Semi-Listicle About My Day

I’d like to apologize for missing last Thursday’s post.  I could have gotten it done, but things were a little full up and I had to make some choices, and I chose to let it slide.  I’m not sure that was the best course of action.  A commitment is a commitment, right?  I’ll do better.

On the up side, my daughter turned twenty-five years old, and we did spend a little time in video chatting, so that was cool.

Anyway, I thought I’d tell you about my Saturday.  In bullet points.  Sort of a listicle.  Did you know that “listicle” is a new word?  It means an article that consists of pretty much just a list.  “Twenty-Five Rising Young Stars” or “Top Ten New Words I Didn’t Know Were Words.”

I love language evolution.  But that’s the etymology/grammarian nerd geek coming out.

Anyway, my Saturday.

  1. With half a dozen friends, reorganized the storage shed at the community theater.  Threw away a boatload of stuff we don’t need, which is always a satisfactory experience.
  2. Did some self-study in Spanish.  I’ve decided I want to dust off my Spanish skills and become a little more proficient at it.  If I need to tell somebody en español that ducks don’t eat oranges, I’m all set.
  3. Took my son to his basketball game.
  4. Stopped by the church and did a few chores, mostly relating to leading the children’s worship time on Sunday.  Copied some coloring pages.
  5. Did recycling and composting and some yard clean up.
  6. Assembled a new footstool from Wal-Mart.   Thirty second chore.
  7. Went through a bunch of paperwork and was able to recycle a bunch of stuff Again, a very satisfactory experience, and it’s nice to be able to walk away from a shelf that looks much neater.
  8. Played some Lego Batman on the Wii.
  9. What?  I happen to like Lego Batman.  I never claimed to have grown up.
  10. Played cards with my wife.
  11. Had a good conversation with my daughter.
  12. Did a little writing and Facebooking and emailing, and this post.
  13. Reset a bunch of clocks and my watch.  Daylight savings time starts tomorrow.  Whee!  (Yesterday by the time you read this.)
  14. Fed the cat.
  15. Had my daughter’s chinchilla run its exercise ball over my foot.  That was kind of weird.
  16. Bought milk at the grocery store and was able to get a lot of empty cardboard boxes for our church’s food pantry at the same time.  Serendipitous.
  17. Knocked on the neighbor’s door to check on him, but he wasn’t home.  Poor fellow.  Elderly man whose wife quite recently passed away.  I think he might be staying with his family for the weekend, which is nice.  I’ll try him again later.
  18. Took a shower, ate, various other odds and ends.  Nothing else substantive comes to mind.

Hope all’s well out there, friends, and God bless.

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