It's Revelation Time in Chicagoland.
With August 9th, my 65TH Birthday on the Horizon, there's lots to plan for. Especially as to what I plan to do and accomplish for my next Set of 65 Years. Oh, I can hear the snickers now. However, being the Creator of
2000 Days Before 2000™
that began on July 11, 1994, that Holidate (part of my Eventological Empire of 1900+ Holidates falling into 34 precise Categories) is a Formula that sets YOUR Life into a Semblance of Order.
FYI, because of 2000 Days Before 2000™, I was known as one of the top 125 in the entire World who were making and instituting PRE-PLANS for the Coming of the New Millennium & Century.
Every Day from Monday, June 5, 2017, I'll keep an active Diary here as to what happens to me, my Cat Cali, Family & Friends as We PURRceive the Good Old Days and the Times ahead. Won't you join us, as it's bound to be as suPURRb as it was for the first 7.5 Decades or so We are prone (PURRone) to believe.
When and if you are lucky enough to be BORN a Cat - A Leo - with an ABC: Annual Birthday Celebration in August, you are prone to think in austerely creative Ways that make this Blog one of the best ones to read and be inspired by.
Monday, June 5, 2017: Monday: Catdom spotlights on the Needs of the Pet you are her Human (to). Therefore, it's a Blessing to spend time with her. Animals (as Cats & Dogs) have been domestic-CAT-ed. They did not ask to be. Therefore, We owe Animals a much better life than many of them are forced to have. MY RECO: Treat them as you do Family; as there is nothing like a soft Purr to soothe an anxious Time(s). Cali, my Calico is Precious (purrecious) Cat and you'll be hearing a lot about her in the next 65 Day Period (purriod) ahead. She's a guaranteed ShowStopper.
Tuesday, June 6, 2017: Keeping with the Theme of CATS as purrtrayed in the above Opening today: June 6 is the 55TH Year of the Day that Tha Hin Koopersmith - that's kooPURRSmith - in pure Catese came into our Lives. Our - as in my Family: Mom/Dad/Joe/Lin. The most beautiful Siamese Cat that ever graced the planet. It was the Beginning of the Summer & MOM felt her Children should learn some Responsibility. I got a Cat. The Day before my Bro Joe got 2 Turtles that we named Sam & Ham. Animals - Pets so enrich a Person's Life. Now as I edge into my Senior Years, it's more important than ever before to have a PET that makes you WANT to get out of Bed in the Morning for, because no where else will you find that kind of Love. Today, CALI-My-Calico fills my Days with JOY & she has taken on where THA HIN left off as the SpokesKitty of PAW: Pet Appreciation Week (C) that I founded for Thy as we called him, honoring CATS & 64 other Species from now through June 12. But as we all know: PETS are to be loved and cared for all year round - not just on a designated Week or Holidate as this.
Wednesday, June 7, 2017: Marking Days is what We all seem to do. However, a Date of Importance came up on my Radar this AM when I opened up my Facebook Account, telling me that as of Today, I have been a Member since 2007. I had not realized it was that long. A really nice Video was produced showing the Highlights of ME during that TimeSlot...one that only seemed like Yesterday, but Yesterday is gone. Today, on my Eventological Calendar - or CALI-ndar as my Calico Cat CALi calls it, there's:
Day #2 of PAW: Pet Appreciation Week©1994 that is 23 years in The Making;
The 2nd WonderWomanWednesday(s)©2017 that honors Women who are wonderous and wonderful and even if they aren't they can become so;
The 11th Day Countdown till National Splurge Day # 23 that can also be used on PAW, only because it's fun to SPOIL our Pets that mean so much to us.
Thursday, June 8, 2017 - 12:41 PM CST: Different Modes for Different Folks. You see it everywhere. Not only in your own Life as to how things can take a turn for the better or best; but in The Lives of your Friends & Co-Workers and even those who make it ONLINE and those who choose to take a Day off. However, IF you take care of yourself, there's bound to be (2 B in Fluent Twitterese) Repercussions - rePURRcussions in Fluent Cat - that will benefit the Grand Scheme. And at 64 and 10 Months minus 1 Day, The Grand Scheme gets grander with every Moment that is left - right - here and there. Taking advantage of that is a necessity that goes beyond any hemming or hawing that you may have.
Friday, June 9, 2017 - 2:34 PM CST: Thirty-Eight Years ago today, my Father died. 38 years ago there was no such thing as every Man - Woman & Child being in the Computer Age. It was at its Infancy. And Today being IN IT means the difference between being a Dinosaur or NOT. With that thought in mind, I'm happy to say that my 88 year old Mother, a real Survivor on many Fronts went out and bought her First Apple Computer; having been weaned on a Typewriter; then moving to Web TV in the 1990s and then a Laptop and now: VOILA, completely ensconced in ATA: All Things Apple. More Seniors should be like Mom! And, my COUNTDOWN TO 65 is in exactly 2 months when I turn 65. But we'll take our Time getting there. There's plenty to do in the meantime...
