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Way Back to When I Was the Title Character

I was lamenting that I had nothing good to make a blog post about (it’s too bad I don’t do a work blog, because lately it seems all I do lately is go to work) when I remembered:  Wayback Wednesday!  I can look in my Media Library for older pictures and reminisce about when I used to have a life!

I did the part better with my own hair.

This is me as Roxalana Druse, a local historical murderers.  I was being her ghost for a tour of the 1834 Jail in Herkimer, NY.  I played her in Roxy by Jack Sherman, a play sponsored by the Herkimer County Historical Society at Ilion Little Theatre in 2015.  To explain the caption: I had longer hair then; for the Jail thing I wore a wig.  That is my husband, Steven, next to me.

A fun bunch!

My Waybacks and Throwbacks often involve theatre, don’t they?  This is the cast of Rubbed Out at Ruby’s,  an interactive , murder mystery presented by LiFT, Little Falls Theatre Company. I was Ruby.  I believe those were the only two times I played the title character.

I wore those slippers out. 

This was not in my Media Library; I had to find it in my Facebook profile pictures.  I remembered I was kind of the title character in The Busybody, presented by Ilion Little Theatre in 2015.  The Title was a play on words, because while my character was a bit of a gossip, the plot also involved a disappearing corpse.

So I guess it was all about me for this post.  Then again, it is a personal blog.  Thank you for tuning in!

 

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Wuss-out? Wayback? It’s Not Even Wednesday!

Yesterday was indeed a Wuss-out Wednesday.  I not only did not make my blog post, I did not do a whole lot else.  I went to work, I went to rehearsal for Love’s Labour’s Lost (perhaps you read some of my blog posts about the play I am in).  Oh, and I made Tuesday’s blog post before work (that was one of the posts about the play referred to in the earlier parenthetical comment).  I sat on the porch with my husband and enjoyed the evening, before and after rehearsal.  I consider that an important thing to do, even though it is not what one might call productive.

Never mind all that.  It is time to make another Some Post, Any Post (is that a category?  Perhaps it should be).  How about some Mid-Week Monsters (oh why isn’t it Friday, I lament).

Isn’t she sweet?

I combine Wuus-Out with Wayback by sharing a picture from 2016. OK, not very way back.  We got this lovely witch at Pumpkin Junction in Sauquoit, NY, one of your favorite places to go in October.  Full disclosure: this witch is still on our porch from last Halloween.  We dressed her as an angel at Christmas time.  Alas, we did not take a picture of that.

A good place to obtain monsters and other Halloween stuff.

Here is a picture of the main building of Pumpkin Junction.  They are only open in the fall. I will no doubt make at least one blog post about them at the time (preview of coming attractions).

I see I have somehow gotten over 250 words.  Score!  I need to go eat breakfast and fix my lunch.  Happy Wednesday/Thursday, everyone!

 

Wayback Walk after Wuss-Out?

So yesterday was a true Wuss-out Wednesday as I neglected to post at all. In my defense, shut up, explanations are tiresome. I am sitting at the dining-room-tabletop prior to five Thursday morning, and my main feeling is gratitude for coffee. I went for a half-hour walk so am torn between making a Pedestrian Post and a Way-back Wednesday Post. Since I would like to retain the option of making a Throwback Thursday Post later, I shall attempt the former.

I do love flowers.

Full disclosure: I still have not upgraded my WordPress account so cannot add new pictures. Here is one from a walk I took in July 2017, making this a Way-Back Wednesday as well as a Pedestrian Post. This is the extent of my ability to multi-task (unless cleaning my oven while I sleep is still a thing) (older readers get that). Fuller disclosure: I did not see this on this morning’s walk, although I did walk by this building. For one reason, it was still dark. However, if I had troubled to look, I could probably report on whether the purple flowers are there once again. I did not. Judge me if you are so inclined.

Teehee!

Here is a funny from a walk in July 2018. It was actually a cool-down walk after a run, just to make me feel a little sad to remember I have not been running since May. I found it on the sidewalk and took it home, taking this picture, because it amused me so much. I told my husband Steve it was probably for him, and his girlfriend had left it there for me to deliver.

I see I have not yet said anything about today’s walk. Oh well, it wasn’t such a much anyways, and I am almost at 300 words (that sentence put it over). I feel oddly pleased with this post, but perhaps I flatter myself. No matter. It’s time to get myself a little more coffee.

