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5 Things [I Love About Summer]

Dr. Tanya wants to know the 5 things we love about summer…

1. Ice cream! Since I’m always cold, it needs to be hot hot hot for me to enjoy ice cream.

Ice cream

2. Long, lovely days with lots of light…

3. Adorable summer clothes I don’t have to lump a sweater over because I’m not cold!

^^^ yes, that is me… 🤣

4. The sounds of fun at the pool! Not that I want to join in or anything.


5. Flowers!

Flowers and butterfly


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First, I give big thanks to both Rory and Sadje for thinking of me for this award! 😍❤️😘 I really appreciate it. Next, like many here, I do not follow the rules of these award posts. I’m not posting the rules and I’m not tagging peeps or writing new questions. If you want to grab these (some or all, feel free). I consider all my readers worthy of an award for spending time on my posts. Finally, I’m not linking back to the site where this award originated because that’s just giving someone blog views when they haven’t done anything. Also, I don’t see this image anywhere on their site, so idk where it came from.

Questions from Rory:

1. Did you live an adventurous young adult life as in between your later teens to you early thirties and if you did what was your life style like …


2. …… if you didn’t what was your lifestyle like?

I was boring, like now. I’ve never been particularly adventurous. My lifestyle was about working, finishing college, getting married, starting a family. Back then, I watched a lot more TV.

3. What was the riskiest date you ever went on and why?

Probably driving up to Hollywood from Irvine in freaking rush hour to meet this gross man who liked my writing and was allegedly in “the biz” and said he would help me. When he realized I wasn’t attracted to him, he became angry.

4. How big a child are you still?

Not much, though I can be silly with kids and they like me. I’m a serious person though and not very spontaneous.

5. What will you simply not do for money OR is that question easier to answer favourably reflective upon the sum of actual money offered?

How much are we talking about? 🤣

Bitmoji with cash

Questions from Sadje:

A. Which is your favorite dish to cook?

I like making a big mishmash of sautéed veggies with pasta.

B. What new skills you have acquired in last three months?

FaceTime and Zoom 😜

C. What scares you the most, (person or thing)?

Other drivers.

D. Are you able to fix technical problems on you devices?

Not if they go beyond restarting.

E. What is your preferred way of traveling?


F. If you are asked to donate on of your five senses, which one would you choose?


G. How do you like to dress, trendy or comfy?

Like my Bitmoji!

Bitmoji in comfy chair with book


Images from Bitmoji.

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Hat’s All Folks!

This is for Cee’s fun foto challenge: hats.

Paula in hats

Clockwise, starting at the top left, is me in my sparkly St. Patrick’s Day beret last year. I was out to dinner with friends at one of our favorite restaurants in Irvine, Urban Plates. We miss that place and have vowed to return as soon as we can.

Next I’m at the Orange County Fair with 2 friends I put discretion stickers over, since idk if they want their faces on my silly blog. I’m wearing my straw “pussy hat” I bought at Disneyland. It’s very discreet, and you wouldn’t necessarily think it’s making a statement. I believe this was also 2019, though I bought the hat in 2018.

The center right was at a murder mystery dinner party where we role-played 1920s gangsters, flappers, and other characters. Since I’m always cold, I opted for a suit costume rather than a sexy dress. It came with a cool hat! This was ages ago in 2012 or something.

Bottom right is me in an utterly adorable knit cap that my talented friend Nat made and sent as a gift. It’s so sweet! I love it. 💕

Finally, I’m all in green as Robynne Hood at the Renaissance Faire out in Azusa… 2014, I believe it was. What a fun day! I’m not sure I’ll go to the fair again though… it’s always so beastly hot out there and honestly it’s the same every time. But you never know…

Show us your cute hat pics! 👒🧢


Images are mine.

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Fancy Pants [socs]

Bitmoji fancy fan

I’m a fan of the fancy. I’m not talking about high-end, expensive items, but the faux, the fake, and the fantastically ridiculous. I love sequins and sparkles, feathers and fishnets, glitter and glam. It’s all fun! When my girls were little, we had a huge box of crazy dress-up clothes and silly jewelry to play with. None of it was pricey, since I didn’t want to worry about losing it or breaking it. It was just for the love of color and fabric and texture. I used to adore Halloween and Ren Faire too, but all good things must come to an end. My fancy pants days are over… and it’s not a sad thing. I simply got tired of all that, plus my eyes are old and itchy and it’s hard to wear make-up now. A glitzy outfit feels incomplete if I can’t wear sparkly eye shadow and loads of black mascara too. When I moved, I dumped all my fancies. Well, almost all… I still have my red sparkly shoes.


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Imaged credited to Bitmoji.

Ock? Ack!

Since I’ve deleted all the photos men have privately sent me from dating sites, I didn’t think I would have any *ock pics for Cee’s challenge. But then I remembered socks.

Cat with socks

Not only is Gatsby posing with socks, but he is wearing perma-socks too. This was in my old-old apartment back in Huntington Beach, not too far from where we’re living now. But we have a nicer table.


Cee’s black & white *ock challenge.

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A Trifecta Of Angst!

Have you seen the trending topics lately? No, I’m not talking about the elections or infections but the following selections

1. What to call poor Meghan and Harry now that they no longer have royal titles or protection from the Crown? Oh dear me. Let me collect myself. What if I see them at the grocery store shopping for nectarines? I won’t know how to say hello!

