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Day 2952: I got nothing, part 2

Yesterday, I wrote “I got nothing” and apparently there’s a lot more where that came from.

Today is the first day of my birthweek vacation, and I got nothing I have to do.

I got nothing but joy about that.

When Michael recently asked me what I wanted for my birthday (and nothing is cooler than having your birthday on Groundhog Day), I replied, “Nothing.”

When he asked me again, I said, “I got nothing but love for all things chocolate.”

Yesterday, I told him I got nothing when I look in the mirror at night, so could he please switch these bathroom lights for my birthday?

I got nothing but excitement about performing my new lyrics for “Jolene” at an open mic this Friday.

VACCINE (to the tune of “Jolene”)

by Ann Koplow

Vaccine, vaccine, vaccine, vaccine.

I’m beggin’ you please shoot it in my arm.

Vaccine, vaccine, vaccine, vaccine.

I need it to protect myself from harm.

Coronavirus everywhere, pandemic panic in the air

With masks and death and sanitizer too.

We’ve tried our best to quarantine to hide from COVID-19.

The vaccine is what we need to make it through.

© Ann Koplow, 2021

If you got nothing better to do this Friday, February 5, between 7 – 9 PM Eastern Standard Time, here’s the sign-up link to be in the audience to hear me sing those lyrics and more:

https://www.signupgenius.com/go/9040b4eadaa23a2f49-jamn20

I got nothing better to share than Dolly Parton singing her amazing song “Jolene.”

I got nothing but these other images to share today.

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I got nothing more to say than please comment, below, and thanks to all who help me make something out of nothing here every day, including YOU.

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Day 1218: If it isn’t one thing, it’s another

Yesterday, I saw the title of today’s post…

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… on the inside of a greeting card.

I agree. If it isn’t one thing, it’s another.

Here’s another thing: This morning, my boyfriend Michael said to me, “Guess what Harley and I saw last night?”

I could have guessed any one of these things ..

  1. “Game of Thrones”
  2. Our other cat, Oscar
  3. Cat puke
  4. Computers

… but I guessed another: “Was it an animal?”

It WAS an animal that Michael and Harley saw last night, outside the window.

If it wasn’t any thing I guessed, it was another:

  1. Raccoon
  2. Possum
  3. Groundhog
  4. Bird (correct!)
  5. Big bird (correct!)
  6. Hawk
  7. Owl
  8. Crow
  9. Heron
  10. Swan
  11. Goose
  12. Eagle
  13. Pelican
  14. Penguin
  15. Albatross

At one point, Michael said to me, “You’re going to kick yourself when you guess it.”  I replied, “Believe me. I am not going to kick myself.”

If it isn’t one thing I’ve kicked myself for, it’s another.   Self-judgment has really been an albatross around my neck.  Therefore, I’ve decided to kick myself no more.

Here’s another thing: I DID guess the one thing Michael and Harley saw last night, which was walking down the sidewalk. If you try to guess that one thing, it might be another.

If it isn’t one photo I take for this blog, it’s another. Here are some photos from yesterday:

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If it isn’t one person making a pun around here, it’s another.  Last night at Market Basket, after the fish guy gave us more fish than we asked for, he said, “What the hake.”

If it isn’t one thing I’m asking my readers to guess, it’s another.  Which one of the greeting cards shown above had today’s title inside?

If it isn’t one thing I want to do on my vacation week, it’s another.  It’s time to end this post with not one thing but another:

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