Two unfinished posts are currently sitting in my WordPress draft folder, both victims of a nasty case of a writer’s block that is impeding what normally masquerades as creativity around here. As I await the return of genius, here are some “droppings” that are squatters in my grey matter at the moment…
- With the fall TV season almost upon us, I still haven’t completely accepted the fact that “Downton Abbey” will no longer be on the air. Rumor has it that Julian Fellowes is now considering a movie version of it. Hm.
- Speaking of shows no longer airing, is there anyone out there besides me who enjoyed “Limitless” last season? Obviously not.
- My new part-time job is only eight hours a week. Does that mean I’m not allowed to utter “TGIF” anymore?
- I really have to find another elliptical to use at the gym. The one I like the most is in front of the TV that always has on the Food Channel. That’s really counter-productive…
- Hugh Grant and Meryl Streep are really great in “Florence Foster Jenkins.” I highly recommend it. Now, if only JustMeMIke will review it already on his arts blog so I can write a comment!
- Speaking of bloggers, there’s a woman in Texas who never fails to make me laugh at the sorry nature of this current election. Check out TexasTrailerParkTrash’s hilarious I Tried Being Tasteful.
- Remember when news anchors all looked like your high school social studies teacher?
- Neil Young believes that all rock musicians have a common denominator of being either the Beatles or the Rolling Stones in their chromosomal makeup. So extending that to mere mortals like ourselves, which one are you? I would have to be the Beatles.
- Speaking of musicians, my friend Heather received a marriage proposal from her drummer boyfriend in the manner absolutely best suited for a rock ‘n’ roll man. You gotta love the lead guitarist wiping a tear from his eye afterwards. Check it out here. Congratulations, Heather and Glenn!
- For those of you of a certain age, if you read only one book this year make sure it’s Jane Bryant Quinn’s How to Make Your Money Last: The Indispensable Retirement Guide (2016 Simon & Schuster). The chapters on Social Security and Medicare alone are worth the purchase price (FULL DISCLOSURE: I borrowed it from the public library).
- Overheard at the supermarket earlier this week: “… well, I’m sorry but your doctor said to cut down on sodium and you haven’t been doing that. Damn, I can never find the bacon aisle in this store.”
- The absolute worst song in the history of recorded music? Hands down it’s this one.
- I can’t imagine ever asking a celebrity to pose for a selfie.
- Remember when Larry King regularly wrote a column for USA Today that was exactly like this post? I used to mock him relentlessly for that. Larry, if you’re reading this, take your best shot at me. I deserve it.
Let’s hope actual writing cells will once again inhabit my brain soon.
Until next time…