I’m a wuss and other stuff

starI can’t stand seeing/reading about nice people getting it in the neck (so to speak).  I was in my 20’s when I first read Oliver Twist, and I was so upset by how that poor was treated that I skipped ahead to the end to see how it all came out and then never read the middle. I guess I have always preferred happy endings. And I guess I have a long standing habit of reading the beginning and then the end of books and often skipping the middle.

Even with tv shows, I hate when they put the ‘regulars’, who I have a fondness for, in jeopardy. In American tv shows you can usually expect that a regular won’t get killed off but British tv shows, hell, they’ll kill anyone off.

I find that all stressful. It makes me anxious and I don’t need my ‘entertainment’ to add more stress and anxiety to my life.

Yesterday I started a book titled One for Sorrow by Sarah A. Denzil (you can get it from Kindle Unlimited for free). It is first of a trilogy featuring the same cast of characters. Part of that cast is a family of psychotic, sociopathic serial  killers – a family!

OK, I knew it was a thriller/murder mystery but I didn’t realize how twisted it would be. About 80 or so pages in I had deduced certain secrets, had a vague idea where the plot would lead and my anxiety started to mount. I flipped ahead to the last 2 or 3 chapters to see how it ended and then returned the book. There was no way I was going to read the middle. Now this is a trilogy – 2 more books featuring the same cast of characters – the nice people who are the victims – and at least one member of the serial killer family.

I just borrowed the third book of the trilogy just so I can read the last few chapters and take solace in the death (I’m assuming the serial killer dies) of the baddie. I’m not reading the second book of the trilogy, or even the first part of the third – the baddie in these books is really bad – I can’t take it.

starThis morning’s ear worm is the Tastykake jingle – “So much fun to put in your tummy, Tastykake cakes and pies” but would you believe there is no Youtube for this? I found a Tastykake fan page on Facebook and they keep referencing it so I know I’m not hallucinating this.

starIt’s been 4 months since Miss Frankie Lulu Belle died. I miss her so much. I think I see her sometimes, waddle-waddling around the apartment. I think I hear her walking around at night. I think I can feel her jump up on the bed at night. Day time, night time – I feel her still here. I miss her so much. It’s odd to live without a cat, 50 years I lived with cats – I miss Frankie –

16 thoughts on “I’m a wuss and other stuff

    1. Frankie never shut up! She had something to say about everything! I’ve had Siamese cats (known for being big talkers) who didn’t talk as much as Frankie. So quiet here with her gone…so quiet.

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      1. There’s this myth about cats being non-communucative and distant. Last night my sister’s cat looked at me and meowed loudly because he wanted me to pet him. He’s very affectionate. They are just as sweet and opinionated as dogs, the style is just different. ๐Ÿ™‚. I am sorry you miss her, I know that’s hard.

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        1. Please don’t get me started on how amazing, intelligent, loyal cats are. Cats own you, you don’t own cats. I love dogs, they are so sweet but cats – they are just so special.

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            1. It is that! Love โค๏ธ that! Piss off and go away…oh yeah, Miss Frankie had that as her mantra. In a coupla days I’ll post more “piss off and go away” videos. Thanks for that very apt description…๐Ÿ˜‚

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  1. I love the video! Especially the little meow at 30 seconds in. There’s no such thing as pet owners. They’re the owners.

    I’ve been listening to Jealous by Labrinth on repeat ever since you posted it.

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    1. Yes, cats own you, body and soul. What’s that saying “cats were once worshipped as gods and they have never forgotten that.” LOL The lyrics to ‘Jealous’ are brilliant in a literary way – the metaphors! as well as the emotional content – “I’m jealous of the way you’re happy without me…” Killer song and perfect as performed

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  2. It’s clear that Miss Frankie was more annoyed with you than you were with her being on the counter! She had such a big personality so I can imagine how her presence is missed so very much.

    I’ve not read Oliver Twist but I have to agree, I prefer happy endings! For some reason I started reading Obama’s book nearly a month ago and it’s so detailed that I’ve read only 200 pages out of 700+ pages. I keep going because it reminds me of what an intelligent person in politics is like!

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      1. Oh, don’t get me wrong – GoT is fantastic (until seasons 6, 7 and 8), but yeah – George R R Martin had no problem killing major characters – as absolutely would have happened in the situations they found themselves in.

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        1. My husband read the books and then started watching the show (when we had HBO which we longer have) and he didn’t care for it. I had no interest in it just based on what I read of the story line…so again. I don’t give a flip – zero interest.


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