Playin’ Catch-Up

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I admit it, I haven’t done much writing lately BUT that’s turning out to be a very good thing because I think, in many ways, “Stay With Me” will turn out to be my very first Ghost Story. Let me explain, there’s this show called “Supernatural” that my daughters have tried to get me into since its very first episode. They begged. They pleaded. They swore up and down how much I would LOVE this show! But all I could see were a couple of kids running around chasing ghosts and I thought; I’ve already seen every episode of Scooby-Doo and loved them, you know the old ones, the goods, no crappy Scrappy.

I put off having anything to do with it until recently. It runs instead of “Bones” or “Castle” in afternoons one day a week in a little marathon type of a thing and several times I found myself stopping on it to watch and being completely, utterly, hopelessly lost! Last week Miss Nicole took pity on me and bought me the first 3 seasons of the show on DVD. I’ve been binging. Yes I have.

Yes, I realize it all changes after Season 1 and some would say it gets less ‘hokey’ but I have enjoyed the hell out of seeing nearly every ghost story that I adored as a child come to life on the small screen. When did “The Hook” I was actually giddy. :) It is one of my all-time favorite ghost stories and most people pass it by as being ‘too simple’ or something but that’s the absolute beauty of that story; no frills.

Spoilers maybe if you haven’t seen this show….

At the end of Season 1, I was jolted when the truck hit the car and drove it off the road but found myself simultaneously thinking; I hope they’re alright AND Oh shit! The CAR! NO! NOT THE CAR!


It was sad when dad died but I saw it coming so I was unable to be really sad over it and my thoughts again returned to; Awww, too bad, sorry dad. Now when you are going to FIX the car!

It’s back on the road and I’m a happy camper. LOL Hey, what can I say? I love Classic Cars and to see one crushed is heartbreaking for me even if it is TV.

Now I would like to publicly acknowledge that my children were right, this is a great show and I love it. I can’t wait to watch all of them and catch up on NetFlix or Hulu or something. Even if I have to buy the rest of them on DVD that’ll be good with me. And that Dean….he’s really cute. I like him. He reminds of Elvis. I don’t know if it’s the accent or the upper lip or the brow line but something about just screams ELVIS! Yes, in my younger days and even today, I love Elvis Presley. I do. It’s true. I’m not ashamed.

So we’re going to get some ghostly type things in “Stay With Me” now that I have been reminded of just how much I loved a good, simple, straight-out Ghost Story. We’ll be exploring The Comb…Witches’ Valley (Harvest Home, anyone? Yes/no?) in more detail along with Kate’s coven. She got a magickal name, those of you who read the OF WAR Series will recognize it. :) Her coven sisters also received magickal names and I’m really hoping my old coven sisters don’t mind, I just can’t help seeing them (and myself) sitting around the kitchen table doing our thing as I write. If nothing else, it should be an interesting little story that I’m trying to keep from being somewhat repellant at the very end. I think I found the path to it. We’ll see. Like “Dream Weaver” it’s going to be somewhat auto-biographical. You know me, my life is an open book, I see no reason to change that now.

On to other things….

Today is my wonderful husband’s 50th birthday! Woot! You know what that means. Yep, I snagged my first chance to have sex with a 50 year-old this morning! Hey, man, it is Hump Day! LOL

We’re celebrating in the traditional Gorman Family manner; tacos and cake. The girls will be here soon to celebrate with us. Miss Nicole bought him a new game when she bought me “Supernatural” they’re serving as birthday/anniversary presents. I bought him “Battle of the Five Armies” which we watched last night. Of course today I find out the Extended Edition came out yesterday too but, damnit, I couldn’t find it! We have QUESTIONS that need answers! I’ll have to look for it over the weekend when we go clothes shopping. Hubby has lost so much weight since the accident his pants just fall off him! He came downstairs dressed for work the other day and his belt was squeezed so tight to keep his pants up that he looked like a cartoon character. I was kind enough to tell him he couldn’t go out like that. Bad idea. Sorry. Love you.

Come Sunday we’ll be celebrating again….29 years married! What do you think about that? And they said it would never last! LOL Yes, on our wedding day both sets of parents gave us ‘six months’. ha ha ha. (Come July we’ll be together 31 years.) We’re going to new-to-us Italian restaurant to celebrate our anniversary. I’ll let you know how it goes. Everyone says its wonderful and I’m looking forward to a big plate of Chicken Parmesan maybe with a nice Chianti but no fava beans. ;)

Some Days….

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So, I read about a California lawyer who wants to make it legal to kill gay people. You can Google it yourself, that’s just that article I picked for demonstration purposes. Somewhere in the back of my mind the words; Thou Shalt Not Kill echoed, I have no idea where they came from. ;)

I read about a New Hampshire Congressman who can’t tell the difference between a State Bird and abortion. Wow! Just…wow!

I read about Religious Freedom Laws 2015 Style (these are not your forefathers Religious Freedom Laws)
I don’t mind seeing these laws enacted so long as we 1) have clearly printed signs on every business openly stating who they will not serve 2) those who back these laws don’t start crying and whining when said laws are used against them. Fair’s fair after all.

