“Heartbreaker,” by the Rolling Stones, from Goat’s Head Soup.
It was the first thing I thought of when I saw the prompt. You know me.
Due to the trouble I’m having with my knees, I’ve been staying upstairs in my office a lot. Not the ideal situation (I’d rather be downstairs with Mary, though I’m sure she appreciates the time off from me), but one must make do in situations like this one. I’m anxious to start the physical therapy that, God willing, will strengthen my legs enough to where dealing with stairs is no longer an issue. I contacted Speedo about the pool shoes, and they said that their standard sizes have enough stretch that I shouldn’t have any problem with them. They recommended a size, and I chose to order a couple of pairs in the next size up. They’re due some time next week (at the latest, the following Monday), so if they fit I’ll be able to call and get myself on the schedule with the physical therapist. Pray that I’m able to get on her list
In the meantime, I’ve been reading blog posts and commenting, I’ve listened to more baseball the last few nights than I have all season (which ends this Sunday, at least for the hometown boys and the White Sox), and I’m giving Spotify another chance. They’ve made some definite improvements to the user interface, and made it much easier to work with, so I’m kind of enjoying it. Not enough to pay the exorbitant fee for commercial-free and all the other goodies, but still enjoying it. Today I’m listening to the “80’s SophistiPop” station and hearing a few bands I was familiar with then (The Thompson Twins, Swing Out Sister, Level 42) and a whole lot of music that’s new to me.
I’ve also been playing with YouTube. For a person who thinks TV was better before cable, when all you had was the broadcast channels, it’s a gold mine. There are users that have whole videos of entire evenings of TV on one network, minus the actual programs, so what you end up with are the commercials, bumpers, station breaks, news updates, and anything else that was on, even portions of newscasts. You’d be surprised at how relaxing it is, and what a kick it is to take a look back at what was au courant back then. Kind of weird to see commercials for pantyhose again. I mean, do women even still wear them?
Stream of Consciousness Saturday is brought to you each week by Linda Hill and this station. Now here’s Joyce Dewitt for Undie L’eggs pantyhose.
You just knew I would do something like that, didn’t you?