Netflix cancels Gypsy

OMG, Netflix!!! This really was the last straw for me.  I’ve had Netflix almost 10 years and I am running out of reasons to watch it other than OITNB. I liked gypsy very much. It was clever, intense, suspenseful and very adult, not to mention the great music.  Netflix needs to stop catering to the 20-30 year age group so much or the moral majority.   I think I’m done though anyway. Just so disappointed…. 😦

Oh btw, please sign this petition!
http://ipetitions.com/petition/bring-back-gypsy

I’ll leave you with this:

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Day in the life (1)

So today I got home earlier than I have in a very long time. Got to sit down with Jennifer who’ve I’ve not seen in weeks. We’re eating out tomorrow after work which should be fun (omg what should I wear??) and give us time to catch up. Then I opened up Amazon packages upstairs which was cool because some of them I forgot what I bought so SURPRISE!! lol — now I’m just chilln with Athena and Basil. It was an OK day albeit I definitely was glad I made myself leave early and come directly (never straight) home. Now I’m going to watch Magicians.

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New Year, Same Old Memory…

I got these in the mail today. Invoice says I ordered them. I’ve no idea what they are.

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Thanksgiving 2016

So today is Thanksgiving. First one in 12 years I’ve spent alone. Just me, my new car note and a Jeep full of boxes. I should be scared and miserable but see it’s also the time of year when I’m more reflective on the year behind me and dreaming for a better year to come. And actually I’m feeling a little hopeful and excited for the changes upon me.  I did kind of think 2016 would be fantastic because, not a lot of people know this, but 16 is my lucky number. Of course if this year showed me anything, it’s that I might need a new lucky number.   😀    No seriously, one thing I actually was reminded of in 2016 is that strength is not something anyone can give you, support sure, but strength really does come from within. People can advise you for years when to say ENOUGH is ENOUGH but you have to pull out the words from within even though you know it’s going to totally change your future life.

For me, watching other people be strong this year has made me feel braver, helped me find my courage,  my strength, maybe even made me more confident. There’s a horde of strong ass folks here in Louisiana and they’re truly inspiring!! I honestly owe the most gratitude to my job, my co workers and especially my 2 bosses who both lost their homes in the flood. Together, without even knowing they have showed me how grace under pressure looks (something I lack usually) and are a super-team mixture of compassion, knowledge, enthusiasm and strength. I admire those qualities and they make me grateful for my job all the more while I go through my current hard times. So today,  I’m thankful for my Turkey cold-cuts, my leftover potato salad & sweet potato pecan pie some of my coworkers made, my 4 days off in a row (even if I won’t leave my room to avoid more house-mate drama) and mostly (last but never least) God who makes all things better.

Happy Thanksgiving 2016 from this long winded old dyke to everyone!

lyrics i love #1

Hate me when I’m gone
I’ll make it worth your while when I’m successful
But when I’m here I need your kindness
’cause the climb is always stressful
Clumsily gassed myself by thinking I’ll be better off alone
I’ll leave my peace in pieces
all around the decent people back at home

Cause I’m a big boy an adult now or nearly
If I pull the wool back from my eyes I can see clearly
The world is at my feet and I am standing on the ceiling
And I fall, fall, fall, when it all comes down
And I won’t be crushed by the weight of this town
I fall from the sky but I won’t fall forever
I fall but when I’ll rise, I’ll be stronger than ever

Official man, delusions grand and now I’m a free agent
I’m here to make a stand for causes I don’t understand
and make a statement
I fall short on knowledge
I don’t even watch the news
Can’t be arsed with college
it’s nothing but a human zoo

Cause I’m a big boy an adult now or nearly
If I pull the wool back from my eyes I can see clearly
The world is at my feet and I am standing on the ceiling
And I fall, fall, fall, when it all comes down
And I won’t be crushed by the weight of this town
I fall from the sky but I won’t fall forever
I fall but when I’ll rise I’ll be stronger than ever

I’m not defeated
I believe that I can turn this ship around
Destroy the status quo
Until I know I found a common ground
I’m not alone, I’m just focused in my zone
This is easy
I’m fine
I just need time to turn this into home
I’m good, believe me

