You know how it is when you try to do the right thing but it turns out to be the wrong thing? Well, maybe you don’t. You probably always do the right thing. But anyway, that’s what happened to me. Doing the wrong thing unintentionally, that is. Here’s what happened. In my apartment are a […]
My recent move has been a joy. Really. I love everything about my new place. As time goes by, though, I have come across a couple of peas under the mattresses. The first was the difficulty I had in receiving deliveries, but that is now resolved as effectively as possible. Not perfectly, but live-with-able. The […]
As I look out over the marina, I cannot help noticing that there seems to be some mast envy going on. I’m sure there is a practical reason for this, but some masts are definitely much bigger than others. Not that it matters, right?
Last winter the springs in my recliner-couch lost most of their oomph and so I went online to buy a replacement. From a popular furniture store sale, I bought an armchair recliner and a loveseat to replace the uncomfortable old couch. I thought I had bought a matching set, but it turned out that the […]
This is a hilarious blog post from Notes From The UK by Ellen Hawley. It made me laugh so I thought I would share it. If you ask the BBC about dwile flonking (and who doesn’t at some point?), you’ll find them asking a question of their own: Does dwile flonking really date back to […]
This very funny video is something we all need at this point in our Covid-19 journey. From The Adley Show: What We Should ALL Be Doing Right Now.
Thanks to Arkenaten for this link. Here is Muhammed Ali asking “Why is everything white?” https://www.bbc.com/news/av/world-us-canada-52988605/muhammad-ali-why-is-everything-white
I’m the kind of person that enjoys true crime re-enactments so it should come as no surprise that I am also enjoying the US impeachment hearings. I’m lapping it up. I can have that channel on while I’m pottering about the house, doing crafts, reading, or replying to emails, and I can still follow along. […]
There are lots of things that happen to your mind and body as you age; some of them you expect and some you don’t. This is about a couple of things I didn’t expect; long earlobes and insomnia. 1. Long Earlobes The older I get, the longer my earlobes get. They are not ugly, not […]
As I was walking to the store this morning, I saw several orange bags full of leaves and decorated with black ink to look like pumpkin lanterns. It occurred to me that this would make absolutely no sense to someone from another planet or even from another culture. So, I thought I would see if […]
Because of an early snowfall, I am not getting out much these days, so I like to find things to do that can be accomplished while sitting on the couch. Those things include writing for this blog, reading, and making hats for homeless people. My daughter-in-law works for a non-profit group that finds homes for […]
Someone on the Nextdoor message feed yesterday was complaining about a homeless encampment near his house. He wrote, sarcastically, “Wow, what a wonderful site!” What he probably intended was to write “sight” not “site.” The message could have been read to mean that he liked the encampment, or that he liked the view, when in […]
In Janet Evanovich’s series of Stephanie Plum novels there is a character who loves going to funerals. She’s a granny who enjoys the ceremonials, the socializing, the luncheons, and the opportunity to criticize. I think I’m turning into her. I go to celebrations of lives a bit too often these days, and I’m starting to […]