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Day 283: Embrace Imperfection
Monday, October 10, 2011      14 comments

I was reading thru some things today and came across that. It spoke to me. Like so many people, I can get hung up on perfection. There are probably a gazillion reasons for this, but for me, it's a bit of convoluted thinking: First, I c... Read more
Day 282: Safe Cravin'
Sunday, October 09, 2011      13 comments

...so I said to Himself "I'm hungry all the time. I mean, ALL the time. It's like low-level noise in the background: it's always there, I just don't always acknowledge it. "Take right now, for example. It's only been a couple of hours since... Read more
Day 281: More of the same, really...
Saturday, October 08, 2011      8 comments

Dunno if that's good or bad. We tend to have quiet weekends - is that a sign of old fogeyism? Used to be that Friday and Saturday nights were for going out, but that long since went by the boards - by choice. I like my routine, and that means ge... Read more
Day 280: So much to do, so little time--!
Friday, October 07, 2011      8 comments

Well, you know, ain't that always the case? Today was mostly doubled-up housework. This weekend is a race weekend, and as Himself will be parked on the sofa for a couple hours tomorrow and hours and hours (lol) on Sunday, and since I like t... Read more
Day 279: Outta steam--?
Thursday, October 06, 2011      11 comments

...outta ideas, outta time, just plain outta. Over the course of my checkered career I've worked at a couple of newspapers - nothing fancy, just hometown dailies. At the last job I had a weekly column in the Features section, every Wed... Read more
Day 278: REALLY short!
Wednesday, October 05, 2011      5 comments

Got in another couple of hours in the yard, but the rain moved in this afternoon, and it's been torrential off and on the last few hours, so - reprieve for tomorrow! Which is just as well, since it's grocery day, plus we go to order Himself... Read more
Day 277: Laziness
Tuesday, October 04, 2011      12 comments

I am lazy. No, I mean it: I really am. I don't do things until I feel absolutely forced to. Take the yard. (I hear the voice of Henny Youngman add 'Please!') What needs doing is the result of years of neglect. Oh, I don't mean to ... Read more
Day 276: Another Bizzy Day
Monday, October 03, 2011      9 comments

Got the grocery list made up, went to two - count 'em, two - different supermarkets. Got home just in time to fix lunch. Did that - an hour's break - and off to the doctor to get (finally) the report about the knee x-ray. It shows nothing. ... Read more
Day 275: Sunday Mornin'
Sunday, October 02, 2011      6 comments

Well, it's not really about Sunday morning, exactly. When I sat down here to do a blog, Spanky and Our Gang's (the group, that is, not the old B&W comedy shorts) old song came into my head. Remember them? Anyway, this will be a short one. ... Read more
Day 274: Illuminations!
Saturday, October 01, 2011      15 comments

According to the official website... www.visitblackpool.com/s
of-the-lights ...'Holidaymakers first tripped the Lights fantastic in Blackpool in 1879 when just EIGHT arc lamps bathed th... Read more
Day 273: By the Sea, By the Sea, by the Beautiful Sea
Friday, September 30, 2011      13 comments

Yesterday's weather made for one of the most perfect days I can remember, especially for this time of year: it was warm with low humidity, so mild even the breeze was gent... Read more
Day 272: Water, Water, Everywhere--!
Thursday, September 29, 2011      8 comments

Well, we went to Lytham - St Anne in search of seashore, plus Blackpool for the Illuminations. But late back, so it will all have to wait till tomorrow, complete with pix. Goodnight, Sparklers, wherever you are--! ... Read more
Day 271: Mischief-less
Wednesday, September 28, 2011      5 comments

I didn't find any trouble... er, I mean, mischief, to get into today. Tomorrow is a fair promise, tho. The weather is supposed to be glorious, warm and sunny, so we're off in search of a beach. Early night tonight, as tomorrow's a busy day ... Read more
Day 270: Croeso i Cymru
Tuesday, September 27, 2011      9 comments

'CROY-so eee COOM-ree' - welcome to Wales. ...so I said to Himself 'It's a beautiful morning. The sky is blue, the temps are forecast to be perhaps as high as the upper 70s. What say we go to a beach for me to dip my toes in the water?' ... Read more
Day 269: Productivity
Monday, September 26, 2011      8 comments

...or rather, the lack thereof, in my case. You've heard the flaps over 'retouched' photos and size zero models and so forth - in many cases, photo-shopping is done to make the model look better (read: thinner) in order to persuade women to... Read more

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