Shifting into neutral for today

Cringe..  my last post was pretty dark and angry wasn’t it?    I’m sorry..   It’s obvious I had a bad day and needed to vent.   With me having nobody to really talk to about this sort of stuff anymore it’s built up to catastrophic proportions where i have outbursts like this.   Like i said before, i hope that over time I’ll have an easier time expressing my feelings like an adult rather than a volcano…

Like many others I was excited for the ‘reboot’ of the Roseanne show when they initially announced it and tuned in as soon as i could when it debuted.  The show was a big part of my growing up since everyone in my household watched it together.   Laughing together as a family, i didn’t know then is a priceless memory that I’ll always remember.  My mother especially loved Roseanne’s quick witted responses,  and my sister went as far as saying that in hers and mine’s relationship that she was the ‘Jackie’ and I was the “Roseanne’.   My sister was very non confrontational especially with our mom and they would have exchanges like Jackie and Beverly did on the show.  I would try to get her to stand up to mom as well as in other aspects of her life.   But anyway…

I was interested in seeing how the actors had progressed after being off air for so long.  How they would deal with the death of Glenn Quinn as well as the ‘death’ of Dan’s character.   All of it played out nicely and the new members of the cast were picked well.   The fact that DJ was in the army deployed overseas and now married to an African-American lady pays an homage to the episode where he had refused to kiss a little girl in a school play because of the color of her skin.  Becky was an alcoholic and Darlene appeared to be slowly moving into the role of her mom with her own two kids minus David.    Even Jackie had the same old lovable mannerisms although the political feud seemed forced  (Loved the ‘Nasty Woman” t shirt and pink vagina hat!)  It seemed like they picked up where they left off and made sure that the time jump was very well done.     I was getting into the storylines they were forming right down to the Opioid addiction they were inflicting on Roseanne..   then,  what happened.. happened.

I will go on record here and say that I don’t think Roseanne is a racist.   I feel she makes bad choices and tends to talk out of her ass which has gotten her in trouble on many an occasion ( it’s also made her the ‘edgy’ comic she is today so that’s good and bad?).  People feel they are invincible online and they can say or do anything without repercussions.  Should she have had her show taken away and fired?   I think the masses would have separated the way they were going to if she hadn’t been fired and then if her show was destined to fail after that it would have.   Just turn the tv off.  Don’t watch.   Instead, she lost her show and  was ripped to shreds online.  I feel it’s a bit much to have happened and from what I heard on the below podcast with Joe Rogan, this situation has destroyed her     How could it not?  The show was her life’s work and now it’s being run by someone else   Hopefully she finds some peace and can move on despite this.

Have I continued to watch the newly designed show?  Yup.  I still want to see how the story goes.  Is it the same without her?  Not at all.

 

 

This is a long podcast but in my opinion worth a listen.   She touches on her mental illness which isn’t a new thing to the public.   Again, that isn’t an excuse for what she did but with that knowledge what would all of this backlash do to even a mentally stable person??   (and do mentally stable people still exist somewhere?   asking for a friend)

 

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Random

You know that moment when you hear a song that you haven’t heard in years?   You hear it on the radio and you suddenly turn the radio up and out of nowhere you remember each and every word to the song.    Depending on the emotions that emerge when you hear the song it can be a very melancholy experience.   Memories of growing up,  an event that impacted your life,  or even just a song you played over and over again when you were 16.   When that happens it can affect your mood greatly whether it be good or bad.    That happened to me a few mornings ago while I was at work of all places.
One of the radio stations we tune into at work plays a show called the ’80’s lunchbox’.   It’s all listener requested songs and at sometime during the show they do a segment called the ‘Forgotten 45″   a song that’s long since forgotten but if you are a child of the 80’s like me hearing those bring back  memories of back in the day.    Well, the other day I heard a song that did just that..    It was a song by Peter Schilling back in 1983 called “Major Tom”.    It’s the theme of David Bowie‘s 1969 album Space Oddity, the song is about the character being caught in an accident in space.    As soon as the song started playing I remembered the words from start to finish… only in German.

Being the teen geek that I was, I preferred the German version to the English.  Always loved Peter Schilling’s voice and when he sang it in his language to me it brought out a more intense version.  I didn’t try to actually LEARN how to speak German until years later when my husband and I moved there,  but I knew an entire song pretty dang close to fluent.

Random I know,  but still worth mentioning.. 🙂