Monday, June 1, 2020

A JUMBLE OF DISJOINTED THOUGHTS




My mask is off - - but I promise I won't breathe on you.

June has arrived and America is crumbling in chaos!

The very best part about these recent mass riots is that they have diverted our virus-infiltrated minds from  the stagnation of Plague Obsession and forced us to finally think about something else.

Negative things occasionally have positive aspects. 
We've removed our Plague Masks in order to gasp in horror at the burning, looting, violence, and destruction.

Make no mistake about it, boys and girls - these aren't "protests".
They are well-organized anti-America uprisings designed to promote terror and perpetuate pandemonium.

Kind of like a virus - only worse.

Feel free to disagree, but in your heart you know I'm right.


Have you ever had so much trouble with your computer that you actually lost a grip on reality and thought you were going to lose your mind?
I spent nearly THREE hours last night attempting to solve computer woes - during which time I genuinely thought I was going to be taken away in a straight jacket...or a large sturdy net.

Despite being a technical dunce, I eventually solved the problems....somewhere around 4:00 a.m.

My back yard

After nearly three months of eternal rain (no exaggeration) rural Tennessee finally (FINALLY) had a dry weekend. I fought my way through the 25-foot-high weeds and actually saw glimpses of sunshine.

I also saw a rabbit the other day, bounding through the brush.

And a bird nest on my back porch. The bird flies away in terror every time he (or she) sees me - - but, curiously, stays calmly in the nest when my cats are outside.....



I haven't been feeling well at all lately, but won't torture you with dire descriptions of my health issues.  

The wildlife keeps me awake all night.....
'possums under the house, squirrels and Unknown Creatures on the roof......mice in the walls....
My cat Bosco killed three mice in two days....

...but I recently found mouse crap in the kitchen.

(.....do I use too many dots??......)

Two nights ago there was a pack of coyotes right outside my bedroom window!  
They spent several  unnerving minutes making ghastly shrieks and unearthly howls before leaving for uncharted territories.

Unusually chilly at night for this time of year. Got down to 47 degrees last night (that's Fahrenheit, for those of you in Bermuda).
The cats and I were fighting for blankets.

Is it truly possible to BURN rice??
I was attempting to saute rice the other day and burned it to a crisp.

Is it possible to overdose on Bette Davis movies??
I watched Now Voyager, Deception, A Stolen Life, and The Letter in the span of two days.

 Bette Davis in The Letter

I think The Letter (1940) is one of the greatest films ever made - - an absolute masterpiece.  I've seen it dozens of times.   
That lush and exotic night scene in Chinatown with Gale Sondergaard is unforgettable.  

    Gale Sondergaard 
in The Letter

Is this post getting too long?
I wouldn't want to overstay my welcome - - even though I'm unnervingly intriguing and annoyingly unique.               

30 comments:

  1. That bird nest looks like that of a barn swallow. They are generally very attentive parents.

    I'm not familiar with Gale Sondergaard, but she is stunning.

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    1. Thanks for the bird information. I try to keep away from the nest so I won't scare her - - and the nest is up very high, so my cats can't reach it when they're on the porch.

      Gale Sondergaard was an American actress who often played exotic-type parts. She played an Oriental woman in "The Letter". Unfortunately, I think Gale was blacklisted in the 1950s due to the "Red" scare.

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  2. You are right on point! Like our President said in his address at the Space X launch, "These are NOT PROTESTS, these ARE RIOTS." Purely senseless and CRIMINAL - Period!

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    1. Oh yes, I have only seen red fox around our area. Saw one up close on one of my country walks - creepy, nasty looking things I swear! Scared the crap out of me when I saw it staring at me!

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    2. The President's speech at the SpaceX launch was great, so was his speech at the Rose Garden tonight. I was astounded when (a few minutes ago) he walked to the St. John Church - despite the rioters.

      When I lived in Texas, a red fox SOMEHOW got into my fenced yard ( a six-foot fence). He wandered around for awhile, then vanished. I have no clue how he got out.

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    3. BTW, I just saw President Trump's Rose Garden speech on his FB site - I agree, it was excellent. :-)

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  3. Well I, for one, am thoroughly enjoying your 'hodgepodge' of thoughts! Except, of course, learning of your computer woes and that you're feeling under the weather. Your 47* evening sounds delightful, actually. The overgrowth and coyotes sound intimidating … but what a terrific natural barrier against any marauding terrorists. Locked and loaded in Bama!

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    1. I sometimes frighten myself with my hodgepodge of thoughts - but I'm glad you enjoyed them. I'm used to coyotes and actually like it when they come around, but I'd NEVER want to be outside when they visit!

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  4. People keep mentioning that the riots are done by out-of-towners. Any idea who or what organization is behind that and for what purpose? Our city was essentially destroyed on Saturday night. Absolutely senseless. Between Covid and now this, I doubt small business owners and restaurants will decide to re-open. My husband had just gone back to work and now there's a curfew extended through Tuesday night, so he can't even get to his office.

