Booze Blues…Drinking after 50

What’s new?  Hmmmm.

I think I may give up drinking. If you’re young and you enjoy a few cocktails, enjoy it while you can! No one tells you that it’s all down hill after 50.


I had one beer the other night and I was in a total funk the next day. It sucks! If it happened in my youth, perhaps I didn’t recognize it because I probably just drank again the next day. I’ve decided I can’t afford to randomly go into a state of total lethargy and sadness. I’m not a sad woman! The cool thing is,  I was myself again today.

Btw, I took a job doing what I used to pay my staff to do. It’s only 4 hours a day. It pays peanuts. But it gets me out of the house everyday by 8 am. That part is great!

While I would have preferred to work with theatres (my former career) I have strong reason to believe I’m being black balled by a former client.

When I’ve pitched a few theatres in the last few months,  they are really enthused when they hear my success stories. When I try to reach them again,  the trail goes cold and they don’t even take my calls. It’s mind blowing! And I can’t get a straight answer from anyone.

Castration is the first thing that comes to mind. My company made this theatre millions in revenue over the years.

All my “mentors” (Napolean Hill, Marilyn Monroe, Jack Canfield) say that everything happens for a reason. The way I see, it the reason must be to focus all my efforts on my new career or to cut this guy off at the knees by returning the favor. Then again, I believe in karma. He will likely create his own hell soon enough.

That being said,  I had an idea while in the shower this morning.  (Not sure about you, but those are usually the best ideas.)

I have not been working out at all! But frankly,  it was love and the promise of my sex that motivated me before. That ship has sailed. So I need something new. I’m also uptight about my “looking like a fireplug” status, so I haven’t really been trying to get evening gigs.  Besides, nothing fits! What would I wear?

Then it hit me like a bolt out of the blue. I’ve been performing for senior residences, but it’s a lot of running around. Why not bring the seniors to me?

When I got home from work (so weird to say that and not be referring to my former office), I called this little jewel box theatre that was once a movie house.


They are interested in booking me for matinee performances! If I can sell 100 tickets a show, I will make 6 times what I currently make on one gig.  In addition, she wants to talk to me about booking groups. Who knows? Perhaps I’ll take up producing artists on the side, starting with my son.

Oh! And this happened. 

Google is flying to Chicago to do a field study and guess who they are paying a visit to? You guessed it. …me! I can’t wait!  I have to sign a nondisclosure agreement, but I’m really psyched. I intend to take the money from that to buy something that fits.

The beauty of all this?  MOTIVATION! Did I. happen to mention this theatre has an okd school marquee on it? MY NAME IN LIGHTS! πŸ™‚

My show will consist of a bunch of characters both from Broadway and a few of my own design. Ideally I’d like to dance in it as well. So that means GET THE LEAD OUT TUBBY! Ta Da! πŸ™‚

Yours truly,


Published by: JB chants

I was contacted by OkCupid a month after signing up, telling me I was in the top 5% response rate and asking my secret. I was stunned. I was in my 50's! Beats me! It's not as though I posted racy photos or I was plagued by blinding beauty! However it served it's purpose,in terms of finding dates,but finding a mate? Not so much. Along the way, I had some pretty nutty encounters, some more lethal than others. While my blog started as a retelling of these amorous tales, it's morphed into a myriad of stories, including many from my time on the planet. They range from working with the amazing Henry Winkler, auditioning for Nadia Boulanger, an attempted assault by one of Al Capone's retired former henchmen, and offering a homeless man (who was also a convicted murderer) a place to stay for the night. While most of this is older material but I'm considering penning epilogues or postmortems from my post pandemic, post #metoo perspective, as well as sharing more. So many stories to tell! Thanks for stopping by! Cheers!

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7 thoughts on “Booze Blues…Drinking after 50”

  1. Boo about the booze, but great news about the other stuff!

    So glad you’re keeping busy πŸ™‚


    1. πŸ™‚ Kind of… I swear this Law of Attraction stuff works! I got rid of the old pic of Mike (I have others, and we are best buds) to make room for someone new in my life. I even hit rid of the pic of “prince Liam”. Them, lo and behold, Liam sends me 3 new pics today out of the blue. He lives in Florida. Then a childhood friend, I haven’t seen in years, invites me to come and visit at her home in Florida and sing down there! !!! Soo Cool! Also, met with the théÒtre today. Gonna start with matinees. Ya just never know. …:)

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