All That Glitters

The #SoCS prompt was rib which generated a couple of Adam and Eve entries. These entries got me thinking about a theme song. I remembered bits and pieces of the words but the name of the show and song escaped me. Here’s what I knew for sure:

  • I was injured in a motorcycle accident during Battle of Flowers weekend of my 6th grade year (this is important because it helped me time stamp what I was looking for).
  • I missed several days of school.
  • Because I was convalescing my parents let me have the TV in my room.
  • I had my nights and days mixed up and I would stay up very late.
  • The show came on after Mary Hartman Mary Hartman.
  • The show was controversial. I remember vividly being anxious that I’d get caught and be in big trouble for watching it. Same with “Soap” but I watched it too.

Then wah la. “All That Glitters” popped into my head. Norman Lear pushing the envelope. Anyone else recall this gem?

Blasphemy but go on and listen anyway.

One morning the Lord she woke up to say I feel like I wanna be creative today

So by a virtue of the power I have invested in me

I make the heaven the earth and the deep blue sea

Things that swim, fly, walk, fly, creep and crawl

Now I better make someone to name them all

Yes human was needed in the neighborhood

So the lord made woman and it was good

She said the Garden of Eden is no place to be alone

And from the rib of a Madame came Adam full grown

As time went by these two went right

They followed the instructions and multiplied

She’d hunt

He’d cook

She worked

He played

While she administered the government he crocheted

She wore the male

He wore the veil

Her head was crowned

His feet were bound

He’d concubine and walk behind

She was a pardon the expression a mastermind

So is it any wonder why the men complain since from the dawn of time it’s been a woman’s domain

Weird how our minds work.

As always, more to come.

R is for the Rolling Stones ~ #AtoZChallenge

My obvious choice was the Red Hot Chili Peppers (RHCP).  Lulu even uses a “Scar Issue” ringtone on her phone.  Tons of nostalgia but too much to bear which is why I am not going there.  I have had enough “happy” tears for a while.  Plus lately RHCP irritatesme.  How can I separate my love of the music from everything else.  That’s a convo for another post and regarding other musicians.  How does one react when bad people do good things?  Do you forgive the frail human and enjoy the art?  Things that make you go hmmm.

Moving along.

When B and I saw RHCP in concert Flea wore a Lakers jersey and trashed our beloved Spurs. The concert was even held in the AT&T center home of the Spurs.  I do not even like basketball but #GSG.  Eff you Flea! And now you’re like gosh!  C’mon.  There she goes again … down a rat hole.  Didn’t she say R is for the “Rolling Stones”?!??

Yeppers!!  And Okay!!

I picked “(I Can’t Get No) Satisfaction”.  Why?  I was at a business event many years ago when one of the presenters kicked off his spiel with this song saying it was the most recognized song in the entire world simply by the first few chords.  Now that was eons ago and I am not sure if that still holds true or if it was even true to begin with but I’m going with it anyway.  Enjoy and To the wiki.

As always, more to come.

#SoCS for 4/20/19 ~ rib

Howdy y’all.  Time once again for the #SoCS roundup.  Grab your partner and dosey doe. Linda tells is that our Friday prompt for Stream of Consciousness Saturday is “rib.” Use it as a word, or find a word with “rib”in it. As always, use any way you’d like. Enjoy!

Here goes nothing.  Rib.  Think, think and think.

My first thought is good ole TX BBQ.  Ribs are damn expensive and don’t really have much meat to them.  I don’t care to work for my food either.  Nawing on the bone like some kind of animal.  But we are human animals so says the Walt Disney tune.

My second thought is anatomy.  Once upon a time I wanted to be a nurse like my sweet Aunt Lavina Jo.   I was working full time in the insurance biz but I wanted more than call center.  Back then promotion was based on retirement or death so my options to advance were limited.  I took evening classes in Biology I and II and Anatomy and Physiology (A&P) to make my switch into nursing.

And I aced those courses too.  I got grades that Dr. T and Mr. Purcell said would cause me to get slashed tires.  A very competitive environment and for some odd reason I excelled.  Then came the practical application and on the first day I fainted.  All I remember is someone saying “she’s going down” then I woke up to the sting of smelling salts.

And what’s this have to do with ribs?  Well they are the bones I had to name along with all the others.  There are 206 if memory serves.  The easier part of A&P for me because this required memory but no touching.  Unless you count the skeleton that we touched as we labeled him with our flash cards.  Flash ah ah, King of the Universe.  Q was so yesterday … lol  

Moving right along.  Truth be told ribs kind of gross me out.  I know they are essential for protecting vital organs like our hearts and lungs but I am squeamish.  Hat off to those fine folks – the caregivers of the world.  As much as my heart was there, my actual abilities were seriously lacking.

And that’s all she wrote.  To join in with this merry band of rib writing prompt respondents or to read their works extraordinaire, follow this path to the wonderful world of #SoCS that Linda created.

As always, more to come.