At fifty-four-and-a-half, my funny bone holds me up more completely than all the other bones in my body.  I depend on it to get through the 21st Century.

In real life, I am a medical researcher and writer.  I do drugs and get paid for it.  Great work if you can get it.  And all surprisingly legal.  I work for a small consulting company that studies the side effects of drugs.  I have one job, one husband, one son, one dog, and all of them make me laugh.

Recently I have been writing up some of my observances.  I hope you enjoy them.

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  1. “my funny bone holds me up more completely than all the other bones in my body”- I can relate to this more than I could ever describe. If something is funny in my life, than it is totally worth it.

  2. Thanks for the follow, glad to have you aboard. Welcome!

    • What a cool life! I’m looking forward to reading more about it.

      And I love water. I’m in Maine, now, looking out at the seabirds. So I look forward to more.

      I had been following before, I’m pretty sure, but somehow things get dropped. (I’m a bit of an anglophile)

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  5. Superb Blog,i like very much ,i invite You to my lonely place, Regards from Poland,EM

  6. Hi Elyse – you are my new BFF. I will be over soon to see if you can come out and play :)

  7. Well… I’m new here to the WP community so I’m comments stalking blogs I already follow to find new blogs to follow… that’s how I found you… stalking Peg’s Blog.

    I’m looking forward to seeing you in my reader!

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  10. Thanks so much for joining my Free Life Coaching Blog: A place for sharing and caring for others. Drop by anytime, reblog your posts, spark up a conversation or get (or give) some free life coaching.

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  13. Great to meet you over at Aussa’s place. Your blog is incredible! I’ll be hanging around here. :)

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  16. Many thanks for the “like.” Stop by again, and feel free to comment, anytime. :)

  17. Marina

    Hi, I’ve nominated you for the Sunshine Award! For details, please visit my post at http://my37.wordpress.com/2014/01/12/aint-no-sunshine-when-shes-gone/ . :)

  18. Hi Elyse,
    Just had to stop by and say “hi.” I see you commenting on SO many of the blogs I follow. Great to finally check out your site. LOVE it.

    Blogging from Ecuador,

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  20. Does that mean your blog next year will have a different name? Hey, from another 54 yr. old also.

    • Oh dear. I have been blogging now for over two years — I am now closer to 57!

      But I stuck with the name for a number of reasons — mostly so that I can claim to have the dumbest blog name of all!

      Thanks for stopping by.

  21. Sort of a unique perspective, I would have to say. Please tell the dog not to bite, I’m a bit squeamish that way.

    • An update for this page is long overdue. I am way past 54.5 and the dog is, sadly, dead as of August. I wrote Letting Go for him — top of “My Favs”. But he wouldn’t have bitten you. My 120 lb psychotic, alcoholic German Shepherd, Goliath, might have. Unless you gave him beer.

  22. And now… I shall follow you.


  23. Thank you for the visit! Nice website!

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  25. Hello :) I stumbled on to your blog and read a few posts…and loved it :) You’re really funny and have a great way of telling stories!

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  27. WordsFallFromMyEyes

    Do drugs & get paid for it!! You’d hate to lose your job ;)

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  29. I haven’t followed your blog for long, but I love reading it. I hope those that follow my blog will give yours a visit. I included you in my Best Moment Award, but if you don’t accept awards, that’s okay. If you do, the info is on my page. Keep up the super work!

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  31. I had to come visit… fiftyfourandahalf, I’m 44andafourth. Great minds huh!!

    • How funny! I have a love-hate relationship with my blog’s name. Because I started it nearly 2 years ago when I was 54.5. But I keep it nevertheless

      I look forward to checking out your blog — perhaps we will grow old together!

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