I'm a liberal pagan living in West,Texas..yes that West,Texas

Friday, October 13, 2006

1994..THE STARS AT NIGHT..ARE BIG AND BRIGHT..DEEP IN THE HEART OF WEST, TEXAS




My time in San Francisco was running out and all the stores were closing up I Finally had hired some trust worthy people and got to see the 2 places I wanted to see..Haight/Ashbury and Chinatown.I had been in the Haight/Ashbury area back in 1969. I had heard my friend 'dirty ron' was staying on Haight and Cole, so I stood on the corner and yelled'dirty ron...wake the fuck up'...after about 5 minutes he stuck his head out of a window and said'sonofabitch, you're like the fucking F.B.I. you can find anybody anywhere'...Judas Priest, people were screaming "F.B.I. and running down the street.That was fun.
I spent most of my free time in Chinatown where I spent most of my money
..buying stuff for the granddaughters..I loved it there..
Finally it was time to go...mj was going back with me but was coming back ...I kept thinking she would change her mind..she was just 20 years old..what 20 year old wants to move by herself 1,300 miles away from all her family... but when you have a family like ours...ha..it was just always her dream to live there and now that she had friends and a job(tending bar...not 21 but they didn't know that)so she was going to say hi,bye and then head back to San Francisco.We left and I was going to go down highway 1 so she could see the coast and the ocean...but it was raining really hard and I thought .nah...our luck there will be mudslides, and there were..we lucked out again..But all the way across the country we were like 300 miles in front of a snowstorm...we pulled into D's drive way(our heater had gone out about 500 miles back)when the sleet hit..the snow hit about 2 hours later..not bad but we saw pictures of the snow we left in our wake..which reminds me ..the earthquake wasn't in 1993, it was Jan. of 1994...
Since
I didn't have a house anymore, I stayed with D.and his family..got to spend time with N.and the new baby H.which was wonderful..It took awhile before I got to see Jenny and Jamie as Thom and K had gotten a divorce and that was my punishment,finally got that straightened out and got to see and be with all the girls..My first order of business was to bury Bill..these wonderful people at the Dog Hospital kept Bill in a freezer till I could come back and bury him..he is in a pet cememtary in Bellmead and I go see him when I can..
My sec
ond order of business was to find a place to live..and had already decided to move to West.No one was crazy about me moving there..but that is what I wanted..found a little house about 1 1/2 blocks from our swimming pool..which the girls loved when they came to spend the week end with me..I had gotten a severence pay from company as I didn't want to move to New Jersey, which was their next great idea...so we parted ways..My kids didn't want me away from home again...so I went to work at Community Grocery store to keep me out of trouble till I found a real job..So..life is good..I'm home in West, Texas..my granddaughters visit me all the time...(think it was the pool)and I have one of my dogs(Honey) and my two cats..Chuck and Al..no more pan handlers, no more icy wind off the bay, no more working from 8am to midnight..but plenty of kolaches and people waving at me ..even if they didn't know who I was...I was home.
Wor
ld events were a tad exciting this year..Nancy Kerrigan was attacked and later found out to be fellow skater
and so
