Bitch on the Blog

June 8, 2013


Filed under: Friends — bitchontheblog @ 21:34
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As daughter of  friend gets married  today, oldest friend phones me last night:  Golden boy, his youngest brother (aged 51), has been felled by that which we all, most certainly I do, fear most. That which lodges itself in a most inopportune place (the brain). Just like that. One minute here, gone the next.

Enter news. As just read. The world, apparently, holds its breath: Nelson Mandela is on the way out. What do you expect? The guy is over ninety. Oh, yes, and over here. Prince Philip too … is over ninety. Ever the optimist: Do I double my expectancy beyond the reasonable? No, I don’t.

Give me a brake. And a clutch. And an accelerator.



  1. i’m thinking you are dorothy parker incarnate.
    a compliment.
    mind the clutch. we would miss you.

    Comment by tammyjreed — June 9, 2013 @ 14:24 | Reply

    • My dear Tammy, the clutch is instrumental. In avoiding the crash. Changing gear and all that.

      Dorothy Parker? Thank you. Though unlike her I can hold my drink and even after four I am most definitely not to be found “under my host”. The host having got lost earlier.


      Comment by bitchontheblog — June 9, 2013 @ 15:13 | Reply

  2. But you left out the shift knob. I would hate to think of you stuck in first gear!

    Comment by theoldfossil — June 9, 2013 @ 16:42 | Reply

    • You are quite right, Old Foss. I left out the shift knob. Shift knob? Well, that’s one way of describing it. The English calling it, more elegantly, gear leaver. You know why I did not mention it, don’t you? Because I take it for granted. Have leaver. Give me gears. Will shift. Or change. And if all else fails I’ll either push or release the hand brake and go into free fall (the latter useless unless facing down a Ravine).


      Comment by bitchontheblog — June 9, 2013 @ 16:54 | Reply

  3. Lever the leaver? Who is leaving? Your gearbox? I hope not. Your faithful would miss you. Shoulders ‘n all.


    Comment by wisewebwoman — June 9, 2013 @ 17:52 | Reply

    • Thanks for the shoulder, WWW. Such is Old Foss’s devastating leverage on me that when replying to him I took leAve of my senses. As foul excuses for my inadequacies go this one will do.


      Comment by bitchontheblog — June 10, 2013 @ 01:31 | Reply

  4. I will give you a horn

    Comment by finlaygrayJohn — June 9, 2013 @ 22:19 | Reply

    • John, you are so good to me and always know what’s missing. Now I am complete. Have horn will hoot.

      Comment by bitchontheblog — June 10, 2013 @ 01:35 | Reply

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