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Interview – ABC’s View From The Bay


Someone just informed me that I’m not the center of the universe.  Crap.

(Maybe I can be the off-center of the universe.)

This is my brother, Johnny, dancing for Mom, who had cancer. He wanted to make her laugh. The beautiful Mrs. Antonia Jesusa Barcia Richardson is in the background, laughing. She was a ballroom dance instructor and so appreciated “fine” dancing. Johnny hears a different kind of rhythm that no one else hears and so this is sadly as “fine” as his dancing gets. Mom died within months of this filming, but went out laughing. We love you Mamacita.

1/11/10 Always Late

I am typically late. I don’t mean to be. I just am. If someone’s waiting for me they think I’m inconsiderate. I don’t mean to be rude, I’m just not good at judging time and how long it takes to do something like feed the dogs, put on makeup, get dressed, drive somewhere and be at that somewhere at a certain exact time. To be fair, however, I have considered the fact that if, indeed, I’m simply not good at judging time, then I would be early as frequently as I am late. I’m never early. So much for that theory, which if true, would make me look like a less-bad person. Ah, well.

It does seem that invariably as I feed the dogs one of them will throw up and I have to stop and clean it up. Or, my makeup will spill or my eyebrow pencil will break and I’ll try to sharpen it with a dull sharpener which makes it continue to break and then it’s down to the nub and I have to find something else to act as an eyebrow pencil, like a Dixon #2 actual pencil. You know, that sort of thing. Then, of course, there’s traffic. Actually, I hardly ever get to use that as a legitimate excuse as I’m not usually going anywhere at the same time everyone else is. They’re on time. I’m not.

As I am consistently 10 minutes late everywhere, one would think that I could just start the “getting-somewhere-on-time” process 10 minutes earlier. As much sense as this makes, it has frankly, just never worked, because I feel like I have extra time…and I spend it. And I’m still 10 minutes late.

And so it appears, that I am rude and there’s no real reason for me to be constantly late. The only meager attempt I can make in my defense is that I hardly ever cancel anything. I have friends who are never late, WHEN THEY DON’T CANCEL, because they cancel frequently. If I have something planned and don’t do it, it feels like something has been taken away from me. That includes the dentist as well as dinner with a friend. Someone told me once that I’d be pissed, if I was scheduled to be executed and it was cancelled at the last minute. Extreme, but sadly I fear, true.

We all have snags in our personalities and mine happens to be lateness. I apologize in advance to everyone out there that I may have to meet somewhere at a specific time … because without question, I’ll be late. Please forgive me, I’ll be extra good in other areas, I promise.

1/1/10 Welcome 2010!

And then…there was a new year, full of hopes and promises of delights and riches to come that somehow missed us last year. 2009 was a tough year for finances; a great year for love; and for me it ended on a high note with a miracle. My dog, Coquette, was supposed to die, but against all odds, didn’t. I love you Ki-Ki-Bean.

Fun with dancing naked…in fuzzy red slippers.

12/11/09 Techno-girl, Blogs and the Sounds of Angels.

At last, I have stumbled where I have never been before, into a strange and foreign landscape, a landscape full of treacherous twists and turns.  I have stayed vigilant and determined as I journeyed through this mysterious landscape  of … technology.  And so, yippee, I now have a web site!  I’m finally current and hip and cool.  Henceforth, I shall be known as Techno-girl.

I’d like to say it was a marvelous journey, but truthfully, it wasn’t.  It was as hard as hell.  But anyway, I’m here now, it’s done and I’m happy, no, I’m ecstatic!  So “hip-hip hurrah” for my first blog entry.   I’m at work, it’s late on a Friday night, I should go Christmas shopping, but now, I’m here blogging my little heart out.  I suspect that until I get the hang of this, I will be spewing out a relentless stream of diary-like thoughts that will possibly be of no consequence, importance of interest to anyone.

In closing this “blog session” I’d like to welcome everyone to the fun of Dancing Naked… I hope you eventually find it as interesting, thought-provoking, and inspiring as I intend it to be.

I leave you with a few thought.

~~Keep laughing, for I believe angels are not accompanied by the sounds of trumpets, but rather by the sweet sounds of laughter.

~~Be well…and if you can’t be well…be in denial.

~~”Be yourself.  Everyone else is taken.”  Oscar Wilde

Ta-ta, I’m going Christmas shopping…

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