Day 1612: Aficionado

Any aficionado of this blog knows that I often start by defining my terms.

a person who is very knowledgeable and enthusiastic about an activity, subject, or pastime.
“aficionados of the finest wines”
synonyms: connoisseur, expert, authority, specialist, pundit, cognoscente

Yesterday, when we were eating salmon for dinner (prepared by cooking aficionado Michael) …


I announced that Oscar …


… was a fish-ionado.  My son, Aaron, who is a comedy aficionado, thought that was a good one.  Michael, who is irritated by puns, gave me the fish eye.

I don’t see myself as a photography aficionado, but that doesn’t stop me from taking pictures of other aficionados.






Later today, I am seeing a tooth aficionado (who reads this blog) for some dental work. Tonight, I’m meeting a building aficionado at our new home by the water to discuss some possible remodeling.

My sister Ellen, who is an aficionado of fun videos, showed me this last week:

I assume the talent aficionados appreciated that.

I am an aficionado of blog comments and expect to be seeing some great ones soon.

I hope you’re an aficionado of gratitude and know I am sincerely grateful for all the aficionados who helped me create today’s post and — of course! — for you.

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33 thoughts on “Day 1612: Aficionado

  1. Luis Del Castillo

    A tooth aficionado and a The Year(s) of Living Non-Judgmentally aficionado!! 😉

  2. You are fanning the flames of appreciation, Ann. 🙂

  3. The video is hilarious ! !

  4. That was a lot of fun for al of us fun aficionados 😎 Thank for the smile Ann. May your dentist visit keep you smiling 💛

  5. Ooh the Fish Eye! The meals Michael prepares look so delish! ❤
    Diana xo

  6. You are always on top of your game! Love your ideas. And pics.

  7. The best part of being an aficionado is it’s not an official title. Anyone can be an aficionado. What would Carl Jung think it says about me that I’m irritated by people who set too much store by official titles?

    • I don’t know what Carl Jung would say about you, Chris, but as an aficionado of human beings, I officially say you’re awesome.

  8. I do love the idea of a Carl Jung action doll! And the salmon looks yummy!

  9. The salmon dish looks delicious!

  10. My sister is a sleep-onado

  11. There are several schools of thought about fish puns, but I think yours went swimmingly.

  12. PS: Carl Jung may be wise, but I would prefer to learn about myself through my appreciation of other people rather than my irritation. Or if not actual appreciation of people, then appreciation of their puns. Or if not appreciation of their puns, then I will enjoy them just for the halibut

  13. I’m so glad you offered the possibility of being a gratitude aficionado because I can claim that one! I’d be hard pressed to come up with another! I absolutely chuckle at the Carl Jung action figure. 😊

  14. I have to admit….the ‘fish ionado’ got a snort out of me!!!!! 🙂

  15. “…Oscar… was a fish-ionado. My son, Aaron, who is a comedy aficionado, thought that was a good one. Michael, who is irritated by puns, gave me the fish eye.” This is part of the reason I am an aficionado of this blog! Each time is a world of thought, laughs, good sense, fun! I never know what I’ll find, but each time I am glad I clicked on the link: I’ve never been disappointed, Ann. Never!

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