Saturday, December 19, 2020

Starting Over, Starting Fresh

 I feel like I've gotten a new lease on life. 

I went through 2 surgeries this summer to deal with a cancerous tumour in my thyroid, and am now on thyroid replacement hormones to keep my body doing... whatever the hell the thyroid does. My numbers have stabilized and my med dosage has been the same for 3 months, so I think I'm where I need to be.

All this has made me realize that it has been a loooooong freakin' time since my thyroid has worked properly - judging by how I feel right now & my energy levels. I'm certainly not going to go out & run a marathon, but I can at least THINK about it without collapsing into bed.

I've come to the conclusion that sheer will & stubbornness are the only things that have kept me going for years.

Friday, September 22, 2017

Disappointed In Disjointed

I love me some Kathy Bates.    I think the woman is an amazing talent who deserves every accolade she gets.  I can't pick a favourite role of hers - Fried Green Tomatoes...Misery...About Schmidt...Mike & Molly - she's so good! She can do comedy, drama, suspense.  I used to think she could do no wrong. And then...

Disjointed.  {Sigh}  I was so looking forward to this show.  And I'm so disappointed.

Can we all agree that laugh tracks need to go away? What an absolutely annoying, unnecessary distraction. I realize it is filmed in front of a live studio audience, but what is the point? Look at the sheer fabulousness of Modern Family.  No laugh track, no limit to what you can film or do.  Netflix has the opportunity to do some really amazing work here, & this just falls short.  Just like The Ranch --- {Snort} Don't even get me started on The Ranch.

Kathy Bates is, as usual, stellar in her role.  Where Disjointed falls short is the writing & supporting cast. The supporting cast is trying too hard; too hard for laughs & too hard to "act". The writers are putting it all on Kathy Bates' shoulders.  Is this supposed to be an ensemble or is it a 'star vehicle' for Kathy?  I feel like they can't decide, which has left me disengaged in the whole show.  I don't care about any of these characters.  & the side-story of the security guard with the delusions & possible PTSD feels like they're playing it for laughs.  PTSD sufferers deserve better.

& so do the viewers of Disjointed.

After 2 episodes, I'm throwing in the towel.  There are too many other quality programs out there competing for my limited time.


Monday, August 22, 2016

Calvin Speaks Truth

Friday, July 29, 2016

Before I Go


Before I go
Tell me a story:
Remind me of that time we laughed until our faces cramped,
Share an adventure we took,
Talk about your thoughts of when we first met.

Before I go,
Touch me:
Hug me, longer than usual,
Kiss my cheek, my temple, my forehead, 
Hold my hand or rub my feet. 

Before I go,
Promise me:
You will remember how I made you feel,
You will share photos & stories,
You will think of me & smile.

Before I go,
I need you to know:
I've loved you, deeply,
I treasure all time I've spent with you,
You made my life better,

Before I go,
Talk to me, even though I can't answer,
Hold me, even though it may hurt,
Look at me, even though I've changed, 
Because, before I go, 

...I'm still here.