MENTAL NOTE

"Though we cannot make our sun stand still, yet we will make him run."
Blue, resist the urge to use facebook. You can do it. Good luck.
Cats and dogs can be friends. So can cowboys and indians. So can we.
Why try to be the best when there's no hierarchy in heaven?

Sunday, March 1, 2015

LLAP

Death takes no hostages. Spock is dead, and this time he's not coming back. Anyone still interested in ruling the world or exploring the universe?

I was re-testing my good ole Flushmaster 2000 when I heard the terrible news. Yes, my Galaxy (the phone, not the empty space) is Flushmaster proof and I do multitask. I just don't take this kind of news very well, so I resort to spinning yet another lame joke. But he's dead and I'm not amused.

Live long and prosper... what does that even mean? Eighty-three sure isn't long in my book. I just hope he found a way to prosper. He was bright enough. He was more talented than I will ever be. And when it comes to success, well, I guess I need to dream less and act a bit more if I ever want to attain the level of success that would've made Spock wonder if perhaps the human race needs saving. There you go... another one of my icons dead.

Death is blind to excellence. Did you know? I first realized my clock was ticking when I was seven years old and Gramps told me Elvis had left the building — but for good. That bit of news stopped me right in my tracks and the first cracks in my faith were there for all the world to see. But no one cared about a seven-year-old's world views so no one ever noticed but me. And when the bearer of the bad news himself rushed down that eternal abyss one year down the proverbial line, I sat down and never smiled again, except on the outside.

Spock is dead, people. Think about it.

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No, I could've never filled his shoes.

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    1. Can it be true number one here today? Live long and Prosper means hope you have a long and happy life. Smiling on the exterior, while my soul weeps on the interior chambers of my heart. If death is blind to excellence, do we truly see in light and life? Smiling on the outside, grieving on the inside..who will know my sorrow on the morrow..it's about the journey until they beam us up.

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    2. I know (um... hello! but what does it mean when our lives are really incredibly short? Do you know what I mean?

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    3. My Dearest Blue it means enjoy the moments in life while you can. Try to make the best of each day. The human life span is short compared to the vast universe. Hugs from me to you!!

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    4. Are you feeling better today Blue?

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    5. I sure am, Truedessa. I'm a lighter shade of blue.

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    6. So Glad Blue...how about those blue blue skies, deeper than the deep blue sea...any minor miracle will do...searching for that rainbow of light
      let us dance into the night..smiling...

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    7. Take me to the Bora Shore
      Making me wish for more
      Check out that star... it's called the Bora light
      It'll last all night

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  2. The prostate better live long
    And stay err umm strong
    83 isn't a bad life at all
    Can't live forever at ones hall
    Did a ton and had his fun
    Now off with the aliens he can run
    Nothing wrong with that
    Not shocking or any real deep feelings from the cat
    A long life is nothing to be sad about
    80 and up isn't a bad time to check out

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    1. unless you're 80 and you wanna stay
      Will even suck a ton at the Kitty Cat Bay
      So what if that's the way it is?
      Empty words akin to show bizzz
      I'd like to stay till the sun eats the moon
      Or take a nap in my cocoon
      Wake up again and get the show on the road
      Hope I won't be hoppin' like a blue toad
      Okay 80 beats 20 at everybody's show
      And when you gotta go, you gotta go

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    2. Well don't want and what will
      Are two different things still
      When it is our time that it is
      And his life sure didn't fizz
      Had a grand time
      Wasn't cut down in his prime
      Didn't die on the loo
      So positives are there too

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    3. Two different things like dough or no dough
      Go, stay, stay, go being the star of a one-man show
      One day time will be for sale
      Like the butt of a whale
      Too bad we probably won't be there
      We'll be dead and gone without a single hair
      Hey, we'd never have the cash to buy a week
      Unless we would rob a bank and pretend we're um... Greek.

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    4. Use a Trojan umm horse
      Rob without remorse
      Or use a Trojan umm rubber
      And give birth to Flubber
      Rich from the fame
      Make sure Junior isn't your name

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    5. Will do
      At my shoe
      Thanks for the tip
      What's me shooting from the hip
      Will never slip
      First... I need a sip

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    6. A sip of what
      At your hut
      Wine of King Tut?
      Might smell like dog butt

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  3. Sad news. But it is the circle of live. Hakuna Matata?

