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  1. Hello There, February

    Tuesday, January 30, 2018

    💖 Hello February! 

    Yes I know, it means another rent envelope and phone calls telling me I’m behind on Con Edison, Optimum, Verizon, etc., etc.  BUT it also means:

    Hector Luis’ “Laffin’ Matterz”

    and it also means:

    Papa Guyo’s “Days of Wild”

    I am glad to be part of both.  And they are both free! 

    Hector’s show is a TV taping at MNN Studio in Manhattan.  So you are the 
    live studio audience and very appreciated. 

    Papa Guyo’s show is the live music of “Days of Wild.”  I’m the guest 
    comedian who will perform during the musicians’ break.  The music is truly fantastic.  They always play my favorite Sly and the Family Stone songs.  People tend to get up and dance in the aisles.  It’s a City Island happening.

    There are two Mondays off from the job in February.  I appreciate that.  
    I need it.

    And yes, there is Valentine’s Day.

    My first Valentine was my darling mother.  She brought home fun colorful 
    papers and white lacy doily paper, and we sat down to make cards as she explained the holiday to me.  I don’t recall any date ever measuring up to the wonderful feeling of making crafts with my mother.  

    As an adult, the best Valentine’s Day I had was in my early twenties when 
    my Valentine date was me.  I dressed up and took myself to the Village.  I stopped and looked in store windows and in stores without having to consult with or be controlled or judged by anyone.  That stood out to me as something to treasure about being single.  I went to a place where performers took the stage.  I sat at the bar.  The bartender was a tall handsome gay man.  He smiled at me and he said, “Oooh, you look so Valentine-y!”  His comment felt so pure and made me smile.  Several decades later, I still remember.

    My most hurtful Valentine’s Day was, well, it is for another blog.  I don’t 
    want to re-live it now. 

  2. 2 comments:

    1. Thank you so much, Susan. I've accepted an invitation to be part of Evie's reading on Valentine's Day evening. I still have to write what I will read. Sometimes, I think that is the only way I produce writing -- under immediate pressure and deadline. LOL

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