PS. Now it is 5 a.m.

What Kind of Wednesday?

How about a Wordless Wednesday Post? Oh yeah, as if I am ever wordless. I have always had a tendency to talk too much. Sometimes I have entertaining things to say, others not so much. Let me try for the former, with illustrations.

I wish!

We have enjoyed warm temperatures these last few days, and tomorrow is supposed to be even warmer. I am hoping to see some crocuses soon, although I’m afraid my lawn has too many of last year’s leaves in the way. However, I see brown leaves in this shot from March 2021, so I hold onto hope.

This doesn’t bode well.

Moving back to March 2020, I found several pictures with dark clouds. How appropriate for that benighted year. Benighted, by the way, is one of my favorite words.

That was as far as I got last night. I was looking for a picture from March 2019 and wondering if I shouldn’t bill this as a Wayback Wednesday Post (even a year ago can seem like way back) when my Media Library ceased to cooperate with me. So it became a Wuss-out Wednesday Post. It is early Thursday morning as I finish this, without coffee, by the way.

Suddenly I want to go for a walk.

Finally accessing March 2019, I find only one nature photograph. Bare tree, blue sky. I like it. It is symbolic of my brain, largely bare these days, yet retains that bit of optimism with the blue sky. I, too, strive to retain a bit of optimism.

At the beginning of this post, I hoped to entertain. I hit publish with the optimistic thought that I have (or once again, do I flatter myself?) and adjourn for a cup of coffee.

Will There Be Monsters?

As I continue to trudge and stumble through my four day week (YES, I am grateful it is a four day week! I can’t help it if I trudge and stumble; I am tired and clumsy! Sheesh!) (And at least I continue to move in what I hope is a forward direction) (But I digress)…

Where was I? Ah yes, Mid-Week Monsters. Or should this be Way-Back Wednesday? In either case I intend to share a few pictures, type in a little nonsense, hit Publish, and hope for the best. It has worked before, I think it will work again. Here goes.

Scary!

I quite frankly do not remember adding this picture to my Media Library, although I obviously did. I also do not remember the movie, yet the title is familiar. I must look through my DVD collections of cheesy movies. There are so many.

Not so scary!

Here is a Way-back Monster photo, although not really so far back. It is my front porch in Halloween of, I think, 2019. I went to the photos on my Tablet, since I am having such trouble with my Media Library these days. They are not dated, and I did not scroll slowly enough to keep track.

Scary again!

Here is an authentic Way-back Monster: Nosferatu from 1922. It is one of the few movies I can reliably remember the year of, because 22 is my favorite number and Nosferatu is my favorite monster.

I think that is a pretty good note to end on. Here’s hoping for a non-monstrous rest of the week!

Wayback Winesday

I was hoping for a Wayback Wednesday Post but am not sure if I can find and share appropriate pictures. We shall see.

Cheers!

I found this in my Media Library. It is my friend Phyllis and me at Gerber’s 1933 Tavern in Utica, NY. This was taken in July 2017. The last time I drove through Utica, the Tavern was closed and inaccessible due to all the construction. However a quick check of Facebook just now tells me they will re-open soon. Yes! I love that place!

Jail bird!

When I typed in about Gerber’s just now, I first called it the 1834 Tavern. What was I thinking? Obviously I was flashing on the famous 1834 Jail on Herkimer’s Historic Four Corners. The above picture is my husband Steve, taken on a long ago walk. I would like to take walks with my husband again sometime. For one reason, it would make a good blog post.

More good cheer!

Harking back to wine with friends (Wednesday Winesday?), here are my friend Tracy and I at the Waterfront Grille in Herkimer, NY. I know they are currently open. I can pop in there while I wait for Gerber’s to open. I just need to grab a friend!

Ah Yes, Adventures!

How about a Way Back Wednesday Post? The only question is, how way back of a picture can I find? We shall see.

Cheers!

This is my husband Steve at The Miner’s Table at the Herkimer Diamond Mines, I forget how long ago, but a few years anyways. When I wrote about The Miner’s Table for Mohawk Valley Living magazine, they used this picture with the caption, “Steve toasts Cindy, pricker bush slayer.” In the article, I mentioned we were out celebrating, because I had taken out a pricker bush in our yard that had gotten out of hand.

A quick check of Facebook tells me they open for the season April 15. I’ll have to go there again. I may not slay another pricker bush.

