His next to last, which is a parody of "Adelaide's Lament" (or "A Person Could Develop a Cold) from the great musical GUYS & DOLLS, is beyond brilliant. I know that Frank Loesser, composer and lyricist, would be absolutely thrilled at Randy's use of his creation. It was like Loesser was writing for a future pandemic and didn't know it. Here it is:
THIRD: A Personal Dilemma: Getting dressed this morning, I decided to put on the beautiful socks that Carolyn had given me for my birthday. BUT I had already donned my lovely red padded vest.
I went out into my garden to sit and drink my tea (yes, I am very lucky), and there was a strange humming sound. I looked around for the source and finally realized it was a great big bunch of bees in all my cyanothus plants. I have three trees and one shrub. They are a California native with blue flowers and I'm a blue freak. They are popularly known as "Bee Bush." The cyanothuses (cyanothusi?) are blooming like never before, and I have never seen so many bees.
There are actually two DIFFERENT kinds of bees in this photo. See the tiny one in the upper right?
I have never been bitten by a bee in my garden.
Thank you for reading my blog, you magnificent virtuous person, you!
They looked terrible together!!! Then I realized that no one would ever KNOW I was wearing a red vest with clashing turquoise-orange-cream-and navy blue socks unless I TOLD them! Because I never see anyone I know anymore!
"Aha," I thought, "I am free from the constraints of fashion -- along with a hell of a lot of other things! I can wear these socks with this vest."
But I just COULD NOT do it. No, even if no one knew, I had to choose between the socks and the vest. So I chose the vest for today.
I think that was a sign of mental health, don't you?