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, December 31, 2017

SAYONARA 2017 (DO CATS HAVE DREAMS?)

This year has been a weird one, almost like an outer body experience. Like standing beside the highway and looking at all the traffic passing you by. Or like Scrooge being shown the here and now by the Ghost of Christmas Present.


I remember 2017 starting off with me getting ill and staying ill for a gruesome six weeks, during which time I barely slept and coughed 24/7 like I was trying to set a new world record or just impress my neighbors. Feels like that was only a couple of months ago. I remember changing my eating habits and losing 40 pounds in the process.

Other than that, it's all a blur. I remember... I remember.... not a lot except that I worked an awful lot. I've been working way too much. In fact, I should be working right now. I've got so many papers to grade I wish I could just disappear. Such is life.

At least you are alive, Blue. Roger Moore isn't. So true. He will be missed. Then there's Jerry Lewis, John Heard (the dad in Home Alone), Adam West (Batman), Fats Domino, Sonny Landham (Billy in Predator), Jonathan Demme (the director of Silence Of The Lambs), Chuck Berry, Joni Sledge (only 60 years old), my main man Bill Paxton (the only actor to have been killed by a terminator, an alien and a predator), Al Jarreau, Richard Hatch (Apollo in the original Battlestar series), and even Gorden Kaye (Rene Artois in 'Allo 'Allo!').

Meanwhile I'm still alive and you're still alive, which is excellent news, and the world... well, what can I say... the world is still doing what it does best: going round and round in a void none of us can even begin to fathom. I suppose some things are best left unfathomed.

My Bollywood Princess is ill. She's sitting on the couch sniveling, dead tired but watching Love Actually with a box of Kleenex while getting distracted by her phone every two minutes or so. Beep beep. Mongo the mini panther AKA Batman Wannabee is fast asleep and snoring, pretty much on Angie's lap. He knows absolutely nothing about the planet Earth or that it spins for no reason, that there are other countries, that there is war, that Love Actually is a movie that makes his best friend (me) feel good whenever he is feeling blue again. Mongo is truly blessed, as is his furry sister Pebbles, who is asleep as well, somewhere in the house.

Do cats have dreams? Do cats worry about 2018? Do they know that careers don't matter in the bigger scheme of things but that bills need to be paid? Just wondering. Sigh. I'm tired, but I need to turn my attention to another stack of papers, so this is me saying goodbye for now. No drawing. No funny post. What can I say?

What I can say is I wish you all a happy new year, and may it be a truly happy one this time in case 2017 wasn't. Who knows, you may even win the lottery and take me to Bora Bora. I'd draw you a picture for free and rub your back if it's the non-hairy kind. Here's to 2018: may we all stop walking on eggshells, be kind to one another and stay healthy.

Blue


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68 comments:

  1. Probably shouldn't let her watch Love Actually while she's sick. She'll go through five boxes of tissue that way.
    Good point about Bill Paxton.
    Here's to an awesome 2018!

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    1. Bill Paxton is gone... How can this be, Alex?

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  2. haha I'll skip the back rub
    I'll just slide into a Bora Bora jet tub
    That will do the trick
    But doubtful I'll win the lottery some slick
    Seems you work too much every year
    But then those bills will always come near
    Hope health stays good for us all
    And Angie feels better at your hall
    I'd say cats dream as they makes noises and such
    When they aren't snoring too much

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    1. No back rub on Bora?
      You chose wisely at your shora
      Yeah all that never seems to end
      This sure ain't wonderland
      No magic to help me out
      Might want to scream and shout
      Sound advice
      How nice
      Maybe close them eyes and dream a bit
      Damn I don't recall them at my pit
      Haha!

