Bitch on the Blog

August 27, 2013


Filed under: Communication — bitchontheblog @ 15:07

On a point of housekeeping: Just came across one of my decipherable handwritten notes –

12 May 1959. If this date means anything to you please do let me know. Will send card next year.




  1. Yes, it is my birthday, except that you got the month wrong.

    Comment by Looney — August 27, 2013 @ 15:56 | Reply

    • What a tease you prove to be, Looney. My birthday too is on a 12th. No, not in May. And not in 1959.

      It’s annoying. I am working my way through years’ worth of my notes, and if I could fire myself I would. There are passwords (for?), there are phone numbers (whose?). There are references (to what?), there are cryptic notes (meaning?), there are quotes (by whom?), there are ideas (redundant) and then there is 12 May 1959. Bugs me big time.


      Comment by bitchontheblog — August 27, 2013 @ 16:47 | Reply

  2. Elizabeth Taylor broke a lot of hearts and got married for the fourth time to Edie Fisher. I was too young to be affected. I was too busy getting over my first kiss.

    Comment by Rummuser — August 27, 2013 @ 15:57 | Reply

    • Trying to do the maths here, Ramana. Since I know your age, between you, Liz Taylor and Fisher I shall be able to work out how old you were when trying to get over your first kiss. Lucky you. It took me about a second to FORGET my first kiss. All that can be said about it that the guy who administered it had such high social standing it gave this new girl on the block kudos. Though was less popular with the Mayor’s daughter, the girlfriend I unintentionally upstaged.


      Comment by bitchontheblog — August 27, 2013 @ 16:58 | Reply

  3. At 3:29 p.m., Capital Airlines Flight 983 from Buffalo to Atlanta skidded off the runway while making a stop in Charleston, West Virginia and slid down a 200 foot embankment with 44 people on board, although all but 2 survived. Less than an hour later, Capital Airlines Flight 75, a turboprop flying from New York to Atlanta, disintegrated at an altitude of 5,000 feet after encountering severe turbulence, crashing near Chase, Maryland at 4:16 p.m., killing all 31 people on board. It was believed to be the first time that two planes from the same airline had crashed on the same day.

    Hours after his divorce from Debbie Reynolds became final, Eddie Fisher married Elizabeth Taylor in Las Vegas.

    Otherwise, quite an unremarkable day.

    Comment by Tom — August 27, 2013 @ 19:07 | Reply

    • Oh. I was born in Spandau at 10.30 in the morning. Forgot about that.

      Comment by Tom — August 27, 2013 @ 19:11 | Reply

      • Trust YOU, Tom, to be born on a day of mayhem and collision course. Thanks for putting me out of my misery. Had actually filed it earlier today under ‘Birthday – whose?’. Shows you what an impression you made on me that I not only took note but wrote it down; so confident to remember I didn’t bother to put a name to it.

        Do tell sometime how you made it from Berlin to Freiburg. Did you ever go swimming im Wannsee, early to mid sixties? We might have splashed each other. Innocently. Perish the thought. If I remember this correctly you could see those Wachtuerme on the other side of the lake. Many years later, after my siblings were born, I had nightmares about Ulbricht. He was the bogeyman of my early childhood. Had visions of my parents who had casually mentioned they’d like to visit the DDR being detained by Ulbricht. And then what would I do about my two sisters and my brother? Yes, the terrors of childhood (unbeknown to our parents). Also makes you think about the order in which you were born. I bet my bottom Deutschmark that my youngest sister never worried about having to take care of ME. She’d put her little paw into my hand, look up to me in the knowledge that everything would be ok. In the face of such trust one can’t, naturally, let on that, in truth, we are standing on a landmine.


        Comment by bitchontheblog — August 28, 2013 @ 01:08 | Reply

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