Mom, it’s time for the quiz again!
Again? Already???? Where does the time go? OK, let’s get started!
I have my usual important announcements to make first.
Riiiiight…… Will they be at all relevant or will anyone care this time?
Aren’t they always relevant? This month is the 20th anniversary of “South Park”.
(I guess not.)
But we should get the Death Report out of the way first.
Oh dear. Is this going to be sad?
Probably for you, Mom.
Uh-oh! Who is it?
Brace yourself; it’s Rocky The Flying Squirrel.
OK, for the sake of our readers, I have to explain that June Foray
the voice actor who played a number of beloved cartoon characters, including Rocky the Flying Squirrel, Natasha Fatale…
Natasha died too???? OMG!!!!
And Nell Fenwick…
Oh no, not Nell Fenwick!!!
died today at the age of 99. I guess it was her time.
Shana, at 99, it would be anyone’s time! Find me a clip of Rocky and Bullwinkle, please.
Here Mom, and try not to get too emotional!
I’ll try but I ain’t promisin’ nothin’!
Also dead this month at the age of 81, singer/songwriter Glen Campbell.
We both have the same birthday (April 22nd). Here is James Taylor…
…singing one of Glen Campbell’s songs.
Excuse me! Pardon me…but…. shouldn’t Glen Campbell be singing one of Glen Campbell’s songs? You know, the deceased?????
I’ve never actually heard Glen Campbell sing anything.
So here is James Taylor!
I was going to talk about Steve Whitmire getting fired from the Muppets….
Haven’t we talked about that already?????
No mom, the people on the internet are talking about it!
Ohhhhh….well that’s different…. Never mind!
But I have so much to say that I think it will have to wait.
So…you brought it up to say you weren’t going to talk about it?
Mom, it will just have to wait!
Fine! We’ll just wait then!
For your information, Mom, Muppets fans care deeply about this! And so does Kermit The Frog! And now, if I can possibly return to my announcements….I would like to talk about what we’ve been up to lately.
If you can, please do!
We got a free trial subscription to Hulu (a streaming service like Netflix). It all started when you were desperately looking for reruns of “Love It Or List It”, and we wound up with Hulu instead, which has completely changed my life!
Really? Have you moved out of the house?
What do you mean?
Well, you said your whole life has changed and, frankly, it looks kind of the same to me.
Mom….here’s an idea. I’ll talk, and you listen. Have you noticed that you keep talking?
No, I hadn’t noticed.
Well, you did it again! Anyway, as you may recall from yesterday, we’ve been watching old episodes and clips of “Saturday Night Live” nonstop! We’ve seen the original cast.
How great was the original cast? Chevy Chase, Dan Ackroyd, John Belushi, Gilda Radner, Jane Curtin, Larraine Newman and Garrett Morris!
We saw a younger Paul Schaeffer, a younger Harry Shearer … I never knew he was on SNL but I guess he had to come from somewhere. I always associate him with practically every voice on “The Simpsons”! So yeah, we’ve been having a great time. We’ve seen James Taylor…
Mom! More interruptions!
Sorry, it’s just that you keep mentioning James Taylor!
He was in a sketch with Bill Murray and Paul Simon playing a medieval musician. I think its weird that Hulu’s SNL page stops with season 5. I am not happy about that at all! I wanted to see full episodes of the Dana Carvey years! But Hulu does have the short-lived “Dana Carvey Show”. Such a shame it got cancelled. You’d think a show with Dana Carvey as the star would do well.
One would think so. Can we start the Quiz now?
Ok, real quick getting back to the 20th anniversary of “South Park”….
Shana, it’s going to have to wait, we’re running out of time!
But what about Al Gore’s new movie? And Justin Trudeau?
Next time! We have to start the quiz! I mean, the WONDERFUL AND FABULOUS HPATHY QUIZ!!!!! Did you say Justin Trudeau? The Prime Minister of Canada? What about him?
Isn’t he cute?
OK, we’ve hit an all-time low!
And now for the one and only…
Here we have… um…fictitious name please, Mom!