Sunday, June 11, 2017 – 3:01 PM CST: Into everyone's Day a Street Fair must fall and there's no place better than the Streets of Chicago for that, especially so during the near Summer - End of Spring, one week before National Splurge Day (C)1994, one of my most popular Holidates in which to click in and see what other Creatifs are doing. Therefore, I'm there. The Chicago Tribune's Yearly Event that caters to the Authors and Journalists amongst us. Off to see Maud of the Chicago Sun-Times speak about her Family's Flight from Nigeria in the late 1960s and then other break-through Artists as Sharon Sultan Cutler of The Bandstand Diaries. And, why not? We should all be good to ourselves, for at least, one Weekend at the End of each Week. No more kidding. The Literature we read reflects where we came from and where we are off (to). Ending Sentences with a Preposition is not a good proposition, but Grammar gets in the way of Time Management if we don't have the time to google on the Weekends, when we should be out PLAYING our Hearts away...
Monday, June 12, 2017: So Monday came and went. Being furiously busy, I actually was unable to post this Post til now: 10:52 AM on Tuesday. Reflecting back on Monday, you can see why Mondays get a Bad Rap. They should be made into Part of the Weekend so that People can rest and relax after a wild and crazy Friday Night, Saturday & Sunday Experience. Not that this is going to happen anytime to soon, but for those retired, they know exactly what I'm writing about...
Tuesday, June 13, 2017 – 10:50 AM CST: Sometimes Routines are meant to be broken. This is what is happening today regardless of if Jupiter aligns with Mars or not. When there's a Shift in the Weather, this can also make or break a Person's Day and since it's early enough to try to get Things back "on track," that's exactly what I plan to do and on doing.
Wednesday, June 14, 2017 – 2:32 PM CST: What I especially like about the 14TH is that it my Holidate known as #Birdentine Times that addresses Birds derived from my Birdictionary that is still a Work-in-Progress and what I especially like about Wednesdays is that it is my Holidate known as #WonderWomanWednesdays where I pick my top Selectee - a Woman that I admire. #1 was Morissa Schwartz; #2 is Kamla of Palatial Publishing & #3 is Shannon - all incredible Women in their own Rights & Rites.
Thursday, June 15, 2017 – 12:13 PM CST: Fur Purrsday today I must share something my Cat, Cali The Calico did last night while We were asleep. She crawled up on me (which she usually does) and I find this so comFURting and laid her head on the right side of my face & turned on her PURR Machine. It was louder than a Boeing 757 on a runway. Most times she will creep up on to my shoulder and put her left flank (leg) up to my ear so I can hear her PURR - from her Tummy area. However, this was from her Vocal Chords - where the PURR is manufactured. It was the most incredible sound I ever heard. She stayed there for a few minutes then jaunted off, filling me with more love FOR her than I had and she is always LOVED through and through. Being the FURst time this ever happened to me as a Proud Pet Owner for over 64 years, I felt very blessed to have this ExPURRience a la CAT.
Friday, June 16, 2017: Bright & early from 7-8 am I was able to speak to Douglas Criss, Digital trending Journalist at CNN. "I tell stories" is his Motto and since I have been creating HOLIDATES - over 1900 of them - that are quite similar to AESOP's Fables whose initials are embedded in my NAME, I was able to chat with him for an entire entertaining Hour. With National Splurge Day happening on Sunday, this is indeed an exciting weekend. Doug had heard my NPR Planet Money Interview of April 18 in which Cali, My Calico sneezed. Amazing how THE NEWS travels both near and afar and even further than that!
Saturday, June 17, 2017 - 11:26 AM: Moving on due to the fact that "Mommy Dearest" has decided to kick Cali & I from her Household where We have been living since my Building went CondoConversion on April 30. There are no more livable places in Chicago; the State Government is closing HOMELESS Shelters, but with a CAT-in-Tow, the Situation worsens; however, I refuse to crate her and put her into a Kennel since We are kindred spirits. Cali is the CEO of my Heart. Someone who owned her before I did declawed her so I am her Soul Protection. This means The CAT & I will be homeless on the bad, nasty and angry Streets of Chicago by tonight - around 6PM CST. For those who want to aid and assist me, call me at:
and/or my friend of 14 years, Robert Hofstadter who is recuperating and mending at The Grove/Evanston, a physical therapy rehab center as he had 3 Lumbars in his lower back operated on 10 days ago. He is in room #106. Warning; It is hard to get Reception there on his CellPhone (as it is considered a dead zone) but please keep on trying.
Bob's # is: 847-890-1489.
The Grove / Evanston: 847-316-3320 (ask for Robert Hofstadter in Room 106)
He'll get the message to me. All Cali & I need is a room with a Window or a Sublet Studio apartment as Cali likes to look out till July 1. It may be longer TILL Robert fully recovers, but he is making REMARKABLE Progress to date. That would be most helpful. My Life is like a roller coaster. In April, an NPR reporter/radio talk show host flies from NYC to Chicago to interview me and I have no book/movie/project out or done. In June, a CNN journalist spends an hour chatting with me. The next DAY, I'm homeless. Something has got to give...
Sunday, June 18, 2017 - 4:25 PM CST: It's the 23rd Round of my Holidate: NATIONAL SPLURGE DAY. Woke up with my Cat & "Best Friend"; watched some CBS Sunday Morning and then was able to see over 3,000,000 Results as of this Holidate that included mainstream media cashing in on my Concepts that certainly place the POP INTO POPULAR CULTURE. That's exactly what EVENTOLOGY is all about...one Day at a Time.
Monday, June 19, 2017 - 3:30 PM: Another Month that seems to be escaping far faster than I want it to go. Think of it this way: In 2 more Days it will be the Start of Summer: 2017, the Summer that I turn 65 and others will also. An influx of old age is striking many of us. If you want the facts, just google: How many Americans turn 65 every Day? and you will find this Statistic:
10,000 Boomers Turning 65 Everyday
In some Aspects, History does not repeat itself. Sadly, it doesn't or won't in this Case.
