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. You’re fallen off the face of the earth about as thoroughly as I have!
    Are you still fifty four and a half?
    Is your funny bone still your strongest bone?
    Inquiring Guaps want to know.
    Hope all is well in your part of the world.


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  4. am so glad I stumbled here – always good to meet a fellow author with a sense of humor 🙂

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  5. Thanks for posting the SNL clip, Elsye. It is very touching. As I am in Canada, I could not access the clip the link that you gave. However, I was able to look it up on-line and access it from this link: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XVDYlZy2Kko.

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  6. Sounds like you have a very responsible and important job, Elyse.

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  7. “…do drugs and get paid…” Some people are so lucky. 🙂

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  8. You do drugs and get paid for it. Seriously, I want that job.

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  11. I followed the Rembrandt link from Mark’s blog.I like it here.Can I stay?

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  12. Of all the people I’ve met in the blogosphere, Elise, you are the most interesting. Your candor, your intelligence, and your inherent goodness justify my search. Thanks for being.


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    • My goodness, Jim, what a nice comment this was to wake up to. I’m blushing!

      I’ve been pretty lucky in many ways in the experiences I’ve had, and blogging is such a fun way to flesh them out “before the colors fade” as one author put it. And the bonus is somehow finding friends and soulmates along the way. I count you as one of those, Jim.

      I shared your comment with my niece/best friend. She suggested I put it on a billboard. But I’m not gonna do that.

      I’m going to get a card made and hand it to St. Peter when I arrive at the Pearly Gates! It would be even better than a “Get Out of Hell Free” card, I’m thinking.

      Thanks Jim!

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  13. jlouisemac

    “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.

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

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

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

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  19. 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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  22. 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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  25. Great to meet you over at Aussa’s place. Your blog is incredible! I’ll be hanging around here. 🙂


    • Hi Beth, nice to meet you! And thanks for letting me know how you got here, although I would have remembered your guest post at Aussa’s!


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  28. Many thanks for the “like.” Stop by again, and feel free to comment, anytime. 🙂


  29. 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/ . 🙂


  30. 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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  32. 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.


  33. 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.


  34. dentaleggs

    And now… I shall follow you.



  35. Thank you for the visit! Nice website!


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  37. 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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  39. WordsFallFromMyEyes

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


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  41. 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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  43. 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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