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mixed.

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mixed feelings

when walking inside from another round of snow

and being greeted by a 4th of july display

at least i have my sandals on 

with my long down coat

and i am ready for anything.

“there are certain odd times and occasions

in this strange mixed affair we call life

when a man takes his whole universe for a vast practical joke.”

-herman melville

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where hobbies, hijinks, and capers go bad = my childhood #2

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another day, another hobby.

in the late 60s

this was a book that i longed to own

i loved to get mail and loved to get free things

what could go wrong?

i used my saved-up coins to send in for the book

and could not wait to begin using it

i read it from cover to cover

marking pages, checking off favorites

 began writing notes, stuffing envelopes, and ordering things

using stamps that i found in a junk drawer

before i knew it i had a small collection of

weird government brochures, lists of tips, tables, charts, and recipes

none of which were really of any use to me

but i didn’t care what any of it was

as long as it came in the mail and it was free

my pile grew and grew

until it didn’t

when once again

i realized that i had no income

had used all of my money to buy the book

and had no way

to buy any more of the stamps

that i needed

to send in my requests

to get free things.

what i really needed were unlimited free books of stamps

and it was on to the next ill-fated hobby for me…

“sometimes one pays most for the things one gets for nothing.” 

-albert einstein

 

spring holiday salad.

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 *my easter/passover/april fool’s day/full moon kit-kat salad and its recipe

upwrap 7-12 kit-kat bars

break into delicious individual pieces

if chocolate melts onto your fingers

lick them clean

drop what’s left into a lovely bowl

toss gently

enjoy.

*(serving size may vary depending on how willing you are to share)

happy holidays to all

“food for the body is not enough. there must be food for the soul.”

-dorothy day

siesta fiesta.

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so here it is, the last day of march

and i just found out that march is national sleep month

had i known i would have fully celebrated

each and every day

like a long fiesta with long siestas

and i will do my best to make up for it today

who am i not to honor a holiday?

“there is a time for many words, and there is also a time for sleep.”

-homer

 

 

 

 

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who?

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that moment when you realize that

you have been calling your neighbor ‘phil’ for three years

only to find out that his name is really ‘al.’

“1 call everyone ‘darling’ because i can’t remember their names. “

-zsa zsa gabor

 

 

 

 

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