Tuesday, June 20, 2017 - 5:12-14 PM CST: Mewsday: According to #The_Cat in my Life, #Cali_The_Calico. Woke up late today; plan to stay up later. Only one thing to say is: Waking up is much better than not. Putting a plan into action that will help other Authors besides myself not be eaten up and spit out by the BIG MACHINE that considers themselves unstoppable. More Deets and Details on that once a few more Dots are tied together. It's what's in my Makeup. Making sure that those who are VOICELESS are not forgotten or left behind.
Wednesday, June 21, 2017 - 2:34 PM CST: you cannot really argue with the Calendar. When it comes to this time of year: The Transition of one Season to the next it's time for Rejoicement and that's a rare feeling. Especially so since I was able to meet up with Robert for a Chat; take Cali on a walk and proceed with some important Writings that clears up how a major TV Station must be punished and held liable for Copyright Infringement. Never a dull moment at hand; let's hope it stays that way...for the next 65 years...
Thursday, June 22, 2017 - 3:31 PM CST: Follow-up is important and finding more and more companies - even in Saudi Arabia that are promoting National Splurge Day assures me I am on to something big, especially with the 30TH Anniversary of EVENTOLOGY coming up in 2020. Prepare to be delighted...
Friday, June 23, 2017 - 3:38 PM CST: So it appears to be getting really close to the First Full Weekend of the First Week of Summer for 2017, my last Summer of being 64 and only 1 for that matter. Which brings me to another Campaign called: #All_Lives_Matter that I placed on Mohamedou O Salahi Twitter account within the last Hour or so. U may remember Mo from the March 12,2017 CBS 60 Minutes Segment as he was detained at Gitmo for 14 years and wrote a Best Seller after teaching himself English & enduring some of the worst Torture ever done and performed by Man on to Man. SO, if you think you are having a BAD DAY, consider what he went thru, then count UR Blessings...
I suggest everyone should follow him, as his Mentality and Love of Life is contagious:
Mohamedou O Salahi
@MohamedouOuld Follows you
Saturday, June 24, 2017 - 7:37 PM CST: Tiz Time 4 a New HOLIDATE - an instant replay of one that I created back on Nov 13, 1994 @ 3:53 PM. Called the International Internet Moment (C)1994, it only takes a second to take that LEAP OF FAITH that so many of fail to do. Circumstances should not stand in our way... And, 6 months from today, on Xmas Eve we may be better off than we are or once were...
Sunday, June 25, 2017 - 5:07 PM CST: Nearly a Day has gone by in which the New Holidate: The International Internet Moment (C)2017 has kicked in; allowing me to be ever the more productive. Hail - Hail The Band's all here. And, as Eugenia from The Armory told me on Wednesday, June 21, 2017 - at 9:20 AM -- on the First Day of Summer to paraphrase: What Life takes you through... Combine the 2 of those: Life & Internet Tribulations and you've certainly enough to write about... Six Months from today is Xmas and hopefully, you'll find yourself in a much better place - if that's what you wish for. Say AMEN!
Monday-Tuesday-Wednesday: June 26-27-28: What can you say when Three (3) Days totally escape you when you are attempting to get a Daily Diary up online? That Time flies and that there’s not enough Hours in one’s day. That’s the only Answer I can basically think of. Plus, you have to realize that certain Times of the Year are more conducive to being off-line. Summer is one of those and that Season is happening now; which is a constant Joy to most Sun Worshippers as long as tornadoes do not whip up and the Skies remain sunny. With that being said, it’s time to check out what needs to be checked out.
Thursday-Friday: June 29-30, 2017: This is the Week of the non-Diary Entries. Am I getting too old to note and record every little Bit & Piece that happens to me; or do I just prefer lumping it all together according to a few days at a time. What's gotten in my way is an overload of WORK; that's my only excuse. If a person were to take the 8 hours he/she works and dedicate 1 out to each project that may enable him/her to get that extra something done - on the date that it was to be done. Yup, a mighty fine Deduction there, Miss Koopersmith. Pencil that in as SOMETHING TO DO for your next Set of 65 years come(th) August 9, 2017.
What I did find out though this week was that my 65TH Birthday falls on a Wednesday. That means my Invention of #WONDERWOMANWEDNESDAYS really does hold true; as I was born on a Saturday - Caturday, 1 of my 7 favorite Days of the Week, but this truly proves there is/are Ancient Astronauts.
Saturday, July 1, 2017 - 3:47 PM CST: Many of us (with numbers to advanced to record) cannot figure out how we got THIS old, THIS fast. With that aside, now that it is the Start of the Second Half of 2017, it's fun to note and notice that numerically, the Math is seen as:
which is a Numerical Palindrome.
The next 2 and last of that Series for the Century happen on:
The First began on January 1, 2011. With that being said, no more needs to be said as we head towards the 241ST Birthday of our Nation's Foundation. At least, something is older than I am...and many others (at that).
For those who are CAT >^..^< Lovers, I suggest they record a Special Thing your Cat recently did. Last nite, as I was getting ready for bed, Cali, My Calico snuggled up onto my left arm which I wrapped around her. She then stretched out her long beautiful right arm, over my left arm; proceeded (PURRceded) to lay her head down & quickly fell asleep. It was indeed one of the most beautiful (catiful) things I had ever seen. Cali is all Heart & CEO of mine.
