Inside the Mind of Isadora

Pondering from Mabel – Welcome Newcomer


Grandma Rockin'

It’s been a little hectic at my new place at the assisted living home.

There was Frank who died last week. There was a nice brunch for us. Everyone talked about the way Frank always had a smile on his face. Well. If I was 94 I’d have a smile on my face too.

Mary Lou had her Whimpy pass away. He was her Siamese cat. I must say he was a real good lookin’ cat. He was always real friendly to me and I’d just met him.

Now, we’ve got this fella named Wong Cho living here. Of course, all the ladies thought they could chew his ear right off about what was ailin’ them. He wasn’t real happy about that.

He took a likin’ to me. I suppose it’s because I figured if he was such a good doctor what the heck was he doing here. If you’re old, you’re old and you’re not fixin’ anyone ‘cause you’re old.

But, my curiosity is huge. I got to thinkin’ maybe he could answer some of those questions that I’ve been thinking about.

I cornered him.

Yes, I did.

One night, over at the restaurant I invited him to sit with me.

He did.

My opportunity had arrived.

We talked.

Here’s what I found out:

Question: Doctor, I’ve heard that cardiovascular exercise can prolong life. Is this true?
Answer: Heart only good for so many beats, and that it… Don’t waste on exercise. Everything wear out eventually. Speeding up heart not make you live longer; it like saying you extend life of car by driving faster. Want to live longer? Take nap.

Question: Should I reduce my alcohol intake?
Answer: Oh no. Wine made from fruit. Brandy distilled wine, that mean they take water out of fruity bit so you get even more of goodness that way. Beer also made of grain. Bottom up!

Question: How can I calculate my body/fat ratio?
Answer: Well, if you have body and you have fat, your ratio one to one. If you have two body, your ratio two to one.

Question: What are some of the advantages of participating in a regular exercise program?
Answer: Can’t think of single one, sorry. My philosophy: No pain…good!

Question: Aren’t fried foods bad for you?
Answer:: YOU NOT LISTENING! Food fried in vegetable oil. How getting more vegetable be bad?

Question: Will sit-ups help prevent me from getting a little soft around the middle?
Answer:: Oh no! When you exercise muscle, it get bigger. You should only be doing sit-up if you want bigger stomach.

Question: : Is chocolate bad for me?
Answer:: You crazy?!? HEL-LO-O!! Cocoa bean! Another vegetable! It best feel-good food around!

Question: : Is swimming good for your figure?
Answer:: If swimming good for figure, explain whale to me.

Question: Is getting in shape important for my lifestyle?
Answer: Hey! ‘Round’ is shape!

Well… I hope this has cleared up any misconceptions you may have had about food and diets.

And remember:

Life should NOT be a journey to the grave with the intention of arriving safely in an attractive and well-preserved body, but rather to skid in sideways – Chardonnay in one hand – chocolate in the other – body thoroughly used up, totally worn out and screaming “WOO-HOO, what a ride!!”


For those of you who watch what you eat, here’s the final word on nutrition and health. It’s a relief to know the truth after all those conflicting nutritional studies.

1. The Japanese eat very little fat and suffer fewer heart attacks than Americans.

2. The Mexicans eat a lot of fat and suffer fewer heart attacks than Americans.

3. The Chinese drink very little red wine and suffer fewer heart attacks than Americans.

4. The Italians drink a lot of red wine and suffer fewer heart attacks than Americans…

5. The Germans drink a lot of beer and eat lots of sausages and fats and suffer fewer heart attacks than Americans.

CONCLUSION: Eat and drink what you like. Speaking English is apparently what kills you.


Come back and see what else I’m pondering ….. Mabel   💗  

2014 © written by Isadora

***** Mabel is a character I’ve developed for the purpose of writing about life with a tongue-in-cheek humor from a seniors citizens point of view.

Author: Inside the Mind of Isadora

Intriguing, sensitive, mysterious, loving, artistic and crackling with excitement for life is a pretty good description of who I am. I just retired from the world of art where I sold my Artfully Designed Handmade Jewelry for 28 years; although, art will always be a part of who I am no matter what venue I choose to express it in.

14 thoughts on “Pondering from Mabel – Welcome Newcomer

  1. Thanks for the laughs, Issy. 😀


  2. Laughing through life, indulging on what we love to it, drink or breathe till the end are secrets to a contented existence. We just need to find an excuse to miss our yearly physicals. Ha,ha,ha.


    • Isn’t MAbel a hoot??? I’m having a good time with her.
      She can be a bit much but older people can be.
      I’m always pleased to hear she’s put a smile or a chuckle
      in someones heart. Thanks IT for visiting and enjoying.
      ~~~~~ : – )


  3. I need cocoa beans and lots of them right now 🙂


  4. Whahahahahahaha! You are a treat for sure Mabel and so glad to hear round is a shape. Now I can tell everyone I am in ‘shape’..hahahaha. I think we must start using google translate and start talking in French, Italian or Greek as English is way too bad for our health. LOL! Thanks for the laugh. 😀 *big hugs*


    • Hysterical … right??? She’s a hoot this Mabel. I love the way she can turn a
      frown into a smile. GOSH .. we all need to be laughing more. I’m learning a lot
      from MAbel. The most important one is to be happy and not give a cr-p. Glad
      your chuckling and smiling. Be Happy !!!!
      Hugs my dear friend … xoxo


  5. Round is the perfect shape!!! 😆


  6. Very Good,, have learnt a lot… smile my way to the shops and buying a book on how to speak French. 😉


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