1. LOL! Spewed tea… over #5. And, here is why. There was an Irish comedian who had a 1/2 hour show on PBS (it was a BBC show I think – in the 1970s) Dave Allen At Large. And he did a skit as a fire and brimstone preacher and when he got to the “weeping, and wailing and gnashing of teeth” – a little old toothless guy in the front row grinned. And the preacher, looking down, said… “Teeth will be provided!”

    Thanks for the memory! =^)

  2. OMG! I flipped someone off yesterday, too! I have only done that once or twice in many many years.

    And, did you know that there are several very stupid drivers all over the roads? Is it getting worse or is it just me?

    Yay on #1, 2, and 3!

    • Seems like there are a lot of entitled, irritable drivers on the road. I try to stay in my own lane and keep the peace. But it’s very scary when they use their two-ton chunks of moving parts to challenge you to a duel.

  3. Thank you for number 3 – huge smile on this face imagining that! Ugh for #4. I know what you mean – gas is $5.30/gallon here – disgusting.

    • Glad to provide some weekend amusement. 🙂

      But urgh, sorry about your gas prices. It’s a travesty, isn’t it? Maybe we should let fly a flock of protest birds at the oil companies!

  4. Gas is outrageous, isn’t it? However, our prices are almost $1 lower than yours, so I’m not complaining anymore!

    Yay for #s 1&2, and tee-hee on the bird 😉 I’m sure they deserved it!

    • Oh, new icon! I love it, Robin!!

      I read an article in the NY Times about nationwide oil prices. They’re high everywhere, but disproportionately higher in states like California. It’s really eating into people’s budgets in a substantial, painful way. 🙁

  5. Hiya Melodye!!! ::hugs:: I’ve been reading, even though it’s been awhile since I commented!
    RE: #5
    Oh wow…that is so very f-ed up!!!!!!!
    (I wonder if my oarents have already written one to me! LOL)
    When I was a child, (about 8 or 9) I was petrified of the rapture. Somehow I knew i’d be left behind, so I decided to learn how to do everything I could without technology because everything was going to fall apart as far as society was concerned. (i.e. sewing, canning, gardening, herbs and it even led to me becoming a midwife eventually)
    It’s funny how an irrational fear can lead someone to their soul purpose!

    RE: #4 and #2 Good for you!!!

    • Something must be in the air (besides your, uh, finger. LOL I had a moment of aggravation myself today. Only I think what I did might have been even worse.

      “I’ll fly Away” is one of my favorite songs, and I’m hoping that I do.

      • You, too?

        That song’s one of my all-time favorites, as well! The music’s so pretty, and it’s got a very positive message. I couldn’t resist adding the link. 🙂

        Now I’m very curious about what you could possibly have done that would have been worse…Do tell!

    • I was petrified, too. And we were forced to prepare for the Tribulation in the same ways you’ve described, for those left behind if not for ourselves. On the positive side, I love that it led you to your calling as a midwife. Ah, your soul purpose…I like that a lot! xo

      • did you ever have to watch movies of what would happen during the rapture and the aftermath? ::shudders:: I had nightmares for months!

        Soul purpose seems like a good way to put it, lol!
        ::BIG HUGS::

  6. LOL regarding #3…that sounds like the time I got pulled over for aggressive driving while on the way to my yoga class. 😉

    Glad to hear the writing has taken off…sending good vibes to keep it soaring high!

    • You go, Melodye!

      I just filled up my tank and it was $4.53 a gallon here. I go to ARCO. The other stations are charging up to $4.63!

      I need to do more yoga. I love going.

      • Do you live anywhere near Mission Viejo? I do my practice there, although they also have studios in Laguna and a few other places. I’d love to take you as my guest sometime.

    • Ha ha ha! Somehow, it sounds a little better, though, to be aggressive on the way to (rather than on the way home from) a yoga practice.

      I’m going to keep flapping my wings this week…don’t want to lose to let my progress take a nose dive!

  7. Good for you on the writing momentum, Melodye. And hooray for expressing yourself via the digit! Kinda liberating, isn’t it?

    Have a wonderful weekend!

    • It was very liberating indeed. I don’t know how I got to this stage in life without realizing that. 🙂

      I hope you’ve had a wonderful weekend, too, Tracy. Are you fully recuperated from your run? And are you feeling comfortable again with your hooping practice?

  8. Woooooooooo Hooooooooooo!!! Glad you’re moving about that cabin, Melodye. It’s not going to be long before you rip that cockpit door off and start flying that plane higher and higher. Go you!!!

    YOU flipped somebody off??? Oh man… that totally just skews my entire worldview. You’re like the last person I’d ever think would do something like that. Usually those types of displays are left to those of us who are a little more… evil. 🙂 But knowing you as I do, I can’t help but believe that Mr. Mercedes guy deserved not only that but so much more. 🙂

    Gas is ridiculous. Seriously.

    Glad to see you back around again!

    • I know, right? My own family couldn’t believe it. Raised eyebrows. Giggles and then guffaws. That’s been the general reaction. 🙂

      Thanks so much, Kevin, for giving me your support. It means so much to me!

      • lol… I can imagine that has been the general reaction. I mean, I think people would have the same reaction to you giving somebody the finger as if say… Bush said something intelligent… stunned disbelief. lol…

        You always have my support, missy. It’s no less than you give to me and I’m very thankful for it.

  9. YAY! I’m glad to hear that the writing momentum is back and full swing!

    Your trip back east did wonders for you in more ways than one, It let your inhibitions go and … voila … you flew the bird! Good for you!

    • Thanks, Sharon. I really wanted to see you this trip…we were so close, and yet so far. It was a bucolic setting, but it was a whirwind, grueling trip. Someday soon, I just know it!

      And you’re right about the inhibitions part. It’s a great feeling, to be liberated from some of the things that have been holding me back.

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