me of her thug friends.Major eathquake jolts Los Angeles and 51 die.Clinton ends trade embargo on Vietnam.Aldrich Ames, high C.I.A. official, charged with syping for Soviets.Four convicted in World Trade Center Bombing.Mexican presidential candidate assassinated.Rwanda genocide of Tutsi's by Hutus begins. Estimated 800,000 slaughtered in 100 days..South Africa holds first interracial national elections.Nelson Mandela elected president.President Clinton is accused of sexual harassment while governor of Arkansas.Congress votes protection for women's health clinics.Nicole Brown Simpson and Ronald Goldman are found stabbed to death on the steps of her Brentwood home.O.J.Simpson is arrested and jailed for their killings.
Supreme
Court offroves limit on abortion protests.Senate confirsm Stephen O. Braeyer for Supreme Court. Women's Health Clinic Doctor shot dead outside Florida clinic.Major League baseball players strike.'Carlos the Jackel,'the international terrorist is captured.IRA declares cease fire in Northern Ireland.Small plane crashes into White House.(I had forgotten all about that)Baseball owners end season and cancel the World Series(and baseball ain't been the same since).U.S. sends forces to the Persian Gulf. Ulster Protestants declare a cease fire.Oct. 17th Ronald Reagan,83,announces that he has Alzheimer's Disease. Newt Gringrich named House Speaker.Oct.19th Ronald Reagan,83,announces that he has Alzheimer's Disease. Bentsen risigns as Treasury Secretary. Oct 21st.Ronald Reagan,83,announces that he has Alzheimer's Disease.Still.
Music, music music..we have music..yupper..we have "She don't use jel
ly'by The Flaming Lips,'Spoonman'by Soundgarden,'The man who sold the world'by Nirvana,'All I wanna do'by Sherly Crow,'Ill make love to you and On Bended Knee'by Boys II Men,'Crazy and Amazing'by Aerosmith,'I Swear'by John Michael Montgomery,'The Sign'by Ace of Base,'Can you feel the love tonight'by Elton John,Back and Forth and At Your Best'by Aaliyah,'Fantastic Voyage'by Coolio,'Mr.Vain'by Culture Beat,'Mr. Jones'by Counting Crows,'Whatta Man'by Salt n Pepa,'Endless love'by Mariah Carey and Luther Vandross,'What's up'by DJ Miko,'All for love'by Bryan Adams,Sting,and Rod Stewart,'All Apolgies'by Nirvana,'Return to Innocence'by Enigma,'Always'by Bon Jovi,'Prayer for the Dying'by Seal,'Moving on up'by M People,'What's my name'by Snoop Doggy Dogg,'Laid'by James,'All I want is you'by U2,'Without You and Any time you need a friend'by Mirah Carey,'Wild Night'by John Melloncamp and Me'shell Ndege Ocello,'Don't turn around'by Ace of Base, and 'Love is All Around'by Wet Wet Wet.....Oh boy...we is rocking now...everybody now....diddy bop....
'Having a Party'by Rod Stewart and Ronnie
Wood,'Basket Case'by Green Day,'The Most Beautiful Girl in the World'by Prince,'Bump and Grind'by RKelly,'Come to My Window'by Melissa Ethridge(great great song),'Loser'by Beck,'Mary Jane's Last Dance'by Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers,'Found out about you'by Gin Blossoms,'Better Man and Corduroy by Pearl Jam,'Streets of Philadelphia'by Bruce Springsteen,'Sweet Jane'by Cowboy Junkies,'Secret and I'll Remember'by Madonna,'Black Hole Sun'by Soundgarden,'Big Empty'by Stone Temple Pilots,'Closer'by Nine Inch Nails,'God'by Tori Amos,'I stay away'by Alice in Chains,'Backwater'by Meat Puppets,'Low'by Cracker,'Gin & Juice'by Snoop Doggy Dogg,'Dunkie Butt'by 12 Guage,'Sabotage'by Beastie Boys,'I'll Stand By You'by Pretenders,'Un done(the sweater club)'by Weezer,'The more you ignore me the closer I get'by Morrissey,'Stay'by Lisa Loeb adn Nine Stories,and last but not least..."Living In Danger'by Ace Of Base.Country music is not country to me any more..it's pop with fiddles,like 'But I Will' by Faith Hill.Alan Jackson kinda kicked it with Summertime Blues and Indian Outlaw by Tim McGraw.
Music lost some great's this year..from two different times and two different styles but still both were great ...Henry Mancini and Kurt Cobain.

