a hardly memorable memorial day



i watched the memorial day service from the arlington cemetary this morning and was impressed that our national embarassment managed to give a speech that was properly respectful, without any self aggrandizment or whining about fake news and how he's getting abused by the press, like he did at the  annapolis commencement.  

then my friend arianna showed up for a planning session  on our road trip.    we planned on hooking up with the dead and company tour, but that fell through, largely because the venues aren't allowing tailgating and without tickets, we had no reason to go if we couldn't vend.  ari has a friend who has a gig in LA we'll play at mid week next week and we both have friends scattered all along the track into the city from indio.    

i spent the better part of the day in bed nursing a sore face.  there is a plate in my jaw that sticks out through the gum that gets inflamed occasionally.  today was one of those days 

there was a gem show in big bear but it got cancelled due to a death in the producer's family.  it was being put on by a rock shop that is holding something in store without vendors we're going to call on with our stones.  then we'll probably hang out hustling tourists somewhere in the area.  if there are no public spaces we can get away with it, there are several flea markets in the area. 

i spent the better part of the day in bed nursing a sore face.  there is a plate in my jaw that sticks out through the gum that gets inflamed occasionally.  today was one of those days.  i ran ari and her friend off and crawled into bed midafternoon and didn't get out of it until after dark.   now i'm rested too much to sleep easily and my face hurts too much too concentrate on doing anything constructive.  maybe i'll do my dishes.   

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Comments (12)

  1. magnocrat

    If your looking for justice then take to religion it promises absolute justice in the afterlife.
    However don’t look to nature she kills indiscriminately and people struggle indiscriminately to climb the ladder of success. The curious thing is often those who climb hardest and highest often hope for a double wammy when they have shuffled off this mortal coil.
    Was there a better time in recorded history to live ? or would it depend on your birth circumstances?

    May 30, 2017
    1. tjtooter

      if you’re looking for somebody’s blog to babble blather on, you’re in the wrong place, honey. what does this comment have to do with anything i wrote or even the meme i wrote with it.

      May 30, 2017
  2. magnocrat

    I leave you to find the link.

    May 30, 2017
    1. tjtooter

      i bid you adieu. i do not engage passive/aggressive people who argue irrationally and make off topic remarks.

      May 30, 2017
  3. GoldenPig2012

    I was cringing as I watched Trump start his Memorial Day speech. After his commencement speech at the Coast Guard, that whining, it’s all about me debacle……….yeah. But, he managed to NOT, for once, make it about himself.

    I’m sorry you are in pain. I hope you heal and feel more “yourself”. Human plans go awry all the time. My Memorial Day weekend was spent in misery and I rose above it by not murdering my beloved. We do that, we be US, despite whatever the hell others are doing or not doing.

    May 31, 2017
    1. tjtooter

      thanks. i painted it real well with tea tree oil and by morning the swelling had gone done and the pain subsided.

      May 31, 2017
      1. GoldenPig2012

        Whatever works, darlin’, whatever works.

        June 01, 2017
        1. tjtooter

          keeping my mouth shut is what works best. it’s when i’m talking too much that it gets inflamed.

          June 01, 2017
          1. GoldenPig2012

            Well, that works for me, too, at times. Discretion can be the better part of valor, but……….I WILL speak when I think I should, we all should. Yes, it can mean a debate or argument or some asshole being an asshole. But, so?

            June 02, 2017
            1. tjtooter

              huh? it has nothing to do with talking to assholes. talking too much with nice people gets my jaw inflamed too.

              June 10, 2017
  4. GoldenPig2012

    tjtooter, oh, eye roll…………………..forgive my language and labeling……………………………interacting with people, in general, usually irritates me.

    June 12, 2017
    1. tjtooter

      lol. it’s ok. i can relate.

      June 13, 2017