Sharing a birthday today:
MICHAEL JACKSON, CHARLIE ‘BIRD’ PARKER, RICHARD ATTENBOROUGH, INGRID BERGMAN and LENNY HENRY
Whenever I travel with my mum we run into someone famous. And usually my mother has no clue who they are. We were in a music shop in London and I looked over and my mum was talking about jazz albums with Elvis Costello. She didn’t know who he was. After he left she said, “What a nice man, we talked about Ella Fitzgerald.”
Declan Patrick Macmanus was born on this day 57 years ago. Tim Burton and Gene Simmons were also born today.
My Menace is little but she could punch anyone’s lights out. She is skinny but very strong. When she wears a dress I think, don’t be fooled by the facade, she is really a warrior. On the weekend I was trying to make her clean her bedroom.
“I don’t like this doggy,” she said, then threw her stuffed toy that looks like road kill at me.
“Mama, I’m a monkey, what are you?” she said.
“I’m a horse,” I said.
“A dead horse.” It wasn’t a question, it was a statement.
“No, actually in Chinese astrology I’m a fire horse.”
“No, you’re a dead horse, Mama.”
Most days I forget to laugh with my kids. Mothers take themselves very seriously.
OGDEN NASH, COCO CHANEL and BILL CLINTON
– Another in a long list of faithful husbands
Famous Marriages in History
19 August 1993 – Kim Basinger and Alec Baldwin
MADONNA and CHARLES BUKOWSKI
Apparently if you were born today you are pushy and domineering because you’re a Leo.
Elvis Presley died today.
10th AUGUST BIRTHDAYS – ROSANNA ARQUETTE and ANTONIO BANDERAS – Today’s hot husband
Famous Marriages in History – 10 August 1993 – Lisa Marie Presley and Nicolas Cage
VANESSA AMOROSI and DUSTIN HOFFMAN
My male friends think that writing a list to help one look for a mate is too controlling; us women with a history of terrible relationships realise it is vital. My husband list looks like this:
I was way too young when I married a sweet Englishman.
The father of my three beautiful kids…
My next husband will audition in front of panel of my bitchiest girlfriends because I haven’t a clue how to pick a long term mate. Only the best applicants will be granted a second interview. These are the qualities I want my third husband to possess:
1. Puts my kids on a pedestal.
2.Faithful (not likely but no harm in wishful thinking)
6. Puts my kids on a pedestal.
8.Committed heterosexual, no swingers, no ‘open marriage’ fans, no “I might help out during Mardi Gras” types.* (see footnote)
9.Emotionally stable. (Now I am kidding myself.)
10.Finds me irresistible at all times of day and night
11.Does household chores without having to be asked
12. Not residing in the ‘Big House’ making new friends
13. Puts my kids on a pedestal
14. Has a stable income
15. Has worked on his own baggage and knows I have my own baggage that I’m dealing with too
I will have to manufacture him in a laboratory.
Single ladies, please tell me if you have a list. What’s on it?
*I am talking about the Gay and Lesbian Mardi Gras in Sydney which is the most fabulous parade and party in the world, ever. My sister in law and I have a saying,
“He’s not gay, but he may help out our gay brothers if they have a rush OR he’ll help out if they’re busy during Mardi Gras.