Saturday, September 24, 2011

Old Woman Where Did You Come From?

She sits looking out the window
She knows she got old somehow
She used to be a raving beauty
But she never let it make her snooty

In a nursing home she rocks and looks
She used to go dancing, she loved to cook
Now she's doing something she'd vowed never to do
She went from a mansion to living in a shoe

She once wore satin and laces
She once was beautiful
She could tell by the looks on their faces
She once traveled to far away places

The young people taking care of me
This frail old woman is all they now see
I was once young too, she wants to cry
But all she can do is sit and sigh

I lived in big houses
I once wore fancy blouses
Now I'm stuck in this miserable place
I'm stuck with you louses

I'm still a human, don't you see?
I've not changed inside
Just because you now take care of me
You herd me around, just allow me to be

You young ones tell me what to do
Do I tell you what's good for you?
At five in the morning, I'm out of my bed
Where do I need to be, are you out of your heads?

An old woman now I may be
I once was young too
Why can't you see?
You live long enough, you too will be me

Friday, September 23, 2011

Why do we apologize as women?

What bugs me most about many women is that when we complain, state our cases,point out injustices or whatever, we tend to make apologies especially when some guy brings it to our attention.  Why do we do this?

A guy bitches, he's a go -getter, a person who forges ahead, a guy with vision.  I love a particular episode of Sex and the City, when Samantha is trying to land a contract with an executive.  He bitches that Sam slept with one of his big employees.  Her response:  If I were a guy, you'd pour me a drink, offer me a cigar and say, way to go.   The line is something along that order.  But she was right.  We've come along way?   Sure we have.

Why did society want women in the work force anyway?  To compete with men, because billionaires think women need equality, pretty unlikely.  It's because big companies want women to buy, buy, buy!  Just like men do.

Do you see men buying anti-aging creams,getting boob jobs, getting eyelash and eyeliner makeup?  Well,maybe some do,but women makeup that billion dollar industry,keeping it afloat.  Why?  Well not only do women apologize for saying and acting on things, we apparently think we don't look good enough either. We apologize for our looks.  Men,paunchy, old men, seem to be some prime catch, but women, well not so.

A picture HubPages bitched about.  OMG,women have boobs!!!!!!!!!!!!

Thursday, September 22, 2011

Growing old and counting

Soon I will be giving a presentation at the college where I graduated as an undergrad.  I'm looking forward to it and I hope to help students, soon to be graduating, understand what they are up against,should they work with the elderly.

I hope I do well and I hope I can get a grassroots movement going to bring Culture Change to every nursing home in America.  That is my aim.

Over stimulated and blogging

So it's 4AM and I'm drinking coffee and have been awake since 2AM.  Would I say I have insomnia? Naw, I simply went to bed at 8PM (ya following me here so far?)   So I getup in the wee hours of morning to be creative.  Many people get creative early mornings,some late evening. Me?  Well, just anytime will do, depends on how bright eyed and bushy tailed I get.

So I've been thinking of perming my hair.  Is curly still in?  Well it is with me since I look best with curly hair,even if it has to come from a bottle.  Being an ex-hairdresser, I will tell you that if you want a salon quality perm, Ogilvie is the best quality over the counter.   I give myself perms at home all the time. It's all in the wind of the rods.  But this perm gives soft,salon quality results every time.  Do I have stock in this perm company?  I wish I did!

So,now,at 4AM you learned about great drugstore perms. 

Friday, September 9, 2011

Why do people need how to blogs?

OK  Maybe I'm just getting old,or something similar, but for some time now I've noticed instructions on things like vacuum cleaners, of all things.  My food processor even warns people to not stick their hands or fingers in the blade.  These instructions are for adults?  Seriously!

