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#MicroblogMondays 139: Wind Phones

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Atlas Obscura had a post about wind phones: disconnected phones set up in Japan so people could call their lost loved ones.  The article begins:

When Itaru Sasaki lost his cousin in 2010, he decided to build a glass-paneled phone booth in his hilltop garden with a disconnected rotary phone inside for communicating with his lost relative, to help him deal with his grief.

I clearly found the idea touching, but I also found it strangely comforting.  Yes, I know it’s a disconnected phone and that I could just speak my words into thin air, but there is something about holding a tangible object as you speak.  I would do anything to get to speak to my grandmother again, to feel like I’m communicating with her even if I don’t get an answer.

Who would you call on the wind phone?

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April 24, 2017   21 Comments

#MicroblogMondays 138: Easter

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Linus’s breeder announced that she has a few new guinea pig babies that will be ready for homes in the next month.  There is something about hearing this news coupled with Easter and the onslaught of baby animal pictures that is making me open up an email to her and then close it without sending.

I want another guinea pig.  I don’t want another guinea pig.

Maybe I just want a Cadbury egg.  The ice cream shop at the beach posted a picture of sweet cream ice cream with chunks of Cadbury egg, drizzled with caramel.

Are you off for Easter?  Are you doing anything good with your day off?

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1. Shilpa 10. Turia 19. Stephanie (Travelcraft Journal)
2. Ms. Infertile 11. Traci York, Writer 20. Chandra Lynn (Pics and Posts)
3. A Letter To My Gapped Teeth 12. Journeywoman 21. Jenn P
4. Jess 13. Pom 22. torth� il
5. Raven 14. Chandni 23. Middle Girl
6. Lori@ Laughing IS Conceivable 15. Click 24. Mali (No Kidding)
7. Isabelle 16. Loribeth (The Road Less Travelled) 25. Mali (A Separate Life)
8. Counting Pink Lines 17. Risa Kerslake 26. Mary Francis
9. Unpregnant Chicken 18. Cyn K

April 17, 2017   21 Comments

#MicroblogMondays 137: Picking Prizes

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The ChickieNob beat me in cards, and I told her that she could pick the prize.  She narrowed it down to a Buffy soundtrack or a Buffy episode, but that was as far as she got.

We talked about it a lot, and I pointed out that it was a pretty low stakes decision.  She could (1) play me in cards again and probably beat me a second time (if not on the first try then some point in the future) and (2) she had the money to buy herself the soundtrack AND the episodes.  But she still couldn’t make up her mind.  It was like knowing she had a prize was even better than choosing the prize.

The Wolvog is the same way.  It is so hard for him to choose what he wants to do when we go hang out somewhere, even when I promise him that it’s a low stakes decision: we can go out again the next week and do something different.

As someone who held onto a massage gift certificate for years because knowing I had it was better than using it, I get it.  The apples didn’t fall far from this neurotic tree.

Do you like to choose prizes (or use gifts) quickly or hold onto them indefinitely?

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1. Women, Realize Your Worth | Naba 10. Jess 19. Goa
2. Turia 11. Isabelle 20. Virg� nia
3. Middle Girl 12. Empty Arms, Broken Heart 21. Mali (No Kidding)
4. Lori@ Laughing IS Conceivable 13. Melissa N. 22. Mali (A Separate Life)
5. Risa Kerslake 14. Shilpa 23. Jenn P
6. Traci York, Writer 15. Cyn K 24. Chandra Lynn (Pics and Posts)
7. Loribeth (The Road Less Travelled) 16. Blue Hair | TaU 25. Nonsequiturchica
8. Stephanie (Travelcraft Journal) 17. Aseem
9. Shail 18. the OCD infertile

April 10, 2017   22 Comments

#MicroblogMondays 136: The Books I Haven’t Read

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The Paperback Princess had such an interesting post about the books she hasn’t read.  It was really hard to come up with my “not read” list because I also have a problem remembering what I have read.  For instance, I started listing out books and then realized that I not only owned the book but my handwriting is all over the inside of said book.  So… thinking I read those ones.

But I definitely haven’t read Middlemarch, Naked Lunch, Atlas Shrugged, The Heart is a Lonely Hunter, Tropic of Cancer, or any of the Outlander books.  And with the exception of Heart is a Lonely Hunter, I also have no intention of reading any of these books.

How about you?  What haven’t you read that you probably should have gotten to by now?

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1. Different Shores 9. Raven 17. Jess
2. Traci York, Writer 10. April – What will you Do? | TaU 18. Cyn K
3. Turia 11. Pom 19. Stephanie (Travelcraft Journal)
4. Cristy 12. Journeywoman 20. Middle Girl
5. Corinne Rodrigues 13. Empty Arms, Broken Heart 21. Mali (A Separate Life)
6. Lori@ Laughing IS Conceivable 14. Amber 22. Chandra Lynn (Pics and Posts)
7. Isabelle 15. Virg� nia 23. deathstar
8. shilpa 16. Aseem

April 3, 2017   24 Comments

#MicroblogMondays 135: Decorations

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I am not a fan of decorating.  We are not tchotchke purchasers.  We do not like flourishes.  Instead of operating from a place of “that’s beautiful,” I come from a space of “that’s not ugly.”  I like things plain.  Plain, plain, plain, plain, plain.

I am not enjoying bathroom renovation decisions.

Some people love going to open houses to see how other people decorate their homes.  Or peruse home goods catalogues.  Or watch decorating shows on television.  I do not do any of these things.  If we had the money, I would pass off this decision-making process to a decorator.  I would tell him/her, “Aim for plain. Think boring and then take it one step beyond that.”

Do you like to decorate?

P.S. We are moving from the steampunk bathroom idea toward a more spa look.  The Edison lightbulbs hurt my eyes.

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1. Mali (No Kidding) 10. Traci York, Writer 19. Jess
2. Mali (A Separate Life) 11. Kathy 20. Middle Girl
3. I Want To Be Her | Naba 12. Empty Arms, Broken Heart 21. Chandra Lynn (Pics and Posts)
4. Tas IVFer 13. Charlotte 22. Chandni
5. Turia 14. Loribeth (The Road Less Travelled) 23. Lori@ Laughing IS Conceivable
6. Journeywoman 15. Risa Kerslake 24. Melissa N.
7. Unpregnant Chicken 16. I wrote for myself today, feel free to ignore. | TaU 25. Microblog Mondays: Xenophobia
8. Stephanie (Travelcraft Journal) 17. Karen (River Run Dry)
9. Isabelle 18. Virg� nia

March 27, 2017   31 Comments

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