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One-Liner Wednesday – Always makes me laugh

I love this!! Thanks Linda!!

Photo: Winston, my beagle/Basset hound cross with an expression that says “Seriously?” with the caption, “Outside of a dog, a book is a man’s best friend. Inside of a dog, it’s too dark to read.” ~ Groucho Marx

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Retired St. Louis Police Captain David Dorn Mattered – Where Is the outrage

My sister shared this post on her Facebook page and I want to share because it is so impassioned from this young man Graham Allen. It is long but please watch this video.

From Graham Allen – This is the longest/most raw video I have EVER made…


Where is the outrage?! Where are the screams for change?! You can not calim to stand for justice and equality then pick and choose who that belongs to…..ALL OF US MUST DO BETTER!! WE ALL MUST CHANGE!!

I will not be shaken!!!!

I watch the news once a day, normally in the morning between 6 & 7, because if you watch more than that you are only seeing regurgitation of the exact same stories and film at noon, 4, 4:30, 5, 6, 9 and 10.

Every single media outlet is in my opinion inciting more fear, stress, depression and triggers for individuals over the COVID-19 pandemic.

It also does not help that the current occupant of the White House must be in front of the cameras everyday with the people whose noses are so far up his tail and they are constantly praising his leadership!

I have not seen a true president, he has not calmed the country nor the economy down throughout the pandemic thus far. He continues his xenophobic ways by calling COVID-19 the Chinese virus, which does nothing but cause more xenophobic behavior in our country.

COVID-19 does not discriminate as we can see, it is unfortunate that the first truly reported hotspot was in Wuhan China. We must be better than we have been and remember that “BUT FOR THE GRACE OF GOD, THERE GOES I!!!”

San Antonio is about to be pretty much shut down in the effort to prevent the spread of this horrific virus. Cruz and I are okay with this. Will we hurt financially, possibly but we both have our own underlying health issues and need to be careful. We will continue to live our normal lives and keep as much of our routines as possible.

I also lovingly say, if HIV/AIDS hasn’t killed me in over 23 years and my alcoholism and cocaine addiction off and on over the last nine years hasn’t killed me – no COVID-19 is gonna kill me either!!! I WILL NOT BE SHAKEN!!!

Cruz and I send our thoughts and prayers to everyone everywhere being affected in any way because of COVID-19

That’s what’s in My Rattled Cage, thanks for stopping by!!!

Playing Cath Up – Love Is In Da Blog – Day 8

The category for Day 8 was for a Love song about love that lasts forever for #Love Is In Da Blog. You can never go wrong with a country song from the 1980’s, Randy Travis’  “I’m Gonna Love You Forever”!

That’s what’s in “My Rattled Cage”! Thanks for stopping by!!



You may think that I’m talking foolish
You’ve heard that I’m wild and I’m free
You may wonder how I can promise you now
This love that I feel for you always will be
But you’re not just time that I’m killin’
I’m no longer one of those guys
As sure as I live, this love that I give
Is gonna be yours until the day that I die
Oh, baby, I’m gonna love you forever
Forever and ever, amen
As long as old men sit and talk about the weather
As long as old women sit and talk about old men
If you wonder how long I’ll be faithful
I’ll be happy to tell you again
I’m gonna love you forever and ever
Forever and ever, amen
They say time take its toll on a body
Makes a young girl’s brown hair turn gray
Well, honey, I don’t care, I ain’t in love with your hair
And if it all fell out, well, I’d love you anyway
They say time can play tricks on a mem’ry
Make people forget things they knew
Well, it’s easy to see it’s happenin’ to me
I’ve already forgotten every woman but you
Oh, darlin’, I’m gonna love you forever
Forever and ever, amen
As long as old men sit and talk about the weather
As long as old women sit and talk about old men
If you wonder how long I’ll be faithful
Well, just listen to how this song ends
I’m gonna love you forever and ever
Forever and ever, amen
I’m gonna love you forever and ever
Forever and ever, forever and ever
Forever and ever, amen
Source: LyricFind
Songwriters: Don Schlitz / Paul Overstreet
Forever and Ever, Amen lyrics © Sony/ATV Music Publishing LLC, Universal Music Publishing Group

Playing Cath Up – Love Is In Da Blog – Day 6

Day 6 was for a Love song about weather or with weather in it for #Love Is In Da Blog. I have actually chose two versions of I Can’t Stand the Rain”. The first is by Ann Peebles from 1974 and the other is from Tina Turner from 1984. But I have also chosen one of my favorite Eurythmics songs “Here Comes the Rain Again”.

