Taking Stock: March 2023

Cooking : Corned Beef with red potatoes, and cabbage.

Drinking : A sip of Irish Cream in my hot chocolate.

Reading: All the Light We Cannot See by Anthony Doerr
Solito: A Memoir by Javier Zamora
Mad Honey by Jodi Picoult and Jennifer Finney Boylan
American Seoul: A Memoir by Helena Rho

Playing: Words with Friends (Always)

Deciding: Dr. Spock should have wrote this. It would have been very useful when raising my children.

Wondering: A guy at work recently asked me about my vinyl. He took one look at my gray hair and decided I…don’t know, but figured (correctly) that I had some vinyl. I do, of course, but it is not for sale. It is for my kids. They can sell it if they want to. I’m not even sure if anyone would want what I have, or what condition it is in. But!…I also have a large(r) collection of CD’s (Thanks Columbia House) that I would part with in a New York minute, at least until I read this.

Learning: A new word while discussing faces in the clouds. The phenomenon pareidolia, which comes from the Greek words “para,” meaning beside, and “eidolon,” meaning image or form. Once considered exclusively a symptom of psychosis, pareidolia is now recognized as part of the normal human experience. In particular, our brains have evolved to detect faces quickly, which explains the human tendency to see faces everywhere, including in inanimate objects like electrical outlets or slices of toast. But pareidolia can play other visual or auditory tricks on the mind—causing us to see animals, patterns or objects in unexpected places or even hear music or voices where none exist.

Pondering: A place to sell my photography.

Buying: This mini chain saw. Hope I am able to maneuver it!

Watching: Finally finished NYPD Blue, very good show.
I tried an episode of The Practice. I remember when it was on but never watched it. Maybe I just wasn’t in the mood but one episode was enough for me.
I watched 1 1/2 episodes of That 90’s Show. I loved That 70’s Show when it was on. Mostly because I related to the characters. I didn’t relate to any of these characters, they seemed like they were 12-14 years old but doing things much older kids would do.
I finally settled on Boston Legal. I remember watching that show during its original run but I know I didn’t watch it from the beginning. I’ve only watched one episode but I know this one is a keeper.

Marveling: A new (to me) composition technique. Pronounced Chiaroscuro.

Cringing: American Economics

Noticing: April is National Poetry Month, time to churn my creative juices.

Acknowledging: During this women’s history month, the talented, sharp pen of Dorothy Parker. #CelebratingWomen

Hearing: I love listening to books on CD I borrow from our county library. This month I enjoyed
The Winners by Fredrik Backman, narrated by Marin Ireland.

Thanks to Taking Stock for the inspiration.


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