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  • Some of the pictures at the bottom of this page will show Agnes Moorehead not looking like the iconic image that many of us associate with the mother of Samantha the witch in Bewitched, but it is also a valid […]

  • …..8 Hours of background noise 😉

    Yeah…… I have this going in the background tonight/this morning. Its beautiful to look at too. Reminds me of 6th Grade Camp when we took a day hike around the mountains. […]

    • I know how the mind just naturally turns to Covid whenever there is any kind of cold like symptoms, or even allergies. I have allergies that go most of the year, and it keeps me on edge about Covid-19. I had a blood test and that was negative. But until some people, I am still wearing a mask and social distancing around other people and will do until the numbers are back down again…or a truly trustworthy (as indicated by the medical experts) vaccine is fine that stops the virus.

    • I saw that Costco had covid tests. Yesterday they were talking about having people do their own contact tracing because the demand is so high

  • Mypen posted an update 1 week, 1 day ago

    My disappearance will bring someone else’s happiness.

  • Mypen posted an update 1 week, 1 day ago

    I should know my place.

  • This is a true story about my time at the Hard Rock Casino in Punta Cana DR with the guys from the Bovada gaming group.

    Many years ago some friends in my industry organized a Bovada casino gambling event for […]

  • It was 101′ degrees here almost every day last week and I was sitting in my air conditioned home looking out at the ocean wondering….. will Fall ever come? So I decided to find fall scented candles to try and […]

    • Oh how fun! And great idea to try to get in the fall spirit! I know what you mean about the heat. Here in north Florida there is just a “tinge” of fall in the air. Just barely… 🙂

      • Monica replied 4 days ago

        Florida? I wonder if I get more of a fall than you? We actually have has overcast the few days with light sprinkles today.

    • Nice assortment of candles.

      • Well…..I didn’t order all of those ones. I just loved the names of them. But of those I did get “Black Cat” “Cozy Kitten” “Staying Home” I didn’t care for the scent descriptions on the other ones. I did order these ones….

        Not really happy with them. I was looking for a bonfire type of scent.

        • oh well, sorry about that. Good luck finding what you really want. I don’t burn candles, all I do with them, on those very rare occasions when I get some–usually because it is to benefit a charity, I just look at the pretty color of the physical candle. 🙂

  • I had been planning on buying a few plants for my terrace garden, as I haven’t had a chance to go out in the past seven months due to the coronavirus pandemic. Today, I convinced my husband to go with me and we […]

    • I absolutely love gardening. You are correct….it is so relaxing to dig into the dirt with your hands, plant seeds and watch them grow. This year I only grew heirloom tomatoes on the lower balcony. On my upper balcony I have a few different flowering plants. One I absolutely love is my Night Jasmine. The scent flows through the door and it is so wonderful. Can’t wait to see your Orchid.
      We have a local group that trades plants. With so many people being stuck at home through this pandemic many started growing plants for the first time. So they sign up for this group where they trade. I saw the story on our local news station. Us humans can be so creative.

      • Oh I am so delighted to know that you share my enthusiasm for gardening. I am sorry I got in late replying back. I had 2 busy days, and just sat down to check my comments and messages here. I grow mint, turmeric, ginger, eggplant, aloe vera, basil and many varieties of indoor plants. I have only two types of orchids. One is known as Dancing Girl and the other looks like an eagle when bloomed. I agree that we can be pretty creative. 🙂

        • Monica replied 4 days ago

          My father always planted a large garden every summer when I was young so my memories of fresh vegetables are wonderful. Maybe next summer I’ll be able to plant more on the back hill. I just have to work on the path and hire a crew to make layers on the hill. We shall see how that all turns out.
          The Dancing Girl Orchid sounds beautiful.

    • Ah yes, just being out in nature, for me, does that!

  • I wanted to do like the old days of 2007 and bring writing contests with prizes for the winners back to thoughts.com.

    Hence, I’ve created the new thoughts.com story telling challenge / contest.