Sunday, July 2, 2017 - 6:01 PM CST: "Keep your feet on the Pegs," is what John told Anchor/Interviewer Jane Pauley as they hopped on to his cycle - 2 kids from The State of Indiana. Yet another reason why I watch CBS Sunday Mornings. This Rock Interview was with John Cougar Mellencamp who was quoted as saying:
"I'm 65 years old. I can see the finish line from here. I only have so many summers left. And I intend not to waste them being old."
Could anyone else say it any better? I think not.Thank you, John.
Thursday, July 6, 2017 –3:02 PM CST: Signs from BEYOND may actually be up and down Broadway. Not only "Thee Broadway" in New York City, but the mega street that's found in Chicago, on my Home Turf. While biking early today, a few of those signs hit me. I suppose I had to be IN THE MOOD to be "hit" with what they were saying, but at certain times in our lives, we are more prone to pick up those subtler influencers. Those 3 were:
Rollin' in the Dough
Good things to come
...for Today & for all Times.
I better bike back and see what else is posted.
Friday, July 7, 2017 - 8:31 PM CST: 40 years ago today I was residing in Mendota, IL USA while my Parents were divorcing. Back then, the Numbers were 7-7-77 which also happened to be Dick Clark's Wedding Day. Now, it's 40 years later or 7-7-17 and Mom & I are 40 years older. Got caught in a Storm this AM; soaked; applied for an Apartment on the North Side of Chicago that is totally overpriced; did color copies for a Chicago Mogul that may like to hire me for his vast accounts; biked to Evanston to mail the packet and then back into the City where I treated myself to some guacamole at Whole Foods. I need to learn that recipe since it is healthy for you - as healthy as it gets. Coming back home, I spent time with my Cat Cali -- playing with a CAT opens up a different type of PLAY that more PPL should get into... Spoke to Bob about his recent Lumbar Operation and it takes strength to go through what he went through. Life is not fair, that's for sure...no matter what decade you may be in.
Saturday, July 8, 2017 - 11:31 AM CST: Bound for Evanston where #Cali_My_Calico & I will be taking up residence at a high end Hotel for several days before we move in (hopefully) to our New Abode. Looking forward to that, I've packed up all her Toys & Food & Excrementory Products for the ride up; on a gorgeous sunny Summer-like Day. TOA: Time Of Arrival will be 3 PM - check in and then I get to reacclimate MY CAT to yet another place in time & space. Special Thanks to MOM for being here - there & everywhere when WE needed it.
Sunday, July 9, 2017 - 7:36 AM CST: A Month from TODAY is August 9th - that heralds in my 65TH Birthday. I'm more than 1/2 way through my Life. Hard to get a handle on that since I have yet so much to do, especially my 7 Part Book & Film Project called:
SKiN: Sacred Kinship in Nature (TM)
How 10 Beloved Plush TOYS Redefine Race (C)2009
as well as The Birdictionary & an Assortment of Fifty (50) Books that need to be published. With 4 STORAGE Bins brimming with the BEST IDEAS on the Planet, an Angel Investor is needed for what I have termed as:
THE INSTITUTE OF EVENTOLOGY
that houses my 1900 HOLIDATES since I am:
"America's Premier Eventologist"
"The Premier Eventologist in The History of The World"
titles I received from 2 astounding Reporters, namely Gene Koprowski of Insight Magazine - Washington DC in August of 1997
(nearly 20 years ago)
Eric Zorn of the Chicago Tribune (Chicago, IL) in January of 2001...
When a Woman has Goals, it shows...
And The Countdown begins...
Monday, July 10, 2017 - Strange how things happen. Vacationing at the Hilton with Cali and now we have Company who makes all the Difference. Glad for that. Gladder that We are all together & in a happier state. How things happen can best be left alone...just to see how they play themselves out.
Tuesday, July 11, 2017 - 1:37 PM CST: 7-11-17 OR: 71117 is a Palindrome, numerically speaking, of course and a MILESTONE because on July 11, 1994 I started 2000 Days Before 2000 which was the 2000TH Day Before the Year 2000 and that was a huge Milestone for that time. Because of that prolific HOLIDATE, I was placed in a bracket of my own being one of the top 125 PEOPLE in the entire World who were doing a SPECIAL OCCASIOn for the Arrival of...can you say: The Y2K Bug... And, I'm still creating HOLIDATES as July 25, 2017 marks my 27th Year of Eventology.
Wednesday, July 12, 2017 – 6:29 PM CST: The most fun I have is when I am hanging with THE CAT – Cali, My Calico who has her own Way of the sweetest Things that I have ever ever seen done. I call her a Special Species as she is more than a CAT; she has a SPECIAL Something that is beyond any Great Spirit I have ever seen. We took 30 minutes off and went outside our Hotel. Cali also is getting more and more confident as she steps out from Our Room and discovers a new beautiful Carpet and runs from room-to-room. I discovered a new JOB Opportunity that wants a set of Eyes & Ears here in The States so I applied to that. One Job; One Big House & then The Institute of Eventology can take off and be planted as I started it nearly 27 years ago come the 25TH of this Month. Placing things into place takes time, effort and lots of LOVE.
