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Is It Still Thursday?

What is it with me and late blog posts?  I guess I am just too tired and lazy.  Oh dear, that doesn’t make me sound very good.  Then again, I am kind of a stinker.  Never mind, let me see if I can manage a Throwback Thursday Post.

Oh, yeah, I used to do 5Ks.

Since it is the last day of September, I looked at September 2017 in my Media Library and saw this.  I only did this 5K once, although I know they did it other years as well.  I did not notice if they did one this year.  I am not exactly in 5K shape these days, although I am running a few days every week.  Some people run these races with no training at all.  I believe I could run 5Ks or more at almost any time, from sheer stubbornness.  I would just start and not stop till the end.  I prefer to train, at least somewhat.

I am not really an afternoon or an evening person either, and certainly not a night owl.

This delightful fellow was also first shared in September 2017.  It is high time I got my Halloween decorations out for the year.  Perhaps this weekend.

Speaking of Halloween decorations…

I had to go to 2019 to find a picture of my Halloween decorations.  Full disclosure:  the witch is on my porch as I type (I was about to put “as we speak” but felt that was not strictly accurate).  I dressed her as an angel at Christmas time.

Ooh, look, I am over 250 words.  Score!  I would say I will try for a better blog post later, but it is Lame Post Friday after all.

 

Thursday? Friday? Hey, It’s a Post

I have been so good about making my blog post on the day indicated.  I have at worst resorted to a Post-Rehearsal Post.  But here I sit Thursday evening, wondering exactly how bad it would be to make my Non-Sequitur Thursday post on Friday  morning.  Oh, I understand it would be bad.  But would it be terrible? Would it be catastrophic?

Obviously it would not.  I have done it many times.  But it is not my favorite thing to do. I can only say it is better than not posting at all.  Which I have done.

Where was I?  Ah yes,  trying to make at least a Non-Sequitur Thursday Post.

Regal, yes?

I quickly throw in a picture from 2017, to make for a Throwback Thursday Post.  Oh yeah, it is also All Love’s Labour’s Lost All The Time,  because this is a shot from a previous offering from LiFT, Little Falls Theatre Company. The actor is in this year’s offering, but he does not wear this costume.

Now it is Friday morning and I am sipping coffee and trying to finish this post despite the headache that came to me during the night.  Yes, I just had to throw in that little whine.  Judge me if you are so inclined.

However, that useless little paragraph got me over 200 words.  I say that is OK for a Non-Sequitur Thursday Post.  I’ll just throw in one more picture of Love’s Labour’s Lost, because, you know, All The Time.

Similar to the last one I shared, but a little different.

Once again, Love’s Labour’s Lost by William Shakespeare will be presented by LiFT, Little Falls Theatre Company Saturday and Sunday August 13 and 14 at 1 p.m.  at Benton’s Landing in Little Falls, NY, part of Little Falls Canal Celebration. Admission is free.

 

I Feel Beastly

The beauty part about getting up way early is that even when you oversleep, you still have time to do a few things.  The beast part is choosing which things to give up (see what I did there?).  So, no walk this morning, but I hope some semblance of a blog post.  Some would argue that the walk is more essential, but while there is a vague chance I will take a walk after work, if I blog after work (which indeed I hope to do), it will be Friday’s post, not a late Thursday post.

So much for an introduction to a Non-Sequitur Thursday Post.  I am sitting at my laptop (dining-room-table-top, as regular readers may recall), ten-finger typing, sipping greatly appreciated coffee

And that was when I said, “Oh crap, I didn’t plug in my phone,” followed by “Oh crap, where did I put my phone?”  I retraced my steps (how many steps could I have taken; I just got up!).  Luckily my phone, unlike my Tablet, retains its original charging chord so will easily reach 100 percent by the time I go to work.  I only hope I remember to put it in my backpack, which, as anybodywho knows me will readily believe, is not a given.

As you may have guessed by now, I got nuthin’.  What a surprise.  I think I will throw in a picture to pep things up, slap on a catchy title, hit Publish, and drive on.  I hope to see you all later on Lame Post Friday (thank God I made it to Friday!).

I admit I have had catchier titles.

May be an image of one or more people and text that says 'Smile it's...FRIDAY FRIDAY'

Oops, I put a Friday meme on a Thursday post.