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    1. It's a terrible thing
      Hakuna Matata
      Check my ding-a-ling

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  4. Yes Blue . . we all loved him to across the pond.
    I loved Star Trek, the original Star Trek, and Spock was so fascinating, I remember him saying into the computer, "Calculate the Value of Pi to the last decimal place. . !" . . . . and this caused a computer nervous breakdown, allowing an evil force called Jack The Ripper to flee to another Universe and save the Galaxy. When my grandson does a particularly awful diaper requiring all my skills and dexterity to clean him up I pass him the calculator and say in a Spock like voice, "Calculate the value of pie to the last decimal place" . . . hoping this will divert his attention for 5-10 minutes . . . .

    . . . I see Spock has gone to meet his former Starship Enterprise colleagues Dt McCoy and Scotty . . . . to boldly go where many others have gone before and we shall all follow..

    No doubt Captain Kirk and the others will feel the sad loss with the hope that the Clingons, now tamed will step into the void at Warp Factor 10. We can all Clingon to that hope . . . lol

    Actually Leonard Nimoy was a very clever man outside the Enterprise and his witty and thought provoking quotations appear all over the place . . . we shall all miss him . . :)

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    1. What a fantastic comment. Thank you for that, Eddie. We can all Clingon to that hope... What is this world coming to when even Spock himself kicks the bucket?

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    2. I suppose he is a spiritual astronaut now ~ wonder if he chose to have pointed ears . . .

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    3. Hi Blue.....
      Hi Eddie.....
      Watched them as a teenager....
      Thought the series was pretty good....
      Did you know Captain Kirk is a Canadian?
      Anyway....sorry for his passing....will never be replaced!
      Enjoy your week Blue..
      Cheers!
      Linda :o)

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    4. Hi Linda ~ all the best girls like Star Trek . . . . Eddie . . :)

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    5. Linda... is Eddie doing it again?Did he say "all the best girls like Star Trek"? Now, I know he wasn't talking about me, that charmer. Captain Kirk is a Canadian? Aren't all the best captains Canadian?

      Hi Eddie! I hope you're right. I really do. Maybe one day he'll show us the way. How about that?

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    6. lol . . . I'm going to get myself into big trouble if I'm not careful . . . . lol

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    7. Hi Blue.....
      He just never stops.....follows me EVERYWHERE!
      Oh well..
      Who can blame him, eh Blue!

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  5. I can't say I knew him, the old STAR TREK were way before my time (as was Elvis), but I see he had so many fans around the world! Did he have any major roles outside the series?

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    1. What! What! WHAT!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! What you need is some Star Trek Tea, is what you need my friend. What! Hewas a super creative human being when he was not pointy-eared. He was an excellent director, too. WHAT!

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    2. well some Blue person did send me Earl Gray which is Captain Pickard's fave blend :) So don't you go telling me I have no STAR TREK tea :)

      Idiots in our press here keep calling him Doctor Spock..... imagine my annoyance....

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    3. That's right... Early Gray.... You do have Star Trek tea alright.

      Doctor Spock? Say it ain't so!

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    4. it ain't so.... but sadly it is..... not that anybody knows Doctor Spock outside USA.... but still......

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    5. What! They don't? Of course they do! Everybody knows Leonard Nimoy.

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  6. The inner geek in me is still crying. I grew up with the series and everything Trek. Nimoy did so many things - acting, directing, singing, poetry, even photography. And he always appreciated the fans. It's a sad time for all.

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    1. He sure did appreciate his fans. It's strange... you don't know a person.... and then they die and you're hurt.

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  7. Neither of us were Trekkies so I don't think this hit us as hard as it hit others but at least he didn't 'leave the building' the way Elvis did: fat, early 40s, and on the toilet.

    It's all about perspective, my friend.

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    1. Pointy ears would look good on you. :p I mean that in a super geeky hey this is cool way. Most people don't know wat happened to Elvis. The guy was in serious, serious pain, and I miss him. Now all he has become in the minds of this generation is the victim of impersonators who look like shit. And as for Spock, oh man... he may have reached the age of 83, but what is 83 years? It's nothing. 42.... 83.... in the end it doesn't make a difference and that, I think, is sad. Real sad. But you know me, I have a problem with dying. My neighbor is dead, too, by the way. 66 years old. How about that. And he said, "I don't want to go." I could so relate.

