Sorry, I’m Open

Sunday, June 27, 2010
Posted in category Just Stuff


I’m open for business again. I noted that I had not made a blog post in 2+ weeks – a record for me! Shame, shame.

I’m back in Michigan, after my trip to Tennessee, where I stayed with my “survivalist” friends at The Farm, drinking the best hooch ever made, along with homemade elderberry wine and wild cherry wine. Sadly, I am addicted to elderberry wine (poured over ice), and there is no gettin’ it up here. Help!

I rode the Harley for 6 hours yesterday, with a friend, and I came back with a big sunburn on top of my dark tan, and my hair is reeking of platinum blond after being cooked by the sun for a few weeks. I look like a towhead glow worm. Scary.

It was 100 degrees down in Tennessee, along with very high Southern humidity. No air conditioning, but the best swimming holes ever. You sit your ass in a beach chair in the creek, and that’s called “Tennessee air conditioning.” I miss the farm, along with the pigs, ducks, geese, dogs, cats, chickens, and the rooster calls waking me up at 3:45 am.

I’ve got plenty of new inspirations for new projects/writings that I’ll be mentioning in the coming days/weeks. And it seems there is lots of material out there just ready to be gobbled up.

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4 Responses to Sorry, I’m Open

  1. Jeannie Queenie says:

    June 27th, 2010 at 4:01 pm

    Yeh, she’s back and this deserves a song just for Karen….but let’s pretend that these guys are singing Welcome back Cutie, instead of Kotter, okay!

    A burn on top of a tan….wow, sounds like you need a heavy duty skin program to restore all those essentials to your skin. Can I recommend to you Karen a great way to keep that skin looking vital and healthy. Buy some apricot oil and first wash your face with Greek Olive Soap, and then while face is damp, slather a small amount of it (less than dime size) onto your face and neck and massage it in…then take a hot washcloth and press it into your skin for a minute of so to enable the oil to penetrate your pores.
    I have been doing this for a few decades…a very cheap routine. Greek olive soap costs only about a buck a bar and lasts for months..the apricot oil/6-8 oz costs about $10-$12 and lasts a whole year. I have never believed in spending big bucks on cosmetics, but still like to look good. I get frequent compliments for my skin, and at this age, that means a lot to me. Then again, I never took up smoking..for that’s a skin killer.

    Am still laughing at your Tennesse air conditioning….sounds like you had a great time and yes, we missed you, but summertime has most of us busy with all sorts of stuff so it was actually nice to have a reprieve. Now sit back and enjoy this oldie but goodie.

    At 1:16 is a message from your fans…..why, there are even some pads and pencils in this one to get you back to writing again!

  2. Iluvatar says:

    June 27th, 2010 at 6:59 pm

    @ JQ – Hey ya’

    You forgot where KDC lives. This is her welcome back song (lol!!):

    I did just the opposite. I am tanning through (last weekend’s) ~burn (OK so I only got a little red). Off the SPF 4 last weekend and in baby oil only this weekend/week.

    Now I am a brownie and will have to avoid the state of AZ for the rest of the summer.

    Skin care: in the sun, baby oil (I will slide right on by you), after the shower, Aloe moisturizer (might be bad for you). But as a dark French man 2nd gen from the Cote D’Azure, my skin seems ok w/ that. Can’t speak for everyone.

    And oh hey? Anyone notice that census employee comment a ways back? Informed10. I wouldn’t recommend wasting any time replying – but could you believe the absolute audacity of that dude (2nd paragraph)!

    It was so over the top that I thought it was a hoax – or that KDC had a very wicked sense of humor…

    You can find it here – I replied initially b/c it was sort of addressed to me (sorry boss!):

    Is this Orwellian strong arm tactic the bomb or what???? And yeah, you go get your census Nazi buddies to come ask my neighbors about me since I didn’t tell you.

    My answer (meeting the politeness margin call here)?: Go pound sand F-S!

    See? No cuss words (your imagination must complete it for you, grinning!).

  3. Rick Vandeven says:

    July 1st, 2010 at 6:49 pm

    Elderberry wine is the greatest. I still have a small amount in the basement that my late grandfather made in 1957. I am almost afraid to drink the stuff! I think that the last time any of the wine was consumed was after my little sister’s funeral in 2002. Maybe it’s time.

  4. Michael says:

    July 4th, 2010 at 10:03 am

    Finally. I was having KDC withdrawals…


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