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On that point, it's just occurred to me that I've written more about musical memories than most other topics, and I have a list from that era I want to cover. Maybe someday some offspring will appreciate the look back on it all.
Toggle Commented Nov 2, 2017 on It keeps me stable for days at antiquated notions
The song “Cars” by Gary Numan changed everything for me. At least, that’s how I tell it in my head, looking back over the years. Like everything stopped, looked up, and gasped, and then nothing was quite the same as before, and never would be again. The first time I... Continue reading
Posted Nov 2, 2017 at antiquated notions
“Being a man given to oratory and high principles, he enjoyed the sound of his own vocabulary and the warmth of his own virtue.” Half an hour spent with “social media” this morning was enough to renew the simmering and dismissive rage of three or four Sinclair Lewis novels, but... Continue reading
Posted Oct 24, 2017 at antiquated notions
I’m struggling with something that feels like a silly struggle, but I need to resolve it. A brief history: for years I had a sewing machine I used only for repairs and to recover pillows, basically. I fought with the bobbin case and tension too much to do anything else.... Continue reading
Posted Sep 12, 2017 at all my tubes and wires
Resharing a post I wrote two years about "degrees of separation" to the big event we remember today. Because of the hurricanes. They are affecting very many people, but me, I'm in the tertiary class. Gas went up for a few days last week. MSNBC is broadcasting weather non-stop and... Continue reading
Posted Sep 11, 2017 at antiquated notions
I’ve been feeling overloaded with media choices lately. I want to enjoy so many different things, I can’t choose between anything, and end up choosing nearly nothing. But that’s not very satisfying. Anyway, as now isn’t quite working out in terms of “time to deal with that,” I decided to... Continue reading
Posted Jul 19, 2017 at antiquated notions
This isn’t quite a recipe, just some directions, for putting together lasagna. Basically, you have sauce, into which you might add ground beef or sausage. I always use sausage if I put any in at all. And you have your creamy cheese and your other cheese, and your noodles. But... Continue reading
Posted Jul 9, 2017 at all my tubes and wires
My great-grandmother was making this for me when she died in 1968. At least, that is what my mother told me 15 or so years later. It was kept in an old box all that time, and after she gave it to me, I’d take it out and look at... Continue reading
Posted Jul 6, 2017 at all my tubes and wires
The annual landlord visit came and went, rather painlessly. I always get super worked up about it, though, and then need a few days to decompress. The pool is still leaking, but we can call for that and have done whatever needs doing. I’m on Day…24 of this 28 day... Continue reading
Posted Jul 5, 2017 at antiquated notions
Q. I started this 31 day sugar detox two weeks ago. Right away I decided I’d do best if I made it four weeks, instead, but otherwise, I followed the plan in the book I got, strictly. I did the three day super detox, then began on week one. After... Continue reading
Posted Jun 25, 2017 at antiquated notions
My 20 year-old son and I spent the morning preparing to open the pool, which we work hard to care for as though it's our own, though this place is a rental. But it has a terrible old porous cover, and if winter isn't super cold, it opens green, no... Continue reading
Posted Jun 3, 2017 at antiquated notions
499 words is all, I promise. I went to Jungle Jim’s today, and got four big full bags of groceries. And the thing is, I got a lot of things specifically for me to enjoy. For the past three months and more, I’ve been eating noodles and eggs, and two... Continue reading
Posted Jun 1, 2017 at antiquated notions
I’m wearing the eye shade from having my pupils dilated at eye exam, and who knows how this typing will go? I’m inclined to include all mistakes. Man, there I was, being my brother, and really probably my other brother, and my dad, having this whole long exchange with the... Continue reading
Posted May 30, 2017 at antiquated notions
Well, good! But I just looked at it on the phone, and the coding was so messed up, part of it was unreadable. I've fixed that, but don't even know if you were able to see the bit about you.
Will I write something today that I think is grand? Will I sew something fun and interesting-looking? Today on I've Got A Secret, Jayne Meadows started singing "This Could Be the Start of Something Big," while they were taking turns singing tunes for musical chairs, and that was mildly funny... Continue reading
Posted May 25, 2017 at antiquated notions
It’s because it’s Mother’s Day and Bobby Darin’s birthday, and my oldest daughter, a new mother, I swear if you hear her voice without seeing her face, you think my mother has come back to life. Jazzy mezzo-soprano: strong-minded, filled with dry humor, and... tinkly. Anyway. My timey-wimey detector went... Continue reading
Posted May 14, 2017 at antiquated notions
I like impatiens, too! Right now I'm working on the sunniest areas, and then I'll probably pick some of those up when I get to the partial shade.
Toggle Commented Apr 27, 2017 on April 26 at antiquated notions
Well, I painted blue. :-) I have this giant canvas I keep starting and partially wrecking to start over, and so I did, a color study, I guess, of several of the blues, so I could get a feel for them and sort of get back into it. Here's a quick bad photo:
Toggle Commented Apr 27, 2017 on April 26 at antiquated notions
In case it matters. Continue reading
Posted Apr 26, 2017 at antiquated notions
Now and then I start thinking about an old out of date topic, make some idle remark on it, and learn that I have uncovered a passionate opinion that others will not ever let go. Humanity: maddening, yet sometimes adorable. Darrin Stephens, fictional husband of fictional Samantha, star of Bewitched,... Continue reading
Posted Apr 25, 2017 at antiquated notions
This morning on To Tell the Truth, we saw the first woman to sail alone across the Atlantic, ten years earlier. I have a pretty good batting average for choosing the correct one as they walk onto the stage combined with their reaction as the votes are shared. But the... Continue reading
Posted Mar 23, 2017 at antiquated notions
I'm going to do a lot more gardening posts this year, along with just a few sewing and cooking ones, and hopefully an occasional poem. But for an unofficial official start to the season, I just had to share this. Last Friday I planted some pepper seeds in little starter... Continue reading
Posted Mar 20, 2017 at all my tubes and wires
And writing this as I go. I chopped five challah hamburger buns (I know, what a thing, but they were marked down,) and divided them; there were maybe six cups challah bread total. I don't know. I mixed each half with a couple tablespoons of melted butter and put them... Continue reading
Posted Feb 15, 2017 at all my tubes and wires
It all started because we were out of cat food, and also Kroger had a huge bakery surplus yesterday, heavily marked down. But I mean, I didn’t know we were out of cat food while at the store. I just got the bread, and some other things. There was a... Continue reading
Posted Feb 13, 2017 at antiquated notions