Last Week’s Good Things

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Ali and Banjo – Pure happiness arrived Saturday afternoon. Ali and Banjo drove into the driveway and since then it has been one big smile.

orange is the new blackOrange is the New Black – We’ve caught up on all of our DVR’d programs and the new fall season is weeks away.  After a long day this week, we decided to delve into something new. We picked the new Netflix streaming series Orange is the New Black. Both of the culture podcasts that I regularly listen to had segments on the series recently.  It got unanimous praise. I have heard the author of the book that the series is based on interviewed on NPR. After that, I put the book on my “to read” list, but I haven’t gotten around to reading it yet. The series is a fun watch, and the technique is a good one. Basically, the author served 10 months in prison for a drug charge. White, upper middle class , college educated, she didn’t fit the stereotypical prisoner MO. Her experiences and those of her fellow inmates, make good television. I think we have watched four episodes and I am eager for more.

Summer Gatherings – With our guests in town, we decided to host a get together with friends and family last night. It was just unbelievably beautiful yesterday – perfect weather. Boulevard Brats, corn on the cob, tomatoes, miso coleslaw, and berry pie eaten on the patio made for a great evening. That is summer.

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New Glasses – I have had them over a week, but I since I haven’t written one of these posts in several weeks I am going to include my glasses  because they are still making me really happy. I went to the eye doctor, and as I suspected, my prescription changed. I ordered some new glasses, and I am now seeing so much better! I have been bummed because it was so hard to read the comics in the morning. Now, I am happy to report that I can keep up with the hijinks that play out on the funny page as good as ever!

georgeGeorge – I am not a Royal family devotee, but I like babies. I also love the name George for a little boy. In a week where there was too much gross in the news, it was nice to be able to break it up with reports of a baby named George.

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