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    It looks like I was dinner for part of the mosquito population recently.  My arm must be tasty. 


    During several very hot days, whenever I went into the store where Mustache lives, she was sleeping and the air-conditioning wasn’t working too well, so I didn’t wake her.  Then when those days passed, she and I had daily affection-sessions for a while.  It is so uplifting.  She has so much to say.  And she is always so glad to see me and makes her feelings very known.  A delicious part of my existence.


    My elevator wasn’t working for a few days which forced me to use the stairs which is probably a good thing but has become so difficult.  Since having Legionnaires in the fall of 2019, my breathing has not been what it was before.  Losing weight might help.  I’m working on the cigarette problem.  I’m smoking about half of what I was smoking before.  But it is with a ways to go.  I hope I can do this.


    On Mondays, I am part of a support group, and it is helpful.  But it is still a struggle.  I struggle to maintain my lower number of cigarettes.  I hope I can keep going and get it down further.  I really need to.  My breathing is labored.


    I am so excited about the comedy show on August 6th at The Artist on City Island.  I so enjoy the comics booked – Joanne Filan, Jose Angel Diaz, Leighann Lord, and me.  I’m bringing my alcohol wipes to clean the mic after each comic like it’s a dirty d - - k.  Sorry men, but I don’t know what else to compare it to.  Open to suggestions.  A rotting zucchini?  A black cucumber?  I’m listening.




    Much love to CGG-M  ❤❤❤

    Mindy Matijasevic

    July 2021



  2. Golden Tunnel

    Wednesday, July 21, 2021


    Hi folks.  Given that my days normally begin with me being grateful I am still here and then followed by a lot of weight on my heart (too much weighing me down), I was happily surprised to wake up yesterday to a Facebook message from an accomplished poet.  He’s working on an anthology and requested a specific poem of mine.  It happens to be one of my favorites.  What a nice pick-me-up.   😄 


    Then my buddy treated me to breakfast out, and we were able to talk and just be together.  I do my best not smoking when I’m with him.  I think I feel my most secure when I’m with him.  


    I again checked on the status of my tax refund, and it still says they are processing it.  I don’t even itemize, don’t own anything, so I really don’t get why it is taking over two months.  I clicked around and there’s a number to call if twelve weeks go by and still no check.  That’s another month.  The state accepted it and paid me quickly.  So I don’t know why the federal is still not ready.  Grrrrrrr.


    People, while we are glad to see signs of freer living again, the latest is that COVID rates are up in ALL 50 states.  I feel awful about that. It’s the variant spreading, especially among the un-vaccinated.  However, people who have been vaccinated can be infected as well and might survive it better, but damn.  Damn damn damn. 


    In this hot, humid weather, masks are quite uncomfortable, I know. But people …


    On a positive note – people have been asking me how to get to the show on City Island on August 6th.  The #6 train to Pelham Bay Park.  Then the #29 bus going to City Island.  That bus stop is on the cement island you have to cross over to.  It’s a short bus ride.  Get off at Schofield Street.  Less than a minute walk.


    More details:


    Earlier, I did one of those alphabet things that people post on Facebook, and I learned my vagina name is Golden Tunnel.  LOLOLOL




    Love always to CGG-M  ❤💕❤


    Mindy Matijasevic

    July 2021

  3. Funny Times Are Here Again!

    Saturday, July 17, 2021


    Remember to mark your calendar.  Friday, August 6th.  Come to City Island early for dinner at one of the many options for seafood or other food if that interests you.  Then get to The Artist, 249 City Island Avenue, at 7:30 for seating; 8pm comedy show. 


    Only ten bucks cover.  No minimum though you will be tempted.  They serve light fare, delicious desserts, beer and wine.  You are also welcome to BYOB.  I am so proud to announce the line-up:


    Mindy Matijasevic


                                                                  Jose Angel Diaz

    Joanne Filan

    Leighann Lord

    At some point during the show, a hat is passed around for donations for the very talented comics.  I am so glad to be doing this again.  Laughter is absolutely guaranteed!  And necessary!





    Love to CGG-M ❤💕❤


    Mindy Matijasevic

    July 2021

  4. On the Path Back (I Hope)

    Friday, July 9, 2021


    I have good news!  I’m having a comedy show at The Artist on City Island on Friday, August 6th at 8pm.  It’s been soooooo long.  Save the date, people!  Details to come.

    At the poetry workshop, I presented a poem about another group member.  She felt honored.  The rest of the group thought it was great.  Got a few suggestions to consider.  One woman thought it might be a fun idea for people to write a poem about another member of the group.  Not everyone was ready to be written about.  The reaction was mixed.  I like the idea, but it can get very touchy.  Even giving feedback to each other on the poems presented can get very touchy.


    I’ve heard comics joking about poets, and poets not particularly liking the character of comics.  I have a leg in both worlds.  I need both and love both.  Like a child of divorce, I hope they both can get along.


    My friends and local store clerks have been so wonderful to me.  I needed credit for the last few days, and they were generous and trusting and kind and patient.  I thank God/dess for the angels on Earth very often.


    I bought a $2 scratch off ticket, and it won $5.  Yay.  On a very broke day, that ticket is going to rescue me.  I don’t cash it in right away.  I hang onto tickets like that.  When I have only a jar of pennies, a $5 win is helpful. 

    I hope so much that I can earn money again.  I pray the Delta variant doesn’t F us up for another year.  There are people who really helped me get through this financially awful time.  I’d love to be able to show them my appreciation.


    I still have debts to pay off.  Plus I’d like to be able to help the person who I put on this Earth if there’s need.



    Constant love to CGG-M ❤💕❤

    Mindy Matijasevic