    As my Dad would have said, 'We're going to hell in a hand basket' whatever that meant!

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    1. I know in our area the group is BLM and supporters (Black Lives Matters signs EVERYWHERE)! Horrible happenings! They are even destroying their own businesses owned by black folks. Terrible. This must stop!!!

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    2. Like many people, I was extremely outraged by the cold-blooded murder of George Floyd. The majority of these violent rioters couldn't care less about Floyd, and are only intent on destroying our country. I have no idea who they are (antifa??) but they seem to be well-organized and fearless.

      The pandemic was bad enough and now we have this to contend with. My heart goes out to your husband - and all those trying to go back to work.

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    3. Again, you are quite correct, Jon. Thank you for your kind words and please do not stop posting your thoughts - they make me feel like I am not alone in my own thoughts. lol

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    4. It's always refreshing and reassuring to know that some people agree with me. I'm often hesitant to write my REAL feelings (even though I'm right on target LOL).

      I have no doubt that the Rabid Leftists will blame Trump for the pandemic and the riots. It INFURIATES me!

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  5. I think I'd like to get back to a more boring life! Between the pandemic and the riots, I'm done in emotionally. Glad for the weather improvement. Sun and blue sky usually improve my mood. Usually. I've never burned rice, but I'm pretty sure I could. :)

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    1. I had doubts that we'd ever fully recover from the pandemic - and now we have this. It's almost too much to absorb! I only hope that SOMEHOW we can get back on the road to "normalcy".

      I think I had the heat too high on the rice, and perhaps I didn't stir it enough. I was in a hurry.

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  6. You can never have too many dots.......

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    1. .......Many thanks for the reassurance......

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  7. Coyotes right under your window! Now that would make me so nervous about letting the cats out!!

    Love Bette Davis and The Letter is a really good one of hers, yes.

    I hope you start feeling better. Have a better week. I hope you get more sleep. :)

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    1. I never let the cats out at night, and I watch them carefully if they're on the porch during the day. The coyotes are fascinating - and I've gotten used to them - but the howls and cries that they make sound almost human. It's scary.

      I initially had to watch "The Letter" a few times to really appreciate it - but it gets better with every viewing. A perfect film.

      I heard that Bette Davis was having an affair with the director William Wyler.

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  8. Great post as always... No! You do not use too many dots... ( I "over-use" them as well...)

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    1. Thanks! I heard that intelligent people often use dots because they're minds work so quickly.........

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  9. There is nothing wrong with your posts, Jon, they are both informative and interesting so how could they possibly offend or bore? What's wrong with dots, I ask myself, since I use them all the time.

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    1. Many thanks for your vote of confidence, Valerie. I try to be interesting, but don't know if I'm informative (*smile*).

      I never noticed that you're a dot user. Welcome to the club!
      I hope you're not still having problems with Google - and I'm glad you're able to comment on my blog. Take care!

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  10. Right on, Jon, these so-called protesters are not protesting George Floyd's murder but have their own agendas for rioting and looting because that's exactly what they really are...looters and rioters (I like dots too) And, the news media is responsible for inciting acts of violence as well by their constant replaying of events. You're right in that the pandemic has been overtaken by these acts of violence. Enough said on all of that because I have to go and see if I can locate an online (free) movie of The Letter based on your glowing recommendation as I have been enjoying so many vintage films. The other night it was Brief Encounter (1945) directed by David Lean and last night Summertime (1955) also directed by David Lean. Sorry to hear about the continuing aches. The wildlife would scare me a bit, especially the coyotes, not the rabbit.

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    1. My original reply to your comment was accidentally deleted.

      Here is a link to "The Letter"

      https://ok.ru/video/259924757155

      This is a Russian site but it's safe and commercial-free. I have watched dozens of great movies on this site.

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  11. Dear Jon, 3 dots...seem to be the literary norm. 5 dots.....mean the mouse has been gnawing Dulcolax. 6 dots......means you got 2 mice traveling single file.

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    1. Geo, thanks for providing me with a much-needed Smile of the Day.
      I'm assuming that if I see twelve or more dots I'm in Big Trouble.......

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  12. No disagreement here. Pretty sure 98% of these rioters could not even recall the name of George Floyd. I am beyond sad and angry. Wondering why the media is OK with our churches being burned but have a hissy fit when President Trump holds up a Bible.
    ♥️Susan

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    1. You're absolutely right that 98 % of these rioting thugs have no idea who George Floyd was. Their only intention is to cause chaos and destroy our country.

      I am SO DISGUSTED with all the haters who blame Trump for everything!! I am very tempted to unleash my fury in a boiling blog post.

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    2. I completely and honestly share your FRUSTRATION about these ignorant MORONS in our Country who insist on bringing us down and think that socialism/communism is the way for us all - Gee, maybe these retards (I mean, "mentally challenged" morons) should ask what Greece and other countries are going through and how WELL is works for them! PATHETIC! (Ok, rant over for now ...)

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