I tend to not be inclined to want to [attempt to] give tributes to fallen artists and won't begin today, but I ran across this, The Artist Formerly Known As and Sheryl Crow, Nineteen and Ninety Nine, doing her bands' song, his arrangement .. as I understand it. Every day is a winding road indeed. I fear I may be guilty of not appreciating Prince to the degree I should have .. paid attention .. while he was living. He truly was one of those hundred year storms wasn't he. 

The house burning down effect has finally hit J, as I expected it would the other night when we ate shellfishes together, before the shock and the at least nobody was killed wore away. I tried consolations like, 'hey, at least my business is doing well' and 'don't worry about the bills--I've got this for a while' and 'uh, I love you' but she looked so sad this morning after a migraine night, and of course it has to be cloudy and cold today; she said 'I want to be successful too.' And the other house, the one we are trying to buy, Wells Fartgo won't sign documents they've had for weeks, and she is thinking the worse, that now too, this deal will fall apart. Bad things come in threes.

I got into Prince listening today which was bitter-sweet, after going to TJ's for ice cream and roses and while cleaning the kitchen .. making the bed. She is out trying to find her iBox keyholding device that was on the door smashed in by the fire department during Tuesday nights' cruel debacle. I put leftover angel hair pasta and meatballs in the side-yard, found nasty in the refrigerator, for the grackles and starlings .. even the varying LBBs (little brown birds) were hard into the yard garbage. I like to not waste food, and the yardbirds seem appreciative.  

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Comment by JMac1949 Today on April 29, 2016 at 3:32pm

Tell your lady this too shall pass and give her a big hug from us all.  Buy her a rose tomorrow and the next day and the next.

Comment by tr ig on April 29, 2016 at 3:43pm

I forgot: first I sought out and found Irezumi tattoo, a unique classic architecture dive and clientele, to put my mark on the Missouri medical marijuana petition, and I did. 

tr ig 

I filled up gas at a Shell station that is owned by Muslims and serves the best to go gyros in a five mile radius, but it was busy so I just got an Australian ginger beer, before going to Trader Joe's, where in all my bill was 101.17 including a bottle of VODKA MONOPOLOWA by J.A. Baczewski, made in Vienna Austria (by an immigrant apparently) and only 10.99. Sampling now over ice with organic barely tart cherry juice thick as blood and it seems good.

Comment by Rosigami on April 29, 2016 at 3:51pm

Much sympathy for J on the aftershock effects of stress and migraine (long time sufferer myself). Wishing you both well. 

I have that tune in my head now, but not complaining, mind you. 

Comment by alsoknownas on April 29, 2016 at 4:08pm

Lots coming at you. Commission dunk is hard to take.

I'd say slink around, clean house etc. but stop yammering. Worst statement possible : " I know you wanted the commission but etc.". It sounds like you're breaking it to the commission non-receiver that they have to wait another year for the Xmas pony.

Vodka at TJ's?!?!?!? Not here. Except weed stores are popping up like Starbucks. It all evens out.

Comment by Rosigami on April 29, 2016 at 4:12pm

Tj's has some fine ginger beer, too. 

Comment by Amy Brook Palleson on April 29, 2016 at 4:56pm

That "darkness before the dawn thing" is true.  Right now she might view it as being cursed but I kind of see it as her being special.  And from a pure business standpoint, this could even help her in the long run, especially if she swings it just so, and see that she was almost a good luck charm.  Because this is so freaking rare, and somehow no one was hurt and (because of the pending sale) insurance was active and current and no one will dispute the claim (I hope!), and therefore all issues of blame are off the homeowner and the agent;

You also have to wonder whether--had the worst had happened and the house had burned down after the sale had gone through--the new owners and their insurance company might have attempted to come back at J for reparations.  Just a thought.  Anyways, best to you all this weekend. 

Comment by Anna Herrington on April 29, 2016 at 5:25pm

You sound like a sweetie, good housemate, too.

Hugs to J, now she'll be free for the BIG listing and easy sell showing up tomorrow  : )

Comment by koshersalaami on April 29, 2016 at 10:15pm
I didn't pay enough attention to him either, though I knew he could play.

The commission? It's a disappointment and no one could see that coming. Thank God you can weather it.
Comment by tr ig on April 30, 2016 at 9:01am

The house purchase deal will make it or break it for our mental health. I just got this feeling this morning, in that half sleep trying to wake up moment, that soon as it turns May WF will close our damn deal. 

Thanks for reading y'all. J is off showing houses .. said she slept well. She is cheery today. Nothing makes me more sad than seeing her like this.

Comment by Foolish Monkey on May 4, 2016 at 8:33am

being in the thick of it myself, real estate is not easy.  I thought it was going to be a cake walk selling - and not because this is such a fabulous updated and perfect location property.  but because I thought I'd love showing, I'd love the dickering and all of it.

it's a hot FUCK FUCK FUCKING MESS, selling and buying.

I don't like to curse now.  I'm trying very hard not to curse.  but in this house, sitting here thinking of what we've been and are presently and will be enduring - I could yank open the windows and scream out FUCK FUCK FUCK all day.  yesterday was depressing.  period.  awful.  so I get J's worry.  she's in the business.

if J and I were friends I'd tell her that finding a real estate agent with a genuine heart is like finding gold in central park.  it don't happen much.  the business is competitive and agents can be harsh and cold and too cynical.  I despise our agent.  i won't go into it but I'd give my eyeteeth for an agent with a heart.  

she will be successful.  we had one re agent i stayed in touch with for years, hoping she'd sell our house.  but she moved!  and we ended up with dracula's daughter.  

people make recommendations and businesses grow.  but it takes a little time.  if the economy continues upward, she will grow her business.  

IMO prince did a few songs I love like crazy but what he was, was an amazing musician.  INCREDIBLE guitar player.  did you know he was self taught and he supposedly did all the instrumentation for his first three albums?   he put on a show like nobody's business.  I was never a prince fan, meaning I liked a lot of what he did but not all of it and not even most of it.  but some of it was so incredible, I'd steal them single after single from my husband's albums for my devices. 

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