Use this later

Alas, I am back to my bad habit of making a late blog post.  In fact, I am skeptical of my ability to make a post now.  We are having a heat wave, and I do not like it!  I went for my walk, which I missed yesterday, and it is quite muggy out.  The birds were not singing.  They weren’t singing Tuesday either, and I do not remember Monday.  Oh dear, I am getting all bogged down in my petty complaints and whining when I set out to plug a local business and musician.  Get your act together, Cindy!

That is what I typed in this morning.  Then I got my act together at least enough to make a post about Phil Arcuri at Fratello’s.  However, mindful of the phrase Waste Not Want Not, I saved the whiny paragraph, labeling it “Use this later.”  I think I will keep that as my heading and bill this as a Non-Sequitur Thursday post.

It is a fairly silly post, too, because the first thing I say is I am posting late, and here I am, fanatically pecking at the Tablet with my stylus hoping to make my Thursday post on Thursday.  But when have I ever worried about making a silly post?

I thought I looked pretty.

I looked in my Media Library for a silly picture and found this.  I believe I was dressed for a murder mystery.  I must play with the curling iron again sometime.

 

I Got Shakespeare on Cloudy Day! Or Do I?

I want to share a few more pictures from Wednesday night’s rehearsal of Love’s Labour’s Lost with LiFT, Little Falls Theatre Company.  Full disclosure: I mostly decided to do this post because I thought of that title while I was on this morning’s walk.  I should also fully disclose that, yes, I am again late, making Thursday’s post early Friday morning.  Come, gentle coffee, enhance my meagre brain with thy magic!

Now what!  I just added that picture and I can’t get the cursor to go beyond the caption!  Every time I put the cursor at the end of the caption and hit Enter, the cursor jumps back to the end of the preceding paragraph.  I guess the coffee is not enhancing my brain very well.

 

He looks tough, but I hear he speaks the mere contrary.

Well, I don’t know how I did that, but here I am below the picture, typing words.  And I forgot what all I was going to say about the other night’s rehearsal.  Incidentally, my original title for this post was “I Got Shakespeare on a Cloudy Day.”  I added “Or Do I?”  when I started to have such troubles with it.  I am certain all my tribulations are a result of Operator Error, as usual, a rather lowering thought.

Another comic pair.

Ooh, here I am below the picture without even trying.  If only I knew what I did when I do something right!  In any case, here I am over 200 words and needing more coffee.  I’m going to bill this as a Non-Sequitur Thursday, hit Publish, and hope for the best.  I hope to see you all later, when I hope to make my Lame Post Friday post on time.

 

Oh, OK, one more picture!

Where’s My Brain When I Need It?

My Tablet seems to be working as slowly as my brain, which does not bode well for today’s blog post. Never mind, I’ll just bill it as a Non-Sequitur Thursday and hope for the best. I also hope my Media Library will cooperate to the extent of sharing a photo or two.

A similar view to one I have enjoyed recently.

I scrolled down looking for something that could be construed as a Throwback Thursday and found this. I have neither worn those sneakers nor drunk beer in a while. Perhaps I will remedy that omission on Fourth of July weekend. I do like to drink Sam Adams beer for the holiday.

I think he looks suspicious.

Veering off in another direction (I did say this was Non-Sequitur Thursday), here is a shot from Secrets at Suiter House, one of the murder mysteries we put on to benefit the Herkimer County Historical Society. That was one of my favorite scripts. My husband, Steve especially liked it, because he got to be the dead body.

My hair is longer now.

OK, back to booze. When I said earlier I had not drunk beer in a while, I meant just that: beer. I have had wine. The above picture is from 2020 (note the mask), but I have enjoyed a glass or two since then.

I see I am over 200 words. Score! If only I could think of a punchy title, my life would be perfect.

I Was Gonna Make Espresso!

Alas, it seems I can’t get through the week without missing at least one blog post. Yesterday I just couldn’t do it. I am not sure I can do it today, either, as I sit on my couch sipping chamomile tea and wondering if I shouldn’t call in to work. I am suffering stomach problems but do not wish to burden you or gross you out with details.

The sad thing, to me at least, is that I managed a half hour walk when I first got up. I used the Map My Run app on my phone (it isn’t just for running, it turns out) (and I still feel a little weird using a 21st century word like “app”) and shared the results on Facebook. Won’t that be a little assymetrical, going for an ambitious (for me) walk then missing work? Come on, chamomile tea! Be a miracle cure!

In the meantime, I am afraid this will have to do for my Thursday post, or rather my excuse for not making a Thursday post. Hey, it’s kind of a lame excuse, and here we are on Lame Post Friday! It! Could! Work!

