Friday Flotsam


I’m taking a break from Poets to come chat.

Also, a DOUBLE ALBUM? Of course Taylor did this to us. Of course. Does she not know what we can and cannot handle? Yes and yes.

At first listen, it feels like an extension of You’re Losing Me. Which I’m 100% in for. I love the synth vibes, her anger, her desperation, it’s all too good. I need to reaaaaally digest it before I can properly report back.

Which brings me to . . .

Bo and Hope from Days of Our Lives. (no, there’s no connection to any of this. Only in my head.)

Who here remembers Bo and Hope?! Omg, they popped up in my IG feed the other day (don’t ask) and it took me immediately back to junior high summers, at home with my mom and sis. We’d start the blistering New Mexico mornings on the tennis court, then head home to watch the soap. It was just the best.

But like, remember when Hope . . . died? But she wasn’t dead? And they had a funeral for her and BURIED HER ALIVE? Does anyone remember this? And there was a tube that ran from the earth down through the coffin where she could communicate back up. Am I making this up?? I’m not making this up, am I???

I have vivid memories of Hope in a well-lit coffin just chatting away through a garden hose back up to Bo.

But also didn’t Bo move onto Billie during that buried-alive era? And then Hope comes back from the dead in this majestic gown and he’s cahooting with Billie and things just unravel from there. Remember?!

I feel like Taylor Swift could write another double album sorely based on this scene alone.

Please tell you remember this whole thing!

Also, Team Hope or Team Billie?


Did you watch soap operas growing up? (apparently we’re not done with this.)

I was always so fascinated with the actors. The hairstyles, the way they faced away from each other, all the velvet they wore, the silence in the scenes (why was it so quiet?), the living rooms where all the drama took place. Why did everything happen in ONE ROOM? Faux plants everywhere, maybe a baby grand in a corner. (not baby in a corner. different thing.)

What did you watch? What was your favorite?

REMEMBER SAMI BRADY?? Who was her boyfriend? Who was she up against?

Lucas!!! Sami and Lucas! But he wasn’t quite in love with her, right? Who did he love again?

Wait! CARRIE BRADY, Sami’s sister! Omg!

Sorry, I realize this brain dump could have been kept to myself. But you are right there and I need somewhere to put all this.

What ended up happening with them?

Are these shows still around? Please tell me yes.

Never mind.

You know what I have a hard time with?

Besides Bo moving onto Billie while his wife was buried alive?

Opening a lotion bottle. Yes, the instructions are right there on the pump: push and twist. I still can’t do it. I push down, I twist, and the dang thing just turns and turns and turns and takes about 11 months before it pops up and into place. Same goes for shampoos and conditioners if they’re in pump form. Such a hard time. Why can’t I do this?

Tay could write a double album on my pump bottle ineptness as well.

Also, what’s your favorite song on Poets so far? So Long, London is killing me so good. 31 ones songs is a lot to digest. I’mon’ need some time.

Weekend plans?

We’re getting a temp dip, but that’s not swaying me or my mood one single bit. I’m (finally) finishing Demon Copperhead today. A much-needed couch night tonight, earrrrrrly soccer game tomorrow morning, yard work in the upper 50s (not gonna get me down!), another soccer game on Sunday, and tweaking the gardens a bit more. I need ferns! Gotta get the ferns, man.

From this week: Cheddar and Chive Buttermilk Biscuits! Hopefully the recipe is in place now. There was a ghost haunting my site yesterday and nothing made sense. So, I think we’re back? Maybe?

*upon further investigation, I’m seeing it was CARLY buried alive. WHO WAS CARLY?

11 Responses to Friday Flotsam

  1. michelle April 19, 2024 at 9:34 am #
    I forgot about them burying Carly alive! She was Bo's SO after Hope left for a while. The best Days storyline though? When Marlena was possessed by the devil. I was in college then. We'd all rush back from class or lunch to watch together in the dorm lounge. Good times! Haven't listened to TTPD yet. Hopefully I can sometime this weekend.
  2. dawne April 19, 2024 at 11:30 am #
    I started watching GH in jr. high school (Luke & Laura era), my aunt was staying with us and she got me hooked. I would rush home from the bus to watch with her. As a young adult I watched all the ABC soaps until they each died off except GH. I still watch GH (DVR it everyday then binge watch) lol
  3. Ruth April 19, 2024 at 11:32 am #
    Your rants kill me. Also, just ponied up $70 for the clear vinyl of TDPS. DYING.
  4. Lindsay April 19, 2024 at 4:50 pm #
    I absolutely remember the Hope/Bo/Billie storyline! And Team Hope all the way, duh! Also, didn’t they change the actress who played Hope, and Bo as well? And speaking of Sammi Brady, I almost peed my pants a couple weeks ago when I was flipping through the channels. She stars in a movie on the Hallmark Channel called Murder….She Baked. I lost it for a good five minutes 🤣🤣🤣
  5. Glenda April 19, 2024 at 4:55 pm #
    I struggle with opening those pump bottles too. I save the pumps from previous bottles “just in case” on my shampoo bottles. Just in case I get aggravated enough with futile twisting and give up and simply swap in the already open pump.
    • Shawnah April 22, 2024 at 12:08 pm #
      I've found that really tightening the pump first helps it pop up.
  6. Susan April 19, 2024 at 5:05 pm #
    I was a General Hospital fan, then moved to All My Children (mostly for Mark Consuelos) and there was also this vampire soap called Dark Shadows that I watched (secretly).
  7. Cassie April 19, 2024 at 5:14 pm #
    I was like 9 or 10 the summer Marlena was possessed by the devil and my male best friend and I watched together every dang day enraptured!!!
  8. Maria Young April 19, 2024 at 7:35 pm #
    I absolutely remember, along with Marlena's possession, and NO ONE is team Billie! Ha!
  9. Becky April 19, 2024 at 8:13 pm #
    The trick to the pump thingy is to tighten the cap really tight and then the pump pops right up after a couple twists.
  10. Lindsey April 23, 2024 at 4:26 pm #
    OMG! Vivian buried Carly alive and would have water spritzed into the coffin and taunt her in there. I was JUST talking to my mom about this. She used to "tape" Day everyday and I would sit and watch with her while she fast forwarded through the commercials and the people she didn't care about. We mostly watched Bo/Hope/Carly, Marlena being possessed and Stefano!

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