Thursday, July 13, 2017 - 1:20 PM CST: For those in the World of Cats, the Day is better known as PURRSday - when most of the Cat Population across the Planet purrs the most. Actually, that's not a bad idea for a Premise - #PURRemise - of a Book that Cali-My-Calico - Star of NPR could definitely sink her teeth into... Now, the same can be said of Mondays that can be respelled as MEOWday... to again highlight the Joy of Cathood. 5 more days to go...
We are still vaCATioning at the Hotel Orrington in Evanston making our Summer the most FUN 1 yet...
Friday, July 14, 2017 - 6:09 PM CST - Avientine Days International (C)2016 -- a time when BIRDs are saluted and honored. Pretty Feathers & all. Even those Plumes that are camouflaged do come in handy. Respect of Nature & for the Life she has given us is one thing I seriously think about so that it is ingrained in my System. It has manifested itself so that that I do not eat any Animal that has a heart-beat or big brown eyes; or someone that I would enjoy petting. Domestication has made Mankind (many of us) into monsters and savages; that's why a HOLIDATE as Avientine Days International (that happens on the 14th of each Month on the 14th when Valentine's Day appears) is important. Gaining a Perspective is mandatory, especially in this time, day and age when so many Species are on the threatened or extinction lists.
Saturday, July 15, 2017 - The Ides of July. Ides, I've learned happen every month, but not necessarily on the 15th; sometimes on the 13th. They merely remind me of the 1/2 Way Mark when it comes to counting and charging through time. Half of the Month is gone; Half of the Month is left. With that in mind, STUFF got done today, but in a sad mode for the Relationship between Robert Hofstadter & myself. He can no longer be helped as he refuses to help himself. No matter how sick a person gets, their healing begins with themselves and if they cannot begin THE PROCESS one cannot expect another Person can jump-in to save the Situation. Him, aside, Cali & I made the rounds. Staying at a CatFriendly Hotel is a HOOT - and I'm guessing they would let you bring in your Pet Parrot or Macaw...but the point 2 B made is that People will automatically come up and speak to you if you're sitting in the lobby; riding down on the Elevator or sitting out front comfortably - comFURtably - with a beautiful little Calico in your Arms. Now, this is living. Human Companionship - esp, if it borders on DysFUNctional can be and should be severed for the Mental & Physical Health of a Partner - but the BEST Partner there is is found in the Heart of Cat... That's where true PURRtnership begins. Come for Love, stay for Kisses. Come for Kisses, stay for Love. That's a Whole Lotta Lovin any time of the Month; whether your 6 - 5 or heading towards 65, any day now. Thank you, Cali.
Sunday, July 16, 2017 - 5:29 AM - Cali got me up. She needed her breakfast so without further - FURther adieu, I decided to open up the blinds and there were her Pigeons cooling ever so sweetly. Now, here's a thought. Someone should tape them and run it next to a Cat purring...now that's a calming effect no medication can perform. That's medi-CAT-ion can PURRform, of course, in PURRe CATese. The rest of the Day is yet to come. We may jaunt over to The Arts + Music Festival on Sheridan Road & Church Street as it opens at Noon and lots can be done through then.
Monday, July 17, 2017 - 2:53 PM CST: Instead of writing out a 65 Day Entry Journal every Day (like clockwork) on getting OLD(er), Mark Twain said it best in only 1 powerful Sentence that happens to be:
Age is an issue of mind over matter. If you don't mind, it doesn't matter.
Very happy to say that @EnterprNews, a Twitter is featuring me in their NewsFeeds as of 1:42 PM on July 18, 2017. The First One came out today & read as:
Tuesday, July 18, 2017: Today marks the First Junior National Splurge Day ©1994/2017 Mark in which you take YOUR Splurge-of-The-Day & aim it back towards the Syrian Refugees who need help and the Syrian Cats at @SyrianCats who are suffering from the Ravages of War. There's more to Life than Indulgences because there's more to Life than one thinks. Remove yourself from your own Realm and help those who need it - any and every Day that you find those who need Compassion.
Wednesday, July 19, 2017: Today is yet another #WonderWomanWednesdays where I salute Women from my Twitter Account - @ASK_Koopersmith - for the wondrous and wonderful Strides they have made. Granted Women-are-Wonderful on Thursday, Friday, Saturday, Sunday, Monday & Tuesday, I'm hooked on the "W" Alliteration Part that will, hopefully become a Book by next year at this Time while my Countdown to 66 is underway.
Alliterature ©2017: New ASKian Term of July 19,2017 - 5:31 AM: To encompass ALL of Literature. Works for me.
Thursday, July 20, 2017 - 3:14 PM CST: Evanston Central Time. Live here at the Hotel where Cali & I are staying, the Day started out with torrential storms that finally broke in order for me to jaunt back into the City where I had not set foot since July 8. Checking out a few things in storage; off to get some GRUB (Honey - Cheese - Coffee & Chocolate), I made it all within 3.5 hours so I would not have to be gone LONG from Cali. Bumped into a Friend, JOE FINE - of some 15 years who said: "Sit down, I want to learn to write like you do." Joe, of course, doesn't understand that it takes MORE than sitting when it comes to Creative Writing. But then, alas & alack, is more than a BLOG, that's a BOOK from A-Z and back again. And, you need a really good Subject - inspiring as she is: That's Cali My Calico.
