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?

Friday, September 15, 2017

Newsflash: The Sequel

Some of you have been wondering if I'm hiding. How come you're not blogging? Are you all right? Did you get hit by a Scooby truck? You're not on Bora, are you? Blue? Blue? Look, a shoe! Now eventually you might have dinosaurs on your, on your dinosaur tour, right? Hello? Yes?

Well, Blue is still in one piece, doing okay healthwise (not wealthwise ha ha), but the blue shoe man's been writing this language acquisition course for advanced learners, and it's getting him down. It's draining, taxing, and there's no time to read comics (WHAT!), but at least it's paying them bills, ssssso STOP YOUR WHINING!! I'm sorry, I'm just a bit stressed. Stressed in an uptight non-comic-book-reading way. What could be worse? (Nothing.)

So what's the good news? Well, the good news is... not that Star War 8 is tru-u-u-u-ly great. No, sir.  I haven't seen it yet. No one has. Except the people who have. The good news is... not that my neighbor has decided to hump twice a day max, and the good news is NOT that the new Cloverfield movie has been moved back by more than three frigging months to Feb. 2, 2018. Nope. The good news is that, come next Thursday, I'll have been married for five years. To the day.

I know.

So, yeah, come Thursday, and I may actually find my way back into that most beautiful space of all beautifully beautiful spaces: my own bedroom. (You think? No, I'm not so sure about that. We'll see. Don't get your hopes up. Thanks for the tip, though.) I'm what you could call the original couch jockey, but my snoring days are nigh on over. How come, you wonder. Oh I've lost 30 pounds and my sarcoidosis has more or less stabilized. It is now predictable-horrible instead of unpredictable-horrible. New coinages, you gotta loved them!

Anyway, I might need to buy a certain someone a certain present. After all, the past five years have not been easy and she is still there for me. What say you: flowers? (zzzzzzzzzzz) How about a Pat Hatt book? (Yes?) We'll see. Maybe a comic. Besides, I might get hit by that truck between now and Thursday, so I'd better not get too carried away. right? Right?

Nice talking to you.

P.S. Did you know that 99.576% of all language teachers hate, nay, loathe the word nice? Now, why is that? It's such a mystery.

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85 comments:

  1. The good news is lovely news.
    And huge congratulations on your weight loss and stabalised health.

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  2. Glad there's some good news! I've seen you commenting on Pat's blog and wondered when you'd be posting on your own. I've been pretty busy with my "Comical Wednesday" posts and other posts as well. Come visit when you have the time and inclination... but get your own crap settled first, of course!

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  3. Flowers and tickets to a show maybe, ha. Good to know you are doing just fine. And that's an interesting fact about language teachers. Greetings to you and bests wishes.

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    1. I might just do that. As long as it isn't the Jerry Springer Show. Who? I know.

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  4. Happy anniversary! Crap, I can't even remember five years. I feel like I've been married forever.
    Whatever she really likes, get that or do that for her. No matter what it is or if you like it or not.

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    1. She's got the hots for Hugh Jackman. What do you reckon I should do? Wrap him up? The guy's got claws. He'll escape in no time.

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    2. What is it with women and Hugh Jackman? My wife wants him as well.

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    3. Get her a cardboard cut out of him
      All fit and trim

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    4. CAT FIGHT! You wouldn't believe me if I told you I just caught her watching a Hugh Jacksman flick one frigging minute ago. Of course he was wearing almost nothing.

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    5. lol need to hide those
      No nude pose

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    6. She calls him Huge Jackman. Wouldn't know what that's supposed to mean. :D

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  5. 99.576%? that's a nice statistic

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    1. Might take a while. spider-man might have rebooted 30 times by then haha.

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  7. This is what Google said when I googled gift for a 5th wedding anniversary: "Wood is the traditional gift for the 5th anniversary. Suggested gifts are a wooden clock, wooden music box, statue or something as simple as a wooden picture frame to display a special picture, possibly from your anniversary or wedding day."

