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“Seeing a murder on television… can help work off one’s antagonisms. And if you haven’t any antagonisms, the commercials will give you some.”

May 17, 2014

Finally we’ve had some rain. It was lightly falling when I woke up then it poured. Now it has stopped. The day is getting lighter. The sun is going to make an appearance. I was surprised at how warm the morning is when I went to get the papers. It’s a short sleeve day.

I remember when television was filled with commercials for cigarettes. Winston tastes good like a cigarette should. Dancing cigarette box girls wore Old Gold. Salem cigarettes gave us a wonderful world. Their tobacco was touted as smooth and rich with a deep taste, but those commercials disappeared prompted by the list of carcinogens in tobacco smoke. Alcohol commercials disappeared for a while too, but they’re back with the admonition to drink sensibly. TV is now filled with ads touting all sorts of different products. Nothing is taboo any longer. Car and prescription drug commercials seem to outnumber the rest. I get a chuckle out of the drug ads. They give the longest list of who shouldn’t take the drugs and, if you do take them, what might happen to you and how soon you should see a doctor if those symptoms arise. I watch a lot of cable.

I’ve learned a lot from TV. The spouse is always the first suspect in the murder of his/her other half. Home sleeping is the worst alibi. If you’re planning a huge event, something will go wrong. It is inevitable. Silky, rich hair is within reach. No one needs to have less than sparkling white teeth. Watch out when asked for a DNA swab. We are all being watched.

“Spring shows what God can do with a drab and dirty world.”

February 16, 2012

Last night was one of those why aren’t I sleepy nights but finally, around 2 or 2:30, I felt tired so I dragged myself upstairs to bed. Until then, the TV was my only distraction. I did try reading, but I just couldn’t make my mind hold on to the words, and I lost track of the plot by the third paragraph, despite a couple of re-readings, so I gave up. My next activity was a few games of cribbage on Pogo but even that didn’t hold my attention.

Amazingly it was still 40° when I went upstairs. I almost wanted to go for a walk, but good sense led me to bed where I finally fell asleep.

The warmth has held and right now it is 45°. When I went to get the paper, I had to stand outside for a while because the air smelled a bit like spring, all fresh and new. It also felt like a spring morning when the air has a chill without being cold. If the sun were out, I’d be sitting on the deck, but, alas, we have a grey day though I still have hopes for the sun as the sky seems to be getting lighter.

Today is errand day, and I have three stops to make. When I finish, I’ll going to take a ride up-Cape as it has been a while. I know there are croci blooming along 6A. I think they’re just what I need, and they’ll go perfectly with the feeling of spring in the air.


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