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Monday, November 18, 2013


A quote I came across that has stayed with me about Art by Andy Warhol:

"They show you what to do, how to do it, when to do it, how to feel about it and how to look at--how do YOU feel about it?!"

Once a month I go to The Pantry and what I love most about it are the 3 shelves where they have miscellaneous items. I discovered Quinoa there and love it but at the same time this month I found, and tried, Puppodums and don't think I will ever eat it again.

Of the 300 people living here not ONE will pay more for health care in 2014! And talking to many people I haven't found anyone who will pay more than they did.

Talking about health care I will be having the left eye cataract operated on December 2--I am not loking forward to that crazy drop(s) schedule! Today I was scheduled for an angiography by my vascular surgeon for January 15 and he thinks he may be able to do 2 out-patient procedures to make it easier for the blood to flow better between the veins and easier for me to walk. All that smoking and bad eating habits caught up with me!

Talking about food--who? Me?--I have mentioned the Pomperdale's Deli right next door to my primary doctor's office which I stop at AFTER I have seen the doctor! After I have weighed in, had my blood pressure taken and blood drawn for tests. Last week I was there and they were having a 'special' of cream cheese, Nova, tomato, onion and lettuce on a fresh bagel. I hadn't had that in a long time but it was as good as I remembered it!

Walking along the canal to The Point I've been noticing many schools of fish--I don't know one from another but they sure are fascinating to watch!

One of the many benefits of living at Gateway in South Florida are all the fauna you are surrounded by and I bring a lot of it into my apartment. Also many neighbors have gotten together and made courtyards for those who smoke or meditate or just enjoy Mother Nature.

Seems some people are bothered by the fact that I talk a lot about gay life-- funny but I don't complain when they talk a lot about their nongay life--the kids, grand-kids, mates, relatives. I read them because it helps me to get to know them. Why do they read me? And why do they take notes or make notations on my blogs so they can quote me later? Bloggers are strange people. LOL

Along those lines I have been called some really nasty names by people who don't know me--imagine if they did!

Except for one rainy and 'coolish' day we have been having perfect 'tourist' weather--low humidity, sun during the day with temperatures in the high 70s and low 80s while at night it goes down to the high 60s and low 70s--no complaints from me!

At one point I had over 6,000 blogs saved but I have systematically been deleting a lot of them--about 2,000 plus--and though it is a lot of work I don't see any sense in keeping them. Heck I still don't know why people save my blogs and when they quote me they usually take it out of content or misquote me. In fact one person who has never read any of my books quoted one so badly it had me laughing for quite awhile.

I was reading a blog written by a so called 'educated' person with a degree who presented themselves like such trailer trash I figured they must be having a melt down or why would they present themselves as being so stupid? Along those lines I have been told I am passive-aggressive because I won't/dont' mention names and my reaction is why publicize their stupidity. It was also reported that I was abused as a child--DUH! What do they know that I don't?

I must say, except for the political blogs which I try to avoid but don't always, it has been nice and quiet with interesting blogs to read the past week or two. There are always those into name calling or love to 'expose' people or want to start a 'blog war' but I have seen very little of that on the blog sites I have been visiting lately. Oh I know who to not read so they may still be carrying on but things have been very civilized even at facebook!

In less than a week I'll be going to see the touring company of "The Book Of Mormon" which I am really looking forward to and that will be followed by the stage version of the movie "Elf" and another version of "The Wizard of Oz" with the original movie music plus new tunes by Andrew Lloyd Webber plus 10 other Broadway touring shows not to forget the concerts by Patti LuPone, Megan Hilty and Megan Mullally. I really have a good life in my old age!

Can't help myself--this was a comment I made regarding a blogger at another blog site who lives in Colorado and had a lot of damage to her property--she was talking about an association meeting and I responded with, "There are all kinds of associations for residents here in Florida---homeowners, condo, etc. Even we people living below the poverty level here at Gateway have a Residents Association and rules that drive us crazy (like no sex in the driveway!!! Don't ask!)--we are having re-elections this December--I really think ALL Board members everywhere in every association wear tin foil hats!!!



(I'm sorry--I don't usually use that language but I love this quote!)
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TENNISJIM 11/19/2013 6:17AM

    Cute quote.

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RAINA413 11/18/2013 11:40PM

    That quote had me laughing and laughing! Thanks for that!
Good luck with your surgery. I hope all goes well.

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KATRINAKAT23 11/18/2013 10:48PM

  Love the quote. Good luck with your surgery!! emoticon

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