Currently Reading: I'm up to ch 7 on To Love A Hero!! I'm really enjoying it, and am calling it a definite Recommended Read!
Okay, I wasn't shocked by the death of Farrah Fawcett-Majors yesterday; she had been battling cancer.
I WAS shocked by the death of Michael Jackson, and to my husband's disgust, taped BOTH the NBC Dateline special and the CBS specials last night.
I remember watching the Jackson 5 cartoon.
I loved the song 'Ben'.
I wanted to buy Off The Wall soooooo badly, but it was expensive; I think $19.95. And when you're ten or eleven years old and your allowance is 50 cents a week, that was big money! And mom only paid a quarter for various chores around the house (this was before I discovered the laundry big money, lol!).
Thriller came out in 1982 and my sister purchased the LP. It sits in her old bedroom, in a closet with the rest of her records. Saturday Night Fever, Captain and Tenille, The Pirate Movie, and god only knows what others.
I finally bought Off The Wall (the CD) several years ago. I had no interest in his 'Bad' album, since by then the only song I liked from it was Black (and/or) White. And the last time I saw a televised concert, I wanted to yell at him to stop grabbing his crotch, ala 'It's still there!'
I still have my signed Jackson Pepsi can from 1985, the Victory tour. (Remember that joke? What's the difference between Richard Pryor and Michael Jackson? RP was burned by coke; MJ was burned by Pepsi!)
I am saddened for his kids, and hope they will be safe with whoever gets custody of them.
What do you do when you think a beloved friend is making a horrible mistake? Do you stand behind them in support, or do you yell at them first and ask what the hell is going through their mind?
I don't know whether to slap her or hug her. I guess I'll find out as this plays out. If she's still speaking to me after the email I just sent, that is...But good friends can be honest, right? I told her I was shocked, and had conflicting emotions. I also told her she knew where to find me, and to give me a few days to clear my head.
Change of Plans
There's been a shake-up around here. I'm now working part time at the fireworks store, helping Travis get through Hell Week, as he calls it. Hubby's still not working, so it was time I answered a call for help. W is NOT happy about it! But it's only until after the 4th...and on an as-needed basis until the 22nd. Yes, Indiana's passed an ordinance or something which states idiots can now set off fireworks until July 22nd. Insane.
But now I can say I've run a cash register! Ahhh the skills you pick up in life. And right now, there is plenty of down time between customers to write in longhand!