Friday, May 13, 2016

TGIF

We are a crazy lot.  Trump has locked up the GOP nomination for President.  Need I say more?

Since today is a Friday falling on the 13th, I did a little research on the whole "bad luck" thing.  According to the Stress Management Center and Phobia Institute in Asheville, North Carolina, an estimated 17 to 21 million people in the United States are affected by a fear of this day, making it the most feared day and date in history. Some people are so paralyzed by fear that they avoid their normal routines in doing business, taking flights or even getting out of bed. It has been estimated that $800 or $900 million is lost in business on this day because we are a crazy lot"Bat shit crazy." according to Republican Senator Lindsey Graham.


More proof?  Supreme Asshole George Zimmerman is selling the gun he used to murder a boy.  Making money off his crime.  Oh wait, he wasn't found guilty, was he?  Well, okay then.  Never mind the family of Trayvon Martin and their feelings.  This is Amerika.  George can do what he wants.  More?  You say more?  Big Pharma and doctors have hooked us on opiates, which can block one's ability to - uh - poop.  So now they have a brand new drug to help with that.  Nothing about getting off the opiates.  And, people get so hooked on these things that when their doc finally gets a clue and cuts them off, they turn to heroin.  They turn to heroin.  

Putting things in perspective, I know there are many, many good people in our country.  You just don't hear about them in the news.  You do, however, hear about all the kooks, murderers, kidnappers, thieves (unless they are corporate), accidents and doomsday scenarios.  No wonder we're crazy.  We watch wayyyyy to much garbage that passes for "news."  We are probably some of the least informed people on the planet.

So.  Stop.  Look.  Listen.  Smell the roses.  Take a walk.  Read a book. Hug somebody.  Stroke an animal.  Kick up your heels.  Have a good weekend.  Remember to laugh whenever and wherever.

Barcelona, Spain.  2016 Festival.

12 comments:

  1. I always love when my birthday falls on a Friday the 13th, like today. I never realized how many people are crazy about this day. Yes, our country is populated by the wackiest people. I don't know why, but it really is a freakin' mess. If Donald Trump gets elected, we'll be heading in a direction I absolutely never thought possible. I'm worried, seriously worried.

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    1. don't worry, Robin, be HAPPY! It's your birthday!~

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  2. I've honestly quit staying informed about most things because it doesn't ever feel like it's informative. You've said it all perfectly here, though, and I'd add that not enough can be said about the great term "bat-shit crazy."

    I'm going out with some girlfriends to see an exhibit downtown of light -- then a gallery of sculpture by women, then lunch and back to take care of my children. I hope you have a grand weekend!

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  3. First, may I say that I am the bat-shit-craziest-bitch you'll ever meet, AND Friday the 13th has always been my lucky day! Always. I look forward to the amazing things that seem to magically occur on this special date. You nailed all of it in your blog, Tara! LOVE!!

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    1. perhaps this is why I enjoy our communications so much, you batshit crazy queen.

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  4. Hmmmmm....Friday the 13th has always been my favorite and lucky day.

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    1. that's because you're not a scared little sheeple.

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  5. I've done most of those things today, but draw the line at "stoking an animal"!

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    1. what a laugh you gave me!! I have, of course, corrected it. What did you envision, putting coal in an animal or putting an animal into the fire?

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  6. I never worry about a Friday the 13th... unless it's accompanied by a full moon. I guess hotels don't want a 13th floor either or a #13 room... very odd... even more that black cats are bad luck if they cross your path. Mine cross my path all day long and if they don't trip me, I consider it good luck

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  7. you were so very smart Tara. it's all very scary. I watch two or more hours of the news the night I can't stop myself. Love your viewpoints.

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