Sunday, September 24, 2006
Before I get started on this motherfucker..this is the second time I have done this post...blogger ate the first one...and I found out one thing...you can scream, cuss and throw you're converse tennies across the room....and it won't come back..so if this isn't as good as the first one...well, you won't ever know will ya...but I will and I am really pissed.
I used Suicide Blond for a tag line as I used to be a blonde and even though I don't think I was actually suicidal, anyone who drinks as much as I did...must have had it in the back of their mind...at least once or twice..I finally figured out what I did in 1990...besides drinking myself into several alcohol related deseases..I worked..and worked alot..I had pretty much burnt all my bridges with Paint, Lumber co's and hardware..so I had my own one woman cleaning company, plus I worked for another cleaning company. I cleaned the offices of the Waco paper and a 3-story Methodist Church.I worked at the Church with my oldest son D. and 2-3 other people.I really enjoyed working at the Church but because of my great parenting skills my kids were known for pretty much two things:farting and giving the finger...oh..and all of us swear like sailors on shore leave..So working with D at the Church led to some serious, yet funny situations..We went to work between 7-8pm and worked till 10-midnight...depending on the night..most nights we were out of there by 10:30..but if they had dinners or special events it took us longer and Fridays we had to vacuum the church area which was a huge job..took 3 of us...and during fall it was an extra chore as the crickets swarmed and vacuuming up dead or dying crickets and smelling them cook inside the vacuum, well it's a smell like you have never smelled before..We wore rags on scarves over our nose and mouth or we would have been puking in the pews...it was gross.
I used to drive J crazy as I would either whistle or sing songs and never knew the words to the songs and would be singing'I found my thrill..on Blueberry Hill, and lala humm lalalalallalaldo daaaall....whistle the tune,lalalal..hummmm on blue berry hill....'and the next time I would pass J he would be 'lalalall blueberry hill, damnit Jackie, now I have that song in my head and I can't quit singing it.'I would laugh my ass off...He told me once that he went home with the song Hearbreak Hotel in his head and it stayed there the entire weekend....Made my day.
D and J were always trying to spook us by jumping out of closets or banging on windows so I had pretty much gotten over being scared at unexpected noises..so when someone banged on the window in the Kids room, I just flipped them the finger and went on my way..thinking it was D or J....it wasn't D or J..it was the pastors wife who had left her purse..so got my ass chewed for that one..much to the delight of my son...D was the champion in our family for farts..he would cock his butt and rip out the loudest and foulest farts ever..small children were known to flop over from the fumes...The church's basement is where all the cleaning supplies were and D was down there alot getting us supplies, etc. and we would press elevator button to have him send them up ..he would get in the elevator..fart..and then send the elevator up....we would open it up to be greeted by his noxious fart and just about gag...Once I shouted down the elevator shaft after a blast from the basement'fuckyou, you little asshole'....I got in trouble for that one too...Methodists have no sense of humor...
During all this working I still continued to drink...I had taken my GED the year before(married at 16 remember) and had made the second highest score ever on the written exam. This so excited the powers that be, they encouraged me to go to college and take English and writing classes..but they also added on a bunch of other shit..like fucking algerbra and psychology..(????????) I was working 5 cleaning jobs...5 days and 5 nights and 7 days and 7 nights drinking...Then the book store job came back into town(had worked for them the year before) and so I had all those jobs plus the book store job and 18 hours of school...This shit was seriously cutting into my drinking time.I was coming and going so much I could kiss my own ass..So naturally I quit school...It was just too stressful and needed the jobs to take care of me and my daughter...but I had been trying to stop drinking..I would actually stop drinking for 3-6 weeks..then say 'see, I can quit drinking..I just did.' drunks are so funny.
So as I was working my way through 1990...The World Wide Web debuts, General Manuel Noriega surrenders in Panama and Yugoslavic communists end their 45-year monopoly of power. The Soviet Union relinquishes sole power and finally the South African government freed Nelson Mandella after being in prison for 27 1/2 years..(Does anyone remember the song 'Free Nelson Mandella?'...'Free Nelson Mandella ....Free Nelson Mandella'...that's it...only song I knew all the words too, well with the exception of the Bluebonnet song...)
1990 saw the launching of the Hubble Space Telescope and the launching of the U.S. Soviet summit accord on arnament. Western Alliance ends cold war and propose joint action(yeah, how's that working?)with Soviet Union and Eastern Europe. U.S. appeals court over turns Oliver North's Iran-Contra conviction.(fuckers)Iraqi troops invade Kuwait and seize their petroleum reserves, setting off Persian Gulf War.(what is the difference between Sadaam going into their country for their oil and our going into Sadaam's country for THEIR oil?)East and West Germany reunite.The Republicans get a set back in the midterm elections.(hopefully like this year)
Gorbachev assumes emergency power.Leaders of 34 nations in Europe and North America proclaim a united Europe.Margaret Thatcher resigns and is replaced by John Major and Lech Walesa wins Poland's runoff presidential election.
