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New month.


It is entirely possible I have loads to say about that. It is likely I won’t share my thoughts – here – on the subject. That I’ll just ride it out like everyone else. Those in my immediate vicinity will surely have to endure my opinions, but I’m not new to them and they knew I was a cross-dressing pirate when they met me. Ahem…


I’m finally getting through the photos of Mister’s and my summer trip to the UK. We saw art in public places, which sometimes tickled and sometimes intrigued. Sometimes both…


1st Night_Elephant Statue during taxi ride_SB Phone Photo


We attended a Gin class. I’m okay with gin, but Mister is keen on it. My notes from the class mean nothing to anyone but me. I’m sure the notes of others were far more informed and detailed. I’m good with that…


2nd Night_Gin Master Class_Phone Photo_Notes


We saw both of the Harry Potter plays. In one day. I’m still processing. The stage craft was amazing and I can only tell you that magic is real…


3rd Day_Harry Potter and the Cursed Child_Outside_After_Phone Photo


We went on a cemetery tour. Lord knows I love a good cemetery and Highgate West is a doozy. (Many thanks to Drunken Bunny for hipping me to the place.) I would very much like to live there. Now. While I’m still kicking…


4th Day_Highgate Cemetery West_Egyptian Gateway_Phone Photo


We saw the Christo installation in Hyde Park. I’ve missed a few other Christo installations in the past, in various places. I was so happy to make this one in person…


4th Day_Hyde Park_Christo and a Queens Swan


We traipsed about the British Museum. The hours we spent there weren’t nearly enough to see all that’s available. I guess we’ll just have to go back…


5th Day_British Museum 2C


And then we took our asses to Scotland. Still working on those pics, and I won’t lie – the task is wearing on me. Who knew photographic evidence of travels could be so overwhelming? In case you’re thinking, “But Mikki – you’ve only shown a few photos here. What’s the hubbub, Bub?” Well, I’ll tell ya. You’re seeing only a few of the thousands of photos being processed. So cut me some slack, Jack. Dag.


But don’t misconstrue. I’m not feeling pitiful. I have great music in the headphones and cooler weather surrounding me while I work. I’m feeling creatively inspired and downright hopeful. Next week’s elections may put a tremendous damper on that, but not today. Today I welcome Elevensies, a whole new month. Right this way, folks…


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Bus Stop Brew



I don’t know about you, but when I’m taking transport of the public variety, I tend to stick to the schedule and hang close to the pick-up points. I suppose I opt for this behavior because I have some fear of missing the next bus or train, and being stuck for lord-knows-how-long.


But since I started following the dude over at the Drunken Bunny blog, I’ve envied his masterful use of public transport transfer breaks, and how he manages to fit in drinking and dining during said breaks. Seriously. He’s inspiring!


So the other day I found myself with about 24 minutes betwixt buses. And I thought – why not go and have a damned beer already? So I did. And it was awesome.


I hope I can learn to have a little more faith and relax a bit. Choosing that path certainly paid off for me the other night. And I daresay it made the bus ride across town all the more pleasurable. Bonus!




So I follow this dude’s blog, and have for a while. He lives in the UK and writes about pubs and drinking and his life and what-not and, I don’t know, I just enjoy it.


Anyhoo – this dude happens to be a runner. And while I do not run, I respect those who do and can appreciate their tales of running adventures. So when I recently read this dude’s post, I was rapt. Rapt, I tell you!


So do yourself a favor and read this particular entry he posted. If you’re anything like me, you’ll be shaking your head in awe. I’m still amazed!

Surprises From Friends



A couple of days ago, my buddies Baker Jen and Betro brought lunch to me while I was trapped at the homestead. It was such a pleasant surprise and I appreciated it so much.


And then yesterday I finally got to leave the house during the day (as the fireplace dude didn’t come by) and I stopped by my snail mail counter. There was a package from England waiting for me! And inside? An awesome t-shirt from the dude who writes the fabulous Drunken Bunny blog about pubs in England and running and traveling and life. I’ve known this dude since we were kids and following his blog is pure entertainment. We have, of course, grown up (sort of) and now lead very different lives. That’s as it should be. But I won’t lie to you – receiving this birthday present from the UK made me super smiley.


I really love the shirt. (Thanks, dude!) And I’ll probably cut it up, as I’m known to do. Can’t wait to work it into my regular rotation. Woo-hoo!