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It's just that kind of day.

Now I wish I owned a popcorn concession . . .

Posted by madamesilverspurs | Tue May 25, 2021, 07:14 PM (2 replies)


I'm kinda hoping it's photoshopped.

Posted by madamesilverspurs | Tue May 25, 2021, 06:10 PM (2 replies)

Well, phooey.

Sat down to watch the Jeopardy tournament of champions, and it came on without sound. Last week it was the commercials with no audio. At the first break they went to commercial, all silent. And it came back Wheel of Fortune, also no sound. Then it went to old Seinfeld episodes in silence.

No explanation given, nothing on their website. Fox affiliate in Denver. Boo hiss.

Posted by madamesilverspurs | Mon May 24, 2021, 09:22 PM (2 replies)

Watching Fox get foxed up - - -

"Jeopardy" is the only reason my television is ever tuned to anything Fox. Today was a bit special. For some reason the commercials, with two brief exceptions, were muted; as soon as the show came back, so did the audio, and my hand was nowhere near the remote. Most delightful was the station's self-promo, with all their talking heads moving their lips and waving their arms to the sound of absolute silence. Heh.

Posted by madamesilverspurs | Thu May 20, 2021, 08:38 PM (0 replies)

Kevin and Mitch, sitting in a tree . . .

P - I - S - S - I - N - G

Posted by madamesilverspurs | Wed May 19, 2021, 05:44 PM (2 replies)


My gremlin is back. Poor thing was apparently feeling left out and decided to make himself known again.

He started with my portable oxygen machine, which just up and quit a few days ago. They came and picked it up to send to the shop, and left me with some tanks. Being out of the usual wine-bottle size tanks, they gave me the ones that are shaped more like watermelons, heavy and with a carrier designed to be worn like a backpack (not happening). Anyway.

The over-the-sink rack I ordered from Amazon arrived, purchased to give me a handy place to dry the nebulizer parts that require washing after each use. Three of the four legs assembled easily, but the fourth refuses to cooperate. The thing is sitting in its flattened box in the middle of the living room, laughing at me, and waiting for me to pack it up and ship it back (as if those things can ever be repacked to fit the packaging). The more disreputable parts of my vocabulary have gotten a bit of exercise.

Then today I got in the car to head out to a doc appointment and then a run to the pharmacy. And the car wouldnít start. This is the third time the brand-new battery has failed. My underthehood helper is coming by tomorrow to make sure that the battery dealer does the right thing.

So, I called the docís office to let them know I would be missing my appointment. Forgot that my phone doesnít like their phone system; sent them a text explaining my absence, still waiting for a response.

Meanwhile, a friend answered my call and picked me up to drive me to Safeway to get scrips and meds. She pulled up in front of the store to let me off, and I had to stop when only halfway out of the car; somehow, Iíd managed to get tangled in the oxygen hose and could neither exit nor sit back down. The hose had gotten wrapped around my leg and had also looped itself over the under-seat lever that adjusts the seat forward or backward. Since I was stuck halfway out the car door, my friend had to turn off the car and come around to my side to disentangle her inconvenient passenger, a task that would have been much easier had we not been laughing at the absurdity of it all. Suffice it to say that the drivers in the cars behind us did not share our amusement.

The rest of the venture went smoothly, thank heaven. Got the pills and groceries home, my friend helping to bring everything down the stairs to my apartment. We couldnít help noticing the clothes dryer sitting in the hallway, indicating that the laundry room is once more out of commission. Looks like part of my evening will be spent doing a bit of hand laundry, given my lack of means to get to a laundromat right now. Am I having fun, yet?

Gotta say, Iím quite grateful that most days arenít like this one. Somehow, itís just plain embarrassing to be all three of the stooges simultaneously. Now Iím going to take a nap. That should be safe, right?


Posted by madamesilverspurs | Tue May 18, 2021, 06:59 PM (6 replies)

Kevin's Klass

Posted by madamesilverspurs | Wed May 12, 2021, 06:16 PM (1 replies)

I'm qualified!

Once a year I get a home visit from a nurse practitioner. We spend about an hour getting me poked, prodded, and measured, and then reviewing my recent medical history, procedures, and medications. Then we get to the cognitive part, which includes the nurse giving me a list of words to memorize, a list Iíll be asked to repeat after a brief section of question-and-answer. When I repeated the words verbatim, she smiled as I asked if anyone else had ever done so well. She put on a faux serious face and said, ďNo one would ever believe it. Iím noting in your file that you are eminently qualified to be president.Ē Then she did accordion hands.

Given that I live in a deep red part of a purple state that home visit just made my day. Yes it did.

Posted by madamesilverspurs | Wed May 12, 2021, 12:44 PM (8 replies)

Chris Hayes misspoke.

In his coverage of the rich getting richer during the pandemic he said that Jeff Bezos is worth nearly $200billion. Wrong. Bezos may have $200billion, but that doesn't mean he's worth it.

Posted by madamesilverspurs | Mon May 10, 2021, 08:38 PM (14 replies)

Ballot Boxed

Posted by madamesilverspurs | Fri May 7, 2021, 04:40 PM (1 replies)
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