I wonder how many people out there desperately wish I would refer to song lyrics from this decade, just once.
I will. When I figure out I like some songs in this decade, next decade.
Anyway, don't be fooled by the rocks that we got, we're still bloggers from the block. Yesterday I asked all y'all all a riveting Pieces of Wisdom question, What is the best money you've ever spent?
And many of you answered. How many comments did I get yesterday? Wait, now I gotta go look at my blog and see. They come to me as email so I never know. One hundred twenty-five. One hundred twenty-five of you told me, minus me chiming in on my own comments like a chilly fool. So one hundred twenty-five of you, ish, minus those commenters who come back 3994949 times a day to say other stuff.
Okay, 14 of you chimed in with answers. Overwhelmingly, you said the best money you ever spent was on family vacations.
I believe it was Francis, my now-dead cat, who chewed this photo. He loved to chew anything with chemicals on it, particularly plastic. God love ya, Francis, but you were annoying. Also, dad, do you still have that peasant shirt? It's nice.
Some people took ailing relatives places. Some people took their kids on memorable trips. For example, on this same trip we walked through a maze, just like in The Shining but that wasn't a movie yet so we didn't know to be freaked out, and anyway a cat walked up to me and let me pet her. I have a slide of it but don't know how to show you a slide here.
The other response I heard a lot was, "I'm glad I spent money on Lasik."
Here is an actual unretouched photo of the glasses in my bathroom right now. Several are reading glasses, which I would still need if I got Lasik. Still. Several are my regular glasses, without which I would be mincing around here with my arms out like Helen Keller.
Dear Parents: When you read this and then email me to correct me on the vacation picture, please do not tell me I'm grounded. (That was the standing punishment I had for telling Helen Keller jokes, which is why God struck me with 20/400 vision.)
There were random answers as well: Purses, tuition, houses, pets (June. Hoping those were ADOPTION FEES and not just buying-a-pet fees.) (June. Unable to shut up about this ONE THING. Otherwise she is kind of live and let live, unless we're talking grammar, in which she is live and let June poke fun at you.) and so on.
But what I gleaned from your answers is the best money you spend is the kind that creates memories or helps a loved one in some way. That's nice. And you have not tried Latisse. Is all I'm saying. What better memory can you give a loved one than the sight of your luxurious lashes?
Actually, this photo is from a few weeks ago, when it was Yoko Ono's birthday. I like how I said her last name, because otherwise you'd be all "Yoko who?" I was going to Yoko you all for her birthday and then forgot.
You have no idea how hard it was for me to sit there and Yoko the computer.
Nice nose wrinkle.
Anyway. Good Pieces of Wisdoming.
Oh, and I think my interview went fine. But I thought the last one went fine and I haven't heard from them, so what do I know?
Oh! (How annoying am I?) And last night Tallulah, Edsel and I sat on the patio and talked to my 96-year-old neighbor Paul. He was back on his glider. We talked for an hour, and the dogs were very good. Other than Edsel nosing Paul's man bits over and over. Anyway, he is still doing just fine. And did I know he grew up right outside TinyTown? Had he told me that before? Anyway he did. He grew up where that little general store is where we'd drive all the way down there to get Cokes in glass bottles.
There was a ton to do in TinyTown.
Okay, really going now.
Oh! (How many of you are grabbing pitchforks right now to stab into my nethers?) My childhood friend's mom put this on Facebook and I said I'd put it on my blog today and then clean forgot. I am the tall one with long hair and the trampy halter or whatever. I would have put this on tomorrow, but I directed Vicki (the cake-cutter) here and how annoying to come here and have to look at 94929394 pictures of me Yokoing and not the one I forced her over here to see?