Wednesday, December 18, 2013

"Happy Thanksgiving"

I am late in writing what I'm thankful for. Here goes:

I am thankful for the classic movies from yesteryear. Specifically, the black and white ones from back inna day. Casablanca, the Maltese Falcon, and the Creature from the Black Lagoon come to mind.

I am thankful for my barber. Even tho he's in his twenties, we share some interests. From the Fab 4 to Texas Hold'Em.

I am thankful for old Betsy, my Buick Park Avenue circa 1997. She's  roomy which fits my 6'5 inch frame just right. She's showing her age. The paint, which is flaking especially in her rear, has fielded a few comments that perhaps old Betsy could be featured in an ad for Chick Fil-A. Ouch. Needless to say, it hurt her feelings. Mine too.

I am thankful for Chicago, not the city, but the band. They are now my favorite band-well, second place-cos nobody compares to the Fab 4. For them not to be in the R/R HOF is a travesty.

I am thankful for my two sons.

I am thankful for Rock, who peruses my forays into the infantile on a daily basis.

I am thankful to have missed the Thanksgiving Holidays via a well-known cafeteria chain. Nuff said.
I must have worked at least 25 years ( inna row ) on TGiving.

I am thankful for James Bond via Sean Connery. And the soundtracks that accompanied the movies.


I am thankful for da Stones and their creation of "Gimme Shelter." A tune that would help give me inspiration to write those forays into the mercantile, er, infantile back-where else-inna day.

I am thankful for Larry Bird and the Celtics of the 80's. McHale, Parrish, DJ et al. And that I got to watch their playoff struggles. 

I am thankful for old Betsy's mama, whose name happened to be old Betsy as well. She was an 86 olds 98, and the only car I've ever had that had some git up and go. RIP old betsy's mom old betsy.

I am last but not least thankful for Golden Pond, my blog of almost ten years. A chronicle and diary of my pursuits, dreams, and failures.

Gimme shelter, v.c.




Anonymous said...

Gainfully unemployed at this time, a tip of the hat back at you. rock on lubys

vietnamcatfish said...

Sorry to hear Rock. Thanks for reading. I just haven't had the time. Gimme shelter, v.c. Last month I talked to longtime mgr at ex associate, and he told me they have been shutting the doors in Hotlanta. How's Luby's doing? Good luck in your job search. And Merry Christmas.

Anonymous said...

Always knew the Beatles were
your favorite band since I first started reading ur blog. I almost have to agree with you. However, stating that Chicago is now right up there as a favorite surprised me. That being said... I'm with you, especially the CTA and Terry Kath material. Maybe you and I appreciate the brass, woodwind part because we both played, and we were both descent T-Bone players in the band, Keith too. Anyway, I still listen to em' in the car on an old CD my friend made for me. We both saw them at Lake Spivey. Best band ever with brass, sax, flute, etc. with a rock band, in my opinion. Slippery

vietnamcatfish said...

It's true Slippery. Chioago number 2. Apologies to Neil Young, da Bears, er, da Stones, Bobby Dylan, and Foreigner. Double vision and all that.

Merry Christmas-hope you had a good one-and Happy New Year.

P.S. I'm also thankful for the time spent with your dad. He turned us on to music we never would have experienced otherwise. And I spent 8 years under his tutelage.