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    2. Have to find a babe in bora
      Then it can come ashore
      No magic at play
      Need to find that Bright wand at play
      can't recall
      Don't that beat all

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    3. You're doing something wrong
      Gotta sing a different song lol
      Play a different tune
      Should get you to Bora soon
      Winner Patt
      You like the sound of that?
      Gold on every beach
      No riches out of reach
      A private Doc (a woman, too)
      Beats watching Scooby Doo

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  3. I hope the coming year is kinder and gentler to us all. We need it.
    A very Healthy and Happy Year to you and yours. And of course cats dream.
    I hope you can work a little less and play a lot more.

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    1. Happy new year. And thanks for always stopping by.

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  4. It certainly has been a weird year. Happy New Year!

    Love,
    Janie

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    1. The weirdest things are usually true...

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  5. Happy new year to you as well. Since I believe dogs have dreams, it would only be logical that cats have dreams as well!

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    1. And you have a good one with the Missus, Adam.

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  7. I told you you should change diet. You should ditch all meat, wheat, industrial products and especially dairy! Dairy is pure evil, I say. I ditched yoghurt three months ago and I feel much better. They put hormones into animals which only worsens your problems if you eat their meat or milk.
    How come you did not brag about 20kg slimmer you through a photo in skinny jeans?

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    1. So true. I discovered all of that the hard way. Skinny what? Never heard of skinny jeans. Ha!

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  8. Happy New Year Blue, I’ve missed seeing you around. The last year has been very strange, but strange is not new to your friend True. Of course cat’s dream and so can you. Maybe, some day we will make it to Bora, hey one never knows. I hope Angie feels better real soon!

    Maybe, some day we will find “who we truly are”

    Love and hugs you wonderful blue guy!

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    1. Hey Blue, Do you know what day today is? Did you get your project done by the deadline?

      https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=txaWSqBHr3I

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    2. Hey Blue,

      It's True
      I've been missing you!

      In case I never said "Thank-you"
      Thank-you for writing those poems with me...(hugs)

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  9. It's been a hell of a year. Hope this year is better.

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  10. Happy Happy New Year to you! May 2018 be a kinder, more understanding, less judgmental year for all of us. May it bring us good health and more laughter. And may I make time for more writing, because I totally gave up on it in 2017 and I miss it. Cheers!

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    1. Less judgmental sounds good to me. Cheers, Yvonne.

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  11. Take it easy this year, Blue. I hope 2018 is good to you and Angie gets to feeling better soon. Congrats on your weight loss. I think I picked up those pounds you lost. If you want them back, I'm more than happy to send them your way.

    Happy New Year!

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    1. If I want them back... Well, you know I like you a lot but I'm not sure I'd say okay to that one haha. You made me smile, though. Wishing you and your loved ones a fantastic new year, Thetesa.

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  12. Hope your Bollywood Princess is better very soon! I just watched Love Actually for the second time a couple of weeks ago.

    Bill Paxton (as Morgan Earp) also got shot in the back by an unknown cowboy in Tombstone. Hell of an actor.

    I didn't find out about Sonny Landham until a while after his death. He had quite an interesting life.

    Nice illustration, by the way!

    Hope 2018 is as good for you as you deserve. Or better.

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    1. "Oh! Fuck wank bugger shitting arse head and hole!" Just quoting, but you already knew that, having watched it twice. Tomb Stone... Fantastic movie! Landham was a handful. He had this special bodyguard on the set of Predator. Guess why.

      As good as I deserve... That explains 2017 :)

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    2. Sometime during the 1980s, I actually got to see one of Sonny's porn films, and I practically jumped out of my seat saying "Holy shit! That's the guy who played Billy Bear in 48 Hrs.! Years later, when I read about his ventures into the political arena, I just kinda shook my head.

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    3. He played in a porn movie? Did he look at the girl and go, "Ha Ha HA HA HA HAA!" (imagine his Predator laughter)?

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    4. He acted in porn films before he did his mainstream Hollywood stuff. Like I said, "an interesting life". I have more respect for his porn career than his forays into politics.

