28th July 2017

Waiting for the story to wrap

This morning, I washed and dried a sweatshirt. Finding the cord that cinches the hood, out completely, showed that agitation does a “number” on things. The cord is back in place, but next time around I’ll secure the ends in a friendly knot.

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21st July 2017

The news will be less spicey (sic)

Great weather, eh! For those fresh off the bridge, ready to survey the quality of our beaches, perhaps. Meanwhile, anyone with a stake in greenery is ready to learn one of those rain dances. Here we are, three weeks into the month. According to my rain gauge, the total accumulation for the period is 12.6 mm. Less than a half an inch, for the Imperialists out there. Sure, we have a hose to take up the slack in the garden beds, but for the potato people, this is not “great weather”. At all.

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18th July 2017

Shake the ziggurat

The extended version of my family grew a little, overnight. Another “grandie” on the tree. There’s enough of them, now, that I can start planning that baseball team I’ve (never) wanted. Given that family reunions are rare, in my circle (the last one dates back to 2005 and only included a segment of that circle), I doubt we’ll actually lob any softballs, but the possibility is there. In any case, welcome to the newest member (and all those who joined before; I realize that I didn’t give you mention at the time).

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1st July 2017

A concert AND fireworks

When the idea was pitched, almost a year ago, I was far from convinced. The idea of presenting a concert, with nationally acclaimed performers, seemed like a good, if perhaps impractical plan. Tonight, we attended that concert, and it was a success by all measures.

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24th June 2017

Self-imposed emergencies

Sometime, early this morning, the door to the deck blew open. Just a little. The wind and the rain came in. Just a little. That towel that we place near the door, to wipe the dog’s feet came in really handy. He rarely gets into the mud, but the intemperate weather, on the other hand.

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7th June 2017

Back in time with Friends

Do you ever wish you could go back in time? Check to see how things were, with old friends, back in the day? What about Friends? This afternoon, thanks to the power of the web, I returned to 1994. Watched the pilot episode of Friends.

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26th May 2017

Not on my list

Watched a movie that caught me off guard, due to the humour. Called Mindhorn and has a number of cast members that are familiar faces. Also a chance to look around the Isle of Man. Altogether a good way to spend a rainy evening. No Oscar contention here, but sometimes you just need a simple distraction. Thank you, Netflix.

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9th May 2017

Proof that times have changed

As the news came up, I realized just how much times have changed. The Prez just fired the Director (of the FBI). Now that would not have happened, back when J Edgar was in the office. No reason has been given, but let’s take it as a sign that things are chaotic in that big, white mansion with the fence all around. I’m looking forward to late night TV, for the usual explanations.

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2nd May 2017

Guessing at menu choices

Remember the kid that played the role of the wizard in nine movies? The one with the glasses and the crazy bolt scar? I knew you would. He took a chance; some people never escape their persona in later movies. In his case, he did. After watching two of the recent efforts, I feel qualified to say that “typecast” isn’t among his weaknesses. A villain AND a skinhead?

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27th April 2017

A community says farewell

In one of those “you won’t know it’s over until it’s over”, our local TV news lost their core, this week. In a double whammy, brought on by retirement, for one and career redirection, for the other, the two people that anchored the suppertime program will be gone, as of tomorrow. This evening, a huge public reception was held (and shown in simulcast via Facebook Live). I joined the close to two thousand “off site” participants.

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