Since I was four years old, I've known certain truths:
A) hot stoves can and do, burn your skin if you touch them
B) If you step in front of a semi, it can and usually does, hit you,it hurts like a bitch and can and often does kill you!
C) looking both ways before crossing a street or road, can give you that run down feeling if not careful.
D)  I even worked in retail as, get this now, a teenager, in the old days when we had to know how to count. Wasn't that expecting an awful lot of young employees?  But we did know how to count out change to customers.  Wow!  What a strange concept,knowing math!  Go figure!

I noticed, recently, that when I bought items at the Dollar Store, the kid waiting on me had to LQQK  at the computerized cash register to know the exact change, it was a whopping 20 cents too!  We not only had to know the change, we were expected to count back the exact change, out loud if front of the customer!   Must have been caveman days when we actually had jobs and knew things like math and customer service.

These days there is a ton of managers who cannot manage their way out of a wet paper bag!  Hey,remember those paper bags?

Tuesday, September 6, 2011

Hubpages career?

I used to write on, or maybe I should say,for HubPages. I laid that exercise in futility to rest a few days ago. But I do stop in there sometimes to see what the writers I've followed have written.  OK  Call me a lurker or troll, I don't care.  

I ran across a new post by a new person, who said 'let's have a 15 day challenge to kick start newbies HubPages writing career.' Talk about making me laugh.

I was a member of HP for about one year.  Then the Google Panda hit and took its toll on all writing sites but really went after HP.  Why?   Well maybe HP was not that great to begin with in order to be hit so hard by Panda.  After all, Google took out the worst of the worst so this tells me a lot about that little site.  It got targeted, big time!

HP owners still don't get it because they, HP themselves, started to target their best writers, in their sheer panic to fix the damage and in the name of damage control. They began to censor, disable and pull excellent writing in their panic state of mind.  All that accomplished was to piss off their seasoned writers.  You know, the ones outsiders would really read.  Good writers went out the door like smoke.  Did HP still get it?  Nope.  So the only career newbies will ever see, is the pats on the back of other hubbers.  HP started their own ads showing up on your writing,like it or not, in an endeavor to salvage the owners' $10 million per year that writers like you and me raked in for them.

Some paid writers on HP will blow smoke up your ass trying to convince you they make $50 a day or more from those ads.  I say they are liars.   Ever since HP fixed their site, the only lookers you will get are other members of HubPages.  All you get from them is pats on your back.  Nice,but they don't click ads and pats on the back don't translate into earnings of any kind.

You now have your own domain name, because supposedly Google told them that would work. I'm sure it works to line HP owners' pockets quite nicely.  Will it line yours? Not at all. So now HP has to kiss butt of newbies because the veteran writers have long since wised up and moved on. 

So if my domain name must stand alone, I choose Blogger because at least Google listens to their customers.

Monday, September 5, 2011

Is Ignorance So Bliss?

You know, there was a time, before we relied on the Internet, that most people, when they wanted to read a book or find out about a book,they would actually pick up that book and read it.  We didn't have to rely on places like Goodreads to tell us if we should be reading that damned book or novel.

I even used to belong to something called The Book of the Month Club, long before NetFlix and long before I had to reduce myself to reading, on book sites, opinions of strangers to sway my thinking.  Yes, back then we did our own thinking, wasn't that a novel idea?   Probably, today,it isn't just a novel idea, it's hard to imagine,thinking for one's self. Wow!

So you will have to excuse me if I goff at the idea of not reading anything that may look interesting.  People do not read any more, they do not allow a book to spur their imaginations,because, frankly, no one has much imagination left anymore. More's the pity for it too.  Imagine if a whole generation had actually read history, they might have understood 'no interest mortgages' to be double speak for 'balloon payments.'   Wow!

I have a great vampire series yet I wrack my brain about how to advertise the series,especially in a day and age when few people read.  A day and age when ignorance is worn like a badge, a cloak, is admired in our entertainers (The Cable Guy?)  he was someone my friends and I used to talk about as being the poor ignorant soul who didn't get it, he still don't git it, but then, neither do many other people.  So how do you 'git er done' by being clueless?