Tuesday, September 23, 2014

Remember, We Used to Call it the "Beauty" Parlour?

I am fortunate to have a Fantastic Sam's Hair salon very close to where I live. I went there yesterday because on mondays they have foiled highlights on sale. The shop was empty as "my" gal Angie started foiling me. (I only get 7 mini foils) And since the shop was so slow, she sat down in the empty seat next to me and started purging all about her relationship with a long time manfriend. At 33,i would hope he is not too boylike. It started out being awkward, but I just tried to listen and reflect back and just told her that I am not too pro marriage these days and that personal freedom is way under rated! Neither one of them wants to get married, so it seems that they are at a crossroads. She has an 8 year old daughter and he may want a child too, so she has some thinking to do. ANYWAYS, my services were completed and I left the store feeling rather strange. We seem to share a lot with our "beauticians" but I'm not used to them sharing with us! It felt good to not have any issues of my own to share with her!

Saturday, September 20, 2014

I Witnessed My 1st major Traffic Crash Today.

I always thought that crashes were something that happened along either before or after I would have been to that particular spot. Well, I learned that I could guess again. There we were...waiting for a commonplace left hand turn and the flatbed truck that was in front of us pulled out to make his left...well all of a sudden a cab/type pickup truck came speeding right in front of the flat bed. Someone was running the red light. And fast! The light runner nicked the front bumper causing him to start flipping twice and then landing on all fours and slid well through the rushed traffic stop. I screamed out to my nurse Jen, "call 911 !!!" Well by then, there were many other eyewitnesses already upon the scene to do whatever they could to help. Once we saw that the the 3 victims had been pulled out to safety, we left. I was relieved to see that they appeared to be alright. Two adults and a young 4 or so year old child. THANK GOD it was not worse. It felt like we were on a movie set. Both of us shaken, we went about on our way with a teachable moment for our family and friends. The message is SLOW down, no running lights either.

Tuesday, September 9, 2014

The Friend In Your Head May Have Said," Oh Grow Up!!!"

I'm sure that many of you have heard about Joan River's passing. She was a multi-talented performer. A world wide famous comedienne, stage and screen performer, mother and grand-mother, she was everywhere...and it seemed like she would be forever. I definately grew up watching the progression of her career. Very outspoken for a woman in her era. And I didn't think much about it. She was one of the 1st women who put herself out there in the early days of equality with regards to show-biz. We all stood up and listened to her. She was not without her struggles and triumphs. Like with any famous person, in this day in age, we hear SOOOO many details about a famous person's passing. I have often watched many a news type show that seems to have a pre-prepared story of one's life all ready to go. A veritable "This is Your Life." Times 1 million! She had quite an extraordinary life. She had shared this fact with in one of her many best selling books, exactly what she wanted for her life's celebratory send-off...funeral. I have heard through the media that hers was a grand and extravagant event. Her daughter went all out. Was it too much? Perhaps. (I did like the bag-pipes at the end though.) As it was, this event was for those that she left behind. Joan was already up there soaring! Of course, this has got me thinking to write it all down. What I would like for my own send off. But then again, just who is this send-off for? I think it's for those who are left behind and for all of their pieces of minds....this may be a bit confusing. Just go in peace and let your love flow. Feel blessed for what love you had in your life.