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Day 701: Clues

701* minus  386 days ago, I wrote a post with the same title as today‘s.

Any clue as to what that title might have been?

When I look at that similarly-titled post from January 21, 2014, I find some interesting clues to what I might write about today. For example, that post’s tags included:

  • anxiety about being on time
  • anxiety about the cold
  • fear of traveling
  • fulfilling obligations
  • letting go of anxiety
  • paying attention
  • reasons for blogging

I must say that in the last 315 days, I’ve gotten some clues regarding that first anxiety. That is, I’m  less anxious about being on time, these days.

Anxiety about the cold is still an important clue for me in the present, though. For example, when I see a new cardiologist, very soon — who will be looking for clues about what to do about my very unusual heart —  I plan to offer him this clue about how I’ve been feeling lately:

Maybe I’m just friggin’ anxious about the cold!!!

Here’s some proof that clue might crack The Case of Ann’s Heart: the last two days have been nice and warm, here in Boston USA, and I (and my heart) have felt much better.

What other clues do I want to include here, now?

People who read this blog regularly have a clue, and give me clues, too, about my in-clue-ding music here. (Puns: Clueless or Nott?)

Do you have any clues about how I choose the music for these posts?

  1. Often, it’s a song that randomly comes up for me on Spotify, which also clues me in on what  clue-ful/clueless photos to take during the day.
  2. The title of the tune somehow clues in to the topic or title of the post.

Today’s song is ….

Any guesses or clues?


Give up?


It’s “clues-oh?-nay!”

Oh, nay! Today’s song is actually They Might Be Giants‘ “Cloisonné” (a tune I heard yesterday and a word  I’m clueless about spelling).

(If any true detectives need a clue to discover “Cloisonné on Youtube, here it is.)

Any clues about what’s going on in that Cloisonné video? And any clues about what’s going on in the lyrics of that song?

While you’re considering those clues, here are some photos I took yesterday as visual clues for today’s topic of “Clues,” while listening to the clues in”Cloisonné:

IMG_2735 IMG_2736 IMG_2737 IMG_2738 IMG_2739 IMG_2745 IMG_2747 IMG_2750 IMG_2751 IMG_2755 IMG_2756 IMG_2757 IMG_2758 IMG_2760 IMG_2767 IMG_2768  IMG_2772 IMG_2776IMG_2775 IMG_2778 IMG_2780

Clue me in, if you can, about these:

  • How do you look for clues, every day?
  • How do you make sense of the clues you find?
  • Why are people so fascinated by clues?
  • What do you think of the clues left by me and by They Might Be Giants today?

Feel free to leave clues about who you are and about what you think or feel, in a comment, below (with or without commas, which I sometimes seem to be clueless about).

I’ve got a clue to thank TMBG, IABSORIW, E&B, AWE, and YOU (no matter how many and what kind of clues you’ve got today).

* As clue- and wonder-ful Maureen clued us in on yesterday in her comment to this post, 701 is a very special number, because it = 10 + 21 + 32 + 43 + 54. **

** I thought I might be clueless, today, about how to use superscripts in WordPress. I wasn’t.

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Day 386: Clues

Oh, I have WAY too many things I’d like to write about today.

Let’s start with some continuity, shall we?  In yesterday’s mysterious blog post, this was part of the opening gambit:

“The blog’s afoot, Michael!” I cried, as I ran — my feet descending the stairs clad in but one purple sock — to retrieve my cell phone.

Sometimes, I have fantasies of people reading my posts verrrrrrry carefully: for clues, for meanings, for all the friggin’ things I’m putting in them as I’m composing them.

Why wait for other people to start, though, when I can do that myself?  Therefore, let’s examine that quote from yesterday’s post, verrrrry carefully.

I see one theme emerging, almost immediately.  The dichotomy of OFF/ON  (in the realm of socks):


Now, if you look at that photo — which definitely does demonstrate the Dichotomy of OFF and ON, sock-wise — what clues emerge from that photo? What might we deduce about that, regarding when that photo taken?  Was it yesterday, The Day of the Wicked Pisser?

Well, one of the  Wicked Pisser suspects IS in that shot. So perhaps that photo was taken yesterday.  However, is that a PURPLE sock?

Right now, I can imagine people crying out, in Blogging Land, “Ann!  What IS IT you want us to see, in this post?  Are we suppose to be paying close attention to the fact that, when you sleep, one sock usually comes off?  Is THAT it?  Do you want us to be as exquisitely aware — as you are — of space and time?  WHAT??!!!!”

Good questions, readers.

Here was my intention, when I started this post today:

I wanted to write about opposites, including:

  1. ON and OFF,
  2. UP and DOWN, and
  3. (maybe even)  CATS and DOGS.



Well, because of my usual motives, when blogging. These include:

  1. To play,
  2. To be authentic,
  3. To fulfill past promises, and
  4. To let go of anxiety.

Have I been playful? I think so.

Have I been authentic?  I always go for that (even when I’m being mysterious), so ….Yes.

Have I fulfilled past promises? Well, I promised my fellow blogger, The Culture Monk, in the comments section for this pre-New Year’s post, that I would try to include some photos of dogs as well as cats, in 2014.  So …. Yes.

Have I let go of anxiety?  Not quite.

Well, then, what IS the anxiety you want to let go of, today, Ann?

How much time do we have?

According to my calculations, we have about 20 minutes. Okay!  Ready, set, go!

In the moment, I am anxious about:

  1. Flying to Panama, in three weeks, which — for the first time in my life — will involve being in a teensy eensy plane. (Hence the wish to write about UP and DOWN).1
  2. My mind’s a blank.

Hmmm. I still have 19 minutes left, to complete this post. So, perhaps, I could tell you about other anxieties that occurred to me, earlier this morning, including the thermostat being OFF again, which was quickly returned to ON (thanks to an assist from my bf, Michael).

Or, I could tell you about my anxieties regarding being on time, which pretty much always come into play when I’m writing in the morning before leaving for work.

But you know what?

I think I’ve written enough about these anxieties, for people who want to look at my posts verrrrrrry carefully, like this guy:

Image 2

At least, I’ve left enough clues, for now.

The game (and my work) is afoot, so … gotta run! Thanks to all, for reading today.

  1.  Another way I considered writing about UP and DOWN, today: I thought I might say something about how my mood is affected by having a long weekend and then returning to work. But ….. another time, perhaps.
  2. I found this image at My showing you the full name of that link was deliberate, for those of you who might want to investigate further.
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