“SATIRE IS ON ME,I CAN’T DUMP THAT ARAB B ABE ON THE FRONT!!!HAH HAJ!!!”
“SATIRE IS ON ME,I CAN’T DUMP THAT ARAB B ABE ON THE FRONT!!!HAH HAJ!!!”
Caroline was concerned for me, because I was in so much pain, from damage to arms,hands.elbows(the damn hardware of computer does that, and so they are not responsible for it, they are TOO BIG and powerful!!)”I’ll be ok,” I said, drunkenly,”I took a lot of so-called pain killers, at least they take the edge off.” I am doing better, but any mental change is stressful.” I did not tell her just how bad it really was.I was going to see my internst next day.)
“THE LANDSCAPE OF THE SENIOR:LOSING YOUR OLD REASON FOR LIVING, HAVING TO FIND NEW ONES”
“Yah know,” I said to Caroline,”Nobody publishes, even the “Senior & Boomer news,Northwest Newspaper,” ever tells you about this stuff; you get depressed, you lose people to death; and you lose your usual reason-for-living you had, all yer life.IT’S GONE.”
“It’s a common thing,” she rep[lied.”Even one of the Ephron sisters, the famous writer, wrote a good article about turning 60; young people wanted her job, & she lost her life-long friend to cancer, in one year, just from a little lump they found on her tongue,..It was a very truthful article. Other articles on becoming a senior,.(old person, with pain,sadness, a crappy body falling apart, and questions about death).
but in this blog, we lay it out,and sock it to you; nobody likes the truth, its always too grim.Which is why we all travel in delusions most of our lives, trying to evade how tough life is,and how “I never promised you a rose garden” is pretty true. SO what an you do, to make old life reasonably worth living now?
Face it; you probably need NEW REASONS for living, the old ones are gone,kids gone,maybe friends dying, or mate died,the “Thousand natural shocks of life”(sorry Shakespeare) cannot be denied.Here are some of our finds:
GET A PET: If you do not,or never,had one,consider this great creature, & add them to your life.My cat, Bella, is so sweet (mostly) I love her,she’s my reason-for-living a lot of the time. If you want “dumb-loyalty” try man;s best friend. They take you for walks, necessarily,improving your dwindling health.And with old friends dying off, C;MON, ANIMAL FRIENDS ARE WONDERFUL!! REMEMBER God gave stewardship of the animals to Man, to care for? THAT is true!! Even enlisting in “Save the Elephants from poaching!” is a good idea. Animals rely on us to help them, not kill them all off!!
Consider volunteering; ok, its not for everyone. Some seniors have long-wasted dreams they could never do; small, tiny, businesses are worth considering, maybe you just need the money; retiring can put you easily into poverty. (Tell me about it!! )Seniors work for Wal-Mart, Sears, and hardware stores that are huge now.We are often better than youngsters who work, we won’t “blow it all off”, and not show up for the job.(–A strange phenom of Millenials, we hear, can often just junk their jobs, and decide to skip work, like work ain’t so important. Did we Boomers ever do that? Our generation tended to work ourselves to death.–that ain’t so great either!!)
Consider whether or not your life-long religion really does the job now.If you went to church or temple,all your lives, does it really work any more?Or are you cynical about God remaining silent while yer best old friends die off? DOES YOUR BELIEF SYSTEM really hold up? Or does studying Quantum Physics provide better answers for you now?God never asked us to remain IGNORANT,did he? Not in my prayer book!!Education is even better at our age, we take it seriously now.–and we’re really paying attention, not just passing notes.
Stop trying to keep physical standards of youth you always had; many of us will never be slim and thinner any more.Don’t tell yourself,you have to fit in all your younger clothes. Basic physical changes in old age cannot be denied. SOME SENIORS can stay slim and youthful, its not easy for the rest of us.Abandon the high standards you had, we’;ll never be able to afford complete plastic surgery, and you probably would not want it anyhow. Martha Stewart may want to desperately get her face stretched to pieces, but she’s a “perfectionist” in everything she does. As long as you are YOUNG INSIDE, you don’t gotta worry about the wrapper.
Develop a sense of humour about getting old; joke it away.–nasty jokes, satirical attitudes about becoming a bunch of ASH are still worth it.Would you WANT to live forever? NAAAH!! IT’s hard enough for 80-some years–and some bad taste in jokes can always take off the sting–sleep late, eat junk once in a while, and start quoting Hamlet and McBeth at their very most depressing points of life–bad taste in humor is always rewarding. Consider the wisdom of the 3 Stooges!! HAAH!!
iF THESE LITTLE SUGGESTIONS FOR DEALING WITH OLD AGE DON’T WORK, TRY THE REALLY OLD AGE ONE—COMPLAIN AND BITCH LIKE HELL!! KAVETCH until you drive em all away.Yell about the computer damage you’re getting, cause you will get iitif you’re my age. Kids are good at hardware, but we often get hurt.–our bones and tendons aren’t so good now.Stop banging on the keyboard, you’re not required to act young. –You’ll just hurt yerself, like I do–I’m just an old turd any way!!!