    Congrats on soon to be 5 years of wedded bliss!!!

    And congrats on the 30 pounds weight loss (now don't find them again).

    I'm glad that 99.576% of language teachers don't like the word "cool". I'd be in trouble with them over that one.

    Take care of yourself!

    betty

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    1. "Wood is the traditional gift for the 5th anniversary? Now, why does that sound naughty to me? I know what that rhyming cat would say...

      Yes, 30 pounds. Can't believe it myself, but it's as true as gold I lack.

      Thanks, betty :) I think you're cool.

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    2. The cat would say, pop a viagra and get that wood all the live long day.

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    3. Good to know you would never disappoint me. Ha!

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  8. Pffft, I once wrote a business English course in a week, missy, let me see you top that! And I got paid stunning 300 euro for it... 'stunning' not having a positive meaning here, naturally.... It's still more than I got for translating some books, sadly.... I'm off to throw myself of the first bridge.... not that I have any around....

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    1. I can't top the Dez so I won't even try. Did miss you, though. You know in a hey-let's-grab-some-tea masculine kinda way :p Anynuts, don't throw yourself off that invisible bridge. You might change your mind midway.

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  9. Congratulations on your upcoming wedding anniversary. Five years is a statement of your love for each other. I wouldn't know what to get, like Betty said sounds good - something special that will last. Get flowers as well! Enjoy your weekend.

    Thank you. Love love, Andrew. Bye.

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    1. Thanks, Andrew! Something special that will last. Got that! As long as it doesn't need to be a Hugh Jackman statue, I'm all for it.

      Blue

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  10. That's nice to know *grin* yes, I also know that from somewhere, but I agree, it's a lazy word, nice is such an average word, average emotion, since you're telling me, tEll me how you rEAlly feel?
    And HaPPy sUpEr cElEbrAtIOns cOngrAtaulAtIOns and many, many, happy more years *hugs*

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    1. You have such an incredible way with words that I bet whenever you choose to use the word nice, it actually means something profound and beautiful.

      Thanks for the hugs!

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  11. You pulled 99.576% out nicely indeed
    They must think it nice at your feed
    Congrats on almost 5 years at your sea
    And becoming snore free
    30 pounds us sure a feat
    Unlike bare feet with no shoe on the street
    A Pat Hatt book wins the day?
    Might want to do a bit better at your bay
    Not sure that will get you back into the bedroom
    So you and the humpers can be in sync and umm bloom lol

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    1. Snore free is within reach
      Unlike some Bora Bora beach
      A blue guy without a snore?
      Is that like a pimp without a door?
      30 pounds took a long long time
      Hard like a decent rhyme
      A Pat Hatt book won't do?
      How about that missing Blue guy shoe?
      Nope, won't do the trick at my bay
      Synchronized humping you say?
      Sure hope not
      At my spot.

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    2. lol make it an event
      Hump through the vent
      30 pounds is grand
      Keep it off and be a snore free land

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    3. Snore free...
      Could that be me
      In the place to be?
      Scooby Dooweeee!

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  12. Five years to the day
    Happy anniversary all the way
    And health-wise
    You're stabilized
    Raring to go no snoring away

    Hank

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    1. Hank!
      The one and only Poetry Tank!
      Let's rob a bank
      And go to Bora Beach
      Still out of reach....
      Still snore
      But less like a boar

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  13. Happy Anniversary. I'm a champagne girl, myself. Is 'nice' considered too boring?

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    1. It means thumb up. Reminds me too much of FB... lol

      Thanks!

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  14. Congratulations on the weight loss and the upcoming anniversary. If you give flowers to your princess, then you need to give her something else, too, because flowers die and end up in the trash or the composting pile. Does she like jewelry? My ex-husband stopped getting in trouble on holidays when he started giving me jewelry--but it has to be nice jewelry. Perhaps she'd like a beautiful handbag, or some Jimmy Choos. Prada? A Ralph Lauren or Calvin Klein sweater or blouse? But not pots and pans or a cheap, ugly watch. I can come up with plenty of examples of what not to give because X gave all of them to me before he finally jumped on the jewelry train.

