Saturday, March 15, 2008

Mary Ann Gets Busted

Menopausal Stoners sends a big shout out to Dawn Wells aka Mary Ann from Gilligan's Island. Salute, Dawn! Apparently, once the news got out that Mary Ann got busted, tons of people started searching for Tina Louise information. Ginger made an impression, that's for sure, and for all I know the entire cast was smoking weed. I hope so. As it happens, the theme from Gilligan's Island is the ringtone on my cell. There's some synchronicity for you.

In other news, I'm still heartbroken but thanks to a free trial membership on one of the dating sites, I've run across a couple of potential summer boyfriends. It's times like these that I love my Granny the 'Ho more than ever because she was absolutely right about the best cure for heartbreak being a new man. My mother heartily disapproves, but she always does. She thinks I should devote my time to something less frivolous than 1. Where I'm going, 2. Who I'm going with and 3. What I'm going to wear. Given that I spend my days dressed like I'm cleaning the garage trying to impart the importance of living in community with each other and the planet to a room full of three year-olds, I think my mother is a bit harsh.

Besides, my eyelids turned inside out from crying so hard over that charming man I loved so well, and a girl can only do that for so long. That reminds me of a song:

Don't lose your confidence if you slip.
Be grateful for a pleasant trip,
And pick yourself up; dust yourself off;
Start all over again.

Ginger Rogers sang that verse to Fred Astaire in Swing Time. She was a very different Ginger than Tina Louise, and we must always remember that she did everything Fred Astaire did - only backwards and in heels.


Kimberly M. Wetherell said...

We SHALL go out together... and soon!!! In fact, I've been thinking the same thing for a while now!! NO wonder you've been on my mind... I'm so sorry to hear your news, but the more I hear about Granny the 'Ho, the more I love love LOVE her!


Kitty said...

Who was it who was quoted as saying 'the best way to get over a man is to get under another?' Whoever it was, she was right ;-)

Take care. x

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