STAYING ALIVE

While many people participated in the Disco Era, I was someplace else altogether. I was actually as the song says "staying alive" (Ah, ha, ha, ha, staying alive, staying alive Ah, ha, ha, ha, staying alive...) I do however, remember the music well and now, I have to admit when I hear all the pulsating melodies, it makes me want to shake a tail feather (do a little dance, make a little love, get down tonight, get down tonight). Back then, the music seemed so disconnected from where I came and from where I was headed. I now wonder if Donna Summer or Robin Gibb reside in the great hereafter along side all the other great and legendary singers and musicians who are gone, but not forgotten? It makes me wonder where John Travolta would be today without disco. Would he have forever remained just Vinnie Barbarino?

You know, sometimes I really wish I had faith and the same spiritual connection everyone else I know seems to have. Sometimes I want so much to believe as they do and wonder why my thoughts...my heart...my compass keeps me from seeing and feeling what they do where God is concerned. I don't fear death nor do I welcome it, but somehow I'm left out of the loop when it comes to believing that the hereafter is some grand reunion where all things are made infinitely perfect and we miraculously are reunited with one another. Wow! That's just way beyond my comprehension and paygrade. My beliefs seem rather sedate and quite boring compared to that. I think I'll stick to simpler things like hating Walmart. Yes, there I admitted it. I HATE WALMART! I guess that makes me among other things simply and utterly unAmerican.

I really believe if Christians want to find the true Anti-Christ, they need not look any further than their local Walmart Superstore. Who else, but the Devil Himself would coerce an innocent shopper into spending $200 when all they needed was a gallon of milk and a loaf of bread? Who else, but Satan would stock a store that prides itself on being the all-American dream corporation with goods primarily made in China? Yessiree, I think Walmart is one of the greatest clusterfucks on Earth ranking right up there with Logan Airport and driving Interstate 95 between Boston and Richmond (I'm sure other parts of the country have comparable versions of my all time favorite things). Now, that I've gotten that out of my system, I can go about my merry way and prepare for my drive to North Carolina on Thursday. Oh boy, I get to drive through Atlanta and if I'm really lucky I can hit rush hour traffic both going there and coming back.

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  1. You know, I'd do almost anything to avoid Atlanta. Last time I went was in order to go see the Braves play several years ago. I went with a group on a chartered bus. I almost got carjacked there another time in broad daylight. It's just not one of my favorite places.

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  2. IDK sometimes I think you are just to smart.....sometimes I think that can be a set back. But then who am I! Have a blast gurl :)

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  3. can I totally join you in your LOATHING of the Wal of Evil? Yeah, I'm there with you.

    You know, I also wish sometimes I had some kind of overt spirituality, but it's just not my bag.

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    1. Maybe we need to start a Facebook page or something. I'm sure we can't be the only Wal of Evil haters.

      I guess we are what we are and that's all we can be.

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  4. I despise Wal-Mart as well. However I think most people say so but shop there anyway, wanting the lowest price. People are still more interested in short term savings then seeing a larger issue, if it means paying more/waiting longer/sacrificing convenience.

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  5. Never been to a Walmart, but I understand why people with little money go. Kind of ike God and wonderful death scene in Heaven---some people NEED walmart to find happiness, peace, I am ok paying a few more bucks. For me, life is not Hell, and when it starts that way I chose, C H O S E a different path. THIS life is what matters to me. I will make it my heaven and try to make it heaven for others---THAT is how I roll and if there is a God et al, then I think we are good. On FB I have many friends who do not like or shop at Walmart. You are certainly NOT alone. It is a small snapshot of many LARGE issues in USA right now. We just do what we can, taking one issue at a time. Peace, Diane

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    1. My heart be still...a person who has ever shopped at Walmart! Now, I know there really is a heaven!

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  6. "...and I don't watch television either."

    I'll never forget that time on Spaces when I put up some entry about my hatred for Walmart, and Melissa referred to the place as "The Seventh Ring of Hell." How apt of a description was that? Hahahahaha.

    Oh, yeah. Fuck Walmart! (Yes, I shop there, so I'm a hypocrite.)

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    1. The evil fuckers sent me a preappoved thingie for a Walmart credit card and like a dummy you know what I did. I'm doomed!

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    1. I'll never be the same now. Can't you picture me aimlessly wandering the aisles at all hours of the day and night shopping for things I don't need or want? I spent close to $500 this week on food and other essentials at Walmart.

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