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TheQueen
I heartlessly mock my loved ones.
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My last mention of my work husband Tim was back in 2011, when I moaned that he was leaving TeddyJ for another job. Well evidently, you never can truly leave TeddyJ, because he returned to the fold last year. He's... Continue reading
Posted yesterday at Queen Mediocretia of Suburbia
There's a forty-year-old tree in front of our house. The limbs scrape the roof of my car when I back out of the garage. We haven’t bothered to prune it the last few years. I began to notice a few... Continue reading
Posted 2 days ago at Queen Mediocretia of Suburbia
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Gary came home with a note someone left him. The note read: "Yes, the hippies were right! And I also lived through that era. Just read a new book called "Poisoner in Chief" - appalling what was going on by... Continue reading
Posted 3 days ago at Queen Mediocretia of Suburbia
I visited the neurologist this week and had some questions answered that came up last time. Brain shadows: Just a lesion that’s being re-myelinated. (MS eats your nerve insulation, which is called myelin, so remyelination is when your myelin grows... Continue reading
Posted 4 days ago at Queen Mediocretia of Suburbia
We went to see Judy last weekend. I can certainly see why Liza Minnelli disavowed it. It’s sympathetic to the causes of Judy Garland’s addiction but pretty harsh about the results. Of course, I had to come back home and... Continue reading
Posted 5 days ago at Queen Mediocretia of Suburbia
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No oil painting this week. I'm all about the embroidery now. If you recall, I have to embroider over all the bacon grease spots on my silk shirt. The embroidery is taking up all my relaxation time. It's nice. It's... Continue reading
Posted 6 days ago at Queen Mediocretia of Suburbia
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I was plugging away at TeddyJ, rolling the rock up the hill, when a company email came in offering a Special Company Event Opportunity. I registered for it the instant I read the first sentence, not because I wanted it... Continue reading
Posted 7 days ago at Queen Mediocretia of Suburbia
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Yesterday I was lucky enough to go to the most exciting baseball game I have ever seen live. Exciting: It was a day game. I had to work on the weekend and start my day at 6:00, but I got... Continue reading
Posted Oct 8, 2019 at Queen Mediocretia of Suburbia
Why do people choose pastels for nurseries? Life begins at its most intense. Every moment of a baby’s life is fear and hunger and screaming, except when they sleep, and I understand that isn’t often. Nurseries should be painted in... Continue reading
Posted Oct 7, 2019 at Queen Mediocretia of Suburbia
I always thought that the liquor laws in Missouri were very strict. I believe this was because young kids could drive twenty minutes over on the border into Illinois and buy liquor. It seemed there were lots of liquor laws:... Continue reading
Posted Oct 6, 2019 at Queen Mediocretia of Suburbia
I was at work and invited someone to pedeconference. This person was too young to have watched The West Wing and wasn’t familiar with the term. They were familiar with “walk and talk,” though. Later that day, I had a... Continue reading
Posted Oct 5, 2019 at Queen Mediocretia of Suburbia
Gary has spent almost eight years now with his chronic persistent migraine. The pain has lessened since the horror of his initial episode. He's taking extra epilepsy medication now for the headaches, so his epilepsy symptoms have backed off as... Continue reading
Posted Oct 4, 2019 at Queen Mediocretia of Suburbia
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This week the teacups went from this ... To this ... And the bowl in back is still not right, but I can't even see what's wrong. I actually stopped looking at what was there and started painting what I... Continue reading
Posted Oct 3, 2019 at Queen Mediocretia of Suburbia
Gary loves to buy technology, and I hope his interest in technology continues into his old age. I suppose the Internet will keep us up to date when there are technological advances, just like the newspaper did in the past.... Continue reading
Posted Oct 2, 2019 at Queen Mediocretia of Suburbia
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I brought some cut lilies home from the supermarket, snipped off the ends, and popped them in a vase of water. By the next morning they had gone from lily buds to huge, blooming lilies. I was quite pleased. In... Continue reading
Posted Oct 1, 2019 at Queen Mediocretia of Suburbia
The movie was much like the series, with a greater variety of establishing shots of Highclere Castle. Highclere at night. Highclere seen from the town. Highclere from a drone. There were a few differences. Butler Barrow has forgotten about the... Continue reading
Posted Sep 30, 2019 at Queen Mediocretia of Suburbia
I took my time getting there, but now I've joined the crowd of ghouls watching Mindhunter on Netflix. Once you get to episode 3 it's a fascinating story of how the FBI created profiles of serial killers (initially called lust... Continue reading
Posted Sep 29, 2019 at Queen Mediocretia of Suburbia
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Lynn at Turtlehead was writing about cursive, and I worried that I may be losing my cursive skills. Once out of grade school, I began to customize my cursive. I never went for the round, loopy cursive favored by teenage... Continue reading
Posted Sep 28, 2019 at Queen Mediocretia of Suburbia
"Why do you want to see Ad Astra," Gary asked. "What's it about?" "Spaaaaaaaaaaace," I intoned. What more do you need? Well, I think you all know I need a plot. There was a plot, only it was my least... Continue reading
Posted Sep 27, 2019 at Queen Mediocretia of Suburbia
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Teacups have gone from this: ... to this: I don't know why the reflections are so hard. I see colors, I paint them, and they are wrong. At the very least, the middle of the bowl will need to be... Continue reading
Posted Sep 26, 2019 at Queen Mediocretia of Suburbia
I am aging out of the Emmys. Who on earth is Ladybug? Who are these giant cartoon characters? Are children the Emmys demographic now? I saw them at the end of the red carpet show. I only saw the end,... Continue reading
Posted Sep 25, 2019 at Queen Mediocretia of Suburbia
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After I went to visit Six Flags I was within spitting distance of three parks I've wanted to visit: Babler State Park, Lone Elk Park, and Route 66 State Park. I went to Babler because I thought some friends had... Continue reading
Posted Sep 24, 2019 at Queen Mediocretia of Suburbia
Every year TeddyJ rents out Six Flags and the employees and their kids can can go entirely for free, and get free parking and a free meal on top of it. There are effectively no lines. It's a huge perk,... Continue reading
Posted Sep 23, 2019 at Queen Mediocretia of Suburbia
The recent United Auto Worker's strike against General Motors reminded me of my strike experience at the Chrysler plant south of Saint Louis, where I worked in the 1980s. I wasn't on the line. I worked for a third party... Continue reading
Posted Sep 22, 2019 at Queen Mediocretia of Suburbia
Long ago my Dad was in the hospital and told me that his cancer was terminal, that he had six months to live if he went on chemotherapy or six weeks to live without it, and he decided to go... Continue reading
Posted Sep 21, 2019 at Queen Mediocretia of Suburbia