33 things for Thursday

  1. Just kidding. I can’t come up with 33 things. I just think it’s funny when I run across blog posts with titles such as “457 must haves for your minimalist kitchen!” What does that even mean? How do they come up with those random numbers? I’ll tell you how I came up with 33: Alliteration.
  2. I am writing this from my porch, looking at a partially obstructed Mount Hood. Because of clouds. It’s humid, which is weird for the Pacific Northwest. Just thought you should know that.
  3. I have seen three deer in the past week visit our yard. I haven’t seen three deer in all 16 years we’ve lived here, so I wonder what’s up. Eric is afraid they’ll find our blueberry bushes, but so far they’re oblivious. The kittens hunker down when the deer come through to see if anything sketchy is going to go down. They clearly have no plan of attack, but in their defense, neither do the deer.
  4. Lists are fun! I should do this more often.
  5. I probably won’t.
  6. I have been waiting, literally, since December to read “The Good Neighbor” by Maxwell King, a biography on Mr. Rogers, via the eLibrary on my Kindle. I watched Mr. Roger’s Neighborhood as a kid and while it wasn’t one of my favorite shows (I was more of an “Electric Company” kind of girl), I didn’t mind it, either. Anyway, the writing is so repetitive and boring that I’m having a hard time getting into it. I’m about half-way done and would have ditched by now if it wasn’t about Mr. Rogers. I feel like I owe it to ol’ Fred to keep plodding along.
  7. This is really too bad because I’ve been in a reading slump. I haven’t been in the mood for the past couple of months and haven’t had anything to read anyway. But I am ready to get back into the game, especially since this is prime reading on the deck season. Perhaps the issue is that I don’t like nonfiction as much as I like fiction. That’s on me.
  8. But! I just checked out “Call the Midwife” (also on my Kindle; I prefer it to real books) and have high hopes for its entertainment value. I’ve never seen the TV show, but then again, I’m not that into TV.
  9. We’re watching “Stranger Things III” on Netflix. Which is TV, you are correct. Eric is not letting us binge watch so we’re only on, like, episode five. I don’t know, he’s trying to teach us patience or something.
  10. The end, I guess.

8 thoughts on “33 things for Thursday

  1. Jenni says:

    I’m so looking forward to the new series of Stranger Things but I won’t allow myself to start till I do a bit of a catch up with the first and second series, it’s been a long time since I watched them!

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  2. Chris N says:

    I love your ‘alliteration ‘ reference. Funny! Plus all the You tubers who have 5, no, 10 ways to minimize your kitchen, house, etc. Declutter in 5 simple ways. It does get boring after a while. Yet, somehow, I keep watching. I guess I’m boring too:)
    I do think it’s great you got to #10 though.
    I’m not into Stranger things. I watched the first 2 or maybe it was the first an then some of 2 and just couldn’t get into it anymore. If you haven’t seen ‘Chernobyl’ though , it is AMAZING.


    • Trisha Walker says:

      I think there’s always that hope that there will be some new tip that we haven’t thought of before — I know that’s how I get sucked into reading various articles.

      Oh, have not seen Chernobyl, will add that to my list. Technically Stranger Things should not be the kind of show I’d like — if I do watch TV, it’s reruns of The Office or Parks and Rec — but I like the writing and the friendships that have been built, and the “horror” aspects I just find funny (well, animation can only do so much).


  3. Roberta says:

    I’m reaading Bill Bryson’s One Summer, about the summer of 1927. It’s gotten my out of my reader’s block (like writer’s block, but from the other end). I keep reading parts of it to my poor unsuspecting husband, while he is trying to read his own book. Interesting, but great summer reading.

    We have not started Stranger Things III yet, and I don’t know why. We may be saving it for the week both kids get their wisdom teeth out.

    I’m glad you said the Mr. Rogers book is not well written, because I would have bought it for my mom for her birthday.

    And apparently I’ve enjoyed your list so much I’ve written a list of my own!


    • Trisha Walker says:

      Reader’s block is a GREAT description of it! Adding your book rec to my list. Ha ha, Stranger Things will be a good distraction for wisdom teeth removal recovery (Abby got hers out in December, her recovery time was remarkably short but she’s also a kid who likes to move).

      I feel bad that I don’t like the Mr. Rogers book, because I’m learning a lot about him. I just can’t get past the writing. Example: Every time he talks about someone, the author reintroduces them. It doesn’t matter if it’s the same page or chapter. Drives me nuts.


  4. Mary H says:

    I’m a long-time reader, but first time commenter here. I just finished the first Call the Midwife book and it was great! I’ve watched all of the seasons of the show and love it. You should give it a shot if you’re interested. Also, if you haven’t read any books by Jojo Moyes or Susan Meissner, they’re two good authors with lots of books out. I’m working my way through Jojo’s books, so I should be able to avoid a slump for a while. I also wanted to say that I love all your posts, especially the random ones. And you’ve gotten me to think a lot more about the environment than I ever have before. Keep up the awesome writing!


    • Trisha Walker says:

      Mary! I appreciate this so much! I’m glad to hear that you enjoyed Call the Midwife — I’m thinking of ditching Fred and starting this today. And I’m glad to hear the TV series is also great, will add that to my list. (I’m not sure why I can read for hours and watching TV makes me antsy, but sometimes it’s a nice distraction.)

      I haven’t read anything by the authors you’ve mentioned and am adding them to my list as well (I have a lot of lists, apparently).

      And I am happy to hear that you like the random posts — sometimes when I’m writing those kinds of things, I wonder if that’s what people really signed up for, me straying off topic. So it’s nice to know they’re okay. 🙂 Thank you so much for reading, and for responding. It means a lot (because I know how long it takes to comment that first time, all the hoops WordPress makes you jump through. What a pain).

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