PASS THE GIANT-SIZE NARCOTICS, ITS FUN NOW.–AND I NEED IT!!
(Sndraminadotty, it hurts to get old, where’s my heroin?!!)
(PATRIOTIC DUCK IN EUGENE OR IMBIBES DURING A GAME)
I am getting over a very. Bad ear infection, (like, what’s new about that?) Although I feel a lot better now, taking massive doses of Brewers yeast tablets, and putting up with lots of GAS you never saw the like of. Anyhow, who wants to get a yeast infection? )So I’m pedaling probiotics and Brewers yeast, and between the two, my intestinal tract is brewing with health. Ha ha.
but I am seriously trying to buy a economical BAKING STONE, because I can finally afford one, and I buy the total collected 2016 cooks magazine annual collection of recipes. It cost $10 like a real book!– – because I am looking to cook! Bake that is.
but the recipes in the book annual 2016 collection,, are all tested in test kitchens,, in a very complicated manner. In other words, they have a lot of steps. I’m not used to that I like simpler baking recipes.for example, the butternut squash soup involved so many different steps, and work, that I see it’s not really practical for the home cook.
so I go online, and I look at Cook’s Magazine website, and all the test kitchens, and I decide since in my new cookbook, it says you can go and buy a pizza craft baking stone, very economically, and there test kitchen tested it thoroughly. Oh boy! I finally have enough money to buy a baking stone! Just like I’ve always wanted all my life.
and the pizza craft baking stone is very economical about 28 or 29 bucks, and so I go out online, to try and buy it for that price.. I happened upon Amazon.com, and before I buy it I think to myself very wisely, (after all I am a senior) “I better get some reviews of the baking stone, before I buy it.. Because nowadays, with all the Chinese junk being manufactured, that we have to put up with, every time I buy something new I have to get a review of it first.. (Like for example, I sure the hell wish I had NOT bought a new Frigidaire for 700 bucks! Boy do I!)
and boy do I get some reviews of the pizza craft baking stone! Very very BAD REVIEWS. Boy are they bad! Bad bad bad! The pizza craft baking stone, is made of an artificial ceramic, and all the people who have bought it go on Amazon.com,, and bitch that it stinks and reeks when you tried to bake with it, and stinks up your oven forever! But how can that be, because those fantastic test kitchens tested this stupid baking stone thoroughly!
But all the customers say,“I can’t bake with it it stinks like rotten hell! And it never gets any better!” And they all want to return their baking stone to the website and get their money back.but this same pizza craft baking stone,, was tested by cook magazine testing kitchens! HOW COULD THEY GO SO WRONG? But they did. There must be an explanation.so I write them an e-mail, asking them that question: “what the hell went wrong?”
To make a baking story shorter, I decide to not buy any brand of baking stone, but ruggedly go out and try to find UNGLAZED QUARRY TILES, which is what all the books tell you to get in the first place,, and use them to bake on!I’ve known that for years. And I also decide to look up the websites of “eating well magazine” and other cooking magazines.
briefly, my good old “eating well magazine” which had all these good low-fat baking recipes, for muffins and bread and cake,, that I greedily collected, are all GONE. In their place are HEALTHY RECIPES, that you would NOT want to stick in your mouth.Quinoa muffins? Oh my God, it’s organic cooking! With organic ingredients and I don’t want them! I don’t want QUINOA and WEIRD seeds in my muffins! I just want chocolate in my muffins, and low-fat! (I also usually cut the sugar way down and use Splenda or whatever the popular fantastic artificial sugar is at the time.)
COOKS magazine has also changed a lot; they seem to be telling you how to cook BOILED CORN the best way, and. Persian rice! Where are all the muffins and the cake and the bread? I don’t want to cook lots and lots of big pieces of meat! I just want to make all the DESERTS and goodies,, MUFFINS, CAKE, BREAD!
I want to eat well! AGAIN! Before I kick off!
I also want to find the old recipes for the little copper baking container that goes in my old crockpot, that worked so well years ago! And I’ve lost those recipes. And that company no longer makes that and they don’t have the recipes either. – SHIT!
boy, have those cooking magazines changed! They have gone organic and healthy and diet! They are not satisfied with simply EATING WELL, they want to go completely organic and healthy, and not do any good DESERT! And no gorgeous MUFFINS!and frankly, the cooking magazines teeter between, making thoroughly bad chocolate molten PUDDING, or going nuts with organic junk in your RECIPE! There’s no good middle ground! And the test kitchens are so complicated with many steps, that puts magazine recipes are not practical for the home cook!
