Saturday, March 5, 2016

This ‘n’ That #socs

“This ‘n’ That With Rusty”…. remember it?

We were really into MADtv in the early 2000’s, not long after our mothers died. The shows were on heavy rotation at Comedy Central, sometimes all Saturday afternoon, and we’d sit and watch it.

We used to drive from Atlanta to Chicago about once a year, sometimes twice, and stop in a Comfort Inn on the way. On one trip, we saw a couple of cats in the parking lot and decided to take them home, but after we were done with our business in Chicago. When we got back to the Comfort Inn a few days later (we weren’t going to spend the night), we could only find one of the cats, so we took her home, and named her Cece, after Antonia’s cat (Antonia was a not-terribly-bright character played by Nicole Sullivan on MADtv, one of whose recurring lines was “I have a cat named Cece”). She’s been here thirteen years now, and still doesn’t let me touch her, and will only let Mary pet her if Homer, our orange tabby, is standing nearby and getting attention. Cece bonded with Homer and his brother Jethro, who died a couple of years ago, when she got here. Jethro used to grab her by the scruff of the neck and get on top of her, which made us laugh because all three of them have been fixed. Homer does it now that Jethro’s gone.

I don’t have any pictures of them, at least not that I can lay my hands on right now. We aren’t especially good at keeping pictures, of the cats or anyone else. We did for a while, then just stopped and gave it up. No idea why, just did.

I had a lousy night last night. I made the mistake of reading the political crap on Facebook and was awake until almost four stewing about it. I hate politics, have I said that before? I hate them because they ruin my sleep. Like last night. I decided to vote third-party this year so I don’t have to deal with “I hate Clinton, I hate Trump,” and deleted Facebook from my Kindle Fire this afternoon. I’ll still post announcements of blog posts there, and will get on once a week (through the browser on one of my computers; why do you ask?) to reply to comments and catch up with my groups, but that’s it, at least until the election is over, and maybe going forward. I don’t need the aggravation. My blood pressure’s high enough as it is (I take three meds to keep it in the acceptable range) and I have enough trouble with my stomach that I need Maalox or Mylanta to calm it down.

And that’s that.


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