Friday, July 21, 2017 - 754 AM CST: We are officially into the First Month of Summer for 2017. That means, 31 Days closer to my 65TH Birthday...an alarming Fact because I do not have 65 more Years to dither away. News this AM seemed to hover around that fact as:
The Picasso turns 50 in August. Mom & I were there for its Unveiling. I was 15 at the Time & she was 39. Seems like only yesterday; and
Saturday, July 22, 2017: Happy to see that it is FULLY the Sign of LEO as the Universe has been promising me some Surprises that have been growing for quite a Period of Time now. I do not know how these are going to emanate, but People I have not seen in an extended Period of Time have "blurted" this out; that they have a feeling about my Aura. I'm quite excited about this as I'm ready for New Challenges - both Cali & I are...
Sunday, July 23, 2017 - 12:58 PM CST: Hot and Sticky is the Weather Forecast, but the Sun is out and not a Cloud in the Sky. Yet, it's too steamy to take Cali outside the Hotel because she is wearing a little FUR Coat - being the Calico that she is and I do not want her overheated or dehydrated. Coming down in the Elevator I created the first Stanza of a Poem for her that goes like this:
You're the Sparkle in my Life
You never bring me Strife
Oh Oh Oh Oh...
as of July 23, 2017 - 11:40 AM...
Bound to finish this the next Time We take the Elevator. #Elevator_Inspiration...is what that form of Literature is officially called.
Monday, July 24, 2017 - 6:26 PM: So I'm holding on to "My Youth" for as long as I can. " Saying that recently (Sunday, July 23, 2017) there's not a day that goes by that you do not get older and hopefully wiser.
Revise: So I'm holding on to "My Fleeting Youth" for as long as I can." Instead of worrying about that, Cali & I were able to do a Photo Shoot with our Friend, Kaley for a special HH: Honorable & Heroic Project that will help PETS out...which was said and stated Today on July 24, 2017 -- a Santa Is Retiring Episode - that as we know will be here in 5 months...
Tuesday, July 25, 2017 - 8:36 PM: Today is the 27th Year since I conceived Eventology: The Art of Event-Making - Adrienne Sioux Koopersmith's Campaigns For Humanity (C)1990. The Best Part of this Year's Celebration is the sharing of it with Cali, My Calico, whose a Feline in Motion, graceful, beautiful and compassionate as no other Cat has ever portrayed - PURRtrayed in her world. On vacation at the Orrington Hotel, our Writer's Resort here allows us to get caught up on Work that needs to be done. 15 pages of Cat Pictures have been set and will be marketed to leading Groups in order to spread THE CAT's Message - one that is as clever as it is utilitarian.
Estimating that there are 2,300 Holidates (many undisclosed until Cali & I get resettled) to celebrate of which MANY deal with Food and eating Healthily is something more Seniors need to grab on to.
Thursday & Friday, July 27-28, 2017: Livin too much of the Good Life here at The Orrington Hotel with an Assortment of creative Projects - PURRojects I've set out for Cali & I to do. One of the most fun, is that we discovered the McManus Center where the lawn is stretched out in front of her and she gets to retain her Kittiness. Both Packages were delivered - by mail on Thursday to VA & today to the Head Person... You have to listen to your body & when it cries out for help...Quote from the Weather Channel - something we must all head - no matter what YEAR we are approaching...
Saturday, July 29, 2017 - 7:55 PM: After a full Day of doing Internet Work & a Good Deed for a Needy Person, I was able to buy Calika a new TOY -- one that she was not that happy about - altho I really thought Catnip would be her TOY of Choice. Maybe it will take - Maybe it won't, but having a Pet to dote on is an extremely great Feeling to have - as she touches my Heart every single Day... Today's the last Saturday in July of 2017...it certainly went fast.
Sunday, July 30, 2017 - 8:11 PM: Every Story is about People and if they are lucky enough, it's about how lucky they are if they have a Pet, as I have Cali, My Calico. This morning started out at 4:30 so that I could get more Tweets out for Blog # 1240 that now has 87 Readers or Hits it was placed online on July 27. A fair market amount by any Standards. Cali, come to think about her, has her own brand, a brand that is earmarked by Kindness and her own special Personality. At 6 PM when 60 Minutes went on, low and behold CBS aired Mohamedou Ould's March 12, 2017 Interview, that again had me hanging on to every Word he spoke to Holly MA Williams. Just when I think I'm having a rough day, I think of what he went thru for 14 years of Confinement at Gitmo. Some Stories leave us with a lump in our Throats.
Monday, July 31, 2017: Finishing up July with Cali while we va_CAT_ion @ The Hilton in Evanston, IL - whose Staff could not be any nicer and/or more congenial. Spoke to Mom today who in her own way gave me a Pep Talk without even saying a Word by just listening. Of course, with the GIFT TO GAB, one wonders who others can get a word in edgewise. But alas, this is the Last July I'll be having before I turn 65. I'm hoping I don't squander away the next 65 years...
Tuesday, August 1,2017 - 5:09 AM CST: Waking up early, Cali & I went downstairs to see what AN AUGUST looks like. This is the 1st One we are sharing together and it was warm - the way she likes it, but little Night Insects were out so I immediately brought her back in. We had chatted with Nicholas & Shaniece at the Front Desk - 2 of the most hospitable PPL there are and then have to continue and kickoff in a grand manner - after all August is Ant Appreciation Month (C)2010.
Wednesday, August 2, 2017 - 12:17 PM CST: A Tweet and nothing but a Tweet will serve here nicely:
#ASK_Chicago: Countdown to 65: August 2, 2017: 64 years & 51 weeks old today. Mom was pregnant 64 yrs & 51 weeks ago 2day. #Imagine_that!
