Random 5 for June 2 – People, shades, weather, neighborhood, events

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New guy at the gym – I’ve become accustomed to the posturing at the gym. The strategic stretches and movements geared to loosen the body (or make them look good, take your pick) but this new guy is teaching me … Continue reading

Random 5 for January 27 – Magazines, recipes, cats, Mom, endings

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Sayonara – After subscribing to a magazine for over thirty years, I’ve decided to call it quits. I love paper magazines better than digital. I love to support them but I have to draw a line in the sand. This … Continue reading

January odds and ends

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January is the downside of the holidays but we eat out socially more than in other months. Part of it is celebrations and part is sheer boredom. The grill is hibernating and the slow cooker is waving its lid. It’s … Continue reading

Holiday retail observations

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As I was navigating through my sale emails on Monday I was struck by one thing. Everything was “on sale” for a limited time. Very limited. Just hours! “Hurry up” was subtlety flashing on the screen. Some had clocks ticking … Continue reading

What not to say to a hair stylist

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Hope is a beautiful thing. It’s what makes you believe that you will get a different outcome. Every time I go for a haircut I am hopeful. First the background — I’m a terrible client. Since I’m retired, I don’t … Continue reading

People watching

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Last week was great for people watching. People who don’t work or don’t work the day shift are interesting, especially the men. People have shed their heavy winter coats (for the most part) so we get to see style (I … Continue reading