Then I read a bit of truth about my least favorite book/movie straight from a cast member and had a little ray of hope shine down on me It didn’t even bother me when posters started trying to twist his clearly printed words with back story into saying that wasn’t what he said at all. I figure they can’t really read anyway, at least not for comprehension, so it was just par for that particular course.

That ray quickly disappeared as the day wore on and things became very hectic. By the end of the day I found myself wondering if that California lawyer wasn’t on to something. Not about gay people. No. I honestly believe he may be on the right track but have the wrong target. How about targeting Stupid People? No, no, no, not those among us with some sort of mental disability, I mean honest to goodness Stupid People. Those with whom there is absolutely nothing wrong whatsoever yet time and again they make you think; How have you survived this long?

If you call a place of business on a Monday that is not a holiday during business hours and someone answers the phone do you:
1) Automatically assume they’re open for business
2) Ask if they’re open for business
3) Hang up

If you said 1…I love you. So far you get to live. Lucky you.

If you call a place of business to ask a question and discover you have the wrong department because the nice lady on the other side of the phone politely informs you of such, do you:
1) Say thank you
2) Say ‘you’re an idiot, lady!’
3) Hang up

Did you guess 1 again? My goodness you’re batting a 1000 today!

If you call a place of business and ask their hours, upon being told said hours do you:
1) Say thank you
2) Ask if the person will stay an extra hour or hour and a half for you
3) Hang up

If you have parked your car and are getting out and you see a car ahead of you getting ready to leave do you:
1) Get on the sidewalk
2) Walk right behind the car that’s backing up so the driver has to slam on the brakes to avoid hitting you and then give the driver the finger
3) Wait a few seconds out of the driver’s blind spot so they can see you as they back up and then pull out

If you said 2…that’s one strike. 1 or 3 are both acceptable answers.

If you are at a red light and you are in the wrong lane do you:
1) Stay in the wrong lane and figure another way to your destination, it can’t be that far out-of-the-way, right
2) Back up in heavy traffic, forcing those behind you to also back up or be hit by you, and then nose yourself to the bumper of the car in the correct lane
3) Stay in the wrong lane and jet ahead of everyone else when the light turns green cutting off the driver who knows where they’re going

Yes, 1 is the correct answer again…it really is, it may be inconvenient for you but chances are there’s a quick way back to your route just around the corner.

So, I’m proposing the Stupid People Eradication Act. What do you think? It’ll be just like that California lawyer; anytime you see or hear someone do/say something unbelievably stupid…you shoot them. Right there on the spot. I’ll even break down and buy a gun so I can participate. Well, I’ll be an Ass Shooter, you know. Small caliber bullet into the fattest part of the buttocks. Maybe the foot or knee cap. You shoot to kill if you like although I really do prefer the good wound in such cases. But, you know, if the offender already has visible bullet hole scars I guess there’s no other choice being a repeat offender and all; head shots only, please.

This would, of course, apply to all members of Congress where shooting will begin on a first-come-first-save basis. It would also apply to your State Congresspeople. I’m not really ready to include the President of the United States (no matter who it is at any given time) but I am open to negotiation on the matter. Yes, of course, it would most definitely apply to Yahoo! posters. Well, people to who post anywhere really but let’s start with Yahoo! Perhaps we’ll get enough of our point across there to not need to move on to anywhere else. :)

I Wrote A Letter

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Yes, I did. I wrote a very nice one paragraph letter addressed to that collection agency today with full copies sent to Lawrence and Memorial Hospital and our lawyer. I wanted to write something nasty, of course I did, but I was legal secretary for nearly a decade so….

I simply informed the collection agency of the origins of the claim, that said claim would be settled within a reasonable time frame, and out of said settlement all outstanding medical bills would be paid. Kindly direct all future correspondence and phone calls to the lawyer here’s his address and phone and number. Thanks so much. Buh-bye.

We’ll see what happens. If nothing else there’s a response on file with all concerned parties.

We’ve paid a shit ton of money out-of-pocket over this between 2x a week PT and prescriptions and…oh yeah…an ambulance bill for a rather outrageous amount of money that also oddly just couldn’t wait. Yes, co-pays for doctors visits to the GP (what an idiot he is, seriously…grrrr) and the Ortho who sees hubby once every 3 months or so to judge his progress and/or lack thereof. It’s my understanding that we’ll get the money for these co-pays and the rest back in the settlement and that Blue Cross will be reimbursed by GEICO.

Let’s hope that’s how it goes because to tell you the truth, I have refrained from doing my taxes this year for so long simply because I’m terrified of getting lost in the quagmire with all of this. Just thinking about it makes my head throb. Yes, I know I should have done it already because we’re part of Blue Cross and they got hacked and its altogether possible that someone somewhere has already submitted a CT State Income Tax on my behalf and received whatever refund we may have been entitled to. OY! I’m seriously considering using H&R Block this year, I’ve always done our taxes but this is just out of my league. Some of the payments were done with the HSA card and others straight out-of-pocket with the debit card. My stomach’s turning just typing this. What a nightmare.

Any tax preparers out there? I could really use your assistance!

If I hear anything from them before this nightmare is over I’ll be sure to give you a Progress Report.


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