What I know right now

As of today’s date, September 6, 2012, this is what I know. For sure.


  • The Today Show blew it when they fired Ann Curry.
  • I’m pretty sure I like the smell of geraniums.
  • “cancer” will never earn the right to be capitalized.
  • The Supreme Court isn’t that supreme.
  • The latest Cheerio TV ads are short, effective and fabulous.
  • God should give us all three calorie-free days a year, starting this year.
  • This country’s political theatre reads like a trashy novel.
  • There should be one universal remote control device for all TVs in America.
  •  You GO, Prince Harry!!!!
  • Michelle Obama is a good First Lady.
  • Ann Romney would be a really great First Lady.
  • Life’s too short to read a book  that you can’t get into by page 20.
  • You would love the easy, delicious, healthy kale salad recipe Cassidy gave me. (Let me know if you want it.)
  • Watching HGTV’s House Hunters International makes me happy.
  • PORTERVILLE, CALIFORNIA, circa 1970, was a great place to grow up.
  • Stemless wine glasses are stupid.
  • My sister’s handwriting bugs me.
  • I should floss more — and you probably should, too.
  • Oatmeal is the new granola.
  • Life looks, feels and is better after a workout.
  • Pudgy baby feet = one of God’s most adorable creations.

  • Rush Limbaugh should call it quits — or be canned.
  • I’m scared to death to confess to Julia that yes, I do have that darling cream, lace blouse she thought she “lost.”
  • Everyone’s entitled to my opinion.
  • Fuji apples grown in New Zealand taste like foam board.
  • Fuji apples grown in America are delicious.
  • Sometimes you’ve just gotta play the game.
  • Seda of France, Japanese Quince-scented candles smell so-so-so good.
  • My neck has aged from the time you started reading this to right now.
  • I’m so good at sleep I can do it with my eyes closed.
  • I can’t wait until some techie person solves the Too-Many-Passwords-To-Keep-Them-All-Straight Crisis.
  • You don’t know what ya got ’til it’s gone.
  • I’m glad and appreciative that you just read this.
  • Thank you.


10 Responses to What I know right now
  1. Lois
    September 6, 2012 | 11:48 am

    Jodie…Julia knows about the blouse NOW!
    I think we’re all entitled to your opinion too, and enjoy hearing it as well! Keep up the great work with words!

    • jodie
      September 7, 2012 | 11:09 am

      Yep, Lois, she DOES know now. Not pretty…

  2. Julia Myers
    September 6, 2012 | 6:46 pm

    I cannot believe you

    • jodie
      September 7, 2012 | 11:13 am

      It was just sooooo cute. On YOU. I tried it on: Yuk. (I put it in the mail. Will be delivered to Lexington by Wednesday.)
      Love you, Moosh.

  3. Therese Fowler-Bailey
    September 6, 2012 | 6:48 pm

    I am going to take a video of ME READING YOUR BLOG! THIS WAS THE BOMB.. I mean Bomb like in a GRAND WAY~ I envision, relate, smile.. laugh… read quick with anticipation the next line..smile again and again.. Hoping it will Not end~! Touchet! Gosh I hope I spelled Touchet correctly~ Off to the GYM~

    • jodie
      September 7, 2012 | 11:16 am

      I love that YOU like CC&CP, Therese. Thanks. :) You’re not only a great artiste, I see from your FB posts you are also a “gym rat” these days. You go, Girl!

  4. Schultzey
    September 7, 2012 | 10:25 am

    Oh my God, I love you Jodie!! This is great!!
    YES, the Today Show really blew it
    when they fired our lovely Ann Curry!!
    The best thing about growing up in
    Porterville is being blessed by the privilege
    of being your friend and having the best
    memories ever

    • jodie
      September 7, 2012 | 11:19 am

      Love you, too, Schultzey!!! Wasn’t PORTERVILLE the best?! So many wonderful memories ~ and 95% of them include you. :)

  5. Robbin
    September 9, 2012 | 10:09 am

    Hi Jodie!
    I’d love Kaker’s Kale Recipe and yes, I too live vicariously through the house hunter’s. Miss you all. :) Summer isn’t over until Sept. 21st officially, we need to get together soon.

    Oh and BTW Juju, be happy your clothes fit your mother. :) She is one hot mama!

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