anyone I was tight with back in the day think I'd like it? I haven't watched any "new" television in....ok, Hubby and I (mostly hubby) watched the first two seasons of the Magicians recently and I was ok with that, but not passionately engaged.


puppy love

Latest Month

August 2019



RSS Atom
Powered by LiveJournal.com
Designed by Lilia Ahner