After trying Cook’s magazine website and eating well magazines, I give up completely and go to the old magazine that always had a lot of goodies at Christmas time, “Eating Light”.Or was it “Cooking Light”? Unfortunately, eating light has done the same thing. Gone organic and disgusting! What is a girl to do who wants to eat goodies and not get fat?just like the good old days of cooking magazines?
I decide to wing it, and just Google low-fat muffins, and try the thing that works the best;; old-fashioned cooks and bakers who do websites! I finally find a less complicated and delicious looking “butternut squash soup” with much less steps in cooking. – – Unlike those cooking magazine test kitchens, that decide they have all the time in the world to make dinner! And I don’t! HALLELUJAH!
And I definitely decide, to ignore the ignominious Cook’s Magazine test kitchen, that tells you which baking stone to buy, while the consumers on Amazon.com scream and bitch over that very item stinking and reeking up their kitchens and food.can you believe this? Now all the cooking magazines have decided there’s lots of money in being cute little cooking corporations, and ignoring the fact that the home cook doesn’t want to use all that junk.
I have learned my lesson; “let the buyer beware: and, watch out for this:
“NEVER GIVE A SUCKER AN EVEN BREAK!!”not even in cooking and baking commercially!
(Sandraminadotty,trying to avoid organic everything, while baking lowfat, and with less sugar, but not giving up chocolate and goodies I used to love!) 🙂
(taken off the web)
We decided to ask seniors in Eugene Oregon, to”give young people some advice, by saying what they would do, if they had to live life over?”we had some interesting reactions.
A couple of older people said this; “if I had to do it over, I would try to educate myself in some field that made plenty of money, so I would not be poor when I got older.” that was surprising enough. We also got these reactions, from a few people who had been married and had kids..:
“if I had to do it over, I would not have had any kids!” Was the reaction from several seniors who were women, who had been married. We asked why;; the answers variously were “I found out I hate kids!” “We found out that kids were just little animals you had to train,, before they got any older.. And they were very very expensive!” “We were so disappointed in our kids, they didn’t have any idea what WE WANTED for them, it was a huge catastrophe!”
Other seniors who had had children asked that their names not be given, but said, “I’m so sorry I didn’t pay attention to my career,” said at least one woman”and that I devoted it to having a family instead!”(asked why, this lady replied that after having spent all her life and energy on other people,she was thrown away by her husband when she got old.. – – And her children didn’t pay any attention to her as adults.)
we also had other strange reactions when we asked seniors, “what would you do, if you had to live your life over?”. One person said, “I would not have fallen for all that claptrap about “you can go out and be anything in life you want to be.” It was a bunch of crap! All of it! I found out, that the family you were born into as a kid and teenager, was pretty much the same social and economic level you wound up in when you are an adult , no matter how hard you tried to get out of it.”
Even in America? “Yes, in America. Particularly America!”did you try to become rich? We asked. “No, I tried to get out of poverty, and I tried to get out of the effect of my family who raised me, and it was a huge failure. I never got out of it. Then I asked a whole lot of my friends, and I found out, if you were born into money, good money, or wealth, you tended to stay there. And if you were born into poverty, the chances are you were going to stay there also. It didn’t seem to matter how much you struggled or even education.I don’t know why.”
we did a kind of impromptu survey, of that, in our questions. In fact, we created a huge survey, in that we asked questions about “the level that you were born in, have you gone up or down, the socioeconomic ladder, or have you stayed exactly where you were born?” We did a wide, broad, pool of people here, and we found out, at least 95%, or more, people stayed in the socioeconomic group that they were born into, and they did not get up out of it into a higher group.some of them actually went down the ladder of socio-economy. But very few of them went UP.
that could be because other surveys of socioeconomic groups in the United States, have said pretty much the same thing, and the evaluation said this: people who started out in poor families, reflected everything in their personality and attitude, that told the world “I was born poor” and unfortunately, there seems to be quite a socioeconomic antenna in human beings.of course there is always the exception of Pres. Obama, who got into Harvard and became the president of the United States. But that seems to be a very weird extreme exception to the rule.
President Clinton was also born into a poor family and became president of the United States. So it is possible. However, there seems to be a certain amount of “maladaption ” that happens. President Clinton did very well, but seems to have picked up very bad sexual behavior problems, that almost resulted in him getting impeached out of his presidency.president Obama did do a lot better, but still raised the enmity of many for his “Obamacare”, the ACA.–and is very likely to see his health care plan erased out of existance.
The SCARS of being born and raised in extreme poverty take their toll, and statistics say that very poor kids tend to have more personality and emotional problems than kids in other groups. Integration into other socio-economic groups rarely happens because the adult who came from a very poor,stressed family cannot find any “subjects of mutual interest” to make them feel comfortable with kids or teens from other groups, and they often feel “alone” as young adults.—they often go back to adults who came from the same economic level.–even if those are unhealthy relationships.
