Mercury, Go FORWARD AGAIN: it ain’t just me

“What we have here is a failure to communicate.”–screenwriter of “Cool Hand Luke”

Look at the evidence. Pisces people (born right around my birthday) who are some of my favorite people ever have been affected by this stuff.

First, the elves fired Santa Claus. Jerry Lewis got dumped under the bus by new management at MDA. Obviously, communications breakdown happened. I can’t IMAGINE an MDA or a Telethon without JL. He *is* the organization. They will be sorry that they treated the great man like dirt. I hope he goes on with his own projects and shakes off the hurt feelings that I know are there (because I, too, am a Fish like him.)

(If you are on Facebook and feel so inclined, you can “like” or join these groups that are trying to make a statement of support for Jerry Lewis, although we all know that he wouldn’t take any offer of a “farewell appearance” because he has waaaay too much pride, like my mother. This one and/or this one.)

Next, the Monkees tour has fallen apart. Yag! I had been trying to figure out how I could get to one of the shows. Now it’s over. My favorite Monkee has always been Micky Dolenz, and if you’ll think about it for a sec, you’ll see that he is the clown, the usual one I go for. Have been crazy over him for almost as long as I have been crazy over JL. Anyway, he says the tour is over. Messed-up communications is blamed. Maybe he’ll do a solo appearance someplace where I can get to later this year.

As usual, my previous blog post was a mess. Mercury!

The President’s press conferences have not led to a clear-up in the problems with the financial markets or anywhere else. He is under the onus of Mercury’s laughter, as well.

Everywhere you look, it’s happening. Aarghh!

There’s nothing you can do but wait for it to straighten itself out, and wait upon clarity and precision to return.


Author: shalanna

Shalanna: rhymes with "Madonna" and "I wanna," and is not a soundalike with "Hosanna" or "Sha-Na-Na." Aging hippie with long hair, husband, elderly mother, and yappy Pomeranian. I've been writing since I could hold a crayon. I started with fiction, which Mama said was "lying." “Don’t tell stories,” she would admonish, in Southern vernacular. “That's all in your imagination!” When grownups said this, they were not approving. So, shamed, I stopped telling stories for a few years--rather, I stopped letting anyone read them. I'm married to a fellow computer nerd who doesn't really like hearing about writing, but who reads sf/fantasy and understands the creative drive. I'm actually a nonconformist/hippie still wearing bluejeans and drop earrings and the Alice-in-Wonderland hair with headbands and sandals. Favorite flavor is chocolate/orange, favorite color is either Dreamsicle orange (cantaloupe) or bubble-gum pink, favorite musical is either Bye Bye Birdie, Rocky Horror, or The Producers . . . wait, I also love The Music Man. Is this getting way too specific and irrelevant yet? Obvious why I don't sell a ton of flash fiction, isn't it? To define oneself, I always say, it is good to make a list. How about a booklist? Harper Lee, To Kill a Mockingbird Frank and Ernestine Gilbreth, Cheaper by the Dozen C.S.Lewis, The Lion, the Witch, and the Wardrobe (all the Narnia books) J.R.R.Tolkien,The Hobbit/LORD OF THE RINGS trilogy Gail Godwin, The Odd Woman F. Scott Fitzgerald, The Great Gatsby J. D. Salinger, Catcher in the Rye (before dismissing it, actually read it) George Orwell, 1984 Kurt Vonnegut, Cat's Cradle Donna Tartt, The Secret History Mark Twain, The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn James Allen, As A Man Thinketh Mark Winegardner, Elvis Presley Boulevard James Thurber, My Life and Hard Times The Wizard of Oz, L. Frank Baum Winnie-the-Pooh/House at Pooh Corner, A. A. Milne Peter Pan, J. M. Barrie The KJV and NIV Bible (each translation has its glories)

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