Come in - come in !
Let me turn the music down.......................
John and I are polar opposites ( I suppose you know that by now ) although strangely enough there are things we totally agree on.
Music is not one of them.
I LOVE country music ( the older ones especially )
I LOVE jazz
I LOVE rock & roll
I LOVE folk music
I LOVE oldies
John loves classical.
Last weekend I was working in the living room and I had Loretta Lynn playing - and I was belting out along with her about her being a Coal Miner's Daughter ( in a cabin on a hill in Butcher Holler )
John says - Dear God - that's painful
Suzan says - I know - a lot of people had lives like that - but like she says - they were poor but they had love - that's the one thing her daddy made sure of - he shoveled -
John says - I DIDN'T MEAN THE WORDS ARE PAINFUL
John says - IT'S THE MUSIC - DEAR GOD WOMAN - TURN IT OFF !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Suzan says - Well ! How dare you ?
Suzan says - In the summertime they didn't have shoes to wear - but in the winter time they'd all get a brand new pair !
Suzan says - From a mail order catalog - money made by selling a hog
Suzan says - Where you going?
John says - I can't take this - it's all B.S. - you act like that was her life
Suzan says - It WAS her life !
John says - I've got a bridge to sell you ................
John says - And just so you know - it wouldn't be called Butcher Holler - it would be called Butcher Hollow.
John says - Holler is what you and that singer are doing.
Suzan says - I'll just call her up and tell her she's been pronouncing her home wrong all her life.
He can be so frustrating sometimes................now I have to put Butcher
This squaw is on the warpath tonight. ( anyone else remember that one? )
Oh did I mention that although he hates country music for some inexplicable reason he loves Dolly Parton.
Hmmm - now I wonder what Dolly has that's different than - I don't know - Loretta Lynn or Tammy Wynette ?
He gets a far away wistful look in his eyes when he listens to Dolly sing.
Bet he'd drive down to Dollywood in a heartbeat....................
Suzan says - It's not Dolly Parton you love - it's her microphones
John says - NO ! I love her voice
Suzan says - Go tell it on her mountains...............
AND speaking of Dolly Parton -
I haven't laughed like I did last night in years. You know that laughter when you have to hold your stomach because it's hurting?
John and I were watching t.v and there was a commentator or a pundit ( I don't know what to call any of them any more ) anyway she had on a top with sequins on it .................
John says - Why the hell are her nipples flashing?
Suzan says- What are you talking about ?
John says - dead seriously - Look - her nipples are flashing on and off
OMG - the way the camera light was facing her caused these sequins to flash repeatedly - it was the funniest thing.
You probably had to see it to appreciate it.
Here's some of John's comments
John says - Maybe they're trying to increase their ratings
John says - Maybe they're battery operated
John says - Maybe they're sending subliminal messages
John says - Help ! I feel like I'm being hypnotized !
John says - May -
Suzan shrieks - STOP - MY STOMACH HURTS !!!
I think I laughed uncontrollably for 20 minutes - not even stopping to breathe.
Speaking of such - - I mentioned I'm getting jowls last week..................well it just occurred to me why I hate them so much - they look like face-boobies............
Really - one minute you have these perky well placed " apple " cheeks and the next thing you know the apples have fallen ( never too far away from the tree mind you - just dangling there as a constant reminder )
I've been told all my life I looked like Goldie Hawn - I've never seen it as much as others did until I came across this old photo of Goldie - I really see it in this photo !
John and I were in Italy ( Lake Como to be precise - where George Clooney lives a good part of the year )
And we were getting on a boat to tour the lake when all of a sudden a SLEW of people starting rushing towards me - with their cameras flashing - yelling Goldie - Goldie !
John says - Oh my God - they think you're Goldie Hawn - say something - they're going to crush us
But I just gave a huge smile and waved...........I swear to you I waved like I WAS her - we all need our 15 minutes.
Somewhere in Italy there's a bunch of homes with pictures of me in albums -
Anyway - I don't look like her any more ................and she's had a facelift so she doesn't look like her any more either.
This year has started off soooo shitty -
I had the flu from hell - a cold that wouldn't leave - my back has now gone out on me twice and I have strep throat.
The penicillin AND the infection have left me exhausted - but still - last weekend I decided I had to get out and go for a long walk.
It's been unseasonably warm here ...........7 degrees for us ( so 45 degrees for my American soul sisters )
Anyway off we went - and went and went.............
John says - I think we should turn around -
Suzan says - It's so nice out - lets keep walking
And we walked until we got lost.
This would not happen when I lived down town where I know every inch of every neighborhood - but here in the suburbs? It happens more than I care to admit.
John says - Do you know where we are?
Suzan says - Of course I do !
John says - Well it feels like we're going around in circles.
He's still mad at me - tells me his toes hurt - and I don't know why I think that's so funny - but I do.
So much so that every time I think of it I go into hysterics -
So here's me signing off with laughter - the very best way, right?
It's been a laughing kind of week.
Oh and I've been singing this song to John since our walk - I LOVE these Scottish Lads !
I would walk 500 miles for you guys too ♥
Have yourselves a fabulous weekend -