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    2. That is sad to hear your neighbor died. Of course he didn't want to go.. None of us want to go.. Heck I was knocking on death's door..did the flatline, but I am still here.. Blue we have to go out kicking .. Holding on for as long as I can. Gee now I am crying.. Why am I blabbering on..sorry

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    3. You did the flatline? Dear Lord, say it ain't so, Truedessa Dear! You're not blabbering.

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  8. Like you I am shocked and saddened also.

    This was his last tweet: Leonard Nimoy ‏@TheRealNimoy Feb 23
    A life is like a garden. Perfect moments can be had, but not preserved, except in memory. LLAP

    And like Eddie said, may he hitch a ride on the Starship Enterprise and boldly go where many others have gone before...

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    1. Hi Wendy... Did I mention I miss you, Wendy? Yes, I'm still shocked. Robin Williams... gone. Leonard Nimoy... dead.... I can't take it anymore. Everyone I love dies. LLAP... I know. I read it. Sigh.

      Ice-cream anyone?

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    2. Blue, sound the fanfares! Wendy is back... sort of... kinda.... wishful thinking?

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    3. She is back. Except on her blog.

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  9. When I heard the day before that he was rushed to the hospital with chest pains, I had a bad feeling that with his advanced age that there might be a bad outcome.

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    1. When people ask you, do you remember where you were or what you were doing when you heard the news.... all I can say is, "Yep, I was inspecting my Flushmaster." That's sad on a whole different level. Plus I nearly fell when I read it. What can I say...

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  10. I'm glad he lived longed and prospered

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    1. But long is never long enough. But I hear you.

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  11. I trust he is zooming at warp speed through the heavens.

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  12. Hi Blue.
    I don't remember when my family began to watch the Star Trek series. Maybe in the fourth season? I remember the awesome feeling of the ST first film. saw all of them. In short it took time for me to realize that Spock wasn't real, except in my imagination. Hollywood put him there. A personification I came to understand might be emulated. it is difficult to shut off or control all feeling. Yet that was a message given every week... just as much as the Kirk character was to show impulse and raw expression. A character continuously learning from his science officer/second in command. Later we saw Spock begin to take on the 'Kirkness,' but the best of it. Somewhere there stood middle ground. And I grew, and I learned, and loved all the characters. One by one, they all fit in and fit together. Just like everyone who comes here and shares with you. We each bring something to give you. And we each take with us, something you share.

    Nimoy was more than his Spock character. Neither will ever die. Not as long as there are hearts to contain memories. Humans do that so well. Let us stay as children... in expectation of life's treasures. Children are truly free from the shackles, adults tie to themselves. I love you, Blue... because you love all of us. [Please forgive the comment length.]

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    1. Never apologize for a long comment, Dixie... I loved every word of it, three I loved even more. Are my blushing cheeks apparent? I love the first movie, I really love the 2nd, 3rd, 4th and 6th one too. I just didn't like number 5. I loked the dialogues, the interaction, the chemistry which is so lacking in the reboots. I hate reboots. Did I mention I hate reboots? Well, I do, and the Star Trek movies are a case in point: don't even try to reboots those. It's a disgrace and you're making a fool of yourselves, Hollywood. Movies that are nothing but hollow imitations of the genuine article that are somehow supposed to amuse me because of all the "funny" references. Give me a break and go where no man has ever gone before. And stay there.

      There, I said it. Other than that, it's all good. Where are my M&M's?

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    2. M&M's? Haven't they arrived in Serbia yet? I'll recheck with Dez on that address...hmm?

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    3. Serbia? Serbia? I need M&M's. Dezzy's got his Star Trek tea.

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    4. Aha! So the M&Ms have boldly gone where they weren't supposed to go?

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  13. Spock with the pointed ear
    Brought all the cheer
    The later makes of Star Trek
    Were nothing compared
    In fact Spock was the icon
    That Star Trek went beyond
    The pointed ears of later versions
    Was just an illusion
    To bring back past glory
    Of stories of the galaxy

    Hank

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    1. Amen to that. Reboots.... pffffffft. They're just an illusion.

