Posts Tagged With: Frank Sinatra

Day 2329: All ________

I’m going to ask all my readers, how would you fill in the blank “All _______”?

Some, but not all, of my photos from yesterday have the word “all” in them. Are you all in to see all of my photos from yesterday?

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Notice that two my stress relievers, above, included “accepting all feelings” and “you have all the time you need.”  All-so, the words “ballpark” and “baseball” have the word “all” in them.

These aren’t all the songs that have the word “all” in them, but you can find all these on YouTube here, here, here, and here.

That’s all from me for today, except for gratitude to all who helped me create today’s post and — of course! — to all of you.

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Day 1808: Here, here

I was going to title today’s post “What’s in Store” …

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… but I’ve already used that title, almost exactly a year ago.  Where is that “What’s in Store” blog post?  Here.

I was going to title today’s blog post “Lost and Found” …

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… but I’ve already used that title, almost four years ago.  Where is that “Lost and Found” blog post?  Here.

Why did I title today’s post “Here, Here”? Here are some reasons:

  • I’ve never used that title before.
  • I’m here.
  • You’re here.
  • People here say “Hear, Hear” to express whole-hearted agreement.
  • I’m in whole-hearted agreement with yesterday’s special election here, here in the United States.

Here, here are all my other photos from yesterday:

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Here, here is a song to celebrate Frank Sinatra‘s birthday.

 

Fairy tales can come true

It can happen to you

If you’re young at heart.

Here is the best part

You have a head start

If you are among the very young at heart.

 

Here is the best part. I’m grateful to all who are here, here and now.

 

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Day 1440: What people remember

Sometimes I wonder what people remember about

  • themselves,
  • each other,
  • their dreams,
  • history,
  • me, and
  • my blog.

What do you remember?   I remember

  • song lyrics from when I was in my teens and 20s,
  • Avogadro’s number,
  • most of the dialog from The Producers,
  • my first phone number,
  • Robert Vaughn‘s birthday,
  • how scared I was before I did stand-up comedy at an Open Mic in the 1980s,
  • cast members for movies I’ve never seen,
  • what happened the evening after my recent open heart surgery (even though everybody said I’d remember nothing),
  • mistakes I’ve made,
  • what my 8th grade English teacher would wear EVERY DAY, and
  • exactly what my son looked like moments after he was born.

Remember, I share photos in every blog post.

 

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I remember that I kept being tough at cardiac rehab yesterday and that we had a GREAT meal at Beijing Chinese Dining last night.

If I say more, people might remember less, so here‘s the first popular song I remember remembering the lyrics to:

I hope you remember to leave a comment.

Please remember to express gratitude to somebody today, just as I’m expressing gratitude to all who helped me create this post and to YOU.

 

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Day 292: A good word for repetitiveness

As I’ve mentioned before, I have a fear of repeating myself.

Why? I’m wondering this morning.

What’s so bad about repeating things?

Especially since I talk to people, repetitively — in this blog and elsewhere — about how we humans tend to repeat and relearn important lessons, as we grow. (See my first post about that,  here.)

Here’s an example of “good” repetitiveness:

When I really love a song, I want to play it, over and over again.

When I was a kid, I didn’t have the control to make that happen.  When  I loved a song,  I would listen to the radio for days, wishing that it would play.

Yearning for that song. Waiting to hear it.

I first remember doing that, when I was very young, with this song:

I remember doing that, when I was about 13 years old, with this song:

Nowadays,  if I want to listen to a song over and over again, I can!  And yesterday, I did just that, with this tune:

At this point in this post, I wanted to tell you about another instance of helpful repetitiveness, but here’s what I’m thinking:

Geesh!  “Repetitiveness” is such a difficult word to say and type.  What’s another good word for that concept?

So, I just I looked for another word, and here’s something interesting, people! Most of the synonyms for “repetitiveness” are negative:

Here’s the list I found:

(Thanks to thesaurus.com.)

However, (as usual) when I look at that list again, I see things differently.

Some of those words probably are negative to everybody (“wearisomeness,” “tediousness”).

Some of those words seem negative to me (“routine,” “”unchangeableness”), but not to others, I’m sure.

And some of those words are very positive, to me, right now (“oneness”).

However, I haven’t found a word I like, to replace “repetitiveness.”  I guess that’s a good enough word, today, for this blog post.

So where was I?

Oh, yes. I wanted to include another example of repetitiveness in this post, before I end it.

But first let me say this:  Repetitiveness, like everything else, is in the eye of the beholder.

Okay!

This is a photo of the first cat I got, when I was 10 years old:

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Here’s what’s written on the back of that photo:

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Here’s a photo of our new cat, Harley:

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That concludes our blog post for today, everybody.

Thanks to Frank Sinatra, Norma Tanega, Donald Fagen, tough cats of all kinds,  repeaters everywhere, and to you, especially, for visiting today.

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