Waiting for My Ya Ya Without Cable TV
It’s apple pickin’ time. I went to a farm that picks them for me because lord knows I don’t want to have to exert myself during fruit gathering.
Five of these apples cost me 5 dollars. They are the size of Cinderella’s coach. They are called Wolf River apples, (named after a spot in Wisconsin) and they are good for cooking and, the reason I bought them, for photographing. Folklore says you can bake a pie with just one of them they are so big. They are beautifully colored, sort of like a Gala apple on steroids.
There. Now, to the news. I am renaming my blog, giving up cable TV, and going to get off my la la and stop waiting for my ya ya.
Yep, after two and half years of writing and posting under “Single For A Reason” I am going to transition over to either my own domain name site, patcoakley.com or to another blog I have called,”Waving or Drowning”. I’ve written short articles about caregiving on this site in the past but it has been sorely neglected and still is. But, the name suits me to a T which is why I took the time and money several years ago to register its name.
I felt that it would either be this name (SFAR) or Waving or Drowning that would be the title of “things”…blogs, articles, books, sitcoms, cattle auctions, you know…things of interest. I did a Google Alert on ‘Single for A Reason”, the phrase, and 100% of the time it is used in blogs about dating. People unhappy or unlucky in love. So, I bequeath them the name and wish them well with their co-mingling.
I’m Irish. I coexist with hope and doom on a daily basis. I’m neither unlucky or unhappy but the poem by Stevie Smith, Waving Not Drowning, strikes home. It is about someone who has taken a swim, gone out too far–the water is much too cold, exhaustion sets in, and when they turn to signal for help, the people on the shore think they are just waving “Hello.”
It makes me laugh out loud as well as feel a footfall of profound recognition.
Creativity has been my life jacket throughout my life and so I’m consolidating my creative ventures under a new umbrella, more of which I’ll write about later. The blog move is just a part of what is going on.
But, as of November 13, I’ll have no more cable TV or land-line telephone– which if you know me, you are a little bit slack-jawed– and that is the date I’ve determined to transfer this blog to one name or the other. If I could figure out how to do it all on my own domain, I’d do it. But, I’ve got some techie issues. The next paragraph will give you an idea how serious the problem is.
I’ve been a TV girl from sprout status. I had an HD TV before most people I know. Why? Because it was important to me. Now, unless I can figure out this antennae business…I bought an antennae that is supposed to get me over the air “free” channels but in order for me to get the stations I have to stand in the middle of my living room holding up the antennae like the Statue of Liberty.
I’m stopping short of buying a cabin in Montana and growing a beard but I am loosening the grip of media madness and relying only on an internet connection.
We’ll see. I’ll write about it, photograph it, dip it in detergent, and leave directions on this site where to go to find me.
Hope you do. I’ll be here till November 13, though.
(Here’s a link to that silly song, “Ya Ya” by Joey D and the Starliters that was so popular when I was graduating from high school.)
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