Happy Birthday Alicia! It’s YOUR Day!!
Here I go, rapidly closing in on SEVENTY YEARS OLD. SEVENTY.
Merlyn and Hilda came by, we ate a meal of sorts I got from the store…but I made this thing, my third attempt and we all agreed it was pretty good.
I was trying to replicate a dish I remember from 50 years ago or so, an English Trifle. Whipped Cream is involved too but Jello is the thing. Next time I’m going to be Super attentive to making the layers clean!
I swear, since I get all my news from late night comedy shows (a gal can only take so much) I totally thought this was a Hey-Are-We-Living-In-North-Korea-Here JOKE. OMG NO, but then I suppose we’re getting what we deserve because we elected him…OMG I have to stop…and I will, now…with this, my Daily Show’s moment of Zen.
“According to a document published by the office of the Federal Register, the 45th president of the United States proclaimed Jan. 20, 2017 — Trump’s Inauguration Day — to be a National Day of Patriotic Devotion. Trump made the proclamation “in order to strengthen our bonds to each other and to our country — and to renew the duties of Government to the people.””
Last time Alex was here ‘we’ put up my two window crystals. I had one of them here when I lived in the house all those years ago and the two in the little place. I have a third hook too, waiting.
Every morning when the sun is out the kitchen is entirely wrapped in rainbows. I just stand here and smile.
I drove past the throngs and got in only at the tag end but I feel so good about the fantastic world-wide turn-out, wow.
And that our brand new president, right out of the box, first thing, spends most of his day on lying petulance. Just keep lying and what you say becomes true…as we beg for mercy.
Click this link from the NY Times – maybe the definitive collection? It will brighten your day!
We were hanging around this corner for a while, that’s Lill grabbing a shot, and every police, group or individual, who passed by had hugs for the folks in the yellow because they were actual police who usually were in the parade but this year got assigned to street duty.
Hug after hug after hug until finally I couldn’t stand it…
This is another one of the fraternity groups and the guy standing with Lill pulled out of the crowd to dance at the front.
He was an INCREDIBLE dancer. He would do a dozen pavement spins without a break. We both told him Wow Man that was fun. Well, he said, I was one of the first dancers with Soul Train and I perform constantly even now.
What a treat!
JoAnn and David hosted a brunch this morning especially for Muriel and her dear friend Leslie, visiting from San Francisco. I got to come too!
Muriel and Leslie left for the airport and while I was thinking oh darn I didn’t get a picture JoAnn showed me this standing figure Jim had given her as a portrait, which she took to be so true so true.
So I carried it around their house…
Those chairs are lined up the size of the couch I’m considering just to see how it feels.
As you can tell from the windows it’s dark out. I’ve probably spent 8 full hours of my life trying to figure out a solution to the following problem.
I chose to have the fan without a light. I had my reasons! BUT, and I knew this would happen, when you come in the front door at night there is no easy reach for a light. I could have put a floor lamp nearby but I couldn’t make that work. I could have gone with a timer, or a clapper, or some such thing, I thought about them all.
Then it came in a flash of light: Motion Detector!
Walking home from the store on the sunny side of the street. I toyed with this idea for a New Year’s Resolution, walking on the sunny side of the street but since it’s my basic personality to do so it doesn’t seem like much of a resolution.
What is not in my basic personality to do, like lose weight or practice every day or upgrade my wardrobe…those things I can’t do no matter how many years of resolutions pass.
So … I should probably just give up on resolutions in this my SEVENTIETH year.
2016 Awards Season movies I’ve seen so far.
Hidden Figures: My feelings are complicated but it is a wonderful movie.
Jackie: Not so much.
La La Land: If you like singing and dancing and have an affection for LA this is for you. I liked it a lot.
Fences: August Wilson, Denzel Washington, Viola Davis. I think it’s brilliant.
Captain America Civil War: I liked this one too but no surprise it is Superhero shtick.
Florence Foster Jenkins: Meryl Streep can’t make a bad movie even when it should be a bad movie.
Lion: A well-done tearjerker from moment one.
Deadpool: I saw it on an airplane with headphones and laughed out loud.