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    5. I'm afraid to ask why he thought he would be a good politician.

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    6. lmao that is rather sad
      Porn beats politics at his pad

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    7. Porn always beats politics. What does that say about politics?

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  13. Happy new Year Blue!! I wish you better health too & all the kindness in the world!!!! X

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    1. Thank you! Health (and no need for botox) would be fun. :)

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  14. Happy New Year Blue!! Wishing you all the best in 2018!!!

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    1. Hello! A happy new year coming your way! You bet!

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  15. I totally binged on a James Bond marathon over Xmas this year. Happy new year Blue and I hope 2018 is a healthy one for you both!

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    1. Who is your favorite Bond? I think there should be a female Bond.

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  16. Illness was a plague at the Town's End too in 2017. Here's to a healthier, happier, livelier 2018!

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    1. I'm with you on that one, Loni. Bottoms up. This had better be a good year, Fate.

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  17. I'm glad you're not sick and certainly glad you're alive. 2017 was a great year for me. Now for 2018 we're saving to get into a house, which we hope to do by early 2019. It's good to have goals. :) Happy New Year to you!! P.S. I have a stack of papers the size of Mt. Everest sitting in front of me too. blah

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    1. That's so good to hear, Rosey. A new house sounds like a wonderful goal in my book. As for that stack... mine us gone now but somehow a new one always finds it way to my desk. Weird, huh? Could it be an occupational curse, you reckon? Tell me about your stack.

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    2. Middle school papers to grade, never ending, but it's fun ;) I miss working at a college. I think I'll go back when the school year is over. :)

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    3. Sounds like a plan ti me, Rosey.

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  18. Well, I will agree with you that 2017 was not a great year. 2018 isn't starting out well either. But what doesn't kill us only makes us stronger, tough times don't last-tough people do, this too shall pass, don't worry be happy...are you buying any of this? Yeah, me neither! Happy New Year Blue!

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    1. I am trying to buy it, Alicia. Keeping my toes crossed. 2018 isn't off to a good start but it might get better. Um... rrrright?

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    2. Ummmm, I don't know. Huge plumbing issue at my home beginning this new year, roughly $8000, give or take a thousand. Probably a covered loss with my homeowners insurance but I'm homeless for now until the repairs are made. Keep those toes crossed that there is no mold or asbestos found!

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    3. Will do. Sigh. That's a lot of money :(

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  19. It was a sad year for us due to extended family issues, which aren't going to change any time soon. Here's to living well in the moment.

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    1. Sorry to here that. Wishing you and your loved ones all the best, but you already knew that. Here's to less sadness in 2018.

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  20. This one seems to have worked though . . .

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  21. Hi Blue, tried to send comments recently but not all seem to have reached yjeir intended destination. The little green men seem to have hijacked some of them.

    Happy New year . . . and may you have peace, rest, less aggro, good health and wealth . . . . :)

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    1. Health AND wealth... I wonder what that's like, Eddie. What happened to your comments? I bet Blogger was trying to be funny again. I'm not laughing. Are you?

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  22. and I hope I can meet and keep a chick like that one in 2018 . . . . lol

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  23. Happy 2018 to you, may it be a healthy one too.

    All the best Jan

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    1. HAPPY NEW YEAR, JAN!!

      I ordered a good one for you :)

      Blue

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  24. Happy New Year, Blue. I hope by now your beloved is all healed up and not blowing snot into a tissue. I figure if dogs dream, cats do too. It only makes sense. Of course, dogs dreams are probably more needy than cats dreams.

    Have a beachy week!
    Elsie

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    1. Happy New Year, Elsie. Has it been a good one so far?

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  25. Glad your new year didn't start off being deathly ill again. Do cats dream? Yeah, mine has had nightmares.
    She does not care about anything besides maintaining a calm environment. Those meows when I'm in a crying rage are more like
    "Shut up human. Pet me, cry on my fluff, then stfu".

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