Now I Know…

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I Now Know…

That the Covid19 pandemic created a new market for the manufacturers of plastic dividers for social distancing.

That many stores now offer a store pickup option.  You order online and then drive to the store to pick up the item(s).  There is no need to walk through the store looking for the items and then standing in line at the cashier.  What a brilliant marketing strategy – I hope they continue offering this service after the pandemic ends.

That the thrill of riding a bicycle for the first time in at least fifty-six years!  I bought a used, 21-speed bike, and it is a thing of beauty!  But I now have to find a kid to teach me how to use the 21 gears!

That living alone for the first time in over forty-five years is liberating.  No rules and I now set my own priorities, control my own destiny, and make my own mistakes.

That buying dog food from KABO was a pleasant surprise.  Holly loved eating her breakfast today, and she ate it all!  I ordered what I wanted to feed her, and they cook the meal using premium ingredients.  And it is a Canadian company.  They also make their own kibbles.  And every two weeks, they send you a repeat order, and all shipments are prepaid!  Here’s the link:  KABO PET FOOD

That Sannie is now engaged to get married, and Kuba, her fiancé, is a handsome guy – and that he likes older women (Sannie is a year or two older)!

Sannie and Jacob (Kuba) (2017)

That I get my second vaccine shot on Tuesday.  It will be a huge relief to be finally fully protected against this terrible pandemic.

That my large collection of Rolling Stone magazines is worth a bit of money, and I am now thinking of putting them on Craigslist or eBay.  I’ll donate the money I raise to the UBC Oral Cancer Prevention Fund.

That Santa Danny got his first booking for the 2021 Christmas Season!  He will be happy to resume his annual visits to the hospices, schools, and seniors’ retirement homes.  Santa Danny will also be offering to visit stores and office parties to raise money for the UBC Oral Cancer Prevention Fund.

That I will be walking with the Vancouver ‘Venturers Club tomorrow (Saturday).  It has been a long time since I have walked with my friends, and I have been going through withdrawal symptoms from missing them!

June 12th Walk – Steveston                      Photo by Nancy

That I will donate my drums to a local school, it was nice to have played them, but it is time to say goodbye.  They have been in storage for many years, so I won’t miss them.  I recently bought a set of bongo drums to play while I listen to music (now that Holly is nearly totally deaf).

That I might be volunteering again!  It will be at the Peace Arch Hospital in the dental department that is administered by the University of British Columbia Dental.  I will be filling in for my friend Cathy, in July and August, while she is away.  Cathy used to work at the cancer center where I was treated.

That the Toronto Blue Jays baseball team is playing better baseball this year.  A division title might be difficult, but I think they will make the playoffs!  Or at least, I hope so.

That I have a lot more stuff to take to the hospital thrift shop.  Although most of the stuff is difficult to part with – I would rather that someone else gets to have the enjoyment that I once had with the items.

That while taking public transit a few days ago, I noticed there are almost no advertising posters on board the buses, skytrains, and terminal stations. There are not enough people using transit to make the advertising cost worthwhile, but it forces passengers to stare at each other.  Another example of the Covid19 pandemic.

That I have a developing story about Tiffany’s in my head that I will probably write in a few days.  You might remember my original story about the mysterious woman at Tiffany’s in Toronto.  Here’s the link: My Holly Golightly and Audrey Hepburn

That a friend sent me the following touching video:

That Nightbirde is a very brave cancer patient that sings from a beautiful heart!  I cried when I watched this video and then I heard her last comment – that she only had a 2% chance of surviving.  I wanted to tell her my 40% story and assure her that she is in the 2% group that survives!!!

and lastly, now I know…

That you are thinking of Holly and me!

Dedicated to my friends

I hope my stories are a gift to your head and heart.

Hugs and Love,

Danny

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Today’s tune from Danny’s library (purchased):

Both Sides Now – lyrics

Rows and flows of angel hair
And ice cream castles in the air
And feather canyons everywhere
I’ve looked at clouds that way

But now they only block the sun
They rain and snow on everyone
So many things I would have done
But clouds got in my way

I’ve looked at clouds from both sides now
From up and down and still somehow
It’s cloud’s illusions I recall
I really don’t know clouds at all

Moons and Junes and Ferris wheels
The dizzy dancing way you feel
When every fairy tale comes real
I’ve looked at love that way

But now it’s just another show
You leave ’em laughing when you go
And if you care, don’t let them know
Don’t give yourself away

I’ve looked at love from both sides now
From win and lose and still somehow
It’s love’s illusions I recall
I really don’t know love at all

Tears and fears and feeling proud
To say, “I love you” right out loud
Dreams and schemes and circus crowds
I’ve looked at life that way

But now old friends are acting strange
They shake their heads, they say I’ve changed
Well something’s lost, but something’s gained
In living every day

I’ve looked at life from both sides now
From win and lose and still somehow
It’s life’s illusions I recall
I really don’t know life at all

Songwriters: Joni Mitchell
Both Sides, Now lyrics © Crazy Crow Music / Siquomb Music Publishing

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Daniel (Danny) St. Andrews

An almost famous Film, Television & Stage Actor (as in almost pregnant) living in Vancouver, BC His other passions include cancer patient advocate (he had stage 3 throat cancer), walking with the Vancouver 'Venturers Walking Club, and of course, spoiling his dog, Holly Golightly. If you like the stuff he writes about - please leave a hug (or a comment).
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By Daniel (Danny) St. Andrews

An almost famous Film, Television & Stage Actor (as in almost pregnant) living in Vancouver, BC His other passions include cancer patient advocate (he had stage 3 throat cancer), walking with the Vancouver 'Venturers Walking Club, and of course, spoiling his dog, Holly Golightly. If you like the stuff he writes about - please leave a hug (or a comment).

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