Thursday, May 07, 2015

Thursday Thirteen

1. Heroes often fail. And stories always end. Those lines are from a song. Any guesses?

2. Conversation on Tuesday.
    Me: I think my qi (pronounced chee) is bad.
    Friend: What do you call bad qi?
    Me: Chong.

3. I opened up my little hometown paper yesterday and saw this article headline: How to Respond to an Active Shooter Seminar. So instead of working on mental health and societal issues that make people think it's okay to gun each other down, we're just going to give in and learn how to duck, cover, and shoot back. Okaydokey.

4. I saw a new acupuncturist yesterday. She told me I have problems with my lung, kidney, spleen, and gallbladder meridians. There are twelve standard meridians. That means I'm 1/3 messed up.

5. A friend told me earlier in the week that when she first met me, she thought I was a normal, boring person. Then I said something (she didn't remember what) and she knew that she was in the in company of someone who did not follow the rules and who marched to a beat of her own making. I took it as a compliment.

6. The tenants in my rental house did at least $1,500 in damage. They knocked holes in the wall, removed the shower heads and inner guts of the toilets (?), and broke a door. Thanks for nothing, jerks.

7. I told my husband I was thinking of getting rid of my books. He said it would leave me heart broken. I think I see it as more like making way for new ones. Besides, the older ones are dusty and I'll never read the book again. However, I say that, but the books are still here. Maybe he's right.

8. Watching Game of Thrones every week is like watching a train wreck in slow motion. You know there will be blood and gore but you can't look away.

9. Have you figured out the song in #1 yet? It's here.

10. This is not the song, but it is a song and version that has been trapped in my head for the last several days. It's from the Newsroom, which was one of my favorite shows when it was on. "That's How I Got to Memphis."

11. I started a gratitude journal at the beginning of the year, but I haven't written in it since March. The entries were all starting to sound the same. "I'm grateful my friend called me today. I'm grateful I was able to do a little housework. I'm glad the pain was a 7 instead of a 9." I will go back to it, though.

12. Does anyone know how one changes her karma? Is there a formula you can follow? Do I need to find the yellow brick road? Walk a mile in bare feet over a rocky road? Burn incense? Stick straws up my nose?

13. I worked in retail a very long time ago. The proprietor scolded me because I did not honor the money. She insisted that I turn each bill so that they all faced the same way, smooth the cash, and treat it with respect. It was the first time I realized how much people worship greenbacks.

If only we worshipped our souls so much.

Thursday Thirteen is played by lots of people; there is a list here if you want to read other Thursday Thirteens and/or play along. I've been playing for a while and this is my 394th time to do a list of 13 on a Thursday.


  1. I enjoyed your Thursday 13 so much I think I will hop on over and check them out. Maybe join in ever so often. Thanks.

  2. I buy stuff with crumpled up money. Don't know the song. I need a music hint. #2 is funny!

    1. I added a link to it in #9 just now.

  3. your header makes me very homesick and what agorgeous moon

  4. If you get time, send me your Renter's phone number. The Jerks took the old tires that were laying outside the house and threw them over the curb across the street. I'd like to give him a call.

  5. LOL on #2.

    Thanks for the link on #9. That was bugging me.

  6. Love Gordon Lightfoot... Yes, I agree #2 is really funny. I think we are turning into the old west again. I was taught to keep money smooth and facing the same way cause it was easier to count and less chance of making a mistake and seeing my dad owned the store I did what was taught. We started Outlander and I love the series. Especially Jamie, lol... I would take him home anytime. I hope acupuncture will help you. I keep you in my prayers.

  7. How awful of your tenants to do so much damage -- something I guess you and Alice now have in common. :-/ When I worked at McD's back in HS and college, we were trained to make sure the bills in our drawers always went the same way. It's a habit I've never broken, and has nothing to do with worshiping money, which I haven't much of anyway, LOL. My T13

  8. My parents used to have rentals. And I got to clean up after them. Some people are pigs and some leave it like new. We rented our barn. Let's see how the horses leave it.😃 gotta be better than your tenants.

  9. I have the answer for #1 If You Could Read My Mind. I agree you with about Game of Thrones. I get depressed during and after each episode. Sigh. You'd think I'd stop watching. I'm sorry to hear about the tenants. That kind of behavior is terrible. I hope the next tenants are better.

  10. Fun TT :)

    Ah...I have stopped watching Game of Throne long time ago

  11. #3 is appalling....and very sad.

    Never got into Game of Thrones, though I LOVE "Outlander"


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