Episode 123: Smollop: The Yankee Pitcher Switch

You willfully gave up your entire life to another! You’re like an episode of Tales From the Crypt!”
–Gareth

Once upon a time, Gareth, a youngster of the ’80’s, nailed the ’70’s:

You can tell the ’70’s were fueled by cocaine: brash decision-making.

I was born the year this huge decision was made, so I remember macrame clothing and feathered hair. What I don’t remember directly, I’ve gleaned (or I eavesdropped from neighborhood bridge and pool parties): key parties, wife swapping, swinging, Bob & Carol & Ted & Alice. Behind it all, the all-encompassing disco beat.

Disclaimer so that I receive Christmas presents this year: My parents did not swing or wife swap, none of that. There was plenty of macrame and hair-feathering, our kitchen and den were orange, and we had both a large laughing Buddha statue and a larger black velvet painting of a bullfighter. But nothing sillier than that orange paint, that bullfighter, and Momma Dollop’s platform shoes.
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This is a lovely, happy picture of four people going sailing, that’s all. Let me introduce them: Bad Decision, What Were You Thinking, Oops I Goofed, Sure What The Hell.

You can choose who you love, but there is a time and a place and a method–and sports reporters are not therapists. Also, exchanging wives, houses, kids, and dogs with your coworker, and then continuing to work with them…well, I don’t think that life and career plan was covered in What Color is Your Parachute?, was it?

 

Band names from this episode:

  • Designated Hitter
  • Winterball
  • Off Season
  • Mexico MedSchool
  • Nasty-Type Thing–think Oingo Boingo meets Depeche Mode
  • Family Day!

 

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This Bluestocking bookworm is your friendly Dollop web-wrangler and digital library curator. In other words, pay no attention to that woman behind the curtain. I'm just here to John Nash all this stuff together. It's all about connections. IT'S ALL CONNECTED. I live atop a mountain, geographically isolated for the protection of others. Yes, an American mountain.

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