    Love,
    Janie

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    1. Thanks, Janie. Remember I'm a teacher, right? I'm not sure 100% I can afford anything that had the name Jimmy Choos on it ;) Jewelry might be a good idea. Now, where's that money tree you promised me a decade ago...

      I'll come up with something.

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  15. Congratulations on your fifth wedding anniversary.

    All the best Jan

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  16. Congrats on the anniversary! And the health improvements! I hope the stress from your class eases. xo

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    1. Look who is back! Repeat after me: "I'll be back."

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  17. Glad to hear that you're feeling good and the snoring is not as bad or completely gone.

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    1. Hello Mary! Good to hear from you again. I've been such a bad blogger these past couple of months. Shame on me for neglecting you.

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  18. Once you fall down the rabbit hole, there's only one way left to go. Climbing TF out of the hole. So, everything will be nice (lol) again. In all seriousness...it always seems to in one way or another. Right?
    Congrats on the 5-year wedding anniversary!!

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    1. One way left... That's so true, TF included.

      Yes, I agree 100%.

      Thank you :)

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  19. Hey, Blue
    Glad it's true
    You are not blue
    and have not gone down with the flu.
    We have all of us missed you
    because a visit to our blogs is due.
    But I agree wit your point of view
    I have been busy, very busy too.
    I need a clone and with Eddie. two
    I might get lots done so jobs are few.
    Great that you have been taxing that brain
    On matters etherial and from comics refrain.
    I am also plesed that you are well
    And that nasty condotion has gone to hell.
    I too have lost 30 pounds
    And feel fitter in leaps and bounds.
    I need to lose another thirty
    and then with the ladies I can be flirty . . . lol

    Cheers, Mate.

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    1. My rhyming friend Eddie sure knows how to put a smile on a blue guy's face. Thank you for that. This hasn't been a great day so far, so I appreciate your hard work and sense of humor. You have lost 30 pounds? That's quite an achievement. I'm raising my hat for you, kind sir (no my missing blue suede shoe lol). A visit is due, all right. I'm on my way!

      Blue

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  20. Happy anniversary and I'm glad you're doing well my friend

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    1. Thank you, Rooth! Who would've thought that grumpy ole Blue would actually ride that horse to the fifth-anniversary finish line?

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  21. Oh . . . and very happy anniversary . . . :)

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  22. me and my wrong email ~ here is the right one . . .

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    1. My word, you are polite . . . . hahaha

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    2. Polite...
      Day or night
      Within or out of sight
      Feeling dumb or uncommonly bright
      Polite is the new fun
      Eating a dog without a bun
      Bold like a blue nun
      Now you know the deal
      As I skip a big meal
      So off I go
      At the blue guy show
      Saying hi to Eddie
      Not Freddy
      Or Scooby Doo
      And his blue suede shoe!

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    3. Blue, you're a great guy,
      and do you know why?
      You laugh at my jokes
      and my stories 'bout folks,
      most of them weird
      and their secrets are steered
      Glad you liked my story
      Of the lady clad in glory . . . lol
      I ain't seen her since
      She'd probably wince . . . lol
      Saying hi right back to Blue
      Have a great week, too.

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    4. . . . and I'll spare ringing on your door
      In case your busy at pm three or four . . . . lol

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    5. Haha! Yes, I read about your incident with that um... lady friend of yours who was... um... busy. But then you came knocking on her door and made her smile and then she wasn't so... busy.... anymore.

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    6. lol . . . she hasn't telephoned yet, maybe she is still busy on Wednesday afternoon . . . lol

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    7. Or she's just waiting for you to come a-knockin' on her door. No?

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  23. 30 pounds!! Yes!!! Congrats! So happy for you Blue!!
    Happy 5 years too!
    So glad you are doing well!

