The Words of Maya Angelou

Today we celebrate the Life of Maya Angelou and the Death of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.   These two beautiful human beings left their words for which we can live and learn.

They are more poignant now under the wave of Nationalism taking hold of our Country.  The wave has spread great fear among many in our Country.   We will Rise!

Still I Rise by Dr. Maya Angelou

You may write me down in history
With your bitter, twisted lies,
You may tread me in the very dirt
But still, like dust, I’ll rise.

Does my sassiness upset you?
Why are you beset with gloom?
‘Cause I walk like I’ve got oil wells
Pumping in my living room.

Just like moons and like suns,
With the certainty of tides,
Just like hopes springing high,
Still I’ll rise.

Did you want to see me broken?
Bowed head and lowered eyes?
Shoulders falling down like teardrops.
Weakened by my soulful cries.

Does my haughtiness offend you?
Don’t you take it awful hard
‘Cause I laugh like I’ve got gold mines
Diggin’ in my own back yard.

You may shoot me with your words,
You may cut me with your eyes,
You may kill me with your hatefulness,
But still, like air, I’ll rise.

Does my sexiness upset you?
Does it come as a surprise
That I dance like I’ve got diamonds
At the meeting of my thighs?

Out of the huts of history’s shame
I rise
Up from a past that’s rooted in pain
I rise
I’m a black ocean, leaping and wide,
Welling and swelling I bear in the tide.
Leaving behind nights of terror and fear
I rise
Into a daybreak that’s wondrously clear
I rise
Bringing the gifts that my ancestors gave,
I am the dream and the hope of the slave.
I rise
I rise
I rise

Dr. King…Your dream is still alive in many!

Advertisements

Trump Is A Dumbass

The President has been regaling us with his mental stability and the fact he’s like, really smart.

Today the moron said the US are unavailing the new F-52 airplanes.  These planes only exist in the video game Call of Duty.

He’s smart…like Homer Simpson Smrt!

The Mish and the Mash

The political climate in America right now is playing havoc with my stomach so I’ve decided to post about other stuff today.

Like this picture of my neighbor’s cat.  I didn’t have my glasses on so from across the street I thought this was a racoon sitting on the front step…

I also see a beaver in this picture.  It’s not…it’s still a gray cat, lol.

Our Rose of Sharon are starting to bloom.  I’m thankful for this because our backyard was looking like a green wilderness.

We recently went out for Linner (Lunch/Dinner) at the Texas Roadhouse.  The food was super delicious.  I got the steak kabobs but the Mrs. got the Prime Rib which was incredible.

I also learned it was normal to put marshmallow on Sweet Potatoes.  I love learning new things, lol.

So, even if Fredo (Donald Trump, Jr.) is being stupid again I will move on to non-political stuff…I hope, lol.

Goodbye Adam West

This weekend Adam West passed on and with his passing he took the best part of television with him…The Caped Crusader!

It was West’s rendition of Batman that made me want to be Batman when I was a child.  Alas, I only got to be Batman on Halloween but it was a start to a life love of the 1966 version of Batman that I held all other incarnations too.

Who could forget Shark Repellent?

Or the Bat-tusi?

He was 100% West!  The best Batman ever has died 😦

Anna Marie Duke (Patty Duke) Died Today

When I was a kid I loved to watch The Patty Duke Show re-runs on TV.  The theme song was so much fun.  Patty and Cathy kept me entertained.

Today Patty Duke died.  She had a troubled life but fought her way back.  I read her Autobiography years ago and was shocked by all she went through.

RIP Anna Marie Duke.

VIDEO_TStitle10ch0frame2818

Meet Cathy, who’s lived most everywhere,
From Zanzibar to Barclay Square.
But Patty’s only seen the sight.
A girl can see from Brooklyn Heights —
What a crazy pair!

But they’re cousins,
Identical cousins all the way.
One pair of matching bookends,
Different as night and day.

Where Cathy adores a minuet,
The Ballet Russes, and crepe suzette,
Our Patty loves to rock and roll,
A hot dog makes her lose control —
What a wild duet!

Still, they’re cousins,
Identical cousins and you’ll find,
They laugh alike, they walk alike,
At times they even talk alike —

You can lose your mind,
When cousins are two of a kind.

Food Shopping 101

I recently discover that most people don’t do things like I do things.  Example…food shopping.  I cut my coupons, got my cart and recycled bags and headed out with my list of what we needed for the week.  So far normal, right?

IMG_1705 (300x400)

I took Pepe King Prawn with me because I’ve always got some kind of action figure in my pocket.  My wife recently got Pepe for me because well he’s the most awesome Muppet (sorry Kermit) and she’s cool like that.

IMG_1706 (300x400)

These are just a few pictures I texted to my wife while doing the food shopping….

IMG_1707 (300x400)

Yes I’m a sick bastard!

IMG_1708 (300x400)

I like to have fun!

IMG_1709 (300x400)

Sean Penn…get it…Champagne, lol.  Oh Pepe, you slay me!

The shopping trip only took 2 hours and everyone was looking at me like I had a mental problem.  They were just jealous that I do not hide my freak flag.  I wave that baby back and forth with pride!

Glenn Frey Died Today

It has been a bad several weeks for celebrities.  Too many passing these days.

Eagles alumnae Glenn Frey died today of complications of Rheumatoid Arthritis.  He was way too young at 67 years old.  People were shocked by the fact that RA could have caused his death.  He died of Pneumonia and ulcerative colitis which were complications of his Rheumatoid Arthritis and the treatment for the disease.

Glenn-Frey

It is always shocking when someone dies so young.  RA is a complicated and destructive disease.  If the disease doesn’t get you the treatments might.  Many have succumbed to issues from the treatment that may range from lymphoma to organ failure.  An RA patient is vulnerable to colds, infections and bacteria because the method of treatment is to suppress the immune system so it doesn’t attack the body.  I read many comments regarding his treatment saying ‘if the medicines could have killed him why would he take them?’.  The answer is a sad one.  It’s the difference between not being able to walk.  The fact that your costal joints might be inflamed making it hard to breath or the mere fact of being in excruciating pain all of the time.

He didn’t look sick but he was very ill.  There are many illnesses out there where a person looks fine but that is what they want you to see.  Inside the world is ending one day at a time and all that person wants is to be pain-free.

Glenn’s music will live on forever bringing him to people’s minds.  Rest easy RA Warrior!