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"IT'S NEVER TOO LATE TO BE WHO YOU MIGHT HAVE BEEN." - George Eliot

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"GO CONFIDENTLY IN THE DIRECTION OF YOUR DREAMS! LIVE THE LIFE YOU HAVE IMAGED." - Henry David Thoreau

Friday, February 8, 2013

* IT'S DEFINITELY HODGEPODGE *

Somehow another Friday quickly arrived and soon will be phffft! (and I accomplished many things...didn't waste a lot of time ) As soon as I typed that funny word, I remembered there's a 1954 movie with that as the title. Can you imagine?? (It's a comedy with Jack Lemmon, Judy Holliday, Jack Carson, and Kim Novak as the main characters.) 

"Hey Becky. What movie are you going to see at the show this weekend?"

"Phffft!"

"Huh? What did you say?"

"I said, I'm going to see Phffft!"

My goodness, there must've been a lot of unintentional spitting going on when people spoke that word! 

(For trivia buffs, The title "Phffft" comes from Walter Winchell's column which was widely read during the 1950s. When a celebrity couple's marriage broke up, Winchell would describe the break-up as "phffft".)
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Have you ever had those annoying "eye floaters"? I've had them off and on for years, but a couple of weeks ago one appeared that was larger and darker. So, I decided maybe I should see my opthamologist. My appointment was yesterday afternoon and I'm happy to report that mine isn't serious, just annoying! I can live with that!

The following is from Webmd.

Eye floaters move as the eyes move. They generally appear to dart away when you try to focus on them.
Eye floaters can appear in many different shapes, such as:
  • Black or gray dots
  • Squiggly lines
  • Threadlike strands, which can be knobby and semi-transparent
  • Cobwebs
  • Ring shaped
Once you develop eye floaters they usually do not go away, though they tend to improve over time.

Causes of Eye Floaters

Most eye floaters are caused by small flecks of a protein called collagen.

The back compartment of the eye is filled with a gel-like substance called vitreous humor.

How do you like that?? I have "humor" in my eyes!  
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Do any of you ever watch Live From Daryl's House on the cable channel Palladia? I stumbled across it a few months ago and I LOVE it! Daryl Hall is the other half of the famous Hall and Oates singing duo of the '70s & '80s. Daryl has other singers come to his house and they play music and sing songs from both their careers. I haven't seen a show yet I didn't like. 
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Writing Contest: It's the annual Column Contest of the National Society of Newspaper Columnists. You don't have to be a bona fide columnist to enter. There are categories for bloggers, too. Click on the link for full details. Deadline is April 1st. (and that's no joke!)
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Yesterday I submitted a story for a contest that I'm really excited about. I worked on it for days! That's all I want to share at the moment, though. Send me some good karma, please!
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AND, I'm still working a lot on my memoir. When does the editing end?!
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P.S. I received Carmelina's package and will share photos of my goodies on Sunday!



* Welcome to my two newest followers Wendy and SusieI hope you'll stop by often and always enjoy what you read and see! * 




"Every day, think as you wake up: today I am fortunate to be alive, I have a precious human life, I am not going to waste it." -- Dali Lama

19 comments:

  1. I've seen the word "phfft" before but didn't know the origin.

    I used to suffer a lot of eye floater when I was much younger but for whatever reason I hardly get them anymore. I hope yours doesn't cause too much distraction!

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  2. Eye floaters are definitely NoT humourous. Good luck on your contest entry.

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  3. Sounds like you have been super busy...and writing too. Understand about the eye annoyance. I had two internal hemorrhages last fall and an external one in January, all in the same eye. Was nerve-wracking. Have a good weekend!

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  4. Sending good karma your way!

    I have the floaters too and they are very annoying. I am glad it was nothing serious for you.

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  5. Lots going on and thanks for sharing contests. The very best to you on the contest.

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  6. Good info here re. eye floatie-thingies. Sometimes I'll unintentionally try to reach out and grab them ... and wind up feeling pretty foolish! What a relief to learn yours wasn't serious!

    I'm happy to send you some good karma your way!

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  7. My doctor said they were from old age! Imagine that.

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  8. I have those floater things, too. Ugh!
    Good luck on your contest entry!

    Pat
    Critter Alley

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  9. That would be annoying ... the eye floaters. Glad that you got so much done, and thank you for telling us about the contests.

    Kathy M.

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  10. I have the worst floaters ever. ON both sides, my vitreous humor is detached completely.

    Really annoying!

    =)

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  11. I've never heard of 'eye floaters' nor have I experienced them. I guess I'm lucky!

    Take care and all the best with the contest.

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  12. Maybe that's why we often read, "she had laughing eyes..." and "his eyes were filled with laughter..."! haha

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  13. Hi, BECKY ~
    I used to be a huge Judy Holliday fan, so I had not only heard of 'Phfftt' but I have seen it, too.

    It was OK, but not her best. My favorite - by far - is 'BORN YESTERDAY' with William Holden. I also like 'BELLS ARE RINGING' with Dean Martin - it's a silly musical but it's fun.

    Did you also know that there is an Andy Griffith Show episode titled 'BARNEY AND THELMA LOU, PHFFTT'? It's from the fourth season and it's funny, as you'd expect.

    Well, that's it for this comment - I'm phfftt!

    ~ D-FensDogg
    'Loyal American Underground'

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  14. It sounds to me like you follow the Dali lama's advice.Good luck on your contest.
    I'm so impressed with how much you do. No surprise that you have humor in your eyes.

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  15. Hey everyone! Thank you for all the comments! I'm really surprised at how many of you mentioned having the eye floaties! :)
    Did I mention I've had them since I was a kid??

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  16. Did you know I wrote a review of "Phffft" several months ago? At least one of your readers knows that film!!

    I'm sure the editing is the most difficult phase of your memoir. But soon, it will be done and the book will be published...won't that be an awesome day!!

    Love,
    Patti

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  17. This post is so informative! :) LOVe it--thanks for the link to the column contest. Has anyone you know ever entered? Do you know anyone who belongs to that organization? I didn't even know that organization existed. I hope you can keep those eye floaters in line, although you also want to keep your humor. AND keep editing. YOU'LL MAKE IT! Hugs!

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  18. Hey Patti! Since you and Stephen both mentioned the movie, I have to reply directly to both of you. I guess I missed that post of yours. I'm sorry! I'm a bad blogger lately... :(

    And hey, Stephen I do remember that Barney and Thelma Lou episode! It's one of my favorites!! And Judy Holliday in Born Yesterday is just amazing. The card-playing scene is just priceless! I do that every now and then, but most people have no idea what the heck I'm doing! LOL. I like to keep 'em guessing!

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  19. Thanks for the mention. Very sweet of you!

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