Random 5 for October 20 – CS update, clipart, changes, fraud calls, Starbucks

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A positive note on customer service – A week ago I wrote about giving feedback. You can read the post here but in a nutshell I got lousy service and I wrote a letter. It took a week but I … Continue reading

Random 5 for September 22 – Aging, birds, good news, gym, crazy people

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Another side effect of aging – We have a fairly long driveway with a three to four foot strip of land that runs along the neighbor’s stone wall. It was a tough place for plants because it gets hot between … Continue reading

Random 5 for August 18 – Ancestry, fun, coping, gas, S’mores

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A pleasant surprise – I met with some women from my former gym this week for lunch. We meet periodically. I’m always ambivalent about it. I was never close friends with anyone and catching up tends to be about medical … Continue reading

Random 5 for July 14 – Summer, e-mail, failures, stupid people, time flies

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Holy cow! – July is almost half over! How did that happen? We are in a stretch of warm lovely weather. My kind of summer. Ice cream, watermelon and cold beer. (Note to self: remember to get some protein. No … Continue reading

Random 5 for May 26 – Marriage, change, recipes, words, cleaning

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Happy 61st! – This week my brother and his wife celebrated 61 years of marriage. Woohoo! I can’t imagine! With the same person! Happy anniversary! Changing times – Business at my local Starbucks has increased by almost 30% this year. … Continue reading

Random 5 for May 5 – Death, food, friends, unexpected consequences, blogging themes

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A sad goodbye – This week we lost a friend. It wasn’t unexpected yet is anyone ever ready? It’s a sober reminder that we all have an expiration date. We need to have our affairs in order and fun on … Continue reading

Random 5 for April 28 – Reunions, road rage, guns, weather, WordPress

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Yikes! Where did the time go? – I got the “save the date” notice for my high school reunion. We no longer have dinner dances, opting for an early dinner with music that’s over by 9 p.m. I suspect the … Continue reading