Thursday, March 31, 2011

A Metaphor -- Sort Of. . .





















This is the situation: not only am I running late, but I'm also spinning my wheels. 

I've decided to think of my predicament as a CD. Let me explain. You may have noticed that on a CD the mix of music usually flows something like this: "Wow!, Let's Slow Down, Boring, Wow!, Boring, Boring, Not Bad, Wow! and Great," for example. I think it's called pacing or something like that. 

Are you still with me? My point, you may be asking yourself? OK. I think yesterday's post, unfortunately only the introduction written by moi meme, was a definite "Wow!/Great" on the metaphorical CD. Today therefore I'm obliged to bring us down off of that stimulating high. Too much excitement and pleasure could be detrimental to one's mental well-being.

I hate being in this position, but I have no choice. I'll keep it short.

An Instructional Video

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One of my very, very best friends sent this to me. She is not only brilliant, but also perhaps the funniest person I have ever met. When we get to a certain certain age we plan to buy a duplex together. We haven't decided where, we have yet to negotiate the detail about snow, no snow, a little snow, etc. She is standing firm, and I agree with her completely, on two essential, non-negotiable considerations for our gilded golden years: "a hairdresser within walker walking distance and a friendly neighborhood saloon where we are on a first name basis with the owner."

A demain with on-the-street photos from Paris.

14 comments:

LuxeBytes said...

Tish, that video killed me.

And so did the "walker walking distance" bit.

xoxoxo --
Marsi

hostess of the humble bungalow said...

Too funny!

It looks like a propaganda clip from the 50's...
thank goodness that is not our reality today!

Deja Pseu said...

"a hairdresser within walker walking distance and a friendly neighborhood saloon where we are on a first name basis with the owner."

Sounds like paradise to me! And the video, what a hoot!

LPC said...

I'm in. Thanks again for having me yesterday. You are very kind.

Northmoon said...

Perhaps we could take over a whole apartment building? I'm willing to relocate.

ida said...

You certainly have your priorities right for your 'certain,certain age' Ida

Jill Ann said...

My aunt and uncle (now 78 and 85, respectively) moved into a new house a few years ago. My auntie said it was their "assisted living community" because it is walking distance to the grocery store and the liquor store!

They are my Old Age role models...

legend in his own lunchtime said...

Thanks for sharing. That was hilarious. sadly, there is still a lot of that over here in the states (probably back home too).
Walking distance to the pub, or just on the flat, so my inevitable wheelchair can be safely operated without getting too knackered on the way up and not killing myself on the way back down.

sisty said...

Could someone please post a link to the video? I can't get it to open from here. Thanks!

sisty said...

Never mind! I figured it out -- thanks.

knitpurl said...

Oh Tish, that is priceless. You know, Northmoon above has a point, an apt. bldg. (income producing and we'd all be there)is good.

Hope all is well with JD, must get an email off to same. xoxo, C.

BigLittleWolf said...

Thumbs up on the Hairdresser Thing! (Can we have a shoe boutique, too?)

quintessence said...

Yes, Lisa's post was a tough act to follow!! But you did admirably! I think you need to get a triplex so we can all join you. And I love the video - might just have to share on facebook - with credit to you of course.

BODECI body said...

Ha-frigging-lareous!

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