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  14. Yeah, quite a shock when I heard about it, as I wasn't aware he'd been ill. Never be another like him.

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  15. I have to admit, I never watched Star Trek, but he surely touched the lives of many. I bet he felt he had a life fulfilled when he passed. The beauty of Hollywood is that his fans will still be able to connect with him through all the film work he did. I do hope he is at peace.

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    1. Blue, did sister Theresa just say she never watched STAR TREK?

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    2. maybe her planet was invaded by Klingons and she didn't have holodecks in her house??

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    3. And where were you when that happened... to save the day?

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    4. I was still a lil' baby on my homeplanet of Betazed, of course....

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    5. That's rrrrrrright! I totally forgot.

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  16. Some pass, but others return, like me! Hi Blue!

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    1. Ha! Well, what do you know... :) Good to see you back on board!

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    2. just as we thought we got rid of Debs :PPPP

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  17. Aww, Blue. I've seen a commercial about this. It says the galaxy is water RESISTANT. It never says it can be submerged in water and spun around in swimming circles. Either, I am terribly sorry for your loss. Xoxo

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    1. Good morning, Jax. The galaxy is also time-resistant. I wish we were too. :)

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  18. He held a special place in my heart because he was my first hubby's favorite and then became mine because of Senior. So, when he died, I was saddened. But, to cheer me up, I visited this online commercial with him in it. Still one of my favorite commercials ever!

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WPkByAkAdZs

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    1. I hear you, Elsie. :) Thanks for the link.

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  19. RIP Spock. Blue let's hope you go on for as long as possible. *Hugs*

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    1. That's so kind of you to say that, Sheena-kay. :) Thanks for the hugs.

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  20. I watched him in Star Trek old and new, and I watched him in a great mysteries of the world type doco too. It was a sad day when I heard of his passing. :(

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  21. The world got a little darker last Friday. I'm glad he left such a wonderful legacy, though.

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  22. hmm.. my son (grown now) borrowed my phone and dropped it while multi-tasking too. >:/ I was sorry to hear the news of Spock.

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  23. The day that we don't find death sad... well, that will be a sad day. It will mean we are fully immune to living. So, celebrate life by being Present. Not always easy, I know. I tend to hit the "Survive" button all too often and days can go by before I realize I'm not really living, but just getting by.

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  24. Death is always hard to deal with, especially when it is someone who was important to us. I was never a huge Trekkie myself, but I know what Leonard Nimoy means to millions of people, so naturally his death will be a tough one to deal with.

    I'm sorry you're so blue, Blue. I hope you get the virtual comfort cookies that I'll be sending you just as soon as I can get them baked...

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  25. Death is blind to excellence. What a poignant line.
    Life is never long enough.
    We need to go to Bora Bora and dance.
    We need to do as many things as we possibly can. That is all.

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    1. It sure is, Jules. How are you? Az is busy in the desert again and you are busy... everybody is busy. Doesn't being busy all the time make time seem to pass so much faster?

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    2. Business is ok as it is productive but too much business is nasty. NASTY, I say! I think I'm back in control again which is just how I like it.
      I'm OK...I think and how are you my loveliness?

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  26. Blue, you can take down that button for flood relief. I'm not sure that account even works still.... It's been almost a year now... most of the people there have spent winters without houses, because most of the money has been stolen by the government ... such a sad thing.... who needs floods when you have governments.... :(

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    1. A year... Dear Lord, don't tell me it's almost been a year. Why do I suddenly feel so old? Most of the money was stolen?

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    2. not just money, but also the things that people here gathered and sent down there. Soaps, shampoos, diappers, canned food... it all ended up at the street markets....

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    3. 100 comments! fifty of which are mine....

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  27. meeting and parting is life..the saddest is parting..the works of some people leave Foot prints on the sands of time... very touching and interesting to read...

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    1. Thank you. And thanks for stopping by.

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  28. Leonard Nimoy lived, man. Forget Star Trek, there was "In Search Of", he was awesome on The Simpsons, he was a singer, a poet, a humanitarian. All around good dude. RIP, Nimoy.

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