Saturday, February 4, 2012

Sleepily, from the vaults

There seems to be a change underway. I start nodding off around 8 to 8:30pm these days, waking up once or thrice until I finally go to bed. If I'm not falling asleep, I alternate between feeling overly warm on the verge of sweating (or sweating slightly) and occasional chills. I've put weight on. It's winter and I suppose I'm really seeking to hibernate. There's lots of rational reasons for all of this, from starting work at 6:45am one day, and working afternoon and evening until 8pm or later the next, having to keep the thermometer set high so that my neighbor on the same heating circuit gets enough heat, aging, etc. I now wake up and get up around the time I used to go to bed - well, after a rather successful night anyway. I find it all fairly annoying.

As I go looking for various files whose names I no longer remember (if indeed I ever knew them) I find some things that I'd saved and forgotten. Like the text of the poem, "When I Am Old I Shall Wear Purple". Like the following. It's been on my computer since last May. I just found it again. And maybe it's because I'm starting to yawn and beginning to nod off, but I find myself laughing a little bit as I read it. Maybe Laura sent it to me (but I don't see anything like it in her emails from last May), or maybe I just picked it up somewhere. Whatever.

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TEXTING for the Older crowd


Since more and more over 50's are texting and tweeting there
appears to be a need for a STC (Senior Texting Code). If you
qualify for Senior Discounts this is the code for you.
 
 
ATD: At The Doctor's
 
BFF: Best Friend Fainted
 
BTW: Bring The Wheelchair

BYOT: Bring Your Own Teeth
 
CBM: Covered By Medicare
 
CGU: Can't get up
 
CUATSC: See You At The Senior Center
 
DWI: Driving While Incontinent
 
FWB: Friend With Beta Blockers
 
FWIW: Forgot Where I Was

FYI: Found Your Insulin
 
GGPBL: Gotta Go, Pacemaker Battery Low!
 
GHA: Got Heartburn Again
 
HGBM: Had Good Bowel Movement
 
IMHO: Is My Hearing-Aid On?
 
LMDO: Laughing My Dentures Out
 
LOL: Living On Lipitor
 
LWO: Lawrence Welk's On
 
OMMR: On My Massage Recliner
 
OMSG: Oh My! Sorry, Gas.
 
ROFL... CGU: Rolling On The Floor Laughing... And Can't Get Up
 
TTYL: Talk To You Louder
 
WAITT: Who Am I Talking To?

WTFA: Wet The Furniture Again
 
WTP: Where's The Prunes?
 
WWNO: Walker Wheels Need Oil
 
GGLKI: (Gotta Go, Laxative Kicking In)
 
SDO: sorry, dosed off….zzzzz

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Over at Austanspace, Laura has written a nice little piece about recent unfortunate trends in horror stories,   films, and characters. The following is for her. Hey, I find it scary....



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6 comments:

Austan said...

Dahling, you sent me that and I don't remember who sent it to you. We all seem to be developing CRAFT.

That is almost as scary as the idea of that little pinhead playing Gatsby. Oh dear I think I'm going to sick up...

sdt said...

Actually, Darling, remembering some of DiCaprio's other performances over the years, he has the potential to be a really good Gatsby. But it's the Nick who matters most, and that's Toby Maguire - hopefully remembering his work in Cider House Rules as opposed to Spiderman. The director worries me a bit, though.

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