"I intend to live forever. So far, so good." - Steven Wright
M'ning, A.M.,This is a thumping good 'un to star our w/e - J.B.'s biggest hit here, reaching #5, in fact only one of three of his to make our Top 20.So, how's things with you and yours? With Autumn firmly taking over now, the only thing I like about this season is the colours in trees, otherwise there's so much apprehension about a full Winter ahead of us that it makes me nervous.Otherwise all okay here - could be better but could be FAR worse, so to grumble would be being mean to those millions less fortunate.Now at 7.45 a.m. going to try to catch up on a bit of shut-eye. Nights are not so restful now, having to contort oneself into all sorts of uncomfy positions so as to avoid disturbing the two pussies sharing the bed all night. (There's still one there now, Blackso having returned after his early morning prowl and toilet needs.)Have a jolly nice week-end now - and please osculate with your three little furry ones for me.Byeeeeeee!
sunday morning, sun is coming up, cats are back in bed, I have the newspaper and coffee, and the heat is on (ooooh, another song!) in the house cause it's 50F right now.JB did not get enough airplay in this country either. wonder why?no real tree color changes yet, as it has been in the 70sF during the day.if miss nyla is in bed with me, when I move she moves also; she waits for me to settle, then fixes herself nearby.all pussies get rubs from king raybeard today!
Last Thursday, Patchie was lying outside on the pavement and I went down to try to coax him in. An elderly lady was passing (i.e. about as old as I am) when she stopped to stroke him, telling me how much she loved cats. She claimed that the more one stroked cats the longer they (the cats) lived. While doubting that, I thought it would make for pleasing conversation but she then veered off alarmingly into religion and the Bible, saying, astonishingly, that Jesus dying on the cross took away the need for animal sacrifice! (No, I couldn't believe it either!). But she went on and on, leaving me sure that I'd been stuck with a religious nutcase. When I told her something that I wished I hadn't, but I'd been provoked (and my B.P. was rapidly rising!), namely that I read a passage from the Bible practically every day for the last 50 years (true) and that it had turned me into an atheist, her face fell. Then she looked at me and, with some nerve, also with pity - "Why did you lose your faith?" By now I was boiling - "I didn't LOSE it, I DISCARDED it, rubbished it, as being useless!" Then she offered her services - "I'm a Eucharistic (or some such similar). If you want someone to talk to you......" That did it! I left her standing there, feeling sorry for me, and retreated indoors. It's only afterwards that one knows what one ought to have said to better effect, but while it was going it was a truly horrible experience. I'm still seething when I think about it. Anyway, after all that, I still wonder if stroking cats really could lengthen their lives. I'd like to think that that at least was true - though I doubt it.
well, it DOES lower one's blood pressure...although around that bitch, I would be chopping her fucking head off!
I've only just started coming down from the ceiling, A.M. - but every time I think about her I'm banging the top of my head again! (Ouch!)
we need to get you thinking about something else...flowers, pussies, good friends, etc. STAT!
Maybe its the love that keeps them going rather than the actual strokes.
any way ya slice it, kitties = lower blood pressure!
And if stroking them does lengthen the pussies lives then it's worth trying anyway - plus Sandra is also right. So many animals must see the world a completely hostile place that their natural reaction is to be suspicious of approaches and run for cover, so it's nice for them to see that it isn't always so. I get a lot of satisfaction in demonstrating that we're not ALL with evil and harmful intent towards them, and a big buzz when I can see that they trust me.
I am being rubbed by miss gigi right now.
Give her an X for me!
Hey, Anne Marie, I had to watch a 30-second Tampax commercial before getting to James Brown! What am I supposed to do with Tampax? The song was great, but I would have enjoyed the video more if you had been one of the backup dancers. ;)
I saw the same ad and wondered the same thing, although in a pinch there great for absorbing a spilled cocktail.
oh noble ape, I have no pop-up ads. I would not know what to do with a tampax either; I know what they are for, but that ship sailed 26 years ago, thank the dogs and cats!I am too fat to be one of the backup dancers.
@mistress, so THAT'S why there's a bulge in your trousers! :)
And I just bet your dancing and moving all over the house to this song, while doing all those chores!!!
I was moving my fat ass to disco music whilst doing my friday chores.
YES, FINALLY! how are you & your family coping with the extreme heat wave in SD?
Good morning! I got an ad for a Nissan Maxima. Does that come with the rusted floorboard problem, or did they fix that?Anyway, I've got summer weather again this weekend. You wouldn't believe how hot it got yesterday.
I don't get any ads; oh well. I think nissan fixed its problems. now toyota, OTOH...you can't PAY ME to buy one of their shitty cars!OMB, how are all y'all coping with that heat?????
What a stage show! Yowza!
yeah, that man knew how to put on a display, didn't he? I never got to see him play live. :(
For some reason i have the sudden urge to get up off'a that thang.Have a faboosh weekend AM!
well, did you "get up offa dat thang"? DID YOU? did you shake it not break it? did carlos think you went mad?did it stop raining in smallville yet?
I can drive Carlos mad with just a look ... or can I make him mad? i forget!It rained all day yesterday ... like we needed more.But we spent the day relaxing and the night dining out, and cocktailing, with The Round-the-Way Gays, David and Neal.So, I got my drink on and then the rain ended. Win-win.
cock-a-tails for everyone! :)
"In the hot tub! Get down in the hot tub!". Technically that was Eddie Murphy on SNL .... but it's always my first thought when I see James Brown.~ Freckles
same thoughts here, dear; I associate them together all the time. "I feel good!"
A bright oasis on a rainy autumn day. Even my cats are dancing to this one.
and there are so many philadelphia scenes in this clip too! :)how do cats dance, I wonder...
I just love Mr. Brown's signature squeal. Whenever I have a Tourette's moment I cover it up saying I am singing one of his tunes.
and I bet you do it well too!
Thanks for the shout out!I've been blown away by James Brown since The Hardest Working Man In Show Business caught my attention in the mid sixties. I've never seen anyone sing hard enough to sweat like that!
you are most welcome, new friend! JB DID know how to work it, didn't he?
Strutting my stuff to this Sunday night rather than Saturday. It feels good either way.Jean-Paulitsmyhusbandandme.wordpress.com
do what ya feel and feel what ya do!
The one and only James Brown....I feel good.
I knew that you would!
So good. So good. I got you...as a blogster bud.
I break out...in a cold sweat...