2. What if my ex starts dating a celeb? As if it doesn’t make you feel dejected enough to see your old flame connect with someone new, but the new crush is Jennifer Aniston? Now that this specter has been brought to my attention, I must reflect upon it endlessly.

3. Eyebrows. I had no idea I was supposed to obsess about having perfect brows, but apparently they are a huge deal and you’re supposed to spend a load of money on them. No wonder I failed at finding a man ~ I had been neglecting my brow grooming. Omg how embarrassing! I’m sure that was the main reason for my multiple rejections.

Please inject your thoughts on these important subjects into my comments, thx!


Image credit to Bitmoji.

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PFF34: Me & Them

Friday Flashback

Welcome to Paula’s Friday Flashback! This is a challenge begun by Fandango and it’s fun to see what we posted back when (as well as the comments). The below is a reblog of a post I made on January 26, 2012, almost exactly 8 years ago, when I was still doing the dating thing 🤮 and optimistic I would find my soulmate as a 50-something divorcée. How silly I was!

PS: I still have the stripey sweater!

Heather Locklear, Demi Moore… and Me

I may not have a kazillion dollars and be incredibly gorgeous and all, but I think I’m doing a little bit better than those gals, not to brag or anything.

The three of us are about the same age, have had recent painful break-ups, and here’s how we’re handling things.

Heather: drinks too much, goes to rehab, engages in criminal battery.

Demi: quits job, does weird drugs (whip- its?), is hospitalized.

Me: adopts cat, joins eHarmony, buys stripey sweater for date tomorrow night.

Yes, OK, the stripey sweater thing is a little crazy.

But I didn’t want to be forced into cardigan rehab.

/end reblog


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The Monday Peeve 16

Monday Peeve cat

Smiles and positive posts are all well and good, but sometimes I need to vent a bit. How about you? That’s what The Monday Peeve is all about, a chance to blow off a little steam at the beginning of the week, so then we can go merrily on our way once again (hah). I’ll pick a topic that’s on my mind, but you can vent about whatever you please, here in comments or on your own blog. Grab the photo, use the #TMP tag, and link back to me (or not ~ I dgaf), and Bob’s yer uncle. I do reserve the right to delete any links that offend my delicate sensibilities. So far, none have, but it could happen! I have feelings!


As I reorganize my drawers after moving, I realize I have a ton of random buttons. Some are loose and some are in little packets. Others have a length of matching thread attached. To which article of clothing do these buttons belong? Hell if I know! I stuck them all in a baggie and smooshed them behind my lingerie, never to be seen again, probably. Luckily, they don’t take up much space.

But it’s annoying! Many articles of clothing have spare buttons sewn into an inside seam or pocket. That way, if you lose a button, you know exactly where to find a matching one. You don’t have to hunt through the button baggie in hopes of stumbling on the right replacement. Why can’t all spare buttons be done this way instead of coming in those silly packets or separately loose?

And what about stuff I’ve dumped? Their spare buttons may still be hopelessly waiting in the baggie forever, while some poor soul who picks up my old sweater at Goodwill might never be able to find the matching replacement button. What a tragic scenario! 😢

Remember folks, no peeve is too minor for TMP. We don’t judge.


Image originally from Pixabay.

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3 2 1 Quote Me ~ Halloween

321 Quote Me Directory

Rory has switched up his Quote Me game to eliminate specific tags and turn it into a prompt game for everyone to participate in as they have time. Great idea! Everyone is tagged to play, hooray! 🎃🎃🎃

First, we post 3 quotes on the topic, which this time is… Halloween.

Tim Burton Halloween quote

Costume quote

Ghost with candy bag

Second, we’re to post 2 pieces of music on the theme. I don’t want to choose songs that I think other bloggers will pick, so I’ll stray from the obvious a bit…

Third, we’re to post 1 picture on the theme. I’ve posted this kitty before, but who can deny the purrfection? 😻❤️

Orange kitty in Halloween bucket


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Playing Dress-Up [socs]

Stream of consciousness Saturday

Dressing up for Halloween used to be a thing I really looked forward to. Not talking about putting on a scary spider shirt, but actually going all out in costume. Guess I began getting into it when the girls were little… so much fun to plan our costumes, whether we were going out or having our own party, or just trick or treating. 🎃

Even after my girls moved away, I was still into the Halloween spirit for many years. I enjoyed playing dress-up generally, such as when I went to a renaissance fair. I loved themed parties of any kind. But lately the thrill has gone. I’m not planning a costume for this Halloween at all… will probably just wear a pumpkin or kitty sweatshirt. 😻

Part of the reason for this change of heart is because of my annoying eye sensitivity lately. For the past couple years, I’ve had difficulty wearing eye makeup because my eyes are so dry and itchy all the time. Even when I wear a little on a special occasion, it makes the itchies worse. And yes I buy the “good” brands. It’s just better not to wear any eye makeup at all. Wearing anything dramatic to go with a costume? Forget it! Last time I did, my eyes became fiercely irritated. 👿

Besides the makeup issue, I’m just not into the idea of spending money on costumes any longer. Or having them and their accessories take up room in my dwindling storage space. Boo humbug! 👻


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