MENTAL NOTE

"Though we cannot make our sun stand still, yet we will make him run."
Blue, resist the urge to use facebook. You can do it. Good luck.
Cats and dogs can be friends. So can cowboys and indians. So can we.
Why try to be the best when there's no hierarchy in heaven?

Wednesday, June 14, 2017

When Time is NOT on Your Side (Happy Birthday, Blue)

Forty-seven. How in the world did that happen? One moment I'm writing a thesis on Working Girl (1988) back in 1990, the next I'm 47. When did time decide to pull a fast one on me, "but good" (quote, unquote)?

I guess I wasn't paying attention, but what else is new? So, in honor of time making incredible fools of all of us, I thought I'd be lazy for a change ─ Hey, it's my birthday and I've been on a diet for months! ─ and treat you to the snack that is my favorite scene from Working Girl, starring Melanie Griffith, Sigourney Weaver, Harrison Ford and Philip Michael Bosco. Now, if you're thinking, Melanie Who???, all that means is you're a spring chicken, unlike me, but you're still invited to my party. Brace yourself: I'm serving Daucus carota (carrots) and Beta vulgaris vulgaris (beetroot). Notice the vulgaris part... Doesn't that make you drool? (wink wink)

And... action!

Excellent scene! Now, excuse me while I go and check my not-so-bony ass in the mirror. Have a nice day!

Blue

39 comments:

  1. Bony Ass? Not exactly in, quoth the Kardashians.
    Happy Birthday to Blue
    47? Pshaw...Wait till you get the 7 on the end and an 8 on the front. Then you can talk about bony and SAGGY asses.

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    1. I was waiting for you to say that, and of course you're right, but still... one moment you're 20-something, and suddenly you're twice that age. Saggy ass... well, if I keep losing weight the way I am now, I might get a prematurely saggy ass. How's that for another birthday present?

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  2. Good not to have a bony ass
    Can hurt when you sit on a hard mass
    A little plump
    Gives it a lump
    More comfy that way
    But still in shape at your bay
    But but you skipped her vacuuming at your sea
    Does Angie vacuum that way for thee?
    A good one indeed
    Happy Birthday at your feed!

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    1. Hurt it sure would
      In any neighborhood
      Or in a moat
      Or on the road
      Like a toad...
      Ah that vacuuming scene is great
      I'd better watch it again
      It's never too late
      Angie would rather beat me with that thing
      Goodbye ding-a-ling!

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    2. Angie may beat you for watching it
      She'd give your ding-a-ling a hit?
      Ouch, better stay on her good side
      Don't want such a vacuum cleaner ride

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    3. That she would
      In any neighborhood
      Lucky me
      In the place to be

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    4. Yep, shows she cares
      As she whacks your wears

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  3. What a great scene!

    My darling, Blue. I wish you the most wonderful of birthdays. I hope it is filled with excitement and smiles. My present to you is a lifetime of love and loyalty and massive hugs. :) X

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    1. Thank you, Jules. That means a lot. Can't anyone beat a present like that!

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  4. I saw Working Girl when it was fairly new, and don't recall a thing about it. But if it'll make you feel any better, I recently watched Melanie Griffith in Something Wild for about the sixth time, and enjoyed it as much as ever.

    Oh, well. Happy Birthday, Blue... and don't worry about getting "old." There will always be those that are older... like myself!

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    1. Great opening line haha! Not a single thing? Not even that scene where she calls her husband a ssssssssssnake?

      Something Wild... I like the sound of that, so off I go to check it out... again.

      But do you feel old?

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    2. Nope, don't recall that scene. I do remember Melanie Griffith vacuuming topless, because it got so much press at the time.

      And I didn't feel old when I hit thirty, forty, or fifty, but when I hit sixty last November, yeah, I felt it.

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    3. Sixty... must be the new 47. No?

      Yes, I remember that scene very well.

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  5. Happy birthday! Forty-seven isn't bad. It's still not fifty. That's no fun, trust me.

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  6. Happy birthday!!! We blink and we do get "old." Happens to the best of us! Enjoy the day!!!

    betty

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    1. Even to the best of us? That can't be right... right? ;)

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  7. You share a birthday with our flag? Happy Birthday, Blue! You will always be younger than me!

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    1. You bet. I wasn't born in 1777, though.

      I will always be younger than you? Does that make me a spring chicken, too?

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  8. I almost feel like I saw this movie now...wait, maybe I did? I don't know, can't remember. You know how it is when you get old Blue! Happy Birthday!!!

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    1. Yes, I know :D

      Thanks for stopping by, Alicia!

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  9. I imagine everyone in the background in that last scene murmuring to each other, "Wow, she really DOES have a bony ass. Look at that thing."

    Sigourney Kardashian she is not. That's okay, though, because I guess if it came down to it, I'd prefer a bony ass to an over-inflated flesh diaper.

    Happy birthday! Don't worry, 47 is the new 33. Or something like that. I say that as a 33 year old who can't believe he's not in his 20s anymore.

    No, wait, 33 is the new 25. I'm good.

    Math is awesome.

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    1. Excellent comment. "Wow, she really DOES have a bony ass. Look at that thing." I nearly fell off my couch. See, now I want to see that thing myself... I mean... well, maybt if I had a time machine...

      You know how to make math sound awesome. That's quite a feat.

      Thanks, fellas.

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  10. You're right, we do age in the blink of an eye. I'm turning 34 in a few days and I have no idea where the time went!

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    1. If only you could be thirty forever... No?

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  11. Happiest birthday Blue!

    Also, I've been on a Harrison Ford kick and have watched Patriot Games, Clear and Present Danger, and Witness all in the last two weeks

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    1. My favorite one is... Presumed Innocent. Have you seen that one?

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  12. Happy Blueday, I thought you were 77, so hooray, you're much much younger!
    Why is beetroot double vulgaris? Is it so vulgar it turns red?
    Bette Middler is turning Working Girl into a Broadway play

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    1. See, now Ifeel young again. All I needed was some Dezzy magic.

      Yes, it's that vulgar.

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  13. I love that movie. You are still a pup at 47. I am elderly and falling to pieces like a stuffed animal that was once loved too much by a child. Happy birthday to you, Blue.

    Love,
    Janie

    I grow old . . . I grow old . . .
    I shall wear the bottoms of my trousers rolled.

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    1. A blue pup. How about that? Thanks, Janie. Now, as for those rolled trousers...

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  14. I had forgotten about that movie, now I want to watch it again. So to keep in line with the theme here is a song!

    Happy Birthday to you
    Happy Birthday dear Blue
    May all your dreams come true
    Make a wish, maybe make a few
    if I could, I give you that shoe


    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cv-0mmVnxPA

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    1. Carly Simon... Thanks for the song, True. I thinks it's a terrific opening song.

      Now, excuse me while I go make a wish.

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  15. Happy Birthday Blue!!!!!!! I hope you have a marvellous day!!!!!
    I was born in ahem 1970 ahem too, so am with you with the where did the time go. Please God, please don't bring back shoulder pads!!!

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    1. Hey, look who's here! I sure had a helluva day, dinner and presents included. What do you mean, "Please don't bring back shoulder pads"? Would you say they are worse than skinny jeans with holes the size of Texas? :)

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    2. Yay for a helluva day!!!

      Hell yeah - I don't mind a skinny jean with holes - although they ones I have on today are in tact :-)

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    3. In tact... Is that... a fact? :)

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  16. Happy Belated Birthday Blue!! May all your dreams come true! I love that movie! I want to see it again now! Take care and Big Hugs!

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    1. Thank you! I feel so old I need a cake. Wait.... I'mon a diet.

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