Using my blog to try and make the world a better place. If I can help someone forget their troubles for a few minutes a day, it's all worth it.

Monday, April 29, 2013

For the record:

I played Monopoly a lot, and not once do I ever remember anyone choosing the iron. And nobody never referred to it as "stud boy". Nobody wanted that token.

Saturday, April 27, 2013

Saturday Night Disco:

"Higher and Higher" by Rita Coolidge. To be honest I'm not really sure if the above is technically a disco song, but it's always been a fave.

Monday, April 22, 2013


My life has been a tapestry of rich and royal hue; an everlasting vision of the ever-changing view. A wondrous woven magic in bits of blue and gold; a tapestry to feel and see; impossible to hold.

Saturday, April 20, 2013

Saturday Night Disco:

"I Love The Nightlife (Disco Round)" by Alicia Bridges

Friday, April 19, 2013


Above is the episode of That '70s Show where Hyde makes his "special brownies" for the Foremans' garage sale. It's one of my favorite episodes.

Misc. Remembrance:

I remember watching back-to-back rerun episodes of Gilligan's Island and The Brady Bunch around '74, and noticing on the credits that both of them were created by two guys both named Sherwood Schwartz,and being amazed at what an uncanny coincidence that was. Like what were the odds of that happening....

Tuesday, April 16, 2013

Arrested development:

Did anyone else find it odd that Thurston Howell III had to take his teddy bear along on a 3 hour cruise??

Sunday, April 14, 2013


Some novels should never be allowed to be made in to musicals. Like, oh, the above, for instance..

Saturday, April 13, 2013

Saturday Night Disco:

"Last Dance" by Donna Summer

Friday, April 12, 2013

For ChiTownGirl:

My condolences for your losses. Here, I got you some flowers.

Thursday, April 11, 2013

"Dream On", one of my top ten faves of the decade:

I found a clip that included the lyrics, because quite frankly at times I'm not sure what the hell he's sayin'...

I was always doing stupid things:

In '75 / '76 my cousin Karen was given an autograph dog as an 8th grade graduation present. They lived up the street from me so I was always over their house. One day she wasn't home, so I was up in her bedroom rifling through her closet checking out her stuff and I came across it. I felt bad for her that it wasn't signed, so I decided to sign it. But I figured she wouldn't want my signature, so I decided to sign my teacher's name to it, instead. So I signed it "Mrs. O'Brian". But I did some really funky artistic thing with the signature, where the "O" kind of encircled the whole name, and I was rather proud of it, so I signed it again. And again. And again. And again. 35 times. "Mrs. O'Brian". And she didn't even have Mrs. O'Brian as a teacher. I don't know what the hell I was thinking. And she probably blamed her sister for it, too..

Tuesday, April 09, 2013

Some people always seem to have to learn the hard way:

I laughed my @$$ off the first time I saw the above.

Saturday, April 06, 2013

Misc. Remembrance:

When I was about 4 years old, my mother told me that if I ran over the electrical cord while vacuuming I'd electrocute myself. I really fell for it, so one day I was over a friend's house and she started to vacuum. I warned her about running over the cord or she'd get electrocuted, and she naturally gave me a look like I was out of my mind. So I was like, "fine, go ahead and electrocute yourself. See if I care...."

Friday, April 05, 2013


As I remember, this is the time of year they'd play The Wizard Of Oz on TV. It was always a major event, I never missed it. And we'd talk about it in school the whole day after. While I'm glad we have YouTube and CD players now, there was something about having to wait to see something that just made it so much better.

Misc. Remembrance:

I used to love going to the beach back in the day. We usually only went to the beach when we visited my grandparents in Chatham. My grandfather used to drive us all to the beach and drop us off at Harding's Beach which was 3 blocks away from their house, then pick us up in the afternoon. My grandparents didn't really care for the beach too much, but we loved it. When we weren't visiting my grandparents we'd go to the beach in Point Judith, Rhode Island because it was only a half hour away from our house. The '70s wouldn't have been the same without the beach. Good times.

Thursday, April 04, 2013

The original:

Dick in a box.

Wednesday, April 03, 2013

"And then there's Maude":

Above is an episode of All In The Family where Edith's cousin Maude comes for a visit to take care of everybody while they're sick. I'm guessing the episode was circa '71/'72. Maude is one of my all-time fave TV characters. I really miss Bea Arthur.

Tuesday, April 02, 2013

Does anybody remember Anissa Jones?

I was 8 years old when I heard she passed on. Back then the rumor going around amongst my friends was that she died in a house fire during a slumber party. The concept of a drug overdose was totally foreign to us, we had no idea what that was. I don't remember if it was before or after Freddy Prinze committed suicide, but I think the 2 were pretty close together. How sad for someone to pass on before their life really gets started; I guess it just proves that no one's too young to die.