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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 2 days ago 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
I decided to participate this year in the Cincinnati Library’s Summer Adventure. You probably know I read a whole lot, like, maybe egregiously, if that’s possible. But I haven’t done a summer reading program since I was a child and visited the Mid-Continent Library in Lee’s Summit, Missouri. Then and... Continue reading
Posted May 27, 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
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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
mood indigo, 1997 muted music floating up from the room below dancing, swaying, tipsy together across this creaky floor, and you, whispering tasty lies, nibbling my ear, tellling me all those things every wide-eyed girl in her best blue dress yearns to hear. Should I be astonished, or pleased, or... Continue reading
Posted Apr 3, 2017 at all my tubes and wires
When we bought our first home computer in 1996, we had a free Compuserve account, so my introduction to the internet was through forums there, particularly an old time radio one populated by stereo geeks and deejays, who taught me a lot about all manner of things, and a poetry... Continue reading
Posted Apr 2, 2017 at all my tubes and wires
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
Just to get on the board, a bit of nonsense, wish I felt like doing it right. willful attack of malaise whose will? not my own drifted far from reality reins slipped from my hands no bargain made no measure taken no treasure left behind— and just as pointless if... Continue reading
Posted Mar 21, 2017 at all my tubes and wires
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
“You’ve told that story before.” “I’m sorry, I wasn’t sure he’d heard it.” “Well, you bring it up and I think somehow it must still bother you.” “To be sadly honest, it’s probably just me getting older and forgetting.” “But there must be something lingering or you wouldn’t think about... Continue reading
Posted Feb 12, 2017 at antiquated notions
I love movies. I don't tend to categorize them into good and bad or by genre or period or country of origin. There are just the ones I really like, which is a lot of them, and the ones I don't, also a lot of them. I can tell the... Continue reading
Posted Feb 10, 2017 at antiquated notions
This morning after taking care of the usual morning items—a few dishes, tidying the living room, planning dinner, etc.—I happened upon a Jack Lemmon movie I’d never seen, called The War Between Men and Women. I suppose I could find it commercial-free online, but if I did that, I’d have... Continue reading
Posted Feb 9, 2017 at antiquated notions
I turned on the TV this evening to keep me company while I made linguini and meatballs, then left it on for the dog, for some silly reason, when I went out to pick up my son from his job. AND THAT WAS AWESOME TO DO. Because if I'd turned... Continue reading
Posted Feb 6, 2017 at antiquated notions
I'll tell you something else about Mr. Bobbitt. Or Bobbit, I don't remember, but it reminds me of Babbitt. He knew his subject well, and explained it well. I bet a lot of students learned a good deal from him. But he judged me from the moment I walked into class, "I hope you're not like your brother." He brought that up now and then, and never tried to take me seriously. And I was only so-so at math, so parts of chemistry were really tough for me. His emphatic answer was that I'd have no place in science because of this, and I took him at his word, took no more science classes, and believed I was suited only for history or literature. In fact, the sciences are just the area I should have gone into, though in the realm of nature, rather than a chemical lab.
Toggle Commented Jan 29, 2017 on Who the Cap Fit at antiquated notions