    Contest […]

  • I can listen to Ben for days. His voice can move you…. take you with him.

    • I understand about the voice, it does have what I would call a haunting quality that pulls you in. I couldn’t really understand the words that well thought.

      For some bizarre reason, while listening I kept thinking of the very cute young man that was in front of me standing in line to vote yesterday. All in all that was a good experience, and the fact that I had some eye candy to look at make it even better.

      It was interesting how well they treated us in that line. Two separate groups of people came though the line offering us food, one was a full packaged up dinner with a sandwich and spicy pasta salad which I saved for after, and twice people that were connected somehow with the voting procedures came by with bananas and thanks for our patience waiting etc. I was in line about 2 1/2 hours.

    • Ok…..a few things.
      First…I am going to share one of the first songs I heard from Ben Howard. THIS is what I fell into….

      Ok….now I will respond in order of importance.

      EYE CANDY?!?!?!
      Well hello …..that makes a 2 1/2 hour wait TOO QUICK 😉
      But I am done with eye candy. I fell for eye candy and had 3 sons with him. He was wonderful to look at…..and that was pretty much it. Hahahaha….

      So now I want….a Big Stoic Brain that can make me laugh. If they so happen to be terribly handsome…I won’t really complain. Older works too.

      As for Voting……THAT deserves a whole post in itself. What an amazing experience you had. I hear stories of how armed gunmen will be going to voting places and it truly has me thinking of going too and handing out cookies and beverages. Maybe renting out a coffee cart….Voters can get a free coffee after they voted. Just showing….no gunperson can intimidate us. How small and weak to need to show a big gun. I have no problem with guns when in the right hands mind you. And I am sorry for bringing this topic up in your beautiful VOTING story. I am happy you voted and good/beautiful Americans treated the Voters in this manner.

  • This book is written as a love letter to his son, who has come out to him as Gay. The father, who is Gay also, is telling him what Gay Pride and a good Gay Life is all about in his opinion. He does this from […]

    • I think I heard about this book a bit ago. I will add it to my list.

      I wanted to let you know that I finished “A Woman is No Man” a few weeks ago.
      What a great sad story.

      • Wow, one of the best things about blogging is getting others to check out books that you found interesting. Thanks.

        • It really matters on who recommends the book. I have read a few from posters on here and actually have enjoyed the recommendations.
          About your book…..”A Women is No Man”….I had Iraqi friends in High School and one who was so amazing had to run away because her father was going to kill her for dating a Mexican. Marriages are still arranged within their community. I was home one day and she called me and asked if I could come pick her up because her parents locked her in her room and she said she thinks her father was going to kill her. No one was home with me and the only car in the driveway was a stick shift. At that time …I could not drive a stick shift. She said she was going to call a few more people. She finally called me back and managed to crawl out the window and she did not return to school…she had run away. I ran into her a few years later. She married her then boyfriend and she was walking with her daughter. Her whole family had disowned her. One of her cousins who I also went to school with came into my work place and asked me if I ever run into his cousin to tell her he misses her and that he loves her. Because of what she did…..everyone was not allowed to talk to her. They still had their strict rules that they lived by.
          But I do have Iraqi friends who don’t follow those strict rules.
          AND….I learned that year how to drive a stick shift.

          • That is certainly a horribly bad situation. The culture is not kind to women for sure but it is the culture, not the mere fact of being ethnically from that area of the world which is a point that you made. You know the Amish in this country don’t kill but they do shun anybody that leaves the community which strikes me as being cruel as well.

  • Post the COVID-19 lockdown, many of us have been working from home. So, I have a lot of time to watch web series.

    The one I picked up first was The Vampire Diaries. It did not disappoint me. I watched it […]

    • I think that most people who suffered the isolation of lockdown discovered new tv shows they would never have known about if not for Covid 19. My current favourite is on Amazon Prime, a show called “Preacher.” It’s wild, gory, uncompromising, and darkly comical. But alas, that’s now come to an end. . .time to look for something else as a welcome distraction.

