Thoughts in My Head

He is Great But

Living in the eastern time zone meant that I didn’t get to see Luka Doncic play much until the playoff started. There were two things I noticed almost right away about him. First he is a great offense player, maybe the best in the NBA today (let the arguing begin); second he complains way too much about every call or non-call that he is involved in. Until he learns to control himself the sentence about him will always be, He is a great player, but…

Walk to Barnes and Noble

Scenes from Ember and Forge coffee shop in downtown Erie, Pennsylvania

From Baby Peggy to All Quiet on the set.

A few days ago, I watched a YouTube video on Baby Peggy, a child star of the silent film era. Yesterday, I finished watching the series Quiet on the Set. Sadly, after almost 100 years, when it comes to child stars, the more things change, the more they stay the same.

Flowers on the way to shopping at Wegmans

Spring Blooms

Pink blooms on a plum tree

Great players in any sport should be their greatest during crunch time. Embiid disappeared last night during the 4th quarter only scoring two baskets. I don’t blame him for this entirely, part of the blame lies with the coach. Embiid was not in playing shape after coming back from his injury. They should have controlled his playing time during the game, so that he was at his best during crunch time. πŸ€

Currently reading: A Book of Bees by Sue Hubbell πŸ“š

The Fun of Moving

Today, I received an email with our lease agreement for a new apartment, then immediately received another email canceling that lease because it had already been rented out. Then, I received another email with a lease for a smaller apartment, which I filled out and signed. Moving is so fun (not)

While packing up the pantry today I discovered that my husband really likes can corn, there were at least fifteen cans of it. Most were on an upper shelf which I can’t get to unless I have a stepladder. Maybe he knows of an upcoming can corn shortage that I am unaware of.

Moving and I am afraid that the stuff I have is >then the # of boxes I have

Finished reading: The Monk by Tim Sullivan πŸ“š

When you make a new friend, one of the first things you need to establish is each of your texting methods. Are you like my husband, who will answer text messages at some unknown time in the future, or are you someone who expects the person to text you back immediately?

If you like series about the search for justice, I recommend the Masterpiece series Mr Bates vs the Post Office. πŸ“Ί

Made some fresh horseradish this morning. I would not recommend standing over it and taking a deep breath. Don’t ask how I know this.

Those of you living in the eclipse zone with pets, did they act differently when it occurred? #eclipse

Shade and Discrimination

The summer heat is coming for those of us living in the northern hemisphere. When it arrives, most of us will be looking at least for some shade. According to this article Heat waves cause more illness and death in U.S. cities with fewer trees in Science News. For those who live in city neighborhoods where the majority of the population are people of color, finding that shade will be much more difficult than those living in more affluent neighborhoods. This isn’t just inconvenient it can be deadly. This is another thing to add to the discrimination pile, both intentional and unintentional, that plague cities.

After putting my first Ikea product together, I would suggest four things: read the directions, watch YouTube videos, use power tools, and, most importantly, listen to some good music.

I just managed to complete The NY Times Collection Puzzle two days in a row, so no matter what else happens today has been a good day

Sunday Sunrise

Brought this paint-by-number last week, and quickly realized that my pride level is intermediate, but my skill level is a beginner

All Hail the Pen and Pencil

If you want to remember something, write it down with a pen or pencil. By writing instead of typing, you will increase the number of connections in your brain. These connections occur in the parietal and central brain regions, which are crucial in learning new things and memory. It doesn’t matter what you write with; the physical act of writing is what is key. πŸ–ŠοΈ

Currently reading: Tracers in the Dark by Andy Greenberg πŸ“š

Finished reading: The Book of Collateral Damage by Sinan Antoon πŸ“š I finished the book. I didn’t hate the book but I didn’t enjoy it either. I found the main character boring. The best part of the book were the chapters about other characters.

Automatic Payment Issues

I have both my gas and electric bills set up on automatic payment. Most months, this works perfectly; however, they occasionally decide for no apparent reason to take the money up to three days before the bill’s due date. I imagine this can be a real problem for anyone living paycheck to paycheck.

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