Thursday, February 14, 2008

This Phyllis Hyman song sums up a typical Valentine's Day for this Ragazza.

It's another Valentine's Day. As usual I have no man, no flowers, no candy, no nothing! ha

Like the song says, "I can't stand this living all along."

I used to love this song. It was quite the slow jam back in the day. I don't know why Ms. Hyman took her own life. We lost a very talented singer that day.


Anonymous said...

tracey k/Ohio: ragazza, once you get established elsewhere, you will have a man (or men), flowers, candy, attention & all that good stuff. It's your location, darling (ha!) Sadly, L.A. is not the place for that. Those men out there have some type of "barbie syndrome"; if you don't look like one, keep steppin. I had a very hard time w/that when I lived there. And to show you how times haven't changed, my 50 year old brother who still lives there and who is, I must admit, very good looking, declared that "he isn't looking for anything serious - he just wants to keep "messing around." Why does my pea-brained bro feel like that @ his age? Cause he's in barbie land (ha!) Cheer up girlfriend :-D

And yeah - it was a very dark day when Ms. Hyman made the choice she made. What a voice.

nyc/caribbean ragazza said...

tracey K- okay your brother is saying this at 50? What is he going to do? Settle down at 60 with a 25 year old? One of my friend's good friend married her boss who is literally twice her age. Men in my age group are so not checking for me. That's cool I'm leaving in 6 weeks. Later L.A.!!! :)

re: I saw her perform once back when I lived in DC. Great, great voice.

gibber said...

i second everything tracey k said.

later for LA!

Jen of A2eatwrite said...

I would just feel that Rome was obviously more conducive for love than LA. It seems natural. ;-)

My parents' good friend moved to Rome around 40 (this was in the 50s), met an Italian there and they were together for 40-some years. He was great fun - they were wonderful together.

Cherrye said...

You aren't alone! You have ITALY!!! Could you just up and move over here if there was a MAN in the picture??

nyc/caribbean ragazza said...

gibber - :)

jen- Roma is love spelled backwards. ha.

cherrye - Very good point. One friend told me I would meet the love of my life a week before I leave L.A. I told her that was highly doubtful.

Alice said...

I'm Alice and I'm new here!!!
I'm Italian and, as I guess from what you wrote, you are coming here.
Hope you'll have a great time!!!
It has being very cold these days but I've never saw a sun like this for months. It's better than summer...

Lola Gets said...

I saw Phyllis Hyman in DC too, at the Carter Barron. She was great!

Im in the same, manless boat with you too.


glamah16 said...

I loved Phyllis. I dont get her senseless death either. Found your blog through Jen of 2eatwrite. Will be reader.As for all the Vdays hype< its not what its cracked up to be. After years of dating and waiting I have found 'the one' and we dont do Valentines. Go figure. Its everyday for us.

nyc/caribbean ragazza said...

Alice - benvenuto e grazie!

lola gets - I know so many great women who are in that boat. I'm surprised it hasn't tipped over yet. ha

glamah16 - Thanks for stopping by.

I know Valentine's Day here is a marketing thing yet I still get a little salty about my situation. :)

Claudia said...

I've always been single on Valentines. oof

nyc/caribbean ragazza said...

claudia - ha, so have I.