That’s what’s in “My Rattled Cage”, thanks for stopping by!!!

Playing Catch Up – Love Is In Da Blog – Day 5

Day 5 was for a Love song about making love for #Love Is In Da Blog. While I was never a huge Boys to Men fan, “I’ll Make Love to You” is such a great song. It is probably one of the only songs of theirs that I really know and love!!!


That’s what’s in “My Rattled Cage”, thanks for stopping by!!!

Playing Catch Up – Love Is In Da Blog 2020 – Day 4

Day 4 was for a Love song for your first love for #LoveIsInDaBlog. I have chosen “The Dance”  by Garth Brooks. This song epitomizes every single relationship that I have had from my fiancé Dawn Renee Larson when I was 18 and knew I was at least bisexual as did she to my now 19 year marriage to the most wonderful man that God could have ever brought into my life, My Cruzer!!!!

That’s what’s in “My Rattled Cage”, thanks for stopping by!!!

Love Is In Da Blog – 2/1/2020 – “Baby It’s Cold Outside”

I am so excited that Bee Halton has started the 2020 version of “Love Is In Da Blog”!

So we all have heard that winter classic “Baby It’s Cold Outside”. While it is a song that never gets old during the holidays, I really loved the updated revamped version sung by John Legend and Kelly Clarkson. The two judges from The Voice rewrote the lyrics to fit our modern times and in my opinion it can have the staying power as well.


John Legend and Kelly Clarkson – “Baby It’s Cold Outside”

Baby, It’s Cold Outside
I really can’t stay (baby, it’s cold outside)
I’ve got to go away (but, I can call you a ride)
This evening has been (I’m so glad you that you dropped in)
So very nice (time spent with you is paradise)
My mom will start to worry (I’ll call the car and tell him to hurry)
My daddy will be pacing the floor (wait, what are you still livin’ home for?)
So, really, I’d better scurry (your driver, his name is Murray)
But maybe just a half a drink more (oh, we’re both adults, so who’s keepin’ score)
What will my friends think? (I think they should rejoice)
If I have one more drink? (It’s your body and your choice)
Ooh you really know how (your eyes are like starlight now)
To cast a spell (one look at you and then I fell)
I ought to say, “No, no, no, sir” (then you really ought to go, go, go)
At least I’m gonna say that I tried (well, Murray, he just pulled up outside)
I really can’t stay
(I understand, baby)
Baby, it’s cold outside
I simply should go (text me when you get home)
Oh, I’m supposed to say no (mm, I guess that’s respectable)
This welcome has been (I feel lucky that you dropped in)
So nice and warm (but you better go before it storms)
My sister will be suspicious (well, gosh your lips look delicious)
My brother will be there at the door (oh, he loves my music, baby, I’m sure)
My gossipy neighbor’s vicious (I’m a genie, tell me what your wish is)
But maybe just a cigarette more (oh, that’s somethin’ we should probably explore)
I’ve got to get home (oh, baby, I’m well aware)
Say, lend me a coat (oh, keep it girl, I don’t care)
You’ve really been grand (I feel good to touch me hands)
Don’t you see? (I want you to stay, it’s not up to me)
There’s bound to be talk tomorrow (well, they can talk, what do they know)
At least there will be plenty implied (oh, let their mind do this, and-)
Ma’am, I really can’t stay
Baby, just go
It’s cold, baby
It’s cold, baby
But, ooh, I don’t wanna go
It’s cold outside
Source: LyricFind
That’s what’s in “My Rattled Cage”. Thanks for stopping by!! 

What a difference???

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I have not written a post since May 2, 2019. There have been may things that have happened since that last post. but more on that later. The best thing that has happened is that I was hired as the Lead Sales Associate Part-Time for the Dollar General and started working on 6/3/19. Even better than that the full time Lead Sales Associate just up and turned in their keys and walked out on 7/4/19 – which in turn allowed me to be promoted to Lead Sales Associate Full Time also giving me the ability to have full benefits.

Yes, the recovery journey continues with hiccups but they are coming fewer and further between each other.

It has been interesting adjusting to a schedule that is not set in stone, I am glad that I am sitting behind a desk – but the standing and constant walking is taking a daily toll on the hips causing me to be extremely tired – but that is a good thing. I love the fact that I am interacting with people daily and many of them are regulars that we see everyday.

I also attended the wedding of my youngest niece on 6/23/19 and that was a wonderful event. I will writ more on that later with pictures.

That’s what’s in “My Rattled Cage”, thanks for stopping by!!!