23 May 2022
20 May 2022
It's been a really long time since I've done one of these posts, so I thought I would go ahead and tell you five things from this week that were good.
1. A woman who I follow on Facebook posted this cartoon, and it made me laugh really hard because, well, look for yourself (clicking on it should open it to be more readable):
19 May 2022
This morning, I walked through Rittenhouse Square, and up 19th Street, towards La Colombe, a very popular coffee place in Philadelphia. Right when I was at the door to the place, it opened, and someone came out ... it was James McAvoy! I was so surprised, I said "Oh hi!" and he smiled and said, "'Morning, love."
Of course, I wanted to find out why he was in town. So I checked his IMDB page (linked above) and didn't see anything so it was time to turn to Dr. Google. It turns out the he recently married a woman from Philadelphia, and considers the city to be "his second home." They met while he was filming a movie for M. Night Shyamalan (known in our house as "M Knight Shama-lama-ding-dong"), who is from here and shoots a lot of his movies in the city and the nearby areas.
(Now, the limited exchange I had with Mr. McAvoy is light years better than the time I ran into Robert McNamara (one of the architects of the Vietnam War, ugh) when we lived in DC. He was walking towards me on the street, and I recognized him. We had recently moved there, and he was the first famous (infamous?) person I'd spotted. I went up to him and said, "Aren't you Robert McNamara?" and he smiled and said, "Yes," and then I excitedly said "I'm Bridget Clancy!" - you know, like he'd recognize that name. Instead, he just walked away with a concerned look on his face.)
Anyhoo, back to James McAvoy and his wife. Now that I know more, I need answers to the MOST important questions:
1. Where exactly do they live - are we neighbors?
2. Do they have pets?
3. Do either/both of them knit?
I'll let you know if my investigations bear fruit. 😉
16 May 2022
13 May 2022
True - why wouldn't you pet a black cat - or any cat - if it will let you??? For the record, during my life I've had three black cats and they were anything but unlucky. 😊
So Happy Friday the 13th to everyone, and happy Friday if you don't like cats (but seriously???). As I mentioned in yesterday's post, I took today off. It was kind of a last-minute decision, but a good one. Also, I realized that if I don't start taking some days, I'll lose them when the fiscal year ends on June 30. Of course, a lot of that is because it's hard to get the time off approved, which is a whole other situation. It was lovely to sleep a bit later this morning and know that I have the day to myself.
I was thinking yesterday and last night about what I might do today. I have put a load of winter things in the washing machine so I can put them away nice and clean until next year. And as I'm sure is the case with most people, there are a ton of things I *could* do, but that is not a guarantee that I *will* do them.