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Thursday, September 26, 2013

Ooooh that smell
Can't you smell that smell
Ooooh that smell
The smell of death surrounds you...

A bit of a challenging month emotionally. Over the last month or so I've had four people that I know pass away, all of varying things; one was a gal who died of a heart attack, one was a guy who, I thought, had been treated fairly successfully for thyroid cancer yet he died, another took his life (I don't really want to get into it but I fear that actions I had to- reluctantly- take may have contributed, pushed him over the edge) and the most recent passed unexpectedly at a sporting event last weekend. And on top of that I received news that a very good college friend underwent quadruple bypass surgery yesterday (successfully, thank God.) Yikes. And these were all fairly young adults, mid 30s to early 50's, good people who took reasonably good care of themselves, three of whom had/have spouses and children. Just so many that I personally knew/know in such a relatively short span, boggles my mind a bit. And yeah, I'd be lying if I said I didn't wonder how four of those people passed, three of whom thru no apparent fault of their own, while I'm still kicking around and, well, feeling pretty darn good 2+ years into a stage IV cancer diagnosis. Obviously reinforces and makes me ponder my own mortality again a bit more. I guess all there is to do is appreciate and revel in each day, and the people in them.

Anyway... Been a lackluster season so far ATS. Haven't really made any $$$ yet, pretty much just breaking even so far; I hafta step that up... baby needs a new pair of shoes! (Or at least, wants a new pair! :) Things had been a lil busy, a lil busier than I expected, thru much of this month but are beginning to wind down again... I did have a very nice dinner and drinks (wine even!) as well as enjoyed some very good company at Picco the Tuesday evening before last- thanks, you! :)  Starting to dig out my fall wardrobe; I know I've said it countless times but it's still true- I luv fall! It's always been my favorite season, and autumn in New England does make the winter- almost- tolerable! It's sooooooo beautiful!

Items of interest...
William S. Burroughs Explains What Artists & Creative Thinkers Do for Humanity: From Galileo to Cézanne and James Joyce
8 Ways to Survive A Wicked Hangover  News always worth knowing...
Ironman athlete talks about surviving colon cancer  This gal puts me to shame; I hafta step it up!
When a Brother Becomes a Sister  One summer day in 2005, writer Molly Haskell’s 60-year-old brother, John Cheves (who went by Chevey), dropped by her New York City apartment and revealed an earth-shattering secret. He had a disorder called "gender dysphoria," and was going to become a woman.
A Push Up Bra Commercial in Thailand  Watch until the end ;)
The single gal’s guide to getting asked out