Saturday, August 25, 2007


Saturday is an interesting day, as it has so many associatons. During WWII there was a song called "Saturday Night is the Lonliest Night of the Week." I don't know if it was because the soldiers and sailors were lonely, or if the girls were without guys and lonely, or if it is just that if you're alone on a Saturday night, and you think everyone else is with someone, it can make you feel extra lonely.
Then there are all the people who like to work on Saturdays and Saturday nights, because they get extra pay for working on the weekends.
I did that for a long time myself. I started working nights when I was sixteen, dancing in a chorus for years, making really good money too. Then later, I worked in a hospital for about ten years on the night shift, and I do seem to be at my peak around three in the morning!
I live at a resort, and on Saturdays, all the people who don't live here come to visit and it gets really crowded with some familiar faces, and a lot of strange ones also. So it's a nice way to meet people, although I've about had it with tatooed guys with piercings, and women with gigantic breasts (you know, the store bought kind).
I'm reading a book called "The Lovely Bones," about a fourteen year old girl who is raped and murdered, and then she tells the story from her perch in heaven. She claims she has a duplex with another girl who is also dead. She tells about what happened to her, and then she watches everyone and what they are doing, her mom and dad, her sister and brother, the murderer, her teachers, etc. It's pretty interesting. Kind of fits in with the headlines of today's world, all these young people being murdered. Except in this book, the author actually was raped in real life when she was a freshman in college up at Syracuse University.
So she wrote a first biographical book about how the police kept telling her she was "lucky" because the girl before her had been raped, murdered and dismembered. So she called the book "Lucky." Then she followed that up with this novel, about the girl who is fourteen. That takes place in Pennsylvania. Interesting location in Southeast Chester County, an area with which I am quite familiar.
Well, hope you all have a lovely weekend. See you soon.





Ziegfeld Girls & Marilyn Miller 1929


I like to watch them both at the same time.

What time is it? I think it's NOW. (translated: Eastern Daylight Time)

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