That should do it!
Thursday, August 3, 2017 - 5:30 PM CST: Had I not been in a certain neighborhood that I'm usually not in as much anymore at a certain time (that I'm not often timed at being in), I'd never have gotten the chance to bump into 1 of my oldest Friends that I ever made here in Chicago: Mr. Solo Acoustic Rock himself: Paul Michaels AKA: Paul Suszynski who for all matters and purposes is the most talented Musician in the World - singing - writing and playing Guitar. I helped him with his BreakThrough from 1979-1988 and then did not see that much of each other; perhaps 5 times throughout the Decades. Now, Pauly-Boy is back up on the North Side where Creatifs as Paul & myself like to be... And what will be as hopefully will be an extremely Pleasant Surprise in the Times ahead. What a pleasant surprise for sure.
Friday August 4, 2017 - 5:45 AM CST: This is "The Last Friday" I'll ever experience while in the First 64 Years of my Life. That reminds me of the Old Beatles' Song: When I'm 64...now, I won't be 64 for much more Time. Robert is composing a List of what I have to get done as I sign-up for all those "Old Age" Programs that are to help us ease into our #Twilight Years." Which now reminds me of another Old Song. This one is by Cher called: "IF I could turn back time..." But then again, I would not want to leave any of the Accomplishments, People & Cali who are with me now. So that takes care of that Theory.
Saturday, August 5, 2017 - 4:29 AM CST: I should really not FRET that I'm rapidly approaching 65. It's a blessing since so many others were not given that Chance. Plus, things can and may be happening in the next Decade I have laid the foundation for the last and past 64 years. For instance, just yesterday I posted my CUPCAKE Blog #1241 and it already scored 65 HITS - which is the Designated and Chosen Number that BabyBoomers will be if they are born in 1952. That’s NineTeen Fifty-Two. Now if Numerology worked that well for me when I play the Lottery…
A very special Shout-Out to Jim Vincent of Mendota, IL whose Birthday is August 5. Jim went to Nam, Viet Nam, came back home; was never "the same" and took his life before he reached 25. I will always remember how he walked up the hill to our house as he was a good friend of my Bro Joe. Rest in Peace, Vince...you're missed every Day.
Sunday, August 6,2017 - 6:07 AM CST: Three (3) more Days till the BIG ONE HITS. For some Reason 50 (the Age of 50 did not hit me as hard a turning 65 does. Probably for the simple reason that the realization HITS that I do not have 65 more years left to squander away. Of course, my Life has been extremely creative & productive; however, every Decade after 50 takes its toll. The Eyes begin to fade at 50. The Teeth begin to rot out during one's 60s. No telling what happens when The 70s (not 1970s) hit which was when I was between 18 & 28 and Life was much different than it is today. IF I knew then what I know now...but isn't that "The Way" it always goes...
Today began on a FUN Note as I took Cali My Calico to the Gym here at the Hotel that we are vaCATioning at. I placed her on the Ledge bordering the Mirror at which time, a Body Double Image appeared. She walked back and forth; turned and re-sketched her Steps -- all the while another Cat's Image appeared. It was hers and for once it was as if I cloned my Beautiful Kitty. Now that needs a Video for sure...which I could watch for hours on end! Cats keep their Humans young and responsible. I highly recommend you go out and adopt one today.
Monday, August 7, 2017: Find New Roads -- 1 of the Commercials on TV is evidently the Theme of the Day as Robert & I continue our Search for an Apartment - where suitability is what we are striving for.
Tuesday, August 8, 2017 - 4:24 AM: Cali got me up early & we strolled down the Hallway checking to make sure each room was quiet; as she is the Guard Cat here and accepts that role as her own. Her primary - #PURRimary (in CAT-Talk) stop is the WorkOut Fitness Room where I've taken many Photos of her; which I think is a way of her to tell me to GET FIT & STAY FIT. She's so insightful as to every thing I think & do.
Had he lived, Robert's Dad would be 100 today...may Eddie rest in Peace; having died when he was only 77 years old. Still young...
Countdown to 65 starts now at 4:28 AM and accelerates at 4:45 AM - for my Last Day before "65 & Still Alive" arrives. Well, maybe for my next 65 I shall take up Poetry... Strive (a word I used on August 7 that rhymes) alive and THRiVE will also work nicely. 2 great Words that I'll use as the New Year and Times set in...sooner than I ever imagined.
As Cali & I jaunted down the Hallway today, I told her:
SLY: Some1 Loves You ® ©2017
- which is what is most important & of utmost concern - that I learned my First 64 Years. Simple, but meaningful...
Wednesday, August 9, 2017 - 5:08 AM. I made it. Officially 65 now as of 4:45 AM. The next 65 years are instrumental to ... to ... well, I'm not sure yet, but Cali My Calico & I did a PhotoShoot with a Clock that was in our Room that hopefully will record the Time & Place. As I wrote on Ayse's Twitter Acct:
That's a hefty Assignment but since I achieved it the first 64, I might as well keep the Progression going strong(er).
The Date is unusual, too: 8-9-17 translates to 8 + 9 = 17 and those always are 3 of my 5 Lottery Numbers - let's hope they work so I can be more generous than ever before...for my next #65. Stayin alive @ 65.
I am very blessed my Mother, Betty Friend Koopersmith is also thriving...having Family makes a World of Difference...