I miss that moose!

Here is a sad Way Back. Copper Moose Alehouse in Little Falls has sadly closed. We had some fine dinners and fun times there!

I wish I was there!

To end on a happier note, here is a place I hope to visit again soon: Prospect Falls Winery. In addition to visiting the winery, we have seen these guys at various events in the region. We usually buy a bottle whenever we have the opportunity. It is really good wine!

I like posts like this, when I have been having a lot of days where all I do is work and go home. There is more to life than work! There are Mohawk Valley Adventures!

Stop Whining and Way Back!

Here I am, having a true Wuss-out Wednesday. I had thought I might go for a run or walk after work, either of which might have been good to write about. But I wussed out. I almost wussed out of making a blog post at all, but here I am, pecking away at the Tablet (as opposed to the ten-fingered typing I enjoyed this morning).

Here’s a day I didn’t wuss out!

I searched my husband Steven’s Facebook page for a picture to make this a Way Back Wednesday Post instead. Additionally, I thought I might find one with green, in honor of St. Patrick’s Day. This was an article I wrote about The Miner’s Table in Herkimer for Mohawk Valley Living magazine. I finished and emailed an article to them last night (one reason I was so tired I made my Tuesday post this morning).

A handsome couple, or do I flatter us?

Here is another photo courtesy Steven, also with a little green. This is us in May 2012, after a performance of Dirty Work at the Crossroads, a play Steven directed at Ilion Little Theatre. I played a small but pivotal role.

I guess this isn’t too bad of a blog post for Wuss-Out Wednesday. I started out pretty whiny, but I feel I recovered somewhat. And I shared a couple of pictures. I’m going to call it a win. Happy Wednesday, everyone!

Not Wuss-Out, Way Back!

I thought of my title before composing the post for once. In general I prefer Throwback Thursday to Way Back Wednesday, but I can’t fight the calendar. I am also trying to fight my mid-winter malaise. Good God, is it only MID winter? I was hoping we were in the home stretch. But I digress.

Way Back indeed!

I went to February 2017 and found a really old picture. October 1990. Holy crap, am I getting old! I have been thinking lately about how time flies. My question is: If time is moving so quickly, why isn’t it spring yet?

Abominable!

Here is a shot from 2017. Obviously not as way back, but I wanted to show snow. I actually have not looked at my deck in a while, since I have been using the front door. I just imagine it looks similar.

Do I look like a criminal to you?

I do not remember how old the picture is, but I believe the frame was added in 2015 by my friend, Norm. This was about the time I played Roxalana Druse in Roxy by Jack Sherman, a play sponsored by Herkimer County Historical Society with Ilion Little Theatre. It was an original script about a local, historic murder.

I guess this post jumped around a little, but you’ll have that, especially with this blog. I am just happy I avoided another Wuss-Out Wednesday. Or worse!

Perfume to Pooches

I often have a Throwback Thursday, but some people have a Way Back Wednesday. I think that would be better than a Wuss-Out Wednesday. Instead of looking to my Media Library, I will check out some of the photos I’ve taken with my Tablet.

Memories of elegance.

This is a picture I took at Showcase Antiques in Little Falls last summer. Perhaps that is not so far back, but it brought me way back to when I was a little girl. My sisters Vicki and Cheryl, and I each had a bottle of Evening in Paris which our mother had given us. Mine was the smallest, just a cylinder not much more than an inch tall, but it held perfume, not cologne or toilet water, as in the bigger bottles. It wasn’t till years later I learned the difference, but even back then I liked the word “perfume” better.

We love our fur babies!

Here is a Way Back picture. I’m not even sure what year it is but prior to our having a Tablet or even a computer. As you may notice, we put a snap shot on a napkin and took a picture of it with the Tablet. It is our beloved Tabby (right) with her cousin, Sapphire. Sapphire was Steve’s sister Ruby’s dog. Both dogs have sadly gone over the Rainbow Bridge.

That thought makes me sad again, because I heard today that Tabby and Sapphire (and Spunky) have been joined by Bubbles, my cousin Angie’s dog. I never met Bubbles in real life, but I fell in love with her via Facebook.

Isn’t she adorable?

So this is my blog post. Memories of perfume and pooches. I hope tomorrow I can shake this melancholy, but no promises. As always, I hope you’ll stay tuned.