    • I have seen all of True Blood, loved it, but can’t watch it again because I didn’t like the way it ended, and that makes me not want to watch it repeated. I am not sure how much of Riverdale I watched, I know one season, I might need to check that and watch the rest if there is more.

      I am currently watching the second season of 13 Reasons Why. It is dark and about kids trying to grow up and deal with all the issues that come along like drug addiction, suicide and the like.

      • I know. I didn’t like the ending of True Blood. I felt so bad for Eric Northman and Sookie married some random guy. Ugh!

        Riverdale, I have watched till season 3, but 2 and 3 was a waste. But I like Cole Sprouse. So I watched. I also like Lili Reinhart.

        I will check out 13 Reasons Why. Thank you.

        • actually, I don’t think that was a random guy…I think it was the werewolf because I remember it seemed odd that she had forsaken her interest in vampires, but kept her interest in him. They had dated for a while.

          I could be wrong though, but that is who I remember seeing at that table with, I believe, some children. I hated the end because Sookie was all about the vampires and this seemed like a total rewrite of her whole being. But also because if they had just ended the show 20 minutes earlier they would have left with what I considered some sort of intergrity. Instead, it seemed to me that they quickly added 20 more minutes to make it turn out all “normal”.

    • I have to admit I only watched a season of Outlander…..and have not seen anything else. And the reason I only watched one season of Outlander is I read all of the books and was some what disappointed with who they picked for Jamie. AND….they change up the story line from time to time. But once in a blue moon I will watch an episode if its on as I am turning Chanels. I absolutely love the Outlander books. She is about to release a 9th book and I can not wait for it.

      • And that exactly must be the reason why I loved the show. I haven’t read a single book. I can’t wait for the next season.

  • I was getting a bit brave by venturing out to the mall and into Macys with my son who came home from England a few weeks ago. He was looking for something or another so I strolled around the dinnerware dept […]

    • That’s a lovely looking decorative bowl. If I didn’t know better I would have said it was of Chinese origin and not Finland. Someone smiled on you when you entered that shop. It’s one of those moments that was meant to be.

      • YES! That is what I felt too. When they wrote about the artist influence for this set…..they did say “Finnish Folklore, Slavic animation and Japanese etchings” So there is an Asian influence.

    • Oh my! That is one beautiful bowl.I too love these sort of intriguing designs on the things I buy for home.

    • I was attracted by the flowers, but the bowl is nice and colorful also. And sounds like you are already enjoying it, to even research where it came from. 🙂

      • The flowers filled the upstairs completely with a soft beautiful scent for over a week. I use to buy fresh flowers weekly but stopped when all of this Covid went down. So having these delivered on my birthday just made me want to start that habit again.
        And I was so drawn to the art on that bowl…..that I wanted to know the story.

    • Oh Monica! You have beautiful taste! The bowl is AMAZING and so are all the other pieces! I would SO have bought it as well. Also, I do find your posts to be highly important and mind blowing too, so keep it up!

      • Well I am so happy that someone else “gets” my taste. Thank you.
        And I always make myself laugh when I write things like…”my important mind blowing post”
        I know the world is going through some serious times….but I also know we can turn every channel and listen to expert educated views from every angel IF we wanted to hear about this story or that. So coming here is kind of like a little escape from all of that craziness.

  • Mypen posted an update 2 weeks, 1 day ago

    Hi there. Please help me find a job. Any kinds of it as long as it could be done virtually. I’m jobless for 7 months already. I hope you could help me. I need to support my family financially. I would willing to do any decent work. This pandemic is killing me emotionally and financially. Thank you.

  • I …for the first time in my life saw a Cotton Tree. He was growing in my friends yard and he stood so tall. I was sitting on her third floor balcony and I was looking up at the beautiful cotton balls that […]

  • After what I call a lifetime of waiting, I am finally able to write here. I thought thoughts.com was gone forever. It feels good to be back.

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