I think this was a sucky year for movies..except for one.Pulp Fiction...I love that movie..and a movie that I think is the dumbest, least funny movie I have ever seen....Forest Gump.At the end of that movie..I sat there and thought to myself..'You have got to be kidding me?'...dumb dumb dumb.. To balance it out there was The Lion King,True Lies,The Santa Clause and Speed.Hooorah!One of my favorite actors died this year and really messed up my Soap Opera watching..Mac Donald Carey, who played old man Horton on Days of our Lives..sigh*..Cesar Romero,John Candy,Burt Lancaster, Raul Julio and to prove that vampires do die...Peter Cushing...But a little tiny baby was born that year and she brings us lots of joy in her movies today...Dokota Fanning...so another year...pissed away...ha..so what where you doing this year? tell me all about it...

15 comments:

Reel Fanatic said...

I'm totally with you on Forrest Gump ... A friend who I normally trust quite a bit convinced me to finally break down and watch it a few years ago, and it was simply wretched .. I called her immediately and demanded to know just what was supposed to be so good about it, and she couldn't come up with any reasons to watch it herself ... what a waste of time

Lauren said...

`94 was a big year in many ways. Thanks for the memory jog on a few of those. . .

In May, I woke from a sound sleep to pain I had never experienced before. . . thought it was a heart attack. Turns out (after 2 months of doctors dickin' around), I had a ruptured disc in my neck.

I had surgery on July 6 to fuse my C4 and C5 vertebrea and spent July and August rehabing by the pool in my new apartment complex. Not bad duty actually. . .

Two weeks after returning to work, I was rear-ended on the freeway and found myself back in the hospital. No serious injuries, but it scared the shit outta me. Truck totalled, but AllSnake gave me a new one. . . Eventually. . .

I also severed all ties with my sons after they told me to go pack sand. . . Their loss. . .

You never cease to amaze me JS. . .

BTW: Yes, Forest Gump sucked. . . BIGTIME!!!

HUGGSS!!

yellowdoggranny said...

reel fanatic: thanks for agreeing with me..forest gump..sucks..
lauren:wow..i didnt get into it as i didnt start having operations till 95..but my back was screwed up and ended up having 4 back surgeries..(had one in 85 too)dont remember much as i was doped up all the time..hey..that's 3 of us that thought forest gump sucked...we smart..

Josh said...

Jackie Sue, did you keep a journal all these years or do you just have an amazing memory? I can already tell that I'm not going to be able to remember things to the extent that you do.

texlahoma said...

I think Ronald Ray-Gun had Alzhimers when he became president. By far the most over rated president.

yellowdoggranny said...

josh: no journals...and it's weird how i probably couldnt remember this shit if i wasn't trying to..but it's coming up to 4 back operations and lots of drugs..so dont know how much i will remember then.
bluebeer:yupper..wouldnt doubt it..i know the old fucker pretended to be deaf when he didnt want to answer a question.
ya sneaky bastid...

Anonymous said...

The only way this could have been better is with a sound track. This was a sad year for baseball, watching the millionaires and the billionaires fight over money. You're right, it hasn't been the same for me since then. What the war couldn't stop, greed could. O, well, plenty of good things that year. Oh, and I kind of liked Forrest Gump, but I would like Tom Hanks in almost anything.

Babs1 said...

Did Ronald Reagan announce that he has Alzheimer's Disease?
I still have not seen that movie and plan to never see it.
Hmmmm... 1994... think I was living with a dickhead boyfriend that was drunk all the time and I was stoned most of the time.

Anonymous said...

bill was a lucky guy to have a friend like you.

as corny as "having a party" is, i still love that sont.

yellowdoggranny said...

jan: but the tigers are winning! and even though i love tom hanks...nothing could save that movie in my eyes..i love gidget playing his mom when they are the same age...it stretched my mind into places i didnt enjoy..
babs:dont waste your money..i dont care what anyone says...It sucked! i think ronald reagan announced that he had alzheimes' disease..maybe not..
ahh, yes.. dickhead boyfriends..i remember them well...
rubyrocks: no i was lucky to have him...I named him after my daddy..how could i go wrong with his as my best friend...plus he did an elvis impersonation....man i miss that dog..

Anonymous said...

Good to hear that you were able to see your grandchildren after their parent's divorce. Kids are always a casualty in these things, and as a result they sometimes end up losing contact with important people in their life just because someone wants to punish someone else.

Counting Crows, Mr. Jones. I was just listening to that the other day. Always loved that guy's voice in that particular song.

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Anonymous said...

I was having my mid life crisis dressing up like a cow girl, hat boots, the works, and going to this little bar called Shooters. A country western bar where I met the Wayne Renn band and became very good friends with them. I have pictures. My girls were just teasing me about the cowgirl clothes, hat or no hat, hat or no hat and I would make them tell me cowboy hat or not. They always chose the hat. I loved my cowboy hat and boots. Damn

JBlue said...

I was in Maryland and got married that year. Ended up back in Missouri, though.

yellowdoggranny said...

ccyberoutlaw: it was touch and go for awhile..the ex was convienced that during thedivorce(while i was slaving away in san fran)that i was going to come kidnap the girls..so i had to covience her that i just wanted to be in their lives..not steal them..stupid stupid stupid..they are 19 and 17 now and very close..isnt that a great song?
nancy: i cant see our little indian princess as a little cowgirl..but i bet you were cute..
jublue:did the marriage last??