Ciao

February 21, 2015

As I ambled down the street to LaLa’s…I noticed in the East sky these ominous black clouds….

we are supposed to have a WHOLE quarter of an inch tomorrow –

Academy Award Day….

get out the Wellies…the bumpershoot…and the sand bags….

As Bill Mahr said last night…why can they not Give up on that Oil Pipeline from Canada and build one to the Midwest and East Coast and transport water West????

Money

I have put up avoiding viewing…the movie “Still Alice”…as it deals with Alzheimer’s…something that most people my age fear they might get…..

no one in my family has had it…to my knowledge…but they all died of other causes –

all of the men – before they turned 80……

like Grand Uncle Max died when a girder fell on his head in Chicago as he was walking down the sidewalk

his brother Roy, according to his nephew was killed by his gay lover…who was a Doctor…..to inherit his money…

Grand Uncle Sumner died climbing Mt Popocatepetl….in Mexico….

my Grandfather and his wife were burned to death in the chauffeur driven car they were in as they were motoring down a rain soaked Florida Highway …..

a power line fell and the gasoline truck in front of then slammed on his brakes…causing them to hit ..

the gas truck exploded into a ball of fire…

After seeing “Still Alice”….

Julianne Moore does an Oscar winning performance….

made me 100% resolute to just do myself in if I am ever diagnosed with it…..

as you slowly lose your memory….

of people …..

of how to do things…..

and eventually how to even talk…as you cannot remember…..

I mean WHY put yourself much less your friends and family through it……

the reason I went to see the movie…

I was on jury duty…well summoned down to the courthouse where you spend all day waiting to see if a judge needs a jury…

this very nice…attractive..Iranian woman ..in her late 50’s was very emotional about how she could NOT leave her mother….for more than this day…as her mother has Alz’s and she got her son to get off work..to take care of her during the day…

her mother developed Alzheimers right after her husband died…..

she asks her daughter at least 5 times a day where her father is….

she has to bring in a picture of her mother at his grave site….to make her realize he is DEAD…

she said her mother use to be on a walker…until she forgot how to use it….

she has broken her collar bone once….and her arm once….due to this disease…

I read recently in the NY Times…of how somewhere in this wonderful country…..a doctor or is it a lawyer…is trying to get legalized a health directive that one signs saying that you want a compassionate death…where with Alzheimer’s they gradually start to starve you…..

as there is no cure…….(yet)….

and WHY not…

again MONEY….

it is like the lack of mass transit in LA….the auto companies and the oil companies conspired to make people buy gas guzzling cars…

built freeways

…so they could make money…

well in Alz’s case it is the insurance companies and doctors who want to bleed you until you have nothing to leave to your dear family and friends……

Sorry!!!

I never know Where these blogs take me…as I certainly did not mean to take that bend in the river…..

On a lighter note…..a la “Rear Window”

the across the way the neighbors HAVE moved in….

last night…the skinny “bottom” was in what is the Master Bedroom…

which up until today has only had an expensive type of chaise/rocker in it ..with a side table…. a “coffee table” thick book entitled “Log Cabins of Appalachia” on it……

when I looked up from my computer…he was in his light blue briefs……noticed me and crouched behind his chaise…where upon I drew my levolors…

about 4 hours later he had his lover(?)…who looks like a straight rabbi…as he has a beard..prominent nose..curly hair and thin…not quite as skinny as Miss Bottom….now if only he had on a prayer shawl…..I would be happy…

but they PLAN..

as in the 13 years that building has been there…..

they are the ONLY ones who have gotten a permit to reserve parking spaces in front….. for their moving van ….

Ms Bottom…arrived at 9 with an equally skinny 24 year old…and as Nelly…

he was wearing “Where’s Waldo’s” shirt….the one with red and white stripes……both were sipping out of Starbucks cups…..what threw me was I had seen the Rabbi in the flat the night before nailing up the drapes so I did not have to view he (or is it him) in light blue briefs…..

so I don’t know if the new guy is just a friend or a lover…but they did give a kiss to each other…

the Rabbi had not arrived yet…..

Ms Bottom…was out in the street in front of the reserved spots waiting for I gather the moving truck…

a truck pulled up and delivered an oriental ( guess it should be called Asian now) carpet…and a floor length mirror…..then drove off…..

FINALLY…the moving truck arrived…white …no name…took up more than 3 parking spaces…4 Russian…well I guess Slavic….young men were there to unload it….as I motored off to see “Still Alice”…

when I got back 3 hours later they had basically finished unloading…and one of the Russians..I mean Slavs….(makes me think of Cole Slaw)…was doing one hand push ups on the sidewalk..as his mates egged him on

…I thought “Jeez…after 3 hours of unloading furniture”….you still have the energy to do that…I pity the girl he beds…or I guess admire her…..as he HAS Testosterone Galore…………….

All of a sudden the Rabbi pulled his white Nissan (?) into the drive…put his blinkers on…and got out and paid the head Slav…in cash he obviously just got from an ATM

…then they chatted for like half an hour as the car was still blocking their buildings driveway with the blinkers on…..

Barbra WaWa just happened to overhear their chatting about trainers……she did not quite see the reason for them to still congregate….but then I am different…..a more solo person…..who LOVES his privacy….

my roommate Chris asked me if it was OK if his brother came out from Hawaii to visit…..as he was going through a patch of difficulty….and of course I said …Yes …as long as it was not more than a week

he also told me he and his Beautiful girlfriend Vivian…will be staying at least another month…..which pleases me so much as they are wonderful people…and have given me a different view of the “Paleo Diet”…..

I have Never seen so much red meat…

Chris is a Pro at the Crock Pot…..

and before I close…I had dinner last night with my oldest friends Jimmy Terry who is 91 (no Alz there!!!!)…and his wonderful Grandniece Diana… her husband ( a former Marine…same build as Chris….I always think of Marines as being these Very Beefy guys….)

Diana just turned 50….we talked of “50 Shades of Gray”…she has read all 3 books (I did not know there were 3)…..

she was going to drag Danny to see the Movie …..

I said well I guess beautiful Diana you are going to have to buy some handcuffs and candles (those who don’t know 50 shades it is basically an S and M movie)

she said “Robby…I AM a Sheriffs daughter”….

and we already have tried the melting wax scenario….

now the blindfold thing is something new……………………

she asked if I had read the books or was going to see the movie….

I said Diana…I AM Gay…we did this all back in the 70’s….

Life is Sooo Wonderful…..

If you have your wits…your ability to remember

If not

Ciao

One Response to “Ciao”

  1. R&R said

    Eves dropping again, poor little bottom–no privacy-gotta nail those drapes up sooner. We don’t have any–stop by any time. Enjoyed again. R&R

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