Friday, November 9, 2012

Raindrops on Roses

Like everyone else, I have a long list of things that I'd like to have that will never happen.  Here's a brief sampling of mine:

Straight hair
Love of housekeeping
A clean house
Unlimited funds
Unlimited fun
World peace
Piece of ass

The list is endless, but you get the idea. 

When I was younger, I actually tried to achieve most of these things.  (Except the height thing, that lengthening process sounded too painful.)  I used to spend 30-45 minutes every morning painstakingly straightening my hair using a three-way process, only to step outside the door in Humidbama and instantly look like Don King.  There was a time (albeit brief) when I cleaned my domicile Every Saturday.  We all know Bad Steve blew the unlimited funds part.  When Unlimited Fun turned into Unlimited Hangover, I pulled back a bit.  I was a Fledgling Hippie in the day, wearing a black armband, protesting the War (no, not the Civil, the Viet Nam, smartass) and not wearing a bra; I only regret one of those three.    I won't even go near the last one.  (That's what he said.) (sigh.)

As we get older and wiser (pause for sardonic laughter), we begin to realize that life really is a bitch, and then we die, so it makes sense to enjoy what we have, instead of pining over what we have not.  So, it being the time of year when we will soon be celebrating the anniversary of giving Native Americans smallpox, here is a sampling of things I have that truly kickass:

My kids
My theatre family
My kitties
My acting ability

I'm not sure what I exactly mean by that last one, except that I think it's really important; even though it often hurts like hell and I'll never understand how it works (or doesn't).   Loving my life and the people in my life is what keeps me chugging along, curly hair, saggy tits and all.  Happy Friday, Y'all, Love you.


  1. Hugs. It's amazing how quickly those pets work their way into the heart, ain't it? :)

    1. Oh, they do indeed, Lee! I look forward to going home now, just to see them and I can't imagine how I ever lived without them!