Pretty interesting year...music was getting better but still..some of it sucked the big one...like:'Can't live without you'by Nelson.But Madona rocked with'Vogue and Justify Your Love,'I'm your baby tonight'by Whitney Houston,'Here and now'by Luthor Vandross,'Janie's got a gun'by Aerosmith,'Vision of love'by Mariah Carey,'I wanna be rich'by Calloway,'Rhythm Nation and Black Cat'by Janet Jackson,'Joey'by Concrete Blonde, and a song that I am embarrased to admit....I like...liked it then..like it now...'Ice Ice Baby'by Vanilla Ice. Ok..you can stop laughing now..cause...'You cant touch this'by MC Hammer(and now He can't touch his money..his house, his car...etc..cause he blew it all.)'It must Have been love and Dangerous'by Roxette,'Pump up the Jam'by Technotronic,'Cradle of Love'by Billy Idol,'This old heart of mine by Rod Stewart and Ronald Isley,'Here we are, Cuts both ways,and Oyo mi cantro'by Gloria Estefan,'Close to you'by Mad Priest, 'Everybody Everybody'by Black Box,'Heart of the Matter'by Don Henley,'Blaze of Glory'by Jon Bon Jovi,'Downtown Train'by Rod Stewart,'Tom's Diner'by Suzanne Vega,'Freedom'by George Michael,'Bad Love'by Eric Clapton,'Lambada'by Khaoma,'Step by Step'by New Kids On The Block,'Pictures of you'by Cure,and
'Unskinny Bop'by Poison.
ohhhh we're rocking now...get down,get dirty..get funky
(waving one finger in the air)...wheeeee...
'Hungry'by Lita Ford,'Dirty Deeds'by Joan Jett,'All I wanna do is make love to you'by Heart,'L.A. Woman'by Billy Idol,
'Black Velvet'by Alannah Myles,'Up all night'by Slaughter,
'Deadbeat Club'by B-52's,'The way you do the things you do'by
UB-40,'All my life'by Linda Ronstadt and Aaron Neville,'That's what I like and Swing the Mood'by Jive Bunny,
'Love will lead you back'by Taylor Dayne,'Cherry Pie'by Warrant,'All around the world'by Lisa Stansfield and a song that I love by a singer I love,'From A Distance'by Bette Midler..'Epic'by Faith no more and a song that my oldest granddaughter would sing at the top of her lungs in the car seat..."Free Falling"..by Tom Petty.Who could ever forget 'Killers' by Seal,'Just like Jesse James'by Cher,'Wouldn't it be nice'by The Beach Boys,'Hold On'by En Vogue,'Hold On'by Wilson Phillips,'Summer Rain'by Belinda Carlisle,'Sacrifice'
by Elton John,'Love Shack'by B-52's,and that lovely lovely bald headed Irish lass...Sinead O'Connor's 'Nothing Compares
to you.'(got any pictures of the Pope you want ripped in two?)
'Advice for the young at heart'by Tears for Fears,'Bird on a Wire'by the Neville Brothers,'Right Here Right Now'by Jesus Jones,'Blue Sky Mine'by Midnight Oil,'Higher Ground'by Red Hot Chili Peppers,and a song by a group that I met in Waco at a convience store...I saw them all duded up in their rock and roll attire and said'are you anyone?'(im so slick) and the leader of the group (who's name escapes me..married to Kate what's her name..Goldie Hawn's daughter)said 'no, but we will be.'It was the week before they were to appear on MTV for the first time..So I got their autographs for the granddaughters..Which I am sure they lost..anyhow..'Hard to Handle'by the Black Crowes..
Country music was still sounding like pop with fiddles to me, but I had my favorites like:'Friends in low places,'by Garth Brooks,'Come Next Monday'by K.T. Oslin(love that song),'Black Velvet'by Ronnie Lee,'Oh, Lonesome Me'by Kentucky Headhunters(wonder what ever happened to them?) and 'Silver Stallion'by the Highwaymen....
There were some pretty good movies and I have seen them all..like Dances With Wolves,Reversal Of Fortune,Misery,Goodfellas,Ghost,Home Alone,Pretty Woman,Dick Tracy(stupid movie) and a great movie...Millers Crossing..
Stars flickered and went out...Ava Gardner, Greta Garbo,Capucine, Jill Ireland,Sammy Davis,Jr,Jim Hensen,Stevie Ray Vaughn and one of my all time favorites...Robert Cummings...so...was it good for you...since it was the second time for me....I will go have a smoke...nah....to make that a trifecta.I would have to have a beer and get laid...see you in '91...