Tuesday, December 29, 2020

Don't include me in your we

 and that's WE, with one e, so don't be cute. 

If you want to write or speak about your "journey" and that's in quotes because generalizations are what I'm talking about here, or your "philosophy" or your little self-help, ooga-booga feel good whatevers - don't say WE need to do all those things, or WE will benefit or WE anything. It's YOU. Don't include me in your grand epiphanies. Don't include anyone else but yourself.  Some things ARE all about you. And anyway, I think you're full of it...

I get irked at the damndest things don't I? 

I bought myself new wireless headphones or earbuds - or whatever they're called (ok, ok - I just looked it up, they're earbuds, whatevs...). I then proceeded to watch/listen to a whole bunch of bagpipe/parade videos and some nifty drumline videos. I do love a parade, and particularly a parade with bagpipers but OMG what a shit-load of plaid! 

When I worked in the hat store we sold, amongst other things, baseball cap style plaid wool hats. Two teenagers were trying them on and one said "Plaid is my favorite color". Those of us who overheard this comment had to choke back the laughter. It became a non sequitur that was always good for a laugh.

Like - "no soap, radio" 

Why is it that when you have the time to do something, you don't have the money and when you have the money you don't have the time? 

I've never been all gung-ho about traveling except - Scotland - ever since I was a wee lass I have wanted to go to Scotland. I've been a little obsessed with all things Celtic. Scottish, Irish, Welsh - I even tried to teach myself Gaelic. For someone who has NO affinity for languages (including English, I swear the way I pronounce a lot of English words you would never know it was my native language) that was an exercise in futility. 

And that will be my one regret in life - I never got to visit Scotland.


10 comments:

  1. Enjoyed the parade.

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  2. That sure is a shit-load of plaid! Love the parade though! I'd love to see that in person and all that old architecture too.

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    1. See those streets? Cobblestones and hills - lotsa lotsa hills - all going up! I could never manage it now...but you could!

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  3. I may be the odd one out but then that's nothing new for me. I would not be able to listen to those bagpipes for very long. The drums, I like hearing those.

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    1. Bagpipes are not everyone's cup of tea LOL Me, I love them. My husband has Scotland the Brave as his ringtone (and has done since 2002 when we got our first cell phones) and the bagpipe version of Amazing Grace has always been my ringtone. We are bagpipe lovers here...

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  4. It seems like it would get awfully breezy going commando under a kilt.

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    1. I don't think they do - i think that's just legend, a hold over from the old days when underwear wasn't a common thing...I expect it would not only be breezy but a tad painful...

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  5. You can still go. Scotland is still there.
    I love all the Scots I've met. I love the beauty of their country. But I stop that love at a parade. More room for you Grace. :-)

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    1. Scotland will always be there my ability to navigate cobblestone streets and hills has flown - a walk around our parking lot, WITH my cane, is about the limit of my walking ability. Arlington is beyond my walking capabilities much less Edinburgh...too many health issues for me to be rambling around anywhere but the apartment.

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