Believe me when I say I’m gonna be
Big explosions crack through thunderous mountains
Hearts exploding, minds, volcanoes pop and blow
I’m not alone, I’m not alone
Who am I kidding? I’m sad, no ideas coming
It’s driving me mad and I’m fighting it
It’s turning me bad
I’m loaded, pages taking me over
I just wanna be home
with all my friends and family, mum and dad
it’s closing in on me
I need recovery coming home
I’m coming home
and I need closure, I need closure

Cause I’m a big boy an adult now or nearly
If I pull the wool back from my eyes I can see clearly
The world is at my feet and I am standing on the ceiling
And I fall, fall, fall, when it all comes down
And I won’t be crushed by the weight of this town
I fall from the sky but I won’t fall forever
I fall but when I’ll rise I’ll be stronger than ever.

 

12-31=54

So yesterday I finally    turned 54 its funny though because I spent the first part of 2015 thinking I was already 54. Jennifer laughs at me about it, but that’s okay, it is kind of funny…

It was different having to work on my birthday. That’s something I’m not used to doing. Definitely not the easy/slow day at work I was expecting.. It wasn’t so much busy as it was filled with people who we’re rushing to get that eye exam or prophy done before January 1st. It seems a lot of people cancel/change their policies effective 1/1 which makes for more calls and more anxious callers.

Finally lunch came and I was very happy about that. I made a couple of burritos and I ate them in my truck with the window rolled down and it was nice. The cold is nice, no it’s refreshing. I spend more than half the year waiting for it that smell of a fireplace burning and that cold fresh air that jumps down your throat when you breathe in like it was saying let me in, breathe me in, I’ll make you feel better! So it was a nice hour, it was a nice birthday lunch, good weather and that thing I love so much, being alone. I enjoy my own company, always have.

When I came back inside one of the crazy girls I work with had decorated my desk. They seem to do that a lot in this company.

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Later in the day they gave me a card with a whole lot of people wishing me happy birthday. I had to admit that was one of the highlights of the entire day I like seeing all the people who signed it and what they said I don’t know, it was just cool, it made me feel good! Everyone was in good cheer because  the owners of the company decided to close at 5 p.m. rather than 7 p.m. [of course I get off daily at 4:30 p.m.] lol

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After work I met Jennifer and we went to get something to eat. I was pretty proud of myself because the past 3 or 4 years I haven’t got out on my birthday. I just stayed home enjoy my own company but I have to admit to being a little lonely, I guess. This year I called up Jennifer and I said let’s just go get something to eat I don’t want to be alone on my birthday I think she was a little shocked because I’m not very sociable I guess everybody who knows me  even a little, knows that. We went to eat at Golden Corral because they really have great steaks there and you can eat all you want and what I wanted was steaks with those huge steamed button mushrooms so we found a little table for two in the corner. I don’t know it – it made me feel secure, kind of set apart from the multitude of people that were there with their screaming kids, who inevitably were carrying their food around with the sole objective of bumping into me.. I was good though, I was tucked in that corner and I open my gifts there just me and Jennifer. My brother has sent me a card and Jennifer brought it along when we met so I’m sitting at the table listening to cats and dogs serenade me happy birthday it was it loud, and it was funny and I laughed and smiled and it felt good. And Jennifer gave me three wrapped presents, two really cool t-shirts and a stuffed elephant. [because I’m real sucker for an elephant.]

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So by the time we finished eating and I know we had to be there for a couple of hours just chatting I decided that I was ready to go home no movies no parties, just me and Jennifer sitting on her bed in her room watching Dark Matter and having the dogs attack us and try to lick our faces.. That’s just really what I wanted to do.  and I really appreciate, thanks. I’m greatly blessed to have so many people who care!!

So thanks for all the birthday wishes…

“Good times”, as Dalton is known to say.

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Kids React To Marrige Equaity

I watched this video today that was pre-meq* with kids reactions. It was really great and here it is.

*pre- marriage equality

Happy Birthday, Mum!

Happy Birthday to my mother, Lula Lee Harty.

She died @ the young age of 47. She would have been 87 today.

I never stopped missing her.
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