So, … We’re Getting Our New Book πŸ“– Tomorrow

Yay! Almost book club. Can’t wait for what’s next. Supposed to be more deep that this month’s JDubs Review of β€œGo Ask Ali: Half-Baked Advice (And Free Lemonade)”

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JDubs Review of β€œGo Ask Ali: Half-Baked Advice (And Free Lemonade)”

The book has three parts and 21 chapters giving cautionary advice or life lessons.

There was nothing new or unique to see here. A quick read meant to be light and breezy or tongue-in-cheek. Unfortunately falls flat to me. The lessons were in joke form and in some cases too crass to be funny. I’m all for sarcasm but certain topics are serious. For example, Jeffrey Dahmer jokes aren’t funny to me.

The redeeming grace were the following for my commonplace book:

When I was young, time was irrelevant. Summers were endless and the possibilities were infinite. – Ali

If you didn’t hear it with your own ears or see it with your own eyes, don’t invent it with your small mind and share it with your big mouth. – As the saying goes.

Assuming makes an ass only out of me. Ali

If you can’t be a good example, then you’ll have to be a horrible warning. – Catherine Aird

Not bad to get four quotes. Might be good fodder for Wednesdays. Nice reminders actually but I’ve read better.

Addendum: The author told a story that wasn’t hers to tell. She made some sweeping generalizations in the telling. I’m changing my final rating …

Final rating 2.5 out of 5 stars ✨

Side notes πŸ“ not part of the review:

  • We’re of the same generation not even a month apart in age (I’m older).
  • I don’t think we’d have run in the same circles though. Despite her self-deprecating manner, I bet she was popular.
  • She loves dogs πŸ• maybe as much as I do and got a dog to deal with an almost empty nest.

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So, … How to blow off steam

Doggies make everything better. Love my grand pups. This was yesterday and how I blew off steam. They kept me from going over the edge.

We passed a few wildflowers on our route. I could’ve eaten Dairy Queen πŸ‘‘ at midnight or an entire package of Oreos. Healthy choices shouldn’t have to be hard.

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So, … Spilling secrets is good for the soul

Me in tears: I’m sorry you found out this way. How terrible.

Pony: Not for me but for you. I can’t even imagine what you went through.

Me: I had your dad. I wonder why we didn’t tell you?

Pony: Trying to spare me I guess.

Me hugging Pony and this time he even hugged back: Or we’ve got secrets.

Pony: Mom we all do.

And that is true. Ugh and yay. Ugh because it just feels ugh to have secrets. And yay because the weight of the world 🌎 goes up up and away once you spill them.

I still hurt all over y’all. My mind, body, and soul. Maybe this is the cause of my migraine. That and waiting for the other shoe to drop. There’s always something waiting in the wings.

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#grateful

I woke up with a migraine. My allergies have been bad lately. Mold or cedar … something. But today my vision was fuzzy as well. That’d give anyone a headache. I’m about due for my eye exam anyways and I’ll schedule that tomorrow.

In the meantime, I’m sending off five pairs of my old prescription glasses to New Eyes. You see I’m #grateful to even have insurance much less insurance including vision.

Double benefit is getting extra steps for walking this to the post office during my break. I’m hooked y’all. That walking thing is sticking.

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For 2/24/19 ~ β€œWill It Go Round In Circles”

Time once again for #SLS. The prompt is harmony/melody/music. At first I was going to find a song with vocal harmonies. But then I really couldn’t decide. I ended up with “Will It Go Round In Circles” written by Billy Preston and Bruce Fisher.

I’ve got a song, I ain’t got no melody
I’ma gonna sing it to my friends
I’ve got a song, I ain’t got no melody
I’ma gonna sing it to my friendsWill it go round in circles?
Will it fly high like a bird up in the sky?
Will it go round in circles?
Will it fly high like a bird up in the sky?I’ve got a story, ain’t got no moral
Let the bad guy win every once in a while
I’ve got a story, ain’t got no moral
Let the bad guy win every once in a whileWill it go round in circles?
Will it fly high like a bird up in the sky?
Will it go round in circles?
Will it fly high like a bird up in the sky?I’ve got a dance, I ain’t got no steps, no
I’m gonna let the music move me around
I’ve got a dance, I ain’t got no steps
I’m gonna let the music move me aroundWill it go round in circles?
Will it fly high like a bird up in the sky?
Will it go round in circles?
Will it fly high like a bird up in the sky?Well
Well
Well
WellWill it go round in circles?
Will it fly high like a bird up in the sky?
Will it go round in circles?
Will it fly high like a bird up in the sky?I’ve got a song, I ain’t got no melody
I’ma gonna sing it to my friends
I’ve got a song, I ain’t got no melody
I’ma gonna sing it to my friendsWill it go round in circles?
Will it fly high like a bird up in the sky?
Will it go round in circles?
Will it fly high like a bird up in the sky?Go round in circles
Will it fly high like a bird up in the sky?
Will it go round in circles?
Will it fly high like a bird up in the sky? Woo…

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