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Bozoette
Philly-ish
Aging hippie, married 35 years, with a son who's in law school.
Interests: Online journaling, origami, scrapbooking, juggling and circus arts, technical communication, Washington Capitals hockey, Zentangle
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Saturday 9: Bonanza (1959) Unfamiliar with this week's tune? Hear it here. 1) Bonanza ran on NBC for 14 seasons. Today it's rerun on Me-TV and TVLand. Were/are you a fan? Not particularly, but my Pop loved it. I'd watch it with him to keep from having to go to bed on Sunday evening. We kids got to watch Wonderful World of Disney, but Pop took over the TV afterwards because of Bonanza. 2) The... Continue reading
Posted 2 days ago at Red Nose
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In case you haven't heard, we've been having a lot of severe weather in these parts. On Thursday, it rained. And rained. And rained and rained. Thursday night there was a downpour, which made us uneasy. We live between the Schuylkill River Trail and the Schuykill River. Six weeks after we moved here in 2014, Mother Nature dumped four straight days of heavy rain on us, causing a flash flood of epic proportions. Our apartment... Continue reading
Posted 5 days ago at Red Nose
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Four years ago, I bought my Fiat 500, Chicolini. It's been a great little car. Oh, it had its flaws, but I accepted them because I bought it used, after all. It had the proper inspection stickers on it, so I figured all was well. They couldn't sell a car that wouldn't pass inspection, now would they? Each subsequent year, it passed inspection, sometimes needing minor repairs. But it always passed. (Cue ominous music.) In... Continue reading
Posted Jun 26, 2019 at Red Nose
I've been reading about how social media has given rise to new ways for a person to be a dick; for example, the phenomena known as "ghosting" and "zombie-ing." For you folks unaware of these behaviors, ghosting occurs when a person disappears from another's social media. Maybe you were in the beginning stages of dating, texting up a storm, friends on Facebook, blah blah blah. Suddenly the object of your attention is gone. They don't... Continue reading
Posted Jun 2, 2019 at Red Nose
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... Be Circus Days! Yesterday we went to see the latest incarnation of the Big Apple Circus and it was perfect. As soon as I saw that it was coming to our neighborhood - I mean, the venue is 4.5 miles away - I bought tickets. Third row, center. As I said, perfect. I wore my Clown College Reunion tee shirt, just in case. Sure enough, the Brussels Sprouts butcher recognized it. He's Adam Kuchler,... Continue reading
Posted May 27, 2019 at Red Nose
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Last week, from Wednesday evening to Sunday evening, was pretty damned awesome, if I do say so myself. Allow me to recount it. Pat (aka SonnyeBoy) came up Wednesday afternoon - that's enough to make a weekend great. I ditched work at four o'clock and the three of us made our way to Center City Philadelphia to see Eddie Izzard at the Kimmel Center. The show was amazing. He covered evolution, the Big Bang Theory,... Continue reading
Posted May 23, 2019 at Red Nose
For many years now, I've had this vision of how I want to die. It goes like this. I lie in a beautiful, white canopy bed in my lovely lace nightgown. I'm propped up by fluffy pillows. The bed is surrounded by friends and family, all crying quietly, knowing that my end is near. A choir sings Swing Low, Sweet Chariot. I gaze at my loved ones, occasionally whispering some words of love and wisdom.... Continue reading
Posted May 14, 2019 at Red Nose
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It's been quite an eventful month and I am grateful for nothing much to do. Here are ten things of note that happened in April. In early April, Joe and I traveled to Savannah, Georgia to attend an old friend's wedding. The groom is one of Joe's oldest friends, part of a quartet of guys who hung out together during their high school years. We had a very very nice time! The wedding itself was... Continue reading
Posted Apr 28, 2019 at Red Nose
Joe and I saw Delbert McClinton Friday night. The show was just great! Delbert's voice is more gravelly (gravel-ier?) and his range is not what it used to be - he's almost 79, after all - but he can still sing some blues. The band was tight and terrific, especially the horn players. No, strike that - all the musicians were amazing. But this post is not about the concert. It's about something that happened... Continue reading
Posted Mar 24, 2019 at Red Nose
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I've bought a couple pairs of Toms shoes from the discount site Zulily over the last few years. I've always been pleased with the products and service - one time, shortly after we moved, I hit "Submit" without proofreading the order details and sent them our old address. A quick call to Customer Service fixed that right up! So when I saw that Zulily had a selection of Frye boots for sale... well. See, when... Continue reading
Posted Feb 12, 2019 at Red Nose
Well, I saw my wonderful primary care doctor last Friday to talk about my diabetes and my trigger finger. I've been a bit worried about my blood sugar numbers recently - they seemed to jump around a lot even though I tested every morning before breakfast. It's always on the high side, but there would be days when it would be sky high for no apparent reason. I have been reasonably good with my eating... Continue reading
Posted Feb 10, 2019 at Red Nose
