Continued Idle Thoughts: Raising Spirits and Eyebrows

(With respectful apologies to blogger Leslie at Praying for Eyebrowz) Funny, the hair stylist makes this look so easy each time..." Barber shops are now open here, but I remain resolute that I will steer clear of such perilous primp. I am, however, noticing that the 'ol eyebrows are taking a frightful turn towards Leonid …

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Continued Idle Thoughts: “I Don’t Know, What Do You Want to Do?”

Keep moving, folks. Nothing to see here... As the days begin to blend together, I feel a strong kinship now to Violet, the Dowager Countess of Downton. What's a weekend? Someone on social media recently asked, "What Do You Miss?" Nearly all of the comments from people were endearing: getting together with friends, hugging relatives, …

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I Gotta Right to Sing The Blues

Screen shot of S&P 500 via Google 4/15/2020 Bylaw 1.7(a)(4-3) of this blog's charter states... 'A topical post relevant to retirement must be published at least three times a year.' "Seriously?! You're really going to take your readers THERE? You could also write about the virtues of removing impacted wisdom teeth; people are about as …

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Continued Idle Thoughts: Come Pray With Us in Florida!

River at Tampa Bay Church Source: Tampa Bay Times After resisting earlier calls to enact a stay-at-home order, the governor here in Florida finally issued one earlier this week. It mirrors those of other states, allowing citizens to go out to grocery stores, visit a healthcare provider, fill up a car at a gas station, …

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Pens, Papers, and Stamps: Voices From the Past

'Tis true, bloggers inspire other bloggers. Or maybe I'm just a Milton Berle archetype of the blogosphere, stealing an idea and calling it my own. I'll let you decide. Blogger Deb at the Widow Badass Blog recently posted about finding old cards and notes in her "Happiness Box." After reading that, my mind immediately went …

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Idle Thoughts As We All Remain on Idle…

Source: Gamecareerguide.net With our gym closed, I've taken to aerobic walking around our condo development each morning. I keep seeing the same people at the same times, and it reminds me of working full time again. It's like saying hi to Barry from accounting six times a day as we pass one another in office …

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A Cracked Thermometer: My Tale of Social Distancing Gone Amok.

Source: BH Photo Video And how's your life going? Everyone healthy still? No sniffles, sneezes, or coughs? Got plenty of toilet paper? I must admit, the toilet paper hoarding amused me. It's as if people were ready for a major attack of both Montezuma's Revenge and Chinese Restaurant Syndrome. "Emperor, meet General Tso!" We're about …

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