“Children, I said to her. For the first little while, they not exactly human, you don't find?”
Nalo Hopkinson

Thursday, September 9, 2010

More Tales From Under A Middle-Aged Colored Woman

One of Those Days

It’s one of those days. What I mean by “those days” is that the day is not going the way I planned. I finally made my appointment for a much needed mammogram, but the car didn’t start. So, I tried to call and cancel my appointment, but my *******phone did not work. Then I went on the computer to use ******* Broadband and the message Signal Unavailable came up. I have been having some problems with ******* so I kept trying it and the signal finally came through. And get this and I am not kidding; I am writing this blog entry over because I lost it even though I did save it.

What will I do today? I will wash dishes, vacuum, do laundry, read, and sew some curtains. I wanted to make a pumpkin pie but I have not been able to find any canned pumpkin or sweet potato filling in the stores. One manager said that “there is some kind of production problem.”My only alternative is to buy some yams, cook them and make my own pie filling, which I could do, but I have no neighborhood store. I have a bike and my legs, but the stores are miles away. Most of my neighbors are at work and I don’t know anyone well enough to ask them to get me something at the store if they are going.  I will discuss currents events to get my mind off of my problems.

How about that crazed, addlebrained ‘minister” who says he plans to burn Korans on 9/11? I wonder where people like him come from and if he can make some much impact with a negative idea what can I do with a positive one?  I keep imagining say the average ten year old who is forced to attend that church by a parent or guardian thinking, “When I am old enough, I am outta here and away from these weirdos.”

Two students were shot on the first day of school at Mumford High School in Detroit. According to, one child was shot in the buttock and one was grazed in the head by a bullet.  Quite a welcome back greeting. Some parents are afraid to send their children to school and who can blame them? There may be more home schooling going on in Detroit in the future.

There are some good things happening around me. Yesterday I found some more vinyl albums at a low price and in excellent condition. I found Chicago IX Greatest Hits, Close to You by the Carpenters and Debarge’s Rhythym of the Night.  I always so wanted these albums and now I can afford them all at once:) I also found a video collection all of all the episodes of Soap and the original unaired pilot of Lost in Space. I chose the tape that had the episode in which Robert Urich gets shot in the shower. I sure do miss seeing Robert Urich. He was such a handsome man. 9/9/10


  1. What a terrible day. Or, irritating is maybe more accurate. I love that you wanted to make a pumpkin pie. I wish we lived closer. I would have gotten that pumpkin for you.
    Great quote from Oprah. oh, and did you like ender's Game?


  2. You are such a sweetie. I was pulled into the Ender Wiggins series by my local librarian. I think I am reading the sixth book that features a part of Ender's life. He is in his mid-thirties and a new father. In Ender's Game he is six to eleven years old.

    Your classes sound very interesting this semester. How many students do you have in class?


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