~ Ten months can be a long time, so pay your bills.
Since I posted last I have spent 56 straight hours in constant coughing. It was about the air. It was about the Corexit in the water (first) and then the air, meaning in the air during the Albuquerque rains – the Corexit Rains.
In Albuquerque it is not like nobody believes me. They do. “They” know the air is bad; take “medicine” for the pollens, take “things” for the pain in their throat, thirst, drinking will get one by. To blame it all on Corexit is too complicated, one needs too much information, it’s like keeping up with Eddie Fisher’s weddings and marriages and latest frequent loves. Who was Eddie Fisher anyway? He was born and lived “before my time”.
So this is another bifurcated post. It’s about the stepmom that Carrie Fisher never knew, the star that never was, the marriage of (Eddie Fisher) that never worked. Did any of Eddie Fisher’s marriages work? “Oh, My Pa-pa” – maybe he really just liked the men, like Frank Sinatra or Bob Hope or Jack Benny or Richard Nixon – there is no six degrees of separation, everyone is just three steps away; a “friend of a friend of a friend”. Or maybe one or two “friends” are really enemies; but that view always seems so unkind when one is talking of people so close.
So how many ways do I know Richard Nixon? His wife was from Nevada. My brother met him at Boy’s Nation. Terry Richard married Eddie Fisher who was Richard Nixon’s golf caddy. I love the web. Terry Richard is my neighbor.
Like Corexit connections are everywhere. In one case one charts the winds, invokes the science of banding and aerosols, breathes the air and takes note and takes note of the obvious conclusions (meaning correlations). Correlations are easier with people than with science, facts and abstract figures. Terry Richard was a “beauty queen” from Louisiana, fourth wife of Eddie Fisher, marriage lasted a short ten (10) months. Bob Hope promised to make “Miss Terry” a southern star. He lied.
I’ve posted about Lee before, my neighbor that died, the house that reeked – a bit about Ed. Ed knows Richardson (Governor); Richardson knows Obama and Kim of North Korea – a friend of a friend of a friend – always just three degrees. Corexit is just three degrees of separation from the gulf, even in Albuquerque. Everything (everyone) is always closer than you think. Except for Carrie Fisher; Terry Richard did not know Carrie Fisher (well?), step mom not that long – Debbie was doing other things and so too was Carrie. But, since Terry “knew” Eddie and Eddie knew Carrie I guess Carrie Fisher too is just a friend of a friend of a friend.
Anyway. Lee died, Lee’s wife took over Lee’s two houses and Terry Richard became a big part of Lee’s wife’s life (a woman age maybe 92) and the grass grew and the refrigerator took on airs and the houses sat empty and the property taxes still reflected Lee being alive (veteran’s exemption) and Lee’s children were disowned by Lee’s wife and then Terry Richards became a “vacation property” type neighbor and was in Lee’s house the day that Eddie Fisher (her first husband) died.
So I guess Terry Richard owns (or controls) at least four houses which is not bad for a public figure. See here for her picture on the web, although she has matured a bit since the bi-centennial – two hundred years of America and fishing in the gulf – not two hundred years of Corexit. The other two “Richard” homes are in L.A., can a “fourth wife’s story” book be far behind? Eddie Fisher is news and my battle with Corexit isn’t. I wish Terry Richard – Fisher my very best. Ed will keep a light on for you.
So if you read my post on meeting Bob Hope and Anita Bryant in Korea you can figure that I knew (in just two degrees) Terry Richard all the time (even if she was just seven or something at the time; meaning seven years old in 1961 or something). And my last post was about moving to Philadelphia to get out of the Corexit and Eddie Fisher came from Philadelphia to marry Debbie and Liz and Terry and “how cool is that?” when we’re all talking “friends” and neighbors in “my home town” – Albuquerque USA. Why read the tabloids when you can live them and breathe corexit all at the same time?
Through the miracle of polluted water I drink bottled water at some needless additional expense. The miracle of Corexit is that it makes the purchase of oxygen work about the same. Bottled water is cheap, bottled oxygen is not. I can get the oxygen for $200 per week; $800 per month – about the cost of an apartment in Philadelphia.
In the seeds of every disaster is a “business plan” and an opportunity. I bought a 3M pesticide mask instead. It was cheap at $42.00 and change (Lowe’s paint department sells them). All the masks were “sold out” at Lowe’s – I bought the last mask that they had left. Word evidently is spreading – corexit is in the air. Eddie Fisher is dead. Terry Richard was in Albuquerque when Eddie died in Berkeley. She (like me) was breathing corexit with each gulp of air. The funeral should be interesting – I mean the Eddie Fisher roundup of past wives – three degrees of separation and all. And that is all.