Flashback to the Ocean

[DAY 13, Writing101.   Assignment: a continuation of DAY 4,  Two Posts in a series.]   The post for Day 4 was about something we had lost, or that we had had at one time but no longer.] http://mumbletymuse.com/?s=day+four One windy day in Ohio (is there ever a non-windy day in my backyard in Ohio?) we decidedContinue reading “Flashback to the Ocean”

More about airports, and the people who love–or hate them

The most obnoxious seat-mate I ever encountered on an airplane, was all dressed up and carrying a briefcase. This man had apparently had a bad day, or an unproductive sales trip, for he was not happy when he arrived at his designated seat and found me sitting in the aisle seat next to his. HeContinue reading “More about airports, and the people who love–or hate them”

High Noon: The Brownie Emergency

[Today’s DAILY POST: Write about what you are doing, or thinking, at exactly High Noon today.] One of good character qualities (yes, I do have some) is that I make every effort to be at appointments at exactly, or a little before, the appointed hour.  Sure, the key words are “make every effort,” but I reallyContinue reading “High Noon: The Brownie Emergency”

Hit the 50+ Post mark! Yay! New Theme (again.)

Yep, I now have 54 posts on SOMETIMES. Not sure how many themes have been tried out on this blog.  A lot. Note:  the new theme, called SAGA, is new too (at least to me) and this version of SOMETIMES  is RAW, folks… no colors, no background, no header ….no nothing.   Except my good oldContinue reading “Hit the 50+ Post mark! Yay! New Theme (again.)”

OK, OK, where’s the darn space button?

In response to The Daily Post’s writing prompt: “It’s a Text, Text, Text, Text World.” This prompt is especially appropriate, as my friend in Virginia and I are exchanging cell numbers after at least 15 years of being email BFFs.   Yesterday in fact when a strange text came across I suspiciously replied to her questionContinue reading “OK, OK, where’s the darn space button?”

Thinking about Winning the Lottery

Tell us about a time things came this close to working out… but didn’t. What happened next? Would you like the chance to try again, or are you happy with how things eventually worked out?”   (  DailyPost idea for today.) The Day I thought I won the Lottery. Every now and then I buy some scratch-offContinue reading “Thinking about Winning the Lottery”

Getting the most from Photography practice

In response to The Daily Post’s writing prompt: “Third From the Top.” “Make sure I use these parcels of enlightenment to gain as much knowledge to make my blog photographs….as good as they can be.” (This is the third sentence (slightly paraphrased) from Mark Bialczak’s blog, at http://markbialczak.com/2015/03/25/photo-101-keeping-my-edge-aligned/  which I highly recommend.) (Actually Mark is referringContinue reading “Getting the most from Photography practice”

Frozen custard, please…

I could say chocolate or strawberry ice cream could fill in for vanilla in a pinch, but no thanks, I’ll pass on the Sweetened Tea, Almost-Blueberry, or Chunky Raw Cookie Dough.  Not that I will automatically refuse to try any new ice cream flavor, unless refusal is really OK, and will not hurt the feelingsContinue reading “Frozen custard, please…”

Moon-watching on a cold Winter night

These are some photos I took with my little Sony Cyber-shot.   I was intrigued by the visual effects through the double-pane window, so opened the door and went outside onto the small deck.   There is very little room for movement there.  Specifically what I wanted was to capture the moonlight reflecting off an icicle hangingContinue reading “Moon-watching on a cold Winter night”