Monthly Archives: February 2008

Delayed Gratification

In this day and age of instant gratification, here’s my story of the opposite.  Actually as I am writing this, the gratification part is not done yet.  I will write about this anyway, because what is a little more delay compared to the length of the first delay.

Ever heard of the Eagles?  The band that has been resurrected after hell froze over in 1994?   My story is about them.

One day in 1995 or 1996 (even probably 1997), while at the tail end of a weeklong bout with flu, I found myself well enough to get my own breakfast downstairs. But I was not willing to crawl back to my sick bed afterwards.  So I lazily parked my big butt on the sofa and decided it was a perfect day to just chill in front of the TV and probably catch one of those 80s Molly Ringwald starrers.  While flipping channels, I came upon MTV and the Eagles were singing.  I always thought of myself as a rock fan—loved all the monster ballads and the big hair rockers of the 80s.  So I stayed to hear one song (still searching for a teen movie I had loved as a teenager to come), then another, then I found myself still tuned in at the end of the concert.

Luckily, MTV was featuring a marathon of the reunion concert for six hours.  I watched and watched over and over.  I had my fill.  I also became an instant fan.

Immediately after that I went to find the DVD and the CD.  I thought the price was high for my taste.  I told myself that once the hysteria over the reunion has subsided, then the price would go down.

2007 came and I still did not have either the CD or DVD.  On one trip to Fry’s I found a copy including their most recent FAIRWELL I tour.  The price of the first concert DVD had not gone down much in 10 years. So I was decided to get it then.  Dearest hubby said, check online (yeah I shop online too).  Plus, it was not on the budget, you know.

After our emergency trip to Bangladesh and Singapore in January, I told my hubby that I have some left over pocket money from the trip.  He suggested I put it back in the bank but I said I’d rather not.  He asked if I had plans for the money and I said yeah.  Those Eagles DVD are going home to me.  He said go ahead.

Okay, so I physically don’t have them yet, but the fact that I can have them anytime I want and because it’s in the budget makes me a bit giddy sometimes.

I know you all want to tell me:  GET OVER IT!

*******UPDATE:  I have just purchased yesterday the LONG ROAD OUT OF EDEN double disc and the FAREWELL I tour DVD.  Two down, one to go.  Yay!  I am so psyched!!!!!

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Posted by on February 19, 2008 in Uncategorized


A little Friday delight


 Dear Miriam, 

The other day I set off for work leaving my husband in the house watching TV as usual.

I hadn’t gone a hundred yards down the road when my engine conked out and the car juddered to a halt.  I walked back home to get my husband’s help.  When I got home, I found him in the bedroom.  I couldn’t believe my eyes.  He was parading in front of the wardrobe mirror dressed in my underwear and high heel shoes, and he was wearing a make up.

I am 32, my husband is 34 and we have been married for 12 years.  When I confronted him, he tried to make out that he had dressed up in my lingerie because he couldn’t find any of his own underwear.  But when I asked him about the make up, he broke down and admitted that he has been wearing my clothes for six months.  I told him it had to stop, or I would leave him.

He was made redundant from his job six months ago, and he says he has been feeling increasingly depressed and worthless. I love him very much, but ever since I gave him the ultimatum, he has become increasingly distant, and I don’t feel I can get through to him anymore.  Please can you help?

                                                                                  Mrs. B, Essex

  MIRIAM SAYS……A car stalling after being driven a short distance can be caused by a variety of faults in the engine.  Start by checking that there is no debris in the fuel line.  If it is clear, check the jubilee clips holding the vacuum pipes onto the inlet manifold.  If none of these approaches solves the problem, it could be that the fuel pump itself is faulty, causing low delivery pressure to the carburetor float chamber.

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Posted by on February 16, 2008 in Uncategorized



Well, happy….you know.

ATT00005 (34K, 435 x 396)

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Posted by on February 15, 2008 in Uncategorized


A Little Poem


Originally uploaded by airam94564

By Mother Teresa

People are often unreasonable, illogical, and self centered,
Love them anyway

If you are kind, people may accuse you of having selfish, ulterior motives,
Be kind anyway

If you are successful, you will win some false friends and some true enemies,
Succeed anyway

If you are honest and frank, people may cheat you,
Be honest and frank anyway

What you spend years building, someone could destroy overnight,
Build anyway

If you find serenity and happiness, some may be jealous,
Be happy anyway

The good you do today, people will often forget tomorrow,
Do good anyway

Give the world the best you have, and it may never be enough,
Give the world the best you’ve got anyway

You see, in the final analysis,
It’s between you and God,
It was never between you and them anyway.

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Posted by on February 7, 2008 in Uncategorized


Heartache Tonight (On Super Tuesday)

Somebody’s gonna hurt someone
Before the night is through
Somebody’s gonna come undone
There’s nothin’ we can do

There is gonna be heartache tonight,  I know. 

I thought these line from the Eagles song kinda set the tune for tonight. 

So, who’s hurting tonight?

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Posted by on February 5, 2008 in Uncategorized


Superbowl Sunday, down….

Super Tuesday to go.  So boys and girls did you like the outcome of the game yesterday?  Not interested in football at all, I went out to the grocery and started to eat my take out dinner of pollo colorado when I turned the tv on thinking the game must be over by now and House would soon come.  But no, I saw some exciting plays by both teams in the last few minutes of the game.  And yes, I was glad that the NY Giants won.  I root for the underdogs even when I don’t understand the game.

 Now to Super Tuesday….this one’s exciting too.  Regardless, it’s going to be a history-making choice…first black or first woman your choice.  I already sent in my absentee ballot so all I am doing now is waiting with fingers crossed.  Ok now that I have been sent an absentee ballot that meant I am a registered non-Independent, right.  Guess! 

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Posted by on February 4, 2008 in Uncategorized


Oceanic Six

Another term has entered our collective consciousness, Oceanic Six.  I love the way the writers cleverly coin terms that are catching. 

So, who are these Oceanic Six?  Bloggers are piping in their 2c worth.  We all know that Hurley, Jack, and Kate are three of them, now name the other three–the writers egg us.

Let me take a crack at it…..I vote for Sayid (or Sayeed?) simply because if there is one person in the island who knows survival that would be him. Next would be Sawyer, well I don’t want to break the love triangle of Jack-Kate-Sawyer now would I?  Besides, Kate mentioned “him” waiting for her, Sawyer I thought.  Now the third one is difficult.  Maybe Desmond?  No reasoning involved, pure guess work.  Let’s wait and see if my choices hit the mark.

Good job, LOST writers, twas a very good season starter.   

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Posted by on February 1, 2008 in Uncategorized