Hold on loosely

I just woke up. I know. What am I, 14?

I went out last night and partayyed with my …friend. And who is getting tired of having to call him my dot dot dot friend?

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Here is my dot dot dot friend pouring honey in his tea last night. I know! Raise the roof!

 

Do you know who needs to get over YouTube?

Anyway, somehow last night I was telling the story of someone I know who has issues with possessiveness. Dot dot dot friend said, "Wasn't it Alabama who told us, 'Hold on loosely? But don't let go'?"

Wise.

Then today he emailed me to say that was .38 Special, and it's important we get that deep message right.

So I had fun, and did not get to bed till after 2:00, which means neither did the dogs, because they wait up with rolling pins, and does anyone actually wait up with rolling pins anymore? Because if they did, wouldn't you be all, Why do you have a ROLLING PIN? You will be shocked to hear I do not own a rolling pin. Do you? If you do, everyone be sure to get all up in what you use it for in the comments, and then share rolling pin recipes with each other, and then check back and talk about how delicious your rolling pins made everything.

Because I will not come to your houses with a .38 Special or anything.

What IS a .38 Special? I mean, what makes it so special? Is it like when our parents tell us we're all special and it's just a regular gun like all the other guns, really? It's just a kind of chubby, homely gun watching Brady Bunch like everyone else?

Anyway. I have to go now because it is noon and time for Whitney's funeral live on TMZ. Later I will pick a comment of the week, so look on This Week's Special when I get back from the funeral.

When I "get back" from the funeral. I am .38 special.

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Author: June

At one point, I was sort of hot, in a "she's 27 and probably a 7" kind of a way. Now I'm old and have to develop a charming personality. Guess how that's going.

254 thoughts on “Hold on loosely”

  1. Holy carp! I just checked in and there’s 174 comments? This is not your garden variety weekend here at Bye Bye Pie!
    And yes, Bobby is an idiot.

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  2. Well, its me again. I totally ‘lost it’ when they played her recording of that beautiful song !!! June, we might be able to find a church that still practices the old traditions. Don’t worry about our ‘whiteness’, we would be welcomed like family. I don’t know whether we could get away with packing a lunch though.

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  3. I had no idea her funeral would last four hours. Now I have to get motivated to do housework.

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  4. Sadie, I have been missing Pamela SS all week. I would love to hear her take on this funeral I have not seen because I don’t have cable.

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  5. I miss EVERYTHING fun! Screw those rescue dogs, look what I have missed today.
    June, for the record, I always shout and wave my hands around when I read your posts.

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  6. My rolling pin is used for back rubs (pregnant women love this), sore muscles, pie crust, sugar cookies and flattening hamburger for a rolled meatloaf. You can also crush saltines. I have three. One has rings I use to keep sugar cookies all the same thickness.

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  7. I missed Whitney’s funeral, but caught Kevin Costner’s speech on msnbc. Wow. He made me cry.
    I have a rolling pin that I use for cookies, pie crust, and the occassional stromboli.

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  8. Gracious. I go for ONE HIKE and look at all the excitement I missed! At least I got the play by play afterward.
    For the record, I’m pretty sure I have a rolling pin, but I don’t recall ever using it.

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  9. Oh, and by the way. I’m sorry I have not been on here recently. I’ve been dealing with a D.I.V.O.R.C.E. and have not been having a good old time like I usually do.
    Talked to June briefly today about issues with my beau. Not sure about it now. Went on Match.com and HOLY SCHNEIKES!! The men are there are vultures! Wowza. I had no idea what this whole single thing entailed. So, June filled a sister in on what are the red flags on these dating sites. Yikes. Men are weird.
    And, just for the record? You, Jooooon, ended up with little beauty Lily cos of MEEEEEE! It was all me. I talked you into her pretty self! I was your proud enabler!
    Lastly? Dallas decided you needed cheering up, so he sent you a package yesterday – for you and Lu and Eds, of course! He’s such a good cousin! : ) xoxo
    Miss you all, Pie Peeps.

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  10. Was not able to watch the funeral on TMZ or ETonline. Neither would work right on my sorry computer. So I went shopping. I’m sure I’ll see parts on the news and the entertainment shows. Parts of the funeral, not my shopping. And I no longer have a rolling pin. I remember having a teensy one when I was little so I could bake with my mom. And to whoever commented earlier about R. Kelly, he is a great singer. “I Believe I Can Fly” was a hit of his.

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  11. Sadie - Wait...maybe I did use it once to crush saltines. Now I just use a wooden mallet to crush saltines because the rolling pin is on a hard-to-reach top shelf. says:

    I have had a rolling pin for years just in case I ever need it.

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  12. Maybe Bobby thought he needed protection from Whitney’s family and friends. I’m sure they are still p*issed at him.

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  13. I’d like to borrow Sadie’s rolling pin and use it on Bobby Brown’s head. Now that would put the thing to good use.

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  14. June, just to be clear. Do you want us to call you Nippy all the time or only when it’s cold outside?

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  15. Sorry, June, shouting and waving their hands around is what your readers do when you DON’T post and they’re not reading you. Backwards, I know.

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  16. Sorry, June, shouting and waving their hands around is what your readers do when you DON’T post and they’re not reading you. Backwards, I know.

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  17. Sorry, June, shouting and waving their hands around is what your readers do when you DON’T post and they’re not reading you. Backwards, I know.

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  18. I was thinking Nippy as in cold. But, I would be just as happy, even more so, with Nipply.

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  19. I loved the reverend who spoke about love and death and how sad it’s going to be when the pies and cakes stop being delivered to the family. Can I get an ‘Amen’?

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  20. 222 comments? Holy moley! Whitney packs them in!
    Thanks for the recap everyone. I’ll look forward to the highlights on the YouTube!

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  21. Good morning. It’s 4 a.m. and I have a house full of girl scouts. One of them won’t SHUT UP and so here I am.
    I did not get to watch Whitney’s homegoing (see above) but I read every word here throughout the afternoon and I feel like I saw it all. Y’all were cracking me up.

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  22. I didn’t see any of the funeral but thanks to the comments I feel like I was there.
    I got a lovely collection of kitchen goods from my parents when I moved out which included a rolling pin, pie dish and salad tongs. None of them have seen any action in 6 years.

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  23. PJ! You won the coveted Comment of the Week. Congratulations!

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  24. I saw a woman who works for CNN being interviewed this morning since she was an invited guest at the wedding. Several points she made:
    1. The first three rows of family and friends meet together before the funeral (maybe at the funeral home) and travel from there to the funeral. Bobby did not do that.
    2. Other guests were moved depending on new arrivals.
    3. Bobby was visually quite upset at Whitney’s death and this woman did not see how he would be able to last through the entire service.
    4. She thought he had moved to a row further back for privacy and no one inside the church realized he had actually left.
    5. She thinks his comments made afterwards will not help heal the rift with Whitney’s family.
    6. She said she watched some of the funeral on television afterwards (must have been repeated or maybe she saw clips) and she said seeing it on tv was nothing like being there in person.
    7. Because I need an odd number.

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  25. Anita! I didn’t even realize I wrote wedding instead of funeral! Obviously, it was way too early for me and I had not even been up all night with a house full of Girl Scouts.

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