January 6th, 2021

swinging mouse

This and that.

I wish I had something wild and exciting to post about, but mostly it's just the January blahs. I always look forward to the craziness of the holidays being over, but then when it gets here... blah.

We've been having a lot of fog. This is our time for it. It rains and then we have three or four days of resulting fog. Then it rains again. Sadly, we seem to just be getting fog and not very much rain.

The contractors came and removed all our exterior lights (replacement is just show of a bare bulb), receptacles and our doorbell. That means porch destruction is immanent. They keep saying we will get a notice, but the places behind have lost their porches and they didn't get a word. The cats aren't very happy about how things are playing out. They have stopped going out at all, mostly due to the noise. It's a good preamble for their coming year of confinement.

TBG is bored and doesn't know what to do with himself. I feel badly because there just aren't any projects around the house that might help. He doesn't want to go through his stuff and get rid of things. He doesn't want to do this or that. Last night he did all my meal prep with the exception of actually cooking the food. Sure made my job easy, but it also makes me feel guilty.

What else? Covid is up, patience is down. We have something like 600,000+ vaccines here, but no one to administer them. In short, just another day in Paradise.
minion Bananas!

LJ Revival Questions

Stolenmissdiane from

Name: Spikesgirl58

Age: 62

Sex: Yes, please.

Location: California

How long have you been on LiveJournal? 2009

What do you/will you write about? I post a daily cartoons, plus good morning and good night posts. There is a daily Just wondering set of questions and some other post scattered through the week sometimes I even post about what I’m doing.

What particular qualities do you look for in a friend? Um, responses, feedback, acknowledgment when I post in their journals. Mostly I just want to have someone who is fun and is fun loving.
What would cause you not to add someone as a friend, or to delete them? Racism, political views, angry, aggressive, entitled people

Favorite films or TV shows: I have been a fan of ST:OS since I was six a fan of The Man from UNCLE since I was 18 and they are still my primary fandoms. Also love Studio Ghibli so much it hurts, as well as Buffy, Poirot, Despicable Me (and Minions), Addams Family NCIS, Sapphire and Steel, and we’re currently watching Upstart Crow.

Favorite books: We have Always Lived in the Castle (Shirley Jackson), Edgar Allen Poe, James Michener

Favorite foods:
Polynesian, Italian, Asian, French, just about anything really

Favorite drinks: Wine, coffee and water

Favorite bands and musicians: Oingo Boingo (Danny Elfman), Glenn Miller, Frank Sinatra, any Big Bands to be honest.

Hobbies and pastimes:
I quilt, write fanfic, cook, love to travel (when permitted), reading, theatre, and posting on LJ with my friends.

How would you describe your style? Usually a pretty up and happy person, although this Covid crap has taken it’ pound of flesh. I am an optimist and always believe that things will get better. I’m a perennial silver lining kind of person.

Anything else you'd like to tell us? I just retired as did my husband of 40 + years. Over the years, I have worked in professional theatre, written for a newspaper, flown a hot air balloon (many times), was a roadie for an ABBA tribute band and have even visited Devil’s Island. I have fished for piranhas, attended a mask making classes in Venice and stood at the head of Emperor, Qin Shi Huang terra cotta army. So what do you say, cousins?
Thoughtful David McCallum

Just wondering

What have you really wanted to do for a long time but haven’t done yet? Has this pandemic inspired you to go for it (when we can)?

What language do you like the sound of, even though you don’t know how to speak it?

What useless bits of information have you memorized and will probably never forget?