Day 574: I don’t know why

Yesterday, I wrote one of my “Why?” posts.  Today, it’s time to balance that, with “I don’t know why.”

I don’t know why ….

  • I feel blue on a Monday morning, when I love so many things about my work.
  • There’s no sun up in the sky.

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  • My heel has been hurting all weekend.
  • I still feel nervous about any kind of performance (including singing, acting, stand-up comedy, presentations at work, etc.)
  • I’m not feeing happier, this morning, about some exciting things coming up soon (like my son’s appearance in a musical and a trip to Edinburgh, Scotlland).
  • I love you like I do.

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  • I suddenly can’t cut and paste links to YouTube videos, in WordPress, the way I always could before.
  • Music cheers me up, so very, very much.
  • WordPress suddenly will start underlining and making other formatting decisions for me.
  • Small obstacles can seem so huge, sometimes.
  • Some posts get more comments than others.
  • I took this photo, yesterday.


  • Products from the UK in my local supermarket can seem strange to me.

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  • The nice guy at the fish counter volunteered to move this weird fish-head-and-lobster-claw display, when he saw me taking a picture of it.

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  • My current favorite Skinny Cow dessert (the Chocolate Ganache, WITHOUT MINT) was the only one completely missing from the frozen food section last night (especially since it’s not on sale).


  • I lose track of fruit in the refrigerator.


  • I forget that making one little change can make a difference.  For example, I resolved, last night, that I am not going to refrigerate cherries right after we buy them. And sure enough, I remembered to eat them, last night, for dessert.
  • I sometimes think I have nothing to tell you or show you in a blog post, when I get up in the morning.

I DO know why I need to end this post. It’s time for me to get ready for work.

Thanks to Lena Horne, Talking Heads, Al Green, YouTube, WordPress, the nice guy at the fish counter, Skinny Cow, Star Markets, and anyone else contributing to the creation of today’s post.  And, special thanks to you for visiting my blog today, even if you don’t know why.

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36 thoughts on “Day 574: I don’t know why

  1. I know why I’m here. It’s a nice place to belong to, with good people to be belonging with.

  2. Hugs to you Ann. You recently lost someone important to you. Be gentle and kind and patient with yourself. It’s ok to grieve.
    Diana xo

  3. I don’t know why I visit – but I’m okay not knowing – and that’s a big step for me! 🙂

    And notice how I made your blog all about ME today?

    Yeah, that’s just how I roll!

  4. I don’t know why I love this post the way I do. Wait… yes I do! You’ve posted Stormy Weather; one of my favorite songs. Funny, I don’t know why I love old music as much as I do–I’m certain I’m a reincarnated torch singer from another time period!
    I love that you had the fish guy pose the claw and fish head! 🙂 Great post!

    • Maybe I’m a reincarnated torch singer, too. I love that idea and the other ideas in this comment. Thanks so much!

  5. for some reason those fish heads remind me of that singing frog in the older cartoons…you know the one
    I have no idea why!! LOL

    • I don’t know why, Melissa, I knew exactly what you meant, before I clicked on your YouTube link. Thanks for the comment, the frog, and the laughter.

  6. one of the greatest songs and performances EVER.

    • Great to see you here, Kendall! I don’t know why, but I assume you mean “Stormy Weather” and Lena Horne (rather than Talking Heads or Al Green and “Take Me to the River”). I am not sure about this assumption, though. In any case, many thanks for stopping by and commenting.

    • After some time has passed, Kendall, I’m now assuming you might have meant the Al Green performance here. I don’t know why.

      • nope, I meant the Stormy Weather by Lena Horne, one of the best songs and performances ever.

      • Ah! My first guess was correct. I don’t know why I don’t learn to trust my intuition better. So much for second guessing. Thanks for stopping by again, Kendall.


  7. Feeling such a strong connection today Ann … The fish heads made me think of how fabulous home made fish stock is … I’m from Edinburgh (Contact me separately if you’d like some pointers or questions answered for your son’s trip. How awesome for him!! 🙂 … I have fond memories of these weird British foods – well apart from the Marmite!
    A cornucopia of a post Ann. Thank you!
    Val x

    • I’m glad you found so much in this post today, Val. Actually, my son AND I are going to Edinburgh in August. This is our second year in a row, going to the Fringe Festival. I love Edinburgh! I may very well take you up on your offer for pointers. Thanks for your generosity, as always.

  8. Now you do know that a lot of other people like your favorite brand of Skinny Cow, too, Ann, so you must have good taste!

  9. BB King, Al Green, Lenny Kravitz, Cheryl Crow singing and old time favorite, which was preceded by the soft melodic voice of songstress, Lena Horne, was a musical gift to my ears. Also, great to see the smiling face of former President Clinton, a musician in his own right.” Thank you for sharing.

  10. Why does WordPress do weird things from time to time, like underline stuff? I don’t know. But I think that WordPress might feel that it’s in therapy with you, and therefore feel empowered to try different things and not worry too much about being a bit weird. And WordPress might have some anxiety from time to time, too, about expressing itself fully. So, you know, I think it’s all just a kind of blog love.

    Skinny cow has me worried. What kind of cow is skinny? Is it sick? I feel like feeding it some of that British food. But not the fish heads. Something tells me that skinny cow will only become skinnier if fed fish heads.

    Guess what? I made that cherries-in-the-fridge discovery this summer, too! After bazillions of summers of lost cherries! Coincidence? Or proof of evolution?

    • Whenever you make a comment, I see proof of evolution. In addition, there’s bazillions-worth of humor, acceptance, creativity, playfulness, warmth, concern, and love.

      Did I guess right?

      • In terms of evolution — I think it’s time for a new theory. We should ditch the idea of evolving and embrace just muddling through. Muddling through with humour would be good. Or with ice cream. And the thing about muddling through is, it doesn’t need to be proved. Observation is sufficient evidence.

      • Your observation and evidence both seem impeccable to me.

  11. The fish pics are killing me!
    YAY to the guy that posed them for you.

    Poor Mondays…if not for them – we wouldn’t appreciated T-S as much as we do. LOL

    • RoSy! I don’t know why that fine perspective about Mondays did not occur to me before. Thanks, as always, for another one of your great comments.

      • It took me a while to realize this. I would say maybe about a year ago or so…

  12. I always enjoy the contrast between the THead’s version and Rev Green’s version of “Take Me to the River” — fun !!!

  13. I love this premise for a post! I know that I visited because I always find something interesting here when I do. 🙂

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