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It’s A Wrap! December 23, 2020

Posted by nrhatch in Blogging, Happiness, Life Balance.
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I saw this in the comment section of Joy Rose’s last post and decided to share it here . . . in the Spirit of Christmas:

Ahh . . . that’s clever!

Disentangling From Disinformation October 21, 2020

Posted by nrhatch in Blogging, Less IS More, Life Balance, Mindfulness.
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The Social Dilemma disrupts the disrupters by unveiling the hidden machinations happening behind everyone’s favorite social media and search platforms.”

Have you seen it yet?

What did you think?

If not, here’s a trailer designed to draw you in:

Want to dig deeper?  Check out Time 100 Talks ~ Engineering A Better World (October 20, 2020), curated by Meghan & Harry (Duke and Duchess of Sussex).  Meghan was marvelous!

Asking yourself, “What Can I Do?” ~> Swing by the Center for Humane Technology and Take Control!

Aah . . . that’s better!

Maybe I’m Immune October 14, 2020

Posted by nrhatch in Blogging, Humor, Joke, Mindfulness.
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This clip is wonderful . . . worth a smile (Thanks, Colette!)

Spoiler Alert:  If you’re a Trump supporter, it won’t be your cup of tea.

Aah . . . that’s better!

I’m Still Here . . . May 6, 2020

Posted by nrhatch in Blogging, Home & Garden, Less IS More, Life Balance.
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Wow!

I’ve got so much to tell you.

I hardly know where to start.

Let’s see . . .

Time is getting the best of me.

And I don’t know where it’s going.

I get up.

I get dressed.

I enjoy a cup of tea.

I go for a walk.

I come home.

I check e-mails.

I read and comment on friends’ blogs.

I think about writing a blog post . . . and procrastinate.

I do the NY Times puzzles.

I have lunch.

I go for a bike ride.

I “work” on jigsaw puzzles ~ we’ve completed six!

Oh, what puzzles?

Glad you asked ~ VW Buses, Sea Turtles, Birds, an Attic Stuffed with Stuff, Great Americans, and a Tall Ship.

What size?

I’m going to assume you’re asking about the # of pieces, rather than the dimensions of the finished puzzles:

VW Buses (1000), Sea Turtles (500), Birds (500), an Attic Stuffed with Stuff (500), Great Americans (1000), and a Tall Ship (750).

4,250 pieces total!

Minus a few missing pieces.

One puzzle was missing 7 pieces!

I bet the dog ate them!

Bad dog, Pluto!

Wipe that grin off your face.

You are in the dog house!

What’s that, Pluto?

You think it was Goofy?

You might be right.

Goofy’s got opposable thumbs . . .

So he could be the piece thief.

I’ll give him a good cross-examining and see what he has to say for himself.

OK, readers, that’s enough goofy-ness for now.

It’s time for my Cinco de Mayo siesta.

Wait!  What?

Yesterday was Cinco de Mayo?

Huh.

The days seem to run together.

Oh, well.

I’m still inclined to recline for a Siesta Fiesta before dinner!

Aah . . . that’s better!

So, what’s “new” with you?

Thanks, L.Marie! November 19, 2019

Posted by nrhatch in Blogging, Food & Drink, Gratitude.
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One of the most generous bloggers I follow bestowed us with a box:

And inside the box was a cooler:

With a warning:

Since we didn’t have gloves, we used a spoon to dig around in the dry ice:

To unearth a pint of Ben & Jerry’s Caramel Almond Brittle:

Thanks, L. Marie!

And, yes, we used slightly smaller spoons to shovel the B&J’s into our mouths.

Aah . . . that’s yummy!

Are You Impressed Yet? October 23, 2019

Posted by nrhatch in Blogging, Humor, Life Balance, Mindfulness.
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Perhaps it’s not a coincidence that “pressure” and “impress” stem from the same root.

If we want to impress others with our acumen at writing, Bridge, or acrobatics, we are apt to feel pressure.

We don’t want to make a mistake or feel foolish if our efforts fall flat . . .

With a resounding s~p~l~a~t!

When we want to impress others, our Ego is invested in the outcome and we feel pressure to succeed.

But if we just want to learn new things and have fun, there is none.

The pressure to succeed evaporates when we no longer wish to impress others with our efforts because we are no longer seeking applause, accolades, acknowledgement, or external approval.*

We’re just enjoying the moment.

Aah . . . that’s better!

*Even so, most of us still don’t want to fall flat . . . with a resounding splat!

What Makes You You? October 21, 2019

Posted by nrhatch in Blogging, Humor, Mindfulness, People.
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Since my writing mojo is still MIA, I’m going to direct you to another killer post on Wait But Why . . . Tim’s repost of:

What Makes You You?

 

Tim got so turned around by the post that he ended it before reaching a satisfactory conclusion, something that is rare on Wait But Why.

But, hey, life is what happens while you’re busy writing blog posts.

Aah . . . that’s existential!

Snowden August 21, 2019

Posted by nrhatch in Blogging, Humor, Life Balance, Mindfulness, People.
34 comments

What if they are watching every step we take?

What if they are reading, saving, and collating our e-mails, library cards, movie queues, blog posts, account data, fitbit readouts, grocery store purchases, etc.?

What if they keep track of the books we read and the movies we watch?

What if they eavesdrop on our conversations and use facial recognition software as we window shop?

What if they watch us while we’re sleeping and know when we’re awake?

What if they know when we’ve been bad or good . . . and decide to tell Santa on us?

Hmm . . . “let’s give them something to talk about.

A little mystery to figure out.”

Let’s do something wild and crazy and unexpected.

Let’s be who we are and say what we will because . . . we can.

Aah . . . that’s better!

Share A Shelfie! May 8, 2019

Posted by nrhatch in Blogging, Food & Drink, Humor, Joke.
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As a follow up to my last post, I thought I would start a new social media trend ~> SHELFIES!

Instead of taking photos of food and/or adult beverages at restaurants, or Selfies of yourself, share a “Shelfie” of your fridge contents on your Blog or Facebook page.

It’s easy!

No staging necessary!

Best of all, you don’t need a $3,000 Samsung Family Hub Smart Fridge to participate.  Just open your Frigidaire, Kenmore, Amana, GE, Hotpoint, or Whirlpool Fridge and snap a quick shot of its contents.

And while you’re there, grab yourself a snack!

Aah . . . that’s better!

Related:  Forget selfies, we want to see your shelfies (The Guardian)

Juggling An Overbooked Schedule March 19, 2019

Posted by nrhatch in Blogging, Humor, Less IS More, Life Balance.
26 comments

My schedule is overbooked this week
I’m walking down both sides of the street
I’m multi-tasking as fast as I can
And juggling three things with only one hand

I’ve looked high and I’ve looked low
No more time in sight . . . something has to go
So if my comments are few and far between
It’s because my “free time” has become quite lean

Aah . . . that’s better!