Tuesday, June 14, 2005

I Can't Breathe

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It's been a tedious day and I feel rather like I have had to endure two Monday's this week. Plus, trying to breathe today is like sucking air through a bag of steaming hot, wet cotton balls. The temp here in North Florida is in the 90's and the humidity is 98%. At times like this, there is nothing to do but stay inside, crank up the air conditioning and all the fans and make a shaker of martinis. After all, as my little clock reads, "Every Hour is Happy Hour."

I was thinking about "Welcome Back, Kotter," so I looked it up at www.imdb.com, the internet database for all things film and TV, and I see that Kotter didn't even air until 1975 - 1979. DH would have to have been the Head of the Drafting Dept. and I would have been the senior faculty wife that hung with Marcia Strassman, who played Mr. Kotter's perky wife. Does anyone else think she was the DNA of the clone of Jan Smithers, who played "Bailey Quarters" on "WKRP in Cincinnati?" By '78, Travolta and Gabe Kaplan weren't even there, having bolted before the show jumped the shark the following season.

Did you know that Debralee Scott, who played Hotsy Totsy on Kotter, passed away earlier this year not far from here in Amelia Island, Florida? No cause of death was given in our papers.

I've enjoyed two lovely vodka martinis with garlic and pimento olives while writing this and I am feeling a bit more cheerful so I guess I will go start dinner. What I am going to cook is still a mystery but I will rustle up something. It's so dang hot that all I want to eat is fruit. Thank goodness, there is an abundance of huge sweet blueberries, juicy strawberries, the sweetest pineapples, fragrant melons and delish Bing cherries right now. When fruit is so sweet and perfect and inexpensive, why eat anything else? BTW, I consider olives a fruit, too.


Anonymous said...

Ahhh, WKRP in Cincinnati ... the all time number one best show for Thanksgiving ....
Mr. Carlson - "Honest to God, I thought turkeys could fly......."

annie p

jackie said...

that martini looks FABULOUS! it's wickedly hot here, too--finally turned on the AC yesterday when it was supposed to go up to 98°, with the humidity holding at 92%. ugh!

enjoying your blog, too, now that i know you are out there! :)