Razing The Majestic

0FA7C205-B34D-443B-A7E9-5C288AA8FCA0Georgia turned away from the window, tears welling up in her eyes. “I can’t believe that the city is razing the old Majestic Theater in order to build luxury condominiums. It makes me feel so tristful.”

“Tristful? What the hell does that mean, Georgia?” Edgar asked.

“Oh, you’re so pathetic,” Georgia said. “It means sad or sorrowful. And that’s how I feel about what they’re doing to the old Majestic.”

You, my dear, are such a drama queen, Edgar said. “And when did you start speaking in such a highfalutin manner? Why not just say it makes you sad. Tristful? Really?”

“Do you realize, Edgar, that the building that houses the Majestic is nearly a century old?” Georgia said. “I think we need to march on City Hall tomorrow to repudiate the actions of the mayor and the city council. They are not being consistent in their designation of historical sites, and the Majestic certainly qualifies as one.”

“Well, I can’t go tomorrow, Georgia,” Edgar said. “I have an appointment with my urologist about how best to treat my kidney stones.”

Written for Paula Light’s Three Things Challenge prompt, where the three things are “kidney,” “window,” and “drama.” Also for these daily prompts: Ragtag Daily Prompt (tristful), Fandango’s One-Word Challenge (highfalutin, The Daily Spur (manner), Word of the Day Challenge (nearly), Your Daily Word Prompt (repudiate), and Daily Addictions (consistent).

The Free Spirit

0F25EB82-01FE-4AF4-9B4E-B34A51C2AB00Sally thought of herself as a free spirit. She was independent, unorthodox, and uninhibited. She would always do things on her own terms, embracing whatever she wanted to do and doing it, regardless of other people’s opinions.

Some admired Sally for being unconventional. Others thought she was disgraceful and shameless. But she didn’t care what others thought of her. She was her own person and rather enjoyed being a topic of conversation and the center of attention. She had a passion and a zest for life and wouldn’t tolerate anyone who tried to clip her wings.

But Sally had to face the harsh realities of living in a material world. She didn’t want to depend upon others for the necessities of life, like shelter, food, and clothing. She knew she needed to earn money to fund her independent, free-spirited life style.

After giving it much thought, Sally decided upon a pursuit that she thought would enable her to continue in her independent, unorthodox, unconventional, uninhibited ways and yet pay the bills and then some. She ended up getting a job as an exotic dancer at a high class, exclusive gentlemen’s club.

Being a stripper gave Sally everything she, as a true free spirit, wanted. When she was on stage strutting her stuff, all eyes were on her. She loved the attention and she relished the hungry, wonton stares of the people, both men and women, she was receiving. And, of course, like icing on the cake, there were the very generous tips.

Some of Sally’s friends thought she was selling out, but Sally found nothing wrong with taking off her clothes and dancing naked for an appreciative audience. After all, she rationalized, there exists a very fine line between being a free spirit and an exhibitionist. And as a free spirit, that was a line Sally decided she was more than willing to cross, especially if it meant survival.

Written for this week’s Word of the Day Kira’s Sunday Scribbles prompt.

Weekly Song Challenge — Love, Food, and Sunshine

Musical NotesFor this week’s Weekly Song Challenge, Laura has asked us to post three videos — a song that reminds us of a loved one, of food or drink, and of rain or sunshine.

Her rules are:

  • Copy the rules and add them to our own post, pinging back to Laura’s post.
  • Post music videos for our answers to the musical questions.
  • Tag two people anyone who wants to participate!

So here goes.

1. Post a video of a song that reminds you of a loved one.

2. Post a video of a song that mentions a food or drink.

3. Post a video of a song that talks about rain or sunshine.

Okay, now it’s your turn. Give it a go.

Share Your World — Jaded

Share Your WorldMelanie’s Share Your World post asks some quick and, um, shall we say, dirty (?) questions. I hope my answers will do justice to her questions.

If you had to sum up the whole human species in 3 words, what would those words be?

Greedy, selfish, and irrational. Yes, I’m feeling very jaded these days when it comes to my opinion about the human species.

Where is the strangest place you’ve relieved yourself? Obviously in an emergency situation.

I was at a party at a friend of a friend’s house. I had had a lot of beers and had stuffed myself with the tacos and mini-enchiladas they had for eats. It was maybe around 10:00 or 10:30 and I started to get severe stomach cramps, so I ran to an upstairs bathroom, flung open the door, and was surprised to find a young woman sitting on the toilet. Well, I’d say she was equally as surprised to see me as I was to see her. I apologized to her and without a word of explanation, I pulled down my pants, squatted over the bathtub, and let her rip. It was quite an explosion.

What is the worst smelling place you’ve ever been?

The bathroom where I barged in and took a dump in the bathtub. I really felt bad for the young woman who had the bad luck (and bad timing) to be sitting on the toilet.

How drunk is drunk enough?

When your drunk enough to take a dump in a bathtub while a woman you’d never met before was sitting on the toilet witnessing the whole stinky mess.

If you’d like, please list five things that are priceless to you.

At the risk of sounding jaded (again), I believe that these days, just about everything and everyone has a price. Sorry, but it seems that nothing is “priceless” anymore, not even integrity.


3d288ec5-af3b-41c3-952c-383226d1f6e3.jpegYesterday, Di, over at Pensitivity101, posted that she had been nominated by two different bloggers for a Mystery Blogger Award. She dutifully answered the questions posed to her by the bloggers who nominated her. But when it came to nominating other bloggers for the award, Di wrote, “As I’ve skipped the nominations part, would anyone like to answer my five questions?”

Hey, I’m someone who would like to answer Di’s five questions. So here goes:

1.  How would you describe your perfect partner in 30 words or less.

I truly believe there is no such thing as the “perfect partner.” That said, I think having a partner who always has your back comes pretty damn close to perfection.

2.  What’s your favorite Bond movie and why?

I’ve always been partial to “Goldfinger.” Even though it was the third Bond movie, it was the first one I saw. And Sean Connery was, in my opinion, the best “Bond, James Bond.”

3. Would you take a bath in something like baked beans or spaghetti for charity?

Nope. As I answered for question five below, I don’t  even take baths in water!

4. How many pairs of blue socks do you own?

None. Most of my socks are white sweat socks. I still have a few pairs of black socks from before I retired that I haven’t worn in almost three years, but I keep them, along with one pair of black dress shoes “just in case.” 

5. Do you prefer a bath or shower?

I honestly can’t remember the last time I took a bath. So it’s definitely a shower.