Thursday, August 10, 2017 – 7:22 AM: The extremely sad part of this point in life is that there will be a continuous FLOW of People leaving us. Moving away to warmer climates but worse than that, dying so that our Circle gets smaller every single Day. Not only that, but the Stark Realization of that tends to make us remorseful for the things We did not do, say or have materialize. All of this turns into added Stress and Turmoil that somehow gets ingrained in our Psyches. It’s a Cycle we all go through, if we live this long and allow ourselves to be the Deep Thinkers that bring on this Thinking.
Friday, August 11, 2017 - 7:47 AM: Placing an eMail I just sent to CNN a few Moments ago as it deals with this Topic-at-large. You might enjoy it; you might not. You might get it; you might not. But it's released now...to the YOUniverse, no matter what and matters do matter:
Sunday, August 13, 2017 & Monday, August 14, 2017: To think I didn't take the time to come over here and post something shows that I still have a Life off-line, unlike so many others who are totally constipated with everything viral and virtual. While riding the El Train I noticed the 7 people around me were all on their Smart Phones? Me I was just watching them. Had somebody been in the act of being murdered, they'd have never known or realized that; prob. not even so had it been them.
Cali is keeping me busy and she is getting spoiled after her breakfast served in bed as she should be spoiled due to the fact she gives more love than any other Animal I've had the PURRivilege of knowing. For that I am grateful for her being with me.
Monday-Wednesday, August 14-15-16: And we arrive here on Wednesday that happens to be my very 2nd Boyfriend's Birthday; Julian Puretz - born 65 years ago today - exactly 1 week after I was. At that time, I thought we were really aligned: Star-wise, but that was short-lived; as the Days go by and it seems like the older U get, the more you have to do and the less that gets done. I can't believe I missed typing in for Monday & Tuesday, but being busy is an Understatement. These 2 Quotes are worth their weight tho & should make up for any Absents:
Thursday, August 17, 2017: Back on this Date in 1969...Mom - Dad - Sister Linda & I were in New Orleans, Louisiana when Hurricane Camille (the worst 'Cane to hit the continental USA) blew into town. It did not hit New Orleans head on where we were staying but the winds shot up to 80 miles per hour; being diverted to Gulf Port & Biloxi:
So I did the MATH and found that after that Horrific Situation; to date I have lived:
August 17-20, 2017: Thursday. Friday. Saturday. Sunday.
August 21, 2017 - The last Day of Leo. Too fast, too soon. I could use an extra Month of my Birth Sign, but that's not likely to happen.
August 22, 2017 - In preparation of a Great Event - nearly 94 years in the making as of September of 2017. If you can guess what it is, then you're a far better guesser than I could ever be.
August 23, 2017 - Robert & I again attempted another Trip into the city to find an apartment. Low & behold Grace, an old friend of mine was in the Park chatting with a friend. She, too, is looking for a new Abode and merely stated: "They are trying to make Chicago into another Manhattan." I think she means: New York City.
August 24, 2017 - So altho I didn't win the Big Lottery, I'm sending this Post out to every MEDIA that is touting and talking about the Winnings & Event:
WHY? Because it's about TIME, the COMMUNITY & World begins to rally behind my Creativity & Talent.
Friday, August 25, 2017:
The 20TH Anniversary of the Gene Koprowski Article is today - back then we did not have Tweets or the Internet. Voila:
#ASK_Chgo: 1 of my fave Articles & Titles is 20 years old today: August 25, 1997. Seems like only yesterday I was 45; never 2 B repeated.
Saturday August 26,2017
Sunday, August 27, 2017
Monday, August 28, 2017 - Another Monthly Year of The Rooster Salutation or Day.
Tuesday, August 29, 2017
Wednesday, August 30, 2017 - 3:58 AM CST
Granted with the way I am prone not to journal the 65 Days after my 65th Birthday it only shows that I'm attempting to get MORE Activities into my Day than I had my First Set of 65. Also due to the Nature of not having my own Home and by being in transit, there's far more important things that need to get done. However, today is 3W: WonderWomanWednesdays and a break in all that in order to salute someone who works hard and deserves the Recognition.
Saturday, August 26 - Friday, September 8, 2017:
Lots has happened within this period of time; from a move to a major Operation; but all is well as it is now time to write more in this here Journal that is loosely resembling what its name is to be(come). With Hurricanes blazing across the USA and Strips of Chicago becoming vast Areas of Renovation that cater to specific groups who got too old before their Due, the time to stop and "pet the Cat" are never enough.
Date-wise, it's 9-8-17: As it was on 8-9-17 - equating to 17 the Year: The 17TH of the 20'oos. That's pretty special in and of itself.
Saturday, September 9, 2017: Exactly 65 Years & 1 Month old today. These years seem to race ahead without slowing down in sight. Not saying that's good, at all.
Sunday, September 10 - Tuesday, September 12, 2017: Taking it extremely easy as certain PPL need to be attended to for various Issues they have to deal with. Figuring I'd help lighten their load, I'm helping in the best way possible: With my Time & Effort. After all, if things were switched, I'd hope there was someone who would lend a Hand in my defense. It's really not that hard or difficult or time-consuming to do, but rather fulfilling.
Tues., Sept. 12, 2017's GOOD DEED for The Day. Calling the Cops anonymously for a Vagrant at my Local Convenience Store. The owner said she could handle him; although he was casing the place. One call may have saved her Life. It was something that would have worn my nerves frail had something dire happened to her.