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Decluttering the modified Kon Mari way

Decluttering the modified Kon Mari way

Decluttering Although there are some sad things in my life, I am working on the things under my control. 1 of those things is the organization in my house. I have been reading The Life Changing Magic of Tidying Up and The Art of Discarding. Although I haven’t finished them, […]

Analysis: Berenstain Bears

Analysis: Berenstain Bears

Image Note: this is the PBS version of the Berenstain Bears from the early 2000s. Surprisingly, I had few objections to this show [Spoiler: not true]. Sure it was a heteronormative, symmetrical nuclear family. And in the first episode I watched, Mama Bear was a little more concerned with housekeeping […]

RIP, Beloved Friend

RIP, Beloved Friend

My little dog passed away on Sunday. At 17, she had a good and full life, ruling the roost from her tiny throne. I have been surprised at how deep my grief is. She was my constant companion when I was home. She was small and not allowed on the […]

In which I am reminded…

In which I am reminded…

why I am so cautious and cynical about economic stability. Because it can slip through my hands. The Dude has not found full time, permanent work in his field. We were doing okay. Not great, not “putting mad amounts of money towards debt and working on building a cushion.” Not […]

Analysis: Ben and Holly’s Little Kingdom

Analysis: Ben and Holly’s Little Kingdom

Ben and Holly‚Äôs Little Kingdom Image Oh good golly, Youtube has a live stream of this show. That was unexpected. Vacation OK, the shtick is that everyone is small. A tiny kingdom in the grass. That is cute.   Ben is a boy elf. Holly is a girl fairy princess. […]

Intentionality

Intentionality

When I type “Intentionality” into the search bar in Unsplash, I get lots of photos of mountains and camping (I will use them throughout this post, so you can see what I mean). Photo by Aaron Benson on Unsplash I thought I would find a lot more pictures of yoga […]

Analysis: Beat Bugs

Analysis: Beat Bugs

This show is Beatles-esque. Crick- an inventive cricket (boy) Jay-ambitious and impulsive (boy) Kumi-mother-type (girl) Buzz-little kid-(girl) Walter-silly, body humor (boy) This is going to be a short post because there is just not a lot going on here. The premise is that the show will find a way to […]

Analysis: Barbie-Life in the Dreamhouse

Analysis: Barbie-Life in the Dreamhouse

Life in the Dreamhouse Theme song lyrics-forever friends, forever sun, forever Ken, forever young. Boyfriend and youth are important. First episode observations-Barbie is incredibly wealthy and has a lot of shoes. Image Midge is kind of dorky and not as fashion-obsessed (she said if she wore Barbie’s fancy shoes, she […]

My first post-doc summer plans

My first post-doc summer plans

I now have to remember how to have down time. After so many years of Dissertation hanging over my head, it is difficult to untether myself from my house and my computer. Muscle memory is strong. These are some things I am going to try to do this summer: 1. […]

Analysis: Animal Mechanicals

Analysis: Animal Mechanicals

Animal Mechanicals Image Cast of Characters: Rex-Mechi-Strong (Male) Unicorn-Mecha-fly (Female) Komodo-Mechana-Gizmo (Male) Mouse Fast (Female Youngest) Sasquatch-stretchy(Male) Island Owl (Female)   Owl only gives mission and that is the only time we see her. Not this owl Photo by Andy Chilton on Unsplash Mission They have to plant a bean. […]