Thursday, December 07, 2017

Thursday Thirteen

1. Another day, another diatribe. It's become an insufferable day, every day, in a world that has always existed but which was once kept, if not at bay, at least on hold. Now here we are, swimming in White Nationalism, and watching an old man's dentures fall out while he gives away things that make only crazy people happy. I keep hearing the music from The Twilight Zone. Do do do do, do do do do.

2. The robe I bought for myself on Black Friday fell apart in the washing machine. Well, not exactly apart, but it pilled up and pieces of the fleece or whatever it was came out so much that it looked like it snowed on me when I put the robe on. I sent it to Goodwill.

3. My telephone company and I had words this week over robo calls. We have been receiving a call from the same number for weeks. Only it isn't anything but a ring, then a half ring, and then nothing. Twice a day, at least. And then it started at night. And 6 a.m. When I asked the phone company to do something about it, they offered me call blocking - for $3 a month. I agreed to that, but the call came through the call blocking anyway. So I called the phone company back and complained that their call blocking didn't work. They took it off, refunded my $3, and put in a "trouble ticket." Later in the day I received a phone call back and an apology and assurance the issue was fixed. If they could take care of the problem, why didn't they do that in the first place, instead of charging me $3? And now I am going to learn how to use the answering machine built into my cordless phones, and do away with their voicemail. So there.

4. The bank wants to charge me now for a safety deposit box I've had for free for 30 years. Today I close that box. Nothing in it but papers anyway.

5. My physical therapy will soon come to an end  - for this year, anyway - and it can't come soon enough. Whew.

6. However, I don't know how our insurance will work in the new year. For the first time in my life, I will not be a Blue Cross/Blue Shield baby. I have been on BC/BS since I was pre-natal, I think, but my husband's company is switching to Aetna. And Aetna just sold itself to CVS, pending regulatory authority approval or whatever.

7. I don't do change well sometimes. Change is inevitable and the only thing that stays the same, but really, this is quite a lot at the end of the year.

8. Sometimes I want to respond to people on FB soooo badly, but I don't want to get into arguments, so I just leave it. I let them spew their garbage and move on. Sometimes if it is horrific garbage, I block the person or the post or whatever. I have been troubled and amazed at some of the stuff people feel free to say on Facebook. I wonder if someday, somewhere, it will come back to haunt them.

9. Last night my husband woke up and reached for a water bottle for a drink. I shouted out to him, "Drop the knife! You're not a sacrifice!" He said, "I'm just getting water." I yelled back, "Put the knife down! Put the knife down."

10. I did not make a Christmas wish list this year. My husband always asks for a list of things I might like, but this year I have left him dangling as to things he can purchase. I really mostly just want to feel better and be happier. I don't think things are going to help with that.

11. Of course, there is always chocolate.

12. My brother called me yesterday to check on me because "he had a feeling." I do that with him, too. Being a little fey runs in the family. Sometimes you're not sure what's up, but you know something is.

13. I still haven't seen the Justice League movie. At this rate, I don't guess I will see it in the theater. I'll have to wait until it hits HBO. I hope I can get into the theater to see the Last Jedi movie, though.


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 529th time to do a list of 13 on a Thursday.


  1. Chocolate. Jedi.

  2. #9 was funny. My mother used to say "I don't know what this world is coming to." Now more than ever.

  3. your header magnificent - I wrote to atty general on calls and they ceased, also sheriff

  4. I also am not a fan of change.

  5. Isn't this kind of insanity normal for Christmas? Well, maybe not the first one. That still has me in shock and denial.

    I no longer do regular phone. I signed up with in internet phone thing which cost me $100 for five years. They do weird stuff like let telemarketers ring, but not connect, but at that price I'm not going to complain.

    Chocolate. Yep. Chocolate.

    My NaNo book is done! Well, rough draft anyway. Now I'm going back to revisions on the book I intend to self publish. You may be hearing from me in a month or two.

    Did the writer I gave your name to ever contact you? She's not someone I know real well.

  6. I believe chocolate can cure most ailments. Well, maybe not cure... but it certainly makes me feel better. Hugs.

  7. #8 - it will come back to haunt them someday.. and i agree with you on this..
    #11 - yes:) chocolate is always there
    #1 - i do not know what to say there myself :( seems like pandora's box opened up now..

  8. I think I've been fortunate that my father enrolled in Kaiser when I was 10 and I've never known any other health coverage. We have not had an serious health problems and I have been satisfied with Kaiser for more than 60 years.


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