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    1. I llllllllllllove your enthusiasm! Did I mention I love your enthusiasm?

      Thanks:)

      Blue

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  24. Happy Anniversary!!! Well done on those pesky pounds!! They are getting harder & harder to budge!! My hubs snores like an I don't quite know what but he can wake me despite 2 closed doors between us sometimes!!!!!!!!!

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    1. Pesky they were. I never used to snore until I got ill. It's one of the worst things in a marriage. I spent years sleeping on my couch. Literally. Unbelievable.

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  25. Congratulations, Blue! And you've lost a small toddler in weight and don't snore anymore! My, my, what a radical transformation! You go away for a short time and come back a new man! Well, I hope you're not a new man as I love the old one - just an improved version (is that even possible? I think not)

    I think if you get back in your marital bed you should up the ante and give your neighbour a run for his money- at least 5 humps for each year. Show him who the real man is, Blue (not literally, you understand. Just through the wall)

    You must buy your lovely lady a beautiful gift but most importantly you should write something for her. What comes from the heart and is given grace and time is priceless. You can't go to Bora Bora unless I can come too. :)

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    1. There you are, The One And Only Jules. "Show him who the real man is, Blue (not literally, you understand. Just through the wall." Hahahahaha! I so love your style, Jules Dear. By the way, did you know Az is blogging again?

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  26. Oh my gosh! Happy five year anniversary Blue! Congratulations on weight loss too. That's awesome. I'm so happy for you.

    Wow, to think we've known each other for that long. I remember I started following you right before you got married. How cool is that?

    Enjoy the rest of your week!
    Elsie

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    1. So true, Elsie. We've know each other for such a long time. It's unbelievable. And cool! But I've been neglecting my blog. I should write more. t's just that I'm so tired, you see? Work....

      Will do!
      Blue

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  27. Congratulations on your weight loss! Did you find some hidden muscles?

    Also, congratulations on your anniversary!

    Be Well!

    A song to help set the mood and the moves....

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SEuKkcX1uKA

    ps - a little wine always help ;)

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    1. Thank you, True Blue!

      Still looking for those muscles... I'm hopeful, though. It's like trying to find Bora.

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    2. Tell me, what isthis Bora?
      I keep seeing it more and mora!!
      Is it a sort of Utopia
      Or am I being even more dopier? . . . hahaha

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    3. Click HERE, Eddie. And I'll see you.... there!

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    4. Ah! I see! A real place. I thought it was a kind of fantasy island you had created in your mind. Thanks for that . . . bet it's great there . . :)

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    5. I wouldn't know because all I know us I'll probably never get to see it in my lifetime. So... you were right after all, Eddie. Lol!

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  28. Happy anniversary, Randy! 5 years? Are you serious? I can remember it as if it were yesterday! Sorry I haven't been visiting your blog for a while. I have been through a rough period myself when it comes to (mental) health the last couple of years, as you probably know, but it seems as if things finally work out for me. I am happy the way things are now, and I am even teaching six hours a week - Spanish!

    I'm curious to know something about that course you're writing. Tell me more about it! Are you going to teach a level 8? :P I'd be glad to brush up my English once again. Self study is all right, but I miss the interaction in class...

    Say hi to Angie from me will you?

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    1. That course isn't worth writing home about, really. It's just taking up a whole lit of my time, is all. It's a lower-level course, though curse would be as good a description.

      Thanks for stopping by. Good to know you're a million miles from where you were a couple of years ago.

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  29. Belated Congratulations! I seem to have missed this post. So what did you get her?

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    1. Hello Alicia. As she is a collector of books, too, I bought her two very special editions that I know are going to be worth a lot in the future.

      Hope you're doing fine :)

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  30. Congrats on your 5 year anniversary and your weight loss! Such nice, I mean wonderful achievements!

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    1. Thanks for your nice lol comment! Hope you're doing fine.

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