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  1. This Begins and Ends with Pussy

    Friday, March 26, 2021


    One of my regular readers once told me he feels like he knows Mustache, my feline friend who lives in a discount store on 198th Street, from my many mentions of her in this blog.  He asked if I had pictures.  I didn’t.  I took a few since then but she was moving, so they are a bit blurry.  This is the girl who loves me.



    I confess that in all this time, I have not worked consistently on comedy writing.  I’m sporadic with that.  I’ve kept up somewhat with poetry and decluttering.  My latest poem:


    In order to date

    ever again

    I need

    a huge







     Mindy Matijasevic




    In the past month and a half, I had a chest x-ray, an ultrasound on my veins, and a lung scan.  The x-ray was okay-ish.  The veins have no clots at this time.  The lung scan results aren’t in yet.  I have more to go in the medical part of my life.  I hate that whole reality.  I just hate it.


    On a positive note, I have taken steps with the t-shirt stuff I spoke about in the last blog.  I’m getting excited.


    If you can spare less than a minute, this is a real feel-good experience.  Enjoy!





    Love to CGG-M ❤❤❤  

    Mindy Matijasevic

  2. T-Shirt Teaser

    Saturday, March 13, 2021


    I hope to soon be presenting to you my t-shirt line.  I have been planning too long and have to make it happen now.  I need to do something.  My friend and former co-worker, Kerstin, suggested I have matching mugs and sell as a set.  I may start with the shirts, but I really like her idea.  The line was inspired when a male told me I was a “selfish bitch.”  I’m so far from either of those things, but when some people don’t get what they want, they default to that view.


    Previously, a man in a double-parked car once yelled to me asking me the time (as if he couldn’t see the time on his dashboard somewhere).  I told him “I don’t know.”  Then he told me, “Come here.”  I’m sure my face looked like, “Get the fuck outta here.”  I kept walking.  He called me a bitch.  I yelled back, “You’re the bitch.”  A young man seeing this from his window laughed.  I walked more quickly.  That’s when it became so clear to me how people use the word.  Basically, if you don’t do what I say, and you are female, you are a bitch.  I wanted to wear a badge saying: Proud Bitch.  But since the word is interpreted so differently, I won’t wear such a badge.


    When I was growing up, “bitch” was a term used for a mean woman.  Then I  learned it meant a female dog.  Disturbing.  As an adult, I realized the word had become a synonym for woman.  Grrrr.  I don’t use it that way.  I don’t find it funny when comics call female paying customers “bitches.”  I still use the word for a mean woman.  One who truly earns it.


    My t-shirts shed a different light, and I hope I get it going very, very soon.  Stay tuned.




    Love always to CGG-M  ❤ ❤ ❤



    Mindy Matijasevic

  3. Getting Through

    Tuesday, March 9, 2021


    The more I watch Dateline, the more I am glad I’m not partnered up with anyone in any kind of romantic situation.  Lordy, Lordy.


    In terms of the pandemic, I’m not yet vaccinated.  I still don’t hug my friends.  It feels so strange.  When we can hug again, it is going to feel like sex.


    The positive news I have is I received a beautiful anthology, After the Clouds, the Sun, with two of my poems in it.  My poems are “Living in Peace” and “Rotary Phone.”

    Then I received a link to the online journal, Home Planet News.  I have four poems in there – “With women and children on the street …,” “Not For Me,” “’Wear a smile’, she said,” and “Hey.”

    I’ve done a significant amount of decluttering and that is always a good thing.  More is waiting for me.  I look forward to the day I am done with that. 


    In the past month and a half, three people sent me money, two stores extended me credit, and my long-time friend Judy gave me bags of food and household products.  “Food” includes wine.  I can’t even describe how I feel.  Grateful, blessed, and shocked begins it, I guess.

    Sometimes I watch youtube videos of things I’ve done to remind myself of things I’ve done.  This one was fun.  A stretch for me, since I was supposed to be a Dominican woman.  I don’t know that I was convincing of that, but my co-actor kept telling me that many American-born Latinas/os don’t speak Spanish well.  The best for me was when the writer was in the audience and told me she thought I did a great job.  The play was about her sister, and she felt I captured that character.  This video is the dress rehearsal, so it wasn’t filled with actual audience.  Still, I enjoyed watching it.  It’s less than ten minutes.





    Unconditional love to CGG-M!  ❤❤❤


    Mindy Matijasevic