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    Saturday, August 26, 2023


        I had a lung scan and received an email regarding the results.  I’ve been too afraid to open that email.  I have a phone appointment for the 29th with the nurse practitioner to discuss the results.  However, she called and left a message on the 24th.  When I heard the message, she was no longer in the office and won’t be back until the 28th.  I am feeling a bit panicky because she called before the phone appointment.  Now I really feel unable to open that email.  Whatever it says, I’d be living with the info without being able to speak with her all weekend.  I told myself that nothing will change between the 24th and the 28th and to try to not think about it.  Oy.


        My best buddy treated me to food shopping at Trader Joe’s last night.  felt like I won a shopping spree.  I not only have food in the house, but I have choices, which feels luxurious.   I am so blessed to have such a friend.


        I changed my health insurance, and I expect things to get better.  With the new plan, I’ll be getting money for over the counter items at the pharmacy and for food.  That is going to be so helpful.


        Today, I saw my feline girlfriend outside on the block of the store where she lives.  She’s so brave.  When I saw her, I said, “Mustache! What are you doing out here?  Looking for rats?”  But it seemed she was busy eating grass.  She was responsive, welcomed pets from me, and held her tail erect.  When I have my minutes with her, it lifts my spirits (and hers too, I believe).

        Speaking of lifting spirits, come on out to the next comedy show at The Artist, 249 City Island Avenue on September 8th at 8pm (7:45 to settle in).  It’s a very funny line-up:  me, Lisa Harmon, Debbie Bazza, and Linette Palladino.  Don’t miss it.  Laughter guaranteed. 






    Constant love to CGG-M  ❤❤

    Mindy Matijasevic

    August 2023


    The comedy show at Bella Notte at the end of July went very well.  Enjoyed performing and watching.  Love that friends drove me there and back.  Plus a woman I met once, and communicated with on Facebook and in email since, just moved to the Bronx and came to the show!  That was such a nice surprise.  Appreciated the feedback I received from audience members and the hosts after the show. 


    This past Saturday was a reading and celebration of an anthology where a couple of my poems are included.  The reading was held at the Riverside Library in Manhattan.  The celebration was in the park.  I got to see people I haven’t seen in quite a while.  Fred Simpson, Jessica Nooney, Janet Restino, Natalie Lardner, and Miriam Stanley were some.  I met the poet Prince McNally in person for the first time.  Loved his vibe. 


    While at the park, besides being lunch for a few mosquitos, I was falling in love with several dogs, but mostly with a large German Shepherd.  His human grandpa (I later learned) was who was with him in the park.  By the third time I saw the pair, and the dog still wanted to meet me, I went over to them.  As soon as the large dog was jumping up and not hearing the human say no, I said, “He’s still a baby, right?”  That’s when I learned he is six months old.  A big, loving baby.  I assured the man I was okay with the dog  jumping on me.  Dog love is so pure.


    I need a dog. 


    Mark your calendars, people.  The “Almost Fall Comedy Show” at The Artist on City Island (249 City Island Avenue) is September 8th at 8pm.  Only $15 cover and NO minimum!  You can even BYOB!  I admit you might be tempted by their menu of light fare (vegetarian-friendly) and the delicious desserts by 

    Jenny’s Sweets.  

    It’s a very welcoming place run by Elliot and Monica Glick. 

    The hilarity will be provided by:

    Lisa Harmon


    Debbie Bazza

    Linette Palladino

    And, of course, me.



    So much love to CGG-M  ❤❤❤

    Mindy Matijasevic

    August 2023