Never would I have thought I’d stick around here as long as I have. Yet something about blogging caught my fancy.
It put a little pep in my step.
A little bounce in my pounce.
The izzle in my fo’ shizzle.
Certainly I must have something profound to say about this, right?
Some wisdom to impart…
Some life-affirming conclusions to share…
Some fricking how-to advice to foist on you…
But you know what? I don’t.
All I can think to say is that I’ve learned oodles while writing this blog and that I’m delighted by how many people read and comment on it. I may not fit into any one niche, but I do have a sense of community here.
And that’s what personal blogging is about, I do believe.
I finally got some new eyeglasses, as seen in the photo above.
I got the prescription in January, but held off getting new spectacles because I find the whole process of choosing them and paying for them and adjusting to them to beFRAUGHT WITH PERIL.
[Yes, I capitalized those words because I’m shouting them.]
However, now that I’ve had these spectacles for a few weeks, I can say IN ALL HONESTY that these are the best eyeglasses I’ve ever had. And that’s saying something considering I’ve worn eyeglasses since I was 5 years old.
What I like about these spectacles, beyond the obvious fact that I am seeing details now, is that they are lightweight but sturdy.
This is new for me.
My last pair of eyeglasses were also rimless, but they were kind of weak and wonky. Taking them off, say to read a magazine whilst drinking a glass of wine,WASN’T EASY TO DO. The bows of those spectacles would bend and fight me as I removed them from my face.
Annoying little wobbly buggers, actually.
[Wordsmith Alert: please note that I just spontaneously wrote a phrase using five words that each contain double letters. Be in awe.]
However, this new pair of spectacles is cooperative, and stylish, and has a coating on the lenses so there’s less glare. Meaning THERE’S MORE CLARITY. And you know I like to see things clearly.
Especially when it comes to pouring myself another glass of wine. Wouldn’t want to spill any of it, now would I?
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QUESTION OF THE DAY
What is your summer state of mind? I’d love to know. Tell all in the comments below.
I’m not a big fan of the traditional turkey Thanksgiving dinner.
It might be that because as a child we usually had steaks for Thanksgiving dinner.
My father hated poultry.
My mother happily agreed to this break from tradition, knowing that roasting a turkey + making all the trimmings was WORK– while grilling steaks, making a salad, and mashing potatoes was about as EZPZ as a holiday meal could get.
Also, we never, ever had pumpkin pie.
My mother despised it so she usually made a lemon meringue pie.
That was her favorite pie.
And me, little Ally Bean? I liked whatever the grown-ups decided to give me, so whatever Thanksgiving meal showed up was [and is] cool by me.
In fact, if you’re all about a traditional turkey-centric, carbohydrate-ful Thanksgiving dinner every year, then enjoy.
But if you’re a little more loosey-goosey [so to speak] about what you have for Thanksgiving dinner, then you might be, like me, a Turkey Day Outlier.
Care to ‘fess up about your preferred Thanksgiving Day dinner in the comments below?
To wit, I always liked having a blogroll, but a few years ago I realized that keeping an up-to-date blogroll had turned into a monthly chore. Bloggers were coming and going from my blog, and the blogosphere, like it was a revolving door.
So instead of putting up with the aggravation and extra work required to keep my blogroll current, I decided to not have one anymore.
WHICH BRINGS ME TO THE POINT of this particular blog post.