#SASoTD ~ 12/18/20

TGIF!!! Coming at ya LIVE with revised/renewed category – Sing Along Song of the Day or #SASoTD. Sadly a casualty of the Rona … sort of…

Sing Along Song was the prompt I made for myself to add the video to the last song playing on the radio as I entered the garage and parked before heading into the Thunderdome aka the Mothership, a place that rivals the size of the Pentagon. Yeah buddy. That is a casualty! All that wasted space. But I digress.

No commute = no last song before entry. And with all the crap going on I finally caught a clue that I miss music. I always used it to heal. I need it now more than ever as a distraction. Like Meredith and Cristina on Grey’s Anatomy I might dance it out too. Icing on the cake. AAAAHHHHHH.

Here is today’s pick.

Shout/sing it out folks!!! Wishing you all peace.

As always. more to come.

Every Song Takes on a Special Meaning

Since March, it’s been rough ’round these parts. Not diminishing what has happened to countless victims of Rona. But fortunately for us, we deal with that in the abstract. Sure by now we know of a friend of a friend, someone from work but we have not experienced Covid up close and personal.

Last night, my bestest friend on the planet lost her daddy after years of battling cancer. Since October 9, he had been in and out of the hospital. He managed to stay Covid free but he developed a staph infection. This past Tuesday he decided enough. No more poking and prodding. He was stopping all treatment. He wanted to go home for Thanksgiving.

When he took his last breath, he was surrounded by his loved ones. His wife of 56 years (it was their anniversary to boot, they had just renewed their vows, and he was given his last rites all on the same day), his two daughters and son-in-law. I’m told his passing was peaceful, he just went to sleep. Who could ask for better circumstance.

My friend’s daddy was like a second father to me. I spent lots of time at their house growing up. Some things I will always remember about him is that he had a hot rod car, he played the piano by ear, and he loved his oldies. Oh and I should mention he was the best friend and next door neighbor of B’s dad, our PoPo. Small world isn’t it? PoPo loves the oldies too.

As they decorated for Christmas, his music was playing in the background. Every once and a while he’d open his eyes and say “now that’s a good song”. Then he’d close his eyes again, listening. Imagining that quality time with him in his last hours makes me smile through the tears. QEPD/RIP. Heaven gained another angel.

As always, more to come.

Never Say Never

I said I would never pay for air again.  I wrote a few times about my experience with Sirius XM … here and here and here.  Most recently my June 1 free trial expired.  While I was being the other F word, frugal, B had a small baby package for $5.47 a month (fees and taxes included).   I had forgotten about this until I was checking my account.

Last week I had some odd voice mails and text messages to punch in my code.  I ignored all the phishermen but after speaking to a rep, I decided to change my password.  That is how and when I found the $5.47 a month was now $22.02 a month as of July and had jumped to $22.02 for the first time in June.  Automatic renewal after expiration or some such mess.  Oh no, no, no, no not me, oh no, no, no, no not me … thank you Joan Jett ear worm.

Where was I? Oh ya, Sirius XM.  Never say never.

I called to inquire.  All sweet because ya know the Rona has me behaving better.  And 14 1/2 years in customer service helps me understand.  I asked how I could lower the price or I’d be forced to cancel.  I know we can afford $22.02 a month but I live like we can’t for Armageddon.  One never knows when … uh now.

But I digress.

I was offered a one year deal but I had to pay in one lump sum.  With the deal they would credit me $22.02 for July.  I lost June’s 22.02 but didn’t push it.  The deal was too saaaaweet to complain.

Now you might wonder, how did they get me?  When I swore up one side and down the other that I would not pay for air.  The mad ad men needed to do that.  Oh no, no, no, no not me, oh no, no, no, no not me.  Somebody stop me.  LOL.

Well I’ll tell ya, it was the online radio for my iPad, my desktop, and my iPhone plus the truck.  All four for $8 a month.  I have enjoyed this immensely.  It’s likely how I reconnected with Ms. Jett and the Blackhearts.  80s on 8.  Yeah Buddy!

As always, more to come.

#SAS ~ 6/2/20

I used to write more frequently about the brain trust.  Family dinner conversations taken to the next level.  Despite the stay orders and cooking at home, we’ve not had any of those in quite some time. Things changed after the divorce and re-ordering of life.  Not mine … Pony Boy.

Once again we are together. Our original family unit of four as we talk around each other.  About superfluous things.  Facing the truth is hard y’all.  I’m not gonna lie.  Facing the truth might end us.

Now I have to ask, would that be awful?

Every new beginning comes from some other beginning’s end.

Yea I know this a romantic song.  But that one line is universal. Cliche’ or not …

Every new beginning comes from some other beginning’s end. 

The short answer to the question “would that be awful?” is no.  Not necessarily.  What’s way worse is continuing down a path of unfulfilled.  Pound by literally added pound. Deflecting and projecting is way worse.  I want to be brave.  To face the truth head on no matter the outcome.  And who knows, we might be surprised by all of it?  One can hope.

As always, more to come.

WP block editor – I’m about to be sol

While I’ve ignored the message gracing by homepage, I’ve seen lots of posts regarding upcoming changes to WP on June 1.  Being  a self-proclaimed luddite, I’m waiting until my script gets flipped.  No practicing.  I will either sink or swim.  Like I always do.  When in doubt charlie out or do the left click, right click shuffle.  I hope the platform doesn’t become a ghost town.  I’m not sure how I’d start up any place else?!?!?

Here’s a cover that explains what I hope will happen.

Truth be told, I prefer the Gloria Gaynor version.  Oh well.  Wish me luck!

As always, more to come.

#SAS 5/12/20

Something happened with notifications on my phone. I see them on desktop. I even get the emails. Here as I write from my phone, I see “You’re all up to date! Reignite the conversation: Write a new post”. Then there’s a link to CREATE A NEW POST. Well let’s consider ourselves reignited. Hope you enjoy 😊

#SAS Twofer Tuesday 3/17/20

Top O the Morning to Ya … Me Lucky Charms :).  Happy St. Patrick’s Day. Four year ago on this day Lulu and I were in NYC.  Ya baby!  My second favorite city on the planet.  Wonder if I will look back one day with a it once was ….

Now stop it!  Silly.  The world isn’t ending.

I am not physically commuting but I am telecommuting.  I am streaming my free Sirus XM.  There were the last two songs I heard before I logged in to work.  Perk of Armageddon new music I would not have otherwise heard.  Hope you enjoy.

As always, more to come.