Mom, there’s already a fictitious person named Rosanne Rosannadanna!
Well this is a different fictitious Rosanne Rosannadanna! Ahem: A Mr. Richard Fedder from Fort Lynn, New Jersey writes: Dear Rosanne Rosannadanna….
Mom! You’re stealing Gilda Radner’s character from “Saturday Night Live”!
Is there something wrong with that?
Here, call her Rosie! (No relation to Rosie O’Donnell).
Well, if it will make you happy, fine! A Mrs. Rosie O’Donnell from Fort Lynn, New Jersey writes….
It’s a bit after 3 a.m. and I’ve been awake since 2 a.m. I tried Kali
carb a little after 2 and that didn’t help. I sed the bottle a
little while later, and that didn’t help either. I didn’t sleep well
Saturday night—I had a restless night without being aware of long
periods of being awake.
Yesterday I was easily tearful or felt like crying and anxious all
In addition to feeling weepy and anxious, I’ve had a really hard time
concentrating and finding words and remembering things or names. I
feel as though there’s a lot of static in my brain. I’ve had a hard time getting even simple
things (like watering my little garden) done. I’m feeling pretty
useless and frustrated with myself.
The past few days I’ve started noticing an aversion to cheese.
I’m also getting sharp stabbing pains in my left breast (upper outside
part) occasionally (every day or two and just briefly). My upper back
and shoulders are aching. I’ve been picking at and peeling off my
fingernails and I seem to be developing a lot of hangnails. I also
haven’t been as “regular” the past few days; usually I have a large BM
sometime in the morning after breakfast, but I’ve been having all
sizes of BMs at any time of the day (still usually just one a day,
though). My belly’s sticking out more than usual, although I don’t
feel particularly gassy. I’ve also been having pains in the upper left
quadrant of my abdomen off and on, usually after lunch.
I hope this is reasonably coherent. Except for the cheese aversion,
most of the symptoms I’ve listed are ones I’ve experienced at some
point in my life (although I may not have remembered them before).
In a message dated 8/7/2017 1:05:55 P.M. Eastern Daylight Time, ****@gmail.com writes:
Here are some more symptoms from the last couple of days:
I’ve been feeling cold, which is weird given that I must still be
hyperthyroid (I only reduced the dose about
2 weeks ago). My feet are cool to the touch, even under warm covers.
I’ve had intermittent stitching pain in the rib area on the R side and
the liver area is dully sore.
Loud sounds are jarring
I had a brief experience of tinnitus this morning—medium pitched
continuous tone in left ear, a high pitched staticky tinnitus in right
later (not overlapping).
Clumsy—dropping things, tripped over a clump of grass in the back yard
today and fell down (hurt my R knee, took
Arnica and the knee’s hardly hurting at all now.
That’s all I can think of at the moment.
Well Mrs. Rosie O’Donnell from Fort Lynn, New Jersey, you sound like a really fun gal! But OK, you should try a dose of ______________30C
In a message dated 8/7/2017 8:44:26 P.M. Eastern Daylight Time, ****writes:
Elaine, I definitely feel better from the ________________30C —no longer teary or depressed. I’m tired, though. I’m not cold anymore; the stitching pain is gone. I still have that high-pitched staticky tinnitus, although it’s much milder now (while I’m watching TV, I don’t notice it at all). I am still very mildly sore in the liver region. I’m not forgetful anymore.
So, what do you think the remedy is? Write to me at and let me know, the answer will be in next month’s ezine! See ya then!
OK, is anybody here?
Did you miss me?
Of course! I miss all my readers, especially Maria who hasn’t been here in 2 months!
So about Rosie,
I did this one carefully.
Well, this might not be easy, just warning you….
At first I thought of Pulsatilla–changeable stool, wandering pains… But the cold feet didn’t match, Pulsatilla has hot feet. Also Pulsatilla doesn’t have an aversion to cheese, apparently. Then I tried to just focus on the odd things: aversion to cheese, hangnails and cold feet in bed.