Day 3601: What’s new

What’s new is

  • this day,
  • unprecedented happenings all around the globe,
  • New Jersey, New Zealand, the New York Times, etc. and
  • these images appearing in this blog:

Those National Days are new to me.

Here’s “What’s New” sung by Ella Fitzgerald…

by Linda Ronstadt

… and “What’s New” by Megan Thee Stallion:

What’s new with you?

Thanks to all who help me write a new post every day, including YOU.

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Day 3600: PLEASE NO LECTURES

PLEASE NO LECTURES about how there should be a comma between “PLEASE” and “NO” in today’s title and on the button I made for a client and for myself.

PLEASE NO LECTURES about all capital letters, also.

PLEASE NO LECTURES about my hesitancy to respond to what I experience as lectures on Twitter with a photo of my PLEASE NO LECTURES button. PLEASE NO LECTURES about my similar hesitancy to call out mansplaining.

PLEASE NO LECTURES. My harsh inner critic gives me way too many lectures already. I’m not going to give a lecture about the harsh inner critic because I suspect you probably know about it.

PLEASE NO LECTURES about my images for today.

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PLEASE NO LECTURES about the National Days or about this Presidential joke:

Here’s what I find on YouTube when I search for “PLEASE NO LECTURES.”

Thanks to all who helped me create this PLEASE NO LECTURES post, including you!

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Day 3599: Throwaways

When I was walking around my neighborhood on trash and recycling Tuesday, I noticed several throwaways:

I took that throwaway shot of my favorite building in the neighborhood because demolition trucks were parked outside, and I’m afraid it’s going to become a throwaway.

Last night, I asked this question on Twitter:

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Personally, I would never throw away

  • books,
  • musical instruments,
  • confidential documents (without shredding them first),
  • interesting architecture,
  • my values,
  • people, and
  • cats.

Because I’m trying to throw away a few pounds, I saved part of that latest culinary masterpiece by Michael for today’s lunch.

Here’s a throwaway definition,

… a few more throwaway lines,

… and the song “Throwaway” by SG Lewis and Clairo:

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I look forward to your comments on this throwaway post.

Thanks to all who choose to throw away some of their valuable time on this blog, including YOU!

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Day 3598: What’s worth celebrating

Last night on Twitter I asked, “What’s worth celebrating?”

The answers I’m getting are worth celebrating. What’s worth celebrating in my images for today?

Here’s what I find on YouTube when I search for “what’s worth celebrating.”

I also find this:

Thanks to all the wonderful people out there who are worth celebrating, including YOU!

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Day 3597: Shadows

I decided early yesterday that today’s blog post would be titled “shadows” after I took my first photo of the day.

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I was very aware of the relief to be found in the shadows as I took my walk in the early morning heat.

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While I was walking among those shadows, I was thinking of quotes about shadows by Carl Jung.

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Carl Jung casts a long shadow, doesn’t he?

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Can you see shadows in the rest of my images for today?

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Here’s the Gene Kelly dance number from Summer Stock where he was casting those interesting shadows.

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And dare I say that I was writing about the shadow when I created my original song “Everybody’s Somebody’s Asshole”?

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Thanks to all who help me confront and share shadows in this daily blog, including YOU!

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Day 3596: Making a difference

This bumper sticker …

… inspired me to ask a question on Twitter last night about making a difference.

That question is getting fewer responses than my last questions of the day usually do, but I still hope it’s making a difference, even if it’s a small one.

It actually doesn’t make a difference to me what level of engagement my questions have on Twitter but it does pique my curiosity: Why is that question having a different level of responses? My best guess is that my Twitter followers are modest and unsure about the differences they are making. My work as a group therapist (which is how I would have answered my own question about making a difference) has taught me that people often make a difference well beyond their awareness.

Are any of my images today making a difference?

I’m relieved that the delicious ricotta gnocchi with pesto sauce from my favorite local Italian restaurant is not making a difference in my weight loss goal. We’ll see if the National Days for August 7 will be making a difference for anyone.

Here’s what I find on YouTube when I search for “making a difference.”

I also find this

this

… and this:

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Thanks to all those who are making a difference, including YOU!

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Day 3595: Who are you really?

I’m someone who really asks a lot of questions, but I don’t think I’ve ever asked, “Who are you really?”

Who asked that question is Michael A. Singer, who I really like.

Who am I really is someone who probably DOES ask the question “Who are you really?” but not in those exact words. I think that’s what I was asking last night on Twitter:

Who are you really? Are you someone who wants to see my other images for today?

Who is the Daily Bitch really?

Heres what I find on YouTube when I search for “who are you really?”

I also find this:

Who are you really? Are you someone who’s going to leave a comment about this “who are you really?” post?

Who am I really? I’m someone who is really grateful I get to blog everyday for me and for YOU.

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Day 3594: Where we are

Where we are is here, now, and the Daily Bitch Calendar has an opinion about where we are.

Where we are IS getting hot and I hope we get out before it’s too late.

Where we are is the place in this post where I share my other images for the day.

This is what I find when I search YouTube for “where we are” on National Underwear Day.

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Where we are is the end of the post, where I express gratitude to you, no matter where you are.

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Day 3593: Timeless

Do you have time, here and now, to read a timeless definition and timeless quotes?

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Last night, after watching the movie One Night in Miami… and thinking about this timeless Sam Cooke song

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… I asked this question on Twitter:

Several of the timeless lyrics had to do with time, including “Time in a Bottle” and “Yesterday.” I guess time is timeless.

While writing this “Timeless” post, I am very aware of the passage of time, and it’s exactly one year since we drove to Maine to pick up our shelter cat Joan and bring her home.

What’s timeless in my other images for today?

I just spent $20 dollars on a harness and leash for Joan so she can spend time outdoors. I hope she enjoys it.

I look forward to your timeless comments, below, and timeless thanks to all who take the time to visit this blog, including YOU!

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Day 3592: The whispers of the universe

This teabag tells me I should be guided by the whispers of the universe.

I’m listening, teabag, but could you please tell the universe to speak up a little?

What are the whispers of the universe telling us in my other images for today?

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The whispers of the universe are telling me that people on Twitter are going to have a lot to say about National Grab Some Nuts Day.

Here’s what I find on YouTube when I search for “the whispers of the universe.”

I also find this

… and this:

I look forward to the whispers of the universe in the comments section, below, and thanks to all the universe whisperers, including YOU!

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