Side Note: “It! Could! Work!” is from the glorious Mel Brooks movie, Young Frankenstein. If you have not seen it, do.

P.S. It Is also a Non-Sequitur Thursday Post.

Was It Something About Mice and Men?

My best-laid plans to return to daily posts are not coming to fruition. What is that quote about “best-laid plans” anyways? I cannot bring it to mind, if I ever even heard the full quote. But never mind that (although I could do a whole post about famous quotes and how they get mangled). I am just trying to make some post, any post.

I really have no excuse for not posting, other than my usual struggles with depression. I cringe a little when I type that (one letter at a time with the stylus on my Tablet, just to give you the picture). I am embarrassed to admit I let my depression keep me from doing things. I am embarrassed to admit my depression. What is depression, really, but me whining about how I don’t feel happy. What is my problem, anyways?

But, depression and other mood disorders are real problems for some people. Would I shame someone else for admitting they suffer from depression? I hope not. I hope I would encourage them to seek help. So while a part of me wants very much to delete the last paragraph, another part says, “No, let it stand. Admit you have a problem.”

Don’t all the self-help gurus say you should do the thing you fear? Well, I fear what my friends and family will think if they happen to read this post. Goodness, I just asked a co-worker yesterday if he still read my blog (he said, “Why? Did you say something about me?” I guess I just did). What if he reads this? Oh dear.

In any case, I see I am over 250 words. I think I will bill this as a Non-Sequitur Thursday Post. If only I had a good headline…

Steve Is Up, And I Have Coffee

I started to make a post last night but thought, “I can’t make another Throwback Thursday Post! I had a headache anyways (had one all day) so went to bed early. Now it is prior to five on Friday morning, coffee isn’t done yet, cable is on the fritz, my husband is still in bed, headache in abeyance (pray God that continues!), and any blog post at all seems like a pretty good thing to do.

By the way, you may have noticed that I said “five in the morning,” NOT “5 a.m. in the morning.” Remember that: you only have to say “a.m.” OR “in the morning.” You do not have to say both, and indeed it is incorrect to do so. The weather people keep saying things like, “tomorrow morning at 5 a.m.” and I shout at the television, “You said ‘in the morning,’ you don’t have to say ‘a.m.’ ! ”

I do not shout very loudly; I’m not a maniac, after all. Still, it amazes me that a society that insists on saying “merch” and “the fam” because they can’t be bothered with saying “mercandise” and “the family ” (I believe I wrote a blog post on the subject) does not mind putting in the extra syllables to say “a.m. in the morning.”

Well, that rant got me to 200 words. I guess I’ll throw in a picture to pep things up and have some coffee.

Can’t wait to see this!

And it’s April 1. We have that going for us.

I Would Feel Spunky If I Could Do Shakespeare Again

Last night, I told myself all I needed to do was make a Throwback Thursday Post. How hard could that be, I argued. Choose a couple of pictures, peck in a few words… that is, on my Tablet. Then I thought about how finicky my Tablet has been concerning my WordPress Media Library, and I was so tired anyways… So here I am, prior to five Friday morning, on my still-hanging-by-a-thread laptop, ten-finger typing, and waiting for coffee.

I must admit, I am enjoying the ten finger typing, and the coffee just showed up (Steve really is a very satisfactory husband). Let us see what I can do with the Media Library.

Adorable, yes?

I looked at March 2017 (the laptop behaving beautifully for the moment) and found this sweet picture of our dearly missed pooch, Spunky. I SO miss having a dog! My ambition is to get my house cleaned up and repaired so we can adopt another doggy friend. It is difficult as tired as I am these days, but I encourage myself to work a little at a time.

I MISS this!

I was looking for another canine photograph, but I can rarely resist a Theatre Throwback. This was an early rehearsal for The Tempest, as presented by LiFT, Little Falls Theatre Company in 2017. Too long ago! A few of us were meeting in early 2020, scheming how to bring Shakespeare back to Little Falls, but, alas, COVID intervened.

There’s no people like show people!

Here is a picture of one of our meetings, held at Meeples Mug House, which is also sadly departed (totally understood the proprietors’ reasons, but still sad).

Well, that was pretty easy, getting over 250 words (I may be over 300 by the end of this paragraph!). My headline suggested itself after I found the second picture. Does jumping subjects like this make this also a Non-Sequitur Thursday post? Discuss amongst yourselves.

(Yes, over 300 words. Teehee)