Monday, June 02, 2008

Mercury Retrograde

Mercury Retrograde can wreak havoc on communications. I'm experiencing this with my mother and second hand medical information as she tries to tell it to me. Now this is nothing new - she always seems to hear it straight in her own head and can't understand why I don't understand what she's telling me resulting in her telling me 'You're not listening' or her kind way of blaming me by saying 'We're having a miscommunication.' Now, I'd like to blame it on her age, but it's really more a cultural thing for her and she's always been that way. When I say cultural thing, don't get me wrong...she's not off-the-boat Italian and doesn't speak broken-english. She was born in New York and really can't remember her Italian at all anymore. Mix that with some stubborness and a dash of convolutions.

So hopefully, what I think I heard from her yesterday and she retracts today is that dad is supposed to be getting taken off the ventilator completely and moving to a Step Down Area later this evening. Progress.

CNN headlines state today, due to her arrest for purchasing crack cocaine, that in 2004 Tatum O'Neil was quoted as saying 'Drugs were always around me.' Is that a cop out? I grew up in the 70's. Drugs were every where around school. Hmpf.

The Sex and the City movie, if you're a fan, was great! Of course, it was all die-hard fans in the audience. Such fun. Me and my two friends walked over to an Italian restaurant after the movie and proceeded to the bar and ordered Cosmopolitans. The bartender, who looked like a character from out of the movie, rolled his eyes and said, 'Have you ever had them before?' We giggled and said yes. Apparently since the movie started they've been getting a lot of customers for dinner before or after the movie ordering Cosmos who have never had them before and not liking them, or thinking they're too strong and returning them. I told him that wouldn't be a bring them on! We had a lovely dinner and cocktails.


At June 03, 2008 1:16 PM , Blogger Chickie said...

As far as I'm concerned, a drink can NEVER be too strong!


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