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No, not that kind of sticky joint! I woke up in the middle of the night last week and realized that my finger was stuck in a curled-up position. Luckily, I just had to push a little against the stickiness and it uncurled. Since then, it still gets stuck once in awhile. Sometimes I can make it happen. It looks of like an inverted version of flipping the bird. Anyway, thanks to the wonders of... Continue reading
Posted Jan 27, 2019 at Red Nose
Well, I continue to get older - how about that! I am now 67 years old, hurtling toward old(er) age. Given the alternative, I'm fine with it! I had a lovely day. Joe surprised me, as he always does, with a card and gifts. I got this top, a Stephen King book that I haven't read yet, a book about the Daily Show with Jon Stewart, a nice thick pair of wool socks. Then, after... Continue reading
Posted Jan 19, 2019 at Red Nose
Friday was going along just fine. I was working on a document that was coming together nicely. I'd done a lot of it on Thursday, so Friday was nice and relaxed. I finished up the content, then tackled the formatting and layout. I knew that would be tricky, because my authoring tool can be cranky. Sure enough, it was. It looked just fine in the source, but the PDF output simply would not behave. It... Continue reading
Posted Jan 13, 2019 at Red Nose
Let's kick off the first weekend of 2019 with a brand new Saturday 9! Saturday 9: You Make Me Feel Brand New (1974) Unfamiliar with this week's tune? Hear it here. Welcome to the first Saturday 9 of 2019! 1) As 2019 kicks off, what are your hopes for the brand new year? I hope to stay in remission, first and foremost! After that, I have my usual hopes - more juggling, more writing, more... Continue reading
Posted Jan 5, 2019 at Red Nose
I'm so jealous! The London Eye is definitely on my bucket list.
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The new year is off to a good start. Joe got up before I did and made the coffee - what a guy, eh? After a leisurely breakfast, we went for a walk. The weather was so weird; it was 60 degrees, but the wind was strong and cool. By the time we walked up to the top of the road and back, the cloud cover had given way to sunny skies and the temperature... Continue reading
Posted Jan 1, 2019 at Red Nose
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The year 2018 comes to an end in about two and a half hours, at least it does here in the Eastern time zone. It's pouring rain outside and the temperature is rising - I guess it's opposite day for New Year's Eve. Shouldn't it be cold and snowy? Anyway, I'm glad to be looking ahead to 2019. I wonder what the year will bring? I guess I'll find out - time, as they say,... Continue reading
Posted Dec 31, 2018 at Red Nose
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Now let's take a look at the second half of the year in pictures! In July, we went to see Cirque du Soleil's Volta under the big top. It was a wonderful show! In August, a freak downpour caused serious flooding outside my office. It wasn't terrible in my neighborhood, thankfully. We also visited the Reading Pagoda, one of Pennsylvania's Top Ten Marvels. We climbed all the way to the top - 84 steps! In... Continue reading
Posted Dec 30, 2018 at Red Nose
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Rather than spew lots of words about 2018, I've decided to let pictures give the highlights of my year. In January, I started chemotherapy for Small Lymphocytic Lymphoma. In February, I bought my inspirational bracelet. I wore it until I found out that I was in complete remission. In March, we had four nor'easters! We lost power when this tree fell on the power lines. But the storms did not keep us from attending Weetacon... Continue reading
Posted Dec 29, 2018 at Red Nose
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Oh hi! We had, of course, the best Christmas ever. On Christmas Eve, Joe and I threw some stuff in a bag and took a cab to the train station. We're both pretty sure that the hole in the door of the cab came from a bullet; it's Philly, after all. Naturally we were two hours early, because every time we allow a lot of time for the Schuylkill Expressway to be hosed up, it's... Continue reading
Posted Dec 27, 2018 at Red Nose
So cute!!
Toggle Commented Dec 24, 2018 on Just for Fun at this little life of mine
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All the Christmas chores are done! After Joe went off to work yesterday afternoon, I sat myself down with wrapping paper, scissors, tape, and Sharpie for the annual wrappening. I must say, it's a lot less onerous when there are only four folks to wrap for. And only two of those four get multiple presents! It wasn't awfully cold this morning, so I walked outside for the first time in quite a while. It was...... Continue reading
Posted Dec 23, 2018 at Red Nose
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We heard the siren when we were on our second cups of coffee. It was indeed a fire engine, but it was moving awfully slowly. Wait! Could it be? YES! Hi Santa! Merry Christmas! Continue reading
Posted Dec 22, 2018 at Red Nose
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It seems wrong that tonight's full moon is called the Cold Moon when it's 59 degrees outside. (It's also called the Long Nights Moon; I wrote about that a long time ago.) It's also the Winter Solstice, when darkness falls at 4:39 in the afternoon and lasts until 7:19 tomorrow morning. A long, long night. So much dark. I have mixed feelings about the night. I'm scared of it, a legacy of another cold Winter... Continue reading
Posted Dec 21, 2018 at Red Nose