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Friday, January 10, 2014

Happy Friday And What I Learned from 2013

Whoo hoo, it's Friday, my favorite day of the week. It seems it takes forever to get here sometimes, doesn't it? Do you all have big plans for the weekend? I'm hoping to get some writing done and catch up on American Horror Story because I missed the last four eps, so shhhh...No Spoilers! ;)

I can't believe 2013 is over. The year ended on such a downer, but I did have an amazing time and learned alot, good, bad and ugly. Here are just a few of those lessons...

I learned one of my favorite TV shows, Sons of Anarchy, has some of the stoopidest, most ignorant fans out there. Example, recently a dedicated fan site posed the question "Since the show is coming into its last season, who do you think will die?" Me: "Everyone. This is Hamlet set in a motorcycle club according to Kurt Sutter [the creator] and everyone died in Shakespeare's play." Ignoramus Fan: "Shut the fuck up U dum cow. This is about Jax and the mc and guns and shit,  not a story some old dude wrote like 40 years ago. Git fucked u bitch."  Ah the intelligent discourse to be found on the internet.

I must make a Murtagh list because there is definitely shit I am too old for. Like riding my once beloved Tilt-A Whirl. I was so excited at the Festival of the Lakes this past summer. I got on the Tilt-A-Whirl with my nephew and sister. We got a great car that spun like mad. Sadly, when the ride was over, I nearly fell half a dozen times before I managed to stagger down the stairs and off the ride. Thankfully, I did not embarrass myself by yakking all over. I was, however, dizzy for the next two hours. A sad, sad, day for me.

Apparently, I am broke enough for the Federal Government to be on Medicaid, but still make too much money according to the State of Illinois, who denied me the coverage.

One of my local movie theaters has the first showing of the day for $5. Methinks that I will be seeing a lot more features at 9:00 AM on Saturdays.

I learned how to use a Smartphone. Yes!

2013 was also a year of reunions. I also reconnected with a couple of very old friends. We had been MIA from each other' lives for 15 years and thanks to Facebook, we got back together and have hung out several times.

Last year was also a great one for movies and while I'm not going to compile a whole list, some of my faves were The Hobbit 2, Thor 2, Pacific Rim, Man of Steel, Iron Man 3, Fast 6, World War Z and God, help me, Jackass Presents: Bad Grandpa. I have a very juvenile sense of humor.

One of the highlights of the year was me getting to drive a 2013 Dodge Challenger. I learned I do love to go very, very fast.

So what stood out from 2013 for you? Have a terrific weekend and I'll be be back on Monday. It sure feels good to say that.


  1. Around here, that's what the cops drive!
    It's not a Challenger, but I do drive a sports car, and I am addicted to speed.
    You're right - some dumb fans.
    There are many things I am too old to do now and that Tilt-O-Wheel would be one of them.
    Hope 2014 is much better for you, Melissa!

  2. Love your upbeat attitude. I have to drive an SUV because our township, despite our high taxes, seldom plow our roads until hours after snowfall ends and then poorly.
    The best part of 2013 for me was leaving the day job behind. Good luck in 2014 to you.

  3. So glad to see you are posting again, Melissa! And yay for another Sons of Anarchy fan!! I love that show and cracked up at your conversation about it LOL.

    Here's to a great 2014 for you. :)

  4. My first thought was that that car was a cop car. And I, too, love to drive fast. Like Susan, I have to drive an SUV because I live in the middle of the mountain, and I would be housebound this time of year if I didn't.

    Maybe the government was the Ignoramus Fan...

    And I am also too old for things that move. I found that out two years ago when I went on a merry-go-round with my niece and spend the following two days being sick.

    Have a great 2014!

  5. I'm with Ralph Nader, cars are unsafe at any speed. Anything that goes faster than a good jog is a death trap.

    I got sick the last time I saw a movie with a shaky cam. I'm not ready for a tilt-a-whirl.

    And that Sons of Anarchy thing, wow.

    And finally, It feels wrong to wish you to be poorer, so your state will give you your much needed benefits, but I do hope it all works out this year.


    YAY YOU!!!! KEEP taking those baby steps!



  7. Happy New Year! There always has to be a couple of dummies out there. :) Cool car but when I see those around, I'm always wondering if it's actually a cop too. They drive those here as well. :)

  8. I've been lost in COVEN too; it comes on too late and I'm always doing something else while watching. I have a friend at work who is watching SOA also, and sometimes I'm amazed at her biased opinion on what should happen to Tara. I'd been hoping she'd actually get away and into witness protection; my friend was pleased she got what she deserved. I love the characters; everytime I start thinking of the guys as family me - bang, their true nature permeats the scene. Kurt is such an awesome writer/creator.

    You know, cruise control works at 110 miles per hour!?!

    Have a good weekend Melissa :)


  9. LOL to the smartphone, Melissa! And I love the pic. So, so, SO COOL. :)

  10. That is the most ignorant comment I've ever heard Melissa and if "Breaking Bad" is any indication it'll be a bloodbath. Love the Challenger and I envy you for driving one before me. How fast did you go?

  11. I hope you have some health insurance. If not through Medicaid, did you manage to get some coverage through the ACA (and some rebates to bring the cost down?) Here in Utah, the government is fighting the ACA and has elected not to expand Medicaid, which has left so many people out in the cold.

  12. 2013 was a year of 365 days; that's about all I have to say about that.


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