A high number of seniors quizzed, said that,”If I had to do it over, I either would have not listened to others’ advice”, or “I would have listened better to adult advice.”One artist stated that he would have listened to his parents when they said,”Get a more dependable job than art.”—because art turned out to pay so much less.A fair no. of seniors said,”Money does matter a lot more than I thought, as a young person”, and I ignored any real advice about money that was true, for which I am now very sorry.”
Disillusionment with young dreams seems to be shared by a lot of seniors;”I thought marriage would be everything!”and “I counted on making all my career dreams come true!!”plus, “I used to be so optimistic about the future!” –turned into, “If I had known old age would be so BORING, I would have swallowed a bunch of sleeping pills!.” more expressed,”You realize that once youth is gone, most of your 2nd chances at anything are over.—Because a 2nd chance takes a whole 2nd lifetime you don’t have!!” “I shot my wad, and I realize, you only get youth once.And its not usually enough.” This surprisingly resulted in:
–” I would not have counted so much on big goals,or big dreams , I would have just had a good time.”Which was a sentiment voiced by many seniors:”All that planning, striving, I wound up broke any way!! I wish I had enjoyed life and partied more!! A lot more!!” and “I got the education,I worked, I invested, the damn stock market ruined me any way!! You know what you REALLY LACK IN LIFE?? ANY CONTROL over it!” The seniors as a very large group expressed disappointment in the lack of CONTROL they had had, over their lives.
–This more than any other opinion, was the one voiced by most seniors”I never really had any personal control over life any way!!! everything else decided my life, even before I was born!—but not my own actions!!” “i WAS TIRED OF STRUGGLING BEFORE i HIT MY FIFTIES; YOU JUST BURN OUT!!!–How can anyone now “retire” or any stuff like that?! “”I just survived and did that, all the time, nothing else was left.I was exhausted. Now I feel like a zombie. not human.”
The dreams of youth very often changed as seniors got older; often they got more realistic. “I don’t really care about “romantic love,” and I’m sorry I spent so much time on it.I wish I had paid more attention to FRIENDS.” “My friends always mattered more, I found out,and i’m sorry I was not better to them.”
(SANDRAMINADOTTY, IN EUGENE OREGON)…..
(PREVIOUS GOVERNOR OF OREGON STATE)
We have been asked, at this blog, to discuss the current state of Lane county,Oregon, and the city of Eugene. Our readers have asked us these questions:”WHY do all the dept. of Lane county, and depts. of Eugene govt, completely break down, and cease to function when a snowflake hits the pavement? “We were not even asked as to “WHAT HAPPENED TO THE MONEY FOR THE EMX PROJECT?” WHERE DID IT GO??
Our readers have asked us to address this controverSy; where did the federal grant millions for the EMX project go, and who has the millions?” WHY DOES THE WHOLE GOVT. OF EUGENE AND LANE, FALL APART SUDDENLY, AND NOT FUNCTION?
NO ONE in the depts. of Lane, or Eugene, has any snow chains on any cars? Did all the govts. know that the bus is still running? Leaders of the county and city, and employees, can take the LTD BUSES??Considering that millions of bucks of fed. grant money has dissapeared into the trough of the county and city, WHERE DID IT GO??
There needs to be federal investigations, by thr US JUSTICE DEPT., ON where all the EMX project money went, while city and county dept. here cannot function from day to day, during the winter, under a little snowflakes and a slightly icey road system. And, yet again, our readers ask us, “Since the Mayor of Eugene and the LTD Transportation dept. sucked up millions from the fed. govt., why is there no accounting for that spending?”
WHERE HAVE ALL OUR TAXES GONE TO??NO EMERGENCY SYSTEM TO RUN THE COUNTY AND CITY DEPTS? NO MONEY ACCOUNTED FOR FROM THE EMX PROJECT FED. GRANT?? The EMX project last, never worked, and was never running; so what happened? where’s the dough?
And also our readers ask us,”WHERE IS THE FBI IN CASES OF FRAUD AND ABUSE OF FED. GRANTS OF THE TRANSPORTATION DEPT? WHERE IS THE FED. JUSTICE DEPT.L WHEN WE NEED ACCOUNTING??
Can Pres. Trump tell us, why these Oregon, Lane and Eugene govt. depts suck up tax money, and then fall down non-functioning at the slightest snow fall here???THOSE ARE THE QUESTIONS our readers are asking us. The voters and tax payers of Lane and Eugene, OR, demand some answers. Now!!
(Sandraminadotty, editor of “WHATTODOWHILETHEPLANETDIESBLOG.wordpress “)