“The world is a tragedy to those who feel, but a comedy to those who think.”
Jay and I were watching Tucker last night and there was a short piece on the death of comedy. Especially late night comedy. I used to love Jay Leno and then Jimmy Fallon and of course, Johnny Carson. George Carlin was a favorite with our family growing up. He was edgy and irreverent and when he came out with those 7 words you couldn’t say on tv skit, I remember my brother closing the curtains in our living room while we all listened. I hadn’t even heard most of those words before that day and now many are routinely said by many people, especially on tv. He made it funny and apolitical. Everyone and everything was fair game, even things that made you uncomfortable. He made you laugh at the craziest things that we all had in common. He made us think. He was a smart guy. I have to say though, that I’m a “clean humor” kind of person and that can be infinitely more difficult than throwing in a swear word here and there for a laugh. I think George Carlin was funniest in his “cleanest” skits.
I had some errands to do yesterday and ended up at our mall because I wanted to get a book that my friend Lesley recommend called “Feast Without Yeast” and I didn’t want to order online. I wanted to support our local bookstore in the mall. I’ll admit that I’m not a big shopper, except farmers markets and when I have to, but it has been a very long time since I’d been to the mall. At first I walked in and thought how dismal and empty it looked. Then I spotted the AAUW Used Book Sale. AAUW is the American Association of University Women and they had thousands of books to choose from. Cookbooks, books for kids, nutrition, mystery, reference…you name it, they have it.
I did end up at the Books A Million Book Store where I had to order the book I came for. That’s ok. I ordered through them and bought another. I want them to still be there. They were so helpful.
Now to what you’ve all been waiting for. My knee-it’s feeling great! I even caught my toe on an area rug in our kitchen and went down hard on it last night. I think all of the inflammation around it protected it. It’s a little sore where I made contact with the floor, but all in all, it feels great. I think the Arnica cream really works. Poor Jay was so worried! He said he’s never seen me fall inside of our house! I slip and slide when it’s muddy with the alpacas and have fallen a few times. Not pretty!
I better get this day started as I’m sure you are all up and at ’em! It’s a busy day for the alpacas. Flo is waiting for her massage, Dovis is waiting for her drops and Oia? We’ll see what she has in store for me. Right now they are enjoying breakfast al fresco.
I’ll be hooping tonight. Still no knee hooping for me, but in time I’ll be back to normal.
Have a blessed day!