noasi on a smaller scale

Flowers seen on today’s training walk delighted me with their colors.

You’d think we’d all be used to disappointment by now. Yet here we are, disappointed again.

Uh, Chrome, I’m sure “here” is a word.

As I watch a fit guy run past me pushing a jogging stroller, I think, “wow, he is attractive,” and my ovaries hiccup a little bit, I am simultaneously amused and mortified by my brain and body.

Not a fan. Of the. Apple Speaking Styleโ„ข. ๐Ÿคฏ

It is. One short step. Away From. The Ted Talk. Speaking Styleโ„ข.

Also, an aversion to Ferengi.

And back.

Next up, a week of quarantine.

Good night, not-great day. Hello, better day tomorrow.

Have a picture of Andy’s new family member, Luna.

Tried a new white tea today, one less processed than usual. Was surprised that the instructions read, “steep up to 10x.”

To my delight, the fifth steeping was still delicious. I’m curious the caffeine levels of these later brews.

top down view of infuser with green white tea buds

Yeeeeeehaw! Another 2020 bingo square achieved!

Anyone know where @smokey went?

I miss their insights.

Things they don’t tell you at tea school: the tea patina that helps flavor your next tea is actually clogging the water flow in the infuser.

tea infuser held to light, showing clogged holes

No one needs a lecture first thing in the morning, or upon greeting.

So don’t give one.

I do not need another domain name. I do not need another domain name. I do not need another domain name.

Though has some possibilities….

“You know how some people like to burn their marshmallows when making s’mores?”


“Well, today we have s’mores Brussels sprouts.”

โ€œThe climb requires use of ascenders and fixed lines between Camp I and II over a 40-degree slope for 1,800 ft., and you can expect a long 12-hour summit day, during which you will gain 3,600 ft. of elevation to reach the summit.โ€ย ย 


Every. Single. Pole. And. Tree. Was. A. Stop. And. Sniff. Point. For. Beagle. Today.

Annoying until acceptance, then an opportunity for meditation.

One of those days (and look at that filter!).

PSA: put your mask on first, before helping others.

Hello, Monday. ๐Ÿ‹

Day 7 of book recommending: The Dresden Files, by Jim Butcher. The first two are okay, the series starts rolling at book 3. Dead Beat, Changes, and Skin Game are my faves, in that order. ๐Ÿ“š

What a day! ๐Ÿ‹

Do you use the Brave browser?

If so, have you signed up for the Brave Rewards thingy?

For day 6 of MB’s Book Challenge week, I’m suggesting William Irvine’s A Slap in the Face: Why Insults Hurt–And Why They Shouldn’t, a book about (not of) insults. I am thankful Irvine wrote this book, as his writing it meant I didn’t have to write my version of it. ๐Ÿ“š

For day 5 of MB’s Book Challenge week, I’m suggesting Sam Harris’ Free Will. This book was 9th on my list of Things that F’d Me Up in Life. If you thoughtfully consider the arguments Harris makes, the short read is intensely painful. ๐Ÿ“š

Let’s be real here though, Guy Gavriel Kayโ€™s The Fionavar Tapestry is really what I want to recommend. Most people balk at three book recommendations over a single book. ๐Ÿ“š

Day 4 of MB’s Book Recommendation week, moving back to fiction:

Guy Gavriel Kay’s The Lions of Al-Rassan, a historical fantasy novel set in Moorish Spain, is a “tale of brutality and romance.” There are scenes in this book that give me goosebumps, even on the fourth reading. ๐Ÿ“š