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Some things may be better left in the past

March 25th, 2009 (09:35 am)

current mood: content

Forever I've been intending to do a post about Facebook and the surreal nature of connecting with people from the past. This is not that post. This is a post which proves that you really can find anything on the Internet.

For some reason, I was remembering a 45-record giveaway from Lays Potato Chips. Or some potato chip company; maybe it wasn't Frito-Lay. HOWEVER, I remember Debby and I putting the 45 on the record player back when we were sweet young things, then she, our mother, and I stared at each other open-mouthed. One of us finally said, WHAT THE HELL IS THAT? Then we laughed until we cried, and it became, forever after, our standard of crazy ass music.

What the hell that was was the Legendary Stardust Cowboy, and damn if he doesn't have a Wikipedia entry, a web site, a MySpace account, and YouTube clips. Because I adore all of you who read here, I won't link you to any of that, even though David Bowie HIMSELF says he took the name for Ziggy Stardust from the obscure Legendary Stardust Cowboy. The Ledge, as he's called, reminds me that just as is true of writers, there's always somebody who'll like what you do. You just have to find your audience.

Today, we are bombing The Compound residences for fleas. Tim dropped the hounds at the "spa" for a day of grooming on his way to cater to the whims of Boss Lady Hanley. I set up a temporary office in the garage while Tom set off the flea bombs. Then he picked up some breakfast for me on his way to work. Benefit of being in the garage: I'm enjoying the lulling sound of the dryer while I wash all the dog bedding. I have my coffee, my green tea, my computer, and a Julie Smith mystery. Later, I may walk to Starbucks because the air is nice and cool.

Not a bad life, I think. I hope the Ledge is having a good day, too.


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