Thursday, May 26, 2011

Catch Up and Cold Ketchup

Partly cloudy and the frogs are croaking with hope and despair.
Twenty percent chance of rain tomorrow, thirty the next day. None today.
Poor frogs.

Jessie said that the new Pirates movie was good and that Keith is in it for a tiny bit, playing Jack Sparrow's old daddy. We all know that Johnny Depp based Jack Sparrow on Keith. Well, damn. You know I have to go see it now. I haven't been to see a movie in dog's age. I swear, the last time I saw a movie may have been...hell. I can't even remember.

Wes Anderson never got in touch with me. Damn him.

Since Pearl died, the dogs aren't peeing on every vertical surface in this house. They've stopped lifting their legs and marking. Do you know how happy that makes me?

Sorry Pearl.

I feel sort of bad for being so critical of Oprah last night. Let me say that she has done a world of good. She has. And she deserves expensive and beautiful things. We all deserve beautiful things. That may mean pajamas that cost a week's wages or it may mean clean cotton sheets, dried on the line. It may mean having one's own chef or it may mean making a perfect small dinner for oneself of one Japanese eggplant, one tomato, and fresh basil from the garden. And we all deserve and need a lifetime best friend. It's all a matter of relativity. I just sort of lost my love for her when she started promoting The Secret.
If only.

Refrigerator Repair Dude just called. He's on his way. Will I be available? Oh hell yes. He sounded convincingly intelligent. As if he might have some working knowledge of refrigerators.

Here: I'll tell you The Secret. This whole world would grind to a halt without the blue collar workers who build and fix our things. I once heard a guy refer to these people as the tillers of the soil, the changers of the oil. I have never forgotten that.

Let's drink to the hardworking people. Let's drink to the lowly of birth. Raise your glass to the good and the evil Let's drink to the salt of the earth. Say a prayer for the common foot soldier Spare a thought for his back-breaking work. Say a prayer for his wife and his children Who burn the fires and who still till the earth.

Mick Jagger and Keith Richards wrote that back in 1967 or '68. Good lyrics.

Refrigerator Dude is here now. He knows what the problem is. He's going to fix it. His girlfriend is a vegan and he eats healthy and he saw all the stuff in my freezer and said it looked like the stuff in his freezer. It's the timer on the defrost thingee. Or something like that. He has to order a new one but he can manually defrost with a hair dryer! and it'll work fine for a week and by that time, the new timer will have arrived and will be installed.
It's the little things, people. It's cold milk and cold butter and cold juice and a place to keep your leftovers and all your beloved condiments.

It's the people who know the secrets of the refrigerator, the washing machine, the ignition system, the phone lines, the power circuit, the IV machine, the heater, the air conditioner, the oven, the septic tank, the gas lines.

It's the people who get wet and dirty and who stick their hands and heads and bodies into improbable places.
That's The Secret.
Without them- hell, we'd be inventing the wheel over and over again.

That's what I say.

Good morning from Lloyd.

Love...Ms. Moon


  1. Yes. The Secret and Oprah's advocacy of it was certainly inducing. Even now, I feel a shiver of embarrassment just typing the words!

    As for the workers, have you read this or listened to it?

  2. Truer words never written:
    This whole world would grind to a halt without the blue collar workers who build and fix our things.

    I often tell the cats that nobody would miss me if I didn't show up to work for a week, but EVERYBODY would miss the hell out of the garbage men and women. Everybody would scream to high heaven if they didn't show up to work for a week.

    Love you.

  3. Damn Johnny Depp is so fine. He is the perfect man. He must be a Deppbot. He can't be real.

    Imagine if your refrigerator guy called and he was Johhny Depp?

  4. Something that was valued in early hippie culture was understanding/learning how to fix stuff. A lot of people cut their teeth, so to speak, on keeping their VW buses running. Though there was that weird guy who actually ate one, didn't he?

  5. Now there's a picture of gayness I wouldn't mind in my dreams tonight. Oops, did I type that out loud?

  6. Elizabeth- I am sure that for Oprah, it has seemed as if she just visualized and dreamed something and it happened beyond the wildest of those dreams and so, it must be true. That was a beautiful article. Thank-you, as always. Thank-you.

    Ms. Bastard-Beloved- I am humbled by all that I do not know. I am humbled by the presence of those who do know.

    Jo- Uh, not even close. But he was nice and he knew what he was doing. Imagine if you called for a repair man and Bill Murray showed up!

    A- Yes! Absolutely. Something which is so often forgotten. Oh, as to the guy who ate a vehicle- I think it was a plane he ate. I could be wrong.

    Mwa- I am taking that image as my own. Thank you for typing out loud.

  7. thank goodness! someone else not madly in love with Oprah. I agree, she's done some good work, but people please! they've turned her show into some kind of religion.

    Of course, if Johnny was hosting a show, I'd follow it like the second coming.

  8. The refrigerator dude is better than AT&T. We still have no phone service after a week.

  9. I haven't been to the cinema for a dog's lifetime either. I like to watch DVD's at home much better. Actually I went once a year ago in about fifteen. The Actor took me to an old art deco theatre that has had all the seats taken out and replaced with sofas and footstools for two. I still like my place